German ICE Trains
Germany has its own hi-speed rail called ICE, which operates throughout Germany and connects it to major German cities hourly.International ICE trains also connect Germany with;
Visit the capital of Germany by highspeed rail.
Reaching speeds as high as 300 km/h (186 mph) you are certain to be able to get to your destination in no time. You will, however, want to make sure to make reservations ahead of time. Although reservations are not required for Eurorail Pass Holders for the regular ICE trains they are highly recommended, especially during peak periods.
The ICE Sprinter trains reservations are absolutely required. The ICE Sprinter trains are extremely fast trains that run between most of Germany’s major cities. The ICE Sprinter is actually geared towards business travellers and is generally more expensive. If you’re vacationing and time isn’t truly of the essence it may be worth the extra savings to utilize the standard Eurorail/ICE. The ICE trains are truly state of the art with a self-serve bistro and some of the trains have actual restaurant cars.Plugs for;
- Computer notebooks,
- and various telecommunication devices are available as are in-seat video screens.
Most of the ICE trains are all non-smoking and if you are a smoker you may have difficulty finding smoking areas. The newest generations of the ICE trains (Ice TD, Ice T and ICE 3) even offer a special lounge with panoramic views at the end of each train, giving you a one of a kind view of the marvelous landscape. If at all possible try to book at least one trip on the newer generation ICE Trains so you can take in these breathtaking sites as part of your holiday travel.