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Deutsche Bahn, Railways Germany
|Booking horizon||6 months|
|Trains||ICE, Intercity/Eurocity, Regional, S-Bahn, InterRegioExpress|
|High speed network||1,876 kilometres|
|Longest tunnel||10.7 kilometres (Landrücken Tunnel)|
|Highest bridge||107 metres (Müngsten Bridge, Wupper)|
|Major stations||Berlin Hbf, München Hbf, Frankfurt Hbf, Köln Hbf, Hamburg Hbf|
|Major lines||Berlin-Munich; Berlin-Hamburg; Cologne-Frankfurt|
Germany by train - Intro
Travel to/within Germany by train
Discover Germany by train. High speed ICE-services connect cities like Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich. Frequent local trains run along scenic routes to medieval cities like Heidelberg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Taking the train is a great way to travel to and in Germany.
Travel by train through Germany. Book a rail pass for various days or a single ticket. For Germanyyou can book the Interrail One Country Pass and Eurail One Country Pass. When travelling on a Interrail or Eurail Pass you can make your reservations on Happyrail.com as well. Simply fill in your departure and destination station to book the reservation. For single tickets you can click here to contact us.
Germany by train - Video
Travel by ICE
- Berlin to Munich | Munich to Berlin
- Berlin to Hamburg | Hamburg to Berlin
- Cologne to Amsterdam | Amsterdam to Cologne
- Munich to Nuremberg | Nuremberg to Munich
- Frankfurt to Zurich | Zurich to Frankfurt
- Free Wifi
- Comfortable seats
- Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips)
- Free Wifi
- Reservation included
- Comfortable leather seats
- Quiet atmosphere
- All seats have power sockets
- At-seat service for drinks and food
- Acces to first class lounges
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Travel by Intercity / Eurocity
- Berlin to Prague | Prague to Berlin
- Berlin to Amsterdam | Amsterdam to Berlin
- Munich to Salzburg | Salzburg to Munich
- Hamburg to Amsterdam | Amsterdam to Hamburg
- Hamburg to Copenhagen | Copenhagen to Hamburg
- Comfortable seats
- Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips), compulsory on Italian IC-trains
- Reservation included (compulsory on Italian IC-trains), reservation not possible in Belgium and the Netherlands
- Comfortable seats
- Quiet atmosphere
- All seats have power points
- Acces to first class lounges
- Intercity/Eurocity - More info and photos
Deutsche Bahn is the name of the German railways. The HQ is based in Frankfurt and the company is noted at the stock market.
The high speed train of the Deutsche Bahn is the ICE International, one of the most convenient trains in Europe which runs between all major cities in Germany. The ICE also has connections to all major cities in neighboring countries.
How to book cheap Sparpreis tickets to and in Germany
Domestic fares start at only €19. These Sparpreis-tickets are subject to availability and prices get higher as more tickets are being sold. Sales for domestic journeys start 6 months before journey date.
You will be likely to find the cheapest tickets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cheap tickets on fast ICE-services will get sold as first, sometimes a slower Intercity-connection might be cheaper.
Seat reservation is included in first class fares, for second class journeys a reservation can be purchased for €4,50 extra. Reservation is not compulsory, but is strongly recommended on busy travel dates around the weekend and holidays.
The price depends on the largeness of the state. Taking the regional train might take two or three times more travel time and involves more changes, but is also a great way to discover the countryside of Germany.
International train tickets
How to travel by train to Germany
Due to the central location in Western Europe many train connections exist from the main European cities to Germany. Frequent and comfortable trains run to the main German cities.
Travel from Denmark to Germany from €29 or from Sweden to Germany from €39
The Danish capital Copenhagen is connected with Hamburg with 3 to 5 daily ICE and EuroCity-trains.
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Travel from Slovakia, Budapest and the Czech Republic to Germany from €19
The main route from Germany to Prague runs along the Elbe river from Dresden to Prague, continuing to Bratislava and Budapest.
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Travel from Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia to Germany from €19
The Hungarian capital Budapest and the Austrian capital Vienna are connected every 2 hours with Munich by high-speed Railjet trains, also calling in Linz and Salzburg.
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Travel from Switzerland and Italy to Germany from €19
Italy is connected by direct Eurocity-trains to Munich.
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Trains to Switzerland
Switzerland has the best train connections to Germany. Two ICE and EuroCity-trains per hour operate from Basel to Freiburg and Frankfurt.
> Trains from Germany to Switzerland
Travel from France, Belgium and London to Germany from €19
From Paris and Strasbourg 4 TGV-trains run to Karlsruhe and Stutgart, with one service continuing to Munich.
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Travel from the Netherlands to Germany from €19
Seven daily ICE-trains operate from Amsterdam and Utrecht to Cologne and Frankfurt. An Intercity service runs every 2-hours from Amsterdam to Hannover and Berlin.
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Domestic train tickets
How to travel by train within Germany
The most important cities in Germany (Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt) are connected by ICE high speed services every hour or even every 30 minutes with speeds up to 330 kph.
The Intercity-network runs every hour or every 2 hours with speeds up to 200 kph to medium sized cities and the important holiday destinations.
Special ICE Sprinter services provide non-stop services between the most important cities during peak hours.
Many trains consist of different parts which split up to serve different destinations (Berlin-Hamm-Cologne/Düsseldorf and Munich-Hannover-Hamburg/Bremen).
Some connections are provided by cross-platform changes between two trains, especially on stations like Würzburg, Mannheim and Duisburg. When one of the trains is delayed by a few minutes the connecting train will wait for the transferring passengers.
Most regional trains (IRE, RE, RB) run every hour on important lines or every 2 hours on less important lines.
The S-Bahn provides a metro-style service within the surroundings of many big cities including Hamburg, Berlin and Munich. Most S-Bahn services run every 20 minutes or more frequent.
Many regional and local train services are run by private companies like Metronom, ALEX or Eurobahn. DB-tickets (including Interrail and the Schönes Wochenende Ticket) are accepted on the vast majority of these services.
Hamburg Köln Express operates a daily train from Hamburg via Cologne to Frankfurt, DB regional tickets are accepted on this service but without garantuee for transportation.
Rhine Railway Cologne-Koblenz-Mainz:
This old main route runs along the banks of the Rhine river which winds his way trough a wonderful valley along the famous Loreley rock.
You travel along pittoresque villages and vineyards while ships wind their way up and down the river. For the best views sit left when travelling southbound and sit right when travelling nortbound a long-distance service (InterCity/EuroCity).
Note that most ICE-services from Cologne to Frankfurt take the high speed which opened in 2002 and isn't scenic at all. When your train calls in Koblenz Hbf you are sure that your train is running on the Rhine Route.
Moselle Railway Koblenz-Trier-Luxembourg:
The line along the Moselle is the little brother of the Rhine Railway, between Koblenz and Bullay views are best on the left side travelling towards Trier and on the right side travelling towards Koblenz.
Regional trains run every hour from Koblenz via Trier to Luxembourg.
Black Forest Railway Offenburg-Donaueschingen:
This line start in Offenburg in the Rhine Valley and winds his way up into the Black Forest. At Triberg the line uses somes loops to climb and in Hornberg the train passes the Reichenbach-viaduct.
Aussenfernbahn and Karwendelbahn Munich-Garmisch-Reutte/Innsbruck:
This local line connects Munich and Innsbruck via the winter sport resort of Garmisch Partenkirchen and winds its way trough the impressive Karwendel Alps. The trunk route from Garmisch to Reutte and Kempten runs along the remote Aussenfern-region and goes into Austria and back.
Travel by steam train in Germany: In the former Easter Germany there are some still some railways which are steam-operated, not as museum railway but as actual public transport.
The "Bädierbahn (Bading Railway) Molli" operates every hour between Kühlungsborn and the Baltic Sea coast town Bad Doberan.
The "Rasesender (Raging) Roland" operates on the famous tourist island Rügen. The biggest steam railway network is provided by the Harzer Schmalspur Bahnen (Harz Narrow Gauge Railway) in the Harz mountains southwest of Berlin.
Take the steam train up from Wenigerode to the Brocken-summit, which was a spionage outpost during the Cold War. Steam trains also run to Nordhausen and allong the Selketal-Valley. DB-tickets aren't accepted on these steam services, but tickets are for sale locally.
Hotels near stations
Recommended hotels near train stations in Germany
Berlin: Intercity Hotel Berlin Hbf
Comfortable hotel next to the new main station of Berlin. Public transport in Berlin is included when staying in this hotel.
Hamburg: Intercity Hotel Hamburg Hbf
Comfortable hotel next to the main station of Hamburg. Public transport in Hamburg is included when staying in this hotel.
Munich: Intercity Hotel München Hbf
Comfortable hotel in the main station of Munich. Public transport in Munich is included when staying in this hotel.
Dresden: Intercity Hotel Dresden.
Comfortable hotel next to the main station of Dresden. Public transport in Dresden is included when staying in this hotel.
Cologne: Hotel Classic Harmonie
Nice hotel 5 minutes away from Cologne Main Station and the famous Cathedral.