The Organic Traveller
Monday, 12 January 2015


The most comfortable and environment-friendly way to travel Germany is without doubt by train: According to Deutsche Bahn all their long-distance trains (ICEs, ICs and the German-driven ECs) are powered by renewable energies, and all destinations listed below can be reached by these trains directly or (as in the case of Heidelberg) by urban trains from the next ICE hub.

The restaurant on bord of an ICE sprinter from Berlin to Munich

ICE and IC trains usually come with a restaurant car offering a number of organic items on the menu so that you (as of April, 2024) can have vegan organic porridge or an organic roll for breakfast, two, sometimes three main courses, a variety of teas, lemonade ("Völkel" and "Vio" brand), and hot chocolate as well as vegan potato chips, ice-cream and an oat bar with chocolate and peanut crunch. The coffee is fairly traded, yet not organic, and none of the vegan meals is organic. When you came with your own mug to buy hot drinks you had been entitled to a 20 cents discount for a while, but I don't know whether this is still applicable. Make sure to ask the service for multi-trip crockery to avoid waste.

Along bicycle routes (inner German and trans Europe)


Bavaria (Bayern)




Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)

Saxony (Sachsen)

Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt)

Thuringia (Thüringen)

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