NICKNAME – Die Alte Dame (The Old Lady)
FOUNDED – 1892
LOCATED IN – Charlottenburg, Berlin
STADIUM – Olympiastadion
CAPACITY – 74,475
PROMOTED – 2013
BEST BUNDESLIGA FINISH – 2nd (1974/1975)
BEST DFB POKAL RUN – Runners Up (3 times)
BEST EC/CL FINISH – Group Stage (1999/2000)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – SF (1978/1979)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Michael Preetz (108)
2019/2020 FINISH – 10th
FIVE FACTS ABOUT HERTHA BSC
1. Hertha takes its name from a white and blue steamer on which one of its founders took a day trip.
2. The current stadium was originally built for the 1936 Olympics, but struggles to sell out due to its size.
3. It’s located in the wealthy Charlottenburg district, although its original supporters were mainly working class.
4. Hertha fans from East Berlin risked arrest to get near the wall to hear what was happening to their team.
5. Hertha used to be more friends than enemies with city rivals Union. When they played behind the Iron Curtain in European competition, Union fans cheered them on.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT WEST BERLIN
1. West Berlin was geographically cut off from the rest of West Germany from when Germany was divided up until reunification.
2. The City Zoo, which hosts 20,000 animals of around 1,200 species, is the most diverse in the world.
3. The abandoned airfield of Tempelhof has been converted into a huge park perfect for picnics.
4. The new Reichstag, once again the German seat of government, lies just west of the old border.
5. The Charlottenburg Palace and grounds will provide your fill of opulence. The humbler currywurst, a Berlin standard, was first served nearby.
OTHER GERMAN TEAMS
Arminia Bielefeld, Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia MG, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Freiburg, Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim, Koln, Leipzig, Mainz, Paderborn, Schalke, Stuttgart, Union Berlin, Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg