🎄 Holiday Travels - Part 4
Over the weekend, the last part of our holiday travels this season took place and thus, I would like to conclude this post series. We went to Vienna. Not for the first time, the program was not that touristic. I think I will summarize some tipps from this trip in another blog post, soon.
Back to the train travels. In short: We were lucky.
On the way to Vienna, the first train arrived on schedule with not even a minute delay. I take this train on my way to work, and I can tell that this happens rarely. We changed trains in Nuremberg and had enough time to do so, because the connecting train was delayed. We arrived at Vienna roughly 30min late.
The way back was more tricky. There was rumor that the German train drivers’ union would go on strike, again. Lucky us, the strike only started today, but we returned on Monday when only the Autobahn was blocked. The first train we took was 20min delayed, because the engine suddenly stopped working and needed a reboot (“have you tried turning it off and on again?”). We missed our connecting train in Munich and had to take the next one. We arrived about 30min late.
Overall, I am still convinced that we made the right choice taking the train instead of the car. Yes, it could have been better, the constant delays are annoying and especially the Austrian Train Company could have reserved better seats for us (we were sitting in different rows and in a cabin without space for the four strollers that were onboard). But, the fact that the baby could crawl around and get a fresh diaper while driving was a time saver, not having to focus on icy roads a stress reducer. So yes, I think we will do it again.