A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

If you are tired of the same type of tours and beach holidays and you're looking for inspiration for a unique and memorable holiday — take a look at this post about how people traveled in the 70-ies. A trip around Europe by train you should consider, isn't it?

At the dawn of the 70s the price of tickets from London to Italy was just $ 24. While the train was monotonously tapping wheels, calming, swaying, and the window flashed constantly evolving landscape, two strangers in one compartment could start a conversation with Bologna slices ham. And this conversation could last for several hundred kilometers. Thus was born a new kind of traveller ...

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

In July 1970, LIFE magazine sent a lucky photographer Carlo Bavagnoli to travel around Europe by train.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

His story was dedicated to all travelers-the public sector — a new wave of free-spirited graduates of American colleges who want some freedom before you put on the yoke of worker capitalism.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

They traveled in large groups to get acquainted, and slept in the stations and played the guitar waiting for the next train.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Neuschwanstein castle in Germany. Mighty architectural masterpiece on the top of the cliff.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Of course, the option of traveling first class also had...

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

The view from the train window Mediolanum, which swept from Milan to Munich in less than 6 hours.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

The Portuguese platform of the station.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

And the geese here are quiet...

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Three American student sleep during the trip Oslo — Bergen, Norway.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Why standard cars are not as great as at that time?

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Spanish train sweeps past the fishing village on the way to had not yet been spoilt by mass tourism of the Costa Brava.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

New discount for Eurailpass for second-class tickets gave 26 College graduates have the opportunity to travel through Europe, including France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and new mandatory stop in the itinerary — Amsterdam!

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

The train passes over the bridge over the river Duero.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Checking passports at the Swiss border...

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Travelers enjoying the scenery of semiwagons Italian trains Settobello.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Probably the cost of a Eurailpass is hardly part, but this just awesome! The Barber in the French Mistral train.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Locomotive 1925, where tourists come to rest in the town of błonie.

A trip to Europe in 1970 on the train

Keywords: 70s | Landscape | Train

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