Railway parallel to Greifswald

Perfectly new

connecting people

By building a main road parallel to the existing railway line, the Hanseatic City of Greifswald has created an entirely new modern transport structure. It reduces car traffic in the city, while new bridges allow the train tracks to be crossed without having to wait and new pedestrian and cycle paths are provided.

paving the way

Many things had to be considered – from maintaining free access for ambulances to the children’s hospital to track closures and the design of the trough walls. Functional, aesthetic and economic criteria defined the project as much as the need for clarity and implementation constraints and options. GRASSL was responsible for the construction of the pedestrian bridges, train platforms and road and railway bridges, from preliminary design to construction supervision.

creating construction culture

Some elements are inconspicuous, some are dominant, but everything is in harmony. A family of constructions is created. The inclined arch over the pedestrian bridge in particular has an important function besides the structural one: it acts as a gate to the city. On the top you can ride your bike, and the lower level is for the car traffic. And from a certain vantage point the arch frames the view to the dome, creating a link from the present to the history of the city.

Year of completion


Type of intervention

New construction

Contracting authority

Universitäts- und Hansestadt Greifswald

Pedestrian tunnel
Railway bridge
Trough structure
Pedestrian bridge



  • pedestrian tunnel
  • railway overcrossing
  • Fleischerwiese trough structure
  • Fleischerwiese pedestrian overcrossing



Services Grassl

Basic assessment, preliminary design, detailed design, planning for approval, preparation of tendering, assistance for tendering, construction management, construction engineering and documentation, construction supervision, manufacturing and quality control, building inspection, visualisation