Dahlem-Dorf (Berlin U-Bahn)

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U-Bahn station Dahlem-Dorf
Platform of the station
Exit with lift to Fabeckstrasse

Dahlem-Dorf is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U3. It serves the neighborhood of Dahlem and is one of two main stations used by students of the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin).

It was built in 1913 by the architects F.and W. Hennings. The architecture of the station building with its distinctive thatched roof is based on the looks of traditional northern-German farmhouses.

In 1945 it was closed for a few months due to the war. In 1980, the thatched roof of the building burned down due to arson. It was rebuilt with an additional lift in 1981.[1]

In April 2012, the station burned down again and was restored in mid-2013, but instead of the original grass-like material a synthetic replica was used for "reasons of security".[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler: Berlins U-Bahnhöfe. be.bra Verlag (1996)
  2. ^ "Steglitz-Zehlendorf: Dach des U-Bahnhofs Dahlem-Dorf fängt Feuer - Polizei & Justiz - Berlin - Tagesspiegel". www.tagesspiegel.de. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Krumme Lanke
U3

Coordinates: 52°27′27″N 13°17′23″E / 52.45750°N 13.28972°E / 52.45750; 13.28972