The Berlin subway is nowadays simply a means of transportation for most, in which it is usually much too noisy, too crowded and too musty. However, if you dare to take a look behind the scenes, you can discover some amazing things – in our BVG U-Bahn Museum.
Since 1997, the U-Bahn Museum has been located in the former Olympic Stadium signal box. There it offers locals and tourists alike an exciting insight into more than 100 years of Berlin subway history: historical service uniforms, ticket vending machines, and a train dispatcher's service room from the 1950s are just a few examples. Furthermore, those who are more interested in the technology of subway operation will also get their money's worth. In addition to various types of signal boxes, there is also a historic clock station, train radios, a diagnostic computer and a signal block from 1931, among other things. All of the technical equipment in the museum is still in working order and invites visitors to be amazed.
Overview of the most important information
The U-Bahn Museum is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The last admission is at 3 pm.
You will find the Berlin U-Bahn Museum directly in the entrance area of the Olympiastadion subway station, at Rossitter Platz 1, 14053 Berlin.
Per person: 2 €
Reduced (children under 12 years): 1 €
Who created it?
Behind the Berlin U-Bahn Museum is a non-profit association with about 85 members (the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Berliner U-Bahn e.V., also known as AGU Berlin). They have made it their mission to document and preserve the unique BVG vehicle collection for historical purposes. More information about the association and the U-Bahn Museum can be found here.