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Kottbusser Tor (Station)
U-Bahnhof Kottbusser Tor
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.
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.
Kottbusser Tor is in VBB fare zone A.
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)