Take the U Train: The Story of Berlin's Oldest Elevated Railway Line Audio Tour

  • Audio Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • E-Ticket
  • Private Tour
  • 2 hr

This self-guided GPS audio tour tells the story of Berlin’s first “elevated U-Bahn line” known as Hochbahn Stammstrecke built by Siemens & Halske at the end of the 19th century. The tour begins at the station “Warschauer Straße” in Friedrichshain and continues down Oberbaumbrücke, an 1896 bridge connecting Friedrichshain with Berlin-Kreuzberg and spanning the River Spree. Then it continues along the beautiful steel viaduct down Skalitzer Straße, Gitschiner Straße, Hallesches Ufer and Tempelhofer Ufer towards today's U-Bahnhof “Gleisdreick” where the eastern branch of the original elevated line ended. You will need a valid BVG Day-Ticket or a single ticket (Einzelfahrschein) valid for 2 hours along a single route. Validate it before boarding the train and keep it on you for the whole tour. Do not throw the ticket away! The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Warschauer Strasse

Warschauer Straße is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U 1 and U 3.

Pass By: Oberbaum Bridge

Oberbaum Bridge is one of the most recognisable Berlin sights today. It was completed in 1896, when the decision to go for an elevated line in Berlin had been as good as sealed.

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"Möckernbrücke" was designed by the design office of the BVG, Berlin Public Transport Company. After two years of works and demolition of the old Siemens & Halske Bahnhof, the new station opened for service in March 1937.
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