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Hauptbahnhof

Berlin Hauptbahnhof - Lehrter Bahnhof

Berlin's Hauptbahnhof, viewed from the north
North entrance
Berlin Hauptbahnhof - lower level platforms
Lower level platforms
Berlin Hauptbahnhof - abstract architecture
Modern architecture

Berlin's new Hauptbahnhof (central railway station) was opened in May 2006. A vast multi-level structure, partly in a tunnel, it forms the centrepiece of Berlin's new railway network, which has been under construction since the city's reunification.

The station is built on the site of the former Lehrter Bahnhof main line railway station, which was damaged during World War 2 and subsequently demolished. There was previously a Stadtbahn station on the same site of Hauptbahnhof called "Lehrter Stadtbahnhof".

Note: In German the word "Hauptbahnhof" is often abbreviated to "Hbf", so it is common to see Berlin's main station referred to as "Berlin-Hbf".

Timetable

The following links take you directly to DB's real-time departures and arrivals timetables for Berlin Hauptbahnhof:

Facilities

Hauptbahnhof has all the facilities you would expect of a new, modern station. However, it does not have any luggage lockers; instead there is only a left-luggage facility with a luggage-screening policy, which means waiting times should be expected when checking baggage in or out. (For a decent selection of coin-operated luggage lockers, try Zoo Station).

Hauptbahnhof has been described as a "shopping center with a rail connection", and there is certainly no shortage of retail facilities (see list below). Most shops are open daily until 10pm. For your travel needs, there is a branch of supermarket Kaisers Supermarket.

Lines

 Next stations from Hauptbahnhof
Bellevue S3 Friedrichstraße
Bellevue S5 Friedrichstraße
Bellevue S7 Friedrichstraße
Bellevue S75 Friedrichstraße
U-Bahn
 Next stations from Hauptbahnhof
Terminus U55 Bundestag

Shops

The following shops are locate in Hauptbahnhof:

Bakeries, Groceries and Flowers

  • Bäckerei Heberer
  • Bäckerei Kamps
  • Backfrisch
  • Blume 2000
  • Blumen Röwer
  • Brezel Ditsch
  • Confiserie Arko
  • Kaisers
  • Le CroBag
  • Point Markt

Fashion & Accessoires

  • Bijoux Terner
  • Calida
  • Casa Moda
  • DON'T LOOK!
  • Esprit
  • Eterna
  • Gerry Weber
  • Görtz 17
  • Iam Accessoires
  • Look 54
  • s.Oliver
  • SIX Modeschmuck
  • Tally Weijl
  • Tamaris
  • Tom Tailor
  • Vero Moda / Jack & Jones

Pharmacies / Drugstores

  • Douglas
  • Krass Optik
  • Rossmann
  • The Body Shop

Restaurants and Cafes

  • Asia Gourmet
  • Burger King
  • Caffè Ritazza
  • Diekmann's Oyster Bar
  • Dunkin´ Donuts
  • Eiscafe Zanetti
  • Fatih Servet Döner
  • Flammengrill
  • Gosch
  • Hopfingerbräu
  • Klässig's Fisch
  • McDonald's
  • Millie's Cookies
  • Pizza Hut
  • Saft Bar
  • Segafredo Coffee Shop
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • TOKIO, sushi soup sake
  • Upper Crust

Services

  • BEX Travel Agency
  • DB Carsharing (car rental)
  • Essanelle (hair salon / hair dressers)
  • Europcar (car rental)
  • Hertz (car rental)
  • National Alamo
  • ReiseBank
  • Sixt (car rental)
  • Tourist Information

Others

  • Bärlin Souvenirs
  • Foto&Card
  • Hertha BSC Fanshop
  • McPaper
  • Mobilcom
  • Montblanc
  • O2
  • Relay Presse/Buch (newspapers, magazines)
  • Relay Presse/Lotto (newspapers, magazines, lottery)
  • Strauss Innovation
  • Swarovski
  • Tabak Durek (tobaccanist)
  • T-Punkt (Deutsche Telekom)
  • Tchibo
  • Virgin (record / music store)

Capital Beach (0.3 km), Swiss Embassy in Berlin (0.4 km), Hamburger Bahnhof (0.4 km), Bundespressestrand (0.4 km), Federal Chancellery building (0.5 km), Bundestag (Station) (0.6 km), Reichstag (0.7 km), Ukrainian Embassy (0.9 km), Panamanian Embassy (1.0 km)