Liege-Guillemins Railway Station by Santiago Calatrava

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The station by the architect Santiago Calatrava was officially opened on 18 September 2009, with a show by Franco Dragone. It has 9 tracks and 5 platforms (three of 450 m and two of 350 m). All the tracks around the station have been modernised to allow high speed arrival and departure. While the station only houses five platforms, it is one of the most important hubs in Belgium because all of the tracks are compatible with high speed trains. The building seems to be a modern interpretation of the classic stations built during the industrial revolution. Calatrava’s dome has equal grandeur and similar dimensions (200m long, 35m high). The extensive use of white makes the station look not only more chicque than its 19th century predecessors; it gives the structure an airy, light-weight and almost delicate appearance.

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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

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The Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in Europe is located 3,454 metres above sea level. The visitors gain access to a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Delightful views and stunning stops inside the glacier gallery await you on the 2.5 hour train journey from Interlaken Ost to Europe’s highest railway station. So make sure you plan a trip to Interlaken and discover the Jungfraujoch with its Sphinx observation terrace, the Ice Palace, and the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. To travel up to the highest railway station of Europe, you have to pay some extras. The InterRail ticket is only available until the SBB railway station Interlaken Ost. There you have to buy an extra ticket.

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