The first railway station in Friedberg began operation in 1850. The current station was built in 1912-1913.
The station has ten tracks for passenger trains, but only two of these are wheelchair accessible. The others can only be reached by going down a flight of stairs to a pedestrian tunnel and then up another flight of stairs to reach the platform.
Second photo: Roofed bicycle racks by track 1.
GPS 50°19'57.47" North; 8°45'37.29" East
Trains to Friedberg
From Frankfurt the suburban train S6 goes to Friedberg, typically twice an hour. These trains stop at all the stations along the way.
Also the northbound regional trains from Frankfurt all stop in Friedberg on their way to places like Gießen, Marburg and Kassel.
Second photo: Bruchenbrücken, the last stop on the S6 before Friedberg.
Cycling in Friedberg
Like most German cities, Friedberg is gradually getting its cycling infrastructure up to date -- too gradually for us cyclists but too quickly for diehard motorists.
Most one way streets in Friedberg are now open to cyclists in the opposite direction. One I particularly like is this block of the Bismarckstraße where they have physically separated the other-direction bicycle lane with a line of bollards to prevent cars from encroaching.
Second, third and fourth photos: Riding home from school.
The countryside around Friedberg is well equipped with signposted bicycle routes. These are mainly car-free, though they are used occasionally by tractors.
Second photo: Bicycle route signs south of Friedberg.
Third photo: Bicycle route approaching Friedberg from the south.