All you need to know about the German capital's Bundesliga representatives, Hertha Berlin.

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Fun facts

  • Hertha are the Bundesliga’s only representatives from Germany’s capital in the top flight.
  • While the club are sometimes known as 'the Berliners', they are also often called 'Die alte Dame', or 'The Old Lady’.
  • Hertha has existed in its current form since 1923, when the club merged with the Berliner Sport Club.

Hertha fly the flag for Germany's capital in the Bundesliga, with no other top-flight club from Berlin.


One of Germany's best-known clubs and playing in one of the world's most iconic stadiums, Hertha have stabilised over the last few seasons. After oscillating between the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 in the early years of this decade, 'The Old Lady' returned to the top flight in 2013, staying there firstly under Jos Luhukay and then his replacement, club legend Pal Dardai. Dardai secured Hertha's top-flight status in 2014/15 before leading them into the UEFA Europa League qualifying round in 2015/16.

Salomon Kalou helped inspire Hertha back into Europe for the 2016/17 campaign. © gettyimages

The capital club spent 20 weeks in the UEFA Champions League places in 2015/16, and stand-out performances from top scorer Salomon Kalou, Czech midfield engine Vladimir Darida and USMNT defensive stalwart John Anthony Brooks left the fans dreaming of a return to the glory days of the 1970s, during which they were regular participants in European competition.

Stadium: Olympiastadion

Capacity: 74,200