Travelling with Germany fast train
Travelling with Germany fast train Reviews
Going around Germany with ICE May 16, 2009
What can I say about ICE? I fell in love with ICE the first time I see it in Germany. It is white, beautiful, and it is incredibly fast.
According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterCityExpress), once it broke the world speed record by reaching 406.9 km/h (253 mph) on May 1, 1988. I used ICE whenever I wanted to visit some destinations far away from where I stayed in Germany. From Freiburg to Hamburg, Dortmund to Amsterdam, Hamburg to Muenchen. Back and forth. It goes to some cities outside Germany as well, such as to Amsterdam, Basel, and Paris.
It has several generations, from ICE 1 up to ICE 3. In my opinion, I think the most beautiful one is the design of the third generation / ICE 3.
The train itself, sometimes comes with compartments in it, sometimes not. You can sit wherever you want to sit. Since it is very calm and smooth during the ride, sometimes I fell asleep and miss the station where I supposed to stop :P
Overall, I am glad that I had the chance to try ICE to several destinations throughout Germany. I hope I can try other fast trains such as TGV in France or Shinkansen in Japan in the near future. Happy travels!
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