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Central Railroad Station

Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #11 of 34 Attractions in Bern
Type: Architectural Buildings, Malls, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Description: A modern downtown building that serves as one of Switzerland's more important railroad hubs.
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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
34 helpful votes 34 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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102 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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
140 helpful votes 140 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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46 helpful votes 46 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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Crete, Greece
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The central Railroad station of Bern is so well organised and convenient. It is easy to find all the platforms and to get any information for your journey. It was also very clean. During our trip to Switzerland we were there almost every day because we were staying in bern but were taking the train so often to visit other... More

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Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Comfortable central station with all necessary facilities. You can also buy stuff there when other places in Bern are closed! All is cool and organized.

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