The Black Forest stretches 100 miles along Germany’s southwestern border with France. The region got its name because its forests are so dense the locals called them black. The best way to see it all is truly by driving (yes, Rail Europe is saying this.)
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St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday, celebrating the anniversary of the saint’s death in the fifth century.
This country is often overlooked by travelers, but has plenty to offer. Come for the castles and the cuisine – including more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than…anywhere.
Chilly? Journey to Northern Ireland, home of hospitable people, incomparable scenery and heart-and-soul warming hot toddies. Learn about legends and lore that make lower Ireland green with envy.
This edition of high-speed rail news really is about the fast track – to more cities at swifter speeds. Spain, France and Germany are all making significant inroads to help travelers get where they want to go – and fast.
Learn about Romania and its tales of the supernatural had been circulating in Romanian folklore for centuries when Bram Stoker.
Eurostar is adding more trains thanks to increased ridership and focusing on ease of connections and Swedes are celebrating their own milestones. All this in this week’s Fast Track.
The SNCF launches new campaign to target the million-plus fare dodgers each year. Plus, giving Eurostar a little competition and rail cards saving Brits a bit of quid – all in this weeks Fast Track news.
The Glacier Express panorama train travels straight through the Swiss Alps – from the jutting-into-the-sky Matterhorn to the Upper Engadine. This journey really is the destination.
Rail Europe’s Nancy experiences 6 days of travel using the TGV, Eurostar and Virgin Trains through France and England.