5 Stunning Railway Stations Across The World

5 Stunning Railway Stations Across The World
The Helsinki Central Station is built along the lines of Art Nouveau and Art Deco with a curved grand entrance , Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Railway stations showcase some of the best of a city's architectural heritage. Here we look at some of the most spectacular ones - from the ancient to the contemporary

OT Staff
November 24 , 2022
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The entrance of the Rotterdam Centraal railway station. The main entrance's gleaming boomerang-shaped canopy, which is made of stainless steel but is warmed by a partial wood coating, is the focal point of the layout. At the train platforms, a translucent canopy is supported by wood beams, creating a similar fusion of cool and warm elements. One of the largest rooftop solar systems in Europe, the usage of 130,000 solar cells dispersed throughout the roof area is less obvious but no less amazing. 

The new replaces the old at Liege-Guillemins railway station in Belgium. The stunning contemporary structure was built by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava using steel, glass, and white concrete. Calatrava replaced an earlier 1958 building which was also built in place of an 1842 Beaux Arts structure.


 The Tsuzumi Drum Gate of Kanazawa Station in Japan. The station was built in 1898 and was upgraded in 2005 with an ultramodern look, like the glass-and-steel dome and giant drum-shaped wood gate.

In Austria's Innsbruck region, is the Hungerberg station - a hybrid funicular railway connecting Hungerburg with the city centre. It was built in place of a 100-year-old tram way. 

The stunning Helsinki Central Station has pink granite with detailed patterning and a copper roof. Its main entrance as a huge arched window and is flanked by the iconic statues, two on each side, each holding globe-shaped lamps.

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