Euro 2020: No Public Viewing at Brandenburg Gate

Euro 2020: No Public Viewing at Brandenburg Gate

There will be no fan fest with public viewing at the Brandenburg Gate for the European Football Championship this year.

Public-Viewing in Berlin

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Visitors watch the match between Germany and South Korea on Berlin's "Fanmeile" for the 2018 World Cup.

There had been no applications for public viewing in the district, not even for the Brandenburg Gate, a spokesman for the responsible Mitte district office told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur. "The situation has not allowed for planning certainty," said a spokeswoman for the organiser of the famous "Fanmeile" at past tournaments, referring to the Corona location. The European Championship begins next Friday.
The Berlin police were initially not aware of any larger public viewing events in Berlin either. However, the officers are prepared and want to monitor compliance with the Corona rules at smaller gatherings as well, said a spokesperson. They will look to see if the distances are being observed or if more fans are meeting than is allowed. According to the new regulation, a distance of at least 1.5 metres between tables must be maintained indoors in restaurants. The testing requirement also continues to apply indoors. Outdoors, on the other hand, a Corona test is no longer required.
Outdoor events for up to 500 people have been permitted again in Berlin since 4 June, according to the Senate Department for Health. From 250 people, there is a general obligation to test, below which it depends on the hygiene concept.
Even if there is no "Fanmeile", football will probably still be shown in many places in Berlin after the relaxation for the gastronomy. The football pub "FC Magnet" in Veteranenstraße, for example, will be showing the games this year from Friday. In the garden in front of the Kunsthaus Acud, too, people can keep their fingers crossed for their favourite team while enjoying beer and Peruvian specialities.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Monday, 7. June 2021 14:32 Uhr

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