The Hamburg Altona train station is situated west of the city's main station. It was opened in 1898, and it acts as the starting place and terminus for most southbound trains. Currently the Hamburg Altona train station serves long-distance trains, regional trains and rapid transit trains, but plans have been put in place for it to be closed and rebuilt. Quite a few attractions are near the Hamburg Altona train station, so driving to them will be a breeze. The Altonaer Museum houses a lot of interesting North German subject matter. The POW Gallery is a new museum dedicated to experimental art, and the Christiankirche is a beautiful historical church built in the 1700s. All of these attractions and more are less than a mile away from the station.