Monday, May 31, 2010

Berlin - Hauptbahnhof ...

... Berlin Hauptbahnhof / Berlin Central Station
designed by architect Meinhard von Gerkan,
view from Moltkebrücke bridge ...

... the train bridge over the Spree River and
the Charité GDR high-rise building (1982)
with the Charité sign on top,widely
visible across town

... The station hosts several international trains, and
the most distant cities reached are Novosibirsk
(Russia) and Astana (Kazakhstan), with an express
named "Sibirjak".


... The Berlin Hauptbahnhof has railway tracks on
two levels,
running perpendicular with each other.
The level between them
is used for entry and
exit from the building, and for shopping ...


... loved the Lindt Easter Bunny ...

... the Bundeskanzlerambt in distance ...

Berlin Hauptbahnhof / Berlin Central Station ... (EN)
... is the main railway station in Berlin, Germany and the largest
crossing station in Europe. It began full operation two days after
a ceremonial opening on 26 May 2006.
It is now Europe's largest two-level railway station.
It is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof,..

... 1,800 trains call at the station per day and the daily number
of passengers is estimated to be at 350,000 ...