Rail Europe is giving creative individuals the chance to escape and find their muse in Europe for FREE through a new Instagram competition.

Called ‘Tales on Rail’, the competition gives writers, musicians, visual artists, photographers, videographers and any other creatives, the chance to focus on their personal or professional projects while ‘training’ around Germany and Switzerland.

Two winners will be selected to fly to Europe in September this year, where they’ll use the German Rain Pass to explore Frankfurt and the Black Forest region before picking up their Swiss Travel Pass for explorations of Jungfraujoch, Interlaken, and St Moritz.

Image: Rail Europe/Facebook

Image: Rail Europe/Facebook

Winners will also be filmed throughout their journey. The footage captured will be edited into a video series, which will promote the the artists’ experiences and their projects online in early 2018.

So, what do you need to do to be in the running?


First, you’ll need an Instagram account, because you need to follow the @raileurope page.

Then upload a picture to your own Instagram account. The photo should show a destination that has inspired you creatively and needs to be captioned with 3-4 sentences on ‘why a trip like this could really help you move forward with a creative project you’re working on or have been wanting to start’.

All captions must also include the hashtag #TalesOnRail2017 – otherwise Rail Europe won’t be able to find your entry.

Get those creative juices flowing now, because you only have until 17 July 2017 to enter. Click here for more information.

Good luck! Alternatively, you can click here to check out Rail Plus’ Agent training incentive, which could earn you a spot on a Christmas markets famil in Switzerland.

Which country inspires you the most?