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Kottbusser Tor (Station)

U-Bahnhof Kottbusser Tor

Kottbusser Tor is an interchange station on U-Bahn lines U1 and U8.

It lies in the heart of Turkish Kreuzberg and can be very lively. Be aware that there's an active drug-dealing scene in and around the station, and police raids are frequent. It's also one of the stations most targetted for ticket controls.

History

The above-ground portion of Kottbusser Tor station was originally opened on February 18, 1902 as part of Berlin's first stretch of U-Bahn line. Originally this station was build to the same plans as neighbouring Görlitzer Bahnhof, and was located about 100m east of its current position. Following the construction of the U8 towards the end of the 1920s it was demolished and replaced with the existing structure, which is much wider and better suited for interchange traffic.

Fare Zone

Kottbusser Tor is in VBB fare zone A.

Lines

U-Bahn
 Next stations from Kottbusser Tor
Prinzenstraße U1 Görlitzer Bahnhof
Moritzplatz U8 Kottbusser Damm (Station)

Crêperie Bretonne (0.3 km), SO36 (Club in Kreuzberg's Oranienstrasse) (0.3 km), The Old Emerald Isle (TOEI) (0.4 km), Görlitzer Bahnhof (Station) (0.6 km), Oranienstraße (0.7 km), Moritzplatz (Station) (0.7 km), Moritzplatz (0.7 km), Motelone Berlin-Mitte (0.7 km), Border Crossing Heinrich-Heine-Straße (0.8 km)