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Onkel Toms Hütte ( ) is a Berlin U-Bahn station located in the Zehlendorfmarker district. Since December 12, 2004 it is served by the line.

The station designed by Alfred Grenander opened on December 22, 1929 as the centre of the modernist Onkel Toms Hütte housing estate, built between 1926 and 1932 by architects like Bruno Taut and Hugo Häring. Two strip malls including a small cinema at its sides were added in 1932.

The area was named after Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1853 antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin: In 1885 a local landlord named Thomas opened a public house at the southern rim of the Grunewaldmarker forest and installed several small huts in his beer garden to shelter his guests from the rain. These huts were referred to as "Tom's Cabins", the name came to remind many of the book. Over the years the estate, the station, even the cinema and the Onkel-Tom-Straße took on the name as well. The pub was finally demolished in 1979.

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