Schönleinstraße (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Schönleinstraße is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U 8. Opened in 1928 and designed by Grenander it was shortly closed in 1945 and renamed in 1951 to Kottbusser Damm. In 1992 the station was named Schönleinstrasse again.[1]

On December 25, 2016, Deutsche Welle reported that a group of young men "attempted murder" on a homeless person at the Schönleinstraße station by setting him on fire.[2] Two days later, the Wall Street Journal indicated seven youths were in police custody.[3][4][5]

On Februar 20, 2019 at noon a another homeless person has been attacked with knife, but he was saved by bystanders.[6] The attack was recorded on video.[7]


  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler, Berlins U-Bahnhöfe, Berlin: be.bra, 1996
  2. ^ "Berlin U-Bahn attackers try to set homeless man on fire in Christmas Eve attack". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 27 December 2016. a group attacked a homeless man with fire. Police are treating the attack as an attempted murder.
  3. ^ ANTON TROIANOVSKI. "New Berlin Crime Adds Fuel to German Debate Over Surveillance and Immigration". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2016. By Tuesday, the suspects in the case had been detained. They were asylum seekers—six from Syria and one from Libya, according to police.
  4. ^ "Suspects in attack on Berlin homeless man turn themselves in". Retrieved 27 December 2016. A group of six men suspected of trying to set a homeless man on fire in a Berlin subway on Christmas Eve have turned themselves in to police. A seventh man, believed to be the main perpetrator, has been arrested.
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  6. ^ "Am U-Bahnhof Schönleinstraße Obdachloser niedergestochen". Retrieved April 2, 2019.
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Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Wittenau
U 8

Coordinates: 52°29′34″N 13°25′19″E / 52.49278°N 13.42194°E / 52.49278; 13.42194