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. Plan my day in Bern using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We had heard that the Swiss railways were amazing but until you use them you don't really appreciate it. The station is clean and modern, ticket machines in multiple languages and trains that leave on...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Here you've got (almost) everything search outside the normal opening hours of the city. Fashion, flowers, food, fresh bread and souvenirs. Restaurants, Dental Centre, medical centre, lockers and a Fahrradparking.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Signage is excellent. Many helpful staff to guide you to your track and train. Plenty of bars, cafes, and a Migros grocery, where you can get a hot meal to go. Pay 2 swiss francs for the toilet and if...  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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