Train travel in Germany

Summer holidays have started in Germany – and to beat the traffic, many Germans will be taking to the trains.

German Trains

Well connected

Of course no self respecting German would embark on a lengthy train journey without first grabbing a Wurst or two at the station…

German sausage

Bratwurst to go?

… and of course a bag of Prezels, just in case the buffet car is crowded….

German Prezel Stand

Stock up… you never know where your next Prezel is coming from….

… and maybe a Fleischsalat on the side.  Germany is the only country I know where you can buy “salad” which doesn’t actually contain salad.

Fleischsalat

“Meat salad” – warning, may not contain salad.

There’s plenty to see if you pick the right route.  In Köln the railway bridge is guarded by imposing statues… and of course the central station is only a few yards from the famous Kölner Dom.  (Zero out of ten for town-planning  – though if you have to change train, it’s a chance to pop out and visit one of Germany’s most impressive sights).

Railway

Guardian of the tracks

I also recommend the slow train from Köln going South which runs along the banks of the Rhine. Spectacular views of the vineyards, castles and the Loreley rocks.  Definitely worth the extra time it takes.

Before you know it, you’re abroad….

Bayerisch

Definitely a foreign language

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Train travel in Germany

  1. “Germany is the only country I know where you can buy “salad” which doesn’t actually contain salad.”
    OK, maybe I am misunderstanding you – I assume you mean “lettuce/greens” when you say ‘doesn’t actually contain salad.’? Well, in the US, there are a lot of salads available without “salad”, ie. pasta salad, egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, ham salad and if it is about “greens” there is always the good old potato salad.

  2. Mike

    My mouth is watering, next trip over the end of September…can’t wait!!

  3. Planet Germany has made me laugh out loud today, thanks! As a Brit living in Germany for the last year it is becoming more and more clear that the nation is one built on Wurst and and Brötchen!

  4. Sorry left my website incorrectly, apologies.

  5. Sine

    Haha, ein guter deutscher Wurstsalat! You know, it’s funny, I never really think I miss Germany (and the terrible weather, let’s be honest) but when I read an expat’s perspective of it, I come away longing for such things as high speed train travel and Wurstsalat and Bretzlen and bayrisch. Well put all together in one blog post!

  6. Germany has made me laugh out loud today, thanks! As a Brit living in Germany for the last year it is becoming more

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