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Archive for the 'Trains' Category

Das Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

The Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket is an offer from Deutsche Bahn that allows you to travel anywhere within Germany for a whole day on certain types of trains. Currently these are the RegionalExpress, Regionalbahn, InterRegioExpress and S-Bahn.

The ticket is valid for up to 5 adults or for parents with all their own children, or for grand-parents with all their own grand-children.

For the exact details and current pricing and conditions please refer to the Deutsche Bahn homepage.

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ICE: Der Intercity-Express

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

ICE is the abbreviation for Intercity-Express, the high-speed trains that run between the major cities in Germany.

To use the ICE you need a ticket that entitles you to do so, stating that a particular part of your journey is using such a train.

Visitors to Germany may prefer avoid using ICE trains, in order to travel the older, more scenic routes.

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Der RMV: Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

The RMV, oder Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund is an organisation which brings together different types of transport in the Frankfurt and Rhein-Main areas.

Buying an RMV ticket means that you can travel to your destination using a bus, a tram, the U-Bahn or the S-Bahn – without buying a separate ticket for each system, as long as they all belong to the organisation.

RMV also offers day-tickets, weekly, monthly or even yearly tickets. The area is divided into zones. You buy your ticket based on the zones that you are travelling through.

They are just one example of many such organisations throughout Germany.

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DB: Die Deutsche Bahn

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

DB is the abbreviation commonly used for Deutsche Bahn, the national railway company in Germany. They are responsible not only for the trains, but also for the tracks, stations, tunnels, bridges etc.

Over the next few weeks we will be talking about different types of tickets and trains.

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