Berlin Bahnhof Zoo
Berlin's Bahnhof Zoo is probably the most famous train station in the capital. Its history goes back to the late 19th century and certainly since 1882 when the first suburban trains stopped here. The nearby zoo was one of the attractions served by the station. Long-distance trains stopped here from 1884, now a distant memory since the opening of the new Main station after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The memoir "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo" about the drug scene in West Berlin made the station notorious and synonymous with the sale and use of heroin.
The station, ravaged by time, war and neglect is now a shadow of its former self. There is hope, however, with the promise of regeneration in and around the train station - time will tell.