Berlin Bornholmer Straße station

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Bornholmer Straße
Operations
Category 4
Type Bf
DS100 code BBOS
Station code 0791
Construction and location
Location Berlin
State Berlin
Country Germany
Local authority Pankow
List of railway stations in the Berlin area

Berlin Bornholmer Straße (German: Bahnhof Bornholmer Straße) is a railway station in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin, Germany. It is served by the Berlin S-Bahn and the M13 and 50 lines of the Berlin Straßenbahn.

History[edit]

Bornholmer Straße station and Bösebrücke
November 9, 1989 memorial plaque

The station opened on October 1, 1935, at the junction of the Nordbahn line from Berlin to Stralsund with the railway line to Szczecin where the eponymous street named after Bornholm Island crossed the tracks. As Bornholmer Straße station lay right at the Berlin Wall it was closed on August 13, 1961, turning it into one of Berlin's ghost stations, passed by eastern and western S-Bahn trains without stopping. After German reunification Bornholmer Straße was reopened on December 22, 1990.

Though the station was closed the bridge (Bösebrücke) spanning over the tracks was the site of the Bornholmer Straße border crossing between Prenzlauer Berg and the West Berlin borough of Wedding established in 1961. In the evening of November 9, 1989, thousands of East Berliners and GDR citizens assembled at the bridge demanding entry to West Berlin. At 9.20 p.m. local guards were the first to open a checkpoint and allow people passing through freely to West Berlin, where they were greeted enthusiastically. The event marked the commencement of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
toward Wannsee
S1
toward Oranienburg
toward Blankenfelde
S2
toward Bernau
toward Teltow Stadt
S25
toward Hennigsdorf
toward Zeuthen
S8
toward Birkenwerder
Terminus
S9

Coordinates: 52°33′16″N 13°23′53″E / 52.55444°N 13.39806°E / 52.55444; 13.39806