Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin


Tram No. 3 travelling along Hasenheide east of Südstern (photo through, nordbahn-micha)

Tram No. 3 travelling along Hasenheide east of Südstern (photo through, nordbahn-micha)

Blechbahn (literally “tin train”) or tram Line 3 (Model T-24), here east of Südstern in Hasenheide Street (image through Drehscheibe Forum).

The photo must have been taken before November 15, 1963 – on that day the tram service along the southern section of No. 3 Line (Elsenstraße in Neukölln to Fehrbelliner Platz in Wilmersdorf) was irreversibly capped.

Between 1946 and 1951 No. 3 was one of the longest tram lines in Berlin, an almost exact copy of the pre-WWII No. 3 or “Großer Ring”. Unfortunately, the full ring existed for only four weeks, finally broken by the division of the city into Ost and West.


  1. Gary Costello
    December 15, 2016

    This must be heaven, three articles about Berlin transport sevices in three days! Oh, how wonderful.
    This time a bit shorter but, just as informative as ever.
    Thank you.

    • notmsparker
      December 15, 2016

      It´s a coincidence, in fact, but a very enjoyable one for someone who likes Berlin´s public transport system as much as yours truly:)

  2. berlioz1935
    December 15, 2016

    I liked this particular model in summer very much. On the off side of the doors they took out thr top-half window and one could lean out and get the headwind full in the face.


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