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Clean air from green roofs

A unique biotope right above the station? To generate power in a way that saves resources, we start at the top. The roofs of our green stations in Kerpen-Horrem and Lutherstadt Wittenberg do not only generate solar power. These green roofs, on which grasses and herbs have been planted, use rain water management to ensure a water supply for the sanitary facilities and function as a natural air conditioning system.

The newly opened passenger building in Münster and the station in Uelzen in Lower Saxony, the latter famous for its design by Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, both have a roof garden too.

The plants on green roofs help to improve ambient air temperatures and humidity levels. Insects and birds also find a new, valuable habitat here.