Berlin Hauptbahnhof is a relatively new station and Europe's largest rail transfer point. It is important for both its exceptional architecture and because it represents the first-ever connection of the city’s East-West and North-South railway lines.
It is well integrated with the city’s comprehensive public transport network – essential in a city that is not the easiest to traverse on foot.
Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)
10557 Berlin (Tiergarten)
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The station is about half a mile (just over 1km) north of the Reichstag and nearly 2 miles (3km) east of the Cathedral.
Buses TXL, M 41, 120, 123, 147, 240, 245 all stop on the station forecourts.
U-Bahn line 55 serves the station. Enter via the passageway on the first lower level.
S-Bahn (regional train) lines S5, S7, S9 and S95 connect the station to the rest of the city. Entry on the 2nd floor.
Taxis are available outside the station.
Bicycles can be hired at most major stations in Germany. You may take your bike with you on all local trains and many InterCity trains.
Berlin Hauptbahnhof was opened in May 2006, ready for Germany’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup. The building’s architecture reflects its function as a crossing-point. Steel and glass cover the concourse of the East-West line, crossed by two parallel architectonic crossbars that frame the roof of the lower-level North-South line. The overall structure is delicate, transparent and impressive.