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Central Railroad Station

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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San Marcos, Texas
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San Marcos, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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56 helpful votes 56 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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