A Deutsche Bahn high-speed train departs from Cologne main station.
Koln Hauptbahnhof is a railway station in Cologne, Germany. The station is an important local, national and international hub, with many trains calling there
The station is situated next to Cologne Cathedral.
For several years after World War II, there was debate as to whether the main station should be rebuilt on the site of the Gereon freight yard�now the site of MediaPark. Therefore, the reconstruction of the main railway station was a slow process and for a decade Cologne station included temporary structures.
The first building occurred in 1953 with the demolition of the long building on the western side, which was replaced by a modern building with baggage handling facilities and a hotel. The old station building (which had been only slightly damaged during the war and temporarily repaired) was demolished in 1955.
In 2000, a shopping centre was opened at the entry level�including the area under the S-Bahn tracks. The so-called colonnade includes 70 shops and restaurants with over 11,500 square metres of retail space and 700 employees.
March 16th, 2016
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