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Address: Bern, Switzerland
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Description: A modern downtown building that serves as one of Switzerland's more...
A modern downtown building that serves as one of Switzerland's more important railroad hubs.
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a good place to start your tour of Bern

We arrived in Been by train. The station is larger than it looks with some of it underground. There are places to stop for refreshment, souvenirs or to shop. If you get the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Kevin H
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Prangins, Switzerland
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Prangins, Switzerland
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205 reviews 205 reviews
41 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Been by train. The station is larger than it looks with some of it underground. There are places to stop for refreshment, souvenirs or to shop. If you get the opportunity, take the car park lift up to the top floor which brings you out onto a terrace with marvellous views of the city below you and... More 

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The train station has everything, restaurants, cafe's, fast food outlets, clothes shops, book stores, pharmacies, Electronics shop both a Coop and Migros and the best place to get a croissant, from Le Crobag!When every shop is shut elsewhere the shops at the train station are open until 10pm even on a Sunday. On the top floor theres often flash sales... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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223 reviews 223 reviews
132 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Don't be fooled by it's bland exterior.Inside it's more like an airport terminal with it's shops and eateries. The Tourist info office is also situated within the building which is convenient for those just .arriving in Bern

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Taipei, Taiwan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

While we just get into the train, two man walk into to the coach in a fast pace, one of them try to get my attention by asking me where is the train bound for. While the other one try pocket picking my wife's backpack. How to locate theft? 1. Two man walk together in a fast pace without luggage.

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The train and bus stations are the central hub for travel through out Bern and beyond. Each arrives on time, to the minute. Going far afield to places in the whole country are easy.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a great station, very clean, nice bathrooms, and the station is loaded with food options. The station has clear easy to follow signs for different trains and the staff is helpful. We stayed in a hotel directly across the street from the station and there was no noise at all. This is a great place to stay if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The pulse of the great mass transit system for Bern. Lots of interaction and foot traffic. Easy on/off the transit system for access to the city center.

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Bern, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A highly functional railway station. Great signage, lots of shops that are open till late at night (including Sunday's).

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San Ramon, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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