Passengers at Berlin Central Station
Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa
Deutsche Bahn is preparing for a record summer in travel.
The state-owned company has planned ten thousand additional places on routes to typical holiday destinations.
With this, those responsible are reacting to a market research with which the railway wanted to find out the mood of the Germans after more than a year of the corona pandemic.
Accordingly, with 35 percent, trips are what people want to catch up on before going to restaurants (21 percent) and meeting friends (14 percent).
Abroad, Spain and Italy are preferred
Almost a third are planning a vacation in Germany, a quarter are going to other European countries, and six percent are even planning a long-distance trip.
Spain and Italy are the preferred destinations.
The participants in the survey stated that they are interested in relaxation, bathing and spending time with friends and relatives.
Even before the start of the holiday, Deutsche Bahn recorded a noticeable increase in sales.
The sale is already approaching the level before Corona.
Over the months of calm during the lockdown, the repair companies had successively serviced the air conditioning systems.
However, not only a renewed increase in the number of infections, but also a strike by the train drivers' union GDL could stop the trend.