Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.
Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.
Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.
Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.
Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.
Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.
Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.
Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.
Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.
Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936
Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.
All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:
The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.

Historical Maps: Berlin S- and U-Bahn Maps, 1910-1936

Wow. Just wow. These amazing transit maps of early 20th Century Berlin are just a few samples of the maps that can be found at the BerlinerVerkehr website - an absolute treasure trove that transit geeks like me can easily lose hours to.

All of these maps are of interest, but there’s a few things that really stand out:

  • The “Hoch-und Untergrundbahn” logo used on the 1914 and 1918 maps closely echoes the similar “London Underground” logo of the same time period.
  • The clearly diagrammatic nature of some of the maps, even as early as 1923 (ten years before Beck’s London Underground diagram!). The 1926 U-Bahn map eschews geography completely, while the 1931 S-Bahn map - with its stylised and perfectly circular Ring Line - looks almost modern in its approach.
  • The 1930 Railways and S-Bahn map is actually a historical overview of the history of the network to that date, with colour coding delineating which years certain lines were built in.

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