Laura & Hjalte’s Interrail: Part 2 – Lago di Braies, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Brno

After enjoying the sun, the charming South European atmosphere, and a daily temperature of 30-34 degrees Celsius for about two weeks, we needed a climate change. We got up early and walked to Verona train station. The train headed north through a fantastic landscape while we were eating our breakfast. Then, the train doors opened,…

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Hello and welcome to this 4-part series about our recent trip around Europe last summer. We are a young Danish couple named Hjalte and Laura – aged 19 – who both graduated from high school last summer. Last December, we decided that we would take a gap year before starting university and we wanted this…

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If its recent history is anything to go by, Eastern Europe has had it hard. Fending off unfair stereotypes of it being stark, brutal and uninviting – at least when compared with the cities of Western Europe, whose many attributes and attractions are well-known the world over – the east side of the continent has…

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Where should I go interrailing in Switzerland? The top 5 places to Interrail in Switzerland

Switzerland is quite unlike anywhere else in Europe. With its chocolate box towns, jaw-dropping mountain vistas and sweeping lakes, the Swiss should truly count their blessings for being able to live in one of the world’s most beautiful countries. The Swiss are also canny enough to have persevered the hardship of laying tracks through some…

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There are two major coastal attractions on Italy’s west coast: the Amalfi Coast and the Cinque Terre, which is situated on the Italian Riviera. Both places are very easily accessible by train and a breeze to get there with your Interrail pass. The Amalfi Coast, close to Naples, is more expensive than the 5 villages…

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Europe is teeming with old-world history and must-see locations that have inspired travellers, and visitors for centuries. Nowhere is this truer than the social coffee houses frequented by writers, poets, playwrights, students and other notable personalities throughout history. Come along with us now on a journey as we visit the most exquisite cafes in Europe…

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So, you’re about to go interrailing and haven’t sorted out your travel insurance yet. Do I really need travel insurance, you might ask? The short answer is, absolutely yes. We’ve teamed up with Alpha Travel Insurance, a travel insurer perfect for interrailers, to help explain why you need travel insurance and what type of travel…

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We may enjoy free mobile roaming in Europe (for now, at least!) but when traveling by train the onboard WiFi may be the best way to get online. It can offer a faster and more reliable connection than mobile signals, which will often drop out as you travel around the continent at high speed. But…

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Lots of the enjoyment of interrailing comes from the places you stay and the people you meet there. Make sure you don’t leave anything to chance by booking yourself into some of Europe’s best hostels, the ideal bases from which to explore new and exciting cities. The Yellow, Rome Everything about this hostel is lively,…

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Where should I go interrailing in Germany? The top 5 places in Germany to visit

Germany is a big country, brimming with history, culture and nature. You can Interrail from its big metropolitan centres, to the Alps in Bavaria, passing through some wonderful landscapes on the train. Don’t know where to go interrailing in Germany other than its lively capital? Here’s where we recommend. Berlin No list of top places…

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The romance of train journeys is something that has never been lost, largely because they offer what flying just can’t. With railways built in some of Europe’s most inaccessible places, they give an unparalleled opportunity to glimpse a world you can’t appreciate from 36,000ft. Crossing glaciers, winding through mountain passes, skirting fjords, lakes and waterfalls,…

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To anyone out there thinking about going interrailing at some point, my advice is stop thinking and go and do it. Interrailing was by far the best experience I have ever had and the best summer I have ever had. In my experience there are two main ways you can Interrail, they are the plan…

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