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Dictionary of Berlin

Full text: Brasch & Rothenstein's Guide of Berlin

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on application to the Superintendent of the German-Trans 
atlantic Exchange. 
Potsdamer Station. Potsdamer Platz. Tickets to Pots 
dam, Magdeburg, Hannover, Cologne, Paris, London. Very 
grand looking building, erected in 1870—72. 
Poudre de Biz. L. Leichner, Schutzenstrasse 31, see 
advertisement. 
Prisons. Those within the city limits are only designed 
for the safekeeping of prisoners awaiting trial. There is a 
small prison connected with each police-station, and larger 
establishment of this kind on the Molkenmarkt and in Moabit. 
The latter one is the only one possessing any architectural 
pretensions. 
Raczynski’s Count, Picture Gallery, now to be found 
in the buildings of the National Gallery. 
Railways. — Of the various railways starting from or 
terminating in Berlin eleven have their depots proper in the 
city. The erection of the elevated railways, Stadt- and Ring- 
bahn, through the streets since February 1882 has radically 
changed the appearance of the Metropolis — whether for the 
better or not is a matter of individual opinion. Certainly 
the question of rapid transit however has been solved in a 
practical and efficient manner. 
There are two Railway Maps specially devoted to the 
elucidation of this iron labyrinth, but to attempt any mere 
verbal explanation would be futile. The first, the Berlin 
ABC Guide, edited and published twice the year by Messrs 
Brasch Sc Roihenstein, is highly recommended as a most use 
ful handbook for travellers in, from and to Berlin; Price 
5 Pfennigs. The other is edited by the Imperial Railways 
Commissioners under the title of „Reichs-Kursbuch“, and 
costs 2 Marks. 
Railway-Stations. The following are the railways run 
ning out of Berlin, and the location of their passenger depots: 
The Berliner Stadtbahn (elevated Railroad) connecting 
the following stations in Berlin: Schlesischer Bahnhof, Janno-
        
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