Herborn station

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Herborn station
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Bahnhof Herborn (Dillkr).jpg
Location Bahnhofsplatz 1, Herborn, Hesse
Coordinates 50°41′04″N 8°18′28″E / 50.684366°N 8.307703°E / 50.684366; 8.307703Coordinates: 50°41′04″N 8°18′28″E / 50.684366°N 8.307703°E / 50.684366; 8.307703
Platforms 3 (formerly 5)
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
Other information
Station code 2701[1]
DS100 code FHRB[2]
IBNR 8000161
Category 4[1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
Opened 12 January 1862

Herborn station is a station in the town of Herborn in the German state of Hesse on the Dill Railway (built as part of the former Deutz–Gießen railway). The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn (DB) as a category 4 station.[1]


The station was built as a station on the Deutz–Gießen railway. Services over the whole line commenced on 12 January 1862.

Entrance building[edit]

The entrance building was built in the Renaissance Revival style and is built next to the post office and the two buildings together dominate the station forecourt. The design is by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann. The building was built in 1908 after a great fire in 1904 and replaced the original building of 1862. The station building of 1908 is thus a building of the "second generation" of structural engineering on the line. It had become necessary because the old station building was no longer sufficient with the opening of two branch lines.

The station building is built to an asymmetrical floor plan. It is dominated by a rugged, slate-covered roof. On the street side is the facade with eccentrically mounted, large arched windows dominated by an outstanding Renaissance Revival gable. This is the location of the entrance from the street. The station building is now listed as a monument under the Hessian Heritage Act.

The station building is still partly occupied by a restaurant and a retail kiosk. Tickets can be purchased at the kiosk and from vending machines. The station building and the railway facilities have an overall unkempt appearance.


The station has a “home” platform (next to the station building) and an island platform with two faces. Another island platform together with two tracks, previously served traffic on two now disused branch lines, which were adjacent to the east. The tracks have been dismantled and the area now forms an industrial wasteland.

Today, the station is served by Regional-Express trains on the SiegenGießenFrankfurt route (Main-Sieg-Express, RE 99) and Stadt-Express services on the Dillenburg-Frankfurt route (Mittelhessen-Express, RB 40, running as stopping trains between Dillenburg and Gießen). The public transport is operated under contract to the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (Rhine-Main Transport Association, RMV) by DB Regio and Hessische Landesbahn.

Preceding station   Hessische Landesbahn   Following station
toward Siegen
RE 99
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Dillenburg
RB 40

Previously the station was served by two other lines:

The station is no longer staffed.


  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 


  • Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, ed. (2005). Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen. Denkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in German). 2.1. Stuttgart: Theiss Verlag. pp. 270f. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6. 
  • Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/10 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.