Day 3 starts in Berlin. Today I will cover around 750km and end up in Innsbruck.
Here is a short video taken when travelling on VDE 8.1
The next part of VDE 8.1 opened in 2017 between Erfurt and Nuremeberg.
After grey weather in the north, it is getting sunny in the region of Bayern
At Nuremberg there is a longer stop, as the train is changing direction here
The restaurant coach is empty now so I can have my lunch
Suddenly the weather is changed again, from sunny to foggy
This ICE train is taking a bit longer route through Donauwörth and Augsburg on the way to Munich
When approaching Munich the sun is back again
I was planning to change trains here at Munich Hbf, but it turned out that due to this failure, my next train was departing from Munich Ost station, so I had to take S-Bahn train over there.
After a quick trip with S-Bahn, I am at Munich Ost
Most of the trains eastbound were delayed to the signal issue. Here is Eurocity Brenner train
ÖBB 1216 locomotive "Taurus" for services to Italy
My next destination is Kufstein, and I have an option to take either Eurocity train or Meridian Regional service
Hector Rail locomotives can be seen not only in Sweden
Inside the Eurocity Brenner train
Since 2013 service provider Meridian is operating the route from Munich eastbound. Stadler Flirt trains are used for these services
I'm taking the Meridian service to Kufstein
I'm approaching Alps
At the station Kiefersfelden, which is just before Kufstein I decide to exit and continue by foot.
Kiefersfelden is the last stop in Germany located along the Rosenheim-Kufstein railway
Railjet services between Innsbruck and Vienna are using this line through Germany
ÖBB Class 1116
The route I'm taking is following the river Inn and the railway
Crossing the German-Austrian border by foot
Somewhere here is the border between the two countries
I had expected to see some freight trains on this route, but there was nothing during my almost 1h long walk. Perhaps the reason is Christmas holidays...
Looks like a beaver was here
At Kufstein it is possible to change between Meridian and ÖBB S-Bahn services
Kufstein station built in 1980
Railjet service do not make a stop here, so I have to take the S-Bahn
ÖBB Class 4024, Bombardier Talent
At Wörgl I decide to change for Eurocity Brenner service
Eurocity Brenner is a service operated by ÖBB and DB through 3 countries, from Munich to Bologna, Verona and Venice.
A very handy display of train compositions at the station
Here it is
I do not have a seat reservation, but I can find an empty compartment
Seems that everybody from this compartment got off in Wörgl
Final stop for me today is Innsbruck
Also today I'm eating my dinner at the Christmas market
This a low flying airplane over Innsbruch