Timeline of Berlin

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Berlin, Germany.


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17th century

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19th century



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<span title="German-language text"><span lang="de" style="font-style: normal;">Alexanderplatz</span></span> Square in Berlin, Germany

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Potsdamer Platz</span> Public square and traffic intersection in Berlin, Germany

Potsdamer Platz is a public square and traffic intersection in the center of Berlin, Germany, lying about 1 km (1,100 yd) south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, and close to the southeast corner of the Tiergarten park. It is named after the city of Potsdam, some 25 km (16 mi) to the south west, and marks the point where the old road from Potsdam passed through the city wall of Berlin at the Potsdam Gate. After developing within the space of little over a century from an intersection of rural thoroughfares into the most bustling traffic intersection in Europe, it was totally destroyed during World War II and then left desolate during the Cold War era when the Berlin Wall bisected its former location. Since German reunification, Potsdamer Platz has been the site of major redevelopment projects.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Berlin U-Bahn</span> Rapid transport system of Berlin, Germany

The Berlin U-Bahn is a rapid transit system in Berlin, the capital and largest city of Germany, and a major part of the city's public transport system. Together with the S-Bahn, a network of suburban train lines, and a tram network that operates mostly in the eastern parts of the city, it serves as the main means of transport in the capital.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U1 (Berlin U-Bahn)</span> Rapid transit line in Berlin, Germany

U1 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn, which is 8.8 kilometres (5.5 mi) long and has 13 stations. Its traditional line designation was BII. It runs east–west and its eastern terminus is Warschauer Straße S-Bahn station where it connects to the Schlesische Bahn. From there it runs through Kreuzberg via Gleisdreieck and Wittenbergplatz on to the Kurfürstendamm.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U2 (Berlin U-Bahn)</span> Underground line in Berlin

U2 is a line of the Berlin U-Bahn. The U2 line starts at Pankow S-Bahn station, runs through the eastern city centre (Alexanderplatz) to Potsdamer Platz, the western city centre and finally to the Ruhleben terminal station.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U4 (Berlin U-Bahn)</span>

The U4 is a line of the Berlin U-Bahn in Germany that is the shortest in Berlin's U-Bahn system, with a length of 2.86 kilometres (1.78 mi). Opened in 1910, the U4 serves five stations, all of which are step-free: it is also the only subway line in Berlin to have never been extended and the only one to have no night service on weekends.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U5 (Berlin U-Bahn)</span>

U5 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn. It runs from Hauptbahnhof in Mitte eastwards through Alexanderplatz, Friedrichshain, Lichtenberg and Friedrichsfelde, surfaces in Biesdorf-Süd to pass Kaulsdorf and Hellersdorf above ground and finally reaches city limits at Hönow.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U6 (Berlin U-Bahn)</span>

U6 is a 19.9 km (12.4 mi) long rapid transit line on the Berlin U-Bahn with 29 stations. It runs in a north-south direction from the Berlin locality of Tegel in the north via Friedrichstraße to Mariendorf, a locality in the southern part of the city. It is one of the five large profile ("Großprofil") lines.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U7 (Berlin U-Bahn)</span> Rail line on the Berlin U-Bahn

The U7 is a rail line on the Berlin U-Bahn. It runs completely underground for a length of 31.8 kilometres (19.8 mi) through 40 stations and connects Spandau, via Neukölln, to Gropiusstadt and Rudow. The U7 was originally the south-eastern branch of the Nord-Süd-Bahn (U6) that ran between the branching point at Belle-Alliance-Straße (Mehringdamm) and Grenzallee; however, in the 1960s, this stretch was separated from the rest of the line and extended at each end to form a new line.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U8 (Berlin U-Bahn)</span>

U8 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn. It has 24 stations and is 18.1 km (11.2 mi) long. The U8 is one of three north–south Berlin U-Bahn lines, and runs from Wittenau to Neukölln via Gesundbrunnen. The original proposal was for a suspended monorail like the Wuppertal Schwebebahn.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U9 (Berlin U-Bahn)</span>

U9 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn. The line was opened on 28 August 1961 as Line G.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U3 (Berlin U-Bahn)</span>

U3 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn created in its current version on 7 May 2018.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Trams in Berlin</span> Overview of the tram system of Berlin, Germany

The Berlin tramway is the main tram system in Berlin, Germany. It is one of the oldest tram networks in the world having its origins in 1865 and is operated by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), which was founded in 1929. It is notable for being the third-largest tram system in the world, after Melbourne and St. Petersburg. Berlin's tram system is made up of 22 lines that operate across a standard gauge network, with almost 800 stops and measuring almost 190 kilometres (120 mi) in route length and 430 kilometres (270 mi) in line length. Nine of the lines, called Metrotram, operate 24 hours a day and are identified with the letter "M" before their number; the other thirteen lines are regular city tram lines and are identified by just a line number.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Berlin Görlitzer Bahnhof</span>

Görlitzer Bahnhof was the name of the Berlin railway terminus for the mainline link between the capital, Cottbus in Brandenburg and Görlitz in Lower Silesia. It stood overlooking Spreewaldplatz in the Outer Luisenstadt, the eastern part of Kreuzberg but wartime bombing and Cold War tensions led to its closure and eventual demolition.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Berlin Ostkreuz station</span> Train station in Berlin

Berlin Ostkreuz station is a station on the Berlin S-Bahn suburban railway and the busiest interchange station in Berlin. It is in the former East Berlin district of Friedrichshain, now part of the borough of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. A smaller part of the station is in Rummelsburg, part of the borough of Lichtenberg. The station is a Turmbahnhof with the Berlin–Frankfurt (Oder) railway and the Prussian Eastern Railway on the lower level and the Berlin Ringbahn on the upper level. It is used by a total of around 235,000 passengers every day on eight lines, entering or leaving.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Berlin Potsdamer Platz station</span> Railway station in Berlin, Germany

Berlin Potsdamer Platz is a railway station in Berlin. It is completely underground and situated under Potsdamer Platz in central Berlin. Regional and S-Bahn services call at the station, and it is also served by U-Bahn line U2.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Berliner Tor station</span> Railway station in Hamburg, Germany

Berliner Tor is a transport hub in Hamburg, Germany, served by the Hamburg U-Bahn and the Hamburg S-Bahn. The station is located in St. Georg, part of the borough of Hamburg-Mitte.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Berlin Nord-Süd Tunnel</span> Berlin metropolitan railway line

The North–South S-Bahn Tunnel is the central section of the North–South transversal Berlin S-Bahn connection crossing the city centre. It is not to be confused with the Tunnel Nord-Süd-Fernbahn, the central tunnel part of the North–South main line used by intercity and regional trains. The S-Bahn North–South line encompasses the route from Bornholmer Straße and Gesundbrunnen via Friedrichstraße and Anhalter Bahnhof to Papestraße and Schöneberg.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nürnberger Platz (Berlin U-Bahn)</span> Station of the Berlin U-Bahn

Nürnberger Platz was a Berlin U-Bahn station on what is now the U3, located under the square of the same name in Wilmersdorf on the border with Charlottenburg. The station opened on 12 October 1913 and was permanently closed on 1 June 1959.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">History of the Berlin U-Bahn</span> Aspect of history

The Berlin U-Bahn originated in 1880 with Werner Siemens' idea to build an urban railway in Berlin. During the nine years after the German Empire was founded, the city's population grew by over one-third and traffic problems increased. In 1896, Siemens & Halske began to construct the first stretch of overhead railway. On 1 April 1897, the company began construction of an electric underground railway. The Berliner Verkehrs Aktiengesellschaft (BVG) was formed in 1928, and took over further construction and operation of the network. In 1938, the company was renamed Berlin Transport Company; the original acronym, however, remained. Since 1994, the BVG has been a public company.


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