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Countdown to UEFA EURO 2024

These events will get the ball rolling

The countdown to UEFA EURO 2024 is on. At the ITB, the world's largest tourism trade fair in Berlin, the European Championship mascot Albärt was already out and about and the trophy was also on display as a "Giant Trophy". Various football-themed events are now gradually starting in the city. You can look forward to a gigantic playground on the grounds of the Gropius Bau, concerts, theater, installations - and of course the longest fan mile in the world! You can get in the mood for the European Championships at these events. 

⚽ April 27 - Juli 14 - Radical Playgrounds

Martin-Gropius-Bau
Martin-Gropius-Bau © © Jirka Jansch

The Gropius Bau is kicking off the art and culture programme for UEFA EURO 2024 with an open-air art trail. For eleven weeks, you can explore a labyrinth of large-scale artworks and climb sculptures. The exhibition tells the joint story of playgrounds and political activism. Experience for yourself how much more fun and meaningful it is to play and create together instead of working against each other. Performances and workshops complement the programme.

When: 27 April - 14 July
Where: Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Kreuzberg

Radical Playgrounds

⚽ 1 May to 1 August - Green your Game

Händekreis, Einheit von Freunden
© iStock.com, Foto: fotostorm

Many projects surrounding EURO UEFA 2024 are centred around fairness. But how fair is it really when footballs or jerseys are produced? Green your Game is all about raising awareness of unfair conditions in the global economy. Everyone can take part, with workshops at sports club level taking centre stage. Sustainable alternatives are developed, which are then presented as part of a tournament. Fair Play!

When: 1 May - 1 August
Where: after registration at globaleslernen@weed-online.org

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⚽ World's best female footballer in a podcast interview at Berlin Unboxed

Young woman listening to audio tour at Brandenburg Gate.
Young woman listening to audio tour at Brandenburg Gate. © Getty Images, Foto: Bojan89

Two former national players of the women's national football team talk to us about UEFA EURO 2024 in the podcast. Both have a very special perspective on the games and the big football festival. Josephine Henning, one of the most successful female footballers in the world (European champion, gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, three Champions League wins) and now an artist and designer, is on the EURO 2024 programme advisory board for the arts and culture programme. She gives us an insight into how football culture has a positive impact on our society. And Tabea Kemme, who has won the German Championship title four times with her team and has been commentating on football professionally on various channels since 2021, is sure to have a few interesting tips. She will also be reporting on EURO 2024 for Magenta TV.

Berlin Unboxed

⚽ 17 May to 2 November - Marianna Simnet: Winner

museum Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin
museum Hamburger Bahnhof © visitBerlin, Foto: Martin Gentischer

Good football is like dancing. With her multi-channel film installation, artist Marianna Simnett transports us into a football ballet that restages the most passionate moments of football. From mid-May, you can experience the emotional highs and lows of the football match in three acts at Hamburger Bahnhof and visit an imaginary stadium world in the video installation "Winner", including AI vendors offering you hot dogs and beer.

When: 17 May to 2 November
Where: Hamburger Bahnhof, Invalidenstraße 50, Mitte

Winner

⚽ 23 May to 31 July - Sport. Mass. Power. Football under National Socialism

Glockenturm und Langemarckhalle auf dem Olympiagelände in Berlin
© visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

What role did football play under National Socialism? The exhibition "Sport.Mass.Power.", which was developed by the Sportmuseum Berlin in collaboration with "what matters", addresses this question. On the one hand, the power structures are critically scrutinised, but on the other hand, the fates of people in football who suffered under the racist and anti-Semitic policies of the time are also presented. The exhibition can be seen during a visit to the Olympiapark, the former Reichssportfeld.

When: 23 May - 31 July
Where: Olympic Park, Friedrich-Friesen-Allee, Charlottenburg

Olympiapark

⚽ 7 June to 14 July - Ballet of the masses

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
© visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Christmas 1914: the spontaneous ceasefire five months after the outbreak of the First World War goes down in the history books as the "Christmas truce". The soldiers sing songs together in different languages, swap their weapons for balls and play football. The House of World Cultures is opening its doors to this peacemaking idea of football during the UEFA EURO 2024. Based on the composer Dimitri Shostakovich's quote "Football is a ballet of the masses", visitors are invited to experience football as a great, community-building movement. Readings, artworks, performances, discourses and films will provide food for thought on various topics such as football and geopolitics, football and sexuality or football and racism.

When: 7 June - 14 July
Where: House of World Cultures, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Tiergarten

Ballett der Massen

⚽ 8 June - Theatre sport EM finals

Couple at Potsdamer Platz
Couple at Potsdamer Platz © Getty Images, Bild: Hinterhaus Productions

Auch das Endspiel der Theatersport Europameisterschaften findet in Berlin statt. Theatersport, das ist der theatralische Wettkampf zweier Teams, die aus Publikumszurufen Theaterszenen auf der Bühne improvisieren. Passend zur UEFA EURO 2024 stehen die Themen Europa und Fußball im Rampenlicht. Nach sechs Vorrunden-Spielen stehen sich in Berlin die besten vier Teams gegenüber. Vorhang auf für das Endspiel!

Wann: 8. Juni
Wo: Theater am Potsdamer Platz

Theatersport EM-Endspiel

⚽ 14 June to 14 July - Fan Mile

Brandenburger Tor als Fußballtor
© Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH

The time has finally come. The world's longest fan mile will also see the unveiling of the world's largest football goal. Huge screens await you on the green lawn in front of the Brandenburg Gate, where you can watch all 51 EURO 2024 matches live. The world's largest fan pub invites you to celebrate. And during the breaks in between, there will be music and entertainment on two stages, as well as a dedicated football pitch and plenty of sporting activities.

When: 14 June to 14 July
Where: Fan Mile at the Brandenburg Gate, Mitte

Fanmeile

⚽ 14 June to 23 June - One final game

Exterior view of the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin
Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Kristin Buller

It is the day of the UEFA EURO 2024 final: Toni serves the UEFA boss in the VIP stand of the Olympic Stadium. This theatre piece tells the story of Toni the waiter in flashbacks. You will gain an insight into Berlin as a city of migration and exile. Through Toni's eyes in the VIP stand, you also get to know the other side, the corrupt football elite and the commercialism surrounding the game. When a bomb threat arrives, the situation comes to a head. The officials do not want to jeopardise the game, but gradually leave the stadium themselves. Will Toni take action?

When: 14 June to 23 June
Where: Maxim Gorki Theatre, Am Festungsgraben 2, Mitte

Ein Endspiel

⚽ 15 June - 14 July - Games start in Berlin

Anzeige Olympiastadion Berlin
© Olympiastadion Berlin

You can experience six UEFA EURO 2024 matches live in Berlin this summer. After the opening match in Munich on 14 June (Germany v Scotland), the action continues on 15 June with Spain v Croatia at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. And, of course, the grand final will also be played in Berlin. Here is an overview:

  • ⚽ 15 June 2024 at 18:00: Spain v Croatia
  • ⚽ 21 June 2024 at 18:00: Play-off Winner A v Austria
  • ⚽ 25 June 2024 at 18:00: Netherlands v Austria
  • ⚽ 29 June 2024 at 18:00: Round of 16
  • ⚽ 06 July 2024 at 21:00: Quarter-final
  • ⚽ 14 July 2024 at 21:00: Final
     

Where: Olympic Stadium, Olympischer Platz 3, Charlottenburg

UEFA EURO 2024

⚽ 11 July - On Screen: Discover Europe with football and film

Filmrolle
© Getty Images, Foto: Fabio Pagani / EyeEm

The award for the best football short film will be presented on the fan mile in front of the Brandenburg Gate on 11 July. Numerous celebrities from the worlds of film, culture and football will be on hand to celebrate. And before the big final, you will see a completely different facet of what football can achieve.

When: 11 July
Where: Open air fan mile

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