Episode 55: Berlin Central Station



Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin


  • 1200 trains pass every day
  • Opened in 2006
  • Designed by architect Meinhard von Gerkan

Welcome to Berlin! The first stop for many visitors is the wonderfully chaotic Berlin central train station (Hauptbahnhof). Reason enough to take a closer look at the huge, modern glass building in the middle of the city.

Let’s get started with some numbers (no boring ones): Every day, approximately 300,000 people depart, arrive or transfer at the central station. Every day, 1,200 trains pass the station. The central station has 54 escalators, 44 staircases and 14 elevators to provide easy access to all 5 levels of the building. And there are 14 platforms for international trains, inter-city trains, regional trains and the city trains. Additionally, you can connect to the subway, many busses and trams.

Interested in learning more? Well, you know how it works – listen to our talk below!

Photo and episode: Ute Linden

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