Quick question for Germans/Hertha Berlin fans. I am spending a few days in Berlin in February and it coincides with Hertha Berlin v Wolfsburg. I'd like to go the match to see how the experience compares with football matches over in England (I'm an Everton season ticket holder), and the romance that is fed to English football fans of German football (cheap tickets, Bratwurst and being able to drink on the terraces) really intrigues me.
So, would I need to book tickets in advance or can I pay on the day at the stadium?
What's the best part of the stadium for atmosphere/enjoyment?
Any recommended pubs/bars etc near the ground?
Is anyone likely to kick off at four English lads watching a game of football?
Anything else I should know?
If you have the spare change try catching a Dynamo Dresden game maybe, no idea if they play at home.
It's about a 90 minute ride from Berlin.
Also how much are you going to pay for the ticket?
Piggybacking this threda
I have a friend who lives in Berlin, we're trying to organize me going out to visit. I'd like to go to a game as well, but I know HBSC isn't exactly known for their atmosphere. He doesn't really care for the sport, but would be willing to go to a game.
Should we try to go to a different club in the vicinity? Or shoot for an Ajax match when I convince him to go to Amsterdam?
ah that sounds shite, I might avoid it then, I'm a bit gutted desu, as wanted to catch a match. Have they not got at least a noisy section of the stadium? Even shit no atmosphere clubs over here tend to have a section which has the more lively fans (think stretford end for Manchester United, or The Kop for Liverpool)
I'm only in Berlin for a short period of time, so can't justify spending half a day out of the city - particularly as one of my friends isn't interested in football at all.
A lot of people are shittalking Hertha atmosphere ITT but they're having their best season in decades and I'd expect this has an effect on fan turnout and temper, so it should be a pretty good experience.
Hertha is a chaotic shit club, neither successful nor edgy enough for the Berlin hipsters and artsy fartsy faggots who are mostly not even native Berliners.
Combine that with the second biggest stadium capacity in the country and a track around the field and you get the shitshow that is Hertha home game atmosphere.
>you now remember their last good season with Favre
>HEY, DAS GEHT AB
>WIR FEIERN DIE MEISTERSCHAFT
Never was a city of mongoloids so eager to jump on a bandwagon they didn't care about for decades.