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Berlin Gleisdreieck: winter vs. summer

Gleisdreieck (“railway triangle”, “triangular junction”) is a U-Bahn station at the western end of the Kreuzberg district in the German capital city of Berlin.

The station has both upper-level and lower-level platforms serving lines U1 and U2, respectively, although both sets of track are raised above ground. At Gleisdreieck, the U1 line runs west-east, whereas the U2 line runs perpendicularly and temporarily “north-south”.

Additional north-south tracks lie on both west and east sides of the station. The tracks to the west provide service to high-speed and express lines, and tracks to the east provide service for S-Bahn train lines S1, S2, and S25. There are plans to connect Gleisdreieck directly to the S-Bahn network with the new S21 line.

Formerly used as railyards for shipping and train maintenance, the area is undergoing massive redevelopment. Including the surrounding Park am Gleisdreieck, the large stretch of green space will connect the Tiergarten a little to the north with the parklands all the way in Potsdam in the south.

Standing at the west end of the station (U1, upper-level platform), I visualized the appearance in winter and summer: from overcast skies and snow on the ground, to clear blue skies above and grass in the green space below.

Winter shots: 22 December 2012
Summer shots: 12 August 2013.


Northeast towards Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park, Anhalter Bahnhof; note Fernsehturm (TV Tower) in background of the lower panel.


Southwest to U2 track-bridge over the Schöneberger Wiese, west section of Park am Gleisdreieck; towards the American Church (Lutherkirche) at background right.


West on the U1 tracks; train west to Uhlandstrasse, next station Kurfürstenstrasse.


I made individual Instagram photos on 22 December 2012 and 12 August 2013, assembled them with PhotoFrame, and edited the final versions with SnapSeed. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-3S4.

More about the park from REscapes and onefootinberlin.

7 Responses to “Berlin Gleisdreieck: winter vs. summer”

  1. Maria Falvey

    What fun Henry – you offer the view in two seasons!
    I think the renovations for the park project, etc… will be interesting to track and hope they’ll keep the integrity of the structures.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Maria. I was fortunate to have been present at the same location in winter and summer. Anyone who’s staying put in a given location can pursue similar ideas for photographs. I’d like to go back to Berlin and see how the park and green-spaces continue to develop. Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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  2. My Cup Of Travel

    Nice post! I’ve only been once to Berlin but haven’t visited the Gleisdreieck… maybe next time =)

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Milene. I hope you return and spend more time in Berlin; there’s a lot to see and do there. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment! Gracias y saludos desde Vancouver!

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