Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

For those who tire of trying to get staff at their local station to reveal the train fare to Istanbul, hidden europe has the perfect solution: a website with a reliable railway fare calculator.

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With the winter evenings drawing in, one looks to harmless pastimes to pass the hours. A time perhaps to plan future journeys. There is no knowing what untold pleasures might be found within the dogeared pages of the Slovakian railway timetable. But websites have their place too in travel planning, so here is a moment to divulge one of our favourites. It is a simple little thing devised by the Czech railway administration - yet one that is strangely unknown to the general public.

The question "What might it cost to go by train from X to Y?" is surely one posed daily by millions of travellers across the European mainland.


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About the authors

hidden europe

and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 11.