10 Great European Train Trips (PHOTOS)

10/21/2010 01:58 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Train travel in the Old World maintains a certain mystique for many travelers - and it's little wonder: With scads of culture, 47 countries packed into a region slightly larger than the U.S., and exhaustive tracks that go everywhere from the plains of Spain to the eastern fringes of Russia, Europe is tailor-made for riding the rails. Check out ShermansTravel.com's favorite train trips in Europe, which encompass the most quintessential experiences.

Text, captions and photos courtesy of ShermanTravel.com, adapted from "Top 10 Train Trips in Europe" by Molly Fergus.