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Train Travel in Germany

By JC, Germany, September 2012

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Train travel is where German attention to infrastructure and passion for punctuality really come into their own. Regular fares on the national rail network, Deutsche Bahn (DB), might not be the cheapest in Europe, but the service is fast and efficient, and from regional trains to the sleek intercity ICE, it covers the whole country. You can travel between Frankfurt and Munich in a little over three hours and Berlin to Hamburg in just an hour-and-a-half, so there are few cases where it makes sense to take a plane rather than a train between German cities.

Also, if you’re organized ahead of time you can often pick up big savings on regular fares. Scour the DB website for specials on long-distance travel, and you could be traveling the length of the country for just 29 euros.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Germany Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Germany.

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