Europe's seven most beautiful train stations
Trains are popular in Europe because commuters and travelers tend to use public transport. But which train station would you rather go through? Here are our Facebook fans' favorite train stations in Europe.
Antwerp's central station is possibly one of the most impressive train stations in the world. In 2009, it was named the fourth most beautiful train station in the world by US weekly Newsweek. It was built between 1895 and 1905.
Let there be glass
Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central station) couldn't be more different from Antwerp's. Glass is a main feature of the building which was completed in 2005. It is located at the site of the Berlin Lehrter station, which was destroyed in WWII. Berlin Hauptbahnhof may be in the German capital, but it's not the busiest of Germany's stations.
Germany's busiest station is Hamburg. Some 450,000 people go through Hamburg central station every day, making it the second busiest train station in Europe. It also connects Denmark to central Europe - passengers can take a high-speed train from Hamburg to Copenhagen.
Connecting the continent
Paris' Gare du Nord is the busiest train station in Europe. With an annual transit of 190 million, it is also the busiest train station in the world outside Japan. Gare du Nord has direct links to Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
The other side of the channel
From Europe's busiest train station, you can head to the continent's financial center, London, where you would arrive at St Pancras station. It was opened in 1868, but the neo-gothic building got a makeover worth hundreds of millions of dollars, turning it into a major landmark in London.
Budapest Western railway station was built by the Eiffel Company, founded by the man who designed Paris' Eiffel Tower. It is one of three main railway stations in the Hungarian capital.
In the heart of Croatia
Zagreb Glavni Kolodvor, is Croatian for Zagreb main station, in case you were wondering. It is the largest station in the Croatian capital and opened in 1892.