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Encyclopedia > Berlin Zoologischer Garten railway station
The Bahnhof Zoo in 2004
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The Bahnhof Zoo in 2004

Berlin Zoologischer Garten (German for Berlin Zoological Garden, short form Berlin Zoo or colloquially Bahnhof Zoo) was the central transport facility in West Berlin during the division of the city, and is still the main station for the western central area of Berlin. Situated on Hardenbergplatz, adjacent to the Berlin Zoo, it is also an interchange with the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn, which uses the Stadtbahn, along with long distance and international trains, known as the Fernbahn). Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... The Zoologischer Garten Berlin (zoological garden Berlin) is one of the biggest zoos in Germany and the one with the largest number of species of the world. ... The Oberbaumbrücke on the U1. ... Berlins S-Bahn network The Berlin S-Bahn is a metro system operated by S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn. ...


Hardenbergplatz is West Berlin's largest city bus terminal and is also used by long-distance buses/coaches. "ZOB", Berlin's central bus terminal for regional and long-distance travel, is located on the Messedamm not far from the Funkturm. The Funkturm Berlin Funkturm - blue illuminated on the occasion of the Funkausstellung 2005 Berliner Funkturm seen from the Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof The Berliner Funkturm or Funkturm Berlin (Radio Tower Berlin) is a transmitting tower in Berlin, built between 1924 and 1926 by Heinrich Straumer. ...

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History

The Bahnhof Zoo was originally a Stadtbahn station, opened in February 1882. In 1902, the U2, the first Berlin U-Bahn line, was opened under ground. Between 1934 and 1940 the station was rebuilt, and the track installations were expanded. In August 1961 the U-Bahn Line 9 was opened under the U2, which connected the station with the transportation network in the north-south direction. U2 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn Pankow (S2) (S8) Vinetastraße Schönhauser Allee (S4x) (S8) Eberswalder Straße Senefelderplatz Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Alexanderplatz (U5) (U8) (S5) (S7) (S75) (S9) (DB) Klosterstraße Märkisches Museum Spittelmarkt Hausvogteiplatz Stadtmitte (U6) Mohrenstraße Potsdamer Platz (S1) (S2) (S25... U9 (Berlin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The fact that with only two platforms and four tracks for long-distance trains the station was still the most important in West Berlin was another unnatural phenomenon of the divided city. With the completion of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof 0n 26 May 2006 the station will lose even more importance. Berlin Hauptbahnhof Berlin Ostbahnhof was named Berlin Hauptbahnhof from 1987 to 1998. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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In brief
DB station code: BZOO
Number of tracks 4 main line passenger,
2 S-Bahn

For the historic canal, see Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works. ... (Translated from the German wikipedia article) The S-Bahn is a suburban metro railway network in Germany. ...

The station's future

U-Bahn station (U9)
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U-Bahn station (U9)

In 2005, the head of the Deutsche Bahn Hartmut Mehdorn announced that after May 28, 2006, long-distance trains will no longer use the station. Despite the outcry from nearby retailers and local politicians, on June 6, 2005, the Deutsche Bahn announced its final, conclusive transportation plan for Berlin. Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ... Hartmut Mehdorn was born on 31 July 1942. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Zoo Station in popular culture

  • In Germany, the station is still best known for its role as the setting of the book "Christiane F. - The children from Bahnhof Zoo" (Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo) by Christiane Vera Felscherinow which dramatizes the period in the 1970s and 1980s when the rear of the station facing Jebensstra├če was a meeting point for prostitutes, teen runaways, and drug addicts. The Berlin authorities shut down this function with rigorous police operations at the end of the 1980s.
  • The U2 song "Zoo Station" was inspired by the station.
  • The song The Zoo by German rock band The Scorpions was inspired by the station.
  • The Song 'Zoo Time' by British Band Mystery Jets Featured The Lyric 'Wir sind die Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo' (We Are The Children Of Bahnhof Zoo)

 
 

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