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Written by Andre Pronk - 07 Jan 2015
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Location notes
This is a small station but on the main freight route.
The nearest city is Köln.
Railway type and traffic
This place is mainly for freight, passenger trains will pass here but use the the platform. Freight used the other lines.
It is a open station with a wide view, this station will also be used by wanderers, not unsafe but sometimes it can get an unsafe/alone feeling.
Road directions
  • Continue onto A77 / E31
  • Continue onto A57.
  • Continue onto K4.
  • Take the exit toward Koln.
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto Subbelrather Str.
  • Take the Venloer Wall to the Hans-Böckler-Platz.

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    Köln West map co-ordinates
  • Parking
    There are limited options for parking, best is to park nearby Köln Hauptbahnhof and take the train to Köln-west.
    Public transport
    From Köln Hauptbahnhof you can take 4 trains every hour to Köln-West, normaly RE22 is the best option.

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    No toilets on the station.
    There are a lot of B&B,Hotels in the neighbourhood.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
    It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
    Köln West

    Googly map
    Streetmap links
    Köln West general view map
    Köln West close up map

    Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
    Köln West

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    Photographic notes
    This palace is good in the morning, but the best time is 13:00 till 18:00 in the summer.
    In the winter if it's cloudy or there is snow both directions are good.

    General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
    Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 1 - Looking north east

    Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

    Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

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