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UEFA2024 Kickoff in Germany with ByteSIM

May 29,2024 | Hugo

Table of contents

1. The introduction of the UEFA

2. Euro Cup 2024 Lineup Overview

3. Stadium Distribution Map

4. German and European Packages

 

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1. The introduction of the UEFA

  • The history of the UEFA European Championship

In 1954, an important event took place: the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) was founded, and the development of European soccer has had great support ever since. The following year, in 1955, the UEFA organized the Champions Clubs' Cup, the top tournament in European soccer at the time. in 1956, the UEFA decided to make the event even more official, with national teams represented by UEFA member associations, an event that represented the official launch of the European National Teams' Tournament.

The first European Nations Cup (now known as the European Championship) was hosted by France. The qualifiers began in 1960 and can be viewed as the first UEFA Nations Cup. Only four national teams competed at the time (the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and France). The Soviets were overwhelmingly victorious beating Yugoslavia in the final to win the first European Championship.

source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CuhdBIfJ3sB/?img_index=1

The European Cup has evolved over time. The number of participating teams has increased and the rules have been optimized. In 1996, the number of teams in the European Championship increased to 16. At the same time, there was no longer a play-off for third place, and the two losing teams in the semi-finals no longer had to compete for third place. The defending champion no longer automatically qualifies for the next final tournament. The European Championships continued to grow and the number of participating countries increased. Until now, the final tournament has grown to 24 teams, and has adopted a system that combines group and knockout rounds, making it fairer, more competitive, and more uncertain in terms of results.

The scale of the tournament and the intensity of the competition continued to draw more and more people to the European Championships, which gradually grew into a soccer event that was watched by people all over the world, attracting countless spectators to each tournament.Since 1996, the European Championships have been aligned with the World Cup cycle, in a bit of a hunger marketing move, whetting the appetites of the avid fans, and have been held once every four years. Given the size of the tournament and the intensity of the competition, many jokingly refer to it as “the World Cup without Brazil and Argentina.” The results of the Euros are often dramatic and unpredictable; Spain is the only team to have successfully defended its title, winning back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2012. This underscores the intense competition and uncertainty inherent in the Europa League.

  • UEFA European Championship: Rules and Format


source: https:https://logos-world.net/uefa-unveils-emblem-for-future-european-championship-euro-2024/

Qualification Groups:

The qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa League are used to select the 24 teams for the final round of the Europa League, with the host country automatically qualifying (in this case, also Germany) and the other teams being divided into groups for the qualifying rounds. The group stage is a double round-robin system of home and away matches. The top two teams from each group advance to the final, and a total of 24 teams are selected to advance.
In the event that two or more teams are tied on points, specific criteria are used to determine their ranking. These criteria include points from matches between tied teams, followed by goal difference, goals scored and away goals (if applicable). Subsequently, the assessment is expanded to include overall performance in the group stage, examining goal difference and goals scored in all group matches, as well as the accumulation of Fair Play points. If none of these criteria resolves the tie, the final decision may be made by drawing lots.

Final Tournament:

At the final tournament, there is a group stage to select the top 16 teams and then a knockout stage to select the current champion.
Group Stage: The 24 teams are divided into six groups of four teams each. Each group is organized in a single round-robin system, with each team playing the other three teams in the same group. The top two teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams advance to the Round of 16.
Knockout Round: The tournament becomes extremely competitive in the knockout rounds, as the tournament becomes single-elimination. This stage consists of the round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and final.

Rules: Matches are usually 90 minutes long. If there is a tie, the game goes into overtime, which is two 15-minute periods, and the team that scores the most goals in the overtime period wins the game. If the score is still the same at the end of the extra time, the teams will play a penalty shootout.
The group stage and the final group stage determine the teams that will participate in the knockout stage. Of course, it is possible that many of the strongest teams are placed in a group, resulting in a group of death. The single-elimination system of the knockout rounds greatly increases the uncertainty and intensity of the tournament, making the spectators of each edition eagerly anticipate the outcome.

2. Euro Cup 2024 Lineup Overview

  • Key players in each team

France

Since 2000, the French team hasn't clinched a European Championship title, but after making it to the finals of the last two World Cups, they arrive in Germany as one of the favorites to win. With star players like Kylian Mbappé and depth in their squad with players like Eduardo Camavinga from Real Madrid and Marcus Thuram in top form for Inter Milan, some players who might even have to settle for a spot on the bench. Didier Deschamps is still searching for the right mix and balance, as indicated by the recent loss to the German team, but it's expected that the French team will find their stride in the knockout stages.

source:https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/07/06/how-french-football-team-can-support-human-rights

Germany

Julian Nagelsmann recalled retired veteran Toni Kroos to the national team, reshaping his midfield, and early signs suggest that this gamble could pay off. With Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirtz having the home advantage, the German team suddenly looks like contenders again for the European Championship title, nearly 30 years after their Euro 96 triumph.

source: https://www.dw.com/en/football-the-state-of-germany-one-year-ahead-of-euro-2024/a-65904762

England

This is Gareth Southgate's fourth major tournament as England manager, and possibly his last, as he leads arguably the strongest squad yet. Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane are the top scorers in La Liga and Bundesliga respectively as of writing; Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka are the two best attacking players in the Premier League; Jude Bellingham and Cole Palmer look like future leaders. As recent errors in the friendly against Belgium indicated, England's fatal weakness remains their defense, but they have enough attacking firepower and tournament experience to reach the final.

source: https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/history/news/026b-12b6b89d2f27-1231a85338af-1000--euro-2020-final-meet-the-england-team/

Portugal

Portugal is the only team to have a perfect record in the qualifying rounds, winning all 10 of their matches, with Cristiano Ronaldo cleverly netting 10 goals. Roberto Martinez will bring one of the best teams to Germany this summer, featuring a plethora of attacking talents like Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Pedro Neto, João Félix, Diogo Jota, and Raphael Leão.

source: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/portugal-euro-2020-squad-confirmed-b1851270.html

Spain

Talented new-generation Spanish players will shine at this year's European Championship, led by Atletico Madrid's Nico Williams and Barcelona's Ramin Yamar. Yamar, at just 16, is already one of Barcelona's best players and made headlines for Spain in a friendly against Brazil at the Bernabeu. The youth will be complemented by the likes of Rodri, arguably one of the best midfielders in the world right now, and optimism surrounds Spain's potential impact in Germany.

source: https://www.aljazeera.com/sports/2022/11/15/qatar-world-cup-2022-team-preview-spain

Italy

Since defeating the England team in the finals at Wembley Stadium three years ago, the defending champions haven't been convincing. They failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, then finished third in the Nations League, and narrowly beat Ukraine in the Euro qualifiers, losing twice to England. Like many big nations, Luciano Spalletti faces a major issue with his forwards lacking goals, but Italy cannot be underestimated in major tournaments.

Netherlands

Ronald Koeman continues to oscillate between a back four and the more typical Dutch 4-3-3 formation, the latter proving its effectiveness with a 4-0 win over Scotland in a March international friendly. The Netherlands' problem still lies in lacking a reliable striker - no Dutch player scored more than three goals in the qualifiers.

Belgium

The golden generation has faded without the same talent to replace them, but fully fit Kevin De Bruyne still represents one of the best players in Europe. Belgium remained unbeaten in the qualifiers, conceding just four goals, and hasn't lost a game since being defeated by Morocco in the 2022 World Cup. Romelu Lukaku topped the charts with 14 goals in the 2024 Euro qualifiers and will once again be crucial.

Austria

Ralph Rangnick has Austria playing some fine football. After comfortably qualifying by beating main rivals Sweden both home and away, they impressed with two remarkable victories in March, defeating Slovakia 2-0 and Turkey 6-1 respectively. With talents like David Alaba, Marcel Sabitzer, Christoph Baumgartner, Marcel Sabitzer, Christoph Baumgartner, and Michael Gregoritsch in their ranks, they boast a squad capable of making an impact. In a challenging group with France and the Netherlands, they possess the strength to unsettle their opponents.

Croatia

Croatia still relies on the 38-year-old midfield maestro Luka Modric, who continues to exhibit stellar performances. Their journey in the 2024 European Championship group stage has been challenging, particularly against Spain and Italy.

Hungary

Marco Rossi's tactically fluid team provides moments of joy at their peak and remains an underestimated force. Since losing to Italy in the Nations League in September 2022, they haven't tasted defeat. Liverpool's Dominic Szoboszlai leads as captain, showcasing outstanding skills, while forward Barnabás Varga poses a threat with his four goals in the qualifiers and an impressive record of 26 goals in 30 appearances for Hungarian champions Ferencváros this season.

Denmark

Denmark has secured their place in the European Championship, with Rasmus Højbjerg's performances at Manchester United bringing hope to their campaign. Under the guidance of coach Kasper Hjulmand, who led them to the semifinals of Euro 2020, they are still searching for the right lineup, having switched between four at the back and wingbacks.

Slovenia

England should be wary of Slovenia, their opponent in Group C, especially their towering forward Benjamin Sesko, who has made 28 appearances for the national team, scoring 11 goals. His debut season at RB Leipzig left a lasting impression. Slovenia surprised everyone by defeating Portugal 2-0 in a friendly match in March, serving as a reminder of their threat.

Scotland

Following an impressive qualifying campaign, Scotland's disappointment on the international matchday in March was palpable. They were defeated by the Netherlands, and perhaps more concerning was their loss to Northern Ireland. Scott McTominay's seven goals in the qualifiers provided inspiration, although he trails behind the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, and Kylian Mbappe. With two final matches to prepare for before their opening night in Munich against hosts Germany, Scotland has work to do.

Switzerland

The Swiss put in hard work in a relatively straightforward qualifying group, but they seem to lack the firepower to make a significant impact at the European Championship. Chicago Fire's 32-year-old Sheridan Shakiri remains one of their more dynamic attacking players.

Czech Republic

The Czech team emerged from a fiercely competitive field and is likely to advance from their group in the European Championship alongside Portugal, Turkey, and Georgia. Captain Tomas Soucek is their key player.

Serbia

Serbia remains an enigma, with more talented players than their recent match results suggest. The likes of Sergej Milinković-Savić, captain Dušan Tadić, Saša Lukić, and Aleksandar Mitrović have shown glimpses of their abilities. However, their losses to Hungary twice in the qualifiers and a 4-0 defeat to Russia in March's friendly preparations have left them with little to learn from.

Poland

After a disastrous qualifying campaign, the team has bounced back under the leadership of new head coach Michael Probierz, clinching a penalty shootout victory against Wales in the playoffs. Robert Lewandowski is likely to play his final national team match, and Poland will rely on his goals to spring surprises in a tough group alongside the Netherlands, France, and Austria.

Slovakia

Slovakia has advanced to the European Championship amidst tense competition, finding themselves in a fiercely contested yet seemingly open group alongside Belgium, Romania, and Ukraine. Captain Milan Škriniar anchors their defense, while left-winger Lukáš Haraslín, with 14 goals already this season for Sparta Prague, provides attacking impetus.

Romania

Ranked first in their qualifying group with an unbeaten record, Romania's tally of 16 goals in 10 matches, four of which were against Andorra or Kosovo, underscores their lack of attacking prowess. Star player and captain Nicolae Stanciu has spent the past few years playing in China and Saudi Arabia.

Turkey

Turkey has experienced a turbulent period in recent months, with head coach Stefan Kuntz being sacked and replaced by Roma legend Vincenzo Montella. Initially guiding the team to qualification for the European Championship, ahead of Wales and just behind Croatia, Montella suffered a disastrous March international break, losing 0-1 to Hungary and suffering a humiliating 1-6 defeat to Austria. They lack a potent striker, and Montella is busy preparing them for their opening match against Georgia in the Euros.

Ukraine

Seeing the celebrations of Ukraine's qualification for the 2024 European Championship playoffs warmed my heart. This team has some talent, most notably their hero in the playoff final, Mihaylo Mudrek, as a nation rallies behind them to emerge from the weakest group comprising Belgium, Slovakia, and Romania.

Albania

Ranked first in their qualifying group, Albania faces a daunting task in the 2024 European Championship group stage against Spain, Italy, and Croatia - progressing to the knockout stages would be a remarkable achievement. Armando Broja is their great hope, while Atalanta's Berat Djimsiti is a high-quality defender and captain of the national team.

Georgia

After winning a dramatic penalty shootout following a tense playoff final against Greece, Georgia secured their first-ever qualification for a major tournament, sparking celebrations on the streets of Tbilisi. Former Bayern Munich defender Willy Sagnol, tasked with assembling a team capable of fully utilizing Napoli star Hvich'a Kvaratskhelia, leads them.

  • Key Matches in Groups A, B, C, D, E, F

Group A

Germany
 Scotland
 Hungary
    Switzerland

Group A: This group feels very evenly matched, with every team having a chance to qualify. Germany used to be a strong team, they haven't been playing as well as they used to lately, but they may have an advantage as a home team. Hungary could be the dark horse of this group.

Group B

Croatia
Italy
Albania
Spain

Group B: It can be considered as the “Group of Death” with three strong teams, Spain, Croatia and Italy. Spain has the strongest overall strength, so the probability is that it will be the first in the group. Very intense is the fight between Italy and Croatia in the second place.

Group C

England
Serbia
Denmark
Slovenia

Group C: Euro 2024 Group C situation is relatively complex, in addition to the strength of the strongest England, the other three teams strength gap is not very large, who have the opportunity to compete for qualification, who can get points on England has become the key, from the experience of the tournament, as well as the strength of the lineup, Denmark is the No. 2 seed of the group, the line out of the opportunity to be relatively higher, the prediction is that in the end, England will be easily to It is predicted that England will easily reach the round of sixteen as the first team in the group, Denmark has a chance to stand out among the other three teams to take the second place in the group, but Serbia and Slovenia have a chance to compete for the third place in the group of the four best results to reach the round of sixteen.

GroupD

 Poland
 Netherlands
 Austria
France

Group D: France and the Netherlands are the favorites to advance, Austria and Poland's probability of advancement is very low. Group D is in addition to Group B, the most competitive group, four teams have a certain degree of competitiveness, the French team is the only team with a greater advantage of the group, the other three teams have the opportunity to compete for the second qualification, Austria and Poland's Euro experience is not enough, in comparison with the Netherlands is obviously to take advantage of the strength of the Netherlands. To occupy the advantage, at the same time the strength of the lineup of the Netherlands is also quite strong, to become the second seed of the group, Austria and Poland if you can play exceptionally well, may not be no opportunity to compete for the qualification, but also have the ability to compete for the best results of the group of four third to play in the round of sixteen.

GroupE

 Belgium
 Slovakia
 Romania
Ukraine

Group E: Euro 2024 Group E is obviously not as popular as the other groups because the other three teams don't have any star players except Belgium, and because of this, Belgium is rightfully the biggest favorite to get out of this group, and if they play normally, it's hard for the other three teams to give Belgium any trouble. However, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine have the opportunity to compete for another qualification, basically can put aside the strength of the lineup, all depends on the players on the field state as well as the tactical arrangements of the coaching staff, which is slightly stronger than the strength of the Ukraine Romania and Slovakia, the prediction of the final group of teams for the final team for the Belgian and Ukrainian teams.

GroupF

 Turkey
  Grorgia
 Portugal
Czech Republic

Group F: Portugal has a lot of experience in big games. The team won all 10 matches in the qualifying stage and finished at the top of the group without any doubt, with impeccable performance in both offense and defense. The other three teams also have a chance. Portugal is certainly a sure bet to make it out of the group. Meanwhile Georgia has the least promising prospects of getting out of the group and is known as a fish out of water team. The Czech Republic is slightly stronger than Turkey, so let's see which team will finish second in the group.

Each group has its own dynamics and challenges, but Groups A and B, especially, stand out for their tough competition and uncertainty about who will advance.

  • Championship Predictions 

Team Name Chance of winning Euro 2024
 
England 22%

 France 22%
 Germany 14%
 Spain 13%

 Portugal 11%

 Belgium 7%

 Italy 7%

 Netherlands 6%

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/betting/football/euro-2024/winner-odds/

Putting aside the 12 teams fighting in the play-offs for the last three tickets to the final round of the European Cup, the four favorites to win this year's European Cup are France, England, Germany and Portugal. In the prediction, the probability of winning the championship for both England and France is 22%, which indicates that the combined strength of their teams are the two most competitive teams in the European Cup. However, the knockout system presents a lot of uncertainties, for example, the actual result may be affected by a variety of factors such as team status, injuries, tactical arrangements, etc., but it will be over before it is too late to make adjustments. So it is recommended to place your bets rationally.

3、Stadium Distribution Map

  • The European Championship matches locations

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Leipzig: Leipzig The Red Bull Arena, formerly known as the Zentralstadion, is located in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony in eastern Germany. It is the home stadium of RB Leipzig. The stadium has a capacity of about 42,959 spectators. 

Cologne: The RheinEnergieStadion, located in Cologne, Germany, is the home stadium of FC Köln, RheinEnergie being the name of a major local energy supply company. The stadium has a long history and was one of the venues for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. 

Düsseldorf: ESPRIT arena is a 54000 seat sports stadium located in Dusseldorf, Germany, mainly used for football and American football matches. It is the home stadium of Andre Dusseldorf Football Club.

Frankfurt: The Commerzbank-Arena, originally Waldstadion, is a 52,000-seat stadium in Frankfurt, Germany. Home to Eintracht Frankfurt and Frankfurt Galaxy, it opened in 1925 and was used for political rallies during WWII. Renamed in July 2005, it was called "FIFA WM Stadion Frankfurt" during the 2006 World Cup, hosting several matches. The stadium was almost completely rebuilt for the World Cup and also hosted the 2005 Confederations Cup final. A Bundesliga match on September 12, 2008, was postponed due to pitch damage from a Madonna concert.

Hamburg: The Volksparkstadion, the home stadium of Hamburg, has hosted matches during the final week of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League final. It boasts modern facilities, including under-field heaters for hosting football matches during the winter. With 22 camera positions, the stadium offers multiple viewing angles for television audiences. After its reconstruction in 1998, its capacity increased to 55,000 for regular matches and 50,000 for international matches. Previously known as the AOL Arena, the stadium also houses the Hamburg team's museum.

Gelsenkirchen: The Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, home to Bundesliga team Schalke 04, was originally named Arena AufSchalke. Renamed on July 1, 2005, it opened in 2001 and hosted matches during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including four group games and a quarter-final. This UEFA five-star stadium also hosted the 2003-04 UEFA Champions League final. With a capacity of 61,481 for league matches and 53,993 for international games, it features 72 executive boxes and a retractable roof. The pitch can be moved out for events like concerts.

Stuttgart: The MHPArena in Stuttgart, located by the Neckar River, was formerly known as Neckarstadion, Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, and Mercedes-Benz Arena. Built in 1933 and expanded for the 2006 World Cup, it holds 57,000 for domestic matches and 54,500 for international matches. It hosted six 2006 World Cup matches, the 1974 World Cup, and the 1988 European Championship, as well as major athletics events and the finals of the European Cup and UEFA Cup.

Dortmund: Signal Iduna Park, formerly Westfalenstadion, was Dortmund's home ground from December 2005 to June 2021. It hosted matches during the 2006 FIFA World Cup and has a seating capacity of 81,264 for domestic league games, reduced to 67,000 for international matches. Originally named after the Prussian province of Westphalia, it set a European football attendance record with 1.4 million spectators during the 2004/05 season.

Munich: The Allianz Arena, a professional football stadium located in the north of Munich, offers 75,021 seats during domestic matches, including 57,343 seats, 13,749 standing places, 1,374 box seats, 2,152 business seats (including 102 honorary VIP seats), and 966 sponsor seats. Since the 2005-06 season, the Allianz Arena has been the home ground for FC Bayern Munich's home matches, and until the end of the 2016-17 season, it was also home to TSV 1860 Munich. The arena has also hosted the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 UEFA Champions League finals. Initially jointly owned by FC Bayern Munich AG and TSV 1860 Munich GmbH & Co. KGaA, the latter's shares have since been acquired by FC Bayern Munich AG, making it the sole owner of the venue.

Berlin: The Berlin Olympiastadion, located in Berlin, Germany, is a large sports venue built on the site of the original German Sports Stadium for the 1936 Summer Olympics. Designed by the Mahler family, with the stadium designed by Otto Mahler and the surrounding buildings by his son Werner Mahler.

  • Exploring Famous Tourist Attractions Across German Cities

When one thinks of Germany, classical culture, fabulous city palaces, Oktoberfest or Christmas markets are the first things that come to mind. Germany's natural beauty is equally impressive. Germany's famous landmarks and scenic spots not only showcase the country's fascinating landscapes and historical sites, but also reflect the country's unique cultural appeal.

Brandenburg Gate: located in Berlin, it is a very famous attraction in Germany. This neoclassical Arc de Triomphe was built in the 18th century, ordered by King Frederick William II of Prussia, and designed by architect Carl Gotthard Langhans. The Brandenburg Gate is 26 meters high, with a statue of a four wheeled carriage pulled by four horses at the top. The Brandenburg Gate witnessed many significant historical events, including the division and unification of Germany. Today, it is a powerful symbol of unity, peace, and democracy, attracting millions of tourists from all over the world every year. Every tourist who comes to Berlin will definitely take a few commemorative photos with the Brandenburg Gate as the background. With the construction of the Great Wall in 1961, it became a symbol of division. Since 1989, it has once again marked the reunification of Germany. The gate was built in 1788, reminiscent of the Acropolis.

source: unsplash

 Cologne Cathedral:  located in the center of Cologne, is one of Germany's most magnificent architectural wonders. 1248 statues erected in honor of three kings laid the foundation for Cologne Cathedral to become one of the most important cathedrals in the Christian world. The foundations were laid. The three kings are said to lie in golden coffins. It was not completed until 1880, making it the largest building in the world at that time. The cathedral is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 533 steps lead up to the top of the tower, which is a challenging way to exercise. At around 157 meters high, Cologne Cathedral has dominated the Cologne skyline for centuries and is a symbol of Cologne's rich history and cultural heritage. The interior of the church is adorned with stunning stained glass windows and ornate sculptures. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cologne Cathedral continues to attract pilgrims and tourists alike, offering insight into Germany's religious and architectural heritage.

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Neuschwanstein Castle: located in the picturesque state of Bavaria and is a magnificent witness to 19th century romanticism. The castle was designed by architect Edward Riddle commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and its fairy tale like appearance attracts tourists from all over the world. The castle began construction in 1869, and King Ludwig II of Bavaria was a romanticist. He built a fairytale like castle that looked like a medieval knight's castle, even more magnificent. Only seven weeks after his death in 1886, the unfinished Neuschwanstein Castle was opened to tourists. Since then, it has been a place that attracts tourists: about 1.4 million people visit every year. Although King Ludwig passed away in 1886 before the completion of Neuschwanstein Castle, it has become a symbol of Bavarian culture and tradition in Germany.

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Germany is located in the heart of Europe, with vast territory and picturesque scenery. The medieval castles, quaint and beautiful countryside, clear and charming lakes, and towering valleys have attracted countless tourists. At present, it is the best travel season in Germany, so why not set aside a few days to enjoy the wonders of the Germanic tribes in this hazy atmosphere.

  • Germany Safety Tips!

Arriving in Germany, whether for tourism or watching the European Championship, is always a joyful experience. We should not cause unnecessary harm due to safety hazards. 
Key emergency numbers are important: police: 110, emergency medical services: 112Learn some basic German, although most Germans can speak English, learning some basic German phrases can make your journey smoother and smoother if you need help.
Strict traffic rules: especially in terms of speed limits, traffic signals, and pedestrian rights of way. So friends who rent cars must strictly follow the rules. Meanwhile, some highways in Germany do not have speed limits, but it is important to drive safely.
Public transportation: Germany's public transportation system is both efficient and safe, with buses, subways, and trams all belonging to public transportation.
Subways (U-Bahn) and trams (S-Bahn) are generally distributed in densely populated large cities such as Berlin and Hamburg. Munich, Ruhr district, etc. The U-Bahn and S-Bahn trains are very frequent, usually every 6 minutes. Unlike in China, Germany operates until 3am, so late returning friends don't have to worry about not having a car to go home. The route query can be done with the help of Google Map and DB Navigator. Tickets can be purchased on the platform or linked to a DB app with a bank card. There are one-way tickets, daily tickets, weekly tickets, monthly tickets, and annual tickets to choose from. If you purchase a paper ticket, remember to print it on the yellow machine next to the platform.
Otherwise, if you are checked, you will be fined 60 euros for ticket evasion. If you buy a ticket on your mobile phone, you will have a QR code to avoid printing.In most small cities in Germany, U-Bahn and S-Banh are not available, so buses are needed. Public transportation in Germany is not as convenient as other modes of transportation, with schedules ranging from 6 to 30 minutes, and no longer available at later times. Before taking a bus, be sure to check the timetable. Tickets can be purchased from any ticket vending machine or from the driver after boarding the train.

Choose safe accommodation: Choose a hotel or a high rated accommodation. It is best to buy a Germany eSIM in advance and immediately contact the hotel to inform you of the check-in time after the plane lands. 

Health and Medical Safety: Ensure that you have sufficient travel health insurance. Germany has high-quality medical services, but the cost may be high. Bring necessary medications and prescriptions, and know the location of the nearest pharmacy.

Enjoying Nature and outdoor activities: The weather in Germany is unpredictable, especially in mountainous areas. Check the weather forecast before traveling and bring suitable clothes and equipment.

  • Exploring German Beer and Cuisine

Beer: According to the German Pure Beer Order, German beer can only be made from three ingredients: malt, hops, and water. Therefore, for nearly 500 years, German beer has been almost synonymous with pure beer. Today, as the world's second-largest beer producing country, Germany has 1300 breweries and produces over 5000 types of beer. The beer produced is still renowned worldwide. German beer is famous for its quality and variety, including lager beer, wheat beer, and dark beer. Global renowned brands such as Pittsburgh, Augustine, and Beck are examples of such outstanding performance. The famous beer festival in Munich is the world's largest beer festival, attracting tourists eager to taste various German beers, enjoy local cuisine, and experience the unique and vibrant traditions and atmosphere of the event.

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Cuisine: Traditional German cuisine showcases its long history and rich cultural traditions. Don't miss this country full of large chunks of meat when traveling with carnivorous animals, such as fried pork trotters, fried pork chops, Munich sausages, Bavarian roast duck, and the common European beef burger with such a big face. German meat should not be too nostalgic. And roasted trout with butter. The outer skin is crispy, the fish is tender and juicy, and the acidity of lemon can also relieve greasiness and remove fishy smell. It's great! This dish should be seen in local restaurants with lakes and rivers. (For example, popular scenic spot King Lake). When it comes to desserts, Black Forest cake is more famous, but the one that surprises me the most is definitely Apfelstrudel! The freshly baked apple pie paired with condensed milk is not a better dessert! Actually, I don't really like apples, but I am completely impressed by this!

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  • Transportation and Accommodation Options in German Cities 

In German cities, travelers have a plethora of transportation and accommodation options:

Transportation: In Germany, you can purchase various types of tickets for public transportation, including single tickets (Einzelfahrkarte), day tickets (Tageskarte), weekly tickets (Wochenkarte), monthly tickets (Monatskarte), and regional tickets (Regional Ticket). Additionally, some cities offer city cards, which provide free or discounted public transportation for a certain period, along with perks such as admission to attractions. Tickets can be bought at ticket counters, vending machines at stations, convenience stores, or through mobile applications.

Public Transportation: Trains (Deutsche Bahn), S-Bahn, U-Bahn, trams, buses, and regional trains.

Taxis and Ride-Sharing: Taxis and services like Uber and Lyft.

Bicycles: Rentals and bike-sharing programs.

Car Rentals and Car-Sharing Services.

Air Travel: Major airports and domestic flights.

Accommodation: Before doing many things in Germany, you usually make an appointment with a Termin. After your appointment is successful, you often receive emails asking you to fill in the approximate check-in time. If it exceeds their designated time, you may not be allowed to check in. Most hotels in Germany do not provide toiletries, so if you don't bring them with you, you can only go to nearby places to buy them. Also remember to pay attention to the check-out time. Some hotels in Germany even require check-out at 10 o'clock. Hotels can be booked earlier than planned, which will be cheaper; It should be noted that each room type in the hotel has a relatively cheap option, but this is non refundable. If the itinerary has been confirmed before booking, booking this option will be relatively cost-effective.

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4. German and European Packages

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Before heading to the Germany, the thing you must do is buying a Germany eSIM.

Before making a purchase, please check if your phone supports eSIM. If it does, ByteSIM should definitely be your first choice.

Here are the Pros of using ByteSIM in Germany:

  1. Multiple carriers: Telekom, Vodafone, and O2 are covered and can be switched at any time.
  2. 5G high-speed network available.
  3. The hotspot function for shared connections is available.
  4. Various data packages available, ranging from 500M-50GB.
  5. eKYC is no need. 
  6. Summer sale: Don't miss out our 5% off  discount.
Days of Use Data Price (USD)
3
Unlimited Data (*5G Network)
9.90 USD
5 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 17.90 USD
7 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 23.90 USD
10 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 31.90 USD
15 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 44.90 USD
20 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 49.90 USD
30 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 59.90 USD

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We also provide eSIM services for Europe packages, covering a wide range of countries including Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Israel, Turkey, Ukraine, Holy See (Vatican City State), and San Marino.

Days of Use Data Price (USD)
3
Unlimited Data (*5G Network)
13.00 USD
5 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 21.00 USD
7 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 29.00 USD
10 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 37.00 USD
15 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 51.00 USD
20 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 62.00 USD
30 Unlimited Data (*5G Network) 75.00 USD

This is the 39-country eSIM Europe, and if your desired country is not listed here, we also offer 43-country eSIM Europe and 50-country eSIM Europe versions to fully meet your travel needs in Europe.

 

 

In addition, ByteSIM provides high-quality customer service, and our customer service is available 24 hours a day. However, we rarely encounter customers with product issues. With ByteSIM, everyone can confidently embark on a journey to Germany and immediately connect to eSIM in Germany after the plane lands.