I’m now on the train to Munich. I’m almost at the German border, and no one has bothered to ask me for my ticket. The system on these international trains is interesting. When a train crosses an national border, a whole new crew will board the train from that country’s national railroad. Furthermore, they stop for a few minutes to connect a new locomotive. The new crew checks ticket (usually), and then all proceeds as before. Even a new concessionaire boards, and transactions begin to take place in the new currency.
I couldn’t have calculated my schilling usage better. I’m leaving Austria with six schillings, roughly $0.55. I’ll buy some D-marks while in Germany, and I really shouldn’t need much money for my day trip to Prague.