First things first: we were uber excited for our first night train ever. Three days before when we reserved for the tickets, they only had one seat ticket so I got the sleeper and I was especially excited about this. Maybe I was expecting too much…
So we collected our luggage from the lockers of the Nuremberg train station and enjoyed our camembert pretzel on our way to Augsburg, where we waited for the night train.
Paid a euro for it so it had to be good.
But an issue that I wasn’t thinking about surfaced. We weren’t the first travelers that were picked up.
My sleeper compartment was an extremely small and completely dark room with 2 triple-bunk beds and squeaky doors. I had the top and four people were already sleeping in the room.
My first travail came to the task of getting up there. I first shoved my papers in some lady’s face, not seeing her and thinking her bed was my bed. When I did find my bed, I had to get my bags next to it and try to fit myself in there. There wasn’t so much space between me and my ceiling and trying to get up there in the complete dark was not an easy task.
My second travail came when I was finally squished myself onto my bed. I wanted to wash my teeth… and I decided against it, not wanting to wake anyone up.
The next morning, I woke up (apparently, I was the last; I was the only one left in the compartment) and went to the elder YR’s seat. According to her, the night was chiller than expected but luckily, she had a fleece jacket with her. The guy next to her (who also already left) was not as lucky, and she told me she felt him trembling throughout the night.
Now, I don’t remember exactly which station the train stopped at because it stopped at a different station then scheduled which we were not too happy about. >:( But we kinda had no choice and took another train to the Hauptbahnhof or central station.