Munich - Paris on CityNightline train

Jul 8th, 2012, 07:50 AM
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Munich - Paris on CityNightline train

We will be traveling on the citynight line train from Munich to Paris - We will have been in Europe for a week and will be staying in Paris for 2 more. Each of us will have 1 large suitcase and a backpack. Is there a way to check the luggage or do we have to store it in our sleeper ?
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Jul 8th, 2012, 08:48 AM
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It really simple. You take what you like, but you keep it with you in your sleeper and carry it yourself.

There's room on a rack above the window, and straps to secure cases up in the roofspace above the door.
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Jul 8th, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Oh, and don't forget you're free to take a bottle of wine with you into your sleeper if you like (you'll each get a small complimentary sparkling wine anyway, if you're in a deluxe sleeper with shower/toilet).

Why not have dinner at the excellent and typically Bavarian Mongdratzerl restaurant inside Munich Hauptbahnhof itself?
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Jul 13th, 2012, 08:44 AM
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It is hard these days to check luggage on international or even many domestic trains like it used to be. So yes you have to take it all with you unless you want to do FedEx or UPS, etc at a pricey fee.

Like Man 61 Seat says there is ample room to store luggage in compartments on those trains and even in the reclining chair open compartments IME - best to pay extra and get at least a couchette with doors that lock from the inside IMO and keep them locked as conductors often exhort folks to do.

I always ask for the upper most berth as there is more room up there for luggage with a large shelf that extends over the corridor and I feel the luggage up there is safer than that laying on the floor by the door down below.

Great sources of info on European trains - www.seat61.com (Man in seat 61, who posts above, his commercial site) and www.budgeteuropetravel.com and www.ricksteves.com. and yes bring beer, wine whatever on board - helps me get to sleep on night trains that inherently can be noisy.
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Jul 16th, 2012, 08:36 AM
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http://www.bahn.com/citynightline/vi...sicht_en.shtml

See the interiors of 4-person couchettes - you may want to consider paying more for a private double with of course much more room to store luggage - see on that site as well.
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