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Nordfriedhof, Schwabing-Freimann, U-Bahn, U-Bahn München, Muenchen, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday around Munich: the 1st U-Bahn

Above/featured: Near Nordfriedhof station, a steel girder at street level is a monument.

At the southwest corner of Ungererstrasse and Schenkendorfstrasse is a steel girder as modest monument, which marks the first day of construction of Munich’s metro or rapid transit system (U-Bahn) on 1 February 1965. The underground station here was initially called “Schenkendorfstrasse” which was changed later to “Nordfriedhof” for proximity to the city’s north cemetery. Including this latter station, the first stretch of Munich’s U-Bahn between Kieferngarten and Harras (on the present-day U6 line) was completed in 1974 over a distance of 13 kilometres with 12 underground stations and 3 above-ground stations.

Nordfriedhof, Schwabing-Freimann, U-Bahn, U-Bahn München, Muenchen, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

“An dieser Stelle wurde am 1. Februar 1965 mit dem Münchener U-Bahn Bau begonnen.”
(Construction for Munich’s U-Bahn began at this location on 1 February 1965.)

The archival video “U-Bahn für München 1965” is available on YouTube in German. I made the two photos above on 22 Feb 2017 with a Canon EOS6D mark1. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-jAQ.

2 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday around Munich: the 1st U-Bahn”

  1. www.corneliaweber-photography.com

    I do remember the excitement as a teenager the first UBahn in Munich, it seemed like something out of this world, since we used to use the “Trambahn”. Al lot of this came through in it’s final development for the Olympic Games in 1972.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Cornelia. Thank you for your perspective; I wondered what it must have been like for Münchner:innen to witness the unveiling and debut of brand new U-Bahn technology in a city filled with trams. I also wondered what it was like in 1972 when both U- and S-Bahn were used by big crowds during the Summer Olympics. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

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