Haardtring 275 Darmstadt Germany 64295
Darmstadt South station is in the city of Darmstadt in the German state of Hesse on the Main-Neckar Railway. The station building is protected under the Hessian Monument Protection Act. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.HistoryThe first station was built on the old route of the Main-Neckar Railway, at the corner of Donnersbergring and Bessunger Straße on 15 October 1879 as Haltepunkt Bessungen ; it was called Darmstadt Süd from 27 November 1902. It was served by passenger and freight services. With the construction of the Darmstadt Central Station from 1909 to 1912, the Main-Neckar Railway was shifted to the west and lowered and a new Darmstädt South station was built.The station building was acquired as part of a package with other station buildings by the British real estate investment company, Patron Capital on 1 January 2008.ArchitectureThe new South Station was designed in neoclassical and traditional styles by the architect of the Mainz railway division (Eisenbahndirektion), Friedrich Mettegang. The cubic building has a rendered facade and windows with horizontal bars and shutters. A balcony standing on four square pillars points to the street front. The upper building is topped by a hip roof, and on the east side it has a “bat” dormer (Fledermausgaube) with a central round clock. The dormer windows have wood paneling, decorated by tapes and diamond motifs and turned round columns.