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Central Railroad Station

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Address: , Bern, Switzerland
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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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Clean, efficient, good information. This is good station with lots of people everywhere. It is easy find your train. There are also lots of food and shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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West Sweden, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Clean, efficient, good information. This is good station with lots of people everywhere. It is easy find your train. There are also lots of food and shops.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

open-air but covered and clean. make sure you know which way/train you want to be on because you'll have to go back up then down to get to the other side if you need to switch. It's up the hill from the old town area...close by but still quite a walk.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This station has it all. Shops, restaurants, everything you could need to start your visit. We headed straight to Tourist Information, conveniently located.

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

No other Railway Station in Switzerland suffers from such massive movement of people, as in Bern. The people run from Platform to Platform, to meet tight schedules worked out by railway workers who sit all day in front of Computers with no understanding for the old and infirm people who try to navigate the distances between Trains. If hunger becomes... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Super efficient staff - very clean station. All so Swiss - what can I say - everything ran perfectly

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I love the facilities of the station, with its modern transportation, ticket machines and large monitors of travel schedules! Easy and convenient to follow!

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not one of Switzerland's finest train stations--it was pretty grimy, poorly signed, and had few sitting areas. So, the moral of the story is get in and out but it's not a place where you're encouraged to spend some extra time prior to catching your train.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

a well located train station, near the old city and place for visits, clear sign for travellers, and plenty of shops there

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It feels kind of funny to review a train station, but the central station in Bern was a great find. It is much like malls in the US. There are a number of different shops and restaurants. We used the Coop grocery every day -- open til 2200 when other groceries closed at 1900. It is located near the entrance... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Good design, especially the covers for rainy day tourists and for a chic tram terminus. But I hated how it lacked signage to help tourists distinguish the two exits. We got off on the other side of the train and had to walk some distance on the streets until we were back at the entrance to the Old City. If... More 

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