I had good experiences with die Deutsch Bahn. Here's a picture of such an experience. It is December 2005...and that just so happens to be my train. We had to grab our bags...sprint down the stairs...under the tracks...and onto the train barely closing the door before the train rolled out of the station. I thought Germany was the other way...so my French hosts...Jean-Paul & Luc...shocked me when they said: "Oh no! That's your train! We have to run!"