I just booked tickets on a Thursday in May on ICE 597 which departs at 9:35am. I have a few questions:
- how early should I get to Berlin HBF since it will be around rush hour?
- are there luggage racks in the carriages and is it safe?
- how does ICE first class compare with Thalys first class? From the DB website, it looks like food is not included but available for purchase.
- my online ticket is in German. Can I get a copy in English?
Thanks in advance for your answers!