"Come on in! It's safe now!" Main Train Station - Hauptbahnhof Tip by Mariajoy


The Berlin Hauptbahnhoff - opened a year ago and built at a cost of umpteen gazillion Euros, had a serious major design flaw - if anyone coughed or sneezed (slight exaggeration :)) or if there was a bit of a breeze (windstorm Kyrill), the whole thing was inclined to collapse. And it did - a massive iron girder smashed down onto the steps in the picture - thankfully no one was hurt. But they could have been and the station had to be evacuated while all the iron girders (which had been designed to be self supporting, free standing) were bolted into place. So it's fixed now.. and is perfectly safe.

For any really useful information regarding train travel in Germany, please check the Deutsche Bahn website :)

Type: Train

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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