Candidplatz - U-bahn station
The Munich U-Bahn forms the backbone of the public transport of the Bavarian capital of Munich together with the S-Bahn. It was opened on October 1971 and operates a network of 103.1 km with 100 stations. This arose a subway network with one of the largest density of stations per inhabitant in Germany.
Candidplatz station was designed by Architekturbüro Egon Konrad who worked on this station together with the U-Bahn department of the City of Munich. The station is named after the painter and sculptor Pieter de Witte, called Candid Pietro, who in the 16th Century worked for residences and for churches in Munich, and created numerous works of art and altarpieces. The whole platform area, like walls, pillars and ceilings, is painted in a rainbow-like gradient. At the northern end it starts with purple and goes on to red, yellow and green to dark blue at the southern end of the platform. The coloring-design comes from Sabine Koschier.