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6 New European Train and Rail Journeys to try in 2021

Forget planes and cars, 2021 is all about exploring Europe by train…

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Review: First Class from Berlin to Baden-Baden on Deutsche Bahn’s Ice Service

Benedict Holland travelled through Germany on a leisurely train journey to discover Brunswick, Fulda and Baden-Baden A train journey with Deutsche Bahn’s ICE service is always a pleasure, especially if you go first class from Germany’s capital to the lesser known beauty spots on its border to France.  The ride to Baden-Baden, which takes five […]

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Exploring Germany by Train: London to Munich

Nicole Carmichael discovers castles, cathedrals and culture on an exciting train adventure across Germany Having experienced the joys of Eurostar’s direct routes from London to France and Belgium, my husband Jonathan and I decided to venture further with a whistle-stop trip to some of Germany’s most beautiful cities. We even managed to cram in a […]

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Station Guides

A Guide to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof Station

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof Station (Hamburg Hbf) is the main railway station in Germany’s port city of Hamburg and is the second busiest railway station in Europe after Paris’ Gare du Nord. The station was built in 1906 to replace four separate terminal stations in the city and today serves an average of 555,000 passengers a day. […]

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Northern Europe

The Hollentalbahn Railway – Germany

The Hollentalbahn translates into ‘Hell Valley Railway’ in English but don’t let this put you off. This fantastic railway is one of the best ways of travelling through Germany’s picturesque Black Forest and seeing some of the most dramatic scenery in the country. On a 66-mile route, you will travel between the historic towns of […]

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Northern Europe

Mainz to Cologne by Train – Germany

The Rhine Valley is known the world over as one of Germany’s most scenic regions. So travelling by rail along this iconic river is a must-do when you find yourself next in Germany. The most scenic stretch of the river lies between the cities of Mainz and Cologne and it’s an easy journey in each […]

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Northern Europe

Harz Railway – Germany

Arguably the greatest steam railway in the world, the Harz Railway, with three interconnecting lines, travels for 86 miles, stopping at 48 stations through the fairytale villages of Germany’s famous Harz mountains. This is Europe’s longest railway network and while other steam trains are now run for tourists only, this line serves the locals too. […]

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Northern Europe

Drachenfels Railway – Germany

The Drachenfels Railway is a popular rack railway line in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. The line runs from Konigswinter to the summit of the Drachenfels (Dragon) mountain at an altitude of 948 ft. The journey takes visitors to the top of the Drachenfels Mountain and past the Schloss Drachenburg Villa, which is said to have inspired the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. The […]