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The Berlin Derby: Hertha Berlin v Union Berlin

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Duration

3 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 15 people

Languages

English

Overview

COVID-19 Travel Requirements
Travel looks a bit different at the moment, given the advice is ever-changing and will vary depending on where you live Homefans is not publishing specific information however we are linking here to the German Government where you will find the latest advice.

Currently there are no requirements for stadium entry but we advise you to be ready to provide proof of double vaccination

Last update.  8 Oct.

The Berlin Derby brings together football, politics and history in a once-divided city. In the western side, the rich “Old Lady” Hertha Berlin. In the east, the working-class Union Berlin.

According to former Hertha head coach Ante Covic, the club is “a club for the whole of Berlin, which you can see in the fact that we train in all 12 districts of Berlin”. That is in contrast to Union’s fan base in the neighbourhood of Köpenick, which has traditionally been made up of working-class supporters. While social differences may have played a part in the relationship becoming frosty, this rivalry runs much deeper. There are also underlying historical and political facets that make this fixture so special beyond a simple local derby. It can best be defined, however, as a friendship founded on solidarity that has developed into a rivalry worthy of the nation’s capital.

In the two last games, ultras football culture was on. Flares thrown on the pitch, Union supporters invaded the playing surface to confront Hertha’s players and Union’s trying and talk their own fans down.

When you experience the Berlin Derby with Homefans you will enjoy a memorable, connected and enjoyable tour.  Join a small group of like-minded sports fans for 3 days in Berlin; the match ticket, accommodation and a stadium tour are all included.  During your free time, a local Berlin host will help you enjoy the city like a local.

Are you ready?

Book with total flexibility and security.

Homefans and their local hosts are now taking 2021/22 bookings for the Berlin Derby for the below dates:

Hertha Berlin v Union Berlin.  Saturday 9 April.  First day of the tour will be Friday 8 April. 

You can secure your place with a 30% deposit and should circumstances change this becomes credit for any future trip. For more information about our flexible policies scroll down to read our FAQs or visit our Book with Confidence page. 

Note:  it is possible that the match will move to Sunday – therefore we suggest you book a flight which leaves Berlin as late as possible on Sunday night.  If no late flights are available, or in order to make the experience more relaxed you can also book an additional night under “extras”. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the Berlin Derby with like-minded football fans
  • Go behind the scenes at the mighty stadium
  • Your local host will help you explore like a local
  • Accommodation and match tickets included in the price

Itinerary

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Day 1 - City & Stadium Tour
Day 1 - City & Stadium Tour

Today is all about getting together. As you meet the group and your local trip manager.

You'll start by getting a feel for the city of Berlin and it's football club.

With an exciting stadium tour that gives you a behind the scenes look at one of the greatest football arenas on earth. And of course, gets you crazily excited to see it filled with Berlin supporters the next day!

Day 2 - Match Day
Day 2 - Match Day

It's match day!

After meeting in the hotel, you'll make stops at local breweries and bars on your way to the stadium. And have the chance to grab a beer with local fans and see how they prepare for derby day.

Before you know it, you'll find yourself surrounded 75,000 fans in a packed stadium, feeling the earthquake caused by every single one of them jumping like crazy at the same time.

Then it's time to enjoy one of the most remarkable games in football - all washed down with a beer and Wurst at the stadium for good measure!

Day 3 - Free time and Goodbye Berlin
Day 3 - Free time and Goodbye Berlin

Your weekend at the Berlin Derby is over, but the adventure has only just begun. Be sure to exchange contacts with your new friends and take some time to reflect on what you've experienced. Your next Homefans adventure might not be far away!

Included/Excluded

  • Match Ticket Union Berlin v Hertha Berlin
  • Accommodation 2 nights in Berlin (based on twin sharing)
  • Stadium Tour
  • Pre-match experience with Berlin local fans
  • English Speaking Homefans Local Host
  • Transportation / flights
  • Food and Drinks
  • Tips
  • Insurance

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Will the stadiums be open in 2021/22? At what capacity?

Homefans believe that stadiums will be open to fans, however we cannot at this stage confirm what the capacity will be.  However our flexible booking policies mean that if the stadium will only accept 50% fans and you decide you only want to travel with 100% attendance you can swap to another venue or another date.

Will I need to prove I am vaccinated? Or show a negative test?

This will vary destination to destination and based on your nationality and age. Therefore Homefans are not able to advise on this.  Please check the foreign ministry of your destination and home country and the stadium requirements.  Again, if you find the requirements too much you can defer to later in the season/year when they relax further.

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away- should I still book?

We believe so, we all need something to look forward to.  But we understand that people may be apprehensive which is why we have created a flexible cancellation policy which means in the event that the event does not happen the amount paid simply becomes Homefans credit. 

 

You can transfer this to a later date (with no time limit), transfer to another tour, or even give it to a friend. This flexibility also applies if you decide to cancel for any reason (as long as you give us 45 days notice)

Do I have to pay the full amount when I book?

No, you can secure your place with a deposit of just 30%, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date depending on your destination.

Where in the stadiums will we be sitting?

If we know where you will be sitting we always mention this is in the inclusions section.

 

Unfortunately we are not always able to tell you that at the time of booking, however our destination managers work tirelessly to make sure you get the best seats. We always aim for the long side of the home supporters section.

How many people will be on the tour?

The maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above. However this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is on the tour on your own. Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!

Can children / young adults join the tour?

If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However for many trips our local hosts take the decision, based on the content of the tour, to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18’s, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options.

Can you cater to dietary needs or requirements?

Our local hosts will do everything they can to cater to travellers’ needs. It’s a good idea to share your requirements at the time of booking so that our host is able to make the required preparations

Will I have to share a room?

In order to keep the costs low we always offer prices based on 2 sharing. If you make a booking for an odd number of people you or another member of your party may be paired with another traveller of the same sex. If you wish you may pay a supplement for a guaranteed single room. Simply make your booking as normal and get in touch with us to arrange this.

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