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Old November 25th, 2008, 04:23 PM   #141
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Here you go. The pics are 2 hours old and not so good

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Old December 16th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #142
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Are there pics of the original plans on the net?
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Old January 14th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #143
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I think Munich is one of the more grotty stations of the big German cities which is quite strange when considering the excellence of the rest of their PT infrastructure. Perhaps it is due a renovation sometime soon?

Frankfurt, Leipzig, Hannover and Hamburg Hauptbahnhof pictures wouldn't go amiss though!
I think Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin are the coolest stations in Germany.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #144
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Cologne is crap. The main building is ugly post-war architecture. But Hamburg, Leipzig and Frankfurt are really nice.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #145
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Cologne is crap. The main building is ugly post-war architecture. But Hamburg, Leipzig and Frankfurt are really nice.
Cologne Hbf is one of the most interesting in Germany, but it depends on what you like it's a question of taste.







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The main building is nice 50s architecture – I don't think that to be ugly:

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Old January 14th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #146
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Better than Munich Hbf. anyway.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #147
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There are plans to renovate and rebuilt the Munich station and also the Stuttgart station. But these plans exist now for over one decade (or more). A lot of discussion and planning was and is going on but nothing else.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 02:34 AM   #148
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I think Munich is one of the more grotty stations of the big German cities which is quite strange when considering the excellence of the rest of their PT infrastructure. Perhaps it is due a renovation sometime soon?

Frankfurt, Leipzig, Hannover and Hamburg Hauptbahnhof pictures wouldn't go amiss though!
I just remember Munich Hbf being huge - I was only in the station for about 10 minutes to meet a friend when I arrived by train from Zurich. It wasn't the most aesthetically pleasing station, but it seemed enormous looking up from the platforms.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 12:28 AM   #149
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Munich isn't aesthetical at all - and might not become for quite a while. It's functional and provides all the services you want. I must
say that I do not even dislike it. It's clean and safe. But beautiful? No. Maybe I'll go there these days to take some pictures.

The pity is that they hab a really nice model for reconstructing the whole building. But as public money normally is only invested
in traffic infrastructure - and not in buildings around - and as they did not intend to rebuilt or reconcept the rails, too, there seems
to be n way to find anyone who is going to help the financing.

So, I suppose we will keep this Fifties-style-building for many more years. And the worst gag is that they will propably even tear
down some parts of this building to create a new suburban line in the sousterrain, but then will have to rebuilt that old crap.

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Old January 16th, 2009, 11:12 AM   #150
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I agree completely. Munich isn't the greatest station but it's far from bad. My arrival there was my first experience with Germany, so I was excited beyond belief. The station seemed huge and really busy.

Do you have any designs for what the station will look like if it gets rebuilt?

I found some more photos on Flickr

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Munich is brilliant for public transport. It was so easy getting around. Every city should have a system like this...
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Old January 16th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #151
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I just love that there is a station named "Poing"!
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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #152
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I just love that there is a station named "Poing"!
That's nothing compared to some other villages here:
May I introduce?

Kissing, Petting and *******. No joke!

"*******, Austria" btw. is a good example to show the importance of proper punctuation...

Especially ******* and Petting are really close to each other, what means you can make a nice Triathlon out of it: Biking from Petting to *******.


If I had a rockband, I would once make a tour only through these three villages. Not for the ticket gains, but I'm sure, the tour shirt

"14.05.2009 Kissing
15.05. 2009 Petting
16.05. 2009 *******"

would be a bestseller.


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Do you have any designs for what the station will look like if it gets rebuilt?
I'm afraid there is not much available anymore. I tried the websites of the town of Munich, of the Deutsche Bahn and even of the architects, but it seems they all took the images out of the web when the plans were cancelled.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #153
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just click on Traffic -> Central Train Station Munich
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Old January 17th, 2009, 02:44 AM   #154
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just click on Traffic -> Central Train Station Munich
http://www.auer-weber.de/eng/wettbewerbe/index.htm
Whow, thank you. I had searched under "projects" and did not even realize the button "competitions". Stupid ...
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Old January 17th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #155
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I just love that there is a station named "Poing"!
When I was in Munich, we stayed with a friend in Aufhausen on the S-Bahn line to Erding, so we'd go through Poing station to and from central Munich. Personally, I found 'Grub' to be a lot more entertaining

We had a night out in Schwabing and crashed at another friend's place near St. Quirin Platz one night when I was there, I was so impressed by the station when we caught the u-bahn the next morning. Another reason to love Munich...

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Old February 5th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #156
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Looks like a random U-Bahn station in Frankfurt, let's say Messe ;-)
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Old February 5th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #157
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uhm not really most U-Bahn stations in Frankfurt are pretty ugly and old-fashioned, and Messe is the exception there
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Old February 7th, 2009, 09:08 PM   #158
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While Munich is underground-design-wise the Moscow of the 21th century...


Regarding the modernization of Munich Hbf.: According to the German Wikipedia, the "München 21" project (which wants to transform the station to a underground non-terminus (how is it called in English? Well, a normal station) still an long-term option (and therefore taken into account in the planning phase for the second S-Bahn tunnel). So I don't think, they'll replace the current building soon.
Anyhow, I don't see how it would be necessary, the Hbf. offers really everything you can expect and even more. And, most important, it's save and works perfectly.
Regarding the architecture of the 50ies, it might not be the poshiest building but its very functional and clean designed (everything else wouldn't have been possible because they had to replace the war ruin quickly). The only thing that really would be good to be done would be a redesign of the main front.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 03:22 AM   #159
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Do you have any photos of Munich Hbf before the war?

I guess it was bombed by the Allies?

I think my grandfather was involved in the bombing of Dresden somehow... he might have been a pilot. I'm not sure whether to be proud of that.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #160
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I saw these for the first time in Düsseldorf a week or so ago:



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New "Mittelrheinbahn"





New doubledecker trains, delivery starting in 2011:

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Nice looking new regional train, Bombardier Talent 2 (delivery starting in late 09):



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