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Alongside the S-Bahn, the Munich U-Bahn is the most important means of public transport in the Bavarian capital of Munich.
Since the opening of the first line on 19 October 1971, a network with 103.1 km of tracks and 96 stops has been created.
When the first underground stations were put out to tender in the mid-1960s, the interest of many architects in participating in their construction was relatively low. Underground architecture, characterised by simplicity and functionality, was considered uninteresting and unprofitable.
In the 1980s, the requirements for an attractive design of underground stations gradually increased. Bright, light-flooded rooms were to counteract the feeling of oppression underground.
With these requirements in mind, renowned architects then created true architectural gems. But unfortunately, most of these gems were not accessible to the population. Every day, around 1.9 million people use the Munich underground for work, shopping or cultural activities. On the way there, they are so engrossed in their smartphones or a hurry that they fail to notice the beauty of the architecture around them, which is why I set out to capture this beauty and make it visible to others.