Car advertisements still play on the more spinal cord level, it seems. As they are so successful – most Germans are tremendously car-conscious – they do indeed hit the right spot.
Myself, I was heading for the train to a meeting in Bonn at 06:19 in the morning. City administration’s rules are strict: No national flights if there is any possibility of a train connection, except in rare, unavoidable cases. Yes, we do have a CO2 reduction programme, and we take it serious.