a. Railway Stations. Arrival and Departure.
Railway Stations. There are five Terminus Railway Sta¬
tions al Berlin, exclusive of the 'Stadtbahn' (see below). 1. Auhall
Station (PI. G, 19), for Dresden, Leipsic, Halle (Austria, Bavaria,
Thuringia, Frankfort on the Main). — 2. Potsdam Station (PL G, 19),
for Potsdam, Magdeburg, Cassel, Cologne and the Lower Rhine
(junction with the 'Stadtbahn' at Potsdam). — 3. Lehrte Station
(PI. R, is, 21), for all trains to Hamburg and slow trains to Lehrte,
Hanover, Bremen, etc. (junction with the 'Stadtbahn' at Spandau).
— 4. Stettin Station (PI. R, 24), for Rostock (and Copenhagen),
Stettin, and Dantsic (via Stargard). — 5. Gorlitz Station (PI. G, 32),
for the Sprcewald, Gorlitz, and the Giant Mts. (junction with the
'Stadtbahn' at Nieder-Sehoneweide).— The following five Stations
ok the 'Stadtbahn' (see p. 13) are also used for general traffic:
1. Charlottenlturg Station. (PI. G, 4). — 2. Zoological Garden.
Station (PL G, 10). — 3. Friedrich-Strasse Station (PL R, 23;
with the heaviest traffic). — 4. Ahxander-Platz Station (PL R, 26).
— 5. Silesia11. Station (PL R, 31). — The express trains from Han¬
over, Bremen, Cologne and all the trains from Nordhausen-Frank-
fdrt-on-the-Main, Konigsberg (from Russia), Posen, and Breslau
arrive at these stations.
Arrival. A policeman, posted at the exit from each railway-
station, hands the traveller a metal ticket with the number of a cab,
on his stating whether he wishes a taxameter cab ('Ta.rameter-
Droschke''), an ordinary cab ('ersfe Klasse', or 'zweite Klasse',
coinp. p. 22), or a luggage <-,i\>(iG<']jacl,--Drosclih-e'). Travellers with
luggage should entrust the summoning of the vehicle to the porter
(20 pf. for luggage up to 50 lbs., 10 pf. for every 50 lbs. more). Cab
fares see pp. 22, 23; in addition to the fare a charge of 25 pf. is
made for the ticket securing the cab. 'Gepaek-I)roschken'(see above),
with two seats only, are necessary if luggage is heavy: tariff the
same as that of cabs of the second class. — Hotels near the Rail¬
way Stations, see p. 4.
Commissionaires (Diejist.manueri, recognisable by their red caps and
metal badges, arc found in all the principal streets. Tariff: for parcels
up to 11 lbs. (5 kg) and for letters or messages taking not more than
House numbers in Berlin generally begin at the end of the street
nearest where the old town-gates originally stood, and thence run conse¬
cutively along the right-hand side of the street, returning on the left-
band side, so that the highest number is opposite to No. 1.
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