Our team

We are a group of students from various fields of study and from all parts of Germany. Many of us went abroad with Erasmus or travelled through Europe using Interrail. We came back as enthusiastic Europeans. At the same time we have the feeling that too little is being done at the European level for climate protection. The European Green Deal is only worthwhile if the European programmes themselves become more sustainable. That is why we founded Erasmus by Train e.V. in January 2020.

Carl, 23, Berlin

“Travelling by train means making the journey to your goal and, in passing, setting an example for the climate.

Felix, 24, Hamburg

Travelling by train is not only a way of getting around – it also allows me to rediscover the journey to my destination.

Hannah, 23, Mülheim a.d.R.

“Travelling by train allows me to see all of Europe without much effort.

Jonathan, 26, Bonn

Travel, experiencing Europe’s diversity and environmental protection must not remain contradictory.

Lennart, 25, Chemnitz

“You can travel by train from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, so you can also cross Europe.”

Merle, 26, Berlin

“Let’s tackle and think climate protection and European solidarity together – the only track for us all to prosper.”

Oliver, 22, Berlin

“CO2 emissions, species extinction, droughts – as a natural scientist I can only say: Of course we have problems! Only together can we tackle them!”

Simon, 26, Zurich

“It is such a joy to travel through Europe by train. What easier way to reduce our footprint could there be?”

Tatjana, 23, Lund

Let’s be sane and replace the plane with traveling by train – for nature will remain and Europe is to gain.

Bea, 23, Cambridge
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“Taking the train and being able to protect the environment should be possible for everyone. Currently, a lot of people can’t afford this.”

Meela, 29, Flensburg

“For the future of our environment, choosing trains over planes is a sacrifice worth making.”

Dominik, 25, Hannover

“Isn’t Europe just too small to get to be discovered by plane?”

Elsa, 22, Brussels

“Why travel by plane when you could be on the right track – environmentally and visually – by taking the train? Don’t miss out on our beautiful countries!”

Johannes, 23, Stuttgart
Student Outreach

“Taking an overnight train and waking up in a different country is the best and should be possible for all Erasmus students.”

Gereon, 21, Bonn
Student support

“Travelling sustainably is not only expensive but it’s also complicated. Let’s make booking a European train journey as easy as booking a flight!”

David, 23, Berlin
University Outreach

“Traveling by train offers the most scenic route through Europe. Not only that, but it’s a relaxing and comfortable journey which offers the opportunity to meet new people.”

Amelie, 25, Munich

“Booking a train ticket throughout Europe is unreasonably difficult and expensive. But the supply will follow the demand. The more people choose to take the train, the better the rail options will become.”

Gideon, 24, Munich

“The climate crisis requires us to rethink transportation in general, and regional European transportation specifically. This gives us plenty of opportunities for positive change in the future.”