Ernst-Reuter-Platz (Berlin U-Bahn)

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U-Bahn station Ernst-Reuter-Platz
Platform of the station

Ernst-Reuter-Platz is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U2 in the Charlottenburg district.

Haltestelle Knie, entrance, 1904

The station, originally designed by Alfred Grenander, opened on 14 December 1902 as the western terminus of the first Berlin U-Bahn line (Stammstrecke) to Warschauer Brücke. It was named Knie after a curve there on the historic road between the cities of Berlin and Charlottenburg, the present-day Straße des 17. Juni. In 1906 it became a through station with the extension of the line toward Wilhelmplatz.

In 1953 the station and the eponymous square, a large roundabout, were renamed after the West Berlin mayor Ernst Reuter and extensively remodeled until 1959. It is mainly used by the students of the nearby Berlin Institute of Technology.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler: Berlins U-Bahnhöfe. be.bra Verlag (1996)
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Ruhleben
U2
towards Pankow

Coordinates: 52°30′46″N 13°19′18″E / 52.51278°N 13.32167°E / 52.51278; 13.32167