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EURO 2024 venue profile: Frankfurt Arena, Frankfurt

A mainstay of Germany's major finals located a stone's throw from the German FA headquarters.

Frankfurt Stadion
Frankfurt Stadion UEFA via Getty Images

A global hub for commerce and finance, Frankfurt is home to one of the planet's busiest airports, German stock exchange and European Central Bank. Situated on the banks of the river Main, Germany's fifth largest city's distinct skyline has earned the nickname 'Mainhattan'.

Frankfurt Arena

The Frankfurt Arena has been a mainstay of elite German sport since it was built in 1925.

Located within walking distance of the German Football Association (DFB) headquarters, the stadium has hosted ice hockey, American football, cycling and even a heavyweight bout won by Muhammad Ali against Karl Mildenberger in 1966!

The ground underwent extensive renovations ahead of the 1974 FIFA World Cup, when it staged the opening ceremony. The arena, home of Eintracht Frankfurt for nearly 100 years, was likewise a venue for EURO '88 and the 2006 World Cup.

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup concluded at the stadium, which also hosted the 2002 UEFA Women's Cup final, won by local favourites 1. FFC Frankfurt.

Three things to do

Explore the Museumsufer

Frankfurt's historic centre
Frankfurt's historic centreGetty Images/iStockphoto

Frankfurt is home to several major museums, most lining the banks of the Main. There's the German Architecture Museum, the German Film Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts. If they don't immediately grab you then it is worth checking what exhibitions are on.

Roam the Römer

Frankfurt's medieval city hall, the Römer, has served the civic function for over 600 years. Its balcony is a popular stage for returning German sporting teams to salute their public while the Kaisersall (Emperor Hall) is steeped in more ancient history.

Marvel at Frankfurt's skyline

Frankfurt is home to one Germany's most famous skylines, especially at night when the illuminated high-rise buildings soar into the night sky. Flößerbrücke offers great views but the vista from the rooftop observatory of the Skyline Plaza is breathtaking.