The European Football Cup will start in less than a month. On Friday the 10th of June the first match will be played between France and Romania. As a multicultural city, all matches will be broadcasted and people from all over the world can follow their favorite team. Today we will list a few of the best public viewing locations to watch the Eurocup 2016 in Berlin.
The German team
The German team is one of the clear favorites during Euro 2016. They won the last Worldcup and have some of the strongest players in the world in their team. Even if you are in Berlin, you should obviously still support your own country, but it can be a lot of fun to also support the German team. When the Germans are playing the whole city will turn black, yellow and red so why not party together with all the happy locals or start a talk about the Eurocup 2016.
Great places to watch Eurocup 2016 in Berlin (Pubic Viewing)
In a large city like Berlin the possibilities to watch football are huge. This is quite logical because during the Euro 2016 most of the 3,5 Million habitants from Berlin and many additional tourists want to see the football matches. Especially public viewing is very popular during Euro 2016 because the best atmosphere is created when you are watching together with hundreds of others. If you have been walking around with the question “Where can we watch Euro 2016 in Berlin?” this article should help you out. Below you can find a mix of bars, hostels, public viewing spots and biergartens to watch football in Berlin.
Let us know if you have any cool suggestions and we hope you like our selection.
1. Fanmeile (Brandenburger Tor)
Just like the last Worldcup in 2014, also this year you can enjoy football at the Fanmeile close to Brandenburger Tor. The famous street Straße des 17. Juni will be packed with football-lovers during the Eurocup 2016. The Fanmeile will open on the 12th of June because that is the first date the German Team will be playing. Thousands of people will be visiting this location to watch football in Berlin together. There will be several large screens, many bars, food-stands and even music in between matches.
A small disadvantage of the Fanmeile is, that it is mainly organized for the German people. During the group-phase of the Eurocup 2016 only the German matches will be broadcasted at Brandenburger Tor. So the first weeks of the Eurocup only people from Poland, Ukraine and Northern Ireland can enjoy this unique location. As long as Germany is in the tournament all matches after the group-stage will also be broadcasted (at least that was the case in 2014).
Even if your national-team is not playing it is still worth visiting the Fanmeile. The atmosphere is just great and it is simply one of the greatest public viewing spots in Germany.
Name: Fanmeile Euro 2016 (Brandenburger Tor)
Address: Straße des 17. Juni
Which games: All German games and maybe more…
A location which is definitely going to broadcast all the Euro 2016 matches is the Kulturbrauerei. The Kulturbrauerei is a great place to watch football and it is located on a central spot in Berlin. Just take the U-Bahn to station “Eberswalder Strasse” and from there you can walk. The Kulturbrauerei offers football on massive screens (24 square meter). The entrance is 3 Euro when Germany is playing and for free when other teams are competing.
The Kulturbrauerei can be best described as a large courtyard. There are several clubs and bars facing each other and in the middle there is a large area where you can watch the European Cup in Berlin. There will be food, drinks and room for many people. It can be quite busy (up to 4000 people) at interesting matches so maybe arriving early might be a smart thing to do. Your bags will be checked when you enter the property so bringing your own alcohol is not allowed.
Name: Kulturbrauerei Berlin
Address: Schönhauser Allee 36
Entrance: 3€ if Germany is playing, otherwise for free
Which matches: Every day, every match
3. Biergarten James June
If you visit Germany, you probably want to have a few beers in a Biergarten as well. The James June is a large garden with wooden tables and benches which will broadcast matches on 4 different screens. Two of them are located in the garden and two others can be found inside, so even if the weather is not that great you can watch the Eurocup 2016 in Berlin at this location.
James June is located at Karl-Marx-Allee 93 and can be reached by foot from the station Weberwiese. If you are with a larger group (or very thirsty) you can also order a 12,5 Liter beer-tap which will be placed on your table. In James June you can also eat burgers and pizza for a reasonable price.
All in all James June is great and central location for public viewing in Berlin during Euro 2016.
Name: Sommergarten James June
Address: Karl-Marx-Allee 93
Which matches: All matches, every day.
4. Hauptbahnhof Allermunde
Also close to Hauptbahnhof you have the opportunity to enjoy football in Berlin. Directly behind the main station of Berlin, you can find a place called Allermunde and about 1000 people can sit here. There will be several large screens for public viewing and the Allermunde offers food and the event used to be sponsored by Carlsberg so don’t worry about quality beers. All matches will be broadcasted here during the Eurocup 2016.
Besides beer you can also find the regular snacks and refreshments at Allermunde. Especially when you want to attend one of the matches which start at 15.00 or 18.00 this might be a nice addition to some drinks. The entrance is for free but 1000 people is not that much for this very central location in Berlin. Therefore I would advice to arrive early.
Name: Allermunde, Hauptbahnhof
Address: Washingtonplatz 1
Which matches: All matches, every day.
5. Mercedes Welt Berlin
If you want to watch the Eurocup 2016 in Berlin but you stay or live a bit more in the west of the city, the Mercedes Welt might be a good alternative. About 3000 people can enjoy all the matches here on large screens. The German matches will be broadcasted on two floors and on 48 square meter screens and the other matches will be “organized” a bit smaller.
The Mercedes Welt can be found in Tiergarten on the address Salzufer 1. It is easiest if you get out at station Berlin-Tiergarten and from there you can walk to the Mercedes Welt within reasonable time. This location is not that far from the Fanmeile so if it is too busy at the Fanmeile you can alway decide to watch the second half of a match here.
Name: Mercedes Welt Berlin
Address: Salzufer 1
Which matches: Every day, Every match
Bonus: Watch Euro 2016 in a bar/pub
Besides the public locations above, you can also decide to watch some football in a bar, hostel, restaurant or pub in Berlin. Many of these places will have large screens or beamers present and although there will not as much people as the public viewing locations mentioned above, the atmosphere can still be very good. Here are some suggestions for people who want to watch the Euro 2016 in a bar in Berlin:
The area around Warschauer Brucke is one of the most vibrant areas in Berlin which is also represented in our monthly Party-Calendar quite often. Many nice restaurants with very reasonable prices, many pubs and bars and a great ambiance. The Simon-Dach-Straße is a real tip if you want to watch football in a bar or restaurant in Berlin. Almost every bar has a large screen and after the match you can still visit one of the many clubs in this part of Berlin.
St. Christophers Hostel/Belushi’s Bar
This place is mainly known as a pub but is also one of the more popular hostels in Berlin. There are about 6 different screens in the Belushi’s Bar and the only thing they broadcast is sport. So normally you should be able to watch all the Eurocup 2016 over here. The atmosphere is great if you like backpackers and tourists and they have great discounts and happy-hours at this place. If you want to read more about the Christophers’s Inn and Belushi’s Bar you can check the full article.
One of my personal favorite places to watch football is Geronimo. This bar is located on walking distance from station Ostkreuz (Sonntagstraße 9) and offers the real Berliner atmosphere. You will sit on old but comfortable sofas (inside) and the beers are cheap and tasty. Normally the place is packed during large games so it might be smart to make a reservation at Geronimo if you want to watch a Eurocup match over here.
Eurocup 2016 in Berlin summarized
Obviously the options above are just a small part of all the possibilities to watch football in Berlin during the Eurocup 2016. There are plenty of additional biergartens, hostels and public-viewings which are definitely worth visiting as well. Still I think these suggestions are a great mix of larger and smaller locations to watch the Euro 2016. If you like it quite you can go to one of the bars (or watch at home) and if you want to have a great experience with thousands of people you can go to the Fanmeile or Kulturbrauerei.
Enjoy the Eurocup 2016 in Berlin and suggestions are always welcome.