Central Railroad Station, Bern

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Gain access to other parts of Switzerland, France, Germany and Italy via Central Railroad Station, a historic station constructed between 1858 and 1860 and rebuilt and renovated several times. Operated by Swiss Federal Railways, the country's second-largest train station offers tourist information as well as other services like ticketing and currency exchange. Its large glass exterior stands out, and the inside resembles an airport terminal with modern amenities. In addition to transportation options, the station is known for its shopping center, featuring more than 70 shops that are open daily, even after other shops in the station have closed. Put Central Railroad Station at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bern trip builder.
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  • We travelled for five days in Switzerland for 4 days and took a rail pass. Railway stations in Switzerland are not monitored byPolice. We boarded a train from Interlakan Ost to Luzern in the evening. ...  more »
  • Was surprised how open the train station is to the outside. Was raining on return to train station, and wind was whipping rain around. Hard to stay completely out of the weather.  more »
  • Great station well connected to rest of network and handy for town centre . safe place , TOP TIP go to the rook amazing views towards the alps !!!  more »

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In historic Bern, the bulk of the accommodation offerings are confined to the peninsula, where the Old Town or "Altstadt" is located. Staying here gives you the convenience of being within walking distance to everything--which will come in handy in this generally car-free area. Throughout the Old Town you'll find a number of mid-range three-star hotels complete with their original 19th-century characteristics. A couple hostels and pensions round out the options here, though these tend to be a bit more expensive than one might expect. Outside of the Old Town, there are a few hotels with cheaper rates, though you compromise on convenience and atmosphere. The city also boasts a few stunning four- and five-star hotels, should your budget be forgiving.
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