This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Munich, Kiel, Laxå, Degerfors
Last day of the trip outside Sweden, today I'm travelling from Munich to Kiel. Then I'm taking an overnight ferry to Göteborg.
The direct ICE train from Munich to Kiel was supposed to be an ICE4 train set, instead it was replaced with a ICE-T. As the original seat reservation would not be valid, there was a free seating on this train. After making some calculations I realised that a 12 car ICE4 train had more seats than a double composition of 7 car ICE-T trains. ICE4-12 has 830 seats in 2nd and 205 in 1st classes. ICE-T-7 has 314 (628) seats in 2nd and 55 (110) in 1st classes. DB has made it impossible to book tickets or seats on this train as a result of this replacement
Train is fully booked until Hamburg
The original ICE 882 was cancelled and replaced with another ICE 2902.
It is a long journey from Munich to Kiel, so it is very convenient with a bistro onboard
When connecting to Wifi it is possible to view the location of the train
Greta from Sweden is famous here in Germany as well.
Arriving to Hamburg
There is a longer stop here in Hamburg
Arriving to Kiel 7 hours later
Stena Line ferry is located with a walking distance from the train station
Dinner onboard the ferry
Later in the evening, it is possible to view the Stora Bælt bridge in Denmakr.
Next day I'm taking an SJ Regional train from Göteborg to Laxå, where I'm making a short stop in a town nearby
Later same day I'm taking a train back to Stockholm from Degerfors, but not this one