Fastest trains – Offers the highest speed

Fastest trains - Maglev - Coming out - Pudong International Airport - Shanghai, China

Fastest trains - Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2016 - Departs from Shanghai Station - Shanghai, China

Fastest trains - Frecciarossa 1000 - Rome Termini-Milan, Italy

Fastest trains - AVE-Class 103 - Vinaixa, Catalonia, Spain

Fastest trains - 3 x ICE3 - At Cologne main-station, Germany

Fastest trains - Eurostar-E320 - 4013-4014 - At Arnhem Centraal-station, Netherlands

Fastest trains - TGV - Train set 4525 as TGV 9826 - Near Marseille, France

Fastest trains - THSR 700T - Southbound train

Fastest trains – Offers the highest speed

Traveling by high-speed rail can be an interesting experience. Its speed is breathtaking and reaches hundreds of kilometers per hour. Super trains that can be used to travel around the world. Is there a new era of technologies, that can definitely impact the quality of transport?

The fastest rail connections:

 
Fastest trains - Maglev - Train panoramaFastest trains - Shanghai Transrapid trainShanghai Maglev Train LineThe Shanghai Transrapid maglev train - Shanghai, ChinaMaglev – In approx 8 min. covers a distance 30 km
 
 


Fastest trains - Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2016 - Departs from Shanghai Station - Shanghai, ChinaFastest trains - Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2053 - In Jinhua, ChinaCR400AF-A-2110 as G1731 - Enters into Hangzhoudong Station, ChinaG1305 - Approaches to Dongxiao Signal Base, ChinaFuxing Hao – The Chinese railway also ranks second
 
 


Fastest trains - Frecciarossa 1000 - ETR400-49 - Santa Lucia station - Venice, ItalyFastest trains - Frecciarossa - 1000 - ItalyFrecciarossa - Tiburtina station - Rome, ItalyFrecciarossa - ETR-400 - Tiburtina train station - Rome, ItalyFrecciarossa – Experts describe most beautiful in world
 
 


Fastest trains - Shinkansen - Okayama station, JapanFastest trains - N700A Series - Set Z1 - Approaching Shin-Yokohama Station, JapanShinkansen - JRC-TEC-N700 - Between Shin-Yokohama and Odawara Stations, JapanShinkansen - JRW N700A - Series F4Shinkansen – One of the oldest high-speed railway
 
 


Fastest trains - AVE-Class 103 - Vinaixa, Catalonia, SpainFastest trains - AVE Class 103 - Figueres-Vilafant, SpainTrain Madrid-Barcelona Siemens - Station Saragossa-Delicias, SpainFast Train Spain - Siemens - Bridge Macanet-MassanesAVE Class 103 – Drive along the entire length of train
 
 


Fastest trains - ICE3 - DB long-distance transport - Eschweiler, GermanyFastest trains - Train DB to Frankfurt, GermanyICE3 - At Cologne main-station, GermanyICE-1539 - At Berlin Hauptbahnhof, GermanyICE3 – These Intercity trains are among the fastest in     Germany
 


Fastest trains - Eurostar e320 - (15-10-2015)Fastest trains - Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station - Paris, FranceTrain service coming from London - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, NetherlandsTrain service - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, NetherlandsEurostar E320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel
 
 


Fastest trains - TGV - The intersection of three networksFastest trains - TGV - Brussel-Zuid - Brussels, BelgiumTGV - Train at Brussel-Zuid - Brussels, BelgiumTGV - Fampoux, FranceTGV – High-speed trains are the pride and symbol of     France
 


Fastest trains - THSR 700T - Southbound train - TaiwanFastest trains - THSR 700T - Southbound trainTHSR 700T - Southbound train - Passing in the eveningTaiwan High Speed 700T train - Taichung-Station, TaiwanTHSR 700T – Taiwanese variant of Japanese     Shinkansen
 


Fastest trains - ED250 Pendolino - At Warsaw  Central Train station, PolandFastest trains - ED250 Pendolino - PKP Intercity - Krakow, PolandPKP Intercity on the railway line No. 8 near Slomniki, PolandExpress Intercity Premium - At the 2nd platform - Wroclaw Glowny station, PolandED250 Pendolino – High-speed railway in Poland
 
 


Maglev – In approx 8 min. covers a distance 30 km

Maglev - Train at - Pudong International Airport - Shanghai, China

Maglev - Train panorama

Maglev - Train at Longyang Road Station - Shanghai, China

Maglev - Coming out - Pudong International Airport - Shanghai, China

Maglev - Train at station - Pudong International Airport - Shanghai, China

Shanghai Transrapid train

Shanghai Maglev Train Line

The Shanghai Transrapid maglev train - Shanghai, China

Maglev – In approx 8 min. covers a distance 30 km

  • Speed: 431 km/h
  • Location: China (Shanghai)
  • Route: Pudong International Airport Shanghai – Shanghai center
  • Number of seats: 574
  • Commencement of exploitation: December 31, 2002

Maglev – This high-speed rail is not a traditional rail link. It is the route that connects the Shanghai Pudong International Airport with the center of Shanghai. The train covers a distance of 30 kilometers in about 8 minutes. It is 153 meters long and can carry 574 passengers. What distinguishes it from the others is the fact that it does not run on tracks, but rises above the “track” due to the action of a repulsive magnetic field. Superconducting electromagnets are built into not only the train but also the track itself. The German company Siemens participated in its production.

The main problem with this new mode of transport is cost. Because for safety reasons, the tracks must be routed over bridges or in tunnels. On the other hand, their speed is not limited by anything. That is why, in 2015, the test track managed to break the record when the train reached an incredible speed of 603 km / h. In practice, the speed is limited by energy consumption and aerodynamic drag. The advantage of magnetic cushions is also that while driving, no harmful exhaust gases or noise caused by the operation of the engine or wheels are produced. Moreover, energy consumption is lower than that of airplanes or cars.

The abbreviated name “maglev” began to be used in the 1960s by physicist Howard T. Coffey. In English, the word is not only used for technology transport systems, but also to describe the physical phenomenon – magnetic levitation.

AVE Class 103 – Drive along the entire length of train

AVE Class 103 - Madrid Atocha, Spain

AVE Class 103 - Vinaixa, Catalonia, Spain

AVE Class 103 - Velaro Barcelona - Figueres, Spain

AVE Class 103 - Figueres-Vilafant, Spain

Train Madrid-Barcelona Siemens - Station Saragossa-Delicias, Spain

Fast Train Spain - Siemens - Bridge Macanet-Massanes

Renfe - Station Vilafant, Spain

Spain express train - Macanet-Massanes

AVE Class 103 – Drive along the entire length of train

  • Speed: 350 km/h
  • Location: Spain
  • Route: Madrid – Barcelona (621 km)
  • Number of seats: 404
  • Commencement of exploitation: June 22, 2007

AVE Class 103 – Also in Spain there is a large network of high-speed trains. One of the fastest is the type AVE Class 103, which runs from Madrid to Barcelona (621 km) and takes just two and a half hours. The manufacturer of these trains is the German company Siemens, but the Veraro version is intended for the Spanish railway. During the test drive, the train reached a speed of 403 km / h, but during normal trips it is 50 km / h lower.

The train consists of eight carriages, adapted for 404 passengers. Unlike other railcars pulled by a locomotive. The train consists of individual technical modules and a drive located under the floor along the entire length of the train. Which allows you to develop more speed. During morning and evening rush hours, trains run every thirty minutes.

The construction of the line between Madrid and Barcelona cost 7.83 billion euros, a significant part of the costs were covered by subsidies from the European Union.

ICE3 – These Intercity trains are among the fastest in Germany

ICE3 - VDE 8 Pemiere - Magdeburg, Germany

ICE3 x 3 - At Cologne main-station, Germany

ICE3 - To Frankfurt am Main, Germany

ICE3 - DB long-distance transport - Eschweiler, Germany

ICE3 - At Cologne main-station, Germany

Train DB to Frankfurt, Germany

VDE 8 Pemiere - Magdeburg, Germany

ICE-1539 - At Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

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.

International routes

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.

During operation, there was a fatal accident in Eschede in 1998. When the wheel rim broke while driving at 200 km / h. Out of 287 travelers, 99 people died and 88 were injured.

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel

Eurostar e320 - 4013-4014 - At Arnhem Centraal-station, Netherlands

Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station, France

Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station - Paris, France

Eurostar e320 - On High Speed 1 - Near Sellindge, UK

Eurostar e320 - (15-10-2015)

Train service coming from London - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, Netherlands

Train service - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, Netherlands

2 trains - At St Pancras railway station - London, United Kingdom

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel

  • Speed: 320 km/h
  • Location: Eurotunnel between France and Great Britain
  • Route:
  • Number of seats:
  • Commencement of exploitation: November 20, 2015

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks in Eurotunnel since 2015. The trains are 390.2 meters long and are designed to meet the technical specifications of European railways. The trains entered service in 1994 for the opening of the Channel Tunnel. The Eurostar e320 was built by Siemens in Germany, and the railway company ordered seven train sets.

European Connection

The producers took their inspiration from the French train TGV. This transnational rail operator connects London with several important European cities and its trains reach speeds of up to 300 km / h. For example, a journey from London to Paris takes only two hours and sixteen minutes.

In 2009, the train crashed due to frost and snow, and over two thousand passengers were stuck in the tunnel. Snow has entered the ventilation system and there has been a short circuit in the electric motor system of the units.

Staffelter Hof – The oldest winery in Europe

Staffelter Hof

Staffelter Hof – The oldest winery in Europe

Staffelter Hof – The oldest winery in Europe. Established when the king of Lorraine gave the Cistercians earth on the Moselle. That’s how it rolled history a company from the German town of Kröv, which in 2012 celebrated its 1150 anniversary. Its origins date back to 862, when a Cistercian estate founded a vineyard on their estate. They dealt with it for almost a thousand years – until 1804. When Napoleon’s decision deprived them of earth. The confiscated vineyard was bought by the French court clerk Peter Schneiders.
Heirloom after him was taken over by children and grandchildren. When the male line expired, great-granddaughter Maria Schneiders married the winemaker Kilian Klein in 1894 – their descendants run the company to this day. They stopped at a modest family business, skillfully responding to the challenges of the times. In 1960, they built a small guest house at a 10-hectare vineyard, in 2014 they obtained an ecological certificate for their wines.
Staffelter Hof is one of the most typical companies with longevity. Brilliant inventors or fashion creators did not set up businesses that survived several centuries. Almost exclusively ventures that met the basic needs of customers had a chance to do so.

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear

Zum Roten Bären

The Red Bear - Freiburg, Germany - postcard (01-01-1893)

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear in Freiburg. Is the oldest hotel in Germany and in Europe. During the very turbulent history of European inns, which is well illustrated by history of the oldest of them.
Built in 1120, it survived the plague pandemic, which certainly decimated Western Europe. Several wars, rebellions and revolutions, and border changes. The city was occupied by the Spaniards, Swedes, French and Austrians. Over 900 years, the owners of Red Bear changed about 50 times. Who stood up to save him from destruction. They served everyone: during the peasant uprising in 1727, they first made it available to rebel leaders, then hosted army commanders suppressing rebellion.
Tactics proved to be so effective that the modernized hotel stands today, and guests can see the basement and a fragment of the floor from nine centuries ago through the glass window.

Top 10 night fighter planes – WWI & WWII and post-war era

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Top 10 night fighter planes – WWI & WWII and post-war era

Top 10 night fighter planes:


  • World War I:


  • Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2cRoyal Aircraft Factory B.E.2cRoyal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c – Night flights were already taking place during World War I. It was not machines specially designed for these purposes. But fighters usually reworked. Such an example was a single-engine, two-seat, biplane – Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c.

  • Sopwith Camel “Comic” Nightfighter

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Sopwith Camel Sopwith Camel Sopwith Camel – “Comic” Nightfighter – A modified version of the British military aircraft Sopwith Camel also participated in World War I. Manufactured by Sopwith Aviation Company. Equipped with an improved Neame sight.


  • World War II:


  • Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4 – Was a heavy twin-engine fighter aircraft. One of the best machines for conducting night raids. Because the machine was poorly manoeuvrable, the Germans decided to use it as a bombing and intercepting fighter.

  • Heinkel He 219 UHU

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Heinkel He 219 UHUHeinkel He 219 UHUHeinkel He 219 UHU – In the summer of 1943, the German Luftwaffe I/NJG 1 with a base in Venlo, the Netherlands, received a prototype of the Heinkel He 219 UHU night fighter. During tests it proved to be reliable and quickly gained recognition in battle. Throwing down 15 enemy bombers.

  • Focke-Wulf Ta 154

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Focke-Wulf Ta 154Focke-Wulf Ta 154Focke-Wulf Ta 154 – Nazi Germany, for the third time. This time with a machine inspired by a hostile multi-purpose aircraft: de Havilland Mosquito. The original had a fairly old wooden structure. But it troubled the Germans so much that they decided to build something similar.

  • Northrop P-61 Black Widow

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Northrop P-61 Black WidowNorthrop P-61 Black WidowNorthrop P-61 Black Widow – The “Black Widow” aircraft from the manufacturer Northrop Corporation was the only fighter of World War II. From the beginning, designed exclusively for night flying.


  • Post-war era:


  • Northrop F-89 Scorpion

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Northrop F-89 ScorpionNorthrop F-89 ScorpionNorthrop F-89 Scorpion – Trying to replace the “Black Widow” Northrop P-61. A slightly better night fighter, American designers developed the F-89. It was a self-supporting medium wing.

  • Gloster Javelin

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Gloster JavelinGloster JavelinGloster Javelin – First fighter manufactured by Gloster Aircraft Company was Meteor – with a jet propulsion. The first night machine, from this factory was Gloster Javelin.

  • Sud Aviation Vautour II

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Sud Aviation Vautour IISud Aviation Vautour IISud Aviation Vautour II – The first test flight of the French machine, took place on 16th October 1952. But it was not included in active service until 1958. The prototype was improved and finally created in three versions: IIA, IIB, IIN.

  • Jakovlev Jak-25

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Jakovlev Jak-25Jakovlev Jak-25Jakovlev Jak-25 – The first in the USSR created to operate on the areas of Siberia and the Far East. A twin-engine long-range fighter, adapted to all weather conditions. And for day and night flights.


During the war, the time of day does not matter. The fight lasts around the clock, regardless of weather conditions or time. That’s why the designers created night fighters. Which could have carried out the attack when most people calmly rest.

Focke-Wulf Ta 154 – Top 10 night fighter planes

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Focke-Wulf Ta 154 – Top 10 night fighter planes

  • Place: Germany
  • First flight: 1943
  • Built: approx. 8 pcs.

Focke-Wulf Ta 154 – Nazi Germany, for the third time. This time with a machine inspired by a hostile multi-purpose aircraft: de Havilland Mosquito. The original had a fairly old wooden structure. But he troubled the Germans so much that they decided to build something similar. In this way Focke-Wulf Ta 154 was created. Which had a partly wooden skeleton. During test flights, it won with stronger competitors: Junkers Ju 388 and Heinkel He 219 UHU. It should be added here that, it was the only one not armed. Weapons received only the third version of the aircraft: 2 30 mm pistols, 2 20 mm cannons, good quality FuG 212 Lichtenstein C-1 radar. In 1944 the program was completed.

Heinkel He 219 UHU – Top 10 night fighter planes

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Heinkel He 219 UHU – Top 10 night fighter planes

  • Place: Germany
  • First flight: 1942
  • Built: approx. 300 pcs.

Heinkel He 219 UHU – In the summer of 1943, the German Luftwaffe I / NJG 1 with a base in Venlo, the Netherlands, received a prototype of the Heinkel He 219 UHU night fighter. During tests it proved to be reliable and quickly gained recognition in battle. Throwing down 15 enemy bombers. At the beginning of 1942, in response to the increasing air attacks on Germany, the aircraft was transformed into a night fighter.

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