The primary railway station for the city of Nuremberg in Germany, the Nuremberg Central Station serves approximately 180,000 passengers each day. It is an important hub for long-distance trains in Germany, as well as local transportation.
Nuremberg Central Station spans 21 platforms with service from over 450 trains per day. Long-distance routes reach major cities in Germany, including Augsburg, Berlin, Frankfurt and Wurzburg. There are also some international routes with destinations such as Vienna and Prague. There are also regional S-Bahn and local U-Bahn services within the station.
Trains from Nuremberg Central Station take about five hours to reach Berlin, 2.5 hours to reach Frankfurt and less than two hours to reach Munich. Local trains reach Nuremberg Castle and other central attractions in about 15 minutes.
Built as part of the boom in German railway transportation of the 19th century, Nuremberg Central Station first appeared in its current location during the 1840s. The building suffered greatly under World War II bombing and was reconstructed by 1956. The U-Bahn station beneath the main train station was added in the 1970s, and the whole building has been recently modernised.