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Germany: Koln Train Station. View from Platform 1.
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Discover your Europe
Brand new editions for 2020
Latest editions available to purchase from Amazon and other online book stores
InfoRailMap clearly identifies all the top tourist destinations
InfoRailMap clearly displays the whole European Railway Network
InfoRailMap has been specifically designed for planning an awesome Global (Europe wide) RailPass Interrail/Eurail adventure
.. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view while InfoRailMap.com takes you on a journey of discovery ..
.. just in case you are a first time visitor and don't know much about the Interrail/Eurail product
The Interrail/Eurail RailPass is, without exageration, a life changing experience! The RailPass enables single or multi country access to the entire European railway network including Turkey, UK and Lithuania as a single ticket .. for between 4 days to three months.
.. the only exception is High Speed (EUROSTAR, THALES, EuroCity etc), some (IC) trains that cross boarders and private scenic routes where an additional mandatory supplement and seat reservation is required.
Basically you have the freedom, flexibility and convenience to turn up at any station .. take any train (within the product) .. at any time you want .. without any restrictions ..
What you can expect ..
InfoRailMap clearly identifying the most impressive routes on the network
For example above is Visp Railway Station (Switzerland) and below is the view from the window of the La Crevasse mountains which are approx 3,808 meters high.
InfoRailMap 2020 editions include extra detailed pages for Switzerland, Austria, Southern Germany, Northern Italy and Southern Czechia.
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Europe is jam packed with beautiful cities, impressive architecture, beauiful old world preserved medieval towns and stunning landscapes
InfoRailMap 2020 includes related icons to clearly identify all the most impressive tourist destinations and landscapes.
Learn more about InfoRailMap icons by the following link here.
This statue is Rubert the Bruce which can be found in Aberdeen (Scotland)
The Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a huge concrete installation built in 1940 to mark 500 years since Henry the Navigator's death.
This is easily found opposite station stop Belem from Cais do Sodré station from down town Lisboa
What more .. can you expect?
InfoRailMap provides everything you need to plot and plan your route in an instance!
Getting to know all the different trains is important if you want to get the most from your RailPass!
Local RE, RB, REX, REGIO and similar trains are all included in RailPass product
So lets take a look at what you can expect inside substantially updated 2020 RailPass InfoRailMap .. from cover to cover
InfoRailMap is re-published every year with updates, better topography and design
Back page includes easy to access country location with page numbers, icons and Bus and Railway network legend
InfoRailMap Interior Pages
Large A4 (letter) full colour quality spreads - with many page duplications in order to facilitate easy route navigation ....
Many photographs have info tips attached .. tap on the photo to reveal.
The Icon Legend Makes InfoRailMap Completely Unique
Deciding where to travel in Europe is a really hard decision as you are completely spoilt for choice .. InfoRailMap clearly identifies where to focus your attention instantly so you know which routes to take and what locations you want to visit and explore.
InfoRailMap clearly displays the whole Railway network
InfoRailMap network legend has been carefully designed to enable you to quickly pick out the connections which suit your plans..
Meet the many amazing high speed trains which come in all manor of all shapes and sizes
The mainline railway as displayed by InfoRailMap is the European network .. high speed services often run on these tracks and many in France have dedicated TGV only tracks .. and therefore to aid in navigation InfoRailMap has coloured these connections in the Orange highlight and Purple highlight to make it very obvious which connections are extra cost to the RailPass purchase and which are clearly time saving high speed routes.
High speed trains completely take the hassle out of international travel eg cross boarder connections between France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and between France and Spain and between Germany and Poland especially where local trains have limited services.
InfoRailMap clearly identifies the intercity high speed routes where compulsory reservations and supplements are required with bright orange lines eg TGV, THALES and AVE.
As awesome as the high speed services are .. many trains have purpose built tracks (mostly in Spain and France) and in order to keep up good speed need to keep to flat track, limited winding routes and purpose built screens to limit wind friction (there are many screens like this in Austria) .. thus the result can often be quite a bland scenic experience in comparison to a local train which usually winds its way around the countryside as it makes its way to the little towns etc. So if you want to experience the scenery with big windows then chose an alternative slower local train option.
High speed trains means super fast journey times .. but limited station stops
Famous train ferry departs twice daily from Naples and arrives at Siracusa/Palermo 9++ hours later. NB. Always remember to book a window seat on the right hand side of the train in directio of travel for the best seaside views as it is very scenic as the train hugs the coastline. There is a night service too - book bottom bunks if you can as there are no security bars on the top and middle bunks
Italian High Speed trains
Italian state owned Trenitalia run the FA (Frecciarossa) red branded high speed trains and are super convenient if you do want to get about quickly for example between Milano and Roma where it is the only option.
There are other branded private trains namely Italo and Thello which are not part of the RailPass product .. you will find you way around the enormous variety of connection options just wonder around the mainline train station and you will soon see booths for alternative high speed train services.
Italo and Thello services are NOT listed on the big arrival and departure paper listings which are present at the station concorse.
is to always check every train before boarding in Italy .. some trains are obviously local ie between smaller cities but if looks newish and is an intercity always check before boarding. Some reservations are only 3 Euro and can connect you much faster than the local RE trains.
Italian supplements/seat res used to be available at the automatic ticket machines .. but sadly it was abused. Now you have to queue to book a seat reservations in advance .. early in the morning is the best time to avoid the big queues and there is no limit to purchase in advance. Reservations can also be booked in advance in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Also worth checking out is the Interrail App for booking in advance and e-tickets .. but sometimes it does go wrong .. and if you need to be somewhere .. then you need the physical ticket .. so see what suits your plans.
Discover the bedrock of the whole European railway network
InfoRailMap clearly identifies the mainline railway lines where there is usually no additional cost in terms of supplements and seat reservations.
Discover the local train network
InfoRailMap identifies only the most popular regional railway lines with the expection of detailed InfoRailMap covering Switzerland, Austria, Southern Germany, northern Italy and Southern Czechia and Western Hungary.
Local Regional Express Trains (RE/RB/REX/S) are the reason why a RailPass is so fantastic and super convenient. Turn up when you want. Board any train you want. Grab any seat you want (2nd class seats for 2nd class pass). Fill in your travel diary. Job done! Enjoy your adventure!
Local Regional Express (RE/RB) trains. All S-Bahn trains in Germany, Switzerland and Austria are also included within the RailPass product.
German Regional Day RailPass:
Germany has special regional daily railpass products which work well with a Single Country RailPass where you have limited days but want to discover a certain region for day or two, in addition to your RailPass. See Bahn.com for more info. These passes are easy to purchase on-line, from tourist offices and DB ticket offices.
German regional trains are in a class of their own .. many are multi deck trains .. this is an RB train heading to Frankfurt from Hanau.
Single deck carriages provide plenty of room and big windows to enjoy the view. Local trains sprint between the main cities in Germany a huge frequency and you never have to wait too long for another service
Discover Portugal's regional train services
Discover Hungary's Regional Train Services
Discover the Completely Amazing Swiss local train network
InfoRailMap clearly identifies the very awesome local railway services which sprint around beautiful country side and offer very modern and comfortable trains. Many trains have on board displays so you know exactly where you are etc. So always have a good look around the train before you take your seat.
Zurich is the financial capital of Switzerland and has one of the biggest stations on the entire network. Make you way to any downward ecalator for the VAST shopping city beneath the station concorse which exists on multi levels and provides services including showers, lockers and every shop imaginable. Also a must visit location is the Train Info office on the main concourse and clearly signposted. There is a huge amount of printed material on offer detailing everything you can experience on the transport system. The Zurich tourist office is just a few doors along.
Swiss local trains come in all shapes, sizes and quality
Some old world carriages with big windows that open competely are still present of many of the super scenic routes eg Golden Pass and Bernina Express. Always check out the whole train before selecting your seat. See further on the page for the section on InfoRailMap Detailed pages or select the menu option for Switzerland.
Always easy to spot is arrivals and departure boards .. trains are listed by time and it is easy to find your next connections .. top advice always check out your next connection the moment that you arrive at a new destinations
Awesome scenic routes
InfoRailMap clearly identifies all the mainline scenic routes for the entire European Railway Network
Scenic routes are marked by green highlight. In Eastern Europe always check every train you board to make sure that a seat reservation in not required. Interrail App is generally good at detailing which trains require additional supps and seat reservations.
InfoRailMap 2020 clearly identifies all the jaw dropping scenic routes
Switzerland impresive Apline routes
Switzerland has some serious scenic routes with purpose built trains and track that are private and not included as part of the Interrail or Eurail products. They are clearly marked on InfoRailMap and unfortunately are expensive. The awesome trip to the 'Top of Europe' as a budget option can be done to Grindelwald which is half way up the mountain at a small cost with tickets purchased from Interlaken Ost. The journey then gets super expensive if you go any further up the mountain.
Consider investing in the Swiss RailPass which does include reductions for 'Top of Europe' and Glacier Express dedicated train services. Best advice is to swat up on latest prices on the www.sbb.ch website for latest offers.
Discover Super Scenic Austria
Discover super scenic and historic Scotland
No matter what season or weather Scotland is one of the most diverse and scenic rich countries in Europe .. fast moving weather changes the atmostphere in minutes .. it really is phenomenal during the autumn months and well worth making a special trip just to enjoy the tree fall
Discover the very best long distance scenic routes on entire network
.. and remember if you are booking a seat reservation to make sure you ask for a window seat
RailPass InfoRailMap clearly displays the main line coastal routes - one of the most impressive is along the south of France between Nice and Genova
Discover Stunning South of England
This photograph is of the beautiful route between Roman inspired Bath Spa to the ancient and history rich town of Bradford-On-Avon. The route follows the river and a canal which makes for a very nice journey. There are lots of stops along the way where you can alight and keep walking to enjoy the country side and then rejoin the train. Bradford-on-Avon has a delightful little tourist office and lots to do in the beautiful part of England.
May to June is generally the best months to travel and perfect if you want to experience tree bloom and spring across the whole continent
Discover legendary Norway
This photograph is of one of many lakes as you pass along the fijords between Oslo and Trondheim. It is possible to do the trip there and back in one day .. just about with only a very short time in Trondheim. So best to book a night stay .. or take the night train back to Oslo. Night trains are expensive and do need to book in advance and can be done anywhere on the network ie in Germany or Austria.
InfoRailMap also includes Bus routes
Buses provide essential connection services where there are no train services. InfoRailMap includes major bus connections
Discover the bus services in Norway
Ferry services and Cruise ships
Ferry services are an important part of European culture and the most popular routes are included on InfoRailMap
Ferry services are an important part of European culture and the most popular routes are included
InfoRailMap includes the horse racing icon - always a thrilling day out no matter the weather
The Airport Icon so you know which cities have nearby (well sort of with Ryanair!) airports
InfoRailMap - ICONS - Explore the stunning scenary - the hiker Icon
Icon illustrated InfoRailMap provides instand identification of all the most impressive and historically important locations in Europe
The Legend Makes InfoRailMap Completely Unique
InfoRailMap clearly identifies all the most tourist rich, history making and absolutely jaw dropping fantastic places to vistit and to spend time exploring.
UNESCO Listed sites including Roman artifacts and protected landscapes ie national parks
Europe has the largest amount of UNESCO Listed sites in the world
Castles, forts, bridges and cittadelles
Castles provide an awesome insight into our past and most major cities in Europe has a castle!
Religious buildings - Cathedrals, Mosques, Monesteries and Abbeys
The dominance of religion on Europe can not be understimated. Some of our most previous and beautiful buildings were built to honour God and now many provide a home to some simply astonishing and fascinating antiquity.
Historic towns, old world buildings, museums and altstadt
Medieval buildings, preserved buildings ie fresco artwork
Europe is blessed with some fascinating medieval old world towns to admire .. from street art in the form of scuplture .. alternative wood build houses and big structures to admire.
Europe as a continent is completely surrounded by sea except on the eastern boarder... so check out the best beaches to chill out at!
RailPass InfoRailMap clearly identifies stunning beaches!
Holland has some stunning free beaches and plenty to do .. and it is possible to just walk along the beach and happen upon another town and reconnect to the train network .. ie The Hague to Zandvoort aan Zee .. just keep walking north
RailPass InfoRailMap clearly identifies stunning beaches!
InfoRailMap has a A-Z and grid reference making it super easy to find everywhere!
A-Z lists all the major country by country tourist locations to seek out and also displays colour coding for capital cities for easy reference. Also on the last page is a currency chart so you know which countries use the Euro.
A-Z grid referenced index includes all the very best tourist rich destinations to discover including colour coded captial cities and detailed InfoRailMap pages
Index is actually a really useful guide to discovering each country as only the major connected tourist rich locations are listed
The start of the Index also includes a handy info guide to how to use the grid and to locating listed locations in the index
Introduction to the spreads .. RailPass InfoRailMap has been specifically designed for Global Eurail and Interrail RailPasses
Spreads have been designed to follow on to enable easy navigation across major central European Countries.
Easy to navigate page numbers are positioned at the corners including colour coded follow-on pages.
InfoRailMap is a graphical artefact and basic schematic representation of the European Railway network and is not to phyiscal scale, is not always 100% accurate in terms of geographical locations due to the lack of space and does not display every station stop. Instead InfoRailMap shows all the major routes across the whole continent, the best scenic routes to focus your attention on and super clear identification fo culturally significant tourist destinations, landmarks and protected langscapes.
NB. Scandinavia, the Mediterranean Sea and the Greek
Peninsula has been substantially reduced in size to aid in page navigation!
Popular ferry crossings are included with railpass discounts and www.links displayed in red
Discover more about Switzerland
InfoRailMap includes super awesome extra detail including bus services and clear identification of amazing purpose built dedicated scenic routes
Be prepared to hold on to your seat ..
Switzerland presents the train traveller an unrivialed exploring experience
Although the majority of Swiss SBB Railway network trains are included within the Interrail and Eurail product .. there are many that are not and these special trains are privately run.
Goschenen Train Station and little two carriage train departing for Andermatt crosses one of the highest parts of the Swiss Mountains and provides connections between the North - South and East - West main line trains and a bit of a treat! The route is best done in the summer for super hiking opportunities or in winter for sking. From Andermatt the trains follow the Glacier Express route all the way to Visp. For Zermatt change trains at either Brig or Visp.
RailPass InfoRailMap extra detail speads have highlighted page numbers and easy to identify in the index and backpage quick page number reference
InfoRailMap's awesome extra detailed spreads detailing mountain ranges and lakes
Discover Bernina Express route.
Discover the sublime rolling hills of the Golden Pass route.
Discover the beautiful Glacier Express route between
Zermatt and St. Moritz
Local trains travel majority of the route but for extra special scenic lage windowed carriages and bar facilities the famous train can be easily booked in advance
InfoRailMap Detailed pages provides mountain height elevation and names .. so you can get to know the mountains as you travel by
The train passes along the ancient river bed with beautiful vistas to admire and enjoy
Discover the Gotthard - Panorama Express route.
Discove Your Super Scenic Europe
Discover more about Austria
Discover Austria in awesome extra detail including spectular mountain range and private railways
Discover Austria's stunning scenic railway routes. Pariticually wonderful is between Zell am See - Innsbruck - Feldkirch
Austrian scenic railway routes are clearly detailed
Discover Your Europe - Capital of Austria - Wien
Discover more about Northern Italy
Discover your northern Italian Alpine routes between Austria and Switzerland
Discover more about Southern Germany
Discover breathtakingly beautiful and stunning Southern Germany and beautiful Apline crossings with Austria
InfoRailMap clearly identifies all the most awesome Apline boarder routes and towns to visit
Discover more about Northern Slovenia
Discover Apline routes between Austria and Northern Slovenia
Discover more about Northern Slovenia
Discover more about Southern Czech Republic
Discover the prestine Southern Czechian medieval towns and boarder crossings with Germany, Austria and Slovakia
Discover the draw dropping medieval town of Cesky Krumlow
Easily reached by direct train from Praha
Discover Your History Rich Europe
InfoRailMap has been specifically designed to enable you to make the very most of your RailPass
Discover Your Europe
PDF's provide an easy to access mobile version of InfoRailMap in addition to the print version. However print PDF version does not include all the ferry info and InfoBox info or photo and general tips and advice.
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InfoRailMap by Country
Discover Austria - Capital city is Wien/Vienna
Discover Belgium - Capital city is Brussels
Discover Bosnia Herzegovina - Capital city is Sarajevo
Discover Bulgaria - Capital city is Sofija
Discover Croatia - Capital city is Zagreb
Discover Czechia - Capital city is Praha
Discover Denmark - Capital city is Kobenhavn
Discover England - Capital city is London
Discover Finland - Capital city is Helsinki
Discover France - Capital city is Paris
Discover Germany - Capital city is Berlin
Discover Greece - Capital city is Athens
Discover Netherlands - Capital city is Amsterdam
Discover Hungary - Capital city is Budapest
Discover Republic of Ireland - Capital city is Dublin
Discover Italy - Capital city is Roma
Discover Liechtenstein - Capital city is Liechtenstein
Discover Luxembourg - Capital city is Luxembourg
Discover Montenegro - Capital city is Podgorica
Discover Norway - Capital city is Oslo
Discover Poland - Capital city is Warsaw
Discover Portugal - Capital city is Lisboa
Discover Romania - Capital city is Bucuresti
Discover Scotland - Capital city is Edinburgh
Discover Serbia - Capital city is Beograd
Discover Slovakia - Capital city is Bratislava
Discover Slovenia - Capital city is Ljubljana
Discover Spain - Capital city is Madrid
Discover Sweden - Capital city is Stockholm
Discover Switzerland - Capital city is Bern
Discover Wales - Capital city is Cardiff
Be inspired - places to discover and explore .. use InfoRailMap as a planning tool to create an awesome adventure
Discover stunning Switzerland
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