On February 15, 2022, the Berlin “U-Bahn” celebrates its 120th anniversary.
After the world's first subway was opened in London in 1863, the first subway journey in Germany took place in Berlin after around five and a half years of construction on February 15th, 1902 and led from Potsdamer Platz to the Zoological Garden and back.
We are proud to say that HERTLING was actively involved in the construction of the first subway in Germany. From 1901, HERTLING was commissioned to remove the excavated material from the excavation work for the construction of the first subway line.
Up to 200 horse-drawn carriages had to be provided for this every day. Still today, as in the past, we travel in electrically operated underground trains through the tunnels that were built more than 120 years ago with the help of HERTLING.
Even today, the subway stations Zoologischer Garten, Potsdamer Platz, Möckernbrücke, Hallesches Tor, Prinzenstraße, Kottbusser Tor, Oranienstraße and Schlesisches Tor still belong to the subway network in Berlin operated by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG).
Tradition in motion!
Yes, that's the way the HERTLING movers are!