Since last year, the area of former Südbahnhof (South train station) – the major railway crossing for trains coming from Eastern and Southern Europe – has been under complete construction.

The construction of an infrastructure project of this scale has come to the attention of many people – and quite rightly so. From the very beginning of the planning phase, the project partners – Austrian Railways and the City of Vienna – have regularly kept local residents, passengers and other interested parties informed about the project.

So, an exhibition place called Bahnorama has been established as an information point for those wishing to discover and experience how such a giant construction project comes about, what lies behind it, and what to expect after its completion. How cool is that?

Bahnorama will be there for five years. It’s located at the beginning of the pedestrian precinct on Favoritenstraße in the 3rd district, at the corner of Sonnwendgasse. The tower attached to the exhibition is 66 meters tall and lifts take visitors up to a viewing platform.

Visitors get an insight into the construction work, an overview of the individual projects as well as views of the railway tracks, the new residential district, the park and the educational campus. It was very interesting to get some insight, from an urban planning point of view.