On June 25, 2023, ICE 79 will take off from Berlin to Zurich. None of the travelers yet know that this trip will end in a fiasco.

After almost two hours, the train suddenly breaks down on the open track – because the power supply no longer works. The air conditioning also fails.

The SPIEGEL original podcast "344 Minutes – The Railway Fiasco" tells the story of a breakdown trip. And reveals the many problems of Deutsche Bahn.

Episode one follows five passengers as they embark on a journey where nothing goes as planned. Listen to how quickly the temperature on the train rises on a summer's day and the mood changes:

You can subscribe to "344 Minutes – The Railway Fiasco" everywhere and get a new episode every Saturday. With SPIEGEL+, the next episode is already available in advance. Click here for the second episode: »Roller Coaster Ride«.