From 1 September 2022, travelers will be able to take the train from Hamburg to Stockholm overnight on board the EuroNight. There are other highlights to discover along the way, such as the Danish capital of Copenhagen, Sweden’s southern coastal city of Malmö and the history-rich university city of Lund.
Connecting to other train services such as Germany’s Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar, travelers will be able to make the whole journey between Stockholm and London to roughly one day. In practice this would mean taking a train from Hamburg to Brussels, with a change in Cologne, and boarding the Eurostar thereafter.
According to Euronews, the EuroNight train is powered by renewable energy. Swedish operator SJ only uses electricity from hydropower and wind turbines, while train conductors will use ‘freewheeling’ techniques to minimize energy use. This involves switching off the engine and allowing the carriages to move forward using its own momentum. Data from the European Environment Agency show that where air travel generates 252.8 grams of carbon emissions per kilometer traveled, rail travel emits just 22.4 grams.
Some of the advantages offered on the EuroNight train include: waking up in the heart of Hamburg; easy to get around Germany and Europe by train; booking own compartment or share with others.
The train has seats, couchettes and sleepers. The price for a seat is from 155 SEK (15 euros), a place in a 6-bed couchette is from 363 SEK (35 euros) and a place in a 4-bed couchette is from 467 SEK (45 euros). A place in a 2-bed second class sleeper with a breakfast box is from 779 SEK (75 euros). The journey is about 1080km-long and takes roughly 12 hours.
Attractions in Stockholm
Stockholm spans 14 Baltic Sea islands and is home to more than 50 bridges. The “Venice of the North” offers incredible variety with its many distinct districts. The island of Gamla Stan, home to colorful buildings and the famous Royal Palace, is the city’s historical centre. Normmalm is home to trendy shops and restaurants, while Södermalm is a hotbed of creativity and Östermalm offers total relaxation.
Djurgården is a great place for families, and this cosy quarter of the city is ideal to discover on foot, with a huge variety of attractions including Gröna Lund amusement park, the ABBA Museum and the Skansen open-air museum, which contains Stockholm’s zoo.
There is harmony between urban culture, nature and history dating back centuries – progress and tradition complement each other perfectly. What’s more, Stockholm is situated in a travel-friendly climate zone free from extreme weather, so a trip to the Swedish capital is always a good idea.
The best way to get a good impression of the city is to start with a stroll along Monteliusvägen. Thanks to its location, this charming walking path offers awe-inspiring views of some of the city’s most beautiful attractions. If you work up an appetite on the go, treat yourself to a Smörgås, the typical Swedish open sandwich, or take some time to enjoy fresh fish delicacies. Want to see more sea? Fanning out from the city centre, the Stockholm Archipelago is made up of over 24,000 islands. The picturesque town of Vaxholm can be reached by boat in under an hour.