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Date: 07/20/20 17:51
European Railway Stations Part 6
Author: andersonb109

Yesterday someone requested stations in countries adjacent to France. I've never been to Spain. But think I can accommodate all others. This is Fredrichstrasse Bahnhof in Berlin. I don't think I posted it previously even though no name is visible. The station has an interesting history. The Berlin Wall pretty much split the station in two. Glass partitions divided the platforms to those for international trains and those within the DDR only. How sad that must have been to East German residents to see freedom just a few feet away on the other side of the glass.  Border checks were built within the station which was surrounded by West Berlin on three sides. Happily thanks in part to President Reagan, the wall is no more and all station platforms are now open to everyone. 




Date: 07/20/20 20:02
Re: European Railway Stations Part 6
Author: krm152

Great!  Appreciate the Berlin station view.
German railways are modern, robust, and well maintained.
Made several vists to Germany.  All were to Hamburg.
My first visit was before the wall came down.  Really would have like to have visited Berlin back then.
Made some plane changes in Frankfurt but never visited the city.
Also, I have never visited Spain.
Thanks again for your interesting series.
ALLEN
 



Date: 07/21/20 01:49
Re: European Railway Stations Part 6
Author: pennengineer

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Yesterday someone requested stations in countries
> adjacent to France. I've never been to Spain. But
> think I can accommodate all others. This is
> Fredrichstrasse Bahnhof in Berlin. I don't think I
> posted it previously even though no name is
> visible. The station has an interesting history.
> The Berlin Wall pretty much split the station in
> two. Glass partitions divided the platforms to
> those for international trains and those within
> the DDR only. How sad that must have been to East
> German residents to see freedom just a few feet
> away on the other side of the glass.  Border
> checks were built within the station which was
> surrounded by West Berlin on three sides. Happily
> thanks in part to President Reagan, the wall is no
> more and all station platforms are now open to
> everyone. 

Don't forget the so-called "Palace of Tears", still located next door: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%C3%A4nenpalast
Very much worth a visit!



Date: 07/21/20 02:45
Re: European Railway Stations Part 6
Author: andersonb109

Sorry I missed that. My main objective on the short time in Berlin was to find and photograph the remains of Anhalter Bahnhof. I've posted before but will include in this series later. It's roundhouses and servicing areas are still in tact and part of the excellent German Technical Museum.



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