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Take the U Train: The Story of Berlin's Oldest Elevated Railway Line Audio Tour

Berlin, Germany
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2 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

This self-guided GPS audio tour tells the story of Berlin’s first “elevated U-Bahn line” known as Hochbahn Stammstrecke built by Siemens & Halske at the end of the 19th century.

The tour begins at the station “Warschauer Straße” in Friedrichshain and continues down Oberbaumbrücke, an 1896 bridge connecting Friedrichshain with Berlin-Kreuzberg and spanning the River Spree. Then it continues along the beautiful steel viaduct down Skalitzer Straße, Gitschiner Straße, Hallesches Ufer and Tempelhofer Ufer towards today's U-Bahnhof “Gleisdreick” where the eastern branch of the original elevated line ended.

You will need a valid BVG Day-Ticket or a single ticket (Einzelfahrschein) valid for 2 hours along a single route. Validate it before boarding the train and keep it on you for the whole tour. Do not throw the ticket away!

The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to Take the U Train: The Story of Berlin's Oldest Elevated Railway Line tour
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink
  • BVG Day-Ticket or single ticket valid for 2 hours
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Warschauer Strasse, Berlin Germany

Warschauer Straße is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U 1 and U 3.

Pass By: Oberbaum Bridge, Berlin Germany

Oberbaum Bridge is one of the most recognisable Berlin sights today. It was completed in 1896, when the decision to go for an elevated line in Berlin had been as good as sealed.

Pass By: HWR Möckernbrücke, Hallesches Ufer 40-60, 10963 Berlin, Germany

"Möckernbrücke" was designed by the design

The Location

Where To Go

Warschauer Str. 35, 10245 Berlin, Germany

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/9/2019 - 8/13/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Berlin, Germany

Return details

U Gleisdreieck, 10963 Berlin, Germany


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Written Reviews (1)

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The self guided tour is...

Alexander K | Jan 2020

The self guided tour is great but you spend very little time actually riding the train. It is in fact a walking tour with an audio guide that follows the U-Train from Warschauerb Strabe to Gleisdreieck. The voice app provides a lot of detailed

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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