It's nothing particularly special to spend a few minutes watching ducks swim around a lake. But this is definitely slightly different if you're watching them from inside an underground station, as you can in Rathaus Schöneberg U-Bahn station on the U4 line. The station was incorporated into the Rudolph-Wilde-Park over a hundred years ago when Schöneberg was still a small, bourgeois town a few miles outside of Berlin. As it was fairly wealthy, the town's authorities decided to build an underground line for residents wanting to travel to nearby Berlin. Today, the U4 U-Bahn line doesn't seem to quite fit with Berlin's wider public transport system. It is small—just five stops—and no longer widely used. Nevertheless, all the stations exude a touch of turn-of-the-century elegance augmented by modern facilities. The U4 was the first U-Bahn line to experiment with fully automatic, driverless trains in the 1980s.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Rathaus Schöneberg: U4