Augsburg Hauptbahnhof
is the Hauptbahnhof for the Bavaria
Bavaria, formally the Free State of Bavaria is a state of Germany, located in the southeast of Germany. With an area of , it is the largest state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany...

n city of Augsburg
Augsburg is a city in the south-west of Bavaria, Germany. It is a university town and home of the Regierungsbezirk Schwaben and the Bezirk Schwaben. Augsburg is an urban district and home to the institutions of the Landkreis Augsburg. It is, as of 2008, the third-largest city in Bavaria with a...

, situated in southern Germany
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The station has one of the oldest still existing station halls in Germany, which was built from 1843 to 1846 after plans by architect Eduard Rüber. It was reconstructed in 1869 according to Friedrich Bürklein
Friedrich Bürklein
Georg Friedrich Christian Bürklein was a German architect and a pupil of Friedrich von Gärtner.He was born in Burk, Middle Franconia...

's plans. The station today serves as the central railway hub for the Augsburg metropolitan area and Bavarian Swabia
Swabia is a cultural, historic and linguistic region in southwestern Germany.-Geography:Like many cultural regions of Europe, Swabia's borders are not clearly defined...

. It is currently being modernized and an underground tram station is being built under it.

The station is on the Munich–Augsburg and Ulm–Augsburg lines and is connected by ICE
The Intercity-Express or ICE is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and neighbouring countries. It is the highest service category offered by DB Fernverkehr and is the flagship of Deutsche Bahn...

 and IC
Intercity (Deutsche Bahn)
Intercity is the second-highest train classification in Germany, after the ICE. Intercity services are loco-hauled express services, usually over long-distances. There are Intercity routes throughout Germany, and routes generally operate with a two-hour frequency, with multiple routes giving a more...

 services to Munich
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, Berlin
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, Dortmund
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, Frankfurt
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, Hamburg
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 and Stuttgart
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. In addition EC
EuroCity, abbreviated EC, denotes an international train service within the European inter-city rail network. In contrast to trains with the "IC" label, "EC" trains are international trains that meet certain criteria. The EuroCity label replaces the older Trans Europ Express name for...

 and night train services connect to Amsterdam
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, Paris
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 and Vienna
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 and connections will be substantially improved by the creation of the planned Magistrale for Europe
Magistrale for Europe
The Magistrale for Europe is a Trans-European Networks project for the creation of a high-speed railway line between Paris and Budapest. It TEN project No. 17 , and is already under way.....


The Augsburger Verkehrsverbund (Augsburg transport union, AVV), operates seven Regionalbahn
The Regionalbahn is a type of local passenger train in Germany.-Service:Regionalbahn trains usually call at all stations on a given line, with the exception of RB trains within S-Bahn networks, these may only call at selected stations...

 lines from the main station to:
  • Mammendorf
    Mammendorf is a municipality in Bavaria, Germany. It is located halfway between Munich and Augsburg.-Location:Mammendorf is part of the district of Fürstenfeldbruck, Upper Bavaria and lies about 6 kilometres northwest of the city of Fürstenfeldbruck...

  • Schmiechen
    Schmiechen is a municipality in the district of Aichach-Friedberg in Bavaria in Germany....

  • Aichach
    Aichach is a town in Germany, located in the Bundesland of Bavaria and situated just northeast of Augsburg. It is the capital of the district of Aichach-Friedberg. The municipality of Aichach counts some 20,000 inhabitants. It isn't far from the motorway that connects Munich and Stuttgart, the A8....

    Kühbach is a municipality in the district of Aichach-Friedberg in Bavaria in Germany....

  • Donauwörth
    Donauwörth is a city in the German State of Bavaria , in the region of Swabia . It is said to have been founded by two fisherman where the Danube and Wörnitz rivers meet...

  • Dinkelscherben
    Dinkelscherben is a municipality in the district of Augsburg in Bavaria in Germany....

  • Schwabmünchen
    Schwabmünchen is a regional centre in Bavaria in the administrative region of Swabia south of Augsburg in the Augsburg district.-Location:Schwabmünchen lies about 20 km south of Augsburg between Lech and Wertach on the western edge of the Lechfeld, a gravel plain. Through the city flows the...

  • Klosterlechfeld
    Klosterlechfeld is a municipality in the district of Augsburg in Bavaria in Germany.-History:What is today the village of Klosterlechfeld developed in the 17th century around the pilgrimage church "Our Lady Help of Lechfield" and a Franciscan monastery....


Starting in 2008, the regional services are to be operated to S-Bahn
S-Bahn refers to an often combined city center and suburban railway system metro in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Denmark...

 frequencies and are to be developed in the long term into the Augsburg S-Bahn.


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