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Dreilinden gas station

Dreilinden gas station

Pop art along the highway

In the early 1970s, Berlin architect Rainer Rümmler designed the colorful Dreilinden gas station. Anyone who had braved the East German border control in Drewitz-Dreilinden could fill up their tank and have a bite to eat.

The bright red restaurant with its blue tower and yellow sun blinds was a relief after passing through gloomy East Germany. The gas stations along both sides of the highway also caught the eye. Its red roofs rest on pillars pierced with circles through which a bright yellow pipe squeezes.


There are flashy watches at either end of it, but time has stood still there for years. The masses never really found their way to the Dreilinden gas station and the German reunification led to its irrevocable closure.


With its bright colors and exaggerated shapes, the former highway parking lot represents the pop culture of the 1970s, according to the Berlin Monument Service. Those who want to explore even more colorful excesses should get off at the U-Bahnhof on Fehrbelliner Platz, again a design by Rümmler and an almost identical copy of the Dreilinden gas station.

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