Berlin Hauptbahnhof: Major train station and shopping hub.

Germany has a shopping problem — or, rather, a problem shopping. For decades, most stores closed in the evenings and on Sundays by law. A new law enacted last November lifted many of those restrictions in Berlin, but panicked off-hours shoppers still turn to the stores in the spanking-new main station in Berlin, which has 80 stores open until 10pm, even on Sundays. Trust me, for Germany, that’s radical. The new station is capped by a huge, 80-foot-high glass ceiling, with floors below staggered so that daylight makes it onto individual tracks. Yes, the architecture is similar to other big, glass stations you’ve seen in Europe, but it beats the cramped halls of many mid-century stations.


One comment

  1. Kermit Tock · November 25, 2012

    i love to ride trains on a train station specially at the central train station. ”

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