Friday, April 19, 2019


Day 2/10 starts in Copenhagen. Today I'm travelling to Hamburg - a route I've been taking many times before, yet it is always a new adventure.

 Luckily, the bus did stop right outside the main entrance
 The first bus was full almost directly. But from what I could see, there were other buses on the way
 Leaving Copenhagen

 The bus is going directly to Rødby harbour
 The new railway Copenhagen-Ringstedt is about to open soon in the summer
 New station Køge Nord
 The new sightseeing tower outside Copenhagen

 The bridge that is going to be replaced by the new one, and the reason why no trains are operating right now

From Wikipedia: "The Storstrøm Bridge was opened on 26 September 1937. As the bridge was found to be in poor condition in 2011, Banedanmark was tasked with investigating different long-term solutions. The new bridge will be a single-pylon cable-stayed bridge with an electrified double-tracked railway allowing speeds of 200 km/h, two road lanes allowing 80 km/h and a foot and bicycle path. It is scheduled to open to road traffic in 2022, and to rail traffic in 2023. The current Storstrøm Bridge is set to be demolished once the new bridge is completed."

 The bus has arrived to Rødby
 The bus arrived ahead of the schedule, so the passengers had to wait for the train. Fortunately it was good weather, because the station has no roof.
 I think the schedule has to be updated here.
 Rødby Færge Station

 The train is arriving from Nykøbing
 IC3 train is arriving

 Passengers have to board the train before the ferry
 Shortly after boarding the train, it is time to leave it and spend 40 min upstairs on the ferry

 At Oldenburg there was a longer stop due to some technical failure on the railway ahead

 At Hamburg the same train was continuing to Aarhus, so there were many passengers already waiting on the platform.
 Classic photo of each interrail traveller arriving to Hamburg

My hotel was located at the Altona station
 Here I could spot this Czech Eurocity train with Vectron locomotive 193 292. České dráhy has leased 10 Vectron locomotives from ELL for the route Hamburg-Berlin-Praha.

 Dammtor station

 Spring is in the air
 Long busses in Hamburg

 From Wikipedia: "The Chilehaus (Chile House) is a ten-story office building in Hamburg, Germany. It is located in the Kontorhausviertel [de]. It is an exceptional example of the 1920s Brick Expressionism style of architecture. This large angular building is located on a site of approximately 6,000m², spanning the Fischertwiete Street in Hamburg. It was designed by the German architect Fritz Höger and finished in 1924."


 St. Pauli Landungsbrücken



 Miniatur Wunderland is worth a visit once again, this time with Italy

 On this trip I will take this train later on, so it is lovely to see one here

 Nice mixture with Italian Intercity and Regional trains and a Railjet



 Kiruna by night

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