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Railway Station

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Category: Significant Public Buildings

Address: Náměstí dr. Milady Horákové

 
 
 

Railway Station

The railway station was constructed in the years 1863 and 1864 under the supervision of the designer of the eastern railway, H. v. Hügel, from Munich. A grand reconstruction and enlargement was carried out in the 1900s. The railway station was destroyed during an air raid in 1945. The railway tracks passed through the railway station. The three rectangular, three-storey buildings with facades in the style of arch Decorativism were oriented along the railway tracks and they were interconnected by sections with a forward projecting corridor. The main building was at the centre and it was built in the 1900s in Neo-Renaissance style of the Florence type. The central block was distinguished by a Cubistic corner pavilion and descending wings. The railway station hall had a cylindrical vaulted ceiling with a large three-part window and a skylight. The ornamental decorations were rather modest. The passenger building housed 3 post offices, 5 customs rooms, 29 administrative offices, 3 large waiting rooms, and a restaurant. Eighty habitable rooms were located on the first floor.

(Kunst 1992, 594)

 

The original buildings were destroyed during World War II and they were later replaced by a Functionalistic structure.

 

Contact Information

Address: Náměstí dr. Milady Horákové

 

Pictures

Railway station. Main building from the north-east. Th. Meier, 1866

Railway station. Main building from the north-east. Th. Meier, 1866

Railway station. South-west view. J. Th. Meier, 1866

Railway station. South-west view. J. Th. Meier, 1866

Railway station. Main building from the north-west. 1874

Railway station. Main building from the north-west. 1874

 
Railway station. Main building from the north-west. Lithography around 1880

Railway station. Main building from the north-west. Lithography around 1880

Railway station. Main building from the north-west prior to reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1899

Railway station. Main building from the north-west prior to reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1899

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 5-1

Railway station. South-east view from iron footbridge. J. Haberzettl, 1899

Railway station. South-east view from iron footbridge. J. Haberzettl, 1899

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 5-2

 
Railway station. Entrance hall after reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1907

Railway station. Entrance hall after reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1907

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 125-7

Railway station. Restaurant II after reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1907

Railway station. Restaurant II after reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1907

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 125-3

Railway station. Waiting room after reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1907

Railway station. Waiting room after reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1907

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign.26-5

 
Railway station. Waiting room II after reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1906

Railway station. Waiting room II after reconstruction. J. Haberzettl, 1906

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 143-13

Railway station. Main building from the south-west around 1900

Railway station. Main building from the south-west around 1900

Railway station. Power plant. J. Haberzettl, 1904

Railway station. Power plant. J. Haberzettl, 1904

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 145-11

 
Railway station. Power plant. J. Haberzettl, 1904

Railway station. Power plant. J. Haberzettl, 1904

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 26-5

Railway station. Leaving for the front, 1914

Railway station. Leaving for the front, 1914

Railway station. Aerial view 1927

Railway station. Aerial view 1927

 
Railway station. Main building from the south-west around 1930

Railway station. Main building from the south-west around 1930

Railway station. Main building from the south-west around 1940

Railway station. Main building from the south-west around 1940

SOkA Cheb, F 5, sign. 37-12

Railway station. After bombing in 1945

Railway station. After bombing in 1945

SOkA Cheb, F 765, sign. 22-3

 
Railway station. After bombing in 1945

Railway station. After bombing in 1945

SOkA Cheb, F 765, sign. 22-2

Railway station. POWs removing debris. 1945

Railway station. POWs removing debris. 1945

SOkA Cheb, F 765, sign. 22-1

Railway station. Provisional wooden pub. 1955

Railway station. Provisional wooden pub. 1955

SOkA Cheb, F 765, sign. 296-2

 
Railway station. Provisional wooden main building. 1956

Railway station. Provisional wooden main building. 1956

SOkA Cheb, F 765, sign. 309-1

Railway station. Cultural centre in 1956

Railway station. Cultural centre in 1956

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 1190

Railway station. New building in 1962

Railway station. New building in 1962

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 1720

 
Railway station. Aerial view 1999

Railway station. Aerial view 1999

 Railway Station 2013

Railway Station 2013

 Railway Station 2013

Railway Station 2013

 
 Railway Station 2013

Railway Station 2013

 Railway Station 2013

Railway Station 2013

 Railway Station 2013

Railway Station 2013

 
 

 
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