Uelzen: Hundertwasser Station
The Hundertwasser railway station looks like something out of a fairy-tale and is a magical attraction in Uelzen. The old brick station building was converted into a magnificently colourful work of art based on designs by architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser against the backdrop of the EXPO 2000.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist who worked as a painter and architect. Hundertwasser is his pseudonym. Friedensreich Hundertwasser was always an opponent of straight line throughout his life, a fact that is clearly demonstrated by the Hundertwasser railway station in Uelzen. All shapes and forms are rounded, full of fantasy and uniqueness.
"The world’s most beautiful railway station" - an expression frequently heard from visitors - is one of the last projects created by the Viennese artist. Today, the building combines art, ecology and modernity in a very unique way. Bushes are not the only things to be found on the roof - it also houses the largest roof-integrated photo-voltaic installation in Lower Saxony and generates environmentally friendly energy from sunlight.
On the outside, colourful columns and golden globes catch the eye, while fantasy-fuelled mosaics, brilliant colours and the typical rounded corners have a mesmerising effect on the beholder. Light and space create a very special atmosphere that make a visit to this architectural work of art a unique experience.
March - November: Daily 11:00 a.m. Duration: 60 minutes.
December - February: only by prior arrangement. Also available at short notice and for individuals. Telephone: 0581 - 389 04 89
Tours for groups and school classes by arrangement, tel. 0581-389 04 89.
Offer: "Hundertwasser Day in Uelzen"
- A tour of the Hundertwasser railway station
- Beautiful fabric bag with the railway logo designed by Hundertwasser
- Mini-guide "Tour of the historic old town"
Bookable for groups and individuals
Price: 19.90 € per person
Info & Bookings:
Town and Tourist Information, Tel. 0581-800 6172