During World War II, the station was severely damaged by bombs and subsequently fell into disuse; it was finally demolished in 1965. The new building was constructed directly at Praterstern for logistical reasons and was opened on 1 June 1959 as Bahnhof Praterstern. On 1 September 1975, it was renamed Wien Nord.
Bahnhof Praterstern, c. 1972
In the Strangers' World, the old Nordbahnhof remains in its old place. But there some visions of another world where it is replaced by a nondescript barn-like structure.
И почему в Вене исчез нарядный вокзал напротив входа в Пратер, уступив место какому-то невзрачному сараю?
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