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Cologne railway

Main railway station

Today's main railway station was built on the former site of the botanical gardens.

Main railway station
Address: GoogleMapsTrankgasse 11
50667 Cologne
Phone: 0221/16087-0
Fax: 0221/16087-77
1839 Cologne is integrated into the railway network
1850 The main station was built in front of the Cathedral
1859 Opening of the «Central-Personenbahnof zu Coeln«

Only the large platform hall remains of the new construction of the late 19th century which, with its 225 metres in length, 65 metres in width, and 24 metres in height, demonstrates the technical optimism of the time of construction. There are similarities in the form of the steel construction of the railway station and of Cologne's Gothic Cathedral.

With total investments of over Euro 102.26 million, Cologne main station, with its over 1,200 local and long-distance trains, and over 220,000 visitors daily, obtained an up-to-date image, and now once again presents itself as a highly modern railway station.

The «Colonaden« - a service and shopping centre with around 70 specialist shops, cafés, and restaurants in space of approximately 11,500 square metres - was completely reconstructed.

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