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On leaving Strasbourg, look out for Strasbourg cathedral on the left with its famously missing second tower.Minutes afterwards you rumble across the river Rhine into Germany, before heading on to Stuttgart and Munich.
It is used on balls that take you out wide, in order to more efficiently get back towards the middle of the court.
If you thought the train was slow in Hungary, wait till you get into Serbia!
Again, you're crossing the great Pannonian Plain, past an occasional pheasant or deer, although wooded hills appear (and the train speeds up a bit) as you approach the Serbian capital.
Shortly afterwards it arrives at the Serbian border point, Subotica, where where it's the Serbians' turn.
Subotica is the location for much of the action in Graham Greene's novel Stamboul Train.