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Austria group-stage fixtures

Accommodation by matchday

Matchday dates
Listed below are the group-stage matchdays by date, plus accommodation booking links and suggestions for each game.

Alternative options:
In case the host city rates are already too high for you, I've also listed an out of town option that you could try. In each case there is a direct rail link. The times I've shown are from main station to main station using local or regional services, not express trains that are excluded by some rail passes like the Deutschlandticket. If you have an Interrail pass, however, you can use express trains, so could reach the out-of-town locations faster.

All kick-off times shown are local time (CET).
 

MATCHDAY 1: 17 June, Austria vs France

Kick-off: 21:00
Venue: Düsseldorf
Stay: Hotels Hostels Campsites Holiday homes

Hotel suggestions:

Ibis Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof 
Stayed here for a Union game a couple of years ago. You know what you’re getting with an Ibis hotel, and this one couldn’t be handier if you’re travelling by train or coach, as it’s built into the main station and thus next door to the FlixBus coach station..

Best Western Ambassador Hotel
Only 200 metres from the main station. 24-hour reception. Not a hotel I've stayed at myself, but almost as handy for trains in and out of town as the Ibis above.

Hostel suggestions:

Backpackers Düsseldorf
An inexpensive hostel for those doing the Euros backpacker-style. A 15-minute walk from the bars of the old town.

a&o Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof
A 14-minutes walk from the main station (and thus also from the adjacent FlixBus coach station). Opened in 2009, the hostel offers modern rooms in a range of categories, plus a large lobby and bar.

City Youth Hostel Düsseldorf
Located on the far side of the Rhine from the city centre. 18 minutes by public transport or a 30-minute walk to the old town.From single rooms to dormitories. 

Campsite suggestions:

Camping Düsseldorf-Lörick
1500m walk to D-Lörick underground station, then 16 minutes on the underground to Düsseldorf main station.

Camping Zweckverband Unterbacher See
850m walk to D-Stammesberg bus stop, then a 7-minute bus ride to Düsseldorf-Gerresheim and 5 minutes on the S-Bahn (metro) to Düsseldorf main station.

Holiday home suggestions:

Holiday apartment in Neuss
Two-bedroom apartment with modern furniture, located in Neuss, less than 20 minutes by car from both Düsseldorf city centre and the Merkur Spiel-Arena. Sleeps 4. A 3-minute walk to the nearest underground station, from where it's a direct 20-minute ride to Düsseldorf main station.

Modern apartment in Grevenbroich
Suitable as a base for both Düsseldorf and Cologne, as it's 24 minutes by car to Düsseldorf city centre and 33 to Cologne. Sleeps 4. Modern design and furnishings. Rated 'Exceptional' by 35 reviewers at time of writing.

Dorm-style accommodation in Kaarst
Sleeps up to 15. Can be hired in its entirety or partially. Facilities shared by all house guests. A 20-minute drive to the stadium.

Alternative locations:

Düsseldorf rates too high? Try Wuppertal instead (18 minutes away)
For other options, all within the match ticket 36-hour free travel area, see my Transport networks page.
 

Travelling to match 2 by train? Here are the Düsseldorf to Berlin times and fares (for train times and fares between all host cities see my 'Train times' page).

MATCHDAY 2: 21 June, Play-off winner A vs Austria

Kick-off: 18:00
Venue: Berlin
Stay: Hotels Hostels Campsites Holiday homes

Hotel suggestions:

Motel One Alexanderplatz
“Before I moved to Berlin, I always used to stay at Motel One on Alexanderplatz”, says Liverpool and Union Berlin fan John. “It’s a 2 minute-walk from the station and has great transport links. Has a decent bar and in the evenings a bar on the top floor with views over Berlin. One train to the airport, one train to the Olympic Stadium. Also reasonable walking distance to the Nikolaiviertel, Gendarmenmarkt, Unter Den Linden, Hackeschermarkt, etc etc”

NH Hoteles Friedrichstrasse
“We used to stay at another hotel, but now always stay at the NH one on Friedrichstrasse, as it’s the perfect location for getting around”, says Palace and Union fan Huw.

Märkischer Hof
For several years before I got my own place in Berlin, this was where I stayed on my frequent visits to the city. It was a simple, if slightly tired hotel, but affordable and within walking distance of Friedrichstrasse station and much of the city centre. However, it’s changed a fair bit since then, I think.

Hostel suggestions:

EastSeven Berlin Hostel
Located in trendy Prenzlauer Berg, a 20-minute walk from Alexanderplatz. Very highly rated hostel, close to Senefelderplatz underground station, from where you can get a U2 U-Bahn straight to the stadium.

Eastener Hostel
A 10-minute walk to Friedrichstrasse station (from where trains run direct to the stadium) and 25 minutes on foot to the Brandenburg Gate. A small hostel for the independent traveller. Not, they stress, a party hostel!

Circus Hostel
Centrally located, almost right next door to the Rosenthaler Platz underground station, which puts you on the network for travel all around Berlin. Rated 'Superb' on Hostelworld. Also just across a park from FC Magnet Bar, a good bar for watching football, as mentioned on my Berlin City page.

Campsite suggestions:

Hotel & City Camping Nord
25 mins by bus away from Berlin-Spandau S-Bahn station, from which the Olympic Stadium is just 16 minutes and Zoologischer Garten station, the heart of former West Berlin, 23 minutes.

D.C.C. Camping Gatow
40 minutes to the Olympic Stadium (a 2-minute walk to General-Steinhoff-Kaserne bus stop, then the bus to Heerstrasse and the S-Bahn to the stadium).

Holiday home suggestions:

Holiday cottage on edge of woods in northwest Berlin
Located in the Reinickendorf area of Berlin, this holiday home is a 23-minute drive from the Olympic Stadium. It has 2 bedrooms and a sofabed in the living room. Kitchen. Free Wi-Fi.

Holiday house in Mahlow
Located in a tree-lined village on the southern edge of Berlin, this holiday home is not far from BER Airport and just 500 metres from an S-Bahn (metro) station. One bedroom. Double sofabed in the living room. Patio, carport and BBQ.

Cozy log cabin on the southern edge of Berlin
Two double bedrooms, living room and kitchen.Garden. 17-minute walk to Altglieneke S-Bahn station (3 stops from the airport).

Alternative locations:

Berlin rates too high? Try Potsdam instead (25 minutes away)
For other options, all within the match ticket 36-hour free travel area, see my Transport networks page.
  

MATCHDAY 3: 25 June, Netherlands vs Austria

Kick-off: 18:00
Venue: Berlin
Stay: Hotels Hostels Campsites Holiday homes

Hotel suggestions:

Motel One Alexanderplatz
“Before I moved to Berlin, I always used to stay at Motel One on Alexanderplatz”, says Liverpool and Union Berlin fan John. “It’s a 2 minute-walk from the station and has great transport links. Has a decent bar and in the evenings a bar on the top floor with views over Berlin. One train to the airport, one train to the Olympic Stadium. Also reasonable walking distance to the Nikolaiviertel, Gendarmenmarkt, Unter Den Linden, Hackeschermarkt, etc etc”

NH Hoteles Friedrichstrasse
“We used to stay at another hotel, but now always stay at the NH one on Friedrichstrasse, as it’s the perfect location for getting around”, says Palace and Union fan Huw.

Märkischer Hof
For several years before I got my own place in Berlin, this was where I stayed on my frequent visits to the city. It was a simple, if slightly tired hotel, but affordable and within walking distance of Friedrichstrasse station and much of the city centre. However, it’s changed a fair bit since then, I think.

Hostel suggestions:

EastSeven Berlin Hostel
Located in trendy Prenzlauer Berg, a 20-minute walk from Alexanderplatz. Very highly rated hostel, close to Senefelderplatz underground station, from where you can get a U2 U-Bahn straight to the stadium.

Eastener Hostel
A 10-minute walk to Friedrichstrasse station (from where trains run direct to the stadium) and 25 minutes on foot to the Brandenburg Gate. A small hostel for the independent traveller. Not, they stress, a party hostel!

Circus Hostel
Centrally located, almost right next door to the Rosenthaler Platz underground station, which puts you on the network for travel all around Berlin. Rated 'Superb' on Hostelworld. Also just across a park from FC Magnet Bar, a good bar for watching football, as mentioned on my Berlin City page.

Campsite suggestions:

Hotel & City Camping Nord
25 mins by bus away from Berlin-Spandau S-Bahn station, from which the Olympic Stadium is just 16 minutes and Zoologischer Garten station, the heart of former West Berlin, 23 minutes.

D.C.C. Camping Gatow
40 minutes to the Olympic Stadium (a 2-minute walk to General-Steinhoff-Kaserne bus stop, then the bus to Heerstrasse and the S-Bahn to the stadium).

Holiday home suggestions:

Holiday cottage on edge of woods in northwest Berlin
Located in the Reinickendorf area of Berlin, this holiday home is a 23-minute drive from the Olympic Stadium. It has 2 bedrooms and a sofabed in the living room. Kitchen. Free Wi-Fi.

Holiday house in Mahlow
Located in a tree-lined village on the southern edge of Berlin, this holiday home is not far from BER Airport and just 500 metres from an S-Bahn (metro) station. One bedroom. Double sofabed in the living room. Patio, carport and BBQ.

Cozy log cabin on the southern edge of Berlin
Two double bedrooms, living room and kitchen.Garden. 17-minute walk to Altglieneke S-Bahn station (3 stops from the airport).

Alternative locations:

Berlin rates too high? Try Potsdam instead (25 minutes away)
For other options, all within the match ticket 36-hour free travel area, see my Transport networks page.


Group-stage base:

For a potential group-stage base away from the host cities, see my Group D Base page.

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