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ICE International - Info

General
High speed services between the large cities in Germany and abroad with speeds up to 330 kph. First, second class and dining car available. Bikes are not taken on ICE-services. Austrian Railjet and French TGV-services are classified as ICE within Germany.

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Free Wifi
  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips)  

1st class 

  • Free Wifi
  • Reservation included
  • Comfortable leather seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 
  • At-seat service for drinks and food
  • Acces to first class lounges

Catering
BordBistro/BordRestaurant on all services with drinks, snacks and simple meals. In the 1st class meals will be served at your seat (not included in the fare).

Wifi
Available on major domestic and international routes. 

Power sockets  
At all seats.

Children
Special compartments for familys and for parents with babys and toddlers. Children up to 14 years travel for free with their (grand)parents.

Dogs
Dogs are taken as long they are on a leash and wear a muzzle. Dogs carried in a bench or bag travel for free, bigger dogs pay half the fare of an adult.

Luggage
No luggage limit on board of ICE-trains. Small luggage can be stowed in the overhead luggage racks or under your seat, for larger cases there are luggage racks in the compartments and near the outside doors. 

Boarding
No check-in needed, you can turn up at the station and board the train at any time before departure. 

Discount cards - Bahncard 
The German Bahncard 25 and Bahndcard gives 25 or 50 percent discount on full fares. Furthermore the BahnCard 25 gives 25% off cheap Sparpreis-Europa-fares. International discount cards like Railplus, ÖBB Vorteilscard, Halbtaxabonnement and Voordeelurenabonnement gives discounts on full fares on the part of the journey outside Germany.

Interrail / Eurail 
Interrail and Eurail are accepted on all ICE-services without supplement. Seat reservation is not compulsory but strongly recommended for long journeys or busy travel days (Fridays-Mondays).

Groups 
For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fare, see Group travel by train. 

Business
The first class onboard ICE-trains offers a comfortable and quiet working sphere. Special compartments for 6 persons are bookable on most ICE-services which are useable for on-board meetings. The ICE-lounge on German stations is open for all first class passengers. More information:  Business travel by train.

At the station
For first class passengers special lounges are avaible on large stations, both within Germany and abroad. For second class passengers waiting rooms and restaurants are located within all stations. The train number, destination and time of departure will be published at screens at the stations. The platform will be announced around 30 minutes for departure but always keep a look at the screens or listen to the announcements for any changes.

Berlin Hbf - Info

Railway Station Berlin  

Berlin Hbf is the main station of Berlin, located nearby the German parliament. Many sights can be reached by foot from the railway station or by the convenient S-bahn (kind of subway) that connects all major stations in Berlin. The station itself is a modern visual attraction and is built on terrain where the wall used to stand. Nearby the station are some new and fine hotels. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: Reichstag 5 minutes, Checkpoint Charlie 30 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Subway: S Bahn to all major sights 
  • Bus: yes, to all sights, check Berlin.de
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

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Motel One***

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Intercity Hotel****

Next to Berlin Hbf, comfortable 4-star hotel with spacious rooms. Very convenient.    
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Ibis Berlin Hauptbahnhof****

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München Hbf - Info

Railway Station Munich

München Hbf is the main station of Munich, located near the old city centre. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Tram: - 
  • S Bahn: 7 minutes, every 2 minutes
  • Bus: -  
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

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Intercity Hotel****

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NH Deutscher Kaiser****

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Hamburg Hbf - Info

Railway Station Hamburg

Haburg Hbf is the main station of Hamburg. There is Wifi connection and you will find a lot of eateries and shops in the station. From the station you can take the public transport which brings you quick to the major tourist sights in the city. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Tram: - 
  • Subway: 1 stop (U Bahn) 
  • Bus: possible, best to walk or take the U Bahn 
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

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Barcelo Hamburg****

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Intercity Hotel****

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Europaïscher Hof****

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