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Abfahrtstafel (Departures board), Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof, fotoeins.com

How to read signage at German train stations

You’re excited – you’ve finally arrived in Germany. You’ve decided to travel the country by train, but you’re not familiar with the German language, and you may find the signs puzzling and difficult to read.

The following is a short visual descriptive guide to signage at German train stations to help get you on your way. Examples below are taken from Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof (central or main train station), although descriptions should apply similarly at other stations.

Below are descriptions to:

  • Departures board (Abfahrtstafel)
  • Destination signage (Zugzielanzeiger)
  • Car sequence signage (Wagenreihungsplan)
  • Arrivals-, departures schedules (Ankunfts-, Abfahrtspläne)

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