Nicknamed Eisern Union (Iron Union), FC Union is traditionally the working man's Berlin team, originating in East Berlin in 1966 and often a counterweight to the GDR's state-influenced (and very much unloved) Dynamo club. Union is still fiercely independent, based in a charming stadium, An der Alten Försterei. The club has resisted all commercialism, with a club anthem sung by punk legend Nina Hagen, and a stadium partly owned by passionate fans. Tours of the stadium are available and whole-heartedly encouraged, to see what German fan culture really is all about. The club's first-ever Bundesliga hasn't gone to plan so far, with just a single win after five games, although that win was a famous 3-1 rout of Borussia Dortmund.
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Tram stopS Köpenick