Episode 56: Ostkreuz

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Sonntagstraße 37,10245 Berlin


  • First opened in February 1892
  • 6 S-Bahn lines
  • 6 planned Regional trains

Today a monument, the iconic water tower of Ostkreuz is 50 meters high. Designed by Karl Cornelius and inaugurated in 1912, it was essential in providing water to the old-school steam locomotives that started stopping there shortly after the former rail cross finally got its firsts platforms and become a station.

And that is the symbol of the station you probably hate. We have reason to assume that you have been there at least a hundred times and got sick about its confusing layout and lost in its forever lasting construction pit of horror.

That’s our Ostkreuz. Easy to hate.

Today we want you to see it differently, as a space that never ceases to reinvent itself and changes as fasts as the city moves. Listen to this week’s talk below and maybe, just maybe, start seeing Ostkreuz with a little bit of love ❤

Photo and episode: Roberta Caldas

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