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The original reception building was rebuilt as part of an Expo 2000 project based on the ideas and concept of the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The station is called the "environmental and cultural station" with the name Hundertwasser station Uelzen and is now an attraction, not only for tourists.
October 24, 2016
The central point of the conception was the intention to transform the station into an "environmental station" and "cultural station". The first step in this direction was the installation and commissioning of a photovoltaic system on the station roof in 1997. In further steps, the dismantling of the tracks and fallow station areas was planned.On 16 December 1999, this was founded by the specially founded station 2000 Uelzen e. V. was recognized as a worldwide project of the World Expo 2000. In addition to various regional authorities, Deutsche Bahn also supported the project. The focus of these measures was the redesign of the building and the platform facilities according to the ideas and concept of the Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The execution of the plans was the responsibility of the architects Peter Pelikan and Heinz M. Springmann, with whom Hundertwasser had repeatedly worked on other of his architectural projects.On November 25, 2000, the solemn inauguration of the new station took place without the idea-maker and planner Hundertwasser, who had died in the meantime. The remodeled train station has since become a tourist attraction and has more than 450,000 visitors annually. In the period 2006/2007, the station was modernized with the federal and state of Lower Saxony funded program "Lower Saxony is on the train!" For 5.5 million euros. All platforms have been adapted to current standards and designed to be accessible to the disabled. Until then missing details of Hundertwasser's former design could be implemented beyond.Source:
June 29, 2017
The island railway station in Uelzen, designed by the famous master builder Hubert Stier, was put into operation in 1887. A century later, the listed Wilhelminian building had come down heavily and completely lost its old splendor.In the course of the world exhibition EXPO 2000, the specially founded association "Bahnhof 2000 Uelzen e.V." developed a concept which also provided for the transformation of the station into an environmental and cultural railway station. The Austrian painter and architecture doctor Friedensreich Hundertwasser was recruited for the artistic redesign. According to his specifications, the building was rebuilt from 1998 to 2000.Today, the Hundertwasser station is one of the ten most beautiful stations in the world. Every year, thousands of people from all over the world visit the colorful train station and enjoy golden balls, colorful mosaics, many colorful columns and dancing windows.On the river bed floor you can experience tunes for the feet, admire the folds of the walls, get to know tree tenants and discover Hundertwasser's fantastic world.hundertwasserbahnhof.de
August 4, 2019
Actually, I like the Hundertwasser buildings very much, but I don't find the Uelzen train station beautiful, because the Hundertwasser architecture only looks superimposed here. The building should (in my opinion) have been built from scratch or renovated in the old style. So it is nothing half and nothing whole. In addition, I find the train station, platforms and track systems rather confusing here. Was in a hurry, had to find my track first and since an elevator was broken (I had my bike with me) I missed the connecting train. I also find it awkward that you often have to go through the underpass when you are on the way from Hamburg or Lüneburg to Hanover and have to change here, it would be much easier if the connecting train stopped at the same platform (or opposite).
August 23, 2020
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