Traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home! pic.twitter.com/ssfLCPsR8o
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 14, 2019
DB responded in a mildly annoyed way, pointing out that Thunberg had travelled in first class during her journey through Germany.
Our train from Basel was taken out of traffic. So we sat on the floor on 2 different trains. After Göttingen I got a seat.This is no problem of course and I never said it was. Overcrowded trains is a great sign because it means the demand for train travel is high!
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 15, 2019
I am so deeply embarassed by the German discussion about #Greta, I'll stay away from Twitter today to avoid having a stroke.
Maybe tomorrow we could go back to discussing the important topics, like, I don't know, HOW TO FREAKING SAVE HUMANITY FROM CLIMATE CHANGE?!
— Ulrike E Franke (@RikeFranke) December 16, 2019
are we seriously discussing #GretaGate right now? Anyone who has used the Deutsche Bahn knows what it can be like. Go discuss the climate emergency ffs.
— pitanga (@olivaaer) December 16, 2019
#Gretagate2019 lasts into second day in Germany. @ntvde with a helpful animated map of when exactly she did and did not have a seat. I'm on tenterhooks for all the doubtless thrilling, novel and insightful comment articles the newspapers will bless us with throughout the week pic.twitter.com/EmJDRBfp9f
— Tom Barfield (@tombarfield) December 16, 2019
Clash with Trump
Thunberg's journey through Germany was the last leg of a continent-spanning trip which began when she travelled to New York on a low-emissions yacht last August.