KREUZBERGED & BERLIN COMPANION PROUDLY PRESENT: NEW AUDIO-TOUR OF BERLIN’S FIRST SECTION OF TODAY’S U-BAHN NETWORK, “TAKE THE U1 TRAIN”
On this day, February 18 1902 the first #Hochbahn line, now #U1, opened for public service in Berlin: #Berlin U-Bahn network, the heart of #BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe or “Berlin … Continue reading
Berlin’s first U-Bahn line, which was, perhaps a bit confusingly, an elevated railway line, built by Siemens and Halske, opened to the public on 18 February 1902 at 5:25 AM. … Continue reading
After months of planning and many failed attempts we finally managed to visit Berlin´s U-Bahn Museum located at U-Bhf Olympia-Stadion in Rossiter Weg 1, Berlin-Charlottenburg. The museum, opened in 1997 … Continue reading
I am very happy and proud to announce that the latest podcast from our friend at “Walrus and the Bear” – a podcast about our favourite Berlin U-Bahn line, U1 … Continue reading
After nearly six years of construction and over a decade-long tug-of-war with various authorities, on February 18, 1902 Berlin´s first electric and predominantly elevated city railway opened for service. The … Continue reading
Is it still raining in Berlin today (I am asking from a tiny village hidden among the gentle hills of Lower Silesia)? Are the streets as beautiful and full of … Continue reading
Today´s Berlin Brushstrokes picture is “Gleisdreieck” (after a large inner-city Berlin railway junction and the scene of the 1908 railway accident described in our previous post) a lithographic print … Continue reading
Following the posts published on this blog yesterday – they introduced “the mystery” of the broken columns lining the street between U-Bhf Hallesches Tor and today´s Mehringplatz – and a … Continue reading
Here is a little gem of a web page for all fans of Berlin´s public transport system – which, as we know, despite all the persistent rumours and occasional complaints, … Continue reading
For the past two days the whole of Berlin has been enthusing about the latest street traffic project concerning the construction of a new cycling road under the viaduct of the … Continue reading
U-Bahnhof “Prinzenstrasse” shortly before its opening around 1902 with both original entrances – Wittig´s tower-like staircase and the ramp entering the house in Gitschiner Strasse 71 – as well as … Continue reading
Here is a fascinating image of the “U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse” painted in 1986 by a wonderful Palestinian and Berlin-based artist, Ibrahim Hazimeh. The southern entrance to the station was replaced in … Continue reading
Spotted under the U1 elevated line in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.
To give you an insight into the kind of lengths I am quite prepared to go to in order to answer a burning Berlin research question, here is a little … Continue reading
Spotted at the U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse, U1 Line, Berlin.
Here is a wonderful photo of the Hochbahn Bahnhof “Oranienstrasse” made around 1905 with the Hochbahn line running along Skalitzer Strasse, with Wiener Strasse on the right, Manteuffelstrasse cutting Skalitzer … Continue reading
Just for the record, one of the best and definitely the most interesting outdoor swimming pool in Berlin has just opened for the season! Big “Yay!” to Prinzenbad, everybody! For … Continue reading
A fantastic map of Berlin U and S-Bahn as it was in 1980 made by Max Roberts and published on the web page of the Atlantic Cities. Please notice the evident … Continue reading
This photo was taken today under the freshly renovated U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse. The place looks again like a long, long time ago: The difference between these two images is some … Continue reading
Here is a rare photo of the Hochbahn (elevated U-Bahn line) viaduct in Berlin-Kreuzberg used by the line U1 today. It was taken late at night on October 11th, 1928 … Continue reading
Spotted at the U1 station at Hallesches Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
1891 Some time between 5 and 6 PM on February 18th, 1891 in Berlin a famous and widely respected sculptor Professor Eduard Lürssen fails to go on his daily walk. … Continue reading
Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.
Spotted in Tempelhofer Ufer (seen from U-Bahn Station Hallesches Tor) in Kreuzberg 61.
At 12.00 PM sharp first celery roots and tomatoes cut quick arches through the air, swiftly followed by billowing clouds of flour and a battery of water-bombs. Dozens of eggs … Continue reading
This photo – which some of our readers already know – was taken on October 20th, 2012 from almost the same spot as the one in the previous post. What … Continue reading
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Spotted on Hallesches-Tor-Brücke (old Belle-Alliance-Brücke) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Simply fantastic – LAING And the clip was filmed on the U1 line in Kreuzberg, too:-) Try and guess what’s behind the window while the train is moving and while … Continue reading
The images might often be shaky and out of focus but what they show was steady and sharp: Berlin in the years leading to the 1st World War. The city … Continue reading
I have just received a parcel. Brought as always but the extremely surly, sweaty postman who said “hello” to anyone last time somewhere around 1988 and who is fond of … Continue reading
Another diamond dug up on You Tube a while ago will be perfect viewing now that we are on the brink of summer ourselves. Filmed in Berlin in the summer … Continue reading
Prinzenstrasse station of Stammstrecke (U1 today) and the Imperial Continental Gas Association in Gitschiner Strasse in the summer of 1902 There are people who say that vintage postcards are messages … Continue reading
Here is a wonderful albeit very very short film found on the page of “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” presenting the original images of the so called Stammstrecke – the first, overground … Continue reading
U-Bahnhof station Hallesches Tor on the overground (in Kreuzberg) U1 Line is one of the oldest U-Bahn stations in Berlin. Opened on February 18th, 1902 it was designed by two … Continue reading
Here are four images of the same section of the U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse: all taken under the overhead U-Bahn line between the stations of Prinzenstrasse and Hallesches Tor. … Continue reading
Under the U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse – the section of the line is currently being renovated. The 8.8km long U1 line runs between Warschauer Strasse in Berlin-Friedrichshain through Kreuzberg, … Continue reading
Spotted in U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse.
As a follow-up to last year´s post about the air-raids that destroyed Southern Friedrichstadt and Luisenstadt areas of Kreuzberg on February 3, 1945, here are two films found on YouTube … Continue reading
Spotted today in Gitschiner Strasse – burning tyres under the U1 viaduct.
Contrary to what many non-Kreuzbergers seem to believe, it is not every day that you bump into 500-strong police forces in full gear on your way to the baker´s. Today, … Continue reading
Simple quotes are the best. And almost always the truest. What I heard once while watching the British crime-series Luther (there, now you know where all my life wisdom comes … Continue reading
2012 has been a long year – the length of a year being measured by the number of memorable events. I have plenty to be happy about and equally a … Continue reading
It was while looking for the of U1 line that I found his paintings online and was immediately smitten. If you should be considering a Christmas present for me, do … Continue reading
Gleisdreieck is the 7th (counting from Oberbaumbrücke) and the last of U1 stations in Kreuzberg (out of 13 stations altogether which continue through Schöneberg to Charlottenburg). It is also the … Continue reading
Möckernbrücke? Most people are surprised to hear the name even after they had been passing the station for years on their journey towards the greener pastures of Schlesisches Tor or … Continue reading