We are on the DB Bahn ICE (Inter-City Express) train headed into Hannover. ICE trains crisscross Germany and growing parts of Europe with speeds up to 200 miles mph.
They come with technology where the train tilts inwards by up to 8° when travelling through curves, in much the same way as a motor cyclist would. This allows it to travel at 30% higher speeds in curves.
Many of the seats have individual video screens, access to radio stations featuring classical music/jazz, rock/pop and the children’s channel and electric sockets.
Many of the trains have hotspots – I am posting this from what Speednet tells me is a 6mbps down /7mbps up connection. Appears fairly steady though we have not hit any tunnels yet.
I had booked tickets on their website and printed our boarding passes in the US. Attendants use scanner/computer/printer/ device like one below to scan the bar code and swipe your card
I could have easily used DBBahn’s mobile app which has handy features like using your smartphone GPS to guide you across platforms if you have a close connection