An old friend recently returned from a work trip to Berlin. Now and then I get a decent work trip too, although it seems like I usually end up in Cave City, KY or making seven trips in a row to Columbus, OH. I visited Berlin in 1977 during a high school summer student exchange program. Berlin was far and away the most metropolitan place I had ever been and remains one of my favorite, albeit fuzzy, travel memories.
This subway map of the U-Bahn was published in 1975 and is notable for the closed, “ghost” stations of then East Berlin. We traveled regularly on the U8 which, at that time, ended at the Gesundbrunnen station. That station served the Wedding district, where our youth hostel and the Flakturm Humboldthain were located.