trains in 20th Century Europe
From the Baltic to the Black Sea
From Scandinavia via Sassnitz on the Baltic to Constanţa on the Black Sea, these major routes connected North and Central Europe to South East Europe. The cities of Berlin, Praha, Wien, Bratislava, Budapest and Bucureşti were served by these arteries. Services between them were provided by two important routes.
Political Aftermath of WW1
The Peace Making Process 1918-
The emergence of new states from the territory of the Austro-
From the map, the Berlin-
This was an important artery linking former German and Austro-
An important feature of this spine was that it provided alternative routes for Berlin traffic bound for Wien, Budapest and further on into the Balkans and these connections remained until 1946. In the meantime trains via this route were often quicker than the equivalent trains using the Balt Orient route which was also a longer way round.
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