Club Profile

Union Berlin

This over-achieving club, best known for years at the working-class team in East Berlin, is now the only Bundesliga club in the country’s capital.

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

CONTACT: +49 30 – 65 66 88 100, #fcunion

NICKNAMES: Die Eisernen (The Iron Ones)


The origin of FC Union Berlin can be traced back to 1906 when the club’s predecessor, FC Olympia Oberschöneweide, was founded. The club changed its name to SC Union 06 Oberschöneweide in 1910 and soon after it became quite successful, securing a number of local championships and even playing for a German championship in 1923. Around this time,…


Historically, Union Berlin has shared a rivalry with Berliner FC Dynamo, which goes back to the 1950s. BFC Dynamo had an incredible run of success in the late 70s and 80s, winning 10 consecutive league titles. Union Berlin was known as the working class club, while BFC Dynamo was associated with the upper-class, which only fueled this rivalry….

Women's Team

The Union Berlin women’s team was formed in 1969, making it the first women’s football team in Berlin. The club was combined with KWO Berlin’s women’s team in 1971. They currently compete in Regionalliga


The club’s anthem was written in the 1990s by punk rocker Nina


Union Berlin plays their home games at Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Stadium at the old forester’s house). In fact, walking through the forest to the stadium is a beloved game day tradition. The stadium opened in 1920 after the club had to move from its previous stadium. After Union Berlin made the top flight in East German football in…

Going to a Game at Union Berlin

GETTING THERE: It’s about a 15-minute walk from the nearest train station. See the club’s website for more. PUBS AND GRUB: We haven’t been there yet, but since it’s in Germany, it’s a safe bet that there wil be plenty of places around for a beer and a bratwurst….

Union Berlin Tickets

Tickets can be purchased directly from the club – but they are very hard to get. Visit Union Berlin’s ticket page to learn more.

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