Hertha BSC

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Hertha BSC
Hertha BSC club crest
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Surname Hertha, Berliner Sport-Club e. V.
Seat Berlin
founding July 25, 1892
Colours Blue White
Members 37,500 (May 24, 2020)
president Werner Gegenbauer
Football company
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Surname Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA
Limited partners 49.9%: Peil Investment BV
50.1%: Hertha BSC e. V.
General partner GmbH Hertha BSC Verwaltung GmbH
→ 100%: Hertha BSC e. V.
(general partner GmbH)
Michael Preetz
(sport, communication / media)
Ingo Schiller
(finance, organization, infrastructure)
Website herthabsc.de
First team
Head coach Bruno Labbadia
Venue Olympiastadion Berlin
Places 74,649
league Bundesliga
2019/20 10th place

The Hertha, Berliner Sport-Club e. V. - short without items usually Hertha BSC , also known as Hertha or Old lady known - is a sports club from Berlin .

The club is based in the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in the Westend district and is best known for its football department , whose 1st men's team has been German champions twice . The game operations of the professional , amateur and A youth teams were spun off in 2002 to Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA .

On July 25, 1892 was the Berlin soccer club Hertha in 1892 as one of the first pure football clubs established in Germany. After the club merged with the Berliner Sport-Club on August 7, 1923 , the club was renamed Hertha BSC . In 1930, the division from the Berliner Sport-Club followed, while the new name of the club, which still exists today.

Hertha was a founding member of the DFB and the Bundesliga, and with 37,500 members (as of May 24, 2020) is the largest sports club in Berlin and one of the 15 largest sports clubs in Germany . Although it was founded as a football club, the club now also operates other sports such as boxing , bowling and table tennis . In addition, Hertha occupies 12th place in the all-time table of the Bundesliga .

The home games are played by the professional team in Berlin's largest stadium - the Olympiastadion  .


1892–1901: founding time

On July 25, 1892, the Berlin football club Hertha 1892 , or BFC Hertha 92 for short , was founded. The brothers Fritz and Max Lindner as well as Otto and Willi Lorenz had the idea to found the company. While looking for a name, Fritz Lindner came up with the idea of naming the Hertha club , as he and his father had recently been on a steamship of the same name on the Havel . Its chimney had the colors blue, white and yellow, which were also adopted as the club colors, although the yellow disappeared shortly afterwards. The steamer Hertha , built in 1886, ran on the Kyritz chain of lakes until around 2010 . Since the siblings were only 16 and 17 years old, respectively, the Lindner's uncle, Ernst Wisch, became chairman and registered the association in the police headquarters on Molkenmarkt .

Initially, some board games were played against other clubs. However, since socializing was in the foreground with the members, there were no successes, whereupon the interest decreased and the number of members shrank to four at times. At the same time, the top Berlin team Alemannia 90 split up , and their apprenticeship department joined Hertha almost entirely. As a result, the number of members rose again to 22.

Since Hertha was a registered club, he was allowed to play his games on the Exer (parade ground of the Alexander Regiment on Schönhauser Allee in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg ). However, goals and field markings had to be brought with you, and the players moved to neighboring restaurants.

On February 13, 1894, Hertha became a founding member of the Thor and Football Association in Berlin . However, the Herthaners soon provoked their expulsion by not paying the membership fees in order to join the German Football and Cricket Association on November 27, 1894 . This organized a two-class national championship, in which Hertha took part in the 2nd class for the first time in the 1895/96 season and immediately made it to 1st class through the runner-up championship. There, the BFC Hertha came last and was only relegated immediately because the 2nd class was dissolved after many exits. Over the years, more and more teams left, so that at times only five clubs took part in the league games. On October 27, 1900, Hertha also resigned from the DFuCB and tried to join the Association of German Ball Game Clubs , which, however, was initially not granted.

1901–1923: First successes

For the 1901/02 season, the BFC Hertha was added and classified in the 1st class and thus the highest league. The Herthaners finished the round as second of their season behind the eventual champions BTuFC Viktoria . Already in the next 1902/03 season a severe setback for the blue-whites followed, as they were deprived of all points for playing in unqualified players and were downgraded to last place.

In 1905 the company moved to Schebera-Platz . The innkeeper Schebera originally laid this out in 1900 in Berlin-Gesundbrunnen on the nearby Bellermannstrasse (corner of Behmstrasse) for the BFC Rapide 1893 . But since Rapide did not have the financial means, Hertha signed a license agreement with Schebera. Hertha soon acquired a loyal audience on Schebera-Platz and the rent was paid from the increased membership fees, which amounted to 50 pfennigs a month. Here Hertha 92 won the first Berlin championship in 1906. In the following final round of the German championship, Hertha failed in the semifinals at the eventual German champions VfB Leipzig .

After disputes with Schebera, the Herthaners moved to Reinickendorf for two years and played their home games on the Concordia sports field .

In 1910, the team won a friendly against Southend United , a legendary victory since Hertha 92 was the first soccer team on the continent to defeat a team made up of English semi-professionals.

Almost unaffected by the war , three more Berlin championships followed in 1915, 1917 and 1918 before another scandal caused a setback in 1918/19. Some players were paid unauthorized hand money and were disqualified after the first half of the season. In the following season, the men from Gesundbrunnen were allowed to participate in the league again.

When the VBB-Oberliga was founded in 1920/21 , they qualified as second in the VBB-Verbandsliga, Nordkreis .

1923–1933: The BSC , the plump and the golden years

The German championship cup, the Victoria , went to Berlin in 1930 and 1931.

After recurring financial disputes with innkeeper Schebera, the sporty strong Hertha joined forces with the financially strong Berlin sports club on August 7, 1923 . Since then, the club has been called Hertha BSC . They jointly acquired a former ice rink on the opposite side of the street from Schebera-Platz, which was used as an athletic field. Shortly afterwards, the construction of the new stadium at Gesundbrunnen began on the site , which was inaugurated on February 9, 1924 with a league game against VfB Pankow . The stadium became famous under the nickname "Plumpe", a term used in Berlin vernacular for water pumps in general and healthy wells in particular.

Financially strengthened and with the "Plumpe" as a venue, Hertha rose to one of the strongest teams in the German Reich in the following years . Between 1926 and 1931 they reached the final of the German championship six times in a row. However, only two championships could be won; the first four finals were all lost:

Hanne Sobek (right)

After four failed attempts, June 22, 1930 finally brought Hertha their first German championship . After that, it didn't look like it was in front of 40,000 spectators in the Düsseldorf Rheinstadion ; Final opponent Holstein Kiel was already leading 2-0 after eight minutes. But in a thrilling game, Hertha BSC scored the 3: 3 equalizer until the break and the 5-4 winner three minutes before the end.

At a time when Düsseldorf was still a long way off and the majority of Berliners did not have the opportunity to watch the game on a radio, word of success spread very slowly. It wasn't until the next day that several Berliners stormed the streets and waved blue and white flags. At the triumphant reception of the players, the traffic around the Friedrichstrasse station came to a standstill.

Final game for the German championship 1929/30
Hertha BSC - Holstein Kiel 5: 4 (3: 3)
venue Rheinstadion , Düsseldorf , June 22, 1930, 40,000 spectators
Hertha BSC Paul Gehlhaar - Willi Völker , Rudolf Wilhelm - Otto Leuschner , Ernst Müller , Herbert Radecke - Hans Ruch , Johannes Sobek , Bruno Lehmann , Willi Kirsei , Hermann Hahn
Holstein Kiel Alfred Kramer , Theodor Lagerquist, Josef Zimmermann, Christian Baasch, Oskar Ohm, Waldemar Lübke, Kurt Voß , Oskar Ritter , Johannes Ludwig , Werner Widmayer , Franz Esser
Gates goal 0: 1 Werner Widmayer (4th), 0: 2 Oskar Ritter (8th), 1: 2 and 2: 2 Johannes Sobek (22nd, 26th), 2: 3 Johannes Ludwig (29th), 3: 3 and 4: 3 Bruno Lehmann (36th, 68th), 4: 4 Oskar Ritter (82nd), 5: 4 Hans Ruch (87th)
referee Guyenz (Essen)

Immediately after the first German championship, the separation from the Berliner SC, which had been sought since 1929, took place. After a severance payment of 73,000 Reichsmarks had been paid, Hertha was able to keep the sports field and the "BSC", which has meanwhile become famous through four finals in a row.

The final was no less dramatic a year later, on June 14, 1931, in the Müngersdorfer Stadium in Cologne. In front of 50,000 spectators, the Berliners were down 1: 2 against 1860 Munich by the 75th minute before Hertha legend Hanne Sobek (1900–1989), who had brought his team back into the game last year, turned the match. With his goals to equalize 1: 1 and 2: 2, he played a major role in the second German championship, which Kirsei made perfect with the goal of 3: 2 one minute before the end.

Final game for the German championship 1930/31
Hertha BSC - TSV 1860 Munich 3: 2 (1: 2)
venue Müngersdorfer Stadion , Cologne , June 14, 1931, 50,000 spectators
Hertha BSC Paul Gehlhaar - Willi Völker , Rudolf Wilhelm - Hans Appel , Ernst Müller , Alfred Stahr - Hans Ruch , Johannes Sobek , Bruno Lehmann , Willi Kirsei , Hermann Hahn
TSV 1860 Munich Alwin Riemke - Max Schäfer , Josef Wendl , Ludwig Stock, Alois Pledl , Fritz Eiberle , Ludwig Stiglbauer , Ludwig Lachner , Anton Huber, Otto Oeldenberger, Gustav Thalmeier
Gates goal 0: 1 Oeldenberger (24th), 1: 1 Johannes Sobek (44th), 1: 2 Ludwig Lachner (45th), 2: 2 Johannes Sobek (75th), 3: 2 Willi Kirsei (89th)
referee Fissenewerth (Mönchengladbach)

The years 1926 to 1931 were the most successful in Hertha's club history. The club was never again able to reach a final for the German championship afterwards.

1933–1945: Hertha BSC in the "Third Reich"

After the seizure of power by the Nazi Hans Pfeiffer's new president, the club was brought into line . What ideas Pfeiffer adhered to can be found in the Hertha BSC club chronicle, which contains the following sentences, which he gave in the club newspaper at the time:

“The barren parliamentary system in club life has finally ceased to exist ... The previous club meetings no longer take place. They rarely served progress. "

- HA HO HE Hertha BSC

Knowing these lines, Bernd Schiphorst , Hertha President from 2000 to 2008, wanted to know more. In 2006 he commissioned Daniel Koerfer , contemporary historian at the Free University of Berlin, to investigate the behavior of the association during National Socialism and in the immediate post-war period. No specifications were made by the club, with one exception. Koerfer should answer the key question as comprehensively as possible: How much did Hertha BSC get involved with the Nazi regime? In searching for answers to this key question, Koerfer relied on a relatively dense source of sources and interviews with contemporary witnesses, such as Heinz Tamm, the last surviving Hertha player from the war. The around 500 players, officials and supporters of the football club, which at that time was still based in the Berlin working-class district of Wedding, felt, according to Koerfer, since the club was founded in 1892 and also during the study period itself as part of a sports family that, financially supported by small businessmen, was linked by a pronounced spirit of camaraderie and was held together. A key figure in the Third Reich was Wilhelm Wernicke, Hertha chairman from 1908 to 1933. He came from the social democratic milieu of the “red Wedding” and was only allowed to act in the background during the “brown years”. He managed to hold the club together even without an official function. It was Wernicke who kept correspondence with the 300 or so Hertha players during World War II , who were mainly used as soldiers on the Eastern Front, and who, supported by his wife Martha and the Reichspost, opened her own post office for them at Gesundbrunnen these broadcasts - along with his information letters, sent a copy of “Football Week” to the front every week. It was also thanks to Wernicke's excellent local political contacts that the club, which was banned by the occupying powers in 1945, was able to be re-established in 1949 with the help of Ernst Reuter and Louise Schroeder and was given back the traditional Hertha Stadium at Gesundbrunnen, which was popularly known as "the plump" . On June 24, 1948, the charismatic Ernst Reuter, a close party friend of Wernicke, held one of his legendary speeches for the defense of Berlin's freedom in this stadium, which was located close to the sector boundary with the Soviet sector and was overcrowded with 80,000 people.

But the study also shows that Hertha BSC did not get through the brown years without opportunistic adjustments. There were definitely overlaps between the regime and the club members. For example, the idea of ​​the “Volksgemeinschaft” cultivated by the Nazi regime met with approval in the Hertha community, which is made up of workers and petty bourgeoisie, as in many other places, because of its cross-class orientation. The Hertha BSC association shows in detail what applied to German society as a whole. The fact that from 1933 onwards the “club leaders” each had a brown party book should not come as a surprise. In this context, however, the complex behavior of the only known and popular Hertha player from the championship eleven of 1930 and 1931, Johannes "Hanne" Sobek, is characteristic . Away from the football field, he secured professional prospects as a radio reporter and, when it seemed inevitable for the continuation of his radio career, also became a party member. At the same time, however, he continued to have acquaintances not only with the poet Joachim Ringelnatz, who was ostracized by the National Socialists, a Hertha member, but also with Hertha people of Jewish faith, which brought him political difficulties several times. Sobek and most of his teammates also did not know much about the NS training courses held by an “old fighter” of the NSDAP in the club, and they soon put them on the sidelines.

There was no ideological compromise in relation to anti-Semitism in the petty-bourgeois-proletarian club milieu, even if, as Koerfer found out in the course of several years of research, Hermann Horwitz, the club's Jewish team doctor until 1935, was deported to Auschwitz in the spring of 1943 and murdered there without any intervention from the club - a stumbling block in Wilmersdorf has been a reminder since April 23, 2013 . But it is significant that the Hertha-Vereinnachrichten, the most important source in this context, do not contain a single point with the help of which anti-Semitic attitudes can be proven and Nazi inflammatory slogans can be derived. “Hertha was not a Nazi club” - this was the verdict of the future Dutch international Abraham “Bram” Leonardus Appel, who was deported to Berlin as a slave laborer in 1942 and who opposed the Nazis. During the last three years of the war, Appel played as a "miracle striker" for Hertha, which improved his living conditions as a forced laborer - and in 1988 in his last big interview in Holland he praised the comradely spirit that had reigned in the club in those years and none Difference was made with regard to the national affiliation of the players.

The extensive report for Bernd Schiphorst and the club was published in 2009 as a book under the title Hertha unter dem Hakenkreuz - a Berlin football club in the Third Reich in the Göttinger Werkstatt Verlag.

The Jewish Hertha fan Ejias Kaszke was excluded from the club in 1938. Two years later he died in Sachsenhausen concentration camp . His urn rests in the Jewish cemetery in Berlin-Weißensee . The biography of Eljas Kaszke, reconstructed by fans, is to be presented to the public in April.

1945–1963: Post-war period - Oberliga Berlin

After the Second World War , all German clubs, including Hertha BSC, were dissolved by the Allies . In Berlin, local sport took the place of the traditional association and club structures for a few years . A total of 45 so-called “city district teams” were formed in all four Berlin sectors . Hertha BSC no longer existed under the traditional name, the players now competed with the players from SV Norden-Nordwest under the name “SG Gesundbrunnen”, named after the Berlin district in the north section. From August 1, 1949, the “SG Gesundbrunnen” was finally allowed to officially bear the traditional name “Hertha BSC”, which is popular in Berlin, after the members with 113: 7 votes for the old name Hertha BSC and against the name in April 1949 Hertha NNW had voted.

An orderly game operation was initially out of the question. Many clubs had lost players and some of the venues - like the Berliner Plumpe - were in ruins. Nevertheless, gaming operations were resumed in some regions of Germany as early as 1946. The popular sports facility for Hertha fans was also rebuilt after the end of the war, and games on the Plumpe began again in June 1946.

Later, in Berlin and in the south of Germany , the top leagues (not to be confused with today's amateur league ) founded, which now constitute the highest German division of football in the regions. A year later they were also introduced in all other parts of the country. Hertha BSC was one of the participants in the Berlin City League from the 1949/50 season . When the contract player statute also applied in this league from the following season and the East Berlin clubs switched to GDR football, it was renamed the Contract League Berlin .

Hertha BSC seemed to be building on better times as early as 1950/51 - after the arrival of eleven players from the defunct GDR runner-up SG Dresden-Friedrichstadt , including Helmut Schön as player - coach . But most of the Dresden players soon moved on and in 1953 Hertha's relegation to the second-class amateur league Berlin took place. In the following season, however, they managed to immediately rise again. Hertha BSC was initially denied a major role among the remaining Berlin clubs until the first league championship was won in 1957. In the following games for the championship of the DFB , however, the Berliners could not prevail.

From the beginning of the 1960s, three dominant Berlin teams emerged from the contract league: Tennis Borussia Berlin , Tasmania 1900 Berlin and Hertha BSC. Three years before the introduction of the Bundesliga, they fought in the western part of today's federal capital for supremacy and, in particular, for admission to the top German division, which is yet to be established. The last (West) Berlin championship played was secured by Hertha BSC.

1963–1969: Start in the Bundesliga and forced relegation

On August 24, 1963, the first day of the newly founded Bundesliga , one of eight Bundesliga games kicked off at 5 p.m. in Berlin's Olympic Stadium . The "plump" did not meet the necessary requirements for the Bundesliga, so that Hertha BSC kicked off against 1. FC Nürnberg in front of 60,000 spectators in the Olympic Stadium. Otto Rehhagel was among the actors involved on the Berlin side . In the end, Hertha achieved a 1: 1 at the premiere with a converted hand penalty.

The first Bundesliga season ended the Berlin in third from last place - one point ahead of the relegated Preußen Münster , which they were defeated on the last match day. As it later turned out, Hertha official Wolfgang Holst had bribed the player Alfons Stemmer from 1860 Munich with 15,000 DM before the penultimate game of the season in order to influence the decisive game against relegation favorably. In 1965 Hertha was able to save itself from relegation at the same rank, but was downgraded to the regional league by the DFB due to serious violations of the statutes . Hertha BSC had attracted some players with "hand money", which was forbidden at the time. The forced relegation, the club's second after the 1918/19 season, triggered discussions and finally a rethink at the DFB regarding such bonuses.

The Herthaners played the next three seasons in the Stadtliga Berlin (Regionalliga), which they dominated. The first season ended with 58: 2, the second with 57: 3 and the last season in 1968 with 55: 5 points. Three years after the forced relegation, Hertha BSC returned to Germany's elite class. There you could keep the class at the end of the 1968/69 season with 14th place.

1970s: great successes and another scandal

In the early 1970s, Hertha was able to establish itself in the Bundesliga. The seasons 1969/70 and 1970/71 ended the Berlin in third place. On April 18, 1970, Borussia Dortmund - at least fifth in the table - achieved a 9-1 victory that is still the highest of a Hertha team in Bundesliga history. In the UEFA Cup they only failed in the quarterfinals against Inter Milan .

The "plump" 1974 shortly before its demolition

In the context of the Bundesliga scandal in 1971 there were also penalties for some players and officials from Hertha BSC. The 0-1 home defeat against Arminia Bielefeld was up for negotiation . The Bielefelder offered the Hertha players 250,000 DM for a victory and they accepted a suitcase with the money provided by the Arminen. The financial consequences of the conviction were severe. As a debt relief , the "Plumpe" was sold to a Berlin housing association that wanted to build residential buildings on the site. In 1974 the long-standing Hertha home was torn down. At Bellermannstrasse 64–70 and in front of Behmstrasse 42 only sculptures are reminiscent of the legendary “plump”.

In 1975, the runner-up championship was the club's greatest success in the Bundesliga. In 1978 they came third again.

At the end of the 1970s, Hertha drew attention to itself in national and international cup competitions. On May 30, 1977, the repeat final in the DFB Cup 1976/77 against 1. FC Köln was lost 0-1, after no winner could be determined two days earlier at 1: 1 nV. Two years later, they lost 1-0 in the 1979 cup final against Fortuna Düsseldorf after extra time. In the 1979 UEFA Cup , Hertha BSC only lost out in the semi-finals against Red Star Belgrade with 0-1 and 2-1 due to the away goals rule. It was the last international appearance of the Berliners for 20 years.

In 1978/79 they slipped into mediocrity in the Bundesliga and even found themselves in 14th place in the table at the end of the season. On November 29, 1979, the functionary and co-founder of what is now Hertha BSC's oldest fan club, Wolfgang Holst , became president of the club. He remained in office until November 25, 1985.

1980s: relegation to third class

The sporting decline reached its peak in May 1980: The Berlin team ended the season tied with Bayer 05 Uerdingen , but had to start the second division due to two missing goals (41:61 versus Uerdingen 43:61). After two years in the second division and the return to the Bundesliga, the Berliners finished the 1982/83 season there with the last place in the table and were second class again. After three more seasons, relegation to the amateur league followed on May 8, 1986 after a 2-0 defeat at Alemannia Aachen . As an amateur team, Hertha played their home games - with a few exceptions - in the Post Stadium , which was in dire need of renovation . An average of 2,000 spectators attended the games. The top game against Türkiyemspor Berlin in 1987/88 attracted 12,000 spectators to the stadium.

In the 1986/87 season Hertha BSC was sovereign champion of the Oberliga Berlin , but failed in the promotion games. A year later, on June 19, 1988, the Berliners celebrated their return to the 2nd Bundesliga, in which they secured the class in 1989 when they reached 13th place.

1990s: return to the Bundesliga

Just two years after advancing to the second division, the league made it to the top German league in 1990. The euphoria was soon followed by disillusionment, because even "fireman" Peter Neururer could not prevent the relegation. From 1991 to 1997 Hertha BSC played as the "gray mouse" in the second division with an average of 3,000 spectators at the beginning, which made for a bleak backdrop in the Olympic Stadium , which was far too large for the time .

In contrast, the club's amateur team caused a sensation. The "Hertha-Bubis" managed one of the biggest surprises in the history of the DFB Cup in 1992/93 . After the Berliners had eliminated clearly favored teams such as Hannover 96 , 1. FC Nürnberg and Chemnitzer FC in the course of the competition , they reached the final in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. Against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the amateurs only lost 1-0 after a goal from Ulf Kirsten . Later famous players of the team were Carsten Ramelow and Christian Fiedler .

At the beginning of 1996, the first team was taken over by Jürgen Röber and only just saved it from relegation to the third division. At the instigation of the sponsor UFA and the initial spark of Bernd Schiphorst , who later became president (2000–2008), an economic council was established which, in addition to Schiphorst, included Peter Boenisch , Klaus Herlitz , Rupert Scholz and the former Hertha President Heinz Warneke. From then on, the Economic Council ensured continuity and reliability. In the 1996/97 season, the "old lady" under coach Röber rose to third place in the Bundesliga . Between 1993 and 1997, Hertha BSC was also able to record a steady increase in audience numbers.

The memorable highlight was the home game against promoted rivals 1. FC Kaiserslautern (2-0) on April 7, 1997 , where a record 75,000 spectators were set for the single-track 2. Bundesliga. Both teams were top notch again after this season.

2000s: Establishment in the Bundesliga

After the income from the home games, the sales of fan articles ( merchandising ) and the financial aid from the UFA (now Sportfive ) had grown continuously, in 2002 substantial parts of the association were spun off into a partnership limited by shares (KGaA) in order to increase the liability of the association and on the other hand to be able to take advantage of tax advantages.

Despite successes in the Bundesliga and participation in the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League in 1999/2000 (with victories against FC Chelsea and AC Milan ), Jürgen Röber was sacked in February 2002 after six years. His successor Falko Götz led Hertha in the second half of the 2001/02 season to fourth place and thus again into the UEFA Cup. The following season Huub Stevens took over the coaching post and finished the season in 5th place. In the 2003/04 season, however, the team disappointed and was in danger of relegation, so that Stevens was on leave in December 2003 and hired as "savior" Hans Meyer , under whom the league was finally managed.

For the 2004/05 season Falko Götz was again committed as a coach. Under his leadership, the team finished fourth in the end. With a win in the last home game against Hannover 96 (0-0) even 3rd place and thus qualification for the Champions League could have been achieved. In the following season, the team ended up in 6th place and missed qualifying for the UEFA Cup. There were also disappointments in the UEFA and DFB Cup competitions, with defeats to supposedly underclass opponents. In the following season, Hertha slipped further and came close to the relegation ranks again. Götz was released in April 2007 and the season was brought to an end by Karsten Heine.

Marcelinho (2005)

The 2007/08 season saw a change, for which the Swiss Lucien Favre was committed. He rebuilt the squad almost completely, which led to strong fluctuations in performance in the first season. In the end, Hertha BSC finished in tenth place in the table, as in the previous season. Thanks to the fair play rating of UEFA , however, a starting place for the UEFA Cup qualification was secured. Thus, the goal of the UEFA Cup, which manager Hoeneß had spent for the second year under Favre, was reached early through the "back door".

In the 2008/09 season, Hertha BSC improved the previous record from 1974 with 33 points and the most successful first half of the club's history. There were victories against teams from the upper third of the table (including over the eventual autumn champions TSG 1899 Hoffenheim ) and disappointments such as high away defeats against FC Bayern Munich (1: 4), Werder Bremen (1: 5) or the failure against Energie Cottbus (at home 0: 1), but the club was in third place at the end of the semi-series. After consistently good performances (including 2: 1 over FC Bayern Munich and 1: 0 over Bayer 04 Leverkusen ) and simultaneous loss of points by the competition, Hertha BSC took over the top of the table several times at the beginning of the second half of the season and defended it. In particular , striker Andrij Voronin , who was on loan from Liverpool FC, proved to be an accurate reinforcement during this phase. In addition, the entire team acted with a stable defense around the form strong central defenders Arne Friedrich and Josip Šimunić in a tactically disciplined manner. After the club entered the list of title contenders and had meanwhile fought four points behind the table, the setback followed with three defeats in a row. With a 2-1 home win over Werder Bremen and a 1-0 at Hoffenheim, Hertha BSC closed up to the top group again towards the end of the season, but were able to beat FC Schalke 04 0-0 and 4-0 on the last two match days -Defeat at the relegated Karlsruher SC no longer intervene in the fight for the first three places. With 63 points and fourth place, the club finally achieved the season goal and qualified for the newly created UEFA Europa League .

In the UEFA Cup competition , Hertha BSC qualified against Nistru Otaci (8-1 in the first leg and 0-0 in the second leg), Interblock Ljubljana (2-0 and 1-0) and St. Patrick's Athletic (2-0 and 0-0 ) for the group stage. The 8: 1 success over the Moldovan club Otaci meant the highest victory so far in an international competition. In the group stage, the club met Benfica Lisbon (1-1 at home), Metalist Kharkiv (0-0 away) and Galatasaray Istanbul (0-1 at home) in Group B and would have won the last game of the group stage against Olympiacos have to. After a good first half, however, the injured team lost 4-0.

In a press release on June 7, 2009, Hertha BSC officially announced the separation from manager Dieter Hoeneß on June 30, 2009 - one year earlier than planned. The main reason given was a "different view of future club and business policy". Michael Preetz , at the time head of the licensed players department, took over the duties of Hoeneß.

2009–2014: Hertha as "elevator team"

On September 28, 2009, coach Lucien Favre was dismissed after Hertha BSC had suffered six defeats in a row after an opening win in the first half of the 2009/10 season . Karsten Heine looked after the team in the Europa League game at Sporting Lisbon (0: 1) on an interim basis, on October 3, 2009 Friedhelm Funkel became the new coach. With only six points, the Berliners went into the winter break as bottom of the table. The Hertha crisis reached its climax on March 13, 2010, when after the 1: 2 home defeat against 1. FC Nürnberg, around 150 Hertha fans with plastic pipes entered the interior and the field and damaged the bench and some advertising boards . After the 26th matchday, Hertha was still in last place with now eight points behind the relegation place. On matchday 33, a 1-1 draw at Bayer 04 Leverkusen finally sealed relegation to the second division.

For the 2010/11 season, Markus Babbel signed a one-year contract as the new Hertha coach, which would have been automatically extended by one year if promoted directly. As first place, Hertha BSC managed to get back up straight away. The last home game of the season on the 34th matchday against the second promoted FC Augsburg recorded the highest number of spectators in the single-track 2nd Bundesliga with 77,116 visitors. Hertha exceeded its own record from 1997 (75,000 spectators against 1. FC Kaiserslautern).

During the 2011/12 Bundesliga season, Hertha was initially able to place itself in the lower midfield. The headlines just before Christmas was the dismissal of Babbel, who did not want to extend his contract beyond the end of the season. Trainer and manager Michael Preetz had their argument about communicating the decision publicly. While Preetz announced that he only found out about Babbel's decision at short notice, the coach said that he had informed the club management weeks beforehand. Babbel's successor Michael Skibbe was given leave of absence on February 12, 2012 after only four lost league games and elimination from the DFB Cup. Interim successors to Skibbe were René Tretschok and Ante Čović , on February 20, 2012 they became assistant coaches to the new head coach Otto Rehhagel . With a 3-1 win over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on the last matchday of the 2011/12 season, 16th in the final table of the Bundesliga, they qualified for the relegation games against the third division of the 2nd Bundesliga, Fortuna Düsseldorf .

Hertha lost the first leg of the relegation on May 10, 2012 in Berlin with 1: 2. The second leg on May 15, 2012 in the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf ended 2-2. This meant relegation again. The game was interrupted twice for several minutes because of the lighting of Bengal fires . In the penultimate minute of stoppage time, Düsseldorf fans stormed the field, and the game only ended after a twenty-minute break. Hertha BSC therefore appealed against the game's rating the next day, which the DFB sports court rejected as unfounded. The revision hearing before the DFB Federal Court was also unsuccessful. After analyzing the reasons for the verdict, Hertha decided not to appeal to the permanent arbitration tribunal . Referee Wolfgang Stark filed a criminal complaint for assault against a Hertha BSC player.

Jos Luhukay took over the coaching position at Hertha for the 2012/13 season . He signed a two-year contract until June 30, 2014. Over the course of the season, the team stabilized. She sat at the top of the table in the second division and secured the championship by beating 1. FC Köln on matchday 33, after promotion had been established on April 21, 2013. With the point from the 1-1 draw in the final game of the season against FC Energie Cottbus, Hertha BSC set a new record for the 2nd Bundesliga with 76 points; she is now the sole record holder. In the 2012/13 season, Hertha BSC was also the only professional football team in Germany without a home defeat.

The 2013/14 season began very successfully for Hertha BSC with a 6-1 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt . After a first round that went very well for a newcomer , which ended with 28 points in 6th place in the table, the second half of the season was mixed. In the 17 second round games only 13 points were posted, which meant the penultimate place in the "back round table". Due to the strong first half of the season, however, Hertha never got into the relegation region and ended the season in 11th place.

2014–2019: Stabilization and Europe under Dárdai

Under Pál Dárdai, Hertha established themselves again in the Bundesliga and played internationally for the first time

The goal for the 2014/15 season was the further establishment in the Bundesliga. For this purpose, the roster was strengthened with eight newcomers. In addition, the two loans from the 2013/14 season , Per Skjelbred and Tolga Ciğerci , were firmly committed. The financial framework for the newcomers was made possible by the entry of KKR. Like many other clubs, Hertha suffered a few injuries during the season. The team was rarely able to meet the expectations placed in them during the first half of the season. After the second lost match in the second half of the season, coach Jos Luhukay was released and replaced by Pál Dárdai . At the end of the season there was relegation, but the secure fifteenth place was only achieved because of the better goal difference. The aim of the 2015/16 season was to further establish itself in the Bundesliga. Especially at Dárdai's request, the squad was heavily adjusted. At the end of the summer transfer window, there were five newcomers and six departures.

After the first half of the 2015/16 season , Hertha was in third place with 32 points, in the second half , however, only 18 more points were achieved, which was enough for 7th place and for participation in the third qualifying round for UEFA Europe League . There the team could not defend a 1-0 home win against Brøndby IF in Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in the second leg and was eliminated. In the DFB Cup, Hertha surprised positively, reaching the semi-finals again after decades, in which they were eliminated 3-0 against Borussia Dortmund on April 20, 2016 . On May 23, 2016 it was announced that the members of the Executive Committee Ingmar Pering and Christian Wolter wanted to buy back the founding ship. The ship will then be owned by a carrier company whose shares are to be sold.

After unexpectedly missing out on the UEFA Europa League, the 2016/17 season was similar to the previous one: 30 points in the first half of the season with overwintering to third place in the table, 19 points in the second half. Although a point less was achieved overall, Hertha managed this time, for the first time in eight years, the direct qualification for the group stage of the Europa League . In the DFB-Pokal you had to play away at Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 . In an even game, Hertha lost on penalties against the eventual cup winners.

Hertha also finished the 2017/18 season in 10th place in the middle of the table. In the Europa League they dropped out in a group with Athletic Bilbao , Östersunds FK and Sorja Luhansk . The 2018/19 season followed the pattern of previous years. After finishing the first half of the season with 24 points in 8th place, the second half of the season went significantly worse, so that the team was in 11th place with 43 points at the end of the season. In April 2019, after five defeats in a row, Dárdai had agreed to end the collaboration at the end of the season.

Since 2019: present

The long-time head coach of the second team, Ante Čović , took over the professional team for the 2019/20 season . Before the season started, Lars Windhorst joined the KGaA through Peil Investment BV and invested 224 million euros in 49.9 percent of the shares by November 2019, with which he wanted to make Hertha a “Big City Club”. In the summer transfer period, two club-internal record transfers were made: Valentino Lazaro moved to Inter Milan for around 22 million euros and Dodi Lukébakio (last loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf ) was signed by Watford for around 20 million euros . After the 12th matchday, the club separated from Čović when the team was in 15th place with 11 points. His successor until the end of the season was Jürgen Klinsmann , who had previously been appointed to the KGaA supervisory board as Windhorst's representative and who suspended his mandate for this period. Under Klinsmann, Hertha finished the first half of the season with 19 points in 12th place. In the winter transfer period, a new club-internal record transfer was made with Lucas Tousart from Olympique Lyon , who remained on loan in Lyon until the end of the season, for around 24 million euros. Overall, Hertha gave Tousart, Santiago Ascacíbar (~ € 11 million, VfB Stuttgart), Krzysztof Piątek (~ € 23 million, AC Milan) and Matheus Cunha (~ € 17 million, RB Leipzig) in January 2020 with around 75 Million euros more than any other club in the world. After the 21st matchday, Klinsmann surprisingly resigned as head coach via Facebook due to differences with the club's management, whereupon his previous assistant coach Alexander Nouri took over the team. At this point in time, Hertha was in 14th place with 23 points, with 6 points ahead of the relegation place. Nouri looked after the team in 4 Bundesliga games, scored 5 points and was responsible for a 5-0 defeat at home. At the beginning of April, Nouri was replaced by Bruno Labbadia . The coach change happened before the 26th matchday during the season break that had been triggered around a month earlier by the COVID-19 pandemic . The lead over the relegation place was unchanged at 6 points. After the game operations with ghost games were resumed after a break of around two months , the team stabilized. Labbadia got 13 points from the remaining 9 games and finished the season with 41 points in 10th place in the secured midfield.

Before the 2020/21 season , Hertha announced that Windhorst would increase its shares in KGaA by October 2020 for 150 million euros to 66.6 percent, which means that its investment since 2019 has amounted to 374 million euros.

GmbH & Co KGaA


Like most other German football clubs, sport at Hertha was organized as a registered association for a long time . With Leo Kirch's entry into sports broadcasting at the beginning of the 1990s, there was increasing marketing potential in German football. The Bertelsmann subsidiary UFA (now Sportfive ) joined Hertha as a sponsor and partner in 1994 , initially with DM 4.5 million. On November 19, 2000, the general meeting decided to spin off the licensed players department into a GmbH & Co KGaA . Hertha BSC GmbH & Co KGaA was founded on May 23, 2002 and has been registered with the Charlottenburg District Court under the registration number HRB 84666 . Initially, all of the KGaA shares were held by the association. The general partner is Hertha BSC Verwaltung GmbH , which takes over the management and is always 100 percent owned by the e. V. is held. Thus, the e. V. has control over the appointment of the managing directors and thus over the operative business regardless of the capital distribution in the KGaA . The current management of Hertha BSC Verwaltung GmbH consists of:

  • Managing Director Sport, Communication / Media: Michael Preetz
  • Managing Director Finances, Organization, Infrastructure: Ingo Schiller

The managing directors are supported by Thomas E. Herrich (organization, gaming operations, hospitality, ticketing, legal and personnel, fan and member support) and Paul Keuter (communication, brand management, digital transformation & CSR), who have and with whom they have power of attorney form the management.

KGaA shareholders

On January 31, 2014, the investor Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) invested 61.2 million euros in Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA. The partnership was designed for around seven years. KKR received a participation of 9.7 percent, which could be increased to 33 percent.

The agreement was divided into three parts:

  • Shares: Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA will sell 9.7 percent of the shares to the investor. For this, the investor Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. pays approx. 18 million euros and is a minority shareholder. The total club value was estimated at 220 million euros.
  • Equity: Hertha receives around 7 million euros as a kind of bonus for signing the contract.
  • Loan: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. pays approx. 36 million euros as an equity substitute loan. Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA must repay the sum with interest at the end of the partnership.

In November 2018, the e. V. back the shares.

In June 2019, the association announced that it would transfer 37.5 percent of the shares in Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA for 125 million euros to the German investor Lars Windhorst . According to the Federal Gazette, the shareholder is Peil Investment BV , which means that Tennor Holding BV , Lars Windhorst and other natural and legal persons also have an indirect stake in Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA. At the beginning of November 2019, the shares were increased to 49.9 percent for a further 99 million euros. At the beginning of July 2020, the association announced that the investment would be increased again by 150 million euros. Initially, a payment of 50 million euros will be made in July 2020. In October 2020, a further 100 million euros will be paid. After implementation of this agreement, Peil Investment BV will hold 66.6 percent of the shares in Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA. The total investment thus amounts to 374 million euros. The 50 + 1 rule is not violated, since this indicates that the e. V. must have at least 50 percent of the votes plus one additional vote. The Hertha, Berliner Sport-Club e. V. as the sole shareholder of Hertha BSC Verwaltungs GmbH, which is the company's general partner , continues to have the majority of votes in the KGaA and is the sole managing director . The Peil Investment BV is only limited partner of the KGaA and thus has no management authority.

Dates and names

Name and coat of arms history

The club was founded in 1892 as the Berlin Football Club Hertha 1892 , or BFC Hertha 92 for short . Since the merger with the Berliner Sport-Club in 1923, Hertha BSC has had its name that is still valid today. Only in the post-war period from 1945 to 1949, when the Allies dissolved all German clubs, did the footballers play together with former members from other clubs under the name SG Gesundbrunnen .

date event
July 25, 1892 Founding of the Berlin football club Hertha in 1892
Aug 7, 1923 Merger with the Berliner Sport-Club under the new name Hertha BSC
1930 Separation from Berliner SC while keeping the name
1945 Dissolution by the Allied Control Council and gaming operations under the name SG Gesundbrunnen
Aug 1, 1949 Resumption of gaming operations as Hertha BSC

In its history, the association has changed its official coat of arms several times. For the club's 120th anniversary in 2012, the “pure flag” was introduced as the official club crest, as requested by the majority of club members and fans.

League affiliation


List of European Cup matches from Hertha BSC
season competition round opponent total To Back
1963/64 Exhibition cities cup 1 round ItalyItaly AS Roma 1: 5 1: 3 (H) 0: 2 (A)
1964/65 Exhibition cities cup 1 round BelgiumBelgium Royal Antwerp 2: 3 2: 1 (H) 0: 2 (A)
1969/70 Exhibition cities cup 1 round Spain 1945Spain UD Las Palmas 1-0 0: 0 (A) 1: 0 (H)
2nd round ItalyItaly Juventus Turin 3: 1 3: 1 (H) 0: 0 (A)
3rd round PortugalPortugal Vitória Setúbal 2: 1 1: 1 (A) 1: 0 (H)
Quarter finals ItalyItaly Inter Milan 1: 2 1: 0 (H) 0: 2 (A)
1970/71 Exhibition cities cup 1 round DenmarkDenmark B 1901 Nykøbing 8: 3 4: 2 (A) 4: 1 (H)
2nd round CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Spartak TAZ Trnava 2: 3 1: 0 (H) 1: 3 (A)
1971/72 Uefa cup 1 round SwedenSweden IF Elfsborg 7: 2 3: 1 (H) 4: 1 (A)
2nd round ItalyItaly AC Milan 4: 5 2: 4 (A) 2: 1 (H)
1975/76 Uefa cup 1 round FinlandFinland HJK Helsinki 6: 2 4: 1 (H) 2: 1 (A)
2nd round NetherlandsNetherlands Ajax Amsterdam 2: 4 1: 0 (H) 1: 4 (A)
1978/79 Uefa cup 1 round Bulgaria 1971Bulgaria AFD Trakia Plovdiv 2: 1 0: 0 (H) 2: 1 (A)
2nd round Soviet Union 1955Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi 2: 1 2: 0 (H) 0: 1 (A)
3rd round DenmarkDenmark Esbjerg fB 5: 2 1: 2 (A) 4: 0 (H)
Quarter finals CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia FK Dukla Prague 3: 2 1: 1 (H) 2: 1 (A)
Semifinals Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Red Star Belgrade (a)2: 2 ( a ) 0: 1 (A) 2: 1 (H)
1999/2000 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta 2-0 2: 0 (H) 0: 0 (A)
1st group stage TurkeyTurkey Galatasaray Istanbul 3: 6 2: 2 (A) 1: 4 (H)
EnglandEngland Chelsea FC 2: 3 2: 1 (H) 0: 2 (A)
ItalyItaly AC Milan 2: 1 1: 1 (A) 1: 0 (H)
2nd group stage SpainSpain FC Barcelona 2: 4 1: 1 (H) 1: 3 (A)
PortugalPortugal FC Porto 0: 2 0: 1 (A) 0: 1 (H)
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Sparta Prague 1: 2 1: 1 (H) 0: 1 (A)
2000/01 Uefa cup 1 round Moldova RepublicRepublic of Moldova Zimbru Chișinău 4: 1 2: 1 (A) 2: 0 (H)
2nd round PolandPoland Amica Wronki 4: 2 3: 1 (H) 1: 1 (A)
3rd round ItalyItaly Inter Milan 1: 2 0: 0 (H) 1: 2 (A)
2001/02 Uefa cup 1 round BelgiumBelgium KVC Westerlo 3-0 2: 0 (A) 1: 0 (H)
2nd round NorwayNorway Viking Stavanger 3-0 1: 0 (A) 2: 0 (H)
3rd round SwitzerlandSwitzerland Servette Geneva 0: 3 0: 0 (A) 0: 3 (H)
2002/03 Uefa cup 1 round ScotlandScotland Aberdeen FC 1-0 0: 0 (A) 1: 0 (H)
2nd round Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus APOEL Nicosia 5-0 1: 0 (A) 4: 0 (H)
3rd round EnglandEngland Fulham FC 2: 1 2: 1 (H) 0: 0 (A)
Round of 16 PortugalPortugal Boavista Porto (a)3: 3 ( a ) 3: 2 (H) 0: 1 (A)
2003/04 Uefa cup 1 round PolandPoland Dyskobolia Grodzisk 0: 1 0: 0 (H) 0: 1 (A)
2005/06 Uefa cup 1 round Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus APOEL Nicosia 4: 1 1: 0 (A) 3: 1 (H)
Group stage SwedenSweden Halmstads BK 1-0 1: 0 (A)
FranceFrance RC Lens 0-0 0: 0 (H)
ItalyItaly Sampdoria Genoa 0-0 0: 0 (A)
RomaniaRomania Steaua Bucharest 0-0 0: 0 (H)
Round of 16 RomaniaRomania Rapid Bucharest 0: 3 0: 1 (H) 0: 2 (A)
2006/07 Uefa cup 2nd qualifying round GeorgiaGeorgia Ameri Tbilisi 3: 2 1: 0 (H) 2: 2 (A)
1 round DenmarkDenmark Odense BK 2: 3 2: 2 (H) 0: 1 (A)
2008/09 Uefa cup 1st qualifying round Moldova RepublicRepublic of Moldova FC Nistru Otaci 8: 1 8: 1 (H) 0: 0 (A)
2nd qualifying round SloveniaSlovenia Interblock Ljubljana 3-0 2: 0 (A) 1: 0 (H)
1 round IrelandIreland St Patrick's Athletic 2-0 2: 0 (H) 0: 0 (A)
Group stage PortugalPortugal Benfica Lisbon 1: 1 1: 1 (H)
UkraineUkraine Metalist Kharkiv 0-0 0: 0 (A)
TurkeyTurkey Galatasaray Istanbul 0: 1 0: 1 (H)
GreeceGreece Olympiacos Piraeus 0: 4 0: 4 (A)
2009/10 UEFA Europa League Play-offs DenmarkDenmark Brøndby IF 4: 3 1: 2 (A) 3: 1 (H)
Group stage LatviaLatvia FK Ventspils 2: 1 1: 1 (H) 1: 0 (A)
PortugalPortugal Sporting Lisbon 1: 1 0: 1 (A) 1: 0 (H)
NetherlandsNetherlands SC Heerenveen 3: 3 0: 1 (H) 3: 2 (A)
Round of 16 PortugalPortugal Benfica Lisbon 1: 5 1: 1 (H) 0: 4 (A)
2016/17 UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round DenmarkDenmark Brøndby IF 2: 3 1: 0 (H) 1: 3 (A)
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Group stage SpainSpain Athletic Bilbao 2: 3 0: 0 (H) 2: 3 (A)
SwedenSweden Östersunds FK 1: 2 0: 1 (A) 1: 1 (H)
UkraineUkraine Zorya Luhansk 3: 2 1: 2 (A) 2: 0 (H)
Legend: (H) - home game, (A) - away game, (N) - neutral place, (a) - away goal rule , (i. E.) - on penalties , (n. V.) - after extra time

More statistics

(As of May 4, 2018)

  • in the Bundesliga:
    • Leader on 16 match days (most recently after a 6-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on August 10, 2013)
    • Member of the Bundesliga for 37 years
    • The most expensive transfer in the club's history is Lucas Tousart with 25 million euros .
    • 12th place in the Eternal Table of the Bundesliga :
      Overall record: 1674 points in 1250 games, 453 wins, 315 draws and 482 defeats, 1767: 1910 (–143) goals
    • highest home win in the Bundesliga: 9-1 against Borussia Dortmund 1969/70.
    • highest home defeats in the Bundesliga: 0: 6 against Hamburger SV 1979/80, 0: 6 against FC Bayern Munich 2011/12
    • highest away win in the Bundesliga: 5-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt 1977/78
    • highest away defeat in the Bundesliga: 0: 6 at Werder Bremen 1990/91
    • Record for the highest number of home spectators in a game: 88,075 on September 26, 1969 against 1. FC Köln
  • in the second Bundesliga:
    • Hertha BSC has also held the record for most victories in the single-track 2nd Bundesliga since May 15, 2011 ; 23 out of a possible 34 games could be won
    • Record for the highest home audience in a game (in the single track 2. Bundesliga): 77116 15 May 2011 against FC Augsburg
      (Hertha BSC, surpassing its own record from 1997, when 75,000 spectators against 1. FC Kaiserslautern came )
    • At the end of the 2012/13 season , Hertha was able to secure the only points record in the 2nd Bundesliga with 76 points by winning points on the last day of the match against Energie Cottbus.

Eleven of the century

On the occasion of the 111th birthday in 2003, Hertha BSC supporters chose an eleven of the century:

position Playername at Hertha
from / to
League games (goals) Achievements / successes
goal Gábor Király 1997-2004 198 (0) The gray baggy trousers are his trademark. Hungary's Footballer of the Year 1998-2001. 1999 Champions League.
Defense Arne Friedrich 2002-2010 231 (14) Team captain from 2004 to 2010. Played 81 games for the national team . 1
Defense Ludwig Muller 1972-1975 97 (10) Formed the axis with Horr and Beer for three years. German runner-up in 1975.
Defense Uwe Kliemann 1974-1980 168 (13) Called the radio tower because of its height of 1.96 m. As of 1977 and 1979 with Hertha in the DFB Cup final, where he owed the goal against the latter. Played a game for the national team . 1
Defense Eyjólfur Sverrisson 1995-2003 197 (12) First played as a striker and later as a defender. Member of the promotion self 1997. 1999 reached the Champions League.
midfield Kjetil Rekdal 1997-2000 64 (4) Was considered to be Röber's extended arm on the pitch and reached the Champions League in 1999.
midfield Hanne Sobek 1924-1945 211 (169) Was considered to be the head of the team that reached the final of the German championship six times in a row between 1926 and 1931, which was victoriously contested in 1930 and 1931. Played 8 games (2 goals) for the national team . 1
midfield Erich Beer 1971-1979 253 (83) Was considered a leader. For a long time he held the goalscoring record at Hertha BSC with 83 goals, although actually committed as a midfielder. It was not until 2002/03 that he was replaced by Michael Preetz (84 goals). Beer has remained connected to the club and often attends the club's games in the Olympic Stadium. Played 24 games (7 goals) for the national team . 1
midfield Marcelinho 2001-2006 165 (65) One of the most important players in the club, as he was considered a technically talented player and was able to take on the role of playmaker in midfield. Scored among other things the goal of the month July 2001 and April 2005. After some indiscipline he had to leave the club.
Storm Axel Kruse 1989-1991 1996-1998 64 (24) Member of the promotion team in 1990 and 1997. Had to retire due to injury.
Storm Michael Preetz 1996-2003 227 (93) Member of the Aufstiegself 1997. Bundesliga top scorer in 1999 and top scorer for years. Hertha BSC's record scorer in the Bundesliga. Reached the Champions League in 1999. Played 7 games (3 goals) for the national team . 1 Since June 2009 he has been the manager and managing director of the old lady.
Substitute bench
goal Norbert Nigbur 1976-1979 101 (0) Reached the DFB Cup final in 1977 and 1979.
Defense Hans Weiner 1972-1979 1984-1986 283 (15) Was considered a reliable defense organizer. German runner-up in 1975. Reached the DFB Cup final in 1977 and 1979.
Defense Otto Rehhagel 1963-1966 78 (9) Played in Hertha’s first Bundesliga game.
midfield Lorenz Horr 1969-1977 240 (75) Together with Beer, he was part of the team that caused a sensation in the 1970s. Was German vice-champion in 1975. Reached the DFB Cup final in 1977.
Storm Karl-Heinz Granitza 1976-1979 73 (34) Was considered a successful striker and reached the DFB Cup final in 1977 and 1979.
1 Only international matches during his time at Hertha are given.

Other well-known players

Arne Friedrich
Michael Preetz

Trainer since 1963

Trainer from to
Josef Schneider July 1, 1963 March 8, 1965
Gerhard Schulte March 9, 1965 June 30, 1966
Helmut Kronsbein Aug 1, 1966 March 13, 1974
Hans "Gustav" Eder March 14, 1974 June 30, 1974
Dettmar Cramer July 1, 1974 July 9, 1974
Hans "Gustav" Eder July 10, 1974 July 16, 1974
Georg Keßler 17th July 1974 June 30, 1977
Kuno Klötzer July 1, 1977 Oct. 27, 1979
Hans "Gustav" Eder Oct 28, 1979 Dec. 26, 1979
Helmut Kronsbein Dec. 27, 1979 June 30, 1980
Uwe Klimaschefski July 1, 1980 Dec 10, 1981
Georg Gawliczek Dec 11, 1981 Dec 10, 1983
Martin Luppen Dec 11, 1983 June 30, 1984
Uwe Kliemann July 1, 1984 Nov 10, 1985
Hans "Gustav" Eder Nov 11, 1985 Dec. 31, 1985
Rudi Gutendorf Jan. 1, 1986 Apr 18, 1986
Jürgen Sundermann Apr 19, 1986 Oct 8, 1988
Werner Fuchs Oct 9, 1988 Nov 12, 1990
Pál Csernai Nov 13, 1990 March 12, 1991
Peter Neururer March 13, 1991 May 28, 1991
Karsten Heine May 28, 1991 June 30, 1991
Bernd Stange July 1, 1991 Aug 18, 1992
Günter Sebert Aug 21, 1992 Oct 20, 1993
Uwe Reinders Oct 21, 1993 March 23, 1994
Karsten Heine March 24, 1994 Dec 18, 1995
Jürgen Röber Jan. 1, 1996 Feb 6, 2002
Falko Götz Feb 7, 2002 June 30, 2002
Huub Stevens July 1, 2002 Dec. 4, 2003
Andreas Thom Dec. 4, 2003 Dec 17, 2003
Hans Meyer Dec 20, 2003 June 30, 2004
Falko Götz July 1, 2004 Apr 10, 2007
Karsten Heine Apr 10, 2007 June 30, 2007
Lucien Favre July 1, 2007 28 Sep 2009
Karsten Heine 28 Sep 2009 Oct 3, 2009
Friedhelm Funkel Oct 3, 2009 June 30, 2010
Markus Babbel July 1, 2010 Dec 18, 2011
Rainer Widmayer Dec 18, 2011 Dec 31, 2011
Michael Skibbe Jan. 1, 2012 Feb 12, 2012
René Tretschok Feb 14, 2012 Feb. 19, 2012
Otto Rehhagel Feb 20, 2012 June 30, 2012
Jos Luhukay July 1, 2012 Feb 5, 2015
Pál Dárdai Feb 5, 2015 May 18, 2019
Ante Čović 1st July 2019 26th Nov 2019
Jürgen Klinsmann Nov 27, 2019 Feb 11, 2020
Alexander Nouri Feb 11, 2020 Apr 9, 2020
Bruno Labbadia Apr 13, 2020

The team

Squad of the 2020/21 season

As of August 29, 2020

No. Nat. player birthday at Hertha since
01 GermanyGermany Alexander Schwolow 2nd June 1992 2020
12 GermanyGermany Nils Koerber Nov 13, 1996 2011
22nd NorwayNorway Jarstein rune 29 Sep 1984 2014
02 SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Pekarík Oct. 30, 1986 2012
04th NetherlandsNetherlands Karim Rekik Dec 2, 1994 2017
05 GermanyGermany Niklas Stark Apr 14, 1995 2015
13 GermanyGermany Lukas Klünter May 26, 1996 2018
17th GermanyGermany Maximilian Mittelstädt March 18, 1997 2012
20th BelgiumBelgium Dedryck Boyata Nov 28, 1990 2019
21st GermanyGermany Marvin Plattenhardt Jan. 26, 1992 2014
25th GermanyGermany Jordan Torunarigha Aug 7, 1997 2006
31 GermanyGermany Márton Dárdai U19 Feb 12, 2002 2012
32 GermanyGermany Luca Netz U19 May 15, 2003 2010
42 NetherlandsNetherlands Deyovaisio Zeefuik March 11, 1998 2020
06th Czech RepublicCzech Republic Vladimír Darida Aug 8, 1990 2015
10 SlovakiaSlovakia Ondrej Duda Dec 5, 1994 2016
11 AustraliaAustralia Mathew Leckie Feb 4, 1991 2017
16 NetherlandsNetherlands Javairô Dilrosun June 22, 1998 2018
18th ArgentinaArgentina Santiago Ascacíbar Feb 25, 1997 2020
23 GermanyGermany Arne Maier Jan. 8, 1999 2007
29 FranceFrance Lucas Tousart Apr 29, 1997 2020
40 GermanyGermany Lazar Samardžić U19 Feb. 24, 2002 2009
07th PolandPoland Krzysztof Piątek July 1, 1995 2020
09 BrazilBrazil Matheus Cunha May 27, 1999 2020
27 GermanyGermany Jessica Ngankam July 20, 2000 2006
28 BelgiumBelgium Dodi Lukébakio Sep 24 1997 2019
33 NetherlandsNetherlands Daishawn Redan Feb 2, 2001 2019
II also in the squad of the second team
U19also in the A-youth squad (U19; born 2002 or younger)

Transfers 2020/21

(Changes to the squad within the men's area are not taken into account)

As of August 29, 2020

time player Transferring club
Summer break Ondrej Duda Norwich City (Loan End)
Nils Koerber VfL Osnabrück (loanee)
Daishawn Redan FC Groningen (loanee)
Alexander Schwolow Sc freiburg
Lucas Tousart Olympique Lyon (loanee)
Deyovaisio Zeefuik FC Groningen
time player Receiving club
Summer break Alexander Esswein End of contract, destination unknown
Marko Grujić Liverpool FC (Loan)
Vedad Ibišević End of contract, destination unknown
Salomon Kalou Botafogo FR
Pascal Koepke 1. FC Nuremberg
Thomas Kraft End of career
Per Skjelbred Rosenborg Trondheim
Dennis Smarsch FC St. Pauli
Marius Wolf Borussia Dortmund (loanee)
*Due to the postponement of the end of the 2019/20 season and the start of the 2020/21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DFB, together with the DFL and in consultation with FIFA, adjusted the summer transfer period (generally July 1 to August 31). The transfer window is open on July 1st (changeover period I.1) and from July 15 to October 5, 2020 (changeover period I.2). The first, one-day phase was intended in particular for the registration of contracts that had already been concluded from July 1st.

Coaching staff 2019/20

Bruno Labbadia has been the head coach of the professional team since April 13, 2020
Surname function
Bruno Labbadia Head coach
Eddy Sözer Assistant coach
Olaf Janßen Assistant coach
Zsolt Petry Goalkeeping coach
Günter Kern Fitness trainer
Henrik Kuchno Fitness trainer
Hendrik Vieth Fitness trainer

Hertha BSC II

Hertha BSC II
Surname Hertha BSC II
Venue Olympic Park amateur stadium
Places 5,400
Head coach Andreas Neuendorf
league Regionalliga Northeast
2019/20 5th place
Hertha's U23s play their home games in the amateur stadium


After Hertha had already had a second team when the club was founded, it was re-established under the name of Amateurs with the introduction of the contract player statute in 1950 . But it was not until the 1956/57 season that the amateurs took part in the 3rd class and finished in 6th place. In 1964/65, Otto Friedrich and Heinz Jeske celebrated promotion to the B-class, and promotion to the B-class was possible again the following year . In 1975 the Hertha amateurs were promoted to the Berlin amateur league. There the runner-up behind SC Union 06 Berlin could be celebrated right away in 1975/76 , which qualified for the 1976 German amateur championship. However, there was against SC Concordia from 1907 already in the first round. Parallel to the good performance in the league of was in the final national cup of BFC Preussen with 4: 1 be defeated. In 1976/77 , Hertha BSC's second team played in the DFB Cup for the first time. But the DJK Gütersloh was already a size too big in round one. Until 1986 the amateurs played in the amateur upper league Berlin, then the professional team also rose to the third division, which is why the amateur eleven had to be relegated. The amateurs were only allowed to move up again after the pros had succeeded in returning to the second class in 1988. After the reform of the league system became necessary due to the turnaround , the amateurs played in the new Oberliga Nordost in 1991/92 . In the same season, the Hertha amateurs secured participation in the 1992/93 DFB Cup with a 1-0 win in the final for the Berlin Cup against the Reinickendorfer Füchse .

Entry into the 1993 DFB Cup final

Under coach Jochem Ziegert , the team, made up exclusively of so-called “after-work kickers”, caused a sensation across Germany. The amateurs only got on in the 2nd round of the competition, where SGK Heidelberg was defeated 3-0. In the third round, the second division VfB Leipzig was defeated 4-2. The round of 16 against defending champion Hannover 96 could also be won 4: 3 with a late goal. In the quarter-finals, which was held in the Mommsenstadion due to the high level of spectator interest , against Bundesliga club 1. FC Nürnberg , almost 14,000 spectators saw how the big favorite had to go home again, beaten 2-1. The semi-final against Chemnitzer FC in front of 56,500 spectators in the Olympiastadion was dominated from the start, and thus a second team was in the DFB Cup final for the first time in 1993 and would have won for the first time for the entire club, which has never won the DFB Cup Can bring titles. There, the "Hertha-Bubis", as the amateurs were now called, met Bayer 04 Leverkusen . In front of over 76,000 spectators in the sold-out Olympic Stadium, a header goal in the 77th minute by Ulf Kirsten shattered all hopes of winning the title. With the introduction of the new third division for the 2008/09 season, the participation of second teams in the cup was suspended.

The boys played in the final with the following team: Christian Fiedler - Sven Meyer - Oliver Schmidt (73rd Sascha Höpfner ), Karsten Nied - Gerald Klews , Andreas Schmidt , Oliver Holzbecher , Wolfgang Kolczyk - Carsten Ramelow - Sven Kaiser , Ayhan Gezen

Between regional and major leagues

For the 1994/95 season the new regional league was introduced, in which the amateurs faced stronger competition than before and were relegated in 1996. After three years in the league, they were promoted again in the 1999/2000 season , but despite being in 11th place, they immediately had to relegate again due to another league reform. They played well in the major league and even won the season in 2001/02 . Against Dynamo Dresden , however, the promotion in the relegation was missed. Two years later the VFC Plauen was switched off in this very same place . In the two relegation games Alexander Ludwig scored four goals and thus became a hero of the promotion. Relegation did not take place until 2006/07 , but the following year it was promoted again.

Current situation

For the 2013/14 season , Hertha's U23 was taken over by Jörg Schwanke after Karsten Heine had trained her for nine years. Since the 2011/12 season , the young team has also been led by experienced players such as Andreas Neuendorf . After the last six games without a win in a row and the associated last place in the Regionalliga Nordost, Ante Covic, up until then football teacher and coach of the U19, took over the coaching position of the U23 after the 13th matchday. Jörg Schwanke remained at Hertha in other positions until he switched to SV Empor Berlin in October 2017. Covic reached 13th place in the table this season and in the next few years ( 14/15 , 15/16 and 16/17 ) 6th, 10th and 9th place. After Ante Covic took over the professional team from Hertha BSC for the 2019/20 season, Andreas "Zecke" Neuendorf was promoted to head coach of the U23.


Current squad

  • As of August 16, 2020
goal Defense midfield attack
No. Nat. player Jhg.
38 GermanyGermany Florian Palmowski 2001
No. Nat. player Jhg.
05 GermanyGermany Christalino Atemona 2002
08th GermanyGermany Panzu Ernesto 1999
13 GermanyGermany Rico Morack 1988
18th GermanyGermany Maximilian Gurschke 2000
35 NetherlandsNetherlands Omar Rekik 2001
37 GermanyGermany Florian Baak 1999
No. Nat. player Jhg.
06th GermanyGermany Maximilian Storm 1999
07th TurkeyTurkey Cihan Kahraman 1998
09 GermanyGermany Tony Fuchs 1990
17th GermanyGermany Jonas Dirkner 2002
20th GermanyGermany Jonas Michelbrink 2001
21st GermanyGermany Ensar Aksakal 2001
23 TurkeyTurkey Bilal Çubukçu 1987
34 GermanyGermany Maurice Čović 1998
39 GermanyGermany Julian Albrecht 2001
No. Nat. player Jhg.
11 GermanyGermany Justin Weber 2001
14th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Ruwen Werthmüller 2001
24 GermanyGermany Palkó Dárdai 1999
36 TurkeyTurkey Muhammed Kiprit 1999
1 also in the first team squad
U19also in the A-youth squad (U19; born 2002 or younger)

Trainer: Andreas Neuendorf

Co-trainers: Karsten Leyke, Malik Fathi



A-youth / U19 :

B-youth / U17 :

Women's team

In February 2009 it was announced that Hertha BSC is cooperating with the women's department of 1. FC Lübars . From then on, the women played in the club colors of Hertha BSC. The support included the areas of team equipment and sponsor acquisition. The team played in the 2nd Women's Bundesliga North . In 2015 the team became champions, but refrained from promotion for financial reasons. A year later, Hertha BSC ended the cooperation.


The Olympic Stadium after the renovation in 2004

Hertha BSC has been playing its home games at the Berlin Olympic Stadium, which was built for the 1936 Summer Olympics , with interruptions since 1963 . After the last renovation, the stadium currently holds 74,649 spectators and now houses its own Hertha BSC fan shop. The stadium was expanded twice, in 1974 and in the period between 2000 and 2004, on the occasion of an upcoming soccer World Cup . For the 1974 World Cup , the arena was initially partially roofed over, followed by a fundamental modernization in the run-up to the 2006 World Cup . In addition, the stadium now has a blue tartan track that matches Hertha. In addition to the home games of Hertha, international games of the German national team, various concerts, athletics events and the annual DFB Cup final take place in the Olympic Stadium .

Before Hertha moved to the larger Olympic Stadium at the beginning of the first Bundesliga season in 1963/64, the club played its home games in the stadium on Gesundbrunnen, known as the "plump" . Only in the regional league years between 1965 and 1968 did the team return there before the venue was completely demolished in 1974. In the years 1986 to 1988 in the Berlin amateur league and for some home games in the second division season 1988/89, Hertha moved to the Post Stadium due to the lack of spectator interest . Furthermore, the games in the UI Cup, the UEFA Cup qualification and the first home games of the second division season 1992/93 were played in the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark .

During the first half of 2015/2016, criticism of the acoustics of the stadium came up. Despite an impressive series of sporting successes, many Herthaers came to the Olympiastadion almost unchanged. Journalists and fans alike attributed this to the large dimensions of the stadium. Due to the spaciousness and the lavish number of visitors, there was no “mood”. In the opinion of President Werner Gegenbauer, Hertha therefore needs a pure football stadium. In an interview he stated: “In 25 years we will be playing in a football-only arena. I'm absolutely sure with this. Hopefully sooner. "

On March 30, 2017, after the publication of a feasibility study, Hertha BSC announced that they would build their own stadium for around 55,000 spectators on the Schenkendorffplatz of the Olympic site or in the Brandenburg Park in Ludwigsfelde. The planning was carried out by the architectural office Albert Speer und Partner . The arena is to be 100% privately financed and will open when the lease for the Olympic Stadium expires in 2025.

The Berlin Senate recently commissioned a feasibility study for the construction of a new, pure football arena on the festival site on the southeastern edge of Tegel Airport . The plans are currently being assessed by the Senate.

Fan culture

Choreography of the Hertha fans during the game of the first main round of the DFB Cup 2019/20 against VfB Eichstätt

Fan friendships

Hertha fans in the Waldstadion

There has been an intense friendship between Hertha supporters and the fans of Karlsruher SC for a long time . This found its origin in the 1970s when Hertha had to travel to Karlsruhe on the first day of the 1976/77 season . At Karlsruhe main station you were warmly welcomed by the people of Karlsruhe, whereupon both groups of fans made a pilgrimage to the Wildpark Stadium. Despite the subsequent defeat of KSC (Hertha BSC won 3-0), the Karlsruhe fans celebrated together with the supporters of Hertha at the main station, who shouted Hertha’s battle cry, “Ha Ho He”, to say goodbye to the Berliners who had traveled.

After Hertha's resurgence in 1997 and Jürgen Röber's “game of fate” on matchday 12 against KSC, which the Berlin team won 3-1, the friendship was reactivated. Since then, supporters of both clubs have been attending each other's games. The last “friendship duel” in the Bundesliga so far took place on February 13, 2011, which Hertha won 6-2 in the Karlsruhe Wildpark Stadium. The last encounter so far took place on July 27, 2014 in the Wildpark Stadium, Hertha BSC won the game 1-0.

In addition, there were friendships at the ultra- level with the Racing Strasbourg fan scene , which arose from the friendship with the Karlsruher SC. The official friendship was publicly declared over in the 2016/17 season. However, there are still good contacts and mutual visits to the games to this day.

In the 1970s and 1980s, when Germany was divided, there was also a strong bond with the appendix of 1. FC Union Berlin (slogan “Hertha and Union - one nation”). However, this friendship was weakened after the fall of the Wall due to the increasing sporting rivalry between the two Berlin clubs and hardly exists today. There was also a friendship with FC Bayern Munich in the 1970s, but this was largely ended by attacks by Berlin fans against Bayern fans.

Fan rivalries

The Hertha BSC fan scene does not have any historical rivalries with other fan scenes in Germany. Rather, it is the aversion to other clubs such as B. the FC Schalke 04 or the FC Hansa Rostock , which brings a certain rivalry with it. In addition, due to the regional conditions, 1. FC Union Berlin and FC Energie Cottbus are clubs that are viewed negatively. Due to the close connection with the annex of the Karlsruher SC one cultivates a great aversion to the VfB Stuttgart and Eintracht Frankfurt .


Frank Zander 2010

Before each home game, the official club anthem is only home of Frank Zander played. It was March 31, 1993 when Frank Zander sang his song in the Olympic Stadium halfway through the Hertha Amateurs' DFB Cup semi-finals against Chemnitzer FC . One day before the big show, Zander had the idea to rewrite his then current single Nur Nach Heimat, which was intended as a kind of 'kick-out song' for pubs, for Hertha BSC. This hymn was so well received by Hertha supporters that it was adopted as the new club anthem. In the SAT.1 show Die Hit-Gianten , Nur Nach Heimat was voted number 2 of the most popular stadium anthems of all time.

There are also other popular Hertha songs. The traditional club anthem Blau-weiß Hertha by the band Die Travelers is best known .


Polar bear Hertha with her mother in Tierpark Berlin

On April 2, 2019, the polar bear, born on December 1, 2018, was christened Hertha in Tierpark Berlin , for whom the association became godmother.

Other sports

beach volleyball

Since November 1, 2005, the German national team Sara Goller and Laura Ludwig have been playing beach volleyball at Hertha BSC under the team name gollerplusludwig . Hertha BSC had established another sport (beach volleyball women). Goller and Ludwig were German champions in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and European champions in 2008 and 2010 ; they took part in the 2012 Summer Olympics and reached the quarter-finals. After Goller retired, Ludwig and her new partner moved to Hamburger SV at the beginning of 2013 . Since then there has been no more beach volleyball at Hertha BSC.


Hertha BSC is a successful club in boxing, the boxing department was founded in 1948. The first team box in the 1st Bundesliga. Hertha was German team champion in 1973, 1974, 1993, 1996 and 2009.

ice Hockey

In 1969 an ice hockey team was registered with Hertha for league play and took part in the Regionalliga Nord (3rd division) in 1969/70 .

Before the 1970/71 season, the team was withdrawn and finally dissolved in the summer of 1971. The good players joined the Berlin ice skating club .


Javkhlan Tahery represented Hertha BSC in the eSport Bundesliga for the first three seasons . In the fourth season Michael played "Chocoyote" Oprée and in the fifth season Kewin "KeWin" Waldschmidt played for the capital club. The player was officially presented at the home game on February 28, 2009 against Borussia Mönchengladbach.


Hertha BSC has had a futsal department since 2007 . The first team plays in the Berlin Association League.


The bowling department was founded in 1924 and achieved great success with several German championship titles until the 1970s.

Table tennis

Hertha BSC is also quite successful in table tennis . The department was founded on May 1st, 1963 by Gerd Welker, who is still responsible for the first men's team. In the early years, Günter Felske , the German doubles champion from 1950, who was active for Hertha BSC from 1964 to 1968, was the most famous player. In 1970 Hertha became champions of the Berlin regional league and rose to the Oberliga Nord. There, as a newcomer, the team was able to win the championship again immediately and advance to the table tennis Bundesliga via the promotion round in 1971 . In the first season with top player Bernt Jansen a surprising fourth place was achieved. After Jansen's departure, the league was only barely achieved in eighth place in the following year. In 1974 one was penultimate; the descent followed. Although Jansen returned, the promotion to the Bundesliga did not succeed at first. In 1975 the Berliners led the table up to the penultimate game day, but then lost the decisive game at TSV Selk and were only runner-up in the event of a tie due to the poorer playing relationship. In the following year Hertha BSC was then champion of the Oberliga Nord, but failed in the promotion round as third at TTC Grünweiß Bad Hamm and TTC Calw . In 1985 the club finally managed to get promoted again, but after two seasons it was relegated in 1987. This was followed by two more relegations with last place in the 2nd Bundesliga North and tenth place in the Regionalliga Nord, so that the club found itself in the fourth-class Oberliga Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein / Berlin in 1989.

Until the end of the 2012/13 season, Hertha played again in the second Bundesliga North, after which the team was withdrawn. After the 2019/20 season, the team around Philipp Floritz , Jakub Kosowski (Poland), Torben Wosik , Danilo Toma and Deniz Aydin were promoted to the second Bundesliga.

Known players


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Web links

Commons : Hertha BSC  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

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Coordinates: 52 ° 31 '14.9 "  N , 13 ° 14' 39.7"  E