Deutsche Oper (Berlin U-Bahn)

Deutsche Oper (Berlin U-Bahn)

Deutsche Oper (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Deutsche Oper is a station of the Berlin U-Bahn located in the Charlottenburg district on the line. It is named after the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

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The station opened on May 14, 1906 under the name Bismarckstraße in the course of the first western extension of the 1902 Stammstrecke route, which originally ran from Warschauer Brücke (today Warschauer Straße) to Knie (today: Ernst-Reuter-Platz). At the same time the station Wilhelmplatz (today: Richard-Wagner-Platz) was put in operation as the western terminus. The architect Alfred Grenander had designed Germany's first U-Bahn station with four tracks, in consideration of the future branch-off to Reichskanzlerplatz (today: Theodor-Heuss-Platz) in Westend that went into service on March 29, 1908.

The station was renamed Städtische Oper on August 1, 1929, Deutsches Opernhaus on August 16, 1934 and received its current name on September 22, 1961. The original section between Deutsche Oper and Richard-Wagner-Platz was finally closed on May 1, 1970 and replaced by the U7 line at the new Bismarckstraße station on April 28, 1978, leaving the two central tracks unused.

On July 8, 2000 during the Love Parade a fire broke out at Deutsche Oper, injuring 21, destroying an U-Bahn train and severely demolishing the station. As the only exits were at the western end of the platforms, passengers had to flee in the tunnel. In consequence the......
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