The DFB Cup is the second most valuable trophy in German club football. Only the league championship is more important. Since 1935 teams have played for the trophy.
The site for the final has changed in the past. Since 1985, the final of the DFB Cup is carried out at the Olympic Stadium Berlin.
64 teams (36 club from the first and second Bundesliga as well as 28 teams from lower leagues) play five knockout rounds to reach the Cup Final. The Cup winner qualifies for the UEFA Europa League.