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Berlibash – centre of Europe

Posted in Berlibash, Ukraine by folkestonejack on February 21, 2008

After a good night’s sleep our train rumbled south in the early morning gloom, heading towards the Romanian border. Our destination was Berlibash – the geographical centre of Europe.

The railway line runs across a bridge overlooking the geographic centre and it was originally planned that our train would stop here and we would take the steps down, however it seemed that these were iced over and particularly treacherous so instead we disembarked into a snowy field and made the short walk past a customs post (manned by soldiers who seemed not much older than teenagers) and down the road to the monument(s). I would have to say that the centre of Europe doesn’t have much going for it, but it was an interesting diversion!