First class from Bern to Berlin with Eurail

One of the strangest features of the Eurail Pass is that they force everyone over the age of 26 into First Class. This doesn’t appear to be a problem! (Although you may be able to make your journey’s more cheaply by buying second-class point-to-point tickets.)

Here’s our experience of complementary nuts and cookies as we travelled from Bern to Berlin, reaching speeds of around 250km/hour, on an ICE train.

Reservations on Bern-Berlin are recommended but not compulsory if you take this route during the day (I’m not sure about at night). We choose a time we thought wouldn’t be busy and had no problems finding seats. In fact, we had a whole six-seater cabin to ourselves for 90% of the train trip.

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