This manhole cover on a platform of the main railway station in Prague (Praha hlavní nádraží) shows the historic station building. The structure was designed by Czech architect Josef Fanta in the years 1901/09. The entrance hall of the building is now off the beaten track and forms an oasis of Art Nouveau. [German]
The Art Nouveau hall in Prague’s main train station (Praha hlavní nádraží) is a bit hidden. Once it represented the splendour and glory of the Habsburg Empire. Today it is located away from the streams of rail travellers and only fanciers make their way to the hall. The structure was built in 1902/12 according to the plans of Josef Fanta (1856-1954). [German]
The Budapest Keleti pályaudvar railway station (abbreviated as Keleti pu) is the most important of the three major international stations in Budapest. It was built between 1881 and 1884 by János Feketeházy (railway engineer) and Gyula Rochlitz (architect).
I love the architecture of this footbridge which is located next to the railway station of Voitsberg. The bridge spans the tracks of the railroad between the Styrian places Graz and Köflach. The railroad is used by the GKB Railways (Graz-Köflacher-Bahn und Busbetrieb).
Plaque to the 28th President of the United States Woodrow Wilson, seen at the main railway station of Prague. During the First Czechoslovak Republic and from 1945 to 1953 the largest station of the capital city was named Wilson Station (Wilsonovo nádraží).
Thoughtful monument to Nicholas Winton located at the platform 1 of Prague main railway station. 669 Jewish children were rescued by trains organized by him in 1939. These trains brought the children to London just before World War II started.
The first railway station building of Erfurt was in operation from 1846 – 1890. Today the tower is still in use as public clock but the main building hosts offices of the German Railways now.
In several German railway stations there are model railway layouts where children (and their parents) can play with after putting in an 1 Euro coin. The layouts are pretty large and offers a lot of interesting details. Do you know similar layouts in your city … and would you spend an Euro for having some fun?