Wittenberg-Platz station

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One of the many highlights of visiting Berlin for the first time last year was riding the U-Bahn, and seeing for myself the very real living history all around the city.

It’s only a quarter of a century, of course, since the city was divided and some the lines were split into two with ghost stations in the centre of town. I’ll write about that in another blog post, but for now I’ll concentrate on the Berlin U-Bahn’s unique connection with London Underground at Wittenbergplatz station.

The photo above shows the Art Nouveau entrance to the station, designed by Alfred Grenader and built in 1913. One of the oldest stations on the U-Bahn, Wittenbergplatz was opened in 1902 and lies on the U1, U2 and U3 lines, within walking distance from the historic Zoological Gardens in the Schoenberg district, and right in the titular square close to the KaDeWe department store.

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