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Gare de Metz-Ville

Metz, France
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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arrived at this terminal on Bastille day. The building seemed out of place. It was later on that I realised that it was built by the Germans when they still owned this province. There was an explosion by the entrance but everyone went by their business. A cherry bomb! Like everything French, the trains were 40 minutes late! Boy... More

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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very nice building. Outside and inside. Worth taking the time by a nice day to go and discover the various sculpture

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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128 reviews 128 reviews
71 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

More like a gothic castle than a station, this is one impressive building, all medieval knights and dragons. Worth seeing in the daytime and also when lit up at night. The restaurant Le Grand Comptoir is in part of the station building and is well worth a visit. There is also a very beautiful bookshop at the rear of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had to catch a connecting train for Paris. It was my first station and city in France. I found people and information helpful. Unlike the perception, everybody spoke in English to me.

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Brit in France
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137 reviews 137 reviews
26 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I loved the mix of massiveness and the Arabic touches of the arches, the information office has to be one of most exclusive offices in the world!

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Skanderborg, Denmark
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

An imposing structure built during the German occupation 1870-1918 with Teutonic solidity but also a very charming bookstore

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Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a beautiful neoclassicistic building that was designed by German architects after the Francoprussian war according to a well informed taxi driver. The station features an impressive water tower (probably built to refill the steam locomotives). I personally enjoyed the well stocked bookshop there to buy lots of French books.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

And is on the way to the Pompidou! Very interesting and lovely architecture inside. Cool on a hot day!

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Landstuhl, Germany
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167 reviews 167 reviews
60 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

1. No luggage storage at the train station 2. I'd take the train to Metz just to see this station. Not sure it is worth it to drive or walk to, but if you are coming here via train, take a moment to stop and enjoy the architecture. 3. credit goes to Metz guide book: The station building is architecturally... More

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London
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260 reviews 260 reviews
97 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

On the edge of the German quarter of Metz, the appearance was unfortunately spoilt by on going renovation works on the forecourt, but it should look good when finished. A very large practical solid building but never the less impressive. Inside it has been modernised and does not have the cathedral type magic of say ' Antwerp Station ' but... More

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