Rostock Hauptbahnhof

  • Bath small -Rostock ( KBS 100)
  • Warnemünde - Neustrelitz ( KBS 181)
  • Rostock Hbf to Rostock seaport North ( KBS 183)
  • Rostock- Stralsund ( KBS 184)
  • Wismar -Rostock ( KBS 185 )
  • Rostock -Tessin ( KBS 185 )


Rostock Hauptbahnhof is the central station of Mecklenburg Rostock and the largest passenger station in Mecklenburg- Vorpommern. He is one of the stations the train station category 2 of the Deutsche Bahn AG.

The station is located in the southwest of Stone Gate suburb, about fifteen minutes walk from the city center. In the transport of the city the station is incorporated by tram lines, bus lines and the Rostock S-Bahn. Apart from the south portal is the central bus station of Rostock.

  • 3.1 Highway
  • 3.2 Regional Transport


Today's main train station was in 1886 when Lloyd Station taken by the Railway and Steamship Company, German - Nordic -Lloyd in operation. The company operated the Lloyd -Bahn Neustrelitz - Rostock - Warnemünde and the subsequent mail steamer connection Nykøbing ( Falster ). 1894 Lloyd Railway was bought by the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg -Schwerin and Grand Ducal Mecklenburg Friedrich- Franz Railway ( MFFE ) affiliated, with the Friedrich -Franz- station already owned a large station in Rostock. The parallel operation of passenger and freight transport proved to be inefficient. 1896 took over the Lloyd - station most of the movement of people and was initially renamed Central Station and after the turn of the 20th century in Rostock Central Station. With inclusion of the rail ferry from Warnemünde to Gedser in 1903 held at the station the continuous distance express trains Berlin - Copenhagen. After reconstruction of the route of introduction towards Stralsund the maintenance of the trains to and from Stralsund accounted for in the Friedrich-Franz Railway Station. The former Friedrich-Franz Railway Station became the Rostock train yard.

1913 was the main station a representative lobby with Art Nouveau elements and small balustrades to designs by Paul Korff, 1922, the platform facilities were expanded to include two platform tracks and expanded the station tunnel accordingly.

During World War II, the station was damaged by bombing. There was a provisional reconstruction. Due to the division of Germany, the importance of Rostock and thus the main railway station increased. The passenger numbers rose sharply, especially after the establishment of new industrial enterprises and residential areas in the north- west of the city. In long-distance transport, the importance of North - South connections increased, among other things to Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin. Direct trains to Prague and Budapest were established. The "traditional" remote connections Rostock to Hamburg and Copenhagen led only a shadowy existence since the division of Germany in 1949. The expansion of the station held with the requirements not step over and over again had to be improvised. To cope with the increasing ridership more platforms were built. The station received a tunnel exit towards Southtown. In 1985, the connection to the electrified network of the Deutsche Reichsbahn.

With the reunification there was a shift of traffic. Firstly, a traffic exchange took place off the track to the street, on the other hand, the importance of connections to Hamburg and Kiel ( via Lübeck ) strongly. The direct remote connections to Dresden, Magdeburg and Leipzig were adjusted until the mid- 1990s, initially and also the connection to Copenhagen coincided with the setting of the rail ferry away to Gedser. The relation Rostock - Berlin was reduced to transport level.

Rebuilding the railway station

Due to the limited capacity of the station there were already GDR era plans for a renovation of the station or even to build a new central station. In the 1960s, in the general transport plan for the city, a new through station was provided in the vicinity of the hamlet Brinckmansdorf where trains from Stralsund without driving direction change should continue towards the south. The freight should be completely separated from the passenger. The project was not realized. Planning around 1980 before seen, to eliminate the means reception building to make room for island platforms. Also on the north side of the station should be a new platform. The entrance should stay there, but the main entrance should be moved to the Bahnhofssüdseite, where a new station building was planned. During the renovation of the station from 1999 to 2003 partially similar ideas were realized. The station building on the north side was rebuilt incorporating the old lobby. A new tunnel level, the tram tunnel and a small Südempfangsgebäude added. The middle station building has been eliminated except for a small part. On two levels under the tracks a direct switch from long-distance and regional traffic to the tram is now possible. A new island platform for the S -Bahn was built and a new numbering has been introduced. Since 11 June 2007, the station is serviced by an ICE train pair.


During the renovation in the early 21st century, the station owns next to the main reception building on the north side of the railway tracks, another on the south side. The platforms with eleven platform tracks are reached via a tunnel level between two reception buildings. In a second tunnel level, the tram stop is Rostock with two platforms.

The platforms are arranged as follows: south-west of the main station building is an island platform with tracks 1 and 2 are mainly used by trains of the Rostock S-Bahn. This is followed by a wide island platform connects with the through track 3 on the Northeast and 7 on the southwest side. On this platform there was the first reception hall of the station, which was eliminated to a large extent the reconstruction after 2000. On the east side of this platform, the head tracks are 4 and 5, on the west side of the head track 6 was taken into operation in December 2012, which is occasionally used by the S- Bahn trains to Warnemünde. To the southwest is followed by another two island platforms with the tracks 8 and 9, respectively, 10 and 11.

The receiver main station building stood until the late 20th century listed building. After the train station reconstruction, it is no longer included in the lists of monuments.

Today's passenger

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