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Thursday, 20 November 2008

Qype: Berlin Hauptbahnhof in Berlin

Berlin - Travel & Hotels - Stations

I often feel like I'm living in the future when living in Germany. That is one of the reasons I like it so much. Part of this emotion is connected to the sometimes brutally, but always fantastically modern architecture, that is so popular here. Berlin Hauptbahnhof does not disappoint on that front. A triumph of towering glass and steel, with tracks above your head seemingly impossibly supported, and also below your feet, at different angles. The mainline platforms are so straight, that trains make no noise entering and exiting the station. There are numerous escalators to traverse your way up and down between myriad levels.

Of course, the other advantage of living in the future, compared to just thinking you live in the future, is that everyone would be clever enough to navigate round a building like this. If only I'd wanted a kebab at 7am and not a coffee eh? Still, small price to pay, for the future.
Check out my review of Berlin Hauptbahnhof - I am filchambers - on Qype


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