Passenger underpass in the main station presents itself with a new design
According to DB, Dessau main station is used by over 6,000 travelers every day. Numerous residents, commuters and tourists cross the underpass.
On the initiative of the Stadtmarketinggesellschaft Dessau-Roßlau, the station tunnel has now been visually upgraded. In future, passengers will be able to enjoy interesting and exciting views of our city and find out about tourist hotspots. Thanks to the wall design with colorful and large-format motifs, the passenger underpass invites passengers to make one or two discoveries, perhaps including an insider tip.
The Dessau train station was built over 100 years ago. Underground, the pedestrian tunnel connects the listed reception building and the western exit. This underpass is used by many residents, commuters and tourists. Extensive modernization measures were implemented on all platforms between 2018 and 2021.
“We are delighted that the city of Dessau-Roßlau is using the walls in our tunnel in such a wonderful way. This will make the main station even more attractive. Now those arriving can find out directly how many sights there are to discover here.
For us, the attractions presented from the surrounding area also close the circle to the unique platform furnishings here at Dessau Central Station. This is because significant people from the region are depicted on it,” adds Danny Derbe, head of Magdeburg station management.
This platform decoration, which is unique in Germany, was initiated in a joint project by Deutsche Bahn, the city of Dessau-Roßlau and the state. Various designs by students at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences were used to create platform furnishings themed to match the Bauhaus and Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The project was implemented in cooperation between the Stadtmarketing-gesellschaft Dessau-Roßlau (idea and concept) and Pidea Werbeagentur GmbH (technical implementation) and is a further contribution to making the station attractive as an entrance to the city until the start of the planned tunnel renovation.