Thanks to an excellent suggestion on Twitter, I have now adjusted the start of the South East circuit, to take in the whole original Vindobona route – the legendary DR service from Berlin to Wien. I will start at Lichtenberg where the DR VT 18.16 that ran the service is parked up, then follow the route as closely as I can – on the EuroCity to Praha (CZ), and a lunchtime meeting with activists there. The border between Bad Schandau and Děčín (CZ) is a border with good long distance and poor local services.
I will then follow the original Vindobona route via Třeboň (CZ) to České Velenice (CZ) – where I will quickly look at the station restaurant, and change there onto a regional train via Gmünd (AT) to Wien. The České Velenice-Gmünd border has good regional services, with the prospect of improvement in future once line upgrades are completed north of České Budějovice are completed.
|Day / Date||Tuesday 19 July|
|Rail km||753.4 – help me crowd fund kilometres of my route!|
|Borders crossed||DE-CZ – Bad Schandau
CZ-AT – Gmünd
|Events||Praha – more about events en route here|
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