Dresden Hbf

Dresden, (Germany)

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About the station

This guide to Dresden Hbf explains how to navigate this unusual station and how to access the numerous attractions in Dresden city centre, from its station.
Dresden Hbf is located at the southern edge of the city centre.
The historic heart of the city, the inner old town, is a 15-25 min walk from Dresden Hbf.

Dresden's main train station, the beautiful Dresden Hbf, is unusual for two reasons;

(1) its fascinating architecture and history.
When Germany was reunified the station buildings were still scarred by earlier conflicts, but a decision was taken to preserve, protect and modernise them.

The main concourse and most of the platforms/tracks have been covered with an innovative canvas roof designed by Norman Forster.

(2) The layout of the station.

Most of the Regio trains and the IC/ICE trains to Dresden from the north and the west terminate at Dresden Hbf - and these trains use the central part of the station, which are at street level.

But the local S-Bahn trains and the international trains to (and from) Hungary and The Czech Republic travel beyond Dresden Hbf.
Therefore two sets of platforms/tracks raised up above street level on either side of the station - and this is what's unusual about Dresden Hbf, we can't think of another station with this layout.

So it is a station that is in effect divided into three parts, all of which have easy access from its beautiful main entrance hall.

(1) The main concourse, where the gleis (platforms/tracks) 6 - 14 are located.

(2) The gleis 1 - 4 which are raised up, over to the left when looking towards the trains on the main concourse.

(3) Gleis 17 - 19, which are also at the same upper level, but on the right hand side of the station.

1st Class Lounge
Bus Station
Car Hire
Information Desk
Left Luggage
Step Free
Taxi Rank
Terminus Station

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Departing By Train from Dresden Hbf

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Arriving By Train at the main station in Dresden

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Dresden-Neustadt Station an alternative to Dresden Hbf

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Onward Connections from Dresden Hbf

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To/From Dresden Airport/Flughafen by Train

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Our General Guide to Using German Stations

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