Gustav Wunderwald, 1927, U-Bhf “Schönhauser Tor”

On this grey and gloomy day, a splash of colour straight from 1927: Gustav Wunderwald’s painting of the entrance to U-Bahnhof “Schönhauser Tor”.

The station, part of the old Linie A (now U2), was later re-named by the Nazis “Horst-Wessel-Platz” but after the Second World War was known as “Luxemburgplatz”.

To avoid it being confused with the state of Luxemburg, the station as well as the plaza, whose name in fact honoured the great Communist leader murdered in January 1919, was once again re-named: today it features on Berlin maps as U-Bahnhof “Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz”.

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Freelance writer and radio presenter

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