The Vivid Colors of Munich U-Bahn
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The Vivid Colors of Munich U-Bahn

Munich, the capital of Bavaria and Germany’s third largest city with 1.3 million inhabitants got its U-Bahn subway system (Untergrundbahn meaning subway in German) only in 1972 in the occasion of hosting the Olympic games, yet the network has rapidly reached 100.3 km (62.3 mi) of active lines and is compromised of 100 stations at the present time. Learning from mistakes of other countries – Munich achieved spacious and efficient results in its metro system.

While first stations were designed pretty plain the recent ones have quite interesting concepts, colorful outlooks and unexpected finishes, such as Dulferstrasse station, designed by Peter Lanz and Jurgen Rauch, as well as  Westfriedhof station, which features lighting installations by Ingo Mauer.

 [Source: designboom, urbanrail.net; Photography: Christian BeirleAli Ertürk, Robert Dragan]

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