Network covering practically the whole of Germany. Some trains go as far as Zürich or Interlaken in Switzerland and Vienna in Austria
trains run on hourly service
speed up to 280 km/h (174 miles)
1st-class and 2nd-class compartments. In addition dining and self-service bistro car
the latest ICE trains are high-speed trains with special carriages that tilt in the bends (tilting cars) thus enabling trains to maintain speed in bends. These trains also have panorama carriages.
fully “non-smoking” trains except for front and back carriages
all seats have individual video screens, earphones and plug-ins for computers, laptops and notebooks
special section for mobile telephone facilities
Reservation not compulsory, except for 1st-class in ICE Sprinter early in the morning from Munich to Frankfurt am Main and vice versa (not applicable for later return trains). Yet reservation is recommended!!
Eurail Passes and Eurailtickets accepted (please make sure that your Pass or ticket covers the entire section)