Berlin-Grunewald station

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Berlin-Grunewald
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LocationCharlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Berlin
Germany
Line(s)
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Station code0541
DS100 codeBGD
Category4
Fare zoneBerlin B
Location
Berlin-Grunewald is located in Berlin
Berlin-Grunewald
Berlin-Grunewald
Location within Berlin
Berlin-Grunewald is located in Germany
Berlin-Grunewald
Berlin-Grunewald
Location within Germany
Berlin-Grunewald is located in Europe
Berlin-Grunewald
Berlin-Grunewald
Location within Europe

Berlin-Grunewald is a railway station in the Grunewald district of Berlin. It is served by the S-Bahn line S 7.

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, and from 1942 directly for the Auschwitz and Theresienstadt concentration camps. 35 trains were sent from Platform 17 to Auschwitz with 17,000 Jews. By the end of the war in 1945 more than 50,000 Jews had been deported through the station. 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
S 7
toward Ahrensfelde

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