Kottbusser Tor (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Kottbusser Tor
U-Bahn Kottbusser Tor - Berlin - panoramio.jpg
LocationKottbusser Tor
Owned byBerliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Operated byBerliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Platforms2 island platforms
Train operatorsBerliner Verkehrsbetriebe
ConnectionsBerlin U1.svg Berlin U3.svg Berlin U8.svg
BUS-Logo-BVG.svg 140
Other information
Fare zoneBerlin A
Opened15 February 1902; 116 years ago (1902-02-15) (U1/3 level)
12 February 1928; 90 years ago (1928-02-12) (U8 level)
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Uhlandstraße
U 1
towards Krumme Lanke
U 3
towards Wittenau
U 8
Kottbusser Tor is located in Berlin
Kottbusser Tor
Kottbusser Tor
Location within Berlin
Window cleaner at Kottbusser Tor, by Elsa Thiemann c.1946
Kottbusser Tor station
view Kottbusser Tor station at night

Kottbusser Tor is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U 1, U 3 and U 8. Many Berliners use the affectionate term Kotti.

It is located in central Kreuzberg. The area has a bad reputation for the relatively high, mainly drug-related crime rate, instances of which have recently[when?] become quite rare in most other parts of the district[citation needed].The original Kottbusser Tor was a southern city gate of Berlin; the road through the gate led via the Neukölln suburb to the town of Cottbus.


The station on the first Berlin U-Bahn line from Potsdamer Platz to Stralauer Tor was opened on 18 February 1902 on a viaduct above Skalitzer Straße. When in 1926 the U8 was built, a new two-level station was constructed 100 metres (330 ft) westwards to allow both lines to meet in one location, and the original station was demolished.[1]

It was directly hit on 26 February 1945.



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

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Coordinates: 52°29′57″N 13°25′05″E / 52.49917°N 13.41806°E / 52.49917; 13.41806