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InfoRailMap

Discover your Europe
The European RailPass Planning Tool













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InfoRailMap 2022

Every year InfoRailMap Atlas and complementary website is updated

Brand New Updated Edition for 2022 is now available for purchase from Amazon book store as full colour quality A4 letter printed book or eBook print replica version


























InfoRailMap

Deciding where to travel in Europe is a really hard decision as you are completely spoilt for choice.
InfoRailMap is a completely unique icon and info illustrated European Railway Network Atlas designed specifically for Interrail and Eurail global pass holders.
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.

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InfoRailMap enables you to quickly plot and plan your routes with big A4 letter size quality full colour spreads. Page numbers feature at top and bottom of every page plus previous/following Atlas pages to aid in planning navigation.

Atlas full page spreads

Atlas duplications enables easy navigation

InfoRailMap includes super detailed Atlas for Austrian Alpine Routes

InfoRailMap includes super detailed Atlas for Italian Alpine Routes

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Discover all the amazing tourist destinations to visit with the comprehensive A-Z Index

InfoRailMap including an easy to navigate A-Z grid index for locating all the top destinations to visit. A-Z Index is listed by Country making it super easy to focus on the top locations to visit.

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InfoRailMap is a Europe wide RailWay Atlas and enables you get the very most from traveling around Europe by train, bus and boat.

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Discover Your UNESCO Europe

InfoRailMap includes Icons for super easy identification of all the most interesting locations to explore for instance UNESCO listed sites and Castles.

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Learn more about ... UNESCO Sites, Roman artifacts and Protected Landscapes.

Bern is the Capital City of Switzerland and its entire river surrounding hill top old town is a UNESCO site. Although it is not as appealing as many old world German or Portuguese Medieval old world towns it is really special in different ways. Head the the very top of the train station complex for an excellent Tourist office for a free map.

Discover Europe

Discover Italy

Discover Germany

Discover the Netherlands

Discover Portugal

Discover Europe's major Castles

Learn more about ... Castles, Fortresses, Cittadelle and significant bridges.

For example Sforzesco Castle in Milan is a huge Medieval Renaissance fortress which is now a huge museum with art by da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Much of the exterior of the castle and inner court yards are free to explore. Museums have a fee to visit. The huge Sempione Park is dominated by Arco della Pace.

Discover Europe's major Castles

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Learn more about ... Medieval buildings, Preserved buildings with fresco artwork and Historic Old Towns and Altstadts.

A beautiful example of a medieval Old World town that is almost unchanged since the 13th century is Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic.

Český Krumlov's centre piece is its castle which has Gothic, Renaissance and baroque elements, an 11-hectare garden and an original 17th-century baroque theater. It is a truly remarkable location and a real privilege to visit and explore.

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Learn more about ... Spiritual buildings for instance Cathedrals, Churches, Mosques, Monasteries, Synagogues and Abbeys.

For example Sinagoga e Museo Ebraico di Firenze in Italy is one of Europe's oldest Synagogues. The 1882 Moorish influenced Synagogue is easily recognised for its copper cupola and stunning mosaic lined interior.

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Learn more about ... Spiritual buildings for example Saint Mark's Basilica is one of Europe's most important Spiritual buildings.

The extraordinary Roman Catholic church dates back to 1063 and includes some amazing artifacts. The site includes the Church, Art Galleries and Museum displaying  relics of Saint Mark, its patron.

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Discover Your European Heritage

Discover Historic Statues/Artwork

Discover Your European Heritage

Explore the whole European Railway Network

























Quickly navigate your way around the entire European Railway Network

InfoRailMap is an excellent planning tool especially designed to aid in regional and Global RailPass planning.
All main line railway routes are clearly identified and colour coded to make sure you know the difference between routes which incur compulsory supplements and seat reservations.

























Learn how to navigate the Atlas Legend - Railway Network

Regional trains

All local trains (RE/S-Bahn) are included within the Interrail and Eurail product.

Regional trains

Local train services in many countries are super modern. In Switzerland most have big windows and inboard information.

Regional trains

Many German and French local trains have double deckers and lots of big open space inside.

High Speed Trains

High Speed routes are separated from the regular/local railway routes as many attract additional seat reservations and compulsory supplement fees are are not included in the Interrail and Eurail product.

High Speed Trains

Quickly identify the high speed networks that link capital cities and major cities

High Speed Trains eg TGV, EuroStar, AVE enable you to get around a lot faster and many services especially in Spain, France and Italy are the only viable option to seeing the major sights in a timely fashion.

High Speed Trains

InfoRailMap Legend and connections highlights quickly identify the high speed networks that link capital cities and major cities.

Lots more info on these trains is further on ..

Scenic Routes

Explore the French, Swiss, Germany, Austrian and Italian Alpine routes

InfoRailMap includes super detailed Atlas for all the amazing Swiss branded scenic routes for example Golden Pass, UNESCO Bernina Express, Glacier Express and Centovalli Railway.

Discover Scenic Europe

Icon illustrated Atlas includes easy identification of all the stunning Swiss branded scenic routes

There are 8 named routes to choose from. Each beautiful route is different and has its major top scenic vistas. If you have to make a difficult choice the Golden Pass Route is the most easily accessible and is magnificent in every season and in every kind of climate.

The UNESCO Bernina Express route does mostly disappear in the clouds if there is low cloud formation due to its high altitude.

Discover Scenic Europe

Learn more about ... the beautiful circular Tour Del Giura in Switzerland

Learn more about all the beautiful Alpine Scenic Routes

Learn more about all the beautiful Alpine Scenic Routes

Discover UNESCO UNESCO Bernina Express

Learn more about the magical UNESCO Bernina Express route between Chur Tirano

Super detailed Atlas

Explore Austria

InfoRailMap includes super detailed Atlas detailing stunning Austrian scenic routes.

Explore Austria

Explore Southern Germany

Kreuzeck mountain is impressive back drop for beautiful scenic route between Garmisch Partenkirchen Mittenwald

Explore border between Austria and Germany

Mittenwald has two easy to access cable cars. The Kranzbergllift cable car connects with the Kranzberg Gipfel Huette observation deck offering stunning views of the beautiful mountains vistas.

Explore Northern Italy

Discover the endless opportunity of the Interrail/Eurail Pass Designed specifically for Global RailPass holders

Discover Scenic Europe

InfoRailMap includes clear and instant identification of scenic routes for the whole of the European Railway network. Making it super easy to include stunning scenery when planning your routes.

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How to Purchase

InfoRailMap was first published in 2016 and has been improved and updated every year.

The Icon Illustrated Atlas has come a long way since its first publication.

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InfoRailMap 2022

How to purchase?

Available for purchase from Amazon online book stores

Always sort by publication date for latest version of InfoRailMap

Follow the link here to Amazon.co.uk

For latest editions select the

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Paperback version

European Railway Atlas Designed for Interrail.Eurail Rail Pass is a quality 70 page colour A4 letter paperback

eBook print replica version

Print replica is an exact duplication of the Print product and is instantly available for easy download to Amazon Kindle app.



























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InfoRailMap Atlas Updates for 2022

Every year InfoRailMap Atlas and complementary website is updated

Learn more about what has been added and updated for 2022 Edition



























What is new for 2022?

Additional UNESCO listed locations

InfoRailMap Atlas is updated ever year. New for 2022 is additional UNESCO sites added. For example in Ireland the Copper Coast Geopark and in Romania the Vorenet Monastery.

What is new for 2022?

Additional Castle Icons

New for 2022 is additional Castle sites added. For example in Wales Caernarfon Castle reached by regular bus service from outside Bangor train station. In Northern Italy - Trostburg Castel is easily reached from Ponte Gardena train station.

InfoRailMap Updates 2022

Connection info for routes between Spain and Portugal

Regular Night train connections between Madrid and Lisboa have been suspended due to COVID restrictions. Alternative route is via Entroncamento - Badajoz - Puertollano. OR via connection from Porto to northern Spain.

2022 COVID Updates

COVID restrictions have altered many high speed network connections. For example TGV train stops have been suspended from the timetable between France and UK. Only direct connections for Eurostar trains between London and Paris and between Paris and Brussels in Belgium.

2022 COVID Updates Cont..

Important! Always check your train before boarding .. just in case a seat reservation is required. Interrail app lists most trains that require additional supps or seat reservations.

2022 COVID Updates Cont..

Suspended TGV routes are indicated by orange dotted line in 2022 updated InfoRailMap


What else is New for 2022?

Learn more about Norway

New detail added for scenic route between Dombas and Andalsness the famous Rauma Railway line.
NB remember to book a window seat during popular summer season as seats get booked/reserved quickly.

What else is New for 2022?

Discover Black Forest

New detail added for scenic routes in the Black Forest. Learn more about the impressive routes between Freiburg im Breisgau and Schluchsee and between Titisee and Singen.

What else is New for 2022?

Discover Baden-Württemberg

Discover Black Forest

Beautiful Scenic Routes within the Black Forest in Southern Germany. Top routes are between Freiburg and Singen.
Station stop Feldberg Barental for bus services to Feldbergturm ski lifts for short hike to famous observation tower and Bismarck Denkmal Monument. Visit www.hochschwarzwald.de for more info.


What else is New for 2022?

Discover Lake Schluchsee deep in the Black Forest

Top routes are between Titisee and Seebrugg. Station stop Schluchsee for instant access to the pretty Lake Schluchsee.

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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 Front Cover

InfoRailMap Back Cover

InfoRailMap black cover includes handy legend guide and Atlas page numbers

Back Page Atlas numbers are also included for super detailed InfoRailMap - Switzerland and Austria

Back Page Map also includes Country Names and Islands

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Country Index page

Atlas includes contents page and provides page numbers and flags for easily location of the country you want to find. Also included are super detailed InfoRailMap page numbers. NB: Page numbers are also included on the Back Page in handy map form.
The Interrail/Eurail product covers 33 European countries and InfoRailMap covers all these countries plus North Africa and Iceland.

























Atlas Country Index page, Introduction, ISBN and Imprint info

Country Index Page includes flags and page numbers for included countries

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InfoRailMap Legend

The comprehensive Legend is what makes InfoRailMap a completely unique planning tool.
Everything you need to know about the legend has been condensed into one page. For instance .. how to locate capital cities .. which train connections require additional supps and seat reservations .. which locations are UNESCO listed?
























Legend in detail

Comprehensive Atlas Legend details everything you need to navigate the icon illustrated Atlas

Quickly Identify Capital Cities

For instance In the Atlas Capital Cities are highlighted with big RED dots.

In the A-Z index Capital Cities are super easy to located as highlighted in RED bold lettering.

Europe's capital cities are awesome places to visit and explore for example Paris the Capital of France

Capital cities and all major tourist destinations for example Brussels the capital of Belgium can be easily located instantly.

Capital cities and main line railway connections are super easy to identify

For example Norway is easily reached via Germany, Denmark and Sweden with regular services between Hamburg - Koebenhavn - Goteborg - Oslo.

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Capital cities usually have ancient historical backgrounds

Top tip

Capital cities always have ample budget accommodation options and make for a great base to further investigate the rest of the country.
Capital cities also make perfect destinations for single country RailPass or Eurail regional pass. InfoRailMap enables you to quickly navigate possible awesome days trips from a base location.
For example Wien, Capital city of Austria has regular RE trains to Bratislava which is the capital of Slovakia and makes for a perfect day out. Also easy to get to is Gyor in Hungary which is just over the border.

Discover Wien Capital city of Austria

Discover the Republic of Ireland

Ireland although on the outskirts of Europe is home to increasingly popular and due to political ambition, has two awesome capital cities to explore.
Dublin is completely different to any other Capital city in Europe and has some amazing street art to admire, central St Patrick's Cathedral dates back to 1191. All the major cities in and tourist destinations are just a few hours away by train. Top of the list is Cork in Southern Ireland.

Explore history rich Belfast

Belfast the capital of Northern Ireland and just a short 2 hour journey from Dublin and a great base for exploring the natural wonders of Giants Causeway and Game of Thrones landscapes.

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Discover the major cities and transport hubs

























Discover the major cities and transport hubs

Major cities and their transport hubs are easily identified with related icons and connections. Holland has many modern new build train stations and Rotterdam is one of the most modern. NB. Most train stations have electronic barriers. Use the bar code on Interrail/Eurail Pass to activate.

Discover central Portugal

Porto is one of Europe's most impressive destinations packed with interesting historical buildings and stunning churches. Porto also boasts one of the most attractive stations on the entire network.

Discover Central France

Central French city of Dijon is a perfect location to unwind from the busy capital cities and lots of interesting buildings to explore and admire.

Discover Southern Germany

Beautiful Bavarian town of Füssen in southern Germany is a showcase of protected historical significant locations which are kept in tip top condition and are awesome places to explore. Also well worth seeking out is Lindau.

Discover Northern Italy

Coastal port of Genova is a highlight of northern Italy and perfect stop off on the route between the south of France and all routes heading to central Italy.

Discover Central Italy

Central Italy is blessed with some very beautiful locations and Lucca is well preserved wall city which includes some amazing churches, squares and park spaces. For the best full on appreciation of this remarkable location is to head left from the train station entrance and enter the city via Porta San Pietro gate which has attractive statue and big imposing gate pass through.

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Discover Your Europe

InfoRailMap clearly identifies high speed routes, scenic routes and all the regular railway network routes

European High speed train network

Most of central European capital cities are interconnected with High Speed railway network with super fast engines and quality carriages. These trains mostly run on existing track but in France, England, Austria, Italy, Spain and Germany there are dedicated railway tracks to increase the speed at which the trains can run. These dedicated tracts, with the exception of Germany and Austria are not part of the state run networks and therefore incur additional compulsory supplements and seat reservations if you wish to travel on them with an Interrail/Eurail pass.
For instance in Italy it can take 12 hours to travel between Milan and Rome using local trains. Whereas with high speed service Frecciarossa the journey is just 3.5 hours.

High speed train network

To aid in convenience, planning and navigation InfoRailMap displays compulsory supplements and seat reservations coloured connections in 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.
InfoRailMap clearly identifies the intercity high speed routes where compulsory reservations and supplements are required with bright orange lines eg TGV, THALES, EuroStar and AVE.

High speed train network is very convenient

High speed trains are very convenient and enable easy 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.

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High speed train network is very convenient

High speed trains between Faro and Lisboa Oriente require a compulsory seat reservation and can be booked in advance or on the day before boarding out of season.

Recommendation is to book in advance in busy summer season as only local train between Faro and Lagos are regional trains that do not require any additional cost.

High speed train network is very convenient


























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Learn more about mandatory supplements and compulsory seat reservations

High speed trains in Spain (AVE) and France (TGV) incur additional mandatory supplements and compulsory seat reservations that need to be booked advance. This can easily be done at major city train station or via the Interrail App.
Visit the interrail.eu app or online web page for more info.

Bright Orange highlights are clearly marked to enable instant identification of high speed routes.
High Speed trains in Spain are the only sensible way to get around this huge country.
For many routes there are no regional (RE) train alternatives.
Supplements and reservations can be easily booked at any major Spanish city train station and can be booked many months in advance.
Top Tip: Costs are same regardless of length of journey.

Italian Train Ferry between mainland and Sicily

Highlight of the Italian Railway is the ferry train between Villa san Giovani and Messina on the island of Sicily. Train divides and pushed onto the train .. the ferry makes the short journey across the sea and is pulled back to shore.
Top Tip: 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 direction of travel for the best seaside views as it is very scenic as the train hugs the coastline.

There is a night service - book bottom bunks if you can as there are no security bars on the top and middle bunks.

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Quickly identify high speed routes

High Speed trains in Sweden like in Spain offer the only viable way of intercity travel and seat reservations can be easily purchase in majority of mainland European countries.
Particularly good are German DB major station reservation booking service are able to book seats of almost every train on the entire network.

Main line routes in Eastern Europe

Many Greek and Eastern European (ie Romania and Bulgaria) mainline connections require compulsory seat reservations. All Greek IC trains between Thessaloniki and Athens require a seat reservation.
Best advice is always check Departure listings before you board any train in Eastern Europe.

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Germany's exception high speed train services are awesome

High Speed ICE and IC trains connect the whole country with some amazing routes ie Hamburg to Munch in less than 6 hours!




































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Germany's High Speed Train Network

Purple lines indicate high speed services where NO additional mandatory supplement or seat reservation is required.
German DB network is easily top of the list for RailPass awesomeness .. the entire DB network (only exception is cross boarder trains with Belgium, France, Denmark and Czech Republic) is free to travel on. This means all intercity ICE and IC trains.
Top Tip: German ICE/IC/EC high speed trains: YOU MUST CHECK the seat for reservations. Electronic display is located above the seat or for a small number of trains at the side.
IMPORTANT: It is perfectly acceptable to sit in a reserved seat .. but expect to be move when the reservation holder turns up .. you are obliged find another seat.

Sitting/standing in the corridors is common place especially at busy peak commuter times of the day ie between 8-10am and 4-6pm.

Germany is the exception for high speed train services

It is possible to reserve a seat with an Interrail Pass. Always remember to request a window seat at time of booking!.
German DB timetable info can be found here. Online timetable covers most of Europe's big city connections. There is no off-line version unfortunately you do need internet connection.
Also really useful on ICE/IC trains is free internet for limited use and access to timetable.

German ICE and IC trains are free to travel

InfoRailMap clearly identifies the intercity high speed routes where NO additional reservations and supplements are required with purple lines eg ICE, IC, RJ, and EC services between Germany and Czechia.

COVID restrictions has impacted the need to book a seat reservations and some German and Austrian trains will require a seat reservation. Always double check your train before departure.
Services do get very busy between major cities ie Frankfurt - Koln and between Berlin - Hannover during peak time travel. Always double check your seat has not been reserved.

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Europe wide Local trains

InfoRailMap includes majority of local RE, RB, REX and REGIO connections which are all included in Interrail and Eurail RailPass product




































Top Tip: S-Bahn is included in RailPass Product. But you must remember to complete your Travel diary.

Failure to complete Travel diary can mean a BIG fine! Don't get caught out.

German S-Bahn local trains

S-Bahn trains are particularly useful if you arrive and depart from German Airports as many are connected to S-Bahn network. Only exception is Nuremberg which is only connected by U-Bahn.

German S-Bahn local trains

S-Bahn trains are particularly useful if you want to discover nearby commuter towns to larger cities. Although the Interrail/Eurail product is not valid on U-bahn services the S-Bahn services usually cover inner city locations.

Local trains include RE, RB, REX, REGIO

Always double check that commuter trains and metro services between for example The Hague and Rotterdam are included. Many big city Metro service are not included although they look and feel like regular regional (RE) trains. Metro stations usually have electronic controls before boarding. This usually means they are not part of the RailPass product.

How do you know which are connections are local railway connections?

Best advice is always check the departure listings which are always present at train station and double check your train does not incur a seat reservations or additional supplement.
Interrail app is perfect for double checking where connections need additional seat reservations or mandatory supplements. Link for Interrail app is here

Many local regional town-to-town trains in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland are super modern double deckers with big doors

Top tip

Departure listings are the FIRST place to go as soon as you arrive at any destination and check out that the next train you want to catch is departing when you expect. It is always worth checking out the location of the platform number as well. For instance in Zurich there are underground platforms which take about 2-5 minutes to get to depending on how busy the station is.
Knowing where your next train departs from and familiarizing yourself with the platform and how to get there makes for a less stress when you arrive for your next connection.

Train listings are present at all train station platforms

Departure listings are usually found at the start of platforms. There is always time spare while you are waiting for your next train .. it is interesting to find out where trains have come from as well as where they are going to!

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Discover Austria's scenic routes

OBB state run local trains (RE) are always preferable to faster intercity Railjet services. Although Railjet is awesome for high speed routes between Wien and Salzburg/Graz much of the gorgeous countryside is screened off to allow faster train speed.

Railjet services only stop at the major city and bigger towns and detour around much of the windy/hilly routes which make for the stunning super scenic views. Also Railjet trains services do not have much space to move around in .. and usually the window seats are reserved in advance.
Top Tip: If you have time, especially in central and western Austria and the border with Switzerland, always opt for the local train network.

InfoRailMap clearly identify the super scenic routes that you simply can not miss.

Semmering Railway Line is Famous for lots of reasons!

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Discover Switzerland's scenic routes

Regional trains in Switzerland provide some astonishing and deeply beautiful alpine scenic routes to enjoy and admire.
Most Swiss trains are included in Interrail/Eurail product. The exceptions are the private railway branded tourist trains like the Glacier Express .. see further on for detailed explanation of this amazing train.

Depending on the train route ie Golden Pass there are usually additional compartments/carriages/seats which include additional seat reservation costs.
If you do happen to sit in the wrong carriage you will be asked to find an alternative seat.
The little Gruyere Express train is between Bulle and Montbovon which is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in Switzerland. With a perfect stop in between for the amazing Gruyere Castle and grounds.

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Gruyere Castle is easily reached from the train station .. with an attractive walk and takes about 15/20 mins and is clearly sign posted from the little station entrance.

SBB - Swiss Federal Railways

SBB operate one of the most amazing train networks in the world and perhaps most famous for their seemingly effortless punctuality.
For a RailPass holder the instant availability of super modern train services transporting you around with stunning scenery to enjoy and gorgeous medieval old towns to enchant you.

Switzerland has the worlds most impressive scenic routes

InfoRailMap super detailed Atlas pages clearly identifies all of Switzerland's most epic alpine super scenic routes .. for example the famous Glacier Express. See the the Menu option for Switzerland to learn more about all the famous Alpine routes that are featured.

The Glacier Express is an extraordinary Route

Famous route is clearly identified on InfoRailMap detailed pages. Specially built train carriages which are branded, some with the Swiss flag and some with huge domed windows so you get to experience the whole vast vistas. St. Moritz is a great place to train spot all the different trains which travel around the mountains.

Discover Scotland's stunning lochs and mountain scenery

Although not quite in the league of Alpine visas, Scotland's moody mountains are simply stunning. The weather is so changeable you can have three seasons all in one day which brings out different features of the landscapes.

No day is every the same.
No scenic journey is ever the same!

Croatian's scenic railway routes

Mainline route down to Split is one of the most sublime and interesting on the network. Journey between Zagreb and Split takes approximately 6 hours. There is also a convenient Night Train services.
Seat reservations are compulsory and can be booked months in advance at any German (DB) or Austrian (OBB) train station.

Always book in advance for summer months as Split is a very popular destination and remember to ask for a window seat at the time of booking.

Norway's scenic routes

Not to be missed is Oslo to Trondheim. Norway is famous for its fjords - inland lakes - the route begins in Oslo and passes along the shore of Lake Mjøsa to its northern tip at Lillehammer which once hosted the winter olympics in 1994.

Route then continues through the Rondane National Park and then Dovrefjell Sunndalsfjella National Park on its way to the beautiful coastal city of Trondheim.

Norway's famous Preikestolen

No visit to Norway is complete without a visit to Preikestolen - Pulpit Rock. There are regular tour bus services departing from Stavanger to Preikestolen Fjellstue Base Camp and then an uphill walk of 1.5 hours to flat topped Pulpit Rock. Visit www.preikestolenbasecamp.com for more info.

England's top scenic routes

South of England boasts many beautiful scenic routes and each have their different attractions depending on the time of year. Tree lined routes between Salisbury and Bristol are beautiful both in spring and autumn.

Greece's top scenic route

Beautiful and varied scenic route between Athens and Larissa and is best viewed from the back of the train
Seat reservation is compulsory on this route on the IC direct train. Always remember to request window seat at time of booking.

InfoRailMap clearly identifies all the super scenic private railway routes

Private railway routes for example services departing from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the route to the 'Top of Europe' are not included in RailPass offering.
The cog railway between Grindelwald and Jungfraujoch is included in the all in one Swiss Travel Pass and not to be confused with the Interrail/Eurail Swiss country specific railpass which is just covers the main Swiss railway network and excludes discounts and bus services.
Scenic routes which are privately owned and not included as part of Interrail/Eurail product are clearly identified by Green highlighted line.

Austria's Private Railway Scenic Routes

Austria has a beautiful privately owned Zillertalbahn railway line between Jenbach and Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen is Austria highest major Alpine ski resort and also a fantastic location to hike in the summer months. Tickets for the super little train can be bought from the conductor or at Jenbach train station.

Zillertalbahn private Railway is absolutely beautiful

Tickets for the little red train can be bought at Jenbach mainline platform ticket office or on the train from the conductor.

Learn more about Italian Scenic Routes

Route departing Roma to L'Aquila pass between to national parks and is very scenic. Local RE trains have windows that open making for some amazing sightseeing.

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Bus Routes

Bus connections are included where there is no train alternative ie Scandinavia. Bus services in Switzerland are included in the Swiss Travel Pass (www.sbb.ch) which is not part of the Interrail/Eurail product.




































Bus Services are included for the whole of switzerland

Learn more about Swiss Bus connections

Swiss bus services also provide access to the beautiful Leponitine Alps.

Switzerland operates an integrated transport service where bus stations connect with train stations providing a seamless journey experience.

Learn more about bus services/connections in Scandinavia

Learn more about Free bus service between Luleaa and Kemi linking northern Finland with northern Sweden.

Northern Norway, due to the size and terrain has limited railway services. InfoRailMap displays bus routes where there are no railway services.

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InfoRailMap Atlas includes popular ferry connections

Discover more about popular ferry connections across the Mediterranean Sea, English and Irish Channel, Baltic Sea and Greek Islands.





































Discover Ferry services in Scandinavia

Learn more about ferry discounts

InfoRailMap provides discount info ie 10%-50% and www.links for all the most popular ferry routes including between Spain and North Africa, Scandinavia, Baltic Sea, UK and Mainland Europe and the Greek islands including Turkey, Cyprus and Crete.

Learn about ferry services between Sweden and Finland

Global RailPass holders can get big discounts.
The fastest way for getting between Sweden and Finland (without flying) is by ferry. A grand tour of Europe is just not complete without visiting Finland and it is really easy to organise the regular daily ferry route between Stockholm and Turku.
Access to the port is easy with public transport connections at Stockholm and at Turku port it is a very pleasant 30 min walk along the estuary or regular bus ride to Turku train station.
If you want to book a night sailing there are budget options which is similar in price to a 6 berth couchette on a night train.
Daytime crossings between Turku and Stockholm is one of the scenic rich ferry crossings in Europe and you will not be disappointed.
The cost of the day time sailing is approx 10-15 Euro so well worth considering! NB remember to stock up on picnic essentials before boarding as the cost of lunch on board is expensive!

Learn about ferry services between Mainland Italy/France and Corsica and Sardinia

InfoRailMap clearly identifies the most popular ferry crossings for the whole Mediterranean Sea including Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and the Balearic Islands.

Inland lakes

Detailed InfoRailMap for Switzerland details inland lake ferry services ie beautiful Gotthard Panorama Express route includes a ferry journey.

Inland lakes

Lucern is a great base for exploring Rigi Mountain and Mount Pilatus both of which are connected by Gondola lift. Ask at Lucern Tourist office for more info and what discounts you can expect with Interrail/Eurail pass

Learn more about Greek Islands and ferry crossings between Greece and Turkey

Learn more about popular ferry routes departing from Athens for Crete and Cyprus.

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Europe's Roman, Medieval, Christian and modern heritage is encapsulated by InfoRailMap Icons which together depict the very essence of what makes Europe the most history rich continent on the planet.
There really is no comparison to many of the most magnificent UNESCO listed artifacts that make up the fabric of European culture.
Top of the list for awesome buildings is Venice and at the height of the Roman Empire c.11 the stunning Basilica was built and dedicated to St Mark (Baxelega de San Marco).
The winged lion is the symbol of the saint of Venice and is featured many times on this sumptuously adorned building.

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Venice is one of the many highlights of the European tour

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Venice is packed full of things to do and there is always something new to discover

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Location icons enables instant identification of the essence of what makes that particular location special .. ie castle, UNESCO listed site, spiritual building eg cathedral etc.
For example Czech Republic southern city of Brno is home to the completely unique and thought provoking statue of St Peter and St Paul. The statue is found just below the entrance to hill top Gothic Catholic cathedral. The cathedral rings its big bells at 11am instead of 12 noon..

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Germany is home of many of worlds most famous, biggest and interesting castles to visit and explore
Würzburg is one of the largest fortified castle structures in Europe and is perched high on a hill top with truly vast external walls. The Castle is clearly visible from train as you approach.

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England has many fantastic market towns to explore. Shrewsbury is near the border with Wales and is located in middle England and is most famous for being the birth place of Mr Charles Darwin and he has an instantly recognisable statue outside the local town library.
Shrewsbury is also famous for its preserved Tudor half-timbered houses and medieval red brick old town make this a very endearing spot to visit. There is a castle, cathedral, beautiful statues, old world charming pubs, beautiful river walks and all easily accessible from the train station.

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Zagreb Capital of Croatia is a beautiful city to explore and you are greeted by this fantastic equine statue of the first king of Croatia King Tomislav made by the famous sculptor Robert Franges Mihanovic which is adjacent to the Glavni Kolodvor Train main city train station.

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UNESCO stands for - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and buildings, districts and landscapes listed for their historical significance and are abundant throughout the whole of the European Continent.
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For example Assisi in central Italy and the birthplace of St. Francis is a 2.5 hour journey from Rome.

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UNESCO Icon includes historically significant world heritage, significant Roman Artifacts, and protected landscapes

For example Toledo in Spain which is just a short 40 min train journey from Madrid Atocha train station.

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UNESCO sites include ancient Roman artifacts for example Bath Spa in England.. UNESCO site includes open air Roman Bath within their original marble and ornate setting.

Bath Spa is also famous for its ancient Abbey and within easy reach of Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Exeter.

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UNESCO sites include ancient Roman sites for example Lyon in France

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UNESCO sites include ancient Roman structures for example Segovia Aqueduct in Spain

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UNESCO sites include ancient Roman structures for example Aosta in Northern Italy.
Roman artifacts include Arch of Augustus, impressive Praetorian Gate was the Roman city's main entrance. In the Sant Orso complex there is priory with a beautiful frescoed chapel. Much of the old Roman wall is still in tact and there there are pay to enter museums and large Roman Theatre which has an entrance fee to visit.

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Castle icon indicates cities that include awesome Castles, Forts, Bridges and Citadels.
Spain is usually associated with its beaches on the east coast .. look closer and you will find some of the largest and most magnificent castle structures in Europe and some locations just can't be missed for example Avila.




































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The medieval city of Avila set within rolling hill country northwest of Madrid. The city wall includes over 80 crenellated semicircular towers and 9 impressive gates. It really is a magnificent location to explore and since the city is enclosed by a huge wall it is impossible to get lost!

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Switzerland is famous for many castles one of the most impressive locations is Bellinzona in Southern Switzerland. The town boasts 3 medieval castles the biggest is Castelgrande with amazing views of the surrounding Old World medieval town and surrounding Alps and Montebello.

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Another amazing Swiss castle is Gruyere which is free to visit and admire and has super walled hill top citadel to explore.

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Oslo the capital city of Norway has a huge completely free to explore castle which towers over the port area and makes for a great destination for a brilliant view of the beautiful bay below.

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Oslo is also famous for its huge and completely amazing Vigeland Park full of incredible statues which is completely free to enjoy.

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Wales in United Kingdom is home of many amazing legends. Caerphilly just a short journey from the Capital city of Cardiff is an ancient castle and free to admire from the outside.

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Napoli in Italy is home to Castel Sant' Elmo an enormous 14th-century hilltop fortress structure perched high on hill and provides huge views of the coastline and port below.

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Passau in Germany is a beautiful river location with ancient Medieval Old Town, beautiful domed cathedral and free to visit castle which has impressive views of the city below.

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Passau Veste Oberhaus is almost completely free to explore .. only the inner castle has a entrance fee. There are incredible views of the city below. Best way to appreciate the city is to walk up the hill to the castle. There is also a lift .. which is signposted if you don't fancy the walk!

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Spiritual building icon indicates Cathedrals, mosques, Abbeys, Monasteries and significant churches from all dominions of spiritual heritage include catholic, protestant, muslim backgrounds.
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Salisbury Cathedral has England's tallest Cathedral Spire and displays an ancient copy of the famous Magna Carta (first book of human rights).

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Italy has many famous and stunning Cathedrals to visit - top of the list is hill top Citadel of Oriverto.

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Finnish capital of Helsinki has two beautiful Cathedrals to admire. Helsinki Cathedral dominates over the port area and can be clearly seen from afar.

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Turku is Finland's oldest documented town and has impressive sand stone build cathedral. Iconic Lutheran church was completely restored after an 1827 fire. Inside are frescoes and royal tombs and religious artifacts.

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Melk's in home to Austria's most impressive Benedictine monastery which towers over the small town with some tremendous views of the surrounding country side.

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Verona's city centre is one of Italy's finest and glorious view of Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare can be had from the hill top Castel San Pietro.

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Ancient roman city of Lyon in France is packed full to the brim of top tourist sites and stunning Cathedrals to admire.

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Milano in northern Italy is home to one of the worlds most handsome Gothic inspired Cathedrals.

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Historic Old Town icon indicates ancient medieval towns many which have been lovingly restored, preserved and kept in tip top shape and are being continually cleaned, rebuilt and improved.
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Cambridge Trinity college - Prestigious academic institution, founded by King Henry VIII in 1546 and built around a vast courtyard.

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Warsaw capital city of Poland is home to some of the most moving memorials in Europe. Almost completely destroyed by the Russians in the Second World war, Warsaw Old Town has been completely rebuilt and now makes for a fine stroll around.

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Zagreb the capital city of Croatia - Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica square. This is statue of Ban Josip Jelačić.

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Utrecht is one of Netherlands' oldest towns and has some handsome street statues.

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Brugge in Belgium is home to one of Europe's most impressive Medieval town. Brugge is a short distance from Capital Belgium and is surrounded by a canal which makes for easy exploration.

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Limberg in Germany is famous for its pretty and colourful half-timbered old town.

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Scotland is the land of legends and Aberdeen honours its most famous Robert the Bruce.

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Medieval icon indicates towns which display medieval fresco painting, method of painting water-based pigments on freshly applied plaster, usually on wall surfaces. The colours, which are made by grinding dry-powder pigments in pure water, dry and set with the plaster to become a permanent part of the wall. Fresco painting is ideal for making murals because it lends itself to a monumental style, is durable, and has a matte surface.
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Lindau in southern Bavaria and displays beautiful fresco building artwork.

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Malmö in southern Sweden has attractive 16th-century Old World colourful painted buildings.

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Cesky Krumlov is one of Europe's most magnificent medieval old world towns and easily reached by train services from both Praha and from Linz in Austria.

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Faro is south of Portugal and has a delightful medieval old town and some beautiful artwork on display with famous painted ceramics.

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Fussen is close to the border with Austria in Southern Germany and a delightfully Old World Medieval town with some amazing painted fresco buildings to admire.

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Konstanz is almost part of Switzerland .. and train stop and start here .. so if you only have a Swiss Travel Pass don't worry! It really is a beautiful location to chill out.

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Europe is surrounded by the sea except the boarder with Russia. Coastlines from the tip of Scotland to the beautiful Greek islands is varied and is the stuff of legends! The United Kingdom is perhaps the most loved and varied of all the coastlines in Europe and particular favourites is the impressive South coast Chesil Beach and little Isle of Wight are very popular.
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Make your way to hill top Cenotaph on the Ilse of Portland for this amazing view of the Chisel Beach - Steep shingle stone beach it stretches a whole 18 miles.

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A few miles along the coast is wonderful Isle of Wight which is easily accessed by regular ferry services from Portsmouth. From the Ferry port there is little single line train which takes you to the beach resort at Shanklin. There is bit of a walk .. 20 mins to the beach and coast is absolutely beautiful and on a bright sunny day in the summer you are fooled into thinking you are somewhere almost exotic!

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Isle of Wight single train line is between Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin. The little re-purposed London Underground Tube Train bounces up and down and speeds along at a frightening pace! Tickets can be purchased from the conductor and the whole line is super scenic. Best time of year to visit is definitely during spring and summer for the best weather.

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Scotland has extraordinary coastline to enjoy, unfortunately not much is accessible by regular train services except on the East Coast. The northern most town of Thurso is easily reached from Inverness and there is empty beach as far as the eye can see! Due to the natural bay it is popular with surfers.

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Beach in Italy is a different experience to much of the rest of Europe and most beach across the whole of Italy is privately owned and rented out by the hour or day .. this is a bit of a culture shock for non Italian visitors.

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Popular coastal cities in Eastern Spain have easy access to beach and some beaches you need to pay .. but in general much is still free to roam.

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The Netherlands has endless super clean beach and makes for a super day out. Top of the list for a long beach walk is to take the train to Zandvoort aan Zee from Amsterdam. Then head left along the free to roam beach for a 8km walk to Den Haag beach resort which has famous De Pier, cantilevered wheel and bungee jump. There is a regular tram back to The Hague just beyond the sea front..

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Ireland also has some superior coastline to admire and a short distance from Dublin (and within the City Transport Zone) is popular seaside resort of Bray which has a lovely train station to admire right on the beach.

North of Dublin is Howth which is a little island and just perfect for a day out from the busy Capital city of Dublin.

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Portugal has beautiful beaches and a short distance from Lisboa is the coastal resort of Cascais which has a castle and Old World town to explore and perfect day out from Lisboa.

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This building is in Chartes just a short distance from Paris and famous for its modern art and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Chartres.

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Discover Central Norway

Top designation in Central Norway is the Flam scenic train and the bus route to the vast and hugely impressive UNESCO listed fijords of Preikstolen. Flam railway is one of Norway's most dramatic scenic routes and is a private railway and does attract a discount for global and Norway in-date RailPass

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Esbjerg - Denmark: Completely free to visit art installation Men by the Sea. Easily reached by local bus from the Esbjerg Station or a 2km walk.

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Goteborg is a top destination on the coast of Sweden and has some fine street monuments.

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Discover Northern Portugal

Although Portugal is not very easily accessible by super frequent rail services from Spain it is however easily reached by budget airline connections from all over Europe. Top locations of Lisboa, Sintra, Evora, Porto and Viana do Castelo.

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Lisboa - Capital of Portugal

Capital city Lisboa is famous for its amazing metro artwork and impressive street installations. No metro stop is the same and some are super impressive with huge art installations to admire and taking the metro is like going for a walk about in an expensive and impressive modern art gallery.

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Impressive Arco da Rua Augusta is a remarkable building with a striking clock on the north aspect and for a small sum there is access to the viewing platform at the top which provides amazing views of the port, cathedral and castle just head for the arch. Its history dates back to the commemoration of the rebuilding of the after the devastating 1755 earthquake.

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Lisboa is tourist paradise with plenty to do and exceptional transport system making it super easy to be a tourist.

Top way to see the city is via the little yellow trams. Beware though they do get super busy and you sometimes have to join a long queue to get a space.

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There is a huge amount to see and experience in Lisboa. Top destination is along the coast and metro stop and local RE train heading to Cascais is Belem for Belém Tower, Belem Lighthouse, Jerónimos Monastery and Padrão dos Descobrimentos impressive art installation.

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Sintra is an hour on regular train route from Lisboa Oriente, Braco de Prata or Lisboa Roma-Areeiro. Most services stop at Braco de Prata but there are connections both towards Sintra and Lisboa every 20 mins or so.

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Sintra Train Station Booking Office is rather special with attractive painted murals.

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Sintra has something for everyone .. castles, street artwork, easy to navigate hills for a good walk with amazing's views. There is a lot to experience and explore so first stop is the excellent tourist office in the little town which is clearly signposted.

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Little town of Sintra is a charming 20 minute walk (the long and windy way) from the historic train station. Head to the end of the platform for electronic turn styles for quick entry. The ticket office is half way down the platform and is also only accessed by electronic turn style for exit.

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Castelo dos Mouros - Paths offering panoramic views encircle this cliff-top Moorish castle, built in the 10th century.

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The walled city is surrounded by impressive medieval stone ramparts which surround the impressive Palais des Papes.

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Ancient Greek built port of Marseille is super fun to explore. Regular ferries depart for Mediterranean Islands of Corsica and Sardinia and North Africa.

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Italy is contained in three double spreads with duplications to aid in easy route planning

Northern Italy is also included in the super detailed Atlas Pages

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Genova

Genova is often a missed destination when visiting Italy as it is located conveniently for getting to the South of France .. but if you are doing the Milano - Roma route or the Venice - Roma route then it is a little bit out of the way. Do not make the mistake of not visiting this amazing city.

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Genova is steeped in ancient history. What makes it perfect for a visitor is the amazing tourist information which is everywhere .. big map boards .. easy to read directions so you don't miss out on anything.

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Genova is like no other city in Europe and its buildings are similar .. sort of .. to Venice in their height but without obviously the canals in between. Expect to get super lost .. much like Venice .. but not for long as you will soon start going round in circles and remember your routes. Genova has Royal Palaces, packed churches, big marina and is budget friendly. Top of the list for places to seek out is Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo Romanesque cathedral with a frescoed interior and unique holy relics.

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Genova is also home and birth place of Christopher Columbus and his childhood home has been reconstructed and near to Porta Soprana which is prominent landmark. Mr Columbus is featured all over the city and this famous statue is outside the mainline Genova Piazza Principe train station as you exit for the city.

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Larrisa train station services trains to Peloponnese and Patras

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Athens ancient olympic stadium - Panathenaic Stadium - can be admired completely for free from the gate. Small fee to actually enter through the gate and explore. There are some fine views of the Acropolis from the top level rows.

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Athens new build Olympic Park is well worth visiting on a bright sunny day for the amazing shadows created by the vast structure and completely free to explore. Stadium is opposite Metro stop Irene Line M1 towards Kifissia

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Ancient Athens is one of Europe's most enduring and fascinating capital cities

Discover Athens amazing each to reach beach

Athens has a huge expanse of completely free to enjoy beach easily reached by air conditioned metro services from central Athens.

Discover Athens to Thessaloniki scenic route

Journey between Athens and Thessaloniki is one of Europe's most interesting scenic routes - always ask for window seat options at time of booking compulsory seat reservation. This must be booked in advance or the ticket inspector will give you a fine!

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Thessaloniki - great choice for stop off between Athens and Sofija. Top sites to visit is the UNESCO White Tower.

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Sofija is a special city with lots to see and experience. Top destinations to seek out are Plovdiv, Bansko and Dobrinishte located in the Musala National Park.

The scenic journey between Sofija and Burgas on the Black Sea coast passes along the Valley of the Roses which is simply wonderful!

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Sofija has a Roman and Ottoman influenced past and there are some interesting artifacts to explore and enjoy. Church St. George Rotunda is Sofija's oldest Christian inspired Church and dates to the 4th Century with cylindrical and frescoed painted dome.

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Sofija's patron saint presides of a busy junction. Top locations to find are National Palace of Culture, the enormous Saint Alexander Nevsky Patriarch's Cathedral and Roman wall (old wall).

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Sofija has many interesting road bridges this is Lions' Bridge the circular 19th-century stone bridge used by trams & pedestrians and guarded by 4 lion statues.

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Sofija metro is unique and connects much of the city from station to central area. All the metro stations are a bit weird!

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Switzerland's railway network is the envy of the world and magical scenery to match! Although the actual Country space of Switzerland is small in comparison to its neighbours of France, Germany and Italy it makes up for it in diversity. Switzerland is split into cantons and each has its own identity, language and different train RE local rolling stock.

Three different countries in one!

It is possible to start in Geneve which is French speaking .. pass along the southern aspect down to Bellinzona which is Italian speaking and then north to Schaffhausen which is German speaking .. all in the space of one day .. three almost different countries.

This makes Switzerland very special and its effortless railway system with its assortment of super modern double deckers to old world age worn carriages that have windows that open.

What else makes Switzerland different?

Another distinct difference to anywhere else in Europe is the ubiquitous availability of printed timetable and quality tourist information related to the train network. Tourist info boards are abundant at every train station which are always a good point of reference at the start of any new destination exploration.

Switzerland operates an integrated transport system which means bus service are linked to railway timetables so services are always ready and waiting after your train departure. Bus stations are usually located right next door to the train station.

Super detailed InfoRailMap includes major mountains names and elevation in meters height .. lakes .. rivers .. national parks .. everything you need to properly understand exactly what is on offer via this amazing railway and integrated transport network.

Super detailed InfoRailMap For Switzerland includes border countries of Germany, France, Italy and Austria.

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Learn more about getting around Switzerland

If you need a train station which has everything that you need then head to Zürich HB Train Station. The vast shopping centre is underground and there are multiple levels containing everything you could possibly need including showers, toilets, 24/7 lockers, chemists, book shops, patisseries, candy stores, magazine shops, supermarkets and even more train platforms.
The ground/street level departure platforms has a must-visit Train Information/Ticket Office where you can pick up quality printed material covering the whole integrated transport system. In fact most major stations have free quality printed material including timetables, maps and tourist info available so always worth checking out while you wait for your next train.

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Super detailed InfoRailMap Atlas pages includes extra highlights for all the purpose built super scenic railways lines

Discover Switzerland's famous UNESCO heritage railway

UNESCO Bernina Express shares part of the same route as the Glacier Express and starts is journey at Chur and passes through Fillsur to Bever. There is a detour either via Pontresina or via St. Moritz.

The Piz Bernina mountains range is easily the most enthralling of all the Swiss alpine routes and try and find a window that opens for even more enjoyment. Train winds its way down the valley to Tirano which make for breathtaking valley views .. it really is very awesome!
The route goes directly between the Piz Bernina Ospizio and Piz Hospiz mountain range hence the name.
The route can be extended by the Bernina bus along the northern Italian border and back into Switzerland where the final stop is Lugano.

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Bernina Express route passes through 55 tunnels and over 196 bridges between Chur and Tirano

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Train track travels along the shore of crystal clear Lake Bianco

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Always check to see if there is a carriage where the windows open for big majestic views of the approaching valleys. The route really is breathtaking at some points.

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Bernina Express is a whole different experience in mid winter! Be prepared for the wind and cold!

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Bernina Express route is still well worth doing even when there is low cloud. The big mountain vistas do disappear .. but instead there is snow!

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn Express

The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn Express train is a regular/local RE services which run between Visp and Zermatt. The route heads up the mountain to the famous Zermatt ski resort with onward connections to the Matterhorn viewing platform and ski resort.

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn Express is included in Interrail/Eurail product. Train has interesting route info in the train carriages which is useful if you do not know the area.

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn Express train makes it way up the hill a lot slower than the downward journey! Which makes super slow scenic journey which follows the little stream up the mountains which is very attractive especially on a bright blue sunny day!

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Little town of Zermatt really just runs to one main road and has expensive ski equipment shops and there are supermarkets and bakeries etc. It is a perfect location for hiking in the summer months.
Directly opposite the train station entrance is the ski lift to the Matterhorn. Beware the cost of getting to the Matterhorn viewing platform is super expensive. If you decide that this is what you want to do you might be better off with purchase of the   Swiss Travel Pass  which includes this journey.
Zermatt is also the start/end station for the amazing Glacier Express Train.

Discover Famous Glacier Express Route

Glacier Express route is between Zermatt and St Moritz

Super modern branded carriages are not included as part of Interrail/Eurail .. but the almost 90% of the route can be done by regular RE trains at no extra cost.

Discover The Glacier Express

The dictionary definition for glacier is "an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly, either descending from high mountains, as in valley glaciers, or moving outward from centre's of accumulation, as in continental glaciers".
The Impressive Glacier Express route travels along the valley at the base of the vast Trugberg Mountain range which has an elevation of 3,933 metres.

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Glacier Express travels over 291 bridges and passes through 91 tunnels

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Glacier Express is definitely a route to do in both directions - once is just not enough!

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St Moritz train station has a little room dedicated to the Glacier Express

There some really interesting photos of the original Glacier Express built in 1930's and the men that built this amazing feat of engineering.
For more Glacier Express train info visit:
www.glacierexpress.ch/en

Discover Switzerland's sublime and beautiful Golden Pass route

Full route (Swiss Travel Pass - branded carriages) is between Luzern and Geneve. These services include super modern dedicated carriages with restaurant facilities and much more. Services depart in each direction daily and do get booked up in advance in peak tourist seasons ie summer holidays and Christmas.
The actual Golden Pass is between Zweisimmen and Montreux and is free to travel on regular RE trains which are super fun old world worn and ancient carriages where most of the windows open which is just fantastic.

The Beautiful Golden Pass Route

The Golden Pass alpine visas will be in your memory for ever! This is no exaggeration .. if you are lucky and get a good weather the scenery really is simply stunning.

The Beautiful Golden Pass Route

Departing from Montreux the RE route heads to Zweisimmen via Gstaad

Route passes through Gruyères National Park - Chateau-d' Oex is perfect stop for a walk about

The Beautiful Golden Pass Route

Golden Pass route has some breathtaking vistas to admire including rolling hills, forests, typical swiss chalets and huge mountain landscapes

The Beautiful Golden Pass Route

Golden Pass route is gorgeous no matter what time of the year

The Beautiful Golden Pass Route

Golden Pass route is between central Switzerland and Lake Geneve and as the train approaches Montreux the lake and French Alps in the background are in clear view. It really is very beautiful.

The Beautiful Golden Pass Route

Golden Pass route - interior of RE carriages which form part of the same train as branded carriages are completely free to travel on with an Interrail Global pass
For more info visit www.goldenpassline.ch

William Tell Express:

Route: Luzern - Lake Luzerne - Fluelen - St Gotthard - Bellinzona - Lugano

Departing from UNESCO listed Luzern the route follows the coastline of Lake Lucern on a vintage paddle steamer and passes through one the deepest inland lakes in Switzerland and past the famous Rigi mountain.
The route then heads to the south eastern shore to little town of Fluelen, just a short walk and the amazing fully curved dome windowed panoramic train speeds you south along the original alpine route between Erstfeld and Goschenen. This route has been morphed for high speed routes into the 'New ' Gotthard tunnel.
From Goschenen the train disappears through the 'old' Gotthard Tunnel to Airolo and then the amazing alpine railway circles around the mountains to reach the top with the mighty Cima Dell Uomo mountains to Bellinzona and then down hill all they way to the last station stop which is Lugano.

How to get to the Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch

Route: Interlaken Ost - Wilderswil - Zweilütschinen - Lütschental - Burglauenen - Schwendi bei Grindelwald - Grindelwald

The Bernese Alps in central Switzerland is home to the Jungfraujoch and is the second highest mountains in Europe
The route begins its journey from Interlaken Ost and there are two alternative ways to reach the Jungfraujoch viewing platform. Journey is not included interrail or Eurail RailPass but is included in the Swiss Travel Pass.
Unfortunately the final leg of the trip to the amazing viewing platform .. the top of the Jungfrauhoch is super .. super expensive .. so almost as good is the budget option which is to just pay the cost to get to Grindelwald and enjoy the view from afar!

Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch

The journey to the mighty Jungfrau - Top of Europe has some little hut stops and all have tourist info about where you are and what to look out for especially useful if you are intending on hiking in the area.

Learn more about Swiss trains

Swiss trains are varied and always super clean, punctual and simply awesome!
Top Tip: Try and avoid peak commuter routes between the major cities between 8am-9am and in the evening between 4pm and 6pm. Services get really busy and you will struggle to find a seat. Time your day so you are sight seeing during these peak travel times and save yourself a whole load of unnecessary hassle and crowds. Zurich and Bern train stations are particularly busy at these time of the day and best avoided if you can.

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Bern - Capital city

Capital city of Switzerland - Bern - is not like any other Swiss city. Bern gleams on a bright sunny day and really is best visited in the summer months. Visit during winter it can be a harsh cold experience! First place to head to is the super stocked tourist office on the top floor of the Train Station complex. Just keep heading up the escalators to the very top. Bern was the easiest city in Switzerland to protect due to is vantage point on almost an island and the Old Town area is perched on a hill and surrounded by the river Aare. Basically the town consists of one very long road with little similar roads running parallel which are just as interesting as the main road (Kramgasse) to explore and is UNESCO listed.

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Bern's famous old town clock, Zytglogge, is not the first big stately clock you pass if you are walking or on the tram from the train station .. so don't mistake them. The first clock you pass, the Käfigturm which was built in the 17th Century has the trams running through .. keep walking and you meet the daddy of all Swiss town clocks the impressive Zytglogge which was built a century earlier! (photograph above)

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Bern is packed full of things to do and see including some interesting building artwork. Top thing to do is make your way to the river Aare and walk in either direction around the river bend and then find a vertical set of steps to climb up to get back to the main part of the town.
Bern Old town has many windy little pathways between the river and the main roads located at the top of the hill which are simply lovely and really give you a taste of what it might be like to actually live here and you will be glad you experienced this part of the Old Town.

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Top places to find are Einsteinhaus which is the 1900's rented second-floor flat of the most famous of all Bern's recent inhabitants Albert Einstein. The flat is now a museum and can be explored for a small sum which is quite fun. At the top/begriming of the Kramgasse Road is the famous Zytglogge colourful painted mechanical clock tower and astrolabe. Very nearby is the beautiful Cathedral of Bern which is free to explore.

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Bern Cathedral is just around the corner from Einstein's haus. Interior of the Cathedral is free to explore.

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Bern Old Town has some interesting signage and colourful painted buildings. There is street chess board which attracts a bit of a crowd no matter the season!

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Bern Town Hall and Swiss Government buildings are rather attractive with interesting statues and big gardens to explore. Plus some amazing views of the hill beyond.

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Zurich

Zurich is Switzerland's financial hub and busiest train station and at peak commuter times is super busy. Zurich is a big city and the Old Town stretches across both sides of the river estuary. If you are staying in the city, and like all major Swiss cities, free transport pass is provided at check-in which is really useful .. especially for a town as big as Zurich.

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Zurich HB Main Station concourse has huge blue departure board detailing imminent departures both by mainline railway and the super efficient S-Bahn.

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Head down any of the escalators from the main departure hall and you enter into a deeply psychedelic experience of vibrant colours .. everything you could possibly imagine is here. Best time to visit is late in evening when the crowds have disappeared.

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Zurich HB train station building is rather nice. Front door which faces the main shopping street is even more interesting with statues etc. Head for the back entrance (as in this photograph) and then Bahnhofbrücke bridge for quicker way to the Old Town, Coop Supermarket and trams for Eastern/uphill part of the town which is home to the University and Zoo.

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Head away from the Old Town and exit the big open side entrance at the train station and there is a huge green space along the river bank which is perfect spot if you need to wait for your next train. Walk to the end of the park area and there is fantastic view of the fast flowing river.

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Zurich Old Town is based around the estuary and has nice bridges providing super views of the buildings and walkways. There is a lot to do in Zurich so best advice is head to the very excellent Tourist Office in the big Hall located in the Train Station building (follow the signposts) and pick up some free info.

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St Peter's church tall tower dominates the western part of the town.

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The Iconic Grossmuster is well worth exploring inside and this part of the town is super interesting too. The Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne, whose horse fell to its knees over the tombs of Felix and Regula, Zürich's patron saints. Recent archaeological evidence confirms the presence of a Roman burial ground at the site.

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Head behind the central Zurich HB for the Park Platzspitz for great green space full of statues and nice river views. Also well worth seeking out is Swiss National Museum and Landesmuseum Zürich Auditorium.

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Basel

Basel is located in the north of Switzerland is borders with France and Germany. For trains heading to Mulhouse and connections for Strasbourg in France follow the signposts for the border. The impressive train station is one of the nicest in Switzerland with big paintings and original wooden fixtures.

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Basel is famous for its Fine Art Galleries and top of the list is Kunst Museum.

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Basel has a huge history as you will discover once you start exploring .. the city is divided by fast flowing River Rhine which is the natural border between France and Germany. With the advent of the railway network and road haulage the river has reduced prominence! But you can imagine just how busy it must have been .. the big tall buildings that line the river are awesome!

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Basel used to be a walled city and the Spalentor Gate has been restored and is a rather fine building! The beautiful stone changes colour and is at its best at sunset. It really is rather amazing! This part of the Old Town is perfect for an evening stroll in the summer.

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Basel Spalentor is free to explore .. albeit a single little building! But definitely well worth seeking out.

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Basel is super interesting and with a huge amount to do and see .. there is art everywhere!

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Basel is famous for its painted Town Tall and it really is simply astonishing .. best views are on a bright sunny day when the tiled roof red bricks just come alive. From Basel SBB train station take Tram 8 (pink line) to Marktplatz.

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Schaffhausen

Northern Swiss town of Schaffhausen is one of Switzerland's top destinations. Tourist information is abundant and you do not need a guide book or Google maps to find your way around! Instead there are well placed info/map boards so all you actually need to do is just follow the boards around the gorgeous little riverside town.
There are impressive baroque buildings with big bay windows, high windowed roofs and beautifully decorated facades. Perched on a hill in the centre of the town is the 6th-century Munot Fortress which is completely free to explore.. it is a bit of a hike up the many .. many stone stairs. Once at the top you are rewarded with a super view of the pretty town below.
Easy to find because of its high Gothic steeples is the church of St. Johann which is famous for its acoustics. The little town also boasts a Benedictine monastery which includes a Roman cathedral.

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Zug

Pretty little town of Zug is a delightful lakeside location with an impressive town hall clock, medieval wooden buildings and decorated facades. The Old Town is a 10 min walk from the train station and there are fantastic views of lake Zugersee and snow capped mountains beyond.

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Zug is a perfect spot for lunch at one of the open air restaurants on the lake shore and then a stroll along the tree lined promenade.

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Zug is has a pretty Old Town area which painted buildings and big beer houses. This building is Althus Restaurant and is rather nice inside as well .. there are a row of restaurants here in the summer months they spill out with seats and tables in the lake promenade.

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Luzern/Lucerne

The famous and UNESCO listed ancient Old World Medieval town of Luzern is well worth at least a day exploring. The centre of the town just a few mins from the lake shore .. and as you make your way out of the super modern train station you are greeted this handsome statue on the city arch. Walk through the arch and you soon arrive at the jetty area for ferry rides across this beautiful lake.

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Walk through the arch and you soon arrive at the jetty area for ferry rides across this beautiful lake. Lucerne is also the start of the William Tell Express which includes a paddle boat trip with outstanding views of the surrounding mountains as it head southwards. If you can find this big tourist info board then you are at the William Tell Boat Stop.

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The famous wooden Kapellbrücke bridge connects the old town across river estuary link to the bigger lake. Also well worth seeking out is the wooden Spreuer Bridge .. just walk another 10 mins or so, which displays some beautiful artwork further north which is the main bridge over the river Reuss it really is remarkable.

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Its colourful Altstadt (Old Town) is bordered on the north by 870m Museggmauer (Musegg Wall), a 14-century rampart. The covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), built in 1333, links the Altstadt to the Reuss River's right bank. Luzern also has a castle (Wachtturm) which is up a hill and also home to the famous painted clock tower, which dates back to 1535. The Old Town of Lucern really is very beautiful with amazing painted buildings kept in tip top condition and very photogenic with plenty to go wow at!

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Luzern to Interlaken - Express train

Be completely wowed by this special little train and the wonderful scenic journey. Super modern RE train service makes this regular journey.

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Interlaken Express route really is super scenic and very special .. even on a rainy glum day! There are far reaching views of Lake Brienz as the little train makes its way around the mountains.

Stopping off in any of many stops away is recommended as there is a regular hourly service between Luzern and Interlaken Ost. Route passes along the northern shores Lake Brienz and basses along the Brünig Safari and the huge 'Top of Europe' Jungfraujoch which looms in the distance and towers over Interlaken.

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Murten/Morat

Super little town of Murten/Morat is a German speaking medieval town south of the lake Murten and a bit off the beaten track and an absolute delight to explore. Little train station is serviced by S-Bahn local trains departing Lausanne, Neuchâtel and Kerzers.

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Murten/Morat castle which is now a museum has super views of the little lake below.

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Murten medieval central town really is special with some gorgeous streets to wonder around. The baroque German Church has a 15th century wooden pulpit and beautiful a stucco ceiling.

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Thun

Thun is known as 'Little Bern' .. and is almost like a miniature version of Bern and actually more attractive and easier to negotiate than the Capital city! There is a wonderful Old Town to explore, hill top turreted Castle built in the 1100's. There is lovely parks and pretty cathedral. For simply stunning views of Lake Thunersee head up hill from the train station (30 min walk max) towards the Castle and you are rewarded with very fine views of the city beneath and surrounding mountain vistas beyond.

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Lausanne

Lausanne is south of the country and on Lake Geneve and between Geneve and Montreux.

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Lausanne's Museums and Art galleries display their work on boards all over the Old Town with colour coordinated artwork which is attractive.

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Lausanne has an impressive Gothic cathedral dates back to 1,100 century. Inside you can find ornate painted portal, belfry & vibrant rose window. Cathedral is located within a hill top walled citadel and has stunning views of the lake and surrounding town. It really is a handsome place to wonder about .. although it is a bit of a climb to get there .. it is well worth the effort.

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Citadel has some handsome buildings and is actually colour coordinated with the art boards that take up the open spaces.

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Lausanne really is worth taking time to explore as you wonder about you happen upon some really unusual artistic works.

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St Gallen - UNESCO world heritage

St Gallen is special .. and is best visited on a bright sunny day for maximum impact for this blistering coloured building extravaganza!

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Haus zum Greif painted buildings are rather interesting .. and taking your time to really explore this this area is rewarded with some fine memories. The excellent Tourist Office is just here too.

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Abbey of Saint Gall has an inner court yard and there stands this chap .. larger than life! The beautiful cathedral which dates back to 18th Century during Gothic times is completely free to visit and very beautiful.

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Solothurn

Solothurn is on the route between Geneve and Zurich and is well worth stopping off to explore. The amazing Town Clock Tower can be viewed by the cafe in the square.

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Geneve

Geneve is an ancient city with a huge past. Consequent is home to the United Nations office for the EU which is rather nice to visit with all the national flags etc.
Geneve Train station has been recently modernized but the two beautiful murals still remain in the older part of the station building and worth seeking out. There is one of Switzerland and opposite is a larger European map.

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Geneve Old Town has some serious history and top art installations to admire is the statues dedicated to the Reformation .. there are lots of statues here and lots of open space so perfect for a picnic!

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Geneve is has a hill top citadel with some handsome buildings and ornate roofs to admire. Old Town Geneve is a bit of a walk from the train station .. basically you need to head towards the lake .. head right .. over the river and then up the hill. You will be rewarded with amazing cathedral dominated citadel with ancient old buildings, narrow cobbled streets and much more.

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Geneve Old Town has many ornate roofs and interesting narrow streets to admire.

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Geneve is also has an amazing little island which has handsome statues and colourful clock tower.

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Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel nestled on the northern bank of Lake Neuchâtel is the super little hill top castle to explore which was built in the 12 century. The beautiful gothic church is free to visit and well worth exploring for the statues inside which are amazing. Outside are some wonderful views of the little town and lake beyond.

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Neuchâtel has some very fine and interesting architecture which it kept in tip top condition. There is a port area which is really nice and plenty to do around the shore which makes for great spot for stretching your legs. With the town centre behind you turn right along the port area for a nice long walk along the lake shore.

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Bellinzona

Bellinzona is a seriously impressive destination located at the very southern tip of Switzerland and you feel like you are in Italy! This is a magnificent location to explore and super easy to get to from either Milano in Italy or from anywhere in Switzerland.
Bellinzona is only a short 2 hr direct journey from Milano and only 1.5 hrs from Zurich.

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Bellinzona is the capital city of southern Switzerland’s Italian speaking Ticino canton and easily a must-visit destination for a grand tour of Switzerland. The district of Bellinzona is right in between two big mountains on the west side is Cima Del Uomo (base of the beautiful Leponitine Alps) and to the east is Piz Marmontana which borders with Italy.

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Bellinzona has three main castle structures. The Castle of Bellinzona is north of the town and in complex contains further castle structures and is the UNESCO listed site. Castello di Montebello is the central structure and provides the best views of the town and all the castles and is magnificent! The southern castle is Sasso Corbaro Castle which is perched on a hill and it a good walk to get to.
All the castles are free to visit and explore and depending on the weather .. on a windy day and direction of the wind you really feel the down trust as the wind hurtles down the valley! Best time to visit is in spring time with the flower bloom but no matter what season you will not be disappointed with this remarkable town.

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Bellinzona Old Town has beautiful old world buildings and the town clock is made of marble which changes colour depending on the time of day and sun strength which is rather attractive.

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Lugano

Lugano is just a short distance from Bellinzona and on the border with Italy and is a popular lake side resort which regular ferry services which circle the lake!

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Lugano definitely feels like you are already in Italy. Heading out of the train station there is a choice of a long walk down hill .. which is rather attractive as you pass this super church and some nice views of the lake beyond ... or from the train station basement there is a funicular which makes regular trips to the town and back.

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Lugano is beautiful on a bight sunny day and the surrounding mountains almost completely disappear when there is low cloud which makes for a disappointing trip if you are here to see the interesting shaped mountains. Little ferry port has regular services around the lake and displays when the next departure is.

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Austria is a tale of three landscapes. To the west, and the border with Switzerland, are the mighty Tirol Mountains. The northeast half of the country is low lands, bordering with Germany and Czech Republic, with attractive rolling hills and dominated by the river Danube and beautiful UNESCO Wachau landscape which passes from Melk and onwards to the capital city of Wien. The southern half of the country which boarders with Slovenia and Italy is dominated by the Otztal and Gurktal Alps and vast Nockberge Biospharen UNESCO park.

OBB Austrian Railway

Austrian state railway OBB provides exceptional services from super fast Railjet services which connect major cities to the awesome IC trains with big windows that open to local RE three carriage trains that visit all the little towns not visited by the inter-city trains. Services are punctual and trains are super clean and super modern.

Austria's railway network is the passes through some of Europe's most beautiful alpine scenic routes

The round trip from Salzburg heading south to Bischofshofen - Zell am See - Kitzbuhel - Worgl - Kufstein - Rosenheim - Prien a Chiemee - Tesisendorf - Salzburg is one of the most scenic rich in the alps and a must-do route and particularly beautiful in late spring.

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Learn more about Capital City of UNESCO Wien

Good to Know: In the basement of Wien Hauptbahnhof is a big Coop supermarket and the top street level has tourist office which hands out free city maps, train ticket office and self-service ticket machines for City Transport Pass (24/48/72 hrs).
The in between levels have all manor of shops, shower facilities and luggage lockers .. just follow the signposts for what you need. The station is well connected to the tram system, local trains and U-bahn. Tram is the way to see this city unless you are in a hurry then hit the super efficient Metro.

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Capital city of Wien is one of Europe's most popular old world imperial destinations with a huge amount to do and explore from over 50 plus museums, art galleries, world famous opera houses, manicured gardens, big open parks and Europe's oldest Zoo. Wien central inner circle is serviced by tram D which connects to Wien Hauptbahnhof main train station and a super way to see the main sights if you just have a few hours to spend here.
The Time Card is the 24/48/72 hour urban transport card and is called the Vienna ticket .. don't get confused with the Vienna Visitor City Card (which includes Urban transport) which is the tourist card which has discounts for museums etc. both are easily purchased from automated service points located just under the big blue departure boards at Wien Hbf.
Wien central inner circle is serviced by Tram D which connects to Wien Hbf main train station and a super way to see the main sights if you just have a few hours to spend here. Follow the signposts for the Tram Station .. it is opposite end of the station heading away from the big blue Departure boards.

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Wien is an imperial city which means is has a huge and dominant past .. old world Vienna had administrative power across a whole swath of land covering most of central Europe which comprised of Southern Germany, Bohemia, Austria, Hungary and Northern Italy and was then referred to as the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Its dominating position on the River Danube and its connections with southern Germany and its flat and fertile surrounding lands makes for an epic history lesson. The River Danube is home to some magnificent cities!
Make your way to the inner circle and the inner sanctum of the Hofburg Palace and you are greeted with Emperor Franz I's bold statue looking down as he invites you into his fascinating world! This is a great place to start any tour of the beautiful city.

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Located just outside the inner ring is the beautiful Karlskirche 18th century Habsburg domed cathedral with a 32m platform with views of the beautiful double ornate frescoes/columns and city below. The cathedral has a water feature and surrounded with gardens which makes for a perfect spot for a picnic!

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Wien is big on statues and this is Prince Eugene and his steed .. and located just outside Neue Burg half circle 19th century palace and museum displaying Kunsthistorisches collections and fine armoury. Behind the building is beautiful park area and statue dedicated to Mozart.

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Wien Hofburg/Habsburg Palace complex is a huge affair with ornate buildings, baroque interiors and sumptuous imperial apartments. This is the very heart of the famous Museum district in down town Wien and there is more here to see and explore than you can do in a week! The inner sanctum is free to visit and admire but only from the outside .. and to venture inside to the many beautiful collections on show you do need to pay. Vienna/Wien City Card (click here) is excellent value if that is your thing which includes discounts, hop-on-hop-off tour and the urban transport network as well.

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Inside the dome is beautiful sculptures and statues and really is rather attractive! Clocks in Wien are numerous and this is clock tower just opposite the Hofburg.

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Art and statues are around every corner in Wien and many shops have beautiful ornate signage displaying the shop owners title making is super easy to find what you are looking for! Also worth finding to have a look is the Denkmal zu Ehren der Soldaten der Sowjetarmee - Memorial, constructed in 1945, commemorating Soviet soldiers killed during WWII's Vienna Offensive. If you are taking Tram D from the inner circle to the main train station then you will pass this memorial.

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Old Town Wien which is also known as the inner circle really is magnificent and is the past 20 years of renovation has now been completed - result makes this one of the most beautiful capital cities to spend time exploring.

Trains in Austria are super modern

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Austrian railway network travels through many very beautiful alpine landscapes

Top of the list for amazing scenic railway journey is between Salzburg - Worgl - Innsbruck

This super scenic routes should only be done by local REX and S1 trains to get the best views.
The Railjet fast trains do the similar route but much of the scenery is screened off to aid train speed and the trains just goes too fast to really make any kind of lasting impression.
Top locations to stop off and admire is Zell am See which is a sweet little lakeside town with impressive views.

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Zell am See is surrounded by the Schmittenh�he and Kitzsteinhorn mountains and has lifts and trails summer hiking and winter ski slopes.
Viewing platform at Gipfelwelt  3000 is easily reached from the Talstation which is located just behind the train station in the opposite direction from the lake. Zell am See has a famous Roman Church dedicated to St Hippolye which is rather attractive and centrepiece of the popular little town.

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On a bight sunny day the views are breathtaking .. and it is possible to walk around much of Lake Zeller See.

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The super scenic route between Kitzbühel - Wörgl is simply beautiful and at its best in the summer months. Remember the local trains do the super scenic routes and not Railjet super fast trains.

Austria has simply stunning tree lined mountains to admire

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Landeck Zams is great spot for hiking and mountain spotting but not much else really goes on .. most of the land is given out to farming.

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Innsbruck to Feldkirch (an onwards to Sagans in Switzerland) is one of the most dramatic in Europe for awesome mountains vistas and the mountains like they are razor sharp!

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Austria Has some super scenic castles hidden away with in the forests and built on top of hills .. which is very charming.

Austrian UNESCO heritage

Kufstein

German/Austrian Border town of Kufstein has a Medieval castle perched high on a hill and visible as you approach the station in either direction.

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Graz

Capital of lower Austria, Styria, is beautiful medieval old world city of Graz. The main city centre straddles the river Mur and has a pedestrianized centre which makes for a perfect spot of lunch at one of the many open air restaurants and cafe.

Graz is famous for its large 17th Century baroque pastel coloured buildings which are are signature of many Austrian central town.

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Salzburg

Salzburg is a very beautiful city and the gardens of the Mirabell Palace are free to visit and the best place to start any tour of the city including wonderful views of the hill top Fortress Hohensalzburg.

Mozart

Salzburg is most famous for its connections with Mozart and expect to be impressed! Mozart was born on 27 January 1756 in Salzburg at No 9 Getreidegasse. He was the seventh child of Leopold Mozart who was a musician with the Salzburg Royal Chamber Orchestra. The house is now a museum with tours detailing his early life.

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Salzburg is a fantastic city to get up and about walking with some absolutely fantastic hillside walks providing amazing views of the Fortress and city beneath .. all the many hills which surround the city are paved and easy to access.

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Salzburg is one of Europe's most elaborate cities and you will be impressed. The city is completely dominated by the Fortress Hohensalzburg .. and there is a funicular to take you to the top .. but to be honest .. it is much more fun to go on foot and you are rewarded with some super views. All the hills around this part of the town can be walked and you will happen upon the second Castle/Fortress in Salzburg which is really interesting as well!

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Salzburg castle is the centre piece of the city and breathtaking views of the city below from the viewing platforms.

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Salzburg Old Town sparkles on a bright sunny day. There is a lot to do in Salzburg and visit to the Tourist office is recommended for a free map.

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Steyr

Historic medieval old world town of Steyr located on the banks of river Salzach. Beautiful castle dominated location packed with history and colourful art worked buildings.

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Melk

Melk is located on the southern bank of River Danube and is most famous for its UNESCO 11th Century Abbey and Monastery which is perched high on a hill top. The inner courtyards are completely free to visit. But to see inside the Abbey does incur a reasonable cost and bag search.

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Melk town is just a short distance from the train station with a lovely walk up hill to the Abbey which provides some wonderful views of the countryside and town beneath.
Melk is short 1 hour RE regional train journey from Wien Hütteldorf or change trains at St. Pölten Hbf and makes a fine day out from the capital city. Wien Hütteldorf is connected to Wien Hbf by U-Bahn and S-Bahn and takes about 20 mins.

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Melk is a hill top Monastery and a is vast structure and has a number of linked super impressive courtyards. The biggest and main court yard contains free to visit Art galleries and Museum type installations all of which are free to explore. Even the gift shop located at the entrance is worth a look for the beautiful artwork and stuff available to purchase. Tickets for the Basilica can be purchased at the very last courtyard from the entrance and clearly signposted. There are also free to use toilets etc.

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Heading out of the Monastery there is a huge garden area which is delightful and free to visit and provides handsome and far reaching views of the beautiful countryside beyond. There is a cafe/restaurants in the gardens just opposite the main entrance to the Monastery.
This is a huge site and well worth spending time properly exploring as it is quite unforgettable .. the views are beautiful and form part of the UNESCO heritage Wachau cultural landscape.

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck is at a crossroads and on the main line between Salzburg and trains heading to Switzerland and between Munchen and trains heading south to Italy.

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Innsbruck old town is just a 15 min walk from the busy train station. Basically head right from the entrance and then left at the main junction and keep walking. Innsbruck is home to the impressive and Habsburg residence with the famous Golden roof which is decorated by 2,657 shiny golden tiles. Which in a clear sunny day is fabulous!

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The tall and beautifully preserved building is now a museum showcasing Innsbruck's fascinating history. The building, like many in Innsbruck is covered in amazing sculpture and artwork.

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Innsbruck is not a big city and consequence is shortage of budget accommodation. But due to its location is easily reached from either Munchen or Salzburg. The beautiful town is well worth a whole day exploring with many historic and awesome free to visit churches to explore. There are numerous open air cafe/restaurants and no matter the time of year Innsbruck never fail to impress.

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The town is located on the southern shore of the mighty fast flowing river Inn which is well worth seeking out as the water colour is interesting! Head for the Innbrücke bridge or Innsteg foot bridge for amazing river views from both directions which are very awesome. The vast Nordkette mountain looms over the city and is home to the Alpine Zoo Innsbruck. The little Hungerburgbahn funicular takes you to the Nordkette cable car/funicular. This then takes you Seegrube and last stop is Hafelekar ski resort and viewing platform.
Both funicular are privately owned and so not part of the Interrail/Eurail product. Access to the Nordkette Cable Car is north of the town area adjacent to the Hofgarten.

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Crossing the Alps
Six beautiful mountain routes to choose!

Crossing the Alps via
Brenner - Bolzano - Verona

 1  The very first railway route to central Europe was via the Brenner Pass. Intercity trains require compulsory seat reservations for the Italian part of the journey. Top Tip: Slower regular RE trains stop at all the little train stations and provide ample opportunity to stop off and admire the view and smaller towns and villages along the way. You may need to change trains at Bolzano for connections to Verona.

Brenner - Bolzano - Verona

The route passes through three national parks and the huge mountain vistas and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. Top destinations to stop and admire are Bolzano and Rovereto.

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Crossing the Alps via
Milano - Lecco - Lake Como - Colico - Tirano

 2   The most scenic rich is route which has regular departures from Milano Central station and heads towards Lecco. Route then travels along the eastern banks of Lake Como which is very beautiful and just when you have your camera ready to take a perfect snap you are in a tunnel! From the little town of Colico the route heads eastwards to the final Italian stop at Tirano at the border with Switzerland. Trains heading onwards form the beautiful Bernina Express.

Lake Como - Colico

Even if you are unable to continue to Tirano .. for example if you have a RailPass just covering Italy then Colico is a great place to catch the next train heading back down the mountains.

Colico - Tirano - St Moritz

Little town of Tirano has perfect cafe outside the train station while you wait for the next train to arrive.

Border between Italy and Switzerland: Tirano

There are two train stations - one for Italy and trains heading to Milano. The other little station is for trains traveling to Switzerland via the UNESCO Bernina Express route. The Italian/Swiss border is easy to find and clearly signposted.

Crossing the Alps via
Milano - Domodossola - Brig

 3   The quickest route to get to central Switzerland is via Domodossola - Brig - Bern which passes through the Simplton Tunnel and all high speed services require mandatory supplement and seat reservation. There are regular RE services which stop at Domodossola.

Crossing the Alps via
Torino - Modane

  4    Trains heading for Central France are via Torino and Chambery. TGV trains all require additional supps and seat reservations. There are RE trains that service just the border at Modane, but best advise is to go via Domodossola - Brig - Bern - Basel - Mulhouse for central France.

Crossing the Alps via
Milano - Lugano - Bellinzona

 5  Probably the most interesting in terms of different landscapes traveled through ie lowlands, big lake vistas and mountains is between Milano - Lugano - Bellinzona.

Crossing the Alps via
Treviso - Udine - Villach

 6   The final route is between Venice - Udine - Villach and onward either to Ljubljana or Wien. This route is super scenic and high speed trains require additional supps and seat res. Local trains stop at Tarvisio Boscoverde. There is a lot less frequency for local RE trains. The recommendation is go via Brenner pass to Innsbruck and then make your way by fast Railjet services within Austria.

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Northern Italy has some remarkable landscapes to enjoy from lakes, mountains, forest, gorges and rivers.

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Italian Alpine Routes

Awesome route passes along the Parco Naturale Monte Corno departing Bolzano heading south towards Verona.

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From Trento the route passes the huge Monte Bondone on the approach to Rovereto

The route continues past Rovereto via the Parco Naturale Regionale della Lessinia park and the huge vistas dominate the skyline.

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Bergamo

Discover stunning Bergamo just a short journey from Milano. Hill top citadel Citta Alta is accessible by an up hill stone step walk (signposted just next to the cable car payment station) or the regular cable car.

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Exploring Bergamo Citta Alta is completely free and there are beautiful churches, big awesome views of the city below and surrounding countryside.

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Brescia

Discover Brescia and the ancient Dumo Vecchio. Not much to look at outside but inside is stunning and completely free to explore. Brescia has easy to access Roman Artifacts enclosed in a huge open air museum, huge castle to explore and many fine buildings.

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Verona

Top of the list for any tour of Italy the ancient city Verona and is a wonderful place to take your time exploring with extraordinary cathedral, river walks, free to explore hill top castle and super impressive Roman Amphitheatre. Perfect stop between Venice and Milano.

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Verona Porta Nuova has a handy Die Bahn train booking office though which is really useful for maps etc!
If you are in a hurry and only have a limited time to visit Verona it takes about 30 mins to walk from the train station to the Roman Arena.

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If you have more time to spend exploring a great place to start is the Ponte di Castelvecchio Bridge which stretches across the meandering River Adige and connects with the Ponte di Castelvecchio which is now a museum.

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Verona is an ancient roman city and much of the existing walls, enclosing the city are intact and well preserved. The main gate I Portoni della Bra head in either direction to follow the walls for a rather nice step back into history.

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Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare is a highlight of the city and well worth seeking out. Its tall tower is easily visible from all the surrounding hills. The striped romanesque cathedral entrance opens to a lavish frescoed interior with artwork by Titian and dates back to September 13, 1187.

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Beautiful Pomnik Anioła statue located outside entrance to Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare.

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Verona Train Station is one of Northern Italy's busiest train stations with services heading north towards Austria, south heading to Bologna and eastwards towards Venice and westwards toward Milan.

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Venice

Venice is Italy's most popular location to visit outside of Roma. Every location benefits from a bright sunny day .. and Venice comes alive in the sunshine.

Central Doge's Palace is the centre piece of the grand Canal and leads to St. Mark's Square - ferry stop San Marco Giardinetti - Ferry #1 Ferrovia "a" from outside Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia.

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Venice is even more beautiful at sunrise and sunset. On dull days where there is cloud cover the mood of the city changes dramatically .. water in the canals turns turquoise and the buildings change colour .. it is just as wonderful .. but just a different Venice!

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Venice by Ferry is one of the highlights of any European tour. Best time of year to visit to miss the crowds is April and May.

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If you are lucy enough to spend a few days in Venice then invest in the great value Venice City Transport Pass. Although it is expensive it is worth every Euro and includes all ferry services including trips to beautiful islands of Murano and Burano.

If you are staying in Venice Mestre the pass is valid on the regular tram from Mestre city centre which is a 10 min walk from the brand new hostels that are now located in Mestre and just 5 mins walk from the Mestre train station.
Learning how to navigating the ferry system is very easy once you know how! From the Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia entrance head to the info boards located at the quay side. It is literally 2 min walk down the steps as you alight from the station entrance.

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There is also a very handy map of the major locations to look out for especially useful if you only have a short time here. Perfect little walk is to do a circle from the Station entrance .. so left over the first bridge .. the canal walkway parallel to the Station .. keep walking .. past the park and then next bridge on the right .. which is the bus/tram station location and then back to the Train station .. takes about 30 mins if you are taking your time! This is a nice little introduction to Venice!

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Once you are armed with your Venice Travel/ferry pass then get to know the ferries!

There are two main ferry stations. Directly outside Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia train station .. these are however always super busy and during peak summer months have big queues to get on the ferry which is a bit of a waste of time and very frustrating!
Alternatively .. head towards the bus station and there are alternative ferry start points here. These ferries head to the Islands of Murano, Lido etc.

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Once on a ferry .. bag a window seat or sit outside if there is room and enjoy the view! Lido is the famous island that hosts the Venice Film Festival .. out of festival season it is very quiet .. but head to the end of the long island for some sweeping views of the sea and solitude! Regular bus service for Lido is included in Venice Travel Pass.

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The Islands of Murano and Burano are a bit of an effort to get to .. but easy enough .. if you get lost .. or need directions just ask and everyone is usually very helpful and will show where you need to be.
Murano is a much bigger island and famous for its Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli which dates back to C.1188  and legendary Church of Saint Peter Martyr both of which are completely free to explore and admire.

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Murano is famous for its glass blowing and there are numerous shops selling all manor of glass ware. The island is similar to Venice but on a much smaller scale and is a very pleasant day out. To get to Burano you need to go from Murano and a little walk.

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Burano is famous for its brightly coloured buildings and super little canals and perfect location to walk around and admire the surrounding Vento and island village life. Burano is at its best on a bright sunny day where the buildings are brighter and canals sparkle .. on a dull day like these photographs it is a bit weird really!
But don't let a dull day put you off .. it is just the camera that is not able to capture the same colour scheme as the bright sunny day!

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Typical brightly coloured buildings in Burano make it a top destination to visit. Be prepared for intensity!

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Typical buildings are colour coordinated on purpose for maximum enjoyment .. and is very photogenic. Even street names have interesting font design!

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Be prepared to be impressed with this town .. the locals are remarkably friendly considering the volume of tourists who pass through. There are supermarkets perfect for a stop for lunch and fresh pizza and salad.

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Venice is easily one of the most impressive locations on the planet and no matter how many times you might visit is a different place. Again the weather makes a huge difference! But you can't see Venice in one day .. or even 10 days .. there is still more to see and explore!

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Venice by ferry is completely different to Venice on foot .. and doing a bit of both is the recommendation. The Venice Ferry Pass for one day is a great idea if you have perhaps just a couple of days to explore.

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Venice's centrepiece attraction is Plazza san Marco and is probably best found by ferry service first .. and then walk back to where ever you need to be. The Plazza is huge and dominated by the beautiful Saint Mark's Basilica which is simply exquisite and well worth exploring inside.

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Saint Mark's Basilica is sensational and well worth taking the time to properly look at .. there is so much going on that it can be a bit much all in one go .. every nook and cranny has something to admire and it really is the masterpiece of beautiful colour, shape and texture.

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Wondering around Venice is wonderful and you do happen on all sorts of beautiful buildings, canal, bridges, churches and amazing shops selling everything you can possibly think of!

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Lecco and Lake Como

Lake Como is the biggest inland lake in Northern Italy. Lecco is the beautiful lake side town on the south eastern aspect and on the route between Milano to Tirano which is the start of the beautiful Swiss UNESCO Bernina Express

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Milano

Milano has a huge history and a fine big city destination and perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of Italy.

Milano is famous for its big statement installations and huge, mostly free to explore, castle and impressive grounds. Central Dumo is extraordinary and makes Milan is one Europe's most popular locations to visit.

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Duomo di Milano is extra special and located in the huge square with plenty of space to take in the magnificence of the totality of the building. The whole structure as seen today took over 600 years to complete which in itself is an extraordinary feat of continuity by the population of Milan. Top thing to do .. just walk around it .. and take time to look at the front doors which are one of the highlights. Booking for admission is best done in advance and well worth the Euro .. remember bags are searched and size of bag matters you will be turned away with a big backpack.

Milano Centrale Train Station

Milano Centrale is a very impressive station has high speed connections to Rome Termini, Torino Porta Susa, Zurich and Venezia Santa Lucia.

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Trieste

Trieste is a truly beautiful location jam packed with interesting places to explore and things to see. Due to its location and a little bit off the beaten tourist track it is less busy than many of the other statement cities in Italy.

Trieste train station is one of the nicest pre-modern in Europe and has impressive high ceilings and interesting artwork.

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Upon leaving the train station head along the big main road and follow the huge sigh post .. where all arrows lead in the same direction!

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Trieste has a huge history and back in the day .. 1st Century Roman times was the port of choice for easy access to the Adriatic Sea and all routes heading south.

The port area is vast and now a commercial shipping port and pretty much inaccessible and developed into a modern working port.

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The old town of Trieste is based on a grid system so easy to navigate has influence from Austria and Slovenia and you could easily mistake yourself being somewhere other than Italy! There is huge amount to explore here from a hill top castle with spectacular views and some of the most impressive churches in the Region.

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Sea food is taken very seriously here and look out for the amazing fish on display at the many fish shops .. it really is worth a good look!

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Free to explore Teatro Romano di Trieste dates back to 1st century and well worth seeking out.

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A little bit of a walk from the main central town area is huge hill top Castello di San Giusto and nearby Parco della Rimembranza.

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Parco della Rimembranza has some fine statues to admire.

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Castello di San Giusto has a small entrance fee to enter but well worth every Euro. The Castle has a fine collection of swords and ancient war items and some fine views of the city beyond.

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Germany is split into distinct regions and the south of Germany is has two regions Baden-Wurttemberg which borders with Switzerland and France and to the west, Bavaria which borders with Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria.

Deutsche Bahn State Railway (Die Bahn)

Die Bahn is easily the most impressive, all inclusive, railway network in Europe and pretty much all trains are free to use with the only restriction being ICE (InterCity Express) and IC (InterCity) trains you can't sit in a seat that has been reserved. Only trains that continue past a border incur additional supps and reservation eg Belgium, France, Denmark and Poland.
Die Bahn also operate the best online international service timetable offering which is found here www.bahn.de. You can enter almost any destinations on the network and it will find a route. It is a bit patchy for Eastern Europe, Greece and Iberia.

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Super detailed InfoRailMap for Bavarian Alpine routes. Super detailed InfoRailMap includes major mountains names and elevation in meters height .. lakes .. rivers .. national parks etc.

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Bavaria

Bavaria is Germany's most popular tourist destination and includes Munchen and the beautiful southern Alpine resorts of Mittenwald

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Munchen

Munchen is a huge multicultural city packed with a lot to do and see. Top of the list is cleaned up Old Town (Marienplatz), Olympiapark, Feldherrnhalle and Maximiliansanlagen Park.

Big statement Palaces include Munich Residenz and nearby Nymphenburg Palace and Blutenburg Castle.
Tourist office has moved from its convenient station office and instead just a short walk from the station and located just one block to the left of the main entrance as you leave the station complex.
Another excellent Tourist Office is located in the old town at Marienplatz in the amazing Neues Rathaus - Town Hall. Top advice is to visit and grab a free Map and the current free info for making the best time in this huge city. There are vast parks to explore and all manor of old world beer houses to admire .. tourist info if essential for a quality city like Munchen.

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Munchen was under covers for almost 15 years as city spent time renovating all the major centre piece buildings .. and now it is complete and suddenly you spot the impressive buildings .. and beautiful stone which gleams on a sunny day.

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Munchen Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) is super impressive and makes for the top destination to start your tour here. Take the S-Bahn from the main train station which is easily accessible from the basement of the station complex. Station stop is Marienplatz.

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Munchen once upon a time was a walled city and many of the original city gates still remain.

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Munchen is famous for its Kunstareal - art district and film making and has a museum dedicated to Alfred Hitchcock. There are a total of 18 museums and art venues, 40 galleries, six universities and numerous cultural institutions.

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Fussen

Top of the list for day trips from Munchen is the Bavarian town of castle dominated Fussen.

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Füssen is most famous for its amazing UNESCO listed Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles

The little town of Fussen is very beautiful with a fee to explore castle, delightful riverside walks and medieval working Altstadt to admire.

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Fussen is picture post card stuff and is very beautiful. As you alight the train most arrivals head straight away for the nearby buses which await for direct connections for Schloss Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein and then on their return just wait for the next train back .. this is a HUGE mistake! The little town of Füssen is adorable!
Füssen has a little free to explore gothic castle (Hohe Schloss) and walking in the area around is super fun! The inner courtyard is a showcase of illusion .. and upon closer inspection .. not is all that it appears!

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Walking around Fussen is a unique experience is super fun. Because most visitors head directly to Hohenschwangau the little town of Füssen is almost empty in comparison!

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Fussen's Altstadt is fascinating to explore .. it really is very charming.

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Getting to Fussen is easy either from Ulm, Salzburg or Munchen by regional RE trains, most of which are super modern and super frequent. There is a small tourist office located in Fussen train station. Buses leave for Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle from the car park behind the station.

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Lindau

Super little island location of Lindau is a perfect day out from Stuttgart, Munchen or Augsburg.

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Lindau medieval old town is most famous for its town hall and amazing painted fresco buildings. Walking around the little island is great fun .. you can't get lost so ditch google and just amble!

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The island is based on the eastern shore of Lake Constance and has a little harbour and marina, light house and statue of a Lion. The harbour area is surrounded by open air pubs/restaurants and gets very busy in the evenings.

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Lindau old town has lots of interesting street signage and painted buildings around every corner. It really is a fabulous location.

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Passau

Not to be missed in Bavaria is the ancient Roman border town of Passau. Famous for its awesome hill top castle, old world medieval old town and beautiful cathedral.

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Passau old town is a like many German towns has undergone massive investment with reconstruction and restoration. Passau is a jewel in the crown of Bavaria and is some where you will never forget you visited! There is a free to explore castle perched high on a hill .. walking is the recommended way to go .. albeit a bit of a hike for fit people only! The views as you approach to top are breathtaking and the city below in full view.

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Passau old town is a dominated by green domed St. Stephan's Cathedral and is free to explore inside.

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Passau St. Stephan's Cathedral has this moving statue on the outside wall which is well worth seeking out to have a look.

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Passau is split in half by might river Danube and the river Inn. The Schaibling Tower is on the banks of river Inn. The Danube location is why Passau has such an display of opulence and big castle structure to defend!

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Passau castle walks are fantastic .. there is a big defence wall and walk way to the inner castle which is very attractive. The walk is a good 40 mins from bottom of the big main bridge over the river Inn .. up hill all the way .. follow the zig zag path and you meet the main defence wall structure and these amazing views of the river and city beyond.

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Once you have made it to the top .. the inner castle is huge and there are many approaching court yards to navigate before you finally reach the inner sanctum and the wooden bridge to gain entrance to the inner court yards.

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The view from the castle gardens is extra ordinary! With the Old Town in view .. it does get busy .. so if you want to miss the crowds get up early!

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Regensburg

The enormously impressive town of Regensburg is on the River Danube and what a handsome town it is!

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Regensburg is on the main line between Nürnberg and Passau. The town is most famous for its bridge - the 12th century Stone Bridge, a 310 metre long iconic old world build with 16 arches and is rather wonderful!

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The central Gothic 13th century centrepiece Cathedral has twin spires. The outside of the building is astonishing! Entry is free .. the inside .. like many German cathedrals and church's is almost completely plain in comparison with the external affront to the senses. This is kind of a German thing!

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Regensburg Town Hall has larger than life super massive fresco painting! There is an excellent tourist office which is well worth a visit for a free map so you know where to go to see all the sites.

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Regensburg is also famous for its beautiful pastel coloured streets. Which do shine and sparkle on a sunny day .. but alas this day was a bit dull! But you do definitely get a sense that the paint job is designed for the sunshine.

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Nuremberg

Further north of Munchen is the rebuilt and improved beyond recognition and gorgeous town of Nuremberg and the second largest city in Bavaria and just off the Super Detailed InfoRailMap 2022 Edition.

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Nuremberg is probably most famous in modern history for the Nuremberg trials - the military tribunals held following World War II. The trials focused on the prosecution of the leadership of Nazi Germany. The result was the base of what we now understand as European Human rights. The actual called city has been completely rebuilt and renovated and and only in the last few years has been completed. The cathedral is the right in the centre of the walled city.

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Nuremberg is an interesting city to visit. This is a statue outside the St. Klara Catholic church.

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Nuremberg has completely replicated the medieval history of the town and there are numerous painted buildings depicting its ancient history. Tourist office in the centre of the town has a walking tour which is well worth following.

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The whole inner Medieval old town is surrounded by walls and ramparts. A really interesting walk is to follow the town walls all the way around.

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Konstanz

Konstanz on the Swiss/German border and is a delightful location on the banks of Lake Constance (Bodensee).

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Ferry port is just adjacent to the train station and there are various boat jetties with destinations for the northern shores of the lake. Top destinations are Meersburg, Unteruhldingen, Island Mainau and Friedrichshafen

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Konstanz has an historic old world medieval town centre with ancient christian churches, interesting statues and beautiful art worked buildings.

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Konstanz is home to the impressive take side statue Graf Zeppelin Denkmal. Ferdinand von Zeppelinwas was born in Konstanz in 1838 and was a German Army General and later aircraft manufacturer.

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Top tip: S-Bahn local railways

S-Bahn services in Germany, Switzerland and Austria are all included in Interrail and Eurail produce. NB. You must remember to complete the travel diary otherwise you can be fined!

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Slovenia is one of Europe's smallest countries and sandwiched between Austria and Croatia. Its most popular tourist attraction, other than its beautiful low key capital city of Ljubljana is Lake Bled. Also worth exploring is medieval old world town of Maribor which is located on the route between Graz and Ljubljana. Also popular is the Adriatic port of Koper and nearby Piran which is easily reached by regular bus service from Koper. For a nice day trip from Ljubljana is little Roman town of Kamnik.

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Slovenia has many gorgeous landscapes

Top route is between Villach in Austria and Ljubljana the capital city.
This is route includes the junction for routes heading from boarder at Jesenice for Bled Jezero and onwards towards Nova Gorica for Northern Italy and Trieste and Venezia.

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Lesce Bled

Lake Bled is UNESCO listed and train station Lesce Bled has regular bus services. The options for getting to Lake Bled and the little island are limited.
Either catch the regular bus from Lesce Bled to the lake via PRA22 or PRA01 bus direction Mlino.
Or take the train from Jesenice to Bled Jezero and the lake is just a few metres walk from the station.

Lake Bled

Lake Bled really is stunning and you will be super impressed. For centuries Europeans have flocked to the shores of Lake Bled for its medicinal benefits. Emperor Henry II ruler of the Holy Roman Empire (1014-1024) built Bled Castle in 1004 when he was king of the Italy "Rex Romanorum".

Lake Bled

Route between Lesce Bled and Ljubljana is very scenic and passes along the Sava river valley and park Spominski Udin boršt.
Route between Lesce Bled and Ljubljana passes through some delightful train stations along the way. Slovenia has not been modernized or developed like much of Austria and the train stations are a nice step back into the past of wooden buildings.

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Ljubljana is capital city of Slovenia

The Old Town is a 20 min walk in a straight line directly out of the main train station. International trains stop a good 5 min walk from the main station complex. Bus station is directly outside the main entrance. Train station is rather nice with a pink marble train reservation/booking office.

Ljubljana

Little hill top castle over looks the old town and the grounds are free to visit and explore which makes for a nice after noon stroll .. there are some nice parks behind the castle. There is a restaurant inside and guided tours.
Tourist office is easy to find on the castle side of the main bridge.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana old town is very attractive. Beer is also very popular here with some old world pubs and a couple of English pubs (one which also runs a hostel) to sit and chat with whoever else is in there!

Ljubljana

There are some interesting churches and novel doors! Ljubljana Cathedral a Roman Catholic cathedral with a baroque interior includes gilded columns & ceiling frescoes.

The whole inner old town area is enclosed and surrounded by the River Ljublijanica making it an easy place to defend in the past. The river banks are busy with night live, outdoor sofas, restaurants and is delightful to wonder along at any time of the year.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana castle has the hill top clock tower which is rather nice up close and personal! Inside is a restaurant and there is a huge park area to the eastern aspect. Castle is reached either by foot .. just follow the sign posts for a stunning tree lined walk with magnificent views of the town below .. OR .. there is a funicular.
Ljubljana Train station is divided into two parts. The Ticket office and nearby Bus station is for local suburban trains only. International trains passing on their way to Zagreb, Villach and Graz via Celje and Maribor depart from the a 5 min walk heading away from the main Station building. There is an excellent bakery on the way in the car park adjacent to the railway. Head under the tracks for the appropriate platforms.

The Scenic Train to Zagreb

Heading out of Ljubljana to Zagreb is a stunning scenic journey .. for Global Pass holders .. Ljubljana is on the mainline route between Villach in Austria and Zagreb capital of Croatia. This route is one of the most interesting and scenic in the region and not to be missed.

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Route follows the River Sava pretty much all the way which has some stunning views of the tree lined valleys.

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Czech Republic is a magical country and Praha as its capital city is one of Europe's most popular locations .. not just for the gorgeous Medieval old world town and historic Castle district .. but most important it is very budget friendly and accommodation is considerably cheaper than in Germany or Austria. Top locations to head for are Ceský Krumlov and nearby České Budějovice.

Main InfoRailMap pages has connections for the northern cities of Spa town of Karlovy Vary and impressive medieval and famous beer production town of Plzen. Also well worth seeking out is castle dominated medieval town of Brno which is on the main line between Praha and Bratislava.

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Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov's is home to impressive gothic, renaissance and baroque castle with unique and impressive round bell tower.

The Train station is 2km walk all down hill from the train station to the town. Top advise is to walk to the town from the train station .. and you do get super impressive views of the castle as you approach. Regular bus service is provided between town and train station so perfect for the way back to the train station.

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Cesky Krumlov's beautiful bell tower really is super special and can be explored for a small cost .. you are rewarded with some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

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Cesky Krumlov's is almost an island as it is surrounded by the Vltava River and the castle dominates the little town. It really is a wonderful place to visit and explore.

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Train journey between Ceske Budejovice and its close neighbour Cesky Krumlov is rather nice .. rolling hills and farmland

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Ceske Budejovice

Ceske Budejovice is a must stop destination. There is a lot to like about this pristine town and a perfect day trip from Praha with regular RE train services. Old Town is just a few mins walk from the Train Station.

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The inner central town area is enclosed completely by the River Vltava, canal Mlýnské stoke and green parkland. There are narrow streets, bridges and delightful shops and bars .. it really is a charming location to stretch your legs.

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Ceske Budejovice is the largest city in Southern Bohemia. The city was founded in 1265 by King Ottokar II of Bohemia. Budějovice has long been well known for the beer brewed there since the 13th century. For a time, the town was the imperial brewery for the Holy Roman Empire.

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The centre of town is Přemysl Otakar II Square which has statue topped and pastel painted buildings, colourful façades and  baroque Samson’s Fountain.

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Take the time, if you can, to explore the whole Přemysl Otakar II Square as every corner leads somewhere interesting!

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Brno

Brno is on the route between Praha and Bratislava/Wien. There are two train stations .. and train station Brno Dolní Nádraží is for international destinations and Praha.

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There is a bit of a walk to the main sights but it only takes about 20 mins from the train station to the town and is not difficult to follow the main roads. Just head for the Castle! There is a bus .. but you do need local currency and it is more fun if you walk!

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Brno is a like no other city in Czech Republic and is big on art installations. There are statues everywhere! New .. old .. marble, bronze, super modern, very super weird and interesting!

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Brno is has a big central square and lots of roads lead to even more interesting things to discover. Tourist office is in the central town hall and clearly signposted as you make your way around the town..

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Brno has a big castle (Hrad Špilberk) to explore and surrounded by big park which is rather nice to get away from the busy streets. Castle has amazing views of the city beneath. There is a small fee to enter the main courtyard, tickets are purchased in the small building opposite the entrance, within the castle but the outside and surrounding park area is free to roam.

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Hungary has many delightful old world medieval towns to explore. Top of the list is Sopron and Gyor both of which are really easy to get to from Austria and Slovenia.
State run MAV-START hungarian railway network provides an efficient and modern RE train network. Trains heading towards Romania are old stock carriages that have defiantly seen better days. The advantage of these carriages is that you can usually open the windows which means great for picture taking! Local trains heading north to beautiful Estergom are some of the most modern in Europe which makes for a very pleasant air conditioned ride.

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Gyor - Transdanubia

Gyor town centre is just a delightful 15 min walk in a straight line from the entrance of the train station.

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Old world medieval town is super clean and beautifully preserved buildings makes this a super day out from either Wien, Bratislava or Budapest with regular RE regional train connections.
Győr train station is well worth exploring which some interesting artwork and maps in the waiting room. If you are waiting for a connecting train .. there is quite a lot to see just adjacent to the entrance if you need something to do for 20 mins.

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Gyor was an important trading stop between Wien and Budapest and located on a tributary/stream which flows into the mighty river Danube which flows between Wien and Budapest. There is a lot to like about this pristine little town centre.

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Gyor is super easy to navigate and the town centre is based on a grid system around a central square so super easy to make your way around. Gyor Basilica is an ancient church and the photograph is of the oldest part of the bygone structure and is accompanied in the square with a cast bronze statue of King Szent of Laszlo. This is a particularly interesting part of Old Town and well worth seeking out to admire the little castle and Old World buildings and the area is littered with artwork depicting the many rulers who have played their part in the history of the town.

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Gyor has many attractive buildings to admire and in the 2000-2002 the city spent a lot of money cleaning up and improving the buildings. Result is a super attractive destination to enjoy. Szechenyi Square displays this beautiful marble statue dedicated to Maria Oszlop and is Gyor's oldest public sculpture and was made in 1686 by Lipo Kollonich to mark the end of rule from the Turkish Crescent Moon. The central square is very popular and always hosting some kind of event and is the central hub of the central town.

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Sopron

Sopron is steeped in history and been a casualty of many wars between the Ottomans and the Hungarians .. Austrians and Hungarians and who ever wanted to control this prime real estate! Recent history and following the break up of the Austro-Hungarian empire and World War II it suffered bad bomb damaged not that you would every realise now.

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In 1989 a protest by East German exiles who crossed the border here marked the begriming of the fall of the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989.

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Sopron famous fire town is in the very centre of the little town area and well worth sitting down on the benches which surround the court yard and enjoying the view.
There is a tourist office on the approaching street and lots to enjoy. The city was encircled by a roman wall and a castle was here. Some of which has been developed into a museum type installation which is well worth a look around.

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Sopron town centre is a 20 min walk from the busy and colourful train station and the central old world town area is a circular road so easy to navigate.

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Siofok

Siofok is easy to get to and located on far eastern shore of Lake Balaton which is Europe's biggest inland lake.

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The lake is more long than wide so you can easily see the adjacent shore line. View is of the Benevolent Angel of Peace who presides over the lake. Siófok is a the biggest port and marina on the eastern side of the lake and has big park and nice walks.

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Little town of Siófok is the easiest port location for taking a boat around the lake and has regular RE connections with Budapest.

Discover Esztergom

Esztergom is famous for its enormous domed, neoclassical Cathedral, built from 1822 to 1856 with a crypt & ornate interior. The town of was a Royal residence of the Early Arpad and Hungarian kings until the 13th Century. Esztergom was also the birth and coronation place of the first every Hungarian king St Stephen and was the capital of Hungary until 13th Century.

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The hill top Cathedral is surrounded by some interesting art installation. This is Városalapító Statue dedicated to city founder.

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Dresden is a top destination in Eastern Germany and this statue is found at the top level platforms of train station. Step outside the train station and there is a convenient supermarket.

The historic Old Town is a brisk 20 min walk in a straight line passing through main shopping precinct before long you are there bang in the middle of the town and the big domed baroque Frauenkirche church.

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Lyon in central France is a top destination and the amazing hill top La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvi�re is adorned in awesome statues

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