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Explore Berlin's explosive art scene, Hamburg's restless harbour life, Dresden's golden opera and Düsseldorf's chic boutiques. Germany's romantic river valleys and deep forests take you to fairytale castles, baroque cathedrals and charming beer gardens. Prost!

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Frankfurt Berlin 03:43 € 29
Frankfurt Munich 03:17 € 29
Munich Berlin 05:55 € 29
Cologne Frankfurt 00:53 € 21
Cologne Berlin 04:07 € 49
Munich Cologne 04:25 € 29
Stuttgart Frankfurt 01:13 € 39
Berlin Stuttgart 05:02 € 117
Munich Stuttgart 02:04 € 57
Frankfurt Hamburg 03:40 € 130
Berlin Hamburg 01:37 € 78
Hamburg Munich 05:43 € 29
Frankfurt Dusseldorf 01:16 € 65
Berlin Dusseldorf 04:10 € 29
Munich Dusseldorf 04:48 € 49
Frankfurt Dresden 05:05 € 29
Berlin Dresden 02:04 € 45
Cologne Stuttgart 02:11 € 79
Dresden Munich 05:48 € 105
Frankfurt Nuremberg 02:03 € 55
Berlin Nuremberg 04:41 € 108
Frankfurt Heidelberg 00:48 € 4
Heidelberg Berlin 04:46 € 49
Nuremberg Munich 01:06 € 55
Cologne Hamburg 04:01 € 99

Germany

The national railway company of Germany is known as the Deutsche Bahn (DB). Germany has over 41,000 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Germany can be booked in advance. International trains connect Germany with neighbouring countries such as France and Switzerland. Book train tickets to visit main cities of Germany by train. German cities including Berlin, Munich and Leipzig are all served by trains.

Cityscape

Stay east for history-packed, arty Berlin and visit up-and-coming Leipzig. Stroll around Hamburg’s harbour, admire Dresden’s opera house, and capture Weimar’s classical cityscape. Head west for Cologne’s Gothic cathedral and Frank Gehry-graced Düsseldorf. Travel by train to Germany’s south to medieval Heidelberg and eclectic Munich.

Landscape

Cruise the UNESCO-listed vine-clad Middle Rhine Valley or hike the Black Forest in the southwest. Explore the hilly, unspoilt countryside of the Hunsrück or travel south by train to Germany’s Upper Bavaria where fairytale castles, chocolate-box villages and the mountainous beauty of the Alps await.

Take Home

Buy traditional cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest, home-bottled Mosel valley wine, Lübeck marzipan and full-flavoured beer from Franconian breweries. Indulge in designer labels from Munich’s boutiques and Düsseldorf’s Kö promenade.

Eat & Drink

Sample sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) and Berlin’s beloved currywurst (curry sausage). Regional specialities include semmelknödel (dumplings) and maultaschen (stuffed pasta pasties) in the south to sea-fresh shrimp and herring-type rollmops in the north. Prized German beers include golden Pilsener and dark Altbier.

New Perspective

See Germany by train by travelling with ICE and Deutsch Bahn, with a scenic ride from Cologne to historic Koblenz where the Ehrenbreitstein fortress offers spectacular views over the castes and vineyards of the Rhine Valley.

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