Today is probably another milestone in my Deutsche Bahn “Bahncard 100” evaluation. Since a storm had blown the last two days, Deutsche Bahn – as usual – surrendered to fate and practically stopped all traffic. As also usual here, without any suitable replacement.
Today I encountered a premium example for how deep a bad business strategy can impact. In the case given, one single damaged engine lead to subsequent issues not only in wide parts of western Germany, but even affected international traffic. Trains had to be reorganized up to Amsterdam, Holland, where an “ICE International” train connects to Frankfurt (Main, Germany).
I have seen few east-German cities so far. While Berlin does not count anyway, there is Magdeburg, Dresden and very few more. Good idea to catch up, and why not finally see the place where, almost exactly a quarter decade ago, socialist Germany started ending. I have passed Leipzig a lot of times, since it is close to an Autobahn I rode frequently a couple of years. But I never got downtown, a task that Leipzig main station easily allows for. Also, I can prepare for future business which might include this city.