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Sleeper: The armchair tourist guide to European night trains

What is it?

A way to browse sleeper trains, on a map.

Why?

Because if you want to get to Some Random Place in Europe that's more than a few hours away, you'll want to know which sleeper trains you can take to get somewhere near there, so that you can take a local train in the morning for the final hop. And if you just do a naive search on the Deutsche Bahn website, it will merrily suggest routes that change trains half a dozen times in the middle of the night in order to get there 15 minutes earlier, which usually isn't what you want. So, this can serve as a starting point for your research, as well as just giving an idea of what's available in the wonderful world of sleeper trains - which for one reason or another has never been compiled into one definitive resource up until now.

Limitations

When you do a search, it'll only show you stations and lines in your immediate neighbourhood, even if you drag the map around. There is a full map for you to browse now, but it's not entirely pretty (because we don't have enough information to plot the actual routes of long-distance non-stop services, only straight lines)...

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