Long-distance passenger trains were often given names to go with their route. Among them was also a quite special international express train, the long distance express (FD) "Mozart". It linked beautiful Vienna via Munich and Stuttgart with the world city of Paris. The "Mozart" could already be found in the Seventies in the schedule books. In May of 1989 it was raised to the level of a Eurocity. Now it also ran a full dining car. The cars were provided by the Austrian Federal Railways, which sent its long-distance fleet out in the stylish gray/red paint scheme. Anyone wanting to go with the "Mozart" from Vienna to Paris boarded this train, which starting in the summer schedule of 1991 was run as EC 64/65, at 9:00 AM and reached the Seine just after 10 PM. Thanks to the dining car, the train also offered a culinary adventure.
Between Munich and Stuttgart, the German Federal Railroad's section of the trains were underway with its parade locomotives, the class 103 units. Here they could show what they had in the section Munich-Augsburg at a speed of 200 km/h / 125 mph. Chiefly the Orient red painted locomotives looked very well pulling the ÖBB cars. For several years there was also a branch train from Graz to Salzburg, where the cars were transferred to the main train.
In December of 2002, this trip between the metropolises ended abruptly, because this classic car-hauled train had to make way for an ICE. All that remained was the "Mozart" trip from Munich to Vienna West, and in 2008 this illustrious name disappeared entirely from the schedules.