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SCOTLAND AT THE EUROS: Who, What, When & Where of each city Scotland will visit – PLZ Soccer

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MUNICH

Munich is Germany’s third largest city and it is home to 1.6 million people. Given its location close to the Alps is has been labelled as the most northernly city in Italy.

The world famous Marienplatz is a central location, given it’s the city’s main square.

Visiting fans will be able to watch all 51 games on a large floating screen on Olympic Lake in the city’s Olympiapark .

The Marlenplazt area will also be a hub for supporters, with street artists and entertainment on show.

The city boasts the largest science and technology museum in the world – The Deutsches Museum.

The English Garden is one of the largest inner city parks on earth – covering an area the size of 640 football pitches.

Twenty minutes on public transport from Central Station will take you to the Munich fan zone.

Travel time from Munich Airport direct to the stadium is between 40 and 60 minutes.

Long distance train services from Munich Central Station take in Hamburg, Berlin, Dortmund, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.

Fans with match tickets are entitled to a 36 hour Travel Pass for the entire MVV network, valid from 6am to 6pm on matchdays.

If you want an alterative to public transport or walking, Munich has around 4,200 rental bikes available, with the city boasting a good network of cycle paths.

 

COLOGNE

Cologne, which is home to over 1 million people, sits on the River Rhine.

It is also the host city of Germany’s most visited landmark – the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter – which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cologne, which is almost 2000 years old, is also home to the German Sports and Olympic Museum, as well as a museum hosting legendary racing driver Michael Schumacher’s private collection of memorabilia.

Travelling by train is the best option for fans visiting the city, with match ticket holders being entitled to discounts on national and international rail travel.

Ticket holders are also entitled to a 36 hour travel pass free of charge for the entire VRS and VRR networks. This covers travel to Dusseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund.

And throughout the entire tournament, Cologne will be providing free passenger ferry service between the old town and Cologne Deutz, which will run daily.

Cologne Bonn Airport is 45 minutes from the stadium and 25 minutes from Cologne city centre.

Central Station is just a 15 minute walk to the Fan Zone at Heumarkt which will be open all 31 days of the tournament, with every game shown on big screens.

Colone is hosting a EURO 2024 Fan Camp in the city’s Jugendpark, which will include a public viewing area along the River Rhine

Tipping is customary in Germany. When eating out in any of the many restaurants the city has to offer, it’s expected to round up the bill.

Most shops are closed on Sundays, while restaurants and tourist attractions remain open.

 

STUTTGART

Stuttgart is a major industrial city – home to two of the most famous car manufacturers in the world – Mercedes and Porsche.

It’s located in the heart of Southwest Germany and boasts some of the world’s best vineyards with the rich soil of Neckar Valley.

A well known landmark is the Stuttgart TV Tower, which includes a two storey viewing platform 150 metres high.

For a magnificent view of the city and the football stadium itself you can visit Grabkapelle – a monument of eternal love that was built in 1820 for the deceased wife of King Wilhelm I.

Most of Stuggart’s attractions can be found in Stuttgart-Mitte and Bad Cannstatt – the two central districts divided by the Neckar River.

Fans can join in on the festivities at no cost in the Fan Zones at Schlossplatz, Marktplatz and Karlsplatz.

Special football exhibitions will also be on show throughout the city including a giant illuminated football player and a giant trophy.

A free shuttle service runs daily within Stuttgart Central Station between 6am and 8pm.

And all fans with match tickets have access to discounted DB train tickets and rail passes. You can book 2 train tickets per match ticket to and from the host city.

A trip from Central Station to the city’s fan zone takes just 15 minutes. The stadium is just a 20 minute ride from the station. It’s a 45 minute journey on public transport from the city’s Airport to the stadium.

Daily long distance train routes run from Stuttgart Central Station to Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne and Frankfurt Airport.

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