From a small back building workshop in Berlin to a global firm - there are few industrial corporations that can look back on such a long history of success as we can. Through this website, we invite you to take a fascinating trip through nearly 170 years of Siemens history.
February 15, 1902 – Ceremonial opening of Germany’s first elevated and underground railway in Berlin
In 1867, excited about the possible applications of the dynamo-electric principle he had discovered the year before, Werner von Siemens was already talking about “building railways on iron pillars along the streets of Berlin and operating them with electricity.” Over a decade later, the pioneer of electricity admitted that he didn’t think this vision was really feasible yet. And in fact several more decades were to pass before, in February 1902, Germany’s first elevated and underground railway was ceremonially opened in Berlin.more