HamburgHamburg, Germany (Europe)
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Examples of interesting station design:
||After decades of ignoring design aspects and thoughtlessly polluting station interiors with giant advertising billboards, there's evidence that metro operator HHA is gradually rediscovering the value of its architectural heritage and developing fresh ideas.
Photo: Klosterstern station from 1929 on line U1, accurately restored in 1986 back to its original style.
||Some historic stations have been preserved, and a few featureless stations have recently been transformed into spaces with interesting design and less advertising [100-jahre-hochbahn.de].
Photo: St. Pauli station from 1912. Since 1999, a deconstructivist glass roof contrasts with the historic sandstone entrance and shelters it from weather influences. The historic design at platform level has not been preserved, however.
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Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:
Take line U3 from Landungsbrücken to Hauptbahnhof for an elevated view of the harbour on the right hand side and a steep decline into the tunnel after Rödingsmarkt station. Change to line S21 and watch out for the Alster lake on both sides of the track before getting off at the nicely preserved Dammtor railway station. Walk across the pedestrian bridge to Stephansplatz station and take line U1 to Klosterstern for its preserved Art Deco style. If you have more time, ride the circular line U3 for an overview of the city and some interesting stations.
Other Rail Transport in Hamburg S-Bahn (suburban metro)
Baltic Sea: A regional line runs from Hamburg central station to Travemünde Strand station (300 m from beach). The trip takes about 90 minutes.
|From Rödingsmarkt to Landungsbrücken, the elevated U3 line runs for about 1 km along the harbourfront with a view of oceanliners and historic stock buildings. |
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|Suburban line S21 offers a nice view of the downtown lakes on both sides of the tracks between Dammtor and Hauptbahnhof stations.|
Pan-shaped loop - Line U3 - 17.5 km - 23 stations - round trip 38 minutes - completed 1912 - circular operation was suspended 1967-2009.
A pre-recorded female voice says "Zurückbleiben bitte!" (MP3), followed by about 16 short beeps. The same voice announces the next stations in the trains, "Nächster Halt: [station name]". It is the voice of Ingrid Metz-Neun, who has dubbed Marilyn Monroe in German versions of many movies. For some stations, a male voice follows in English with reference to places of interest.
Videos of other metros
Films with scenes set on this metro:
1974: The Odessa File
|hochbahnbuch.de||Hochbahnbuch. History and development of Hamburg's U-Bahn (In German) ||hamburger-untergrundbahn.de|| Independent website with station photos (In German) ||Hochbahn 2008.||Stationen Hamburger Architektur. Metro station architecture (In German) ||hochbahn.de|| Official website metro operator ||hvv.de|| Official website transport and tariff association ||Bouchain, Johannes||stadtkreation.de Chronological map with opening dates ||Frühauf, Anne||Die Bauwerke des Schienenverkehrs in Hamburg. Christians 1994. (In German) ||Grundmann, Friedhelm; Michael Zapf||Im Wandel der Zeit: Die Bauten der Hamburger Hochbahn neu gesehen von Studierenden der Architektur. HHA 2004. Exhibition booklet about station architecture (In German) |
Generated Links for Hamburg U-Bahn
Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
City information about Hamburg (wikipedia.org)
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