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Traveling by train

ICE of the Deutschen Bahn AG
Germany has an extensive rail network that covers almost every part of the country. The trains are reliable, safe and comfortable. Long-distance trains are meticulously coordinated with local services, offering excellent connections. A nationwide rail network enables visitors to reach even the smaller historical towns and the holiday regions with ease. InterCity (IC) and InterCity Express (ICE) trains run every hour, connecting more than 50 German towns. The high-speed ICE trains reach speeds of up to 300km/h. Regional trains connect the smaller towns. Many of these trains are also used by commuters, so it's best to avoid travelling in the early morning or late afternoon if possible. It is generally advisable to reserve seats on all trains, particularly at peak periods and at holiday times. Reservations can be made for a small charge until shortly before departure. All information, including timetables, is available online on Deutsche Bahn's website.
Tickets are often cheaper if purchased several days before travel. However, the tickets are then only valid for travel on one particular service i.e. the outward and return journeys are booked for a specific train. Children under 14 travelling with a parent or grandparent go free.

Transportation Map