Built in a late art nouveau style, the station was finished 1912 as one of the major works of architect Friedrich Pützer. (German) (excursion details for Wednesday 19 June 2002, from a conference of the Department for Heritage Protection, Hesse. Retrieved 2007-08-18) The station replaced two separate and increasingly inadequate stations located at the 'Steubenplatz', around a km closer to the city centre in the east.
The station is currently undergoing renovations of the overpass of the platform area. This project is expected to be completed in 2008.