Berlin-Grunewald station

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Berlin-Grunewald
Operations
Category 4
Type Hp
DS100 code BGD
Station code 0541
Construction and location
Location Berlin
State Berlin
Country Germany
Local authority Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Route information
List of railway stations in the Berlin area

Berlin-Grunewald is a railway station in the Grunewald district of Berlin. It is served by the S-Bahn line S7 and, replacing the S7 on Friday and Saturday nights, the line S5.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 August 1879 on the Wetzlarer Bahn from Berlin to Blankenheim and Wetzlar, the southwestern continuation of the Stadtbahn. It was originally named Hundekehle after a nearby lake and received its current name on 15 October 1884, when the former Grunewald station reopened under the name of Halensee. The entrance hall modelled on a castle gate was finished in 1899. Berlin-Grunewald was connected to the S-Bahn network on 11 June 1928.

Gleis 17[edit]

Gleis 17 memorial

Starting on 18 October 1941 the adjacent goods station until February 1945 was one of the major sites of deportation of the Berlin Jews. The trains left mainly for the ghettos of Litzmannstadt and Warsaw, from 1942 directly for the Auschwitz and Theresienstadt concentration camps. On 18 October 1991 a monument was inaugurated at the ramp leading to the former freight yard. The Deutsche Bahn had a memorial established on 27 January 1998 at the historic track 17 ("Gleis 17"), where most of the deportation trains departed.

See also[edit]

Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
toward Potsdam Hbf
S5 (night)
toward Potsdam Hbf
S7
toward Ahrensfelde

Coordinates: 52°29′21″N 13°15′41″E / 52.48917°N 13.26139°E / 52.48917; 13.26139