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Messe Süd (Station)
S-Bahnhof Messe Süd
Messe Süd (Eichkamp) is an S-Bahn station in Berlin and is located near to the Messe Berlin (Berlin Exhibition Center) served by lines S3 and S75 and is on a section of line known as the Spandauer Vorortbahn (Spandau suburban line), which branches off the Stadtbahn, and which was opened in 1907.
Messe Süd was opened on August 23, 1928 to a design by architect Richard Brademann. Following the S-Bahn strike in 1980 the entire S-Bahn line between Westkreuz and Spandau was closed and only reopened in 1998.
The station was originally named just Eichkamp, which derives from a nearby residential district. In May 1936 the station was renamed to Deutschlandhalle after the newly constructed indoor sports arena. In 1946, following the Second World War, its name was reverted to Eichkamp. In 2002 its name was changed to Messe Süd to emphasize its proximity to the Messe Berlin (Berlin Exhibition Center); on station signs Eichkamp remains in smaller letters enclosed in brackets (although this is not shown on line maps). Similarly, Messe Nord / ICC station was renamed at the same time.
Funkturm (0.9 km), Westkreuz (Station) (0.9 km), Messe Berlin (Exhibition Centre) (1.0 km), Turkmenistan Embassy (1.1 km), Ibis Berlin Messe (1.1 km), Grunewald (Station) (1.3 km), Heerstraße (Station) (1.3 km), Messe Nord / ICC (Witzleben) (1.4 km), Polish Embassy (1.6 km)