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Frankfurt am Main.Hauptbahnhof

Frankfurt central station is the most important rail transport hub in Germany. Every day, more than 1,100 trains connect the city with many national and international destinations and around 700 suburban railway trains take passengers to stations within Frankfurt and the surrounding area. More than 350,000 passengers and visitors from home and abroad use this station every day. To be able to manage this great volume of traffic, the central station has more than 25 platforms in five departure halls.The station was built by the contractor Philipp Holzmann with construction starting in 1883. The Central-Bahnhof Frankfurt was finally opened on 18 August 1888. Right on the evening of the opening day, a train ran over the buffer stop and the locomotive was damaged. Over the course of the next few years, the area to the east of the new station, the Bahnhofsviertel, was built; it was completed around 1900. Until the completion of Leipzig Hauptbahnhof in 1915, Frankfurt station was the largest in Europe. The 24 platforms with 26 tracks on one level probably make it the world's largest one-level railway hall.

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Julie Oldfield01-Jan-2018 18:04
Excellent! It looks historic. V
Gill Kopy31-Dec-2017 02:21
I love how your treatment gives this an ageless atmosphere ! V
Don Mottershead30-Dec-2017 18:42
An impressive exterior.
globalgadabout30-Dec-2017 17:46
it seems a building of real character, so often the case for European train stations..
Richard Glenn30-Dec-2017 16:10
Great capture, looks like it could be from the 1920's. Love the B&W. V
Helen Betts30-Dec-2017 15:36
Such a monumental station, well captured and perfect in B&W. V.
Nick Paoni30-Dec-2017 15:04
What a great shot. Love the vintage look and feel.
Dennis Hoyne30-Dec-2017 14:54
A nice B&W shot of this lovely station. v
Jeff Real30-Dec-2017 14:51
This is amazing looking in b/w
Jim Coffman30-Dec-2017 13:33
A very nice capture of this transportation hub!
Chris Morton30-Dec-2017 11:22
interesting; and very easy to find yourself on the wrong level and nearly miss a plane!
Neil Marcus30-Dec-2017 10:43
An austere building.
Yvonne30-Dec-2017 10:01
A wonderful looking building & great shot! v
Paco López30-Dec-2017 06:25
Preciosa! V!
Bryan Murahashi30-Dec-2017 05:31
A very impressive building.
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