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Central Railroad Station

Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #11 of 31 Attractions in Bern
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Malls, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
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Owner description: A modern downtown building that serves as one of Switzerland's more important railroad hubs.
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San Ramon, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Easy to navigate and great shops. Especially loved the coop, chocolate store. TI stations was MOST helpful and guided us well

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Davis, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Central Railroad station in Bern is huge...It's a shopping center too with big names and great shopping. One could get lost just wandering along and looking in the store windows. So it you are going to a train make sure you keep your eyes on the signs to you destination or check with one of the nice, multi-language persons... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is very large station. Has plenty of shops from ranging food to sim cards. The station shops are the only shops open on Sundays as well (thank god). Every other shop is closed on Sunday. Very easy to book tickets from either the number of booking counters/ tourist help center/ vending machines. Also currency exchange is available in the... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We love the Zurich train station. Very well organized and is our home base when we are in Europe. The Bern station has great shopping and a few restaurants but is not set up so easily. Hard to find elevator and unlike Zurich, most tracks are up a flight of stairs.

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

California is a state where everyone drives. The public transport allowed us to relax, not worry about parking.

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Scarsdale, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Loved the layout and open air feeling. Plenty of shops, access upstairs (covered by a permanent open air roof for rainy days) to all the trams etc. Public transport should be this good everywhere!

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Leduc, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We travelled Europe by train and this was one of the easiest friendly stations to get around in and find assistance.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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266 reviews 266 reviews
109 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I found this to be one of my favorite train stations in Europe. It is very easy to navigate and has a ton of quick food options to grab something for your trip. I never felt unsafe, and it was just me and my 12 yr old daughter travelling. Easy to connect to all the trams too.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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177 reviews 177 reviews
28 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

...what's next? Bus stations? Waiting rooms? Anyway, I feel compelled to add my review here because I literally pass here every single day of the week. What can be said is, it's Switzerland's second-largest train station, it gets insanely crowded at rush hour, and there are reasonable options for late-evening or weekend shopping since it runs on a different schedule... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
93 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

and plenty of shopping and eating for while you wait. A pretty nice way to travel and no need for a car, with the train stations close in town

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