Underground Berlin Wall – Stephen J. Chancellor

To continue with what we may now refer as “Die Berliner Mauer” month, please find below some pics of stations closed when the border between East and West Berlin was sealed shut.

On Aug 14, the access through the Brandenburg Tor was closed. On Aug 16, 55 years ago today, parts of the actual wall began to be assembled.

But did you know about the closed subway stations or did you know that Eastern guards were locked in their post for they may have attempted their own escape (some in fact had done just that)?

Photos show the station StadtMitte (across the Kochstrasse one in the American sector at C – Charlie – point), Nordbahnhof and Potsdamer walled. Only the main Friedrichstrasse remained opened to rail traffic between the 2 Berlins. Also maps of the changes in the subway rail system.

More to discover in the Aquilis Serenade book which is now entering in its final stage of editing…

The current Berlin metro map