The Anhalter Bahnhof, once the largest railway station in Berlin, was demolished in 1959. Only the central portion of the facade on Askanischer Platz remained. During the division of Berlin, the GDR was in charge of the West Berlin railway facilities and let them fall to ruin and become overgrown.
In the 1980s, at the forgotten site of the Anhalter freight depot, the artist Raffael Rheinsberg found many shoes and gloves that had most likely been worn by forced labourers for the Reichsbahn.
Past Tempodrom and over the canal you get to the former freight depot, now partly in the German Museum of Technology and partly in the Park on Gleisdreieck.