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
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
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
Released in July 1983 the single “Everything Counts” was also featured on Depeche Modes’ brilliant album “Construction Time Again”. It’s not only a great song by all standards but it … 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
This original 1979 film has already been featured on kreuzberged before but because of its immense historic as well as sentimental value we are going to present it again. It … 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.
An alternative Berlin Underground map by Redfern Jon Barrett and found through ÜBerlin blog. Things you should know before you get onto that U-Bahn train:-)
Courtesy of the author Mortimer Slomo.
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 in Wassertorplatz in Kreuzberg.
Straight from the outdoor swimming pool of Prinzenbad? Smile, you’re in Kreuzberg!:)
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
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
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.
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
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
I found those two films on YouTube service, looking for anything about U1. Both films were filmed from the front of the train but only one was originally a digital … Continue reading
First a word of explanation: there is a good reason why the text for this post is not at its beginning but serves as its tail. I do not know … Continue reading
It is a relatively long distance from Kotti to Prinzenstrasse – 896 metres to be exact. Originally the overground train line used to run over a water road intersecting it … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Here are some historic images of the area covered in the previous post UP AND AWAY: U1. A little trip with the U1 as time machine. All three images are … Continue reading
I have been taking photos of the U1 line in Kreuzberg for months. I believe half of my external hard discs to be full with images of trains, viaducts, passages … Continue reading
Spotted under the U1 viaduct on the crossing Gitschiner/Zossener/Lindenstrasse. The woman on the left was wearing a black burqa while the one on the right was from a different world … Continue reading
Spotted today in Skalitzer Strasse.
Spotted in Hallesches Ufer under the U1 viaduct. Feels like flying.
Some time ago I happened to be watching this film online, taking in every image that was played before me. Back then, however, I could hardly recognize Friedrichstrasse – it … Continue reading