The Stuttgart Main Station

A masterpiece of architecture
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The Beginnings

Towards the end of the 19th century, railway traffic increased greatly, so Stuttgart needed a bigger and better station. After long investigations concerning the new location, King Wilhelm II of Wuerttemberg decided on today´s location, in front of the city gate.

The city gate before destruction 1922
The city gate before demolition in 1922


Alternatives such as moving the station to Bad Cannstatt in the Neckar Valley, or creating a through-station with an extensive tunnel system, were investigated but rejected, since 95% of travellers named Stuttgart as their destination.




» The Beginnings

» Architectural Contest

» The Architects Bonatz & Scholer

» Development of the Design and Construction

» Description of the building and its urban integration

» Destruction in World War II and Reconstruction

» Changes after Reconstruction

» Categorisation in building history

» The Outlook




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