Friedrich-Ebert-Platz (Nuremberg U-Bahn)

Metro Station Friedrich- Ebert-Platz (abbreviation: FE) is the 46th Metro Station of the Nuremberg U- Bahn and was opened on 10 December 2011. It is 553 meters from the Kaulbachplatz Metro Station and is preliminary, the terminus of the line U3.

The space at the bird street was named in 1954 after the first president of the Weimar Republic and SPD chairman Friedrich Ebert.


The station is located on the border of the Nuremberg neighborhoods of St. John and gardens behind the fortress and extends below the ground in roughly east -west direction at the Friedrich- Ebert-Platz. From the western platform head an output leads to the bifurcation Rückertstraße and church road. From the eastern platform of the head output leads to a distribution of levels and from there to the east and west side of the road and the bird stops Island tram. In addition, there is a lift from the platform level to bus stops island.


Construction work on the 142 meters long and ten meters deep station building began in June 2007 and were carried out in an open design with Berlin wall and subsequent capping. For the underpass of the station through a planned metro or light rail route, there were structural inputs.

For the architectural design of the station Stößlein architects, Nuremberg were responsible together with the Nuremberg artist Peter Kampehl. The station is decorated in warm reds and is run on the platform level by two murals by Peter Kampehl. Also because of this metro station is designed as a long-term interchange, this, created as usual in Nuremberg (see also Metro Station Aufseßplatz ) in white- orange version.


The station is served by the U3 since its completion. There is an island stops for the tram line 4 in the direction Thon and Gibizenhof the train station. Is located at the confluence of the Rückertstraße the northern terminus of the city bus line 34 runs on the weekend here in addition Night bus " Nightliner N10 ".

Design and criticism


Although it is an important part of city space, trod the city council not to let Search the usual route through an architectural competition for the best solution, but forgave direct planning contracts. The surface layout of the course is based on a draft of the Nuremberg landscape architects Adler and Olesch. The shape of the superstructure of the subway station on the court surface were designed by the architectural firm Stößlein, the situation was already determined by the design of the Metro Building Authority of the City of Nuremberg in advance prior to their architectural design. The Zugangsbauten be - criticized, among others by the Nuremberg messages as " chunky ". After several plan changes which had an urban integration of the east A1 goal, led the architects of the station into a report for the meeting of the Building and Awards Committee of the city of Nuremberg on 18 October 2005 that the rising of A1 on church road itself " aware before the Art Nouveau "in places, where the glass - concrete construction now due to their transparency " enables a vistas from the Friedrich- Ebert-Platz on the behind it " facade. In its design description, the architect stated that " the shape of the east because of the previously already established and urban planning difficult situation of the east ( direction and proximity to ambient) " deliberately aimed that "the emergence as an object that emerges from the ground, is detected. "

The architecture Advisory Board, an independent panel of architects, which advises the City Council, led by the plan amendment described by Michael Stößlein on 16 June 2005 in a second opinion, among other things, that the " rise building [ ... ] now in his, object-like ' transparent and reduced in volume shaping in conjunction with the underlying facade " pleasant appearing.

These plans were confirmed at the meeting of the City Planning Committee on 2 April 2009, however, against the votes of six representatives of the CSU Group in the City Council Committee who refused to accept the loss of 13 parking spaces. The elimination of parking founded the Building Department, especially with otherwise insufficient mounting surfaces for the fire service and the improvement of job quality.

Following the meeting, the City Planning Committee on 2 April 2009, the square design, in particular the number of available in the future car parking spaces were taken up in the local press and discussed a negative public opinion on this, although the construction work for the restoration of the Friedrich- Ebert -Platz were after the subway construction is not yet complete. In the reports, the rejection of several members of the Group of represented parties in the City Council has been played, who were involved as members of various committees directly on the political process outlined here. In his address at the opening of the section Maxfeld - Friedrich Ebert place of U 3 Mayor Dr. Maly described the interface design as " not just architecture worthy of an award ."


The lift is due to the design of the Metro Building Authority of the City of Nuremberg exactly at the interface between the platform of the subway line 3 and the waiting area in front of the tram stop of line 4 and thus connects the two stops of public transport by the shortest route.

The Building Department responded to criticism of the dangerous arrangement of pedestrian crossing traffic lights backed up by the new tram island to the west over the bird road. The pedestrian crossing on the basis of the elevator shaft could not see the road; also they could not be seen by the approaching motorists.