The German Football Museum and the EURO 2024

In the heart of the Ruhrgebiet

The heart of German football beats in the Ruhrgebiet district, and the heart of the Ruhrgebiet is in Dortmund. This is where you’ll find the centrally located German Football Museum directly opposite Dortmund’s central train station, and 200 metres from the city’s vibrant main shopping street, “Westenhellweg”. From there, it’s only three kilometres to the BVB Dortmund Stadium, which will host six matches during the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024. A green carpet leads you directly from the German Football Museum to the stadium and back.

Tickets for The German Football Museum are available here

Football history for all the senses

Dynamic, emotional, interactive – A tour of The German Football Museum is a unique journey back in time through over 140 years of German football history. 25 hours of film material, some 1,600 exhibits, a 3D cinema, the treasure chamber with the most momentous international trophies, a 360° Bundesliga show, the German football HALL OF FAME and numerous spectacular media scenes form the core of this world of experiences for young and old. And the Euro Cup itself is even within reach! Make your EURO 2024 day perfect with a visit to the exhibition!

A wide range of encounters

The museum’s forecourt directly opposite the central train station is the ideal meeting spot for your EURO 2024 experience. The official UEFA EURO 2024 Fan Embassy is located here with all the tourism information you’re looking for. You can enjoy classic stadium snacks and fresh beverages here as well, and all the latest UEFA EURO 2024 info is displayed on the LED panorama board. The spacious outdoor area is the perfect place to gather and meet other fans from all over the world.

The German Football Museum proudly presents
special exhibition In Motion - Art & Football

The German Football Museum in Dortmund is presenting its new special exhibition In Motion - Art & Football just in time for UEFA EURO 2024. The immersive show can be seen by the public in the museum's arena from May 28th and will run until January 2025.

The exhibition In Motion - Art & Football brings together an unprecedented show of European modernist painting on the subject of football. More than 100 works of art from national and international collections are presented in an immersive spatial staging, including some rarely shown artworks by René Magritte, Paul Klee, Banksy, Nicolas de Staël, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Willi Baumeister, Felix Nussbaum, L. S. Lowry, Robert Delaunay, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and Umberto Boccioni.

“In a unique mediation concept, painting gets to the bottom of the secret of football. And vice versa: football, with its aesthetics and dynamics, its rituals and contradictions, opens up completely new approaches and possibilities for art,” says Manuel Neukirchner, director of the museum, adding: ”Visitors will experience a previously unknown interplay between the worlds. An impressive interplay between these worlds. Approaching European art of the last 140 years through football and deciphering this fascinating and contradictory game by modern artists adds to our knowledge in two ways.”

The concept of the exhibition is designed like the European Championship itself: Each nation participating in UEFA EURO 2024 is represented by at least one artist, underlining the basic idea of a diverse, united Europe.

The expansive exhibition format is extraordinary: the artworks are combined with film and photography in a large-scale installation covering 1,000 square meters. Noises, sounds and tones effectively absorb the sound of the 20th century. The exhibition moves at the interface between digital and analog art mediation, between film and performance.

The exhibition is accompanied by European football champion Josephine Henning, who works as an artist after her active career. As “Artist in Residence”, Henning will create a work of art at the German Football Museum during the European Championship and hold creative workshops as part of the museum's educational work.

Press contact

Nils Hotze

Head of Communications

+49 (0) 23147646626

Football cultural festival – Spielräume (‘Room for Play’)

The festival programme ranges from popular event formats like the Euro Cup Poetry Slam to classic artforms like theatre, literature, painting and music. More than 50 events are coming up between April and July at The German Football Museum and on a variety of stages set up around the region. You can find  the complete itinerary  here.

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Opening hours

Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (final admission at 5 pm)
During the UEFA EURO 2024: Monday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (final admission at 5 pm)



We recommend travelling via the Deutsche Bahn rail services. You’ll find The German Football Museum located directly opposite Dortmund’s central train station when you leave the station by the main exit in the direction of the city centre.

U-Bahn underground trains

There is a U-Bahn stop at the central train station, and the U-Bahn stops Kampstraße and Westentor are also located near The German Football Museum. 


You can safely park your bike right across from the museum at the central train station’s bicycle station. If you’re on an E-Bike, you can also recharge it there. Bicycle parking at the bicycle station costs 1 Euro for the entire day, and we’ll give you a 1 Euro discount on your ticket at the museum box office.


Dortmund’s inner city can be reached easily via the Autobahns A1, A2, A40, A45 and the state motorways B1, B54 and B236. You can park in the immediate vicinity of the museum at the central train station’s underground parking garage. The museum’s address is: Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, 44137 Dortmund.

Your path to the stadium

During the UEFA EURO 2024 tournament, a green carpet will be laid out to walk directly between Dortmund’s central train station and the BVB Dortmund Stadium. Cross the street from The German Football Museum and simply follow the green path. You can also use the train service from the central train station to the stop, Dortmund Signal Iduna Park. Or take the U-Bahn underground train from the central train station to the stop, Westfalenhallen.

What our visitors have said

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