A hassle-free alternative to flying. Depart one amazing city centre in the evening and arrive to another in the morning. Deutsche Bahn, German Railways, operates a number of City Night Line trains on routes between several European countries. We road (rail) tested the journey from Berlin to Zurich.
We woke up in the morning to the conductor’s knock. Having passed the border to Switzerland, we were handed our passports along with a small, but perfectly adequate, continental breakfast - a croissant, juice, paté and a roll, rounded off with coffee.