Bike Touring Highlight
First Subway Tunnel in Germany: A 295-meter tunnel connected the AEG appliance factory with the AEG Humboldthain Works. Electric trains transported both materials and workers between the two locations. The construction was surely useful, but it also served to demonstrate that a subway system like the London Underground could be built in Berlin. During World War I the tunnel was used for munitions production. During World War II it was an air raid shelter for the company’s employees. “Berliner Unterwelten” offers tours of the tunnel, highlighting the exciting history of the AEG complex and its underground innovation.
May 14, 2019
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