Max 15 people
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.
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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!
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!
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!
No, you can secure your place with a deposit, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date depending on your destination.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.