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Central Railroad Station

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Address: Bern, Switzerland
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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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I liked that all the people there were very nice. Some did not know English very well and I do not know German, but everyone tried to help me the best way possible. However, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I liked that all the people there were very nice. Some did not know English very well and I do not know German, but everyone tried to help me the best way possible. However, I hope they invest a little bit more to do some maintenance and keep the place clean.

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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176 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Ironically the most fun we had in Bern has been at the central station!We spend the Christmas holidays in Bern,and almost everything was closed a part from few restaurants,bars and kebab places,which made the city pretty boring.But then we went to the station and everything was swarming with people, the shops were open, and we had great fun there.A part... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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169 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a very busy train station with a lot of places to but snacks and coffee for the ride. However, I found it dirty and smelly. Smoking is allowed pretty much everywhere. Gross. And, dogs are doing their business right in the middle of the station. Double gross. The person at the info desk was pleasant and helpful and... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is the railway station of Berne and Berne is known as Main City of Switzerland. So it should have a certain standard I think. It's the most drafty place during all seasons, it is crowded up to a no go, it's stinky, because smoking is still allowed in the Station. There's no sign where to leave the station if... More 

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The arrived punctually and tranzferred all my luggage to the spacious car that took me to Max Aviation Apartments

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Lisboa, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Before 1864 there was no station, but a tower named Christoffelturm, which was part of the third city expansion. The tower was destroyed by Gottlieb Ott, a Swiss building contractor, but there are still remains of the previous construction at the station - search for them! There's also an impressive glazed roof designed by Marchwell Zürich, BSR Architekten Bern and... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This was my first visit to Bern traveling from Zurich. I found the train station much larger and busier than I imagined. It is clean with lots of shops and activity and a bit overwhelming at first. Signage in general is good. Getting to the Tourist Information Center , which is located in the station one level up from the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Very large and vast busy railway station. Trains arriving and departing every few minute from and too all over Switzerland. Signage to platforms very good but some walking expected to reach some needed. BEWARE of pickpockets. A couple of ladies in our group were helped on the train by 2 girls. They did not board the train and it was... More 

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Thun, Switzerland
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

While the date of this review is today, because I was just through there today, I am there as often as I can. I love the beauty of this building and it is one of my alltime favorite places to people watch. Don't miss the "windows" into the old historic stone structures that were part of the original Bern city... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Difficult at first glance to know your whereabouts when first arriving. Hardest part I think is knowing which exit to take. Find the Tourist Information Office on ground floor - staff here are very helpful - will organise tours, hotel bookings and answer questions you may have. They will point you in right direction.

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