Berlin Gesundbrunnen train station

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Berlin Gesundbrunnen
View from Hanne-Sobek-Platz in front of the train station to the east of the Swinoujscie Bridge, 2012
View from Hanne-Sobek- Platz in front of the train station to the east of the Swinoujscie Bridge , 2012
Location in the network Crossing station
Design Through station
Platform tracks 6 (long-distance train)
4 (S-Bahn)
abbreviation BGS (Fernbahn)
BGB (S-Bahn)
IBNR 8011102 (long-distance train)
8089015 (S-Bahn)
Price range 1
opening January 1, 1872
May 1, 1984
Conveyance January 9, 1984
Website URL
Profile on Berlin-Gesundbrunnen
City / municipality Berlin
Place / district Healthy well
country Berlin
Country Germany
Coordinates 52 ° 32 '55 "  N , 13 ° 23' 22"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 32 '55 "  N , 13 ° 23' 22"  E
Railway lines
Railway stations in Berlin
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The train station Berlin Gesundbrunnen (Nordkreuz) is a long-distance and local train station of the Deutsche Bahn on the Berlin Ringbahn . The station is located in the Gesundbrunnen district of Berlin at the transition from Badstrasse to Brunnenstrasse and is one of the 21 stations in the highest price class  1 from DB Station & Service . It is used by around 130,000 people every day (as of 2016).

The heavily frequented crossing station with ten platform tracks is a transfer point between long- distance passenger ( ICE , IC / EC ) and local transport ( S-Bahn and regional trains or express ) and offers connections to inner-city traffic by buses or - via the BVG underground station of the same name  - to the U8 line .

Location and development

Gesundbrunnen train station in the mushroom concept

Topographically , Gesundbrunnen station is located on the southern slope of the Panke valley on the Humboldthöhe plateau . In terms of traffic, it is located on the northern edge of the Berlin S-Bahn ring . It has entrances from Bad- / Brunnenstraße as well as from Swinemünder Straße . The railway systems were built in the cut in the terrain below the bricked Badstrasse bridge. At this point Badstrasse bends south into Brunnenstrasse; the bend is exactly above the station.

The restart of the station for long-distance and regional traffic is an important part of the mushroom concept of Deutsche Bahn .

History of the S, regional and long-distance train stations

First railway line at Gesundbrunnen

Colonie Louisenbad, later Gesundbrunnen, around 1863. In the district the later ring station Gesundbrunnen.

On August 1, 1842, the first part of the Berlin – Stettin railway line was opened, beginning at Stettiner Bahnhof in Berlin and leading through the Gesundbrunnen district to the north-east. The route crossed Badstrasse between Grüntaler and Stettiner Strasse at the same level with a railway barrier . After the reconstruction of the railway facilities at Gesundbrunnen, the accident-prone level crossing could be removed.

Opening of the Ringbahn

After the plan to build a circular railway around Berlin had been decided by the Prussian King Wilhelm I , it went into operation until 1872. Freight trains have been running on the Berlin Ringbahn since July 17, 1871 , and passenger trains since January 1, 1872. The Gesundbrunnen station began operations on this date.

Opening of the northern runway

Ringbahnhof Gesundbrunnen, around 1880

When the Berlin Northern Railway from Berlin to Neubrandenburg was opened on July 10, 1877 , its passenger trains began and ended at Gesundbrunnen station, which became a transport hub. The north station as the end point on Bernauer Strasse / Schwedter Strasse could not be completed until October 1, 1877 and was used almost exclusively for freight traffic. From December 1, 1877, the passenger trains of the Northern Railway used the Szczecin station for an annual fee of 50,000  marks . This made the Szczecin station for the northern routes the terminus (from Stralsund, Neubrandenburg, Fürstenberg and Oranienburg ), while the Gesundbrunnen station served the transfer traffic to the ring line.

On October 1, 1891, a special suburban service (as a forerunner of the S-Bahn) with a reduced tariff was set up between Berlin and Oranienburg. Since then, the long-distance trains between Gesundbrunnen and Oranienburg have run without stopping. Due to the overload at the Szczecin station, some of the suburban trains were provisionally diverted to the north station in 1892, which until then had only been used for freight traffic. This fragmentation of the suburban traffic was very confusing for the travelers and in the long run untenable, so that in the state budget of 1895 a total of 8.85 million marks (purchasing power adjusted in today's currency: around 63 million euros) were made available for the renovation of the tracks at Gesundbrunnen in order to and suburban traffic at Gesundbrunnen train station to connect with the Ringbahn without crossing.

First major renovation of the railway facilities and the train station

Gesundbrunnen station after the relocation of the Szczecin Railway , 1898
Track plan of the railway facilities at Gesundbrunnen from 1902
View over the suburban and long-distance platform to the Swinemünde Bridge , 1906

In 1895, the reconstruction of the track systems of the Szczecin Railway began in the north of Berlin. Since the passengers of the Szczecin Railway should also be able to change at the ring and suburban train station Gesundbrunnen, the route of the Szczecin Railway was swiveled between the present-day Humboldthain and Bornholmer Straße stations to that of the Nordbahn. At Gesundbrunnen train station, three new platforms were built for the ring, suburban and long-distance railways as well as a reception building in neo-Gothic style based on designs by Armin Wegner .

On May 1, 1897, the first two tracks of the new line (the later suburban tracks) were put into operation and at the same time the old (parallel to Grüntaler Straße) line of the Szczecin Railway was shut down. On December 1, 1897, the new long-distance platform could also be put into operation.

From 1903 the long-distance platform in Gesundbrunnen station was only allowed to be used by long-distance travelers who wanted to travel at least to Bernau , Oranienburg or beyond. The use of long-distance trains between Gesundbrunnen station and Szczecin station was therefore prohibited.

Electrification of the S-Bahn

The line from Stettiner Bahnhof to Bernau was the first line in Berlin's local transport network to be electrified for suburban traffic in the 1920s. A major electrification program for the Berlin urban, ring and suburban railways had previously been decided by the Reichsbahn . This electrification was to be implemented by means of a side busbar with 750  volts direct current . For this purpose, a rectifier plant for the traction power supply was built in 1924 in the area of ​​the track fork between the Stettiner- and Nordbahn (rectifier plant Pankow) according to plans by Reichsbahn architect Richard Brademann . On August 8, 1924, electric trains ran for the first time from the Szczecin train station via Gesundbrunnen to Bernau. These trains stopped at platform C, the suburban platform. By 1927, this electric traffic in the northern suburbs was extended to Oranienburg (1925) and Velten (1927). Two years later, on February 1, 1929, electric S-Bahn trains also stopped at platform A, the ring platform.

After the completion of the north-south S-Bahn tunnel through downtown Berlin in 1939 between Stettiner Bahnhof and Anhalter Bahnhof , the S-Bahn lines of the northern lines could finally be linked with those of the southern lines and ran continuously between Oranienburg and Wannsee / Potsdam. The new one was on the high street in 1935 breakpoint Humboldthain and the Bösebrücke the Bornholmer Street Station , designed by architect Richard Brademann built.

As early as 1930, the Gesundbrunnen underground station was put into operation for the GN railway under the Reichsbahn facilities .

Second World War and Reconstruction

On October 8, 1939, a serious accident occurred in the station when the engine driver of the D 17 ignored two pre-signals and the main signal and drove onto the P 411. 23 people died and 31 were injured.

During World War II , public rail transport increased rapidly as cars and buses were confiscated for military use. In April 1945 the traffic had to be stopped. Only gradually did the first trains run again, initially with steam and always overcrowded. S-Bahn trains ran on the Ringbahn again in several stages:

  • July 11, 1945 between Ostkreuz and Gesundbrunnen,
  • 0October 1, 1945 between Gesundbrunnen and Wedding ,
  • December 19, 1945 between Wedding and Putlitzstrasse .

From August 13, 1945, S-Bahn trains ran again from the Kremmener , Stettiner and Nordbahn via Gesundbrunnen station - but only to the Szczecin long-distance station , as the north-south tunnel was under water. Trains to Wannsee , Teltow and Rangsdorf could only run through the tunnel again from 1947.

In 1949, however, there was the first conflict over the Gesundbrunnen train station. The railroad workers went on strike and the GDR transport police, who also claimed sovereignty in West Berlin on the Reichsbahn site, including the S-Bahn, tried to prevent the strike. At Gesundbrunnen train station, the "Trapo" even used firearms against the strikers. The French military administration put an end to this and protected the strikers, who, however, could no longer return to East Berlin without endangering their own freedom and ultimately lost their jobs.

Construction of the wall and closure

Transfer station between U-Bahn, S-Bahn and long-distance trains, 1985
View from the Swinoujscie Bridge to the Ringbahn tracks, 1986

After the long and bitter railroad strike in West Berlin in 1949, which had a serious impact on rail operations in the GDR, the GDR tried to remove long-distance traffic from West Berlin. On May 18, 1952, passenger traffic ended at Szczecin and Gesundbrunnen train stations, while freight traffic continued until 1961.

With the construction of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961, the S-Bahn ring was cut into two half rings, so that the trains in the western part could only run between Sonnenallee / Köllnische Heide and Gesundbrunnen. Traffic from Gesundbrunnen to Bernau was also interrupted.

As a result of the West Berlin S-Bahn boycott after the building of the Wall, the S-Bahn in the western part of Berlin , which operated under the direction of the Deutsche Reichsbahn , lost its importance and passenger numbers fell rapidly. The Reichsbahn tried to increase the attractiveness of the S-Bahn again by partially modernizing some stations. As at the Halensee , Beusselstraße , Hermannstraße and Schönhauser Allee stations , a modern station hall was built on the foundations of the old reception building at Gesundbrunnen in 1964/1965. But even these measures did not bring the S-Bahn any increase in passenger numbers.

After the construction of the wall, there was an east-west confrontation on the grounds of the Gesundbrunnen depot on the Behmstrasse bridge. The East Berlin government had the three capital letters "GDR" affixed to a water tower . Since the railway area belonged to the West Berlin district of Wedding , it was in the French sector . The French city commander saw the installation of East Berlin emblems in his sector as a provocation and demanded the immediate removal of the three letters, otherwise he threatened the immediate demolition of the water tower. He had armored personnel carriers deployed on the Swinemünde bridge and a machine gun stand set up on the nearby Hertha sports field. After the East Berlin authorities initially had only a "D" painted over, they broke off the water tower for "technical reasons" after another protest from the French in order to save face.

Despite the obligation of the Reichsbahn to operate the S-Bahn as stipulated in the Four Power Agreement , it largely stopped S-Bahn traffic in West Berlin in September 1980 after a railway strike by West Berlin workers. Traffic was only maintained on a few routes. This also included the north-south routes Lichtenrade - Frohnau and Lichterfelde Süd - Heiligensee via Gesundbrunnen station.

On January 9, 1984, the West Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) took over the S-Bahn operations in West Berlin following an agreement between the Reichsbahn and the West Berlin Senate . The BVG immediately stopped traffic from Anhalter Bahnhof to the north for “technical reasons” and closed the Gesundbrunnen station. After violent public protests , the BVG was forced to resume S-Bahn traffic through the north-south tunnel from May 1st, 1984 to Gesundbrunnen and resumed traffic to Frohnau from October of the same year.

During the time of the Berlin Wall, five people were killed trying to escape in the border area between the Gesundbrunnen, Bornholmer Strasse and Schönhauser Allee S-Bahn stations. They were Hans-Dieter Wesa , Hildegard Trabant , Klaus-Jürgen Kluge , Lothar Fritz Freie and Ingolf Diederichs .

Post-turnaround time

View from the platform of the North-South Railway over the long-distance platform to the overpass structure and the access building on the ring platform, September 1991
Railway site of the Nordkreuz construction project (viewing direction: from the east), 1991

Immediately after the political change , the discussion about the future connection of Berlin to the European rail network began. One focus of this discussion was the question of how the north-south routes should be led to and through the city.

In the 1990s, the station Gesundbrunnen was a result of the Deutsche Bahn , the Berlin Senate and the Federal Republic of Germany decided mushroom concept redesigned and expanded to the main station. As a prerequisite for the urgently needed renovation, the entire railway system had to be conceptually rescheduled. The Berlin architects Ingrid Hentschel and Axel Oestreich emerged as winners from a nationwide competition in 1992.

Work began on the S-Bahn systems on the north side of the station. The old operating facilities were gradually demolished in several construction phases and replaced by new ones. The tracks as well as the platforms and entrances were relocated or rebuilt. The merging of the routes and the construction of directional platforms represented a significant improvement in the transfer situation between the Ringbahn and the north-south railway. The S-Bahn platforms were given direct access to the underground. A wide, underground passage was created between all the platforms. On the east side, a new exit from all platforms to the Swinemünde Bridge was built. The west side of the bridge towards Badstraße was after the Kassel model capped to the originally planned reception building, bus stops, a taxi rank to accommodate, car and bicycle parking spaces and market stalls. The Badstrasse bridge, built with yellow brick as segment arches, disappeared under the concrete slab. The Brunnenstrasse bridge adjoining it to the south had to be supplemented by a new building to the south in a complex foundation construction process in order to provide space for the track compartment for the three long-distance platforms.

Several elevators, escalators and guidance systems have been set up for the platforms . Here, too, for cost reasons, Deutsche Bahn made major simplifications of the access structures planned by the architect and had to provide the stairs with auxiliary roofs due to the lack of a reception building.

Deutsche Bahn was looking for an investor to build a reception building. The tower buildings planned by Axel Oestreich and the station building on Badstrasse were reduced to two floors by the railway during the renovation for cost reasons and were completely painted shortly before the completion of the railway systems, but a more economical variant was finally built between 2013 and 2015. Due to the neighboring Gesundbrunnen Center , developing an economically viable concept is considered difficult. Therefore, a DB service store was initially set up as a kiosk , where travel supplies and tickets are sold.

As two of the 20 so-called main stations of the Berlin S-Bahn, both S-Bahn platforms are manned by local supervision.

The Gesundbrunnen train station is put back into operation

On the left the tracks of the S-Bahn, on the right those of the long-distance train (viewing direction: from the west), 2005

On September 17, 2001, the connection between Gesundbrunnen and the former East Berlin station Schönhauser Allee was reopened. The last section of the Ringbahn section between Gesundbrunnen and Wedding was put back into operation on June 15, 2002.

Since May 28, 2006, regional and long-distance trains of the Deutsche Bahn have stopped again at Gesundbrunnen station and from December 2007 to December 2014 also the InterConnex operated by Veolia (Leipzig - Berlin - Rostock).

In the course of the opening of the Nuremberg – Erfurt high-speed line , new slip paths will be set up in 2018 to increase the efficiency of the station.

Name "Nordkreuz"

Station sign with subtitle Nordkreuz

Although the 114 million euro renovation with crossing-free crossings is considered a “Nordkreuz” construction project, the crossings will not take place at Gesundbrunnen station, but between the stations Bornholmer Straße, Gesundbrunnen and Schönhauser Allee.

On June 13, 2005, the then Deutsche Bahn boss Hartmut Mehdorn said on the news of the renaming of the Papestrasse station to Berlin Südkreuz station : “Renaming the Gesundbrunnen station to 'Nordkreuz' is not being considered”. On October 13, 2005, the Deutsche Bahn announced through the press that the Gesundbrunnen station would be renamed Nordkreuz, as this was logical and would make it easier for foreign passengers to understand it. The Senator for Urban Development Ingeborg Junge-Reyer suggested to Hartmut Mehdorn that the term “Nordkreuz” should only be used as a subtitle for the train station. In a letter dated December 22, 2005 to the Berlin House of Representatives, Mehdorn announced that he would refrain from the planned name change. In mid-2016, the name suffix “Nordkreuz” was added to station signs and it was ceremoniously unveiled on June 25, 2016 at the station festival for the completion of the new reception building. As a reason for the addition, the railway stated that it should provide orientation for tourists and non-residents.

In August 2006, the forecourt of the station was named after Hanne Sobek - a famous player of the Hertha BSC football club  .

History of the subway station

Planning, construction and opening

The platform of the Gesundbrunnen underground station; in the background an entrance to the S-Bahn
A large-profile car from the BII series from the 1920s during a special trip at Gesundbrunnen station

AEG presented the plans for a new north-south subway line, today's U8 , to the Berlin magistrate as early as 1907. The negotiations about the route were difficult. In 1912 it was agreed to build part of the new line as an elevated railway . After protests, the city and AEG agreed on an underground route in the southern section to Hermannplatz . Similar to Siemens & Halske with the Hochbahngesellschaft , AEG had also founded a subsidiary for the construction work with AEG-Schnellbahn-AG . The First World War and the subsequent inflation made the economic situation of AEG so difficult that it stopped all construction work in October 1919. After a lawsuit from Berlin, the AEG Schnellbahn AG was liquidated and all facilities fell to the city of Berlin. As a result, Berlin partially changed the route and decided to also run the north branch to Gesundbrunnen underground. The city built the new route on its own from 1926.

After operations on the southern route began in 1927, the Gesundbrunnen underground station was opened on April 18, 1930. The station was designed by Alfred Grenander and, like the Alexanderplatz station, was tiled with turquoise, rectangular tiles. The Gesundbrunnen underground station is at an acute angle under the platforms of the long-distance, ring and suburban railway. The 15 meter wide central platform has entrances at both ends and transitions to S and long-distance platforms .

Due to the low location of the underground station under the Ringbahn - it is 14.75 meters below the road surface - the entrances were equipped with two escalators per exit in addition to the stairs , at that time the longest escalators in Germany. Today it is the longest escalator on the Berlin subway. Operating rooms were set up between the subway tunnel and the street.

At the corner of Brunnenstrasse and Behmstrasse, the Gesundbrunnen underground station received a free-standing reception building on a square floor plan in the form of New Objectivity based on a design by the Swedish architect Alfred Grenander .

Second World War and its aftermath

As early as 1935, an air raid protection system was installed in the basement of the northern reception building of the Gesundbrunnen underground station. After the start of the Second World War , the air raid shelter was intensified and several large cavities in the Gesundbrunnen underground station, which had been created during the underground construction due to the great depth of the underground, were filled with bunkers. A total of four air defense systems were built here. From south to north, these were a system between the tunnel ramp and the basement of the Ramlerstrasse and Badstrasse development, a system in the southern access building, a system in the northern access building and a system above the sweeping tracks north of the station (below Blochplatz). Another small air raid protection system with only three rooms was installed at platform level in the corridor to the southern exit and removed at the end of the 1970s. The Berliner Unterwelten association has rented some of the bunkers from the BVG today and has permanent exhibitions there.

post war period

Shortly after the end of the war, operations began again on May 22, 1945 with a shuttle service between Gesundbrunnen and Rosenthaler Platz underground station . Line D (today: U8) was again passable in its entirety from June.

After long-distance traffic was discontinued on May 18, 1952, the BVG closed the underground platform access to the long-distance platforms at Gesundbrunnen station. The northern part of line D was cut off from the network by the construction of the wall . The trains passed between Voltastraße and Moritzplatz without stopping and no longer stopped at the so-called “ ghost stations ” in between.

On March 1, 1966, the West Berlin subway lines were renamed from letters to numbers. Line D became the U8. In order to upgrade the northern part of the U8, the U8 was extended from Gesundbrunnen via Pankstraße to the terminus Osloer Straße . After its completion on October 7, 1977, you could change to the U9 line .

After reunification

The connecting corridor to the long-distance railway was reopened on May 25, 1991 - but only for a short time: Since the tunnel had been improperly renovated and no drainage system was built, it had to be closed again after the first major rainfall. The corridor was only finally restored in the course of the renovation work on the S-Bahn station.

The northern exit was to be integrated into the Gesundbrunnen Center . For this, the listed access structure would have had to be demolished. Thanks to the cooperation between the investor and the Senate Administration involved, a solution was found that enabled the building to be preserved. Only the direct exit to Behmstrasse is walled up. At this point there is now a flower shop.


Hanne-Sobek-Platz is located on the area above the train station. This was created after the underground and S-Bahn station was converted into a long-distance station. When the station opened in May 2006, the square was named after the former Hertha BSC soccer player , Hanne Sobek , who was German soccer champion with Hertha in 1930 and 1931 . The Hertha BSC stadium at that time was located directly behind what is now Gesundbrunnen station. Today there are houses there. At that time, Hanne Sobek lived in the immediate vicinity of Gesundbrunnen train station, on Bellermannstrasse in the Atlantic Garden City .

Originally, Deutsche Bahn had planned a five-tower station building on the square, which was discarded for both financial and structural reasons (the square is a bridge construction that can only bear a limited load). No investor was found for the stripped-down idea of ​​a two-story building. As a result, the station remained the only ICE station in the entire DB network that had no reception building for many years. There were only two loading containers, a few market stalls and ticket machines here.

Hanne-Sobek-Platz 2016 with the new reception building

In 2013, construction work began on the new, flat reception building. The building, clad with gray sheet metal and glass, is characterized by its protruding roof with an area of ​​7700 square meters. It rests on 85 columns and is illuminated by skylights up to ten meters high . Originally, it was planned to provide a large part of the roof area with solar cells, which was not realized due to the reduction in funding by the federal government. The hall houses 15 shops, ticket sales and offices of the Federal Police . The shell was completed in autumn 2014 and cost around ten million euros . It was fully opened in autumn 2015.

The entire completion of the station was celebrated on June 25, 2016.

A large shopping center, the Gesundbrunnen Center, was opened in 1997 next to the Gesundbrunnen train station . In 2008, the Brunnenstrasse retail park opened on the southern side of Hanne-Sobek-Platz with the main tenant Kaufland .


The three northern branches of the Berlin S-Bahn to Hennigsdorf ( Kremmener Bahn ), Oranienburg ( Berliner Nordbahn ) and Bernau ( Stettiner Bahn ) begin at Gesundbrunnen station . In the south, the trains run via the Berlin city center ( Friedrichstrasse station ) to Teltow Stadt , Blankenfelde and Wannsee . The S-Bahn trains of the Berlin Ringbahn and trains of the long-distance railway also run via Gesundbrunnen .

The long-distance and regional train station plays a key role in the train connections to the north. From here you can take InterCity and Regional Express trains to Neustrelitz , Rostock and Stralsund as well as Angermünde , Schwedt , Greifswald and Stettin . In the south there are connections to Elsterwerda via Wünsdorf-Waldstadt and to Lutherstadt Wittenberg and Falkenberg / Elster via Jüterbog .

Trains on the U8 line ( Wittenau - Hermannstraße ) stop at Gesundbrunnen underground station . On the forecourt of the Badstrasse bridge there are transfer options to bus line 247 of the BVG .

Long-distance transport

line Line course Tact
ICE 10 Berlin Gesundbrunnen  - Berlin  - Berlin-Spandau  - Wolfsburg  - Hanover  - Bielefeld  - Hamm (wing)
Train part 1: Dortmund  - Bochum  - Essen  - Duisburg  - Düsseldorf Airport - Düsseldorf (- Cologne Messe / Deutz - Cologne / Bonn Airport ) or (-  Cologne  - Düren  - Aachen )
Train part 2: Hagen  - Wuppertal  - Cologne (-  Bonn  - Andernach  - Koblenz )
Status: timetable change December 2016
60 min
ICE 11 Berlin Gesundbrunnen  - Berlin - Wittenberg  - Leipzig  - Erfurt  - Eisenach  - Fulda  - Frankfurt  - Mannheim  - Stuttgart  - Ulm  - Augsburg  - Munich individual trains
ICE 15 ( Ostseebad Binz  - Stralsund  - Greifswald  - Eberswalde  -) Berlin Gesundbrunnen  - Berlin - Halle  - Erfurt - Frankfurt 120 min
ICE 18 Berlin Gesundbrunnen  - Berlin - Bitterfeld  - Halle - Erfurt - Erlangen  - Nuremberg  - Donauwörth  - Augsburg - Munich Indent
ICE 28 ( Warnemünde  - Rostock  - Neustrelitz  -) or (Ostseebad Binz - Stralsund - Greifswald - Eberswalde -) Berlin Gesundbrunnen  - Berlin - Wittenberg - Bitterfeld - Leipzig - Erfurt - Bamberg  - Nuremberg - Ingolstadt  - Munich two pairs of trains
ICE 29 Berlin Gesundbrunnen  - Berlin - Halle - Erfurt - Nuremberg - Munich five pairs of trains
EC 27 Bratislava  - Prague  - Dresden  - Berlin - Berlin Gesundbrunnen  - Eberswalde - Stralsund - Ostseebad Binz a pair of trains
IC 32 Holiday Express Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania” :
Cologne  - Düsseldorf  - Duisburg  - Essen  - Bochum  - Dortmund  - Hamm (Westf)  - Bielefeld  - Hanover  - Wolfsburg  - Berlin-Spandau  - Berlin Gesundbrunnen  - Eberswalde - Prenzlau  - Züssow  - Stralsund - Baltic seaside resort Binz; Coach part: Züssow - Wolgast  - Zinnowitz  - Seebad Heringsdorf
individual trains

Regional traffic

line Line course
RE 3 Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Jüterbog - Ludwigsfelde - Berlin Gesundbrunnen - Eberswalde - Angermünde - Schwedt (Oder)
Falkenberg (Elster) - Prenzlau - Pasewalk - Anklam - Greifswald - Stralsund
RE 5 Elsterwerda - Wünsdorf-Waldstadt - Berlin Gesundbrunnen - Oranienburg - Neustrelitz - Guestrow - Rostock
Neubrandenburg - Stralsund
RE 6 Berlin Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Spandau - Hennigsdorf (Berlin) - Neuruppin - Wittstock (Dosse) - Pritzwalk - Wittenberge
RB 27 Berlin Gesundbrunnen - Schönerlinde - Schönwalde - Basdorf - Klosterfelde
RB 54 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Berlin Gesundbrunnen - Oranienburg - Löwenberg (Mark) - Herzberg (Mark) - Rheinsberg (Mark)
RE 66 Berlin Gesundbrunnen - Bernau (b Berlin) - Eberswalde - Angermünde - Stettin

Local transport

line course Tact
Berlin S1.svg Oranienburg  - Lehnitz  - Borgsdorf  - Birkenwerder  - Hohen Neuendorf  - Frohnau  - Hermsdorf  - Waidmannslust  - Wittenau (Wilhelmsruher dam)  - Wilhelmsruh  - Schönholz  - Wollankstraße  - Bornholmer Strasse  - Gesundbrunnen  - Humboldt Park  - North Station  - Oranienburgerstraße  - Friedrichstrasse  - Brandenburg Gate  - Potsdamer Platz  - pickup Train station  - Yorckstraße (Großgörschenstraße)  - Julius-Leber-Brücke  - Schöneberg  - Friedenau  - Feuerbachstraße  - Steglitz town hall  - Botanical Garden  - Lichterfelde West  - Sundgauer Straße  - Zehlendorf  - Mexikoplatz  - Schlachtensee  - Nikolassee  - Wannsee 10 min
Berlin S2.svg Bernau  - Bernau-Friedenstal  - Zepernick  - Röntgen Valley  - Buch  - Karow  - Blankenburg  - Pankow-Heinersdorf  - Pankow  - Bornholmer Straße  - Gesundbrunnen  - Humboldthain  - Nordbahnhof  - Oranienburger Straße  - Friedrichstraße  - Brandenburg Gate  - Potsdamer Platz  - Anhalter Bahnhof  - Yorckstraße  - Südkreuz  - Priesterweg  - Attilastraße - Marienfelde  - Buckower Chaussee  - Schichauweg  - Lichtenrade  - Mahlow  - Blankenfelde 10 min
Berlin S25.svg Hennigsdorf  - Heiligensee  - Schulzendorf  - Tegel  - Eichborndamm  - Karl-Bonhoeffer-Nervenklinik  - Alt-Reinickendorf  - Schönholz  - Wollankstrasse  - Bornholmer Strasse  - Gesundbrunnen  - Humboldthain  - Nordbahnhof  - Oranienburger Strasse  - Friedrichstrasse  - Brandenburg Gate  - Potsdamer Platz  - Anhalter Bahnhof  - Yorckstrasse  - Südkreuz  - Priesterweg  - Südende  - Lankwitz  - Lichterfelde Ost  - Osdorfer Straße  - Lichterfelde Süd  - Teltow Stadt 20 min
Berlin S26.svg Waidmannslust  - Wittenau (Wilhelmsruher dam)  - Wilhelmsruh  - Schönholz  - Wollankstraße  - Bornholmer Strasse  - Gesundbrunnen  - Humboldt Park  - North Station  - Oranienburgerstraße  - Friedrichstrasse  - Brandenburg Gate  - Potsdamer Platz  - Anhalt station  - Yorckstraße  - Southern Cross  - Priesterweg  - south end  - Lankwitz  - Lichterfelde Ost  - Osdorfer Strasse  - Lichterfelde south  - Teltow city 20 min
Berlin S41.svg
Berlin S42.svg
Gesundbrunnen  - Schönhauser Allee  - Prenzlauer Allee  - Greifswalder Strasse  - Landsberger Allee  - Storkower Strasse  - Frankfurter Allee  - Ostkreuz  - Treptower Park  - Sonnenallee  - Neukölln  - Hermannstrasse  - Tempelhof  - Südkreuz  - Schöneberg  - Innsbrucker Platz  - Bundesplatz  - Heidelberger Platz  - Hohenzollerndamm  - Halensee  - Westkreuz  - Messe Nord / ICC  - Westend  - Jungfernheide  - Beusselstraße  - Westhafen  - Wedding  - Gesundbrunnen 5 min
(peak and off-peak hours) 10 min
(off-peak hours )
Berlin U8.svg Wittenau (Wilhelmsruher Damm)  - Reinickendorf Town Hall  - Karl-Bonhoeffer-Nervenklinik  - Lindauer Allee  - Paracelsus-Bad  - Residenzstraße  - Franz-Neumann-Platz (Am Schäfersee)  - Osloer Straße  - Pankstraße  - Gesundbrunnen  - Voltastraße  - Bernauer Straße  - Rosenthaler Platz  - Weinmeisterstraße  - Alexanderplatz  - Jannowitzbrücke  - Heinrich-Heine-Straße  - Moritzplatz  - Kottbusser Tor  - Schönleinstraße  - Hermannplatz  - Boddinstraße  - Leinestraße  - Hermannstraße 5 min
(peak and off-peak hours) 10 min
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  • Peter Bley: Berliner Nordbahn: 125 years of the Berlin-Neustrelitz-Stralsund railway. Bernd Neddermeyer, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-933254-33-7 .
  • Peter Bley: Berlin S-Bahn. alba, Düsseldorf 2003, ISBN 3-87094-363-7 .
  • Ulrich Lemke, Uwe Poppel: Berlin subway. alba, Düsseldorf 1992, ISBN 3-87094-346-7 .
  • Exhibition catalog: Weddinger Heimatverein .
  • Exhibition catalog: Hertha BSC , Berlin 1997, new edition 2006.

Web links

Commons : Bahnhof Berlin Gesundbrunnen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Station price list 2020. In: Deutsche Bahn. Deutsche Bahn, January 1, 2020, accessed on July 10, 2020 .
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  3. ^ Hans Joachim Ritzau: Railway disasters in Germany. Splinters of German history . Vol. 1: Landsberg-Pürgen 1979, p. 101; Peter WB Semmens: Disasters on the rails. A worldwide documentation. Transpress, Stuttgart 1996, ISBN 3-344-71030-3 , pp. 99-100.
  4. Schimmler: Der Wedding, A district between tradition and progress , Berlin 1985.
  5. ^ Association of German Architects u. a. (Ed.): Renaissance of the railway stations. The city in the 21st century . Vieweg Verlag , 1996, ISBN 3-528-08139-2 , pp. 136-139.
  6. Printed matter 17/15669. (PDF) Berlin House of Representatives, March 19, 2015, accessed on July 11, 2015 .
  7. Tautz: Software package option switches Berlin Central Station low, D-ways Bf Gesundbrunnen, Bz 1.3.3 NKK2. (PDF) (No longer available online.) In: DB Netz AG, October 17, 2017, pp. 5, 6, 9 f. , archived from the original on November 4, 2017 ; Retrieved November 4, 2017 .
  8. ^ Sven Goldmann: Container with siding. In: Der Tagesspiegel , June 24, 2007.
  9. Klaus Kurbjuweit: The cross with the north cross. In: Der Tagesspiegel , November 9, 2005
  10. Jörn Hasselmann: Gesundbrunnen station - finally the bare plate is history. In: Der Tagesspiegel , June 25, 2016
  11. Axel Mauruszat: Underground and air raid in World War II. In: Verkehrsgeschichtliche Blätter , 41 vol., No. 3 (June 2014), p. 58.
  12. Axel Mauruszat: Underground and air raid in World War II. In: Verkehrsgeschichtliche Blätter , Volume 41, No. 3 (June 2014), pp. 62–63.
  13. Axel Mauruszat: Underground and air raid in World War II. In: Verkehrsgeschichtliche Blätter , Volume 41, No. 3 (June 2014), p. 63.
  14. Hanne Sobek Square. In: Street name lexicon of the Luisenstädtischer Bildungsverein (near  Kaupert ).
  15. ^ Peter Neumann: More than eight years delay . In: Berliner Zeitung , September 16, 2014, p. 17.
  16. RB Ost: Berlin Gesundbrunnen shines in new splendor . In: StationsAnzeiger . No. 17 , August 2016, p. 8 ( PDF file ). PDF file ( Memento of the original from September 18, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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