We hopped on the S-Bahn to travel almost back to Potsdam, to Wannsee.
In Berlin, the U-Bahn or Untergrundbahn/underground railway/subway is part of the rapid transit network that also includes the S-Bahn or Strassenbahn/street railway/rapid transit. First opened in 1902, the U-Bahn now has ten lines. After the Berlin Wall was built, the system was cut into two, with no trains crossing the border, except two West Berlin lines that did cross the border but could not stop at any station in East Berlin.
The S-Bahn, first so-named in 1930, was the system connecting to the suburbs, and all S-Bahn trains are powered by the third rail (bottom contact). The system now has 15 lines.
|Borussia (personification of Prussia) Monument/|
Denkmal (1879-1880, by by Ernst Sputh,
Eduard Lürssen, Andreas Lürssen and
Paul Wimmel) with the Villa Wild behind it
|Otto von Bismarck Bust (1945, by Reinhold Begas)|
was re-erected in 2013 (KSS)
|View of Greater Wann Lake/Grosser Wannsee with the|
communications tower/Fernmeldeturm in Berlin-Berlin-Schäferberg
in the background to the left
|We had to peek through the locked gate|
at the Haus der Wannsee Konferenz (KSS)
|Next door was the resort of Haus Sansouci|
|Flensburg Lion (1874 zinc copy of an 1862 statue|
by Herman Wilhelm Bissen to commemorate the
Danish victory in the First War of Schleswig;
it was erected in Flensburg)
|We had dinner at the Restaurant Seehaase, the only public restaurant|
with a view of the lake, because nearly all the lakefront property is private
|White asparagus with scrambled eggs and boiled potatoes|
|Turkish-style beef patties with rice|
|And took the S-Bahn back to Berlin, and eventually our hotel|
Next: Berlin 4a.