Saturday, May 01, 2010

Deutschland Dispatch One - The Age of the Train!

Today I got up at 7am and headed to St Pancras station whereupon I travelled through many ages of rail to get to Berlin.   The initial start was to take a Eurostar to Brussels.  There I changed and travelled in the sheer luxury that is a German ICE train.  These are stunning.  After a few months of communiting on the Virgin Pendalino i was treated to what train travel is really like.  No smell, no unnecessary tilting just fast, clean and efficient trains.

I'm now settling down for the night after a curry out at a local curry place.  I'm staying in the old East Berlin and hope to make it to an English speaking Church tomorrow and explore the centre of Berlin.  It's all very flat so possibly even a bicycle ride or two may be involved.



  1. Anonymous10:12 pm

    There is a nice english speaking methodist church, and st george's in W.Berlin are lovely.

  2. Steve Lewis6:07 am

    Wow - I like Eurostar but haven't used it for further than Amsterdam & Antwerp. Must have been a long journey to Berlin?

    I enjoyed very tasty falafel in East Berlin when I visited.


  3. Miriam - Already looked up both and will be off to join Methodist Brothers & Sisters tonight (5.45pm) so since its an evening service pub afterwards!

    Steve - The journey improves once you're off Eurostar and onto more modern airy trains. The photo of the innerds of ICE show you can see the driver and out the front window. Full journey time was 11 hrs so not too bad really.

    More reports back later on today