‘The Big Pond’ broadcast August 6, 2019: The Berlin Ringbahn

Come with us on a journey along Berlin’s Ringbahn, a circular route of railway tracks around Berlin’s city center. As we stop along the route's 27 stations, we meet commuters, clubgoers, and lifelong Berliners and explore why the Ringbahn is such an essential part of Berlin daily life.

Photo credit Ama Split and Riky Kiwy

To mark Deutschlandjahr, Goethe-Institut Washington has partnered with KCRW Berlin, among other radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany, to bring you “The Big Pond.”

“The Big Pond” is a series of podcasts spanning topics such as music, sports, history, and more – bridging the gap across the Atlantic and underscoring what the two countries share. Starting on August 6, we will be highlighting selected episodes of “The Big Pond,” airing one every Tuesday at 21:00, through November. The first piece to air will be KCRW Berlin’s exploration of Berlin’s Ringbahn.

The Big Pond #31: The Berlin Ringbahn

Photo (c) Ama Split and Riky Kiwy

Produced by KCRW Berlin

Hop on board Berlin’s Ringbahn, a suburban train that carries over 400,000 passengers each day and circles the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Producer trio Monika Müller-Kroll, Sylvia Cunningham, and Nikki Motson ride the train to find out why the Ringbahn is more than just a way to get from one end of the city to the other.

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