UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM SCHLESISCHES TOR TO GÖRLITZER BAHNHOF
The next section of Kreuzberg line of U1: from Schlesisches Tor to the 3rd station, Görlitzer Bahnhof. Until 1926 “U-Bahnhof Görlitzer Bahnhof” – named after one of the big Berlin terminus railway station Görlitzer Bahnhof in Wiener Strasse (more about the station here) – was called “Oranienstrasse”.
Well into 1982 both names were used and the name-plaques at the stations read: “Görlitzer Bahnhof (Oranienstrasse)”.
Mind the pigeons while walking…
Under U1 in Skalitzer Strasse (right behind Schlesisches Tor)
Under the viaduct in Skalitzer Strasse (between Schlesisches Tor and Görlitzer Bahnhof)
The usual dumping ground in Skalitzer Strasse…
Where Wrangelstrasse meets Skalitzer Strasse
The 1920s post office building in Skalitzer Strasse seen from under the U1 line
Under the viaduct
U1 passing Lausitzer Platz with Emmauskirche behind the viaduct
Skalitzer Strasse with Emmauskirche tower
Görlitzer Bahnhof (originally called Oranienstrasse, designed by and built 1898-1901 by Siemens&Halske)
- Görlitzer Bahnhof was called “Görlitzer Bahnhof (Oranienstrasse)” until 1982!
Intersection Skalitzer and Oranienstrasse next to U1 Görlitzer Bahnhof
Busy intersection Skalitzer and Oranienstrasse:)
- Towards Kottbusser Tor