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Place in Berlin
View of the Jakob-Kaiser-Platz
Basic data
place Berlin
District Charlottenburg-North
Created 1953
Confluent streets
Tegeler Weg
User groups Pedestrians , cyclists , road traffic , public transport

The Jakob-Kaiser-Platz is a traffic junction in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg-Nord .


The square was named after Jakob Kaiser , a politician of the Center Party , later of the CDU , who, among other things, held the office of Minister for All-German Issues . The name is, however, in connection with the adjacent and at the time just completed settlement Charlottenburg-Nord , in which the streets bear the names of resistance fighters from the bourgeois, social-democratic and aristocratic environment and to whom Jakob Kaiser belonged. This has to do with the nearby Plötzensee execution site , where a number of them were murdered. The square was named five days after the Emperor's death on May 12, 1961. It was laid out in its current location when the area was redesigned after the Second World War and was named Siemensplatz in 1953 , after the neighboring Siemensstadt . Before that, a Siemensplatz had been designated in the vicinity as early as 1918 , somewhat closer to the Siemens works that had been relocated there shortly before; however, the planned housing estate was not built in this form.

Location and transport links

Jakob-Kaiser-Platz is located in the north of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district, not far from the Spree . This is a big, with traffic lights equipped roundabout . To the south, the Tegeler Weg leads towards Charlottenburg Palace , to the east the Goerdelerdamm, to the west the Siemensdamm towards Siemensstadt and on to Spandau . In the north, the Kurt-Schumacher-Damm joins in the direction of Reinickendorf .

Substation Jakob-Kaiser-Platz of the energy supply company Vattenfall

Directly at Jakob-Kaiser-Platz is junction 4 - Autobahn triangle Charlottenburg of the Autobahn A 100 , where the traffic flows to Wedding as well as via Charlottenburg and the exhibition center to AVUS and into the southern districts of Berlin. The A 111 branches off here in the direction of Reinickendorf and on to the Berlin motorway outer ring (connections to Rostock and Hamburg, among others ). In addition to the A 100 junction 3 - Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, there is also the A 100 junction 5 - Siemensdamm and the A 111 junction 12 - Heckerdamm in the immediate vicinity of the square .

To the north of Jakob-Kaiser-Platz is the underground station planned as “Charlottenburg Nord” and opened in 1980 as “Jakob-Kaiser-Platz” , in which the trains of underground line 7 ( Rudow - Rathaus Spandau ) and the is used temporarily as an end or starting point for amplifier travels. The underground station is of particular importance as a transfer point to the two bus routes to Tegel Airport .

There are also bus connections to Reinickendorf and within Charlottenburg as well as in the direction of the western city center ( Kurfürstendamm and Zoological Garden ) and the main train station .

South of the square, the Spree bends in a loop from its northern direction of flow to the west. From the east the Westhafenkanal flows into the Spree. To the west is the old and the new Charlottenburg lock . The next S-Bahn station is Jungfernheide station south of the Westhafen Canal, which will be used again as a regional station after the 2006 timetable was changed . Until the reopening of the Ringbahn in 1997, a bus (line 65, later 105) stopped at the top of the autobahn,  which was supposed to pick up the traffic flows from the S-Bahn , which was boycotted during the time of the Wall ; the associated entrances have since been torn down.


Jakob-Kaiser-Platz itself is characterized on the one hand by its shape as a roundabout, on the other hand by its position on the motorway. In the east, west and north there are residential areas, which mostly comprise flat new buildings. Behind the Heckerdamm is the Jungfernheide park , not to be confused with the Jungfernheide forest . It is visited by those looking for relaxation and extends to the Hohenzollern Canal near Tegel Airport.

Web links

Commons : Jakob-Kaiser-Platz (Berlin-Charlottenburg-Nord)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 52 ° 32 ′ 4 "  N , 13 ° 17 ′ 37"  E