In Berlin and looking for something a little bit different from World War Two and Cold War history?
Then a visit to the Berlin U-Bahn Museum could be for you. Since 1997, the U-Bahn Museum has been located in the former Olympic Stadium signal box.
You will find the museum entrance at the top of the platform stairs exiting the station. If you see this below, turn around!
Here you will find over 100 years of Berlin U-bahn history from uniforms to ticket machines and even the actual station masters podium from Augsburger Strasse. Buy your ticket from the historic ticket office, you do get an actual ticket, and make your own way around the museum.
If you like your technology, there is a full train dispatcher’s room from the 1950s; signal boxes as well as train radios and historic clocks.
Did you know that the Olympia Stadion electromechanical switching station was the largest of its kind in Europe from its commissioning in 1931 up until its decommissioning in 1983. Roughly 616 U-Bahn lines and 99 signals were monitored and controlled from there.
Now the Berlin U Bahn Museu is operated as a non-profit organisation run by volunteers. Click here to find out more about the group. The U-Bahn Museum is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The last admission is at 3 pm.
If you are a train geek, you will love this. Here is hoping BVG, the Berlin transportation group, could allocate some extra space to enable trains to be viewed as well. Click here for other Berlin ideas from us.
Where is the Berlin U Bahn Museum
Rossitter Platz 1,
Entrance Fee for Berlin U Bahn Museum
Per person: €2
Reduced (children between 6 – 12 years): €1