Buy tickets for trains in Germany

Germany by practice.  There is no check-in, you stroll straight from
town centre into the station, look on the indicator board to
discover your practice & hop on, any time earlier than departure…

 

Purchase German practice tickets on-line direct from DB at
www.bahn.de…

Buy train tickets for Germany direct from DB

I like to recommend shopping for direct from Deutsche Bahn with all a budget fares proven, no reserving charges
and print-at-home or show-on-smartphone tickets.

I like to recommend registering when prompted, so you possibly can log in and test or re-print
your tickets at any time.

Inter-city practice tickets from €19…

Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)
high-speed IC and ICE trains are simply one of the best ways to journey between main
city & cities throughout Germany, in consolation at floor stage.  DB’s ICE
trains journey at as much as 186 mph from metropolis centre to metropolis centre, and if
you pre-book direct with the operator yow will discover some actually low cost fares.

COVID-19 replace
See
COVID-19 journey info
.

Prepare
journey inside Germany…

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How one can purchase tickets on-line

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How one can purchase tickets by telephone

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Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket: discontinued

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Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket: Limitless
off-peak journey
for €44

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Lander tickets: Limitless practice journey in a single
area

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Bayern Ticket:  Limitless day’s journey Munich,
Neuschwanstein, Berchtesgaden, Salzburg

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Railpasses for Germany

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Maps of the German rail community

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What are German
trains like?

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Journey ideas: Baggage, meals & drink, lounges…

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How one can
go to Neuschwanstein
Fort

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How one can go to the Harz steam railway & Brocken

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How one can go to Obersalzberg & Eagle’s Nest

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Escape to Colditz by practice

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Helpful nation info:
forex, dial code…

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Really helpful guidebooks

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Inns & lodging in
Germany

Worldwide trains to &
from Germany…

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Trains from the UK to Germany

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Trains to Germany from different European
cities

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Trains from Berlin
to different European cities

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Trains from Hamburg
to different European cities

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Trains from Cologne &
Düsseldorf to different cities

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Trains from
Frankfurt to different European cities

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Trains from Munich
to different European cities

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Munich to Prague by practice not bus

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Berlin to Prague by
practice

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Berlin-Warsaw Categorical trains

Station guides…

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Berlin Hbf station info

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Cologne Hbf station info

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Hamburg Hbf station info

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Munich Hbf station info

Basic practice journey info…

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Basic European practice journey
info

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Prepare seat numbering plans

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Baggage on trains   

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Baggage lockers at stations

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Eurail passes & 
Interrail passes

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Taking bikes  
Taking canines


Helpful
nation info


How one can test practice instances, fares & purchase tickets…

  • Anybody from any nation can
    use bahn.de, all worldwide bank cards accepted, you print your personal ticket
    or can merely present it in your laptop computer or smartphone.

  • I like to recommend
    registering when prompted, so you possibly can log in, test all of your bookings and
    re-print your tickets at any time.

Do you
want to purchase tickets prematurely?

  • No, for regional trains –
    those marked R, RE, M, ALX & so on within the search outcomes on
    www.bahn.de. 
    Regional trains have one mounted worth with limitless availability and no
    reservations needed or attainable.  Deal with them as you’d a metropolis metro: 
    Flip up, purchase a ticket and hop on the following practice.  They can not ‘promote out’! 
    Should you’re making a number of journeys, there are some regional practice passes
    defined right here.

  • No, for longer distance
    trains – those marked IC, ICE, EC and so forth within the search outcomes on
    www.bahn.de
    if you’re pleased paying the comparatively costly Flexpreis =
    full-flex commonplace worth
    .  These full-fare tickets have a hard and fast worth,
    limitless availability and can’t promote out.  they’re legitimate on any practice
    that day, a seat reservation is not needed however might be made as an ‘non-compulsory
    further’ for a small charge, round €4.50.

  • Sure, for longer distance
    trains if you wish to get monetary savings with low cost advance-purchase fares – low cost Sparpreis
    (saver) advance-purchase fares are supplied when you guide prematurely, this
    which varies from €19.90 upwards relying how far forward you guide and the way
    common that practice, day or date is.   Should you purchase one in all these low cost
    fares you possibly can solely journey on that particular practice,  restricted refunds and no
    modifications to journey plans.

  • For instance, Frankfurt to Berlin prices €120
    Flexpreis when you purchase on the day
    of journey, however begins at simply €29 upwards (that means it could possibly be €39, €49, €59,
    no matter) when you guide prematurely.  So guide forward!

When does reserving open?

  • Reserving now opens as much as 6 months
    forward for German home tickets.  It was elevated to six months from the
    earlier 92 days
    in December 2016.  Nonetheless, the reserving interval is commonly lower than this for dates instantly after the
    twice-yearly timetable modifications at midnight on the 2nd Saturday in June and 2nd
    Saturday in
    December.  For instance, bookings for dates after the mid-December timetable
    change, together with the Christmas interval, have at all times opened in mid-October.

Flexpreis or Sparpreis?

  • Should you use
    www.bahn.de
    to guide a long-distance practice you may see two columns of fare proven towards every
    practice, the Flexpreis (beforehand proven as Normal fare) and a Saver fare
     (Sparpreis in German).

  • The Flexpreis might be
    purchased on-line or on the station on the day, on the identical mounted worth. 
    Flexpreis fares are versatile and refundable, you should utilize any practice you want,
    simply hop on and discover any empty unreserved seat, seat reservation on lengthy
    distance IC, ICE & EC trains is non-compulsory for a small further cost, round
    €4.50.

  • Within the Saver fare column
    you may see no matter low cost Sparpreis or SuperSparpreis fare is
    out there on that practice, from €19, €29, €39 and so forth relying on the size of the
    journey and on how far prematurely you guide.  These fares are cheaper, however
    they solely permit journey on the precise practice you have booked.  The costs varies like air fares, rising as departure
    approaches and the cheaper tickets are offered.  They disappear a number of days
    earlier than departure, leaving solely the usual Flexpreis fare.

    Sparpreis fares are refundable
    (though for a DB credit score voucher, not money) as much as the day earlier than departure with a
    small charge deducted, no modifications or refunds allowed from the day of
    departure onwards.  A 1st class Sparpreis will get you right into a DB
    first-class lounge.  Vital replace:  From 15 December 2019, solely
    the most costly full-flex Flexpreis tickets will get you into the DB Lounges. 
    Sparpreis fares will not provide you with entry.

    SuperSparpreis means no refunds, no modifications. 
    A 1st class Supersparpreis will not get you right into a DB first-class
    lounge.

  • Youngsters go free!  On DB trains, youngsters underneath 6 go
    free, no ticket wanted.  Youngsters over 6 however aged underneath 15 additionally go free
    in the event that they journey accompanied by a fare-paying grownup, an excellent provide.  E book your tickets at
    www.bahn.de
    and it’ll work all this out for you.

Bank card not needed
as ID for
print-at-home tickets…

  • Should you wished to make use of a
    German Railways print-at-home ticket (proven as on-line ticket on
    bahn.de) you used to have to indicate your credit score or
    debit card as I.D. on board the practice. I am glad to say that this modified
    in October 2016, all you now want is a passport or different recognised ID to
    show your identify to assist a print-at-home on-line ticket.  Chances are you’ll or could
    not be requested for it by the conductor. 

  • Just one identify is critical to
    assist a print-at-home ticket, even when the ticket covers multiple
    passenger.

  • No ID is critical if you choose
    tickets by mail, as standard practice tickets don’t have any names on them and
    want no ID.

  • Stopovers.  Should you’d
    like a stopover en route, however nonetheless need an inexpensive saver fare from finish to
    finish, no drawback.  Go to
    www.bahn.de
    and enter your begin and finish level, merely click on Add intermediate stops, enter the
    place the place you wish to cease off, enter the variety of hours stopover and off you go. 
    Most 2 days validity with a Sparpreis fare.

  • Alternate options to utilizing bahn.de: 
    Bahn.de is likely one of the greatest practice operator websites, but when for any cause you need an
    various web site which might additionally guide DB trains at DB costs, attempt these two:

    Raileurope.com
    has a direct connection to DB’s ticketing
    system so it sells the identical trains, identical costs, identical print-at-home tickets at
    Bahn.de, however with a small reserving charge.  It accepts all worldwide credit score
    playing cards so can be utilized by anybody from any nation.  Raileurope.com additionally connects to
    the French, Italian & Spanish ticketing programs so can simply guide
    multi-operator journeys corresponding to Munich to Naples (which includes DB and
    Trenitalia) or Frankfurt to Bordeaux (which includes DB and SNCF).  Raileurope.com
    can be able to splitting the reserving to guide some cross-Germany journeys
    (for instance, Brussels to Poland) for which you’d should manually cut up the
    reserving at some logical level inside Germany when you wished to make use of bahn.de.

    www.thetrainline.com
    additionally has a connection to DB’s system, so can promote print-at-home tickets
    (however not these which should be posted) for DB practice on the identical costs as
    DB, however with a small reserving charge.

Competing personal operator: 
Flixtrain

  • Virtually all long-distance
    trains in Germany are operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB), the State-owned German Federal
    Railways.  However there’s now one different long-distance operator price mentioning.

  • Flixtrain,
    www.flixtrain.com.  
    Flixtrain has taken over the one every day practice Berlin-Cologne-Heidelberg-Stuttgart
    beforehand run by Locomore and the Cologne-Osnabruck-Hamburg trains beforehand
    run by HKX.  Flixtrain presents low cost tickets, even when the competing DB
    trains are extra frequent and sooner.

  • Should you stay within the UK you should purchase
    German practice tickets direct from Deutsche Bahn on their English-speaking telesales
    line, 00 49 (0)30 311 68 29 04.  Strains open 08:30-20:00 Monday-Friday, 09:00-13:00
    Saturday & Sunday UK time, 1.5% charge for telephone bookings.

  • Alternatively, you possibly can name Worldwide
    Rail on 0844 248 248 3, traces open 09:00-17:00
    Monday-Friday. 
    They cost a £10 reserving charge for bookings underneath £100, £20 for £100-£300,
    £30 above £300. In lots of instances tickets might be emailed to you as e-tickets, so
    there is no postage charge or delay.

Customized-made excursions of Germany by practice…

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Particular regional tickets

These one-day limitless journey passes are nicely price understanding about, despite the fact that
they don’t seem to be legitimate on quick long-distance trains, solely on slower regional trains. 
If you need a railpass legitimate on all trains, together with high-speed and
long-distance ones, see the German Rail Move
part under.

Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket:
Limitless regional off-peak practice journey, €44…

  • The Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket provides a day’s limitless journey
    from 09:00
    weekdays or from 00:00 Saturdays & Sundays, till 03:00 the next morning on all regional
    & regional-express
    trains (RE, RB, IRE, S-Bahn) all through the entire of Germany.

  • The
    first traveller pays €44, every further passenger pays simply €Eight to be added
    to the identical ticket, as much as a most whole of 5 passengers.

  • You possibly can’t use quick IC, ICE or EC trains, solely slower regional trains, so a
    long-distance journey which could possibly be made on a quick direct IC or ICE practice
    could possibly be very gradual and contain a number of modifications if made utilizing purely regional
    trains.  However it may be a really low cost method to go, particularly when you
    have not been capable of guide an inexpensive advance-purchase ticket for an ICE or IC
    practice.

  • For extra info (however solely
    in German, so use Google Chrome browser’s computerized translation characteristic),
    see

    www.bahn.de/…./startseite-topangebote-QDL_LZ01. 

  • To purchase a ticket on-line and
    print it out your self, click on the ‘E book now’ hyperlink on
    www.bahn.de/…/startseite-topangebote. 
    I strongly advocate registering when prompted, so you possibly can log in, test
    your bookings and re-print at any stage.  Alternatively, these tickets can be purchased on the day of journey from the self-service
    ticket machines at German stations, though it prices €2 extra when you purchase
    from a staffed counter. 

Lander
tickets:  A day’s limitless regional practice journey in a single area,
e.g. Bavaria…

  • A cut price price understanding about!  Every area of
    Germany presents a Lander Ticket giving limitless journey on regional trains
    in that area, that means RE, RB, IRE & S-Bahn, however not long-distance IC, EC or ICE
    trains.  There’s extra info at

    www.bahn.de/en/view/presents/regional/regional-day-tickets.shtml. 

  • You
    should purchase a Lander ticket on-line at

    www.bahn.de/en/view/presents/regional/regional-day-tickets.shtml and
    print it out or just present it in your smartphone or laptop computer, or you should purchase on the station on the day, but it surely prices €2 extra if purchased at a
    staffed journey
    centre somewhat than on-line or the self-service ticket machines.  Should you purchase
    on-line, I like to recommend registering when prompted, so you possibly can log
    in, test your bookings and re-print at any stage.

Bayern
ticket:  Munich, Füssen (Neuschwanstein fortress), Berchtesgaden
(Eagle’s Nest), Salzburg…

  • The Bayern Ticket (Bavaria Ticket)
    is the Lander ticket to purchase for day journeys from Munich to Salzburg, Munich to
    Füssen (for Neuschwanstein fortress) or Munich to Berchtesgaden for the Eagles
    Nest.

  • It prices €25 for a solo traveller
    or €32 for two individuals travelling collectively or €39 for Three individuals or €46 for Four individuals
    or €53 for five individuals.

  • It provides limitless journey on
    regional & inter-regional all through Bavaria for an entire day, on weekdays from
    09:00 till 03:00 the next morning, and on Saturdays & Sundays from 00:00
    till
    03:00 the next morning.

  • It additionally covers most Bavarian
    buses, together with the bus between Füssen station and Hohenschwangau for
    Neuschwanstein fortress.

  • How one can attain Neuschwanstein
    fortress from Füssen station & the way to attain Eagle’s Nest & the Berghof from
    Berchtesgaden.

Metropolis Mobil:  City metropolis
transport added to your inter-city rail ticket.

  • When reserving on-line to many
    main German cities, you’re usually supplied a Metropolis Mobil add-on for a number of
    euros, with alternative between a single ticket or a day ticket.  If Metropolis
    Mobil is obtainable in that metropolis, it’ll seem after you choose your practice
    and proceed previous the seat reservation stage.  The one ticket choice
    provides one journey on city bus, tram or U-bahn transport to a vacation spot
    inside that metropolis inside 2 or Three hours of your arrival.  A day ticket
    provides limitless journey on the city bus, tram & U-bahn community in that metropolis.

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Railpasses
for Germany

  • If you’re a European
    resident (however stay outdoors Germany) you should purchase an Interrail cross for
    Germany giving a alternative of three, 4, 6 or Eight days limitless journey on all
    Deutsche Bahn trains inside an total 1 month interval.  You possibly can select
    1st class or 2nd class.

  • To elucidate {that a} bit extra,
    if you purchase the cross you select the date on which the general 1 month
    validity begins, and also you select what number of days you wish to purchase, both 3, 4,
    6 or 8.  You then ‘spend’ every of those limitless journey days on any
    date you want inside that 1 month validity interval just by writing the date
    in one of many bins printed on the cross.  You may make as many journeys
    as you possibly can cram in on every day, there isn’t a restrict (that is what limitless
    means).

  • The cross is legitimate on all DB
    trains, together with the high-speed ICE trains and quick IC and EC trains. 
    It is also legitimate on a number of small personal regional operators, however not personal
    operators HKX or InterConnex.

  • In Germany, there are few if
    any reservation charges to pay, and (not like France) no quotas for passholders. 
    In 99% of instances you simply write the date in your cross, then hop on any trains
    you want spontaneously with no reservation or further charge payable. 
    Germany is subsequently one of many nations the place passes retain their
    flexibility and comfort, not like (say) France, Italy or Spain.

  • Is a cross higher worth than
    point-to-point tickets?  Nicely, an grownup 6-day 2nd class cross prices
    £268, that works out at £45 (€51) per day.  You can log on at
    www.bahn.de
    2-Three months forward and purchase a long-distance practice ticket prematurely from simply
    €29, restricted refunds or modifications to journey plans.  However think about you
    wished to make two such journeys a day, not one.  Or did not guide 3
    months prematurely, so at the moment are seeing greater costs, maybe €69 or €89 fares
    on-line at
    www.bahn.de?
    Or just need flexibility, and do not wish to decide to particular trains with
    a no-changes no-refunds ticket prematurely?  Then a cross might be nice
    worth.

  • Click on right here to test Interrail costs & purchase on-line

German Rail cross (for abroad
guests)…

  • Should you stay outdoors Europe, you should purchase an German
    Rail Move giving a alternative of three to 10 days limitless journey on all
    Deutsche Bahn trains inside an total 1 month interval.  You possibly can select
    1st class or 2nd class.

  • To elucidate {that a} bit extra,
    if you purchase the cross you select the date on which the general 1 month
    validity begins, and also you select what number of days you wish to purchase, any quantity
    between Three and 10.  You then ‘spend’ every of those limitless journey days on any
    date you want inside that 1 month validity interval just by writing the date
    in one of many bins printed on the cross.  You may make as many journeys
    as you possibly can cram in on every day, there isn’t a restrict (that is what limitless
    means).

  • The cross is legitimate on all DB
    trains, together with the high-speed ICE trains and quick IC and EC trains. 
    It is also legitimate on a number of small personal regional operators, however not personal
    operators HKX or InterConnex.

  • In Germany, there are few if
    any reservation charges to pay, and (not like France) no quotas for passholders. 
    In 99% of instances you simply write the date in your cross, then hop on any trains
    you want spontaneously with no reservation or further charge payable. 
    Germany is subsequently one of many nations the place passes retain their
    flexibility and comfort, not like (say) France, Italy or Spain.

  • Is a cross higher worth than
    point-to-point tickets?  Nicely, an grownup 6-day 2nd class cross prices
    $343, roughly €200, that works out at €33 per day.  You can log on at
    www.bahn.de
    2-Three months forward and purchase a long-distance practice ticket prematurely from simply
    €29, restricted refunds or modifications to journey plans.  However think about you
    wished to make two such journeys a day, not one.  Or did not guide 3
    months prematurely, so at the moment are seeing greater costs, maybe €69 or €89 fares
    on-line at
    www.bahn.de?
    Or just need flexibility, and do not wish to decide to particular trains with
    a no-changes no-refunds ticket prematurely?  Then a cross is nice
    worth.

  • You can not purchase a German railpass if you’re resident in Europe.

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Maps of the German rail
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What
are German trains like?

InterCity Categorical
(ICE): 

Extra information

InterCity Categorical
high-speed trains, often referred to as ICE, are German Railways’ front-rank trains,
travelling at as much as 175mph (ICE1 & ICE2) or 186mph (ICE3).  You may discover details about ICEs on the
ICE web page.

ICE2 2nd class ICE2 1st class An ICE2 high-speed train at Berlin

ICE1 or 2, 2nd
class

ICE1 or 2, 1st class

An
ICE2 at Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

InterCity trains
journey at as much as 125mph, often utilizing a locomotive and standard carriages. 
Some InterCity trains cross borders into neighbouring nations and these will
be categorised EuroCity (EC) somewhat than InterCity.

German InterCity train   InterCity 2nd class   InterCity 1st class (6-seat compartment type)

InterCity trains at the moment are being
refurbished with related seating to ICEs. 
Digital
tour of InterCity practice…

 

2nd class.  You may additionally discover a number of
compartment coaches on InterCity trains and a bistro or restaurant automobile…

 

1st class, usually
out there in each open-plan saloons like this and in compartments.

Regional trains…

Regional trains are typically operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB, German Railways) or
typically outsourced to a personal operator corresponding to Abellio, Metronom, Erixx, however nonetheless run as a part of the
nationwide community, with tickets offered by DB at
www.bahn.de.  They arrive in
many alternative shapes
and sizes, some single-deck, some double-deck.

Seats on double-deck regional train   Double-deck regional train

Seats on a double-deck regional
practice…

 

DB Regio double-deck regional
practice at Hamburg…

German regional train   Seats on a German regional train

DB Regio regional
practice on a rural route…

 

2nd class seats on a rural
DB Regio practice…

There are a number of kinds of ICE, for plans of
the seating structure on IC, ICE and numerous different kinds of practice in Germany see the
Prepare seat numbering web page. 

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Journey ideas…

  Train composition display on station platform in Germany
 

Prepare
formation poster or
Wagenstandsanzeiger, on a German station
platform, exhibiting the place alongside the platform every automobile of a
practice will cease, so you might be ready in the best place when your
practice is available in!

  • Maps of the European rail community: 
    See the part on the
    Prepare journey in Europe web page about
    rail maps.

  • Language issues:
     
    First-time guests usually assume this shall be an issue, but it surely infrequently is. 
    At stations, indicators are often in English in addition to German, or
    they use easy-to-understand pictograms.  On-train bulletins on
    long-distance trains are sometimes made in English in addition to German.

  • Meals & drink on German trains:
     
    Most long-distance trains have at the very least a bistro automobile serving tea, espresso, wine, beer &
    snacks from a counter, with some tables close by when you’d wish to eat and drink in
    the bistro automobile somewhat than take it again to your seat. 
    See pattern ICE bistro
    menu.  Many German
    long-distance trains have a correct sit-down waiter-service restaurant automobile. 
    In first-class on ICE you may usually be requested if you wish to order meals or drink,
    and will probably be introduced and served at your seat.  Alternatively, really feel
    free to carry your personal food and drinks (even a bottle of wine, when you like) onto
    the practice, there is no guidelines towards that on the rails!

  • Baggage on trains:  There aren’t any
    baggage charges or weight limits, and you do not test your baggage in, you merely take
    them with you onto the
    practice, putting them on the racks on the finish of every automobile or amongst the seats, or above your head. 
    It is often attainable to maintain all of your baggage in sight. 
    Extra details about
    baggage on trains.

  • Do you have to reserve a seat or
    not?
      Reserving a seat is non-compulsory on most German trains.  You possibly can
    add a reserved seat to your reserving for €4.50, when shopping for a firstclass ticket
    it could be free.  Should you do not reserve, you merely sit in any empty
    unreserved seat.  Small LED shows above every seat present which seats are
    reserved between which stations, and which seats are free.  Travelling
    alone, center of the day, mid-week in February, you may have loads of seats to
    select from.  However a household group, travelling on a Friday afternoon in July
    could be nicely suggested to order seats.  And for any lengthy journey it is best
    to be on the protected aspect and reserve.  You may make a seat reservation
    individually (i.e. after shopping for your ticket) just by going to
    www.bahn.de
    and clicking the Seat solely (no ticket) hyperlink proper on the backside.

  • On the practice’s LED seat
    reservation shows above every seat:

    ggf. reserviert – this
    means the practice’s on-board reservation system hasn’t been up to date with the
    newest info from the primary DB reservation system.  Often all the
    seats present this message if this occurs.  Seat reservations are nonetheless
    legitimate, however can’t be proven on the LED shows, so you possibly can sit in these seats
    however you can be requested to maneuver if somebody reveals up with a reservation.

    ggf. freigeben – it is a
    last-minute reservation seat.  You possibly can sit in it when you like, however can have
    to maneuver if somebody reveals up with a reservation.

    bahn.consolation – travellers
    holding a frequent traveller BahnCard have precedence for these seats. You
    can sit in these seats however somebody with a BahnCard could present up and declare it. 
    Although how they’d know you did not have a BahnCard and so ask you to maneuver is
    one other query!

    Schwerbehinderte means
    that seat is reserved for individuals with disabilities.

  • Firstclass lounges at
    stations:
      There are lounges for first-class passengers at Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Major,
    Frankfurt Major Airport, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Leipzig,
    Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart. Simply observe the indicators to the ‘DB
    Lounge’.  Most are open roughly 07:00-21:00 every day, search

    www.bahn.de for particulars.  The lounges provide complimentary tea, espresso, smooth drinks,
    beer & snacks.  You should use DB Lounges with any first-class nationwide or
    worldwide mainline ticket for DB trains or their companion railways, together with
    low cost sparpreis 1st class fares, however excluding the extra-cheap
    supersparpreis
    fares.  You can not use DB Lounges with a railpass. 
    Vital replace:  From 15 December 2019, solely the most costly
    full-flex Flexpreis tickets will get you into the DB Lounges.  Sparpreis &
    Supersparpreis will not provide you with entry.

  • Left baggage at stations: 
    All German stations aside from the very smallest have left-luggage lockers in numerous sizes, as much as suitcase-sized. 
    Extra
    info on left baggage lockers & costs.

  • Bicycles:  Bikes can
    be carried on all German trains if semi-dismantled & positioned in a motorcycle bag, they
    then journey as peculiar baggage.  Undismantled bikes are carried freed from cost on suburban & regional trains. 
    They’re carried for a charge
    on most InterCity trains,
    ICE-T &
    ICE4 trains, prior
    reservation is required.  Undismantled bicycles are usually not carried on
    high-speed ICE trains aside from
    ICE-T &
    ICE4 variations which have been fitted
    with bike racks.

    To discover a practice that may take each
    you and also you bike, merely use the web timetable

    at
    www.bahn.de,
    ticking the carriage of bicycles required field. 
    Inside Germany, you possibly can guide a motorcycle house and purchase your ticket on-line
    this manner, too.  For extra info,
    see the bicycles by practice web page.

  • Canines & pets:  Canines
    might be taken on all German trains, typically free, typically for a small charge. 
    For extra info, see the canines & pets web page.

Locations not served by the primary rail
community…

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Really helpful guidebooks

Take
an excellent guidebook.  For impartial journey, the perfect guidebook is both the
Lonely Planet or Tough Information.  Each guidebooks present a superb stage
of sensible info and historic and cultural background.  You will not
remorse shopping for one!


Or purchase the Lonely Planets from the
Lonely Planet web site, with delivery worldwide.   
Alternatively, you possibly can obtain simply the chapters or areas you want
in .PDF format

from the Lonely Planet Web site, from round £2.99 or US$4.95 a
chapter.

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Excursions of
Germany by practice

If you wish to tour Germany by practice, with all of your practice
reservations and lodges sorted so that you can your
personal specification, contact rail journey specialists Railbookers
they usually’ll create the perfect rail vacation for you,
hassle-free.  Not like some abroad journey brokers, they
actually do know all about practice journey in Italy and
proper throughout Europe, they usually know some wonderful lodges,
too.  They take excellent care of their shoppers and it is not
shocking they get quite a lot of repeat enterprise, so I’ve no
hesitation in recommending them.

UK flag 
UK name 0207 864 4600,

www.railbookers.co.uk

US flag 
US name free 1-888-829-4775,
see web site.

Canadian flag  Canada name free 1-855-882-2910,
see web site.

Australian flag 
Australia name toll-free 1300 971 526,
see web site

New Zealand flag 
New Zealand name toll-free 0800 000 554 or
see web site.

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Discover lodges
wherever in Germany…

Find hotels at Booking.comMy favorite resort search web site: www.reserving.com

www.reserving.com
is my favorite resort reserving web site and I typically favor reserving my lodges multi functional place right here.  You possibly can often guide with free
cancellation – this lets you affirm your lodging at no threat earlier than practice
reserving opens.  It additionally means you possibly can maintain lodging whilst you finalise
your itinerary, and alter your plans as they evolve – a characteristic I exploit all
the time when placing a visit collectively.  I by no means guide lodges non-refundably. 
I’ve additionally come to belief their overview scores – you will not be dissatisfied with
something over 8.0.

Tip:  It may pay to match costs throughout a number of resort websites: 
HotelsCombined.com is a worth comparability web site which compares resort costs on
Reserving.com, Inns.com, Expedia, Accor, Agoda and lots of others.  Although if
there’s not a lot in it, I favor protecting all my bookings collectively in a single place
at
www.reserving.com.

AirBnB: 

www.airbnb.com…

www.airbnb.com started in 2008 when two designers who had house to share
hosted three travellers on the lookout for a spot to remain.  AirBnB is a platform
which connects hosts with company, so now you can guide a room in individuals’s houses,
or an condominium, flat or home which individuals wish to hire out.  It may be
nicer than a hostel, cheaper than many lodges.

www.hostelworld.com:  Should you’re on a decent finances,
do not forget about backpacker hostels.  Hostelworld
presents on-line reserving of low cost personal rooms or dorm beds in backpacker hostels in Paris and most different European
cities at rock-bottom costs.


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