|Bundesstrasse 96a in Germany|
|Operator:||Federal Republic of Germany|
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|Overall length:||56 km|
The federal highway 96a (abbreviation: B 96a ) is a federal highway in Germany . It begins in Mahlow south of Berlin on the B 96 and ends north of Berlin in Birkenwerder again on the B 96. In the GDR it replaced the route of today's B 96 that ran through West Berlin. In the GDR it was called F 96 and was given the name B 96a after German reunification .
Coming from the south at Mahlow, the B 96 leads north towards the city center of Berlin on what was once West Berlin. Therefore, a new route was designated in the GDR, which starts at Mahlow and turns east in the direction of Schönefeld , from there over the eagle frame in the former East Berlin district of Treptow and crosses the Spree on the Elsenbrücke . In the former Friedrichshain district , the route runs over Stralauer Allee , Warschauer Strasse and today's Petersburger Strasse , in the former Prenzlauer Berg district over today's Danziger Strasse and then north over Schönhauser Allee . It leads through the Pankow district to Birkenwerder , where it meets the route of the B 96 again.
Until the construction of the bridge over the Berlin outer railway ring two kilometers west of Waßmannsdorf in the 1980s, today's B 96a did not begin in Mahlow, but in the Glasow district , led via Selchow to Waßmannsdorf and from there - four lanes since the early 1990s - to the Airport in Schönefeld .
With the planned expansion of Berlin-Schönefeld Airport into an international air hub ( BER ), old plans were taken up again and revised. In 2002, the connecting piece from the northern bypass of Mahlow to the bridge with the Berlin outer ring road was expanded to four lanes. Since 2007, the dual carriageway from there via Waßmannsdorf to Schönefeld has been consistently accessible with four lanes.
Berlin-Schönefeld Airport was already connected to East Berlin with four lanes. From the Treptow triangle on the A 117 , the route continues as an intersection-free motorized road and at the end of it flows into the broad eagle frame that leads into the city of Berlin.