After almost ten long years of construction, the Museumsinsel underground station has been put into operation. It stands out from the others through a very special concept.
From this Friday on, passengers on underground line 5 can also go to the station Isle of Museums get in and out. Among other economics senator Ramona Pop (Greens) and the head of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Eva Kreienkamp, officially opened the station in the morning.
With the Museum Island station, the 175th station in the city, the last station that has been closed to date opened on the new section between Alexanderplatz and the main train station. After ten years of construction, the 2,2 kilometer extension of underground line 5 went into operation in December. The company put the cost of the new line at up to 540 million euros. According to the BVG, the construction costs for the Museum Island train station amount to around 150 million euros.
Construction work on the roadway on Unter den Linden above the new Museum Island underground station. (Source: Hohlfeld / imago images)
Ground frozen using a complex technical process
Because of its proximity to the Spree, the ground had to be frozen for construction using a complex technical process. The new train station has four entrances between the Kupfergraben and the German Historical Museum, the Kronprinzenpalais and on the Schlossplatz.
The electric starry sky of the Museumsinsel underground station.
The special thing about it: the underground station shines under a huge starry sky. Around 6.600 points of light on a blue background will certainly sweeten the waiting time for some. The station stands out clearly from other Berlin underground stations. The architect oriented himself towards Karl-Friedrich Schinkel. He designed the nearby Old Museum and the theater on the Gendarmenmarkt in a classicistic style.