The Friedrichstrasse railway station was an important meeting point prior to the Second World War. The Hertha BSC team was feted here after its title wins. During the years when Germany was divided, Friedrichstrasse railway station also had deeply symbolic power for football fans.

Hertha BSC is welcomed with great enthusiasm at the Friedrichstrasse railway station.

Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC made it six times in a row to the final round in the German football championship. But the club didn’t hit the big time until 1930 when the players led by team captain Hanne Sobek won the final in the Düsseldorf Rheinstadium against Holstein Kiel, ending a dramatic match with a score of 5:4. A year later the team was successful in defending the championship title in Cologne. Detailed reports in the daily press informed fans in Berlin about their team‘s success in winning the championship trophy. When the team returned to Berlin, it was welcomed and celebrated enthusiastically at the Friedrichstrasse station; the huge crowds stopped all traffic. Long a favourite of the fans, Sobek from then on became an idol for the crowds and was lionized by Berlin’s high society. The 1920s and the early 1930s were the most successful years to date in Hertha BSC‘s history.

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