With FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund blazing a trail at the top of the Bundesliga, Bavaria's capital and the Ruhr Valley's cultural heartland are all but guaranteed UEFA Champions League football next season, but what about Germany's capital?
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Hertha Berlin remain the best of the rest after Matchday 25, and the Berlin club look set to join the leaders at European football's top table. Bundesliga.com takes a closer look at football in Europe's hippest city…
Established in 1892, Hertha were one of the founding members of the Bundesliga in 1963. Located on the banks of the Rivers Spree and Havel and named after a steamship passing through the area in the late 19th century, the Old Lady play their football at the heart of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which boasts six million residents from over 180 countries.