The capital of North Rhine-Westphalia has 650,000 inhabitants, with Düsseldorf offering a broad array of leisure and cultural activities, as well as a fabulous infrastructure – one of the reasons that the quality of life in this part of Germany is rated so highly.
Matches in Düsseldorf
17/06: D3 vs D4
21/06: E2 vs E4
24/06: B4 vs B1
01/07: Round of 16
Düsseldorf Arena capacity: 47,000
Home to Fortuna Düsseldorf, whose most recent Bundesliga campaign came in 2019/20, the Düsseldorf Arena was built between 2002 and 2004 on the site of the old Rheinstadion, a ground that staged games at the 1974 FIFA World Cup and 1988 UEFA European Championship. Besides a retractable roof, the new stadium is heated, ensuring an internal temperature of up to 15C on even the chilliest days.
American football games, concerts, boxing matches and religious events have also been held at the Düsseldorf Arena, in addition to Germany national-team games and two Portugal friendlies – a 3-0 win against Saudi Arabia in 2006 and a 2-1 loss to Greece two years later.
Who are Düsseldorf's city ambassadors?
From nearby Duisburg, the current Germany national-team coach was a four-time Women’s EURO winner as a midfielder, and more recently led her side to the final of Women’s EURO 2022.
Sandra Mikolaschek (local ambassador)
A paralympic table tennis player, the 25-year-old Mikolaschek represents Borussia Düsseldorf at club level, having moved to the city to train at the German Table-Tennis Academy (DTTZ).
Selin Oruz (local ambassador)
Defender Oruz has played over 100 international hockey games for Germany (her brother Timur is also a German international) and plays club hockey for Düsseldorfer HC.
Things to do in Düsseldorf: Top tourist attractions
Walk along the Rheinuferpromenade
The 1.5km-long Rhine embankment promenade runs from the Old Town to the river and has something to offer for all ages. Regular food festivals, spectacular sunsets and a staircase which is very popular among those just looking to chill will break up the perfect city stroll.
Shop along the Kö
The Kö (short for Königsallee – translation: King's Alley) is one of Europe's premier shopping boulevards, with fashion shops, malls and bars. The Kö is known for opulence in Germany, but you don't need money to enjoy the vibes – or the canal that runs down the middle.
Relax in the Altstadt
Düsseldorf's Old Town has over 250 beer-houses and restaurants, and has been called "the longest bar in the world". There is something to see down every side street too, not least the Basilica St Lambertus or the impressive gallery, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.
When is UEFA EURO 2024?
The UEFA EURO 2024 final tournament is scheduled to take place between 14 June and 14 July 2024.
The qualifying draw takes place in Frankfurt on 9 October 2022, with the final tournament draw due to be made in December 2023 in Hamburg.