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S21 - Stuttgart's new main station: building site visit


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Why does IET Germany need to know your shoe size? Find out by registering for this technical visit to the new Stuttgart main station building site.

Date and Time

23 September 2017 - 10:00-16:00


70173 Stuttgart, Germany - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Europe:Germany local network. Contact Howard Gray for more information.

About this event

The Stuttgart 21 project, consisting of a new high-speed rail link between Stuttgart and Ulm and a brand new main station in Stuttgart, is one of the largest, most expensive and controversial building projects in Germany. It has already been the subject of a state referendum and will undoubtedly cost far more than originally planned.

However, leaving politics aside, the major engineering challenges presented by moving the new main station underground and building new rail tunnels under the busy state capital of Baden-W├╝rttemberg are of interest to engineers from all all fields.

The IET Germany network has organised a group tour of the building site on Saturday the 23rd of September 2017.

Please join us for a fascinating insight into this major engineering project.


  • 10:00: Meet at the Turmforum Bahnprojekt Stuttgart-Ulm (level 1) in the Hauptbahnhof, Arnulf-Klett-Platz 2, 70173 Stuttgart.
  • Introduction and presentation of the project.
  • Hand-out of protective gear (helmet, boots,...).
  • Bus journey along the main logistic axis to the building site.
  • Guided tour in a bus through the building site with stops along the way
  • Return to the Turmforum. Return of protective gear.
  • 12:30: lunch in a local restaurant.

Reasons to attend

  • Group tour of the new main station building site and the logistic centre
  • Meet fellow engineers and IET members from Baden-Württemberg

Continuing Professional Development

CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 2 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


Euro 14,- / 12,-

Additional information

  • The tour lasts approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Early start! 10 AM in the S21 exhibition centre in the tower of the railway station.
  • After the tour we will go to a local restaurant for lunch.
  • Tour language is German.
  • Minimum age: 14 years
  • Costs: Euro 14,- / 12,- per person for the guided tour.

Registration information

Registration starts April 1st. 2017. Please use the registration link provided.


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