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You can find more information about Germany on our website at:, or on our local websites.


Travelling 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.

Map of Germany

Icon: Deutschlandkarte Zoomable interactive Map of Germany with a selection of several topics.
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Upcoming Trade Events in the US and Canada

Destination Germany Road Show, East Coast 2009
After two successful Road Shows in 2008, the German National Tourist Office and some of its top partners from the U.S. and Germany are hitting the road again to present the latest information on Germany's tourism market. Click here to see our upcoming show dates in the US and Canada.

Flight Plan

USA:Click here for a flight plan of direct flights from the US to Germany.
CAN: Click here for a flight plan of direct flights from Canada to Germany.

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