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Move from one country to the next in Europe and you'll find a whole different culture


Bridge across Torne River between Finland and Sweden

Population: 5.4 million

Language: Finnish

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +358

Head up north by train for views of Finland's great wilderness & glistening lakes.


Nestos river at Thrace

Population: 10.8 million

Language: Greek

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +30

The rugged mountains of Greece are in full view from the train window.


Beautiful vineyard in Badacsony

Population: 10 million

Language: Hungarian

Currency: Forint (HUF)

Dialling code: +36

Snap some pictures from the train window of Hungary's farmland & quaint villages.


View from a train in Norwegian mountains

Population: 5 million

Language: Norwegian

Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)

Dialling code: +47

For top views of Norway's mezmerizing scenery hop on board the train!


Bucegi mountains

Population: 20.1 million

Language: Romanian

Currency: Romanian leu (RON)

Dialling code: +40

Catch sight of Romania's impressive Bucegi Mountains from the train window.


High-speed trains AVE in  Madrid

Population: 47.2 million

Language: Spanish

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +34

Travel between Spain's main cities on board comfortable high-speed trains.


Northern lights in Swedish Lapland

Population: 9.5 million

Language: Swedish

Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)

Dialling code: +46

Take the train north to Swedish Lapland for the Northern Lights & ice fishing!


Country field in Denmark

Population: 5.6 million

Language: Danish

Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

Dialling code: +45

Take a relaxing train ride through Denmark's pretty countryside.


Green mountain landscape Inishowen

Capital: Dublin

Population: 4.6 mln

Language: English / Irish

Currency: Euro (EUR), British Pound (GBP)

Dialling code: +353

Admire the "Emerald Isle's" lush green countryside from the comfort of your seat.


Landscape in Garfagnana, Lucca

Population: 59.7 million

Language: Italian

Currency: Euro

Dialling code: +39

Take a train ride though Tuscany's rolling hills for unforgettable views!


Train on railway viaduct in Douro Valley

Population: 10.5 million

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +351

Take in views of Portuguese vineyards, the Douro River & charming villages.


Railway in the Austrian Alps

Population: 8.4 million

Language: German

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +43

Enjoy "The Sound of Music"-like views from the train window.

Czech Republic

View of Prague Castle

Population: 10.5 million

Language: Czech

Currency: Czech

Dialling code: +420

Hop off the train at some of the charming towns in the Czech Republic.


Vineyards and forest along the Mosel river in Germany

Population: 80 million

Language: German

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +49

Take a scenic train ride through Germany's beautiful Black Forest.


Railtrack, Villefranche sur mer

Population: 65 million

Language: French

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +33

The train runs alongside France's Côte d'Azur coastline - the views are breathtaking!


Scenic view from Jungfrau Bahn

Population: 8 million

Language: German, French, Italian

Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)

Dialling code: +41

The Swiss Alps, turquoise lakes & charming Swiss cabins - all on one train ride!


Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

Population: 7.3 million

Language: Bulgarian

Currency: Lev (BGN)

Dialling code: +359

Admire views of Bulgaria's conifers, deciduous forest and open fields.


Scenic view in Luxembourg

Population: 540,000

Language: French, German, Luxembourgish

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +352

Snap some shots from the train of the rolling hills of Luxembourg's Ardennes.


Dutch tulip field

Population: 16.8 million

Language: Dutch

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +31

Play "spot the windmill" as you travel by train through the Dutch countryside!


View of Giewont mountain

Population: 38.2 million

Language: Polish

Currency: Zloty (PLN)

Dialling code: +48

Gaze out the train window at Poland's farmland and pretty cottages.


Train in Vysoke Tatry

Population: 5.4 million

Language: Slovak

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +421

Enjoy the beautiful train ride to Slovakia's Tatra mountains.


Futuristic Liege-Guillemins railway station

Population: 11 million

Language: Flemish, French, German

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +32

Take advantage of Belgium's fast, efficient train network.

Great Britain

Shropshire Hills

Population: 63 million

Language: English

Currency: Pound (GBP)

Dialling code: +44

Gaze out of the window at Great Britain's rolling patchwork hills.


Trains at Haydarpasa Station

Population: 75.6 million

Language: Turkish

Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)

Dialling code: +90

The Turkish train network connects all corners of this fascinating country.


Neretva river, Bosnia Herzegovina

Population: 4.5 million

Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

Currency: Marka (BAM)

Dialling code: +387

Trainride through BosniaHerzegovina is like being transported through Tolkien's Shire


Scenic view of Macedonia mountains

Population: 2 million

Language: Macedonian

Currency: Macedonian denar (MKD)

Dialling code: +389

Sit back and relax as you're whisked through FYR Macedonia's mountainous terrain.


View on Split

Population: 4.2 million

Language: Croatian

Currency: Kuna (HRK)

Dialling code: +385

Take the train south to Split to enjoy Croatia's stunning coast and islands.


Scenic view Slovenia mountains

Population: 2 million

Language: Slovene

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +386

Sit by the window for a showcase of Slovenia's glorious scenery!


Train near Mokra Gora

Population: 7.2 million

Language: Serbian

Currency: Serbian dinar (RSD)

Dialling code: +381

Take the train to southern Serbia - you're in for a scenic treat!


Railway across Lake Skadar

Population: 625,000

Language: Montenegrin

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +382

The views from the train look like something out of "Lord of the Rings"!

Interrail Destination of the Year 2016

Image of a swan on a river near a bridge in Heidelberg with a logo of the Interrail Destination Award 2016

Interrail Destination Award 2016

The votes are in and we have a winner! Find out which European city came out on top and claimed the title of Interrail Destination of the Year 2016.


And the winner is...

Upcoming events in Europe

Schueberfouer, Luxembourg city


August 19 - September 7, 2016

One of Luxembourg city’s oldest and most popular festivals, nearly 2 million visitors descend upon Luxembourg for this ‘fun fair’. It features carnival rides, food, drink, music, games and more. Don’t miss it!

Special Schueberfouer buses will take you from the main train station to the festival site.

Notting Hill Carnival, London

Notting Hill carnival

August 27 - August 28, 2016

Over 2 days around 1 million revellers take to the streets of Notting Hill for one of the world’s largest street festivals. Expect parades emblazoned with vibrant and colourful costumes, stalls offering delicious Caribbean food and an atmosphere to rival that of Rio Carnival.

Notting Hill can be reached by metro but during the carnival it is recommended to travel to a nearby station and walk in.

Tomatina, Valencia


August 31, 2016

The Spanish try not to take themselves too seriously and this festival demonstrates this perfectly. The culmination of crazy people (both Spanish and tourists) plus unlimited supplies of tomatoes is basically all that is needed to make Tomatina a splattering success!

Take a bus from the centre of Valencia to Buñol.

grande place Brussels

Belgian Beer Weekend

September 2 - September 4, 2016

Not to be outdone by its eastern neighbour, Brussels also hosts a weekend for celebrating the frothy brews that make Belgium famous. The Grote Markt bubbles over with more than 400 types, tastes and sorts of beer, and a lively crowd to go with it.

The Grote Markt is within walking distance of Brussels' main train station.

Christmas market in Hamburg

A wonderful Christmas Time

Germany is the place to be in late autumn and early winter. Watch Christmas Markets pop up all over the country, from Hamburg to Nuremberg and from Berlin to Dusseldorf. Wherever you go, you'll be sure to enjoy mulled wine, bonfires and carol singers - all wrapped underneath a warm blanket of holiday cheer!

Read all about Germany's Christmas Markets

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