Oberbaumbrücke in 1900

This most representative and beautiful double-deck bridge links Kreuzberg in former "West Berlin" to Friedrichshain (former East Berlin). The architect Otto Stahn designed the bridge in the style of a city gate and added many decorative elements (cross vaults, coats of arms, pointed arches).

In 1961 the Berlin Wall was built, and the bridge became a part of East Berlins border with West Berlin. The U-Bahn which had been crossing the bridge by the time was forced to terminate at Schlesisches Tor.

From the bridge you have a fantastic view over the river Spree.

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