There is one overnight service between Paris and Munich, onboard the City Night Line service 'Cassiopeia'. By taking the sleeper train, you can reach your destination fresh and ready for the day ahead, whilst also saving on the price of a hotel.
Munich is the largest city in the German region of Bavaria, in the south eastern tip of the country. It is the third largest city in Germany, a financial and publishing hub.
The city benefits from an excellent public transport system, incorporating underground and suburban railway systems, as well as trams and buses. The city's main station is Munich Hauptbahnhof, situated at its heart. Munich Ostbahnhof (to the east of the city centre) is served by InterCity and EuroCity train services.
The service between Paris and Munich (with some services terminating in Stuttgart) is operated on the high-speed TGV line, with a total journey time of less than four hours to Stuttgart, and less than six hours to Munich. Much of the TGV service has been recently redecorated/rejuvinated to provide comfortable and clean interiors for your journey.
It is also possible to reach Munich via Cologne, or on the City Night Line service, which also calls at Stuttgart.
The train between Munich, Zagreb and Belgrade takes a stunning route through the Austrian Alps. The journey is made onboard a EuroCity train, which is comfortable, and consists of a mix of Slovenian and Serbian coaches. A restaurant car is usually attached to the train.
If you don't like the sound of this daytime train, there is an overnight sleeper train between Munich and Zagreb, the Lisinki sleeper train. Either way, it is amazing to think that you can take a train that passes through five different countries in a relatively short space of time.
The key cities of Amsterdam, Munich and Innsbruck are connected by an overnight City Night Line (CNL) sleeper service known as 'Pollux', that also travels via Cologne, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
The same journey can be made during the day if so desired, although requires a change of train at Frankfurt.
Travelling to/from Amsterdam and Cologne, there is a connecting InterCity Express (ICE) train between Frankfurt and Munich, via Stuttgart. There are five direct services daily in each direction. There is also a City Night Line sleeper service between Amsterdam and Munich if you would prefer to travel overnight.
There is one overnight service per day in either direction between Munich and Venice on the City Night Line service named 'Pictor'. A range of accommodation options are available. Two border crossings are made, at Kufstein and Brenner.