Club Profile

Hertha Berlin

Commonly referred to as Hertha BSC, and sometimes Hertha Berlin, or simply Hertha, they are one of two German Bundesliga clubs from Berlin. The club is known by the affectionate nickname Die Alte Dame (The Old Lady), and Hertha is also a reference to the fertility goddess. The club was originally named for a steam ship, just because the two founders apparently thought it was a cool name, and their colors come from the ship’s blue and white smokestacks.

LOCATION: Hertha is based in the Westend neighborhood in the borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in the western part of Berlin. Their stadium is about six miles west of Berlin’s center.


NICKNAMES: Die Alte Dame (The Old Lady)


The club was founded in 1892, and was a founding member of the German Football Association in 1900 (86 founding clubs were represented at the inaugural meeting). Due to financial trouble, Hertha merged with Berliner Sport Club in 1920, and went on to win championships in 1930 and 1931. Following World War II, the club was briefly renamed SG…


As an example of how football parallels the “real world,” Hertha is based in the western part of the city, and 1. FC Union Berlin is based in the east — but they are separated by only 14 miles. Despite years of conflict in the city itself, Hertha and Union Berlin don’t have too much of a rivalry on the pitch due to the fact they have not…

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Located at Olympiapark Berlin, the Olympiastadion has served as the home venue to Hertha since 1963. The stadium was originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics, and set an Olympic attendance record with a capacity of over 100,000 for a baseball game. The first of two World Cups were played inside the stadium in 1974. In the group stage games,…

Going to a Game at Hertha Berlin

GETTING THERE: Directions can be found on the stadium website. PUBS & GRUB: Coming soon! AROUND TOWN: With 3.8 million residents, Berlin is the largest city in Europe and the capital of Germany. Its rich history dates back to the 13th century; after World War II the city was divided, with the western half surrounded by the Berlin Wall…

Hertha Berlin Tickets

The club sells tickets directly on their website. Groundhopper Soccer Guides also sells tickets and hospitality to Hertha Berlin home games at Olympiastadion. Learn more about the options we offer.

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