The German Football Association announced its hopes to host the tournament on 26 January 2006, following a pledge from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to fully support a potential bid.
Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach and Frankfurt's Commerzbank-Arena hosted the semi-finals.
The third place play-off was held at Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
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On 27 August 2007, France also withdrew, reportedly in exchange for Germany's support for their bid to host the men's UEFA Euro 2016.