Hauptbahnhof-Promenaden, located in the Leipzig's Central Station is one of the most modern shopping and service centres in Germany.
Built between 1909 and 1915, Leipzig’s central railway station is the oldest terminal station in Europe. By the 1990s, however, this unique structure, a living monument to the city’s rich cultural history, was in urgent need of restoration to preserve it for future generations. The concept of “shopping in a station” laid the foundation for the restoration, renovation, and modernization of the historically significant building. Promenaden Hauptbahnhof Leipzig (Promenade at the Leipzig Main Railway Station) is a modern, urban shopping center that is fully integrated with the restored terminal station and also serves as a continuation of the pedestrian precinct directly to the northeast.
The three-level retail center features a blend of international, national, and regional chains, as well as many local retailers, that cater to the needs of travelers as well as urban residents. The historic main waiting hall now features a wide range of facilities and services that enable travelers to work, relax, or entertain their children. A book corner contains reading material about the history of the station, while fountains and other water features create a pleasant atmosphere.
The mall is located in the heart of the city of Laipzig, inside the Leipzig’s central railway station.
Steel trusses with a span of up to 45 metres extend across the platforms. The spaciousness and openness of the complex are remarkable.
Revenue-generating retail space was added by creating a new level below the existing basement, allowing the investors and the developer to finance the tediously detailed restoration of the station’s waiting halls and other public areas, which were well loved by local residents and travelers.
An innovative parking system provides convenient parking for 1,300 cars in multistory garages located directly next to the train platform. Bicycle parking also is provided, and the station is accessible by bus and via a brightly lit pedestrian tunnel leading to the city center.