Nowadays, the modernist building was built in the 1950s and served up to 450.000 passengers every year, making it the biggest train station in Germany. Learn more about Munich Hauptbahnhof (Main) train station below!
Address: Bayerstraße 10A, 80335 Munich, Germany
What to find in the station?
Station's modern building is an excellent example of post-war architecture. In general, it is a light and airy place with lots of opportunities to spend your time before your train departure. Hauptbahnhof train station is the central hub for Munich, having its tight connection with the subway, buses, and trams. More than 240 international and 510 local trains arrive and depart from here every day.
There are underground platforms 1 and 2 that host S-Bahn trains and are mainly used to connect Munich Hauptbahnhof with Munich International Airport. Platforms 5 to 10 are not popular among international travelers as those used by the local German trains.
Platforms 11 to 26 are the main and only ones used by international travelers. If you are standing in the central station's hall, the platforms will be right in front of you. Most of the international train routes from Munich to Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Budapest, Zurich, Venice are using those platforms. In case your train is German Intercity train, Intercity Express, Railjet, Nightjet, EuroNight, or EuroCity, you will most likely be using platforms 11 to 26 too.
How to get there?
The train station is located in the west of Munich's city center; however, it is within walking distance from the city's main square and the cathedral - Munich's cathedral and Marienplatz.
Only a 16-minute walk from the station building (approximately 1.6 km) from Munich Hbf train station to Marienplatz makes it instead of a pleasant walk along the shopping street. All you need to do is walk out of the train station, and you're good to go!