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Last Chance to Take a Sleeper in Germany

Rail Journal, a train industry publication, reports that German Rail (DB), the German rail company, is doing away with its overnight sleeper carriages. That romantic travel tradition of renting a berth or couchette for an overnight journey will soon be over in Germany—everyone will have to sleep in upright chairs from now on.

The company said that just 1% of all long-distance travelers have been using the night trains.

The publication reports that this summer will be your final chance to take a German sleeper train. They'll roll off the tracks in mid-December 2016. Some routes may be taken over by other national rail carriers, but that has yet to be worked out.


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