Named after a steam ship and founded in 1892, Hertha Berlin are the most prominent football export from the German capital. Their two German championships in 1930 and 1931 came long before the Bundesliga era.
A founding member of the Bundesliga when the league was launched in the 1963-64 season, Hertha had their most successful years in the 1970s, reaching the German Cup final twice and the UEFA Cup semifinals once. The 1980s and early 1990s were much less kind to Hertha, as the club spent the majority of its time in the second divison. Since the late 1990s, though Hertha, who call Berlin's Olympic Stadium home, have (for the most part) been a fixture in Germany's top flight.
Borussia Dortmund took a big step towards second place and Champions League qualification with a win over Hertha Berlin. But if they want to win Germany's biggest prize, one more change is neeeded, says DW's Matt Ford.
The recriminations from Jürgen Klinsmann's short spell at Hertha Berlin continue. A leaked document has revealed explosive allegations from the former USMNT boss, which Hertha have labeled "disgusting and outrageous."
Jürgen Klinsmann was meant to be the fresh new face of Hertha Berlin. But after just 76 days, he quit, leaving Hertha in a relegation battle. Still, the club president has denied that this plunged Hertha into chaos.
Jordan Torunarigha has described those who allegedly racially abused him at a cup match in mid-week as a "few idiots." The host club, Schalke, has apologized for the incident and a police investigation has been launched.
Referee Harm Osmers should have reacted much more strongly to the alleged racist abuse suffered by Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha, says Stefan Nestler. His team could also have sent a much bolder message.
Schalke say they are investigating an incident from a German Cup game in which Hertha defender Jordan Torunarigha was reportedly racially abused. Hertha's captain has called for a strong reaction from German football.
Bayern Munich started 2020 with a crushing victory over Hertha Berlin. Their display bore hallmarks of recent title wins and there were signs that Leon Goretzka and Thiago could solve a thorny midfield issue.