Book

The invention that got Berlin moving—150 years of the tram
BVG—Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe

nicolai Verlag / Berlin, Germany
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The invention that got Berlin moving—150 years of the tram
BVG—Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe

In 1865, 150 years ago, an experiment was launched in Berlin, which was a great success in the history: a two-story horse-drawn carriage on rails drove »over land« from the Brandenburg Gate to Charlottenburg—Germany’s first tram. In 1881, according to Werner von Siemens, a brilliant invention of a practical electric drive, the birth of the »Elctric« as the Berliners lovingly mentioned. The first electric tram in the world stepped up from »Lichterfelde« in the world, and the long before the subways, buses and cars. The concept for the book was developed by Harf Zimmermann, Georg Hiller of Gaetringen and Naroska. The result is not only a book about the history of the Berlin tram, but rather a abstract of the history of Berlin.