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So, where are we basing ourselves?

Two options for Group A

As mentioned on the main Group A page, Frankfurt would make a good base for this group if you want to stay in one of the host cities. However, accommodation prices in the host cities are sure to be higher than elsewhere, so I've also looked for alternative potential bases for each group that are geographically fairly central and offer good transport links to every venue.

Generally, for Group A, I suggest looking at Würzburg, as described below. For Scotland fans specifically, I've also put together this Follow Scotland page.


Würzburg is an historic city located to the southeast of Frankfurt, northeast of Stuttgart and northwest of Munich. As a tourist city, it offers a UNESCO World Heritage Baroque palace, a huge fortress towering over the city and a famous old bridge across the Main among other sights. As a Euro 2024 base, it offers fast and direct trains to all Group A host cities, plus inexpensive coach connections for fans on a tight budget. Precisely because Würzburg is NOT a host city, accommodation here is also sure to be less pricey than in any of the tournament venues.

You can find out more about Würzburg here on the city's own web pages for tourists. The guys over at GetYourGuide also have good ideas of things to see and do.

To give you an idea of what it will be like getting around to the Group A venues if you decide to base yourself in Würzburg, I've checked out the travel connections and times by train and coach.

By train there are direct connections to every venue, as shown below (all are main station to main station unless indicated otherwise):

Rail connections

All with Deutsche Bahn from Würzburg Hauptbahnhof (main station). Click the 'Würzburg to...' links for fares.

Würzburg to Cologne
Changes: None
Time: 2hrs 31mins
Note: To Messe/Deutz, which is itself a good starting point for travelling on to the stadium.

Würzburg to Frankfurt
Changes: None
Time: 1hr 9mins

Würzburg to Stuttgart
Changes: None
Time: 2hrs 16mins

Würzburg to Munich
Changes: None
Time: 2hrs 2mins

Depending on how many train journeys you're going to be making, rather than buying train tickets separately for each one, it may work out cheaper for you to get an Interrail pass, which you could also use for your travel to and from Germany.

For fans travelling on a tight budget, I've also looked at coach travel, which can be really cheap. At the time of writing, for instance (October 2023), you can travel all the way from Würzburg to Munich for under €16, Here are the journey times:

Coach connections

All with FlixBus from Würzburg main station forecourt. Click the 'Würzburg to...' links for fares.

Würzburg to Cologne
Changes: None
Time: 4hrs 5mins
Note: Goes to CGN Airport, from which your match ticket will cover onward travel into the city and/or to the stadium.

Würzburg to Frankfurt
Changes: None
Time: 1hr 25mins

Würzburg to Stuttgart
Changes: None
Time: 1hr 30mins
Note: Goes to Kornwestheim Station, from which your match ticket will cover onward travel into the city and/or to the stadium.

Würzburg to Munich
Changes: 1
Time: 4hrs 35mins
Note: Goes to Fröttmaning (right next to the Allianz Arena).


(All very central, so not far from the station)

Hotel Würzburger Hof
Four-star hotel only four minutes by foot from the station.

Family-run hotel with roof terrace and picturesque view.

Zum Winzermännle
Traditional hotel close to all the central sights.

For more options, see the Würzburg page and/or Germany's two biggest hotel booking portals and

Holiday flats 
(All fairly central, so not far from the station)

FeWo Alte Mainbrücke
Holiday flats sleeping up to four, 500m from the city centre.

Wunderschone Stadtwohnung
Holiday flat with two double bedrooms. Sleeps up to 5. Balcony.

Wohnung mit Festung Blick
Sleeps up to six (4 on sofa beds). View of the fortress.


Babelfish Würzburg 
Opposite the main station. Private rooms and dorms. Bar and roof terrace.

Jugendherberge Würzburg 
Located below Marienberg fortress, a few minutes from the city centre. Member of the International Youth Hostel Federation.

As I've said elsewhere, I've not slept on a campsite for many years, so this isn't my area of expertise. What I've done, therefore, is look for sites with good public transport links to Würzburg, from where you could take the coach or train to the match venue as shown above. On that basis, here are a couple of suggestions:

Camping Schiefer Turm
It's on the Main riverside in Kitzingen and you can get to Würzburg main station on public transport in 45 minutes.

Kanu Club Würzburg
A small campsite (only 6 pitches for hire) run by the city's canoe club. On the riverside. 22 minutes by train to the main station.

For other campsites in the Würzburg area, see Eurocampings and for sites in the wider region see, Camping Info.

So, that's Würzburg - one option as a base for Group A. If you do, however, prefer to base yourself in one of the host cities, then, as mentioned above, for this group the city to look at is probably Frankfurt.

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