The EURO 2024 has finally started and everyone in Heidelberg is looking forward to an exciting knockout round. Whether in cozy sports bars or at exciting public screening locations – the Old Town and the picturesque surroundings of the Neckar offer numerous opportunities to enjoy the EURO 2024 in Heidelberg to the fullest. But why limit yourself to just watching soccer? Enjoy your summer and don’t miss the unique opportunity to experience the Heidelberg atmosphere in a very special way – with a boat tour on the Neckar with Riverboat Heidelberg.

Where to watch soccer in Heidelberg: the best locations for the EURO 2024

Heidelberg is known for its lively old town and the inviting Neckar promenade. During the European Championships, the student city has many great locations on offer where you can watch the matches live and support your team together with your friends in the evenings:

EURO 2024 Heidelberg: Screenings
  1. Karlstorbahnhof: A popular place to watch the games on big screens in a relaxed atmosphere.
  2. Halle02: Public screening on a smaller scale. In the Kleine Freiheit at Halle02, all European Championship matches taking place during opening hours will be shown on two 86-inch screens. The place serves Spritz variations and fresh snacks from antipasti to hot dogs.
  3. OMA’s Biergarten: One of the larger public screening options just outside the city in Kirchheim. In the beer garden not far from the Sprungbude trampoline park, fans can watch the games, shaded by tall trees on pallet benches, beer benches or comfortably sitting in a deck chair. You can enjoy pizza, tarte flambée, salads and delicious cocktails while you cheer for your team.
  4. Café Leitstelle: Café Leitstelle, located close to Betriebshof, shows selected games on a big screen in cooperation with the Metropolink Festival. You can pick from a variety of snacks such as vegetarian hot dogs and refreshen with delicious beer from Heerlijk, a microbrewery located in the heart of Heidelberg, served on tap. Insider tip: The crew from the Heerlijk brewery also offers beer tastings on board the Riverboat boats on request ;-)
EURO 2024 Heidelberg: Sports bars near the Neckar River
  1. Dubliner’s Irish Pub: With its authentic Irish atmosphere and numerous screens, the Dubliner’s is a favorite among soccer fans. The pub is located at the heart of Hauptstraße and spreads over two floors, where international guests can enjoy drink specialties from all over the world as well as classic Irish and pub cuisine. Don’t miss their special for the EURO 2024: the unbeatable combination of a Wiener-style schnitzel and a beer, available at a discounted price on match days.
  2. D’Acostor Italian Pub: The newly opened Italopub in the former O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in Neuenheim is the perfect place to watch soccer in a rustic atmosphere. The wooden-design inside, with large cozy tables creates an inviting atmosphere to set down with friends and enjoy Birra Moretti on tap, delicious antipasti, pizza and other Italian snacks.
  3. Eckstein: An institution for watching soccer on Untere Straße. The rock pub shows soccer on three screens, and offers a large selection of beers, tasty shots, foosball and a separate smoking area.
During the day: Enjoy summer and the sun

With the matches of the knockout round of the EURO 2024 taking place in the evening, you have plenty of time during the day to enjoy the summer in Heidelberg. Heidelberg offers a wide range of leisure activities for old and young. A perfect way to spend the day in the sunshine is a boat tour on the Neckar River with Riverboat Heidelberg.

Make the summer of the EURO 2024 unforgettable: with a boat tour with Riverboat Heidelberg

Our historic wooden boats were restored with great attention to detail and completely refurbished just this winter. Our boats can also be hired during the European Championships in Heidelberg for tours on the Neckar with groups of up to 12 people. The best thing about it: your group books the entire boat exclusively for yourselves! Every booking includes the services of an experienced skipper who steers the boat safely.

What can you expect on a boat tour?
  • Duration: You can choose between a1.5 or 3.5-hour tour. We particularly recommend the longer tour for larger groups, because 1.5 hours pass by incredibly quickly when you are having a good time, and that is guaranteed aboard our boats!
  • Route: We cruise along the Neckar at your leisure and are happy to moor at the location of your choice so that you can take unforgettable photos and enjoy the view. On our shorter tours we stay exclusively in the Heidelberg city area, while our extended cruises offer enough time to venture into the greenery on the Neckar Canal. All tours include all of Heidelberg’s main sights and much more.
  • Wine included: 2-4 bottles of wine from the region and mineral water are included with every booking. These can be exchanged for soft drinks on request.
  • Additional options: You can bring your own drinks or simply bookadditional drinks and food from our wide range of meals and snacks online.
  • Good vibes guaranteed: Thanks to our powerful boombox, you can create the right atmosphere on board with your own playlist. You will be in the middle of Heidelberg and yet just among yourselves. It doesn’t get any more exclusive than this! Just picture it: The sun is shining, you toast with good friends on the boat’s sun deck… The perfect way to spend the summer!
EURO 2024 Heidelberg: The perfect afternoon

A boat trip on the Neckar is the ideal way to spend a relaxing afternoon before heading to the TV in the evening to watch the exciting matches of the knockout round. Soak up some sun, enjoy the unique Heidelberg landscape and get ready for an exciting evening of soccer.

We at Riverboat Heidelberg are keeping our fingers crossed for the German national team and wish all soccer fans an unforgettable summer during the EURO 2024 in Germany. We are looking forward to having you on board! You can book your boat tour online here in just a few clicks.