Hallesches Tor (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Viaduct at the Landwehrkanal

The underground station Hallesches Tor is part of the Berlin U-Bahn network at the intersection of the east-west bound U1 and the north-south bound U6 in the Kreuzberg district.

Overview[edit]

The historic Hallesches Tor at the southern end of Friedrichstraße and Mehringplatz was a gate of Berlin's 18th-century city wall, the road through it led via Tempelhof to the city of Halle.

Construction, 1901
Platform of the U1
Platform of the U6

The U1 platform on a viaduct at the banks of the Landwehrkanal opened on 18 February 1902 with Berlin's first U-Bahn line (Stammstrecke) from Stralauer Tor to Potsdamer Platz. The underground U6 platform was finished on 30 January 1923.The platform was elongated in 1976.

Changing from one platform to the other is (for Berlin) a quite long distance.[1]

The Jewish Museum Berlin with its 1999 extension designed by Daniel Libeskind is nearby.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler: Berlins U-Bahnhöfe. be.bra Verlag (1996)

External links[edit]

Media related to U-Bahnhof Hallesches Tor (Berlin) at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Uhlandstraße
U1
towards Alt-Tegel
U6

Coordinates: 52°29′52″N 13°23′28″E / 52.49778°N 13.39111°E / 52.49778; 13.39111