ICE3 – These Intercity trains are among the fastest in Germany
- Speed: 330 km/h
- Location: Germany
- Route: Mannheim – Frankfurt, Berlin – Munich
- Number of seats:
- Commencement of exploitation: June 2, 1991
ICE3 – Intercity trains, marked as ICE3, are one of the fastest trains that pass through Germany. The busiest route is between Mannheim and Frankfurt. But the highest speed is between Berlin and Munich. They can complete this route in less than four hours. The construction of a 107 km long section with numerous tunnels and bridges allowed for a significant acceleration. The project cost around ten billion euros.
Currently, there are 259 trains in use, which run not only in Germany. They also travel to neighboring countries, specifically Austria, Denmark, France, Belgium, Switzerland or the Netherlands. Trains do not have specially designated tracks, as is the case for example in Japanese Shinkansen, run on “normal” lines of the German railway infrastructure. Therefore, they only reach speeds of 300 km / h, but only in certain sections.