Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

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Königswall 15, Dortmund, Germany

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Dortmund Hauptbahnhof Mar 19, 2009
Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (usually translated from German as Dortmund Central Station, short form: Dortmund Hbf) is the Hauptbahnhof for the city of Dortmund in Germany.

The station's origins lie in a joint station of the Köln-Mindener Eisenbahn and Bergisch-Märkische Eisenbahn which was built north of the city centre in 1847. That station was replaced by a new station, erected in 1910 at the current site. It featured raised embankments to allow a better flow of traffic. At the time of its opening, it was one of the largest stations in Germany. It was, however, destroyed in an Allied air raid on October 6, 1944.

The main station hall was rebuilt in the year 1952 in a contemporary style. Its stained glass windows feature then-common professions of Dortmund.

Dortmund Hauptbahnhof is the third largest long distance traffic junction in Germany and even one of the most important train stations in Europe.

982 trains pass though it each day and make Dortmund Hauptbahnhof the busiest train station in the Ruhr Area and (excluding the S-Bahn networks) the second busiest in Germany only after Köln Hauptbahnhof
Interesting review. Well done.
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