Berlin is one of the most popular travel destinations in Germany. The metropolis can be visited in different ways: holidaymakers from abroad in particular take the plane for this purpose. People arriving from the immediate vicinity often come by car, and many domestic travelers also take the train to Berlin.
Differences between Berlin Hauptbahnhof (deep) and Berlin Hauptbahnhof:
The majority of all rail travelers arrive at Berlin Central Station (Moabit district). The building was built between 1995 and 2006. The formal inauguration by Chancellor Angela Merkel took place on May 26, 2006. Its structure, with several floors, corresponds to that of a tower train station; it is considered the largest of its kind in Europe. In addition, Berlin Central Station is one of the busiest in all of Germany. It is used by an average of 300,000 people per day.
The total area of the train station wing is around 70,000 square meters, with the levels being arranged in a cross to one another. For this reason, a distinction is made between ‘Berlin Hbf’ and ‘Berlin Hbf (deep)’. The tracks on the upper floor run in an east-west direction, trains in the lower levels drive the station from north to south. Train journeys to the west lead via the stops in Charlottenburg and Spandau.
From there travelers can get to the cities of Hamburg or Hanover. Routes via Wannsee train station go via Potsdam and finally flow into the Magdeburg area. The tracks to the north run towards Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Connections to the south end in Halle, Leipzig or Dresden.
Berlin main train stations – where is what?
In the station, among other things, dining facilities, clothing stores and grocery stores are spread over three different floors. There is also a travel center from Deutsche Bahn. Due to its diverse range and its high frequency of use, the station was replaced by the DB Station & amp; Service classified in the highest category 1.
This includes particularly well-equipped stations, which also represent relevant hubs for train traffic. Another 20 are also counted in the first category.
A total of 14 train tracks are housed in Berlin Central Station. Various local and long-distance train lines have their connections here. The main station consists of two upper and three lower levels. They are connected to one another by (escalators) or elevators. Four tracks are on the upper floors, eight are in the lower levels.
In addition, the upper floors on tracks 15 and 16 are served by S-Bahn trains. Various IC / ICE trains run in the upper part of the station on tracks 11 to 14. On the lower ground they use tracks 1 to 4. Other regional and long-distance traffic lines are spread over both floors. The underground station is located somewhat separately in the lowlands. An additional route for the Berlin S-Bahn on tracks 9 and 10 (lowlands) is currently being planned, and construction should be completed by 2026.