Wrist station

Wrist station is a passenger station in the centre of Wrist (in the district of Steinburg) in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. It is on the Hamburg-Altona–Kiel railway and the now disused Itzehoe-Wrist railway. The station is mainly used by commuters. Nearly 500,000 passengers use Wrist station each year.[3] To the south of the station there are numerous parking spaces in the station forecourt, which is also served by some bus routes.

Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Bahnhof Wrist S.JPG
Wrist station from the south
LocationHauptstraße 1, Wrist, Schleswig-Holstein
Coordinates53°55′59″N 9°44′57″E / 53.93306°N 9.74917°E / 53.93306; 9.74917Coordinates: 53°55′59″N 9°44′57″E / 53.93306°N 9.74917°E / 53.93306; 9.74917
Other information
Station code6897[1]
DS100 codeAWST[2]
Opened18 September 1844; 177 years ago (1844-09-18)
Electrified24 September 1995; 26 years ago (1995-09-24)
Preceding station   DB Regio Nord   Following station
toward Kiel Hbf
RE 70
via Neumünster
toward Hamburg Hbf
Preceding station   nordbahn   Following station
TerminusRB 71
Wrist is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Location in Schleswig-Holstein
Wrist is located in Germany
Location in Germany
Wrist is located in Europe
Location in Europe

The station was built by the Altona-Kiel Railway Company (Altona-Kieler Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft, AKE) in 1844.[4] It was opened with the railway line on 18 September 1844. The station was connected to the now disused Itzehoe-Wrist railway in 1889. The entrance hall of the station was rebuilt between 1880 and 1895.[5] The railway settlement of Wrist then developed around the station over the years.[6] The railway had a major economic impact on the community, which among other things, led Wrist to merge with the older neighbouring community of Stellau under the same name of Wrist.[7]

Three tracks run through the station next to two platforms. One platform is located next to the entrance building and the other two next to an island platform between the tracks.

The station building is for sale because it is no longer needed for operations.[8]

Rail servicesEdit

The station is served by the following services:

Train class Route Frequency
RE 70 Hamburg-AltonaPinnebergElmshornWristNeumünsterKiel Hourly
RB 71 Hamburg-Altona – Pinneberg – Tornesch – Elmshorn – Dauenhof – Wrist Hourly


  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2021" [Station price list 2021] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "Brief information on the municipality of Wrist" (in German). Municipality of Wrist. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Holsteinische Bahnhöfe würdige für Baudenkmalschutz: Wrist" (in German). Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Eisenbahndirektion - Liegenschaften" (PDF; 605 kB) (in German). Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Eisenbahn das "mächtigste Verkehrsmittel"" (in German). Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  7. ^ "History of the town of Wrist" (in German). Municipality of Wrist. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Bahn will zwölf Bahnhofsgebäude verkaufen". Hamburger Abendblatt (in German). 7 March 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2014.