Sternschanze station

Sternschanze is a rapid transit station for the trains of Hamburg S-Bahn lines S11, S21 and S31 and Hamburg U-Bahn line U3.[6] The railway station[7] is located in the quarter Sternschanze in the Hamburg borough of Altona, Germany. North of the railway station is a bus stop for the terminating HHA bus route 181.

U-Bahn.svg S-Bahn-Logo.svg
HVV rapid transit station
Sternschanze (Hamburg U-Bahn station) platform.jpg
Hamburg U-Bahn station Sternschanze platform
General information
LocationSternschanze 1[1]
20357 Hamburg, Germany
Coordinates53°33′49″N 9°58′1″E / 53.56361°N 9.96694°E / 53.56361; 9.96694Coordinates: 53°33′49″N 9°58′1″E / 53.56361°N 9.96694°E / 53.56361; 9.96694
Operated byS-Bahn Hamburg GmbH
Hamburger Hochbahn AG
Platforms2 island platforms
Structure typeelevated, underground
Other information
Station codeS-Bahn-Logo.svg DB: 2516[2]
U-Bahn.svg HHA: SZ[3]
Fare zoneHVV: A/000 and 101[4]
Opened16 July 1866; 156 years ago (1866-07-16)
U-Bahn.svg 25 May 1912; 110 years ago (1912-05-25)
RebuiltS-Bahn-Logo.svg relocated westwards by 400 m till 15 May 1903; 119 years ago (1903-05-15)
ElectrifiedS-Bahn-Logo.svg 29 January 1908; 114 years ago (1908-01-29), 6.3 kV AC system (overhead; turned off in 1955)[5]
S-Bahn-Logo.svg 10 April 1941; 81 years ago (1941-04-10), 1.2 kV DC system (3rd rail)[5]
U-Bahn.svg at opening
Preceding station AKN Eisenbahn Following station
towards Neumünster
Limited service
Hamburg Dammtor
towards Hamburg Hbf
Preceding station Hamburg S-Bahn Following station
towards Blankenese
S11 Hamburg Dammtor
Holstenstraße S21 Hamburg Dammtor
towards Aumühle
Holstenstraße S31 Hamburg Dammtor
Preceding station Hamburg U-Bahn Following station
towards Barmbek
U3 Feldstraße
=Sternschanze is located in Hamburg
Location in Hamburg
=Sternschanze is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Location in Schleswig-Holstein
=Sternschanze is located in Germany
Location in Germany
=Sternschanze is located in Europe
Location in Europe


A first Sternschanze station was opened on 16 July 1866, located a little east of the current station. That station was at grade, with a number of level crossings at nearby streets. On 15 May 1903 a new, elevated station was built, including a massive station hall. The U-Bahn station followed on 25 May 1912. During the 1970s, the S-Bahn's station hall was dismantled.

Station layoutEdit

Sternschanze is a small cul-de-sac between station to the south and Sternschanzenpark to the north. The western, main entrance for the S-Bahn platform is located at the intersection of Sternschanze and Schanzenstraße. A common entrance for U-Bahn and S-Bahn is located at the S-Bahn's eastern entrance, some 150 metres (490 ft) further down Sternschanze.

The island platform and tracks for the S-Bahn are elevated on a rail dam, along with tracks for regional and long distance trains that run past the station south of it. The S-Bahn platform is handicap-accessible through a lift. The station is unstaffed, but there are emergency and information telephones, ticket machines and a shop.[8]

The underground platform of the U3 is situated at the east side of the railway station and has only one entrance at the platform's southern end. The underground station is not fully accessible for the disabled. At this location, a pedestrian tunnel underneath the rail dam provides access to Hamburg Messe and Congress Center Hamburg (CCH). Hence the station is also known by the name Sternschanze (Messe).


Hamburg Sternschanze
General information
LocationAltona, Hamburg
Other information
Station code2516[2]
DS100 codeASST[9]

The lines S11, S21 and S31 of Hamburg S-Bahn and the line U3 of Hamburg U-Bahn call at Sternschanze station.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Sternschanze". (in German). Deutsche Bahn AG. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2022" [Station price list 2022] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Sternschanze". (in German). Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Tarifplan" (PDF). Hamburger Verkehrsverbund. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b Cf. „Streckenelektrifizierungen“, on: Königlich preußische Eisenbahndirection zu Altona, retrieved on 19 January 2018.
  6. ^ Staff (2008-12-14), Rapid Transit/Regional Rail (Network plan, pdf) (PDF), Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV), archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-17, retrieved 2009-01-24
  7. ^ Staff, Liste Bahnhofskategorie 2008 (pdf) (PDF) (in German), DB Station&Service AG, retrieved 2008-08-08[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Staff, DB-Konzern - Sternschanze (in German), Deutsche Bahn AG, retrieved 2008-01-24
  9. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.

External linksEdit

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