A permanent no-weapons zone now exists at Hamburg Central Station. With this, the Senate is implementing another element of its package of measures for more security there. In future, the weapons ban will apply in the main railway station, including all public railway facilities as well as the underground connections.
In addition to firearms and equivalent objects, it also includes knives with a blade length of more than four centimetres as well as brass knuckles or so-called manslaughters. The corresponding signs have already been put up. The ban on carrying weapons and knives in the designated public areas is intended to enable continuous checks and joint focal point operations by the Hamburg police and the federal police. Violations of the weapons ban are subject to a fine of at least 200 euros. Security personnel, but also craftsmen and employees in the commercial transport of money and valuables are exempt. Exceptions also apply to catering establishments, scout groups and residents who carry knives in locked containers or packaging.
Meanwhile, a legal ban on alcohol and drug consumption will in future apply at the stops of Bremen’s main railway station and in its vicinity.