Kottbusser Tor (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Kottbusser Tor
U-Bahn Kottbusser Tor - Berlin - panoramio.jpg
LocationKottbusser Tor
Owned byBerliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Operated byBerliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Platforms2 island platforms
Train operatorsBerliner Verkehrsbetriebe
ConnectionsBerlin U1.svg Berlin U3.svg Berlin U8.svg
BUS-Logo-BVG.svg 140
Other information
Fare zoneBerlin A
Opened15 February 1902; 117 years ago (1902-02-15) (U1/3 level)
12 February 1928; 91 years ago (1928-02-12) (U8 level)
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Uhlandstraße
U 1
towards Krumme Lanke
U 3
towards Wittenau
U 8
Kottbusser Tor is located in Berlin
Kottbusser Tor
Kottbusser Tor
Location within Berlin
Kottbusser Tor station
view Kottbusser Tor station at night

Kottbusser Tor is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U 1, U 3 and U 8. Many Berliners use the affectionate term Kotti.

It is located in central Kreuzberg; the area has a bad reputation for the relatively high, mainly drug-related crime rate, instances of which have recently[when?] become quite rare in most other parts of the district[citation needed].The original Kottbusser Tor was a southern city gate of Berlin; the road through the gate led via the Neukölln suburb to the town of Cottbus.


The station on the first Berlin U-Bahn line from Potsdamer Platz to Stralauer Tor was opened on 18 February 1902 on a viaduct above Skalitzer Straße; when in 1926 the U8 was built, a new two-level station was constructed 100 metres (330 ft) westwards to allow both lines to meet in one location, and the original station was demolished.[1]

It was directly hit on 26 February 1945.



  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler: Berlins U-Bahnhöfe. be.bra Verlag (1996)

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Coordinates: 52°29′57″N 13°25′05″E / 52.49917°N 13.41806°E / 52.49917; 13.41806