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The biggest department store of continental Europe can be found close-by the tall Wittenberg concouse. The KaDeWe was bulit in 1907, the name stands for "department store of the west".
U1 Hallesches Tor
The Berlin subway operates as an elevated railway on this section of the U1. Several shipping companies are offering boat tours on the near "Landwehrkanal" during summer.
U1 Schlesisches Tor
In the time of Berlin Wall, "Schlesisches Tor" was the end of the line. The related musical "Linie 1" was performanced at the Grips Theater for the first time.
U1 Warschauer Straße
One of Berlin's most impressive bridges, the "Oberbaumbrücke" ends in this station. The neo-Gothic bridge is built out of bricks-and-mortar and connects the districs "Kreuzberg" and "Friedrichshain".
U2 Olympia Stadion
The Olympic Stadium was built for the Olympic Games in summer 1936. The stadium provides capcity for about 100.000 visitors. The train station itself accomodates a small subway museum.
U2 Potsdamer Platz
The area above the staion was totally rebuilt after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, it's a modern city centre with current architecture.
The marble-carpenting of this station is supposed to be taken out of the "Reichskanzlei".
U2 Eberswalder Straße
One of the few elevated railway stations with a plattform in between the rails. The former brewery close-by named "Kulturbrauerei" offers a broad variety of cultural events.
The stations at the southern end of the U3 were designed according to the rural surrounding at the beginning of the twentieth century.
This station is designed in the style of a North Saxon half-timbered house. The thatched roof burned down in 1980 and was reconstructed
U3 Heidelberger Platz
Almost looking like a cathedral, the Heidelberger Platz subway station is sometimes compared to monumental stations of Moscow's Metro system.
U3 Fehrbelliner Platz
The top part of this station, build in the typical 70's style is under monumental protection. Like for many other buildings, the Berlin slang made up a simple synonym for the staion - "oil rig".
The U4 is one of the oldest lines of Berlin subway and the shortest one too. The southern entrance to the platform is conserved in original style.
U4 Bayerischer Platz
The ceiling of the station was destroyed in World-War II. During an air raid, many people died here in 1945.
U4 Rathaus Schöneberg
In former times, a swamp existed here. Passengers can look through the big windows in a park and the town hall of "Schöneberg".
U4 Innsbrucker Platz
A major part of this station, originally planed as a transfer point to an additional subway U10, is not open to the public.
The biggest subway staion of Berlin. The red town hall of the city ("Rotes Rathaus") and the 368 m high television tower can be found nearby.
U5 Frankfurter Allee
From 1949 to 1961, the station was named "Stalinallee" (Stalinavenue) like the street above. The street is surronded by many buildings in the style of neo-classicism.
Once, this station was the final destination of the U5. The close subway repair-shop was the first one in East Berlin.
The U5 connects the development area "Hellersdorf". This area was raised in the 80's, buildings are partly made of prefabricated cement-slabs.
As well as on the U8, some stations of line 6 were out of order during Cold War. Trains were not allowed to stop in those stations in the Sowjet sector of Berlin.
In 1997 a car drove down the southern stairs into the station - fortunately without fatalities.
U6 Oranienburger Tor
In the "Oranienburger Straße" in the centre of the district "Mitte", you can find a famous synagogue called "Neue Sysnagoge" and the interpretive centre "Tacheles".
During Cold War, Friedrichstraße was an important checkpoint at the border to former East Germany. The people called the checkpoint "Tränenpalast" (tear's palace). Today, different events are organised in the building.
U7 Altstadt Spandau
The western extention of the U7 was very complicated and expensive. To cross the "Havel" river, construction engineers were forced to use supported tunnel shield mining technique.
The name of this station is a spun off Werner von Siemens, who was the constructor of the first electric locomotive and the close by "Siemensstadt".
Small display cabinets show pictures of plays from the composer Richard Wagner. Among other things, he composed "Ring der Nibelungen" and "Flying Dutchman".
Via some of the stairways, passangers can walk directly into a near department store. The dimensions of the huge hall are reduced by the crossing U8 platform.
U8 Paracelsus Bad
The eponym of this Station, Mr. Paracelsus lived from 1493 until 1541, he was a famous physician and philosopher. The glazed tiles are designed in the style of a swimming bath.
The facilities of Pankstraße had been equiped with special air cleaners, emergency kitchens and so forth during Cold War. The purpose was to provide shelter for about 3.300 people in case of war.
U8 Rosenthaler Platz
As on the U6, trains of U8 were not allowed to stop in the stations in the Sowjet sector. Furthermore, the government of former East Germany tried to conceal the existence of the stations from the public.
The surrounding district "Neukölln" was an independent town at the time of the station's contruction.
U9 Nauener Platz
The used aluminum panels generate a quite futuristic appearance. The dominant colours, blue, white and red are derived from the location in the former French sector.
The Leopoldsquare is a central meeting point of the Wedding district. At the end of the 19th century, Wedding was mainly inhabited by blue-collar districts, therefore it was a so called "Arbeiterbezirk".
U9 Zoologischer Garten
A book of the Seventies, "Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo" made this station quite famous in Germany. Especially at this time, "Zoologischer Garten" station was a meeting point for drug addicts and had a very bad image.
The two platforms of U9 upon each other were originally build to link to a new subway line U10. Due to budget cuts, Berlin had to give up the plan to achive a 200km subway network.