Bülowstraße 89

From 1937 to 1944 Sepp Herberger lived in Bülowstraße 89. During this time, he was already national trainer, and later he led the German national team in the 1954 World Cup to the victory known as the “Miracle of Bern.”

Herberger moved to Berlin upon his appointment as the Third Reich’s national coach.

When Sepp Herberger was appointed the Third Reich’s national trainer in September 1936, he and his wife, Eva, moved to Berlin again. In May 1938 he took on the sole responsibility for the team, but a few weeks later, in the World Cup match in France, he had to accept a defeat. Herberger oversaw the selection of players for the team until November 1942 for a total of 70 matches; in addition, he conducted numerous training courses and inspections on the national level. During this time he also frequently advised the Berlin Football Association and trained the city’s all-star team. When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Herberger, who had aligned himself with the Nazi regime, was living in Germany’s capital. In January 1944 his house was hit and damaged by bombs, and the Herberger family subsequently moved to Weinheim.

Additional topics on the information board

  • Herberger under the Nazi regime
  • Film The Big Game
  • Herberger’s visits to Berlin
  • Herberger’s wife Eva

In 1963 Sepp Herberger was a guest at the Berlin six-day race, a race steeped in tradition that has been held in the city since 1909 and has become a very popular social event. From 1911 to 1973 the competition was held in the Berlin Sportpalast in Potsdamer Straße, a sports venue only a few hundred meters distant from Herberger’s former home.

Foto von Sepp Herberger