Oskar-Helene-Heim (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Entrance hall on Clayallee

Oskar-Helene-Heim is an U-Bahn station in Berlin, located in the southwestern Dahlem district on the U 3.

Platform of the station

The station was inaugurated on 22 December 1929 with the last surface section of the line to Krumme Lanke station, it was named after a nearby orthopedic hospital, a foundation of Oskar Pintsch (1844–1912), son of industrialist Julius Pintsch, and his wife Helene (1857–1923). The clinic, opened in 1914, became a pioneering institution caring for people with physical disabilities and invalids of World War I. Numerous up-to-date neurosurgery techniques were developed here, as well as new methods of treating rickets with UV irradiation, based on the studies of practising doctor Kurt Huldschinsky; the facility closed in 2000.

Today Oskar-Helene-Heim is the closest U-Bahn station to the United States Consulate, part of the former US Army headquarters in West Berlin, which is located nearby on Clayallee[1] The Allied Museum, documenting the local history of the Western Allies in the Cold War era, is nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler: Berlins U-Bahnhöfe. be.bra Verlag (1996)
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Krumme Lanke
U 3

Coordinates: 52°27′01″N 13°15′58″E / 52.45028°N 13.26611°E / 52.45028; 13.26611