Helsinki Central Railway Station

Helsinki Central Railway Station

Helsinki Central Railway Station
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Helsinki railway station, designed by a globally recognized architect Eliel Saarinen, is a monumental landmark in the capital of Finland. With its granite walls, clock tower and statues next to the main entrance, the building has been selected as one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. The railway station has served as a transportation hub and a meeting spot since 1919. Alongside local public transportation, train departures to lapland and Russia leave from the station daily. Cultural events are held there around the year. 240 000 people visit the building every day making it one of the busiest in Finland.
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Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
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  • Rautatientori • 1 min walk
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 5 min walk
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Ernesta J
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
Lugage storage options. Station location. Not crowded platforms. Clean. Nice and coay cafes. Not enough space/seats inside to wait for a train.
Written 11 January 2023
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leo h
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May 2022 • Solo
Helsinki is regarded as the cleanest city in Europe.Stockholm likewise has the same distinction.Salmon soup is a favorite food that is served everywhere in the vicinity.
The Fins are multi linguistic generally and speak very good English.
In fact I once encountered a well dressed and well behaved Finnish drunk individual who was panhandling near the cruise port terminal, ( a rarity in Finland) and he spoke multiple languages.
Written 3 December 2022
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Nigel K
Croydon, UK49 contributions
Sep 2022
Architecturally a very impressive building. It is worth going inside the building as well as just viewing the outside. There is a restaurant called Olivia within the station which is well worth a visit for the decor alone.
Written 16 October 2022
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VishalShirsat
Pune, India34 contributions
May 2022
This is a beautiful building that houses a decent railway station. Once can take beautiful photos of this place especially at night.
Written 6 October 2022
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Centralvic
Ballarat, Australia9,571 contributions
Sep 2022
It's not just a railway station, but a retro sight. Check out the statues out the front, and see it lit up at night- it's lovely.
Written 24 September 2022
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Southside Travels
Glasgow, UK1,867 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Interesting building very unique architecture.
Good for a short wander about.
Well worth a visit if you are in Helsinki!!
Written 16 September 2022
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Hugh
South Ozone Park, NY1,217 contributions
Jul 2022
This is Art Deco at its grandest and most glorious. Even if you're not taking a train don't miss this masterpiece, t by Eilel Saarinen. He is the father of Aero Saarinen who designed the TWA terminal at JFK and the St Louis Arch. To me this is the most glorious of Helsinki's architectural monuments. If you love Art Deco you'll fall in love with this one!
Written 9 September 2022
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stan m
35 contributions
Aug 2022
Right in the center of the town, very handy and clean.
The airport train is on landing 1,2 or 3, and a longer walk than the ,main tracks. You get your ticket to the airport from the blue machines
Written 2 September 2022
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK21,228 contributions
Aug 2022
The station building was designed by Eliel Saarinen and inaugurated in 1919, and is often mentioned as one of the worlds most striking railway stations. The station is mostly clad in Finnish granite, and its distinguishing features are its tall clock tower and the two pairs of statues holding the spherical lamps, lit at night-time, on either side of the main entrance. These statues are considered local treasures and are often adorned with such things as the national football shirt and even covid masks. The former ticket hall has been converted into an Italian restaurant but is till worth a look.
Written 22 August 2022
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Often_on_road
New Jersey419 contributions
Aug 2022
We came from the airport and from a town outside Helsinki via this station. The transportation elements were handled very well with good signage. The exterior is wonderful period architecture.
Written 16 August 2022
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