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Germany Transportation

  • Airport - Connections and Airlines

    Munich Transportation

    UPDATE: Due to construction, there will be significant delays and service changes along the main S-Bahn trunk ("Stammstrecke") between Pasing and Ostbahnhof late nights and weekends through 30 June 2014. During these times, the S-8 will only serve Pasing (planned to be Track 5) and Ostbahnhof (Planned to be Track 7) stations downtown, and the S-1...

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  • Public Transport

    Hamburg Transportation

    The public transport company for Hamburg if HVV. For singular train usage, you must purchase your ticket before boarding at the orange vending machines you will find just before entering the train ramps. For buses, as of 2012 you must purchase your ticket on entering the front of the bus from your bus driver (no more Trust System fare purchases...

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  • Public Transport

    Düsseldorf Transportation

    Düsseldorf's transport system is a vast and somewhat confusing system of trams, busses and underground trains (more like trams that spend some time underground). There is also a similarly bewildering array of tickets to choose from, from simple single tickets at €1.10 to monthly tickets to the "Ticket 2000 9.00 am by subscription" (whatever that...

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  • Public Transport

    Stuttgart Transportation

    --New since last year, at the bus you have to go in at the front and show the bus driver the ticket.-- If you drive with public transport you should know about different ways to stop and drop out of the transport systems. In the S-Bahn the train stops at every station and you can open the door only when the train is standing. In the U-Bahn...

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  • Getting There...

    Koblenz Transportation

    We arrived by boat from Rudesheim which was a fantastic experience. On the boat we had commentary about all the castle's and little villages on the banks of the river Rhine and cost us 13 euro each to get to Koblenz. We boarded at 09h05 and arrived in Koblenz at 13h00

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  • Getting There By Train

    Leipzig Transportation

    The main station at Leipzig is one of the worlds largest railway stations with a length of 298m, 24 platforms and 45m wide arches. Until 1934 the station had a Saxon and Prussian administration. Later, in 1996-97 it was completely rebuilt with a shopping centre and multi-storey car park.

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  • trains

    Mainz Transportation

    Mainz is well connected with Wiesbaden and Frankfurt through the S8 suburban railway line. Trains run every half an hour with a night break lasting only from around 1 am to 4 am. The trains coming from Frankfurt also stop at Frankfurt Airport (usually track 3). Single tickets are 7,80 EUR from/to Frankfurt Hbf (central train station), 4,35 EUR...

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  • Hauptbahnhof - the main train station

    Karlsruhe Transportation

    The Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station), designed by August Stürzenacker, dates from 1913. It was build one kilometer South of the previous station, which was located at the Ettlinger Tor. Station information from the Deutsche Bahn. In front of the station you can take one of the following trams: -2 Siemensallee - Wolfartsweier Nord -3...

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  • Public Transportation

    Munich Transportation

    UPDATE: Due to construction, there will be significant delays and service changes along the main S-Bahn trunk ("Stammstrecke") between Pasing and Ostbahnhof late nights and weekends through 30 June 2014. See the S-Bahn Munich Website for details (website in German, but pdf brochures in German and English). Munich has one of the best and...

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  • Airport

    Hamburg Transportation

    Hamburg has the oldest operational airport in the world, one that continues today to be a major transport hub. Germany's main airports are in Frankfurt and Berlin, but Hamburg handles plenty of international flights, although mostly budget and with European destinations. Lufthansa uses the airport as one of its minor hubs, flying to destinations...

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  • Trains

    Düsseldorf Transportation

    It is huge train station and there were so many signs in German but it was good all the machines have English and I bought my ticket without any problems. The train station is in the center of the city and it's accessible by almost each tram and U-bahn

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  • Airport

    Stuttgart Transportation

    So you are hungry at the Stuttgart airport and don't want to pay a premium for mediocre food? Try Treiber, the bakery where the flight attendants and pilots buy their food. They sell good fresh sandwiches and everything else a typical Stuttgart bakery sells. You also get a good coffee. They sell at prices like they are selling everywhere else in...

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  • Riding the Trains

    Koblenz Transportation

    There is an InterCity train once an hour from Mainz to Koblenz. Half of these are direct trains from Frankfurt am Main. These trains take the scenic route through the Rhine Valley, passing by such places as the Loreley, where the legendary Rhine maidens used their lovely singing to lure love-stricken barge captains to their doom, much as the...

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  • Getting Around By Public Transport

    Leipzig Transportation

    You can easily walk around the Old Town upon your arrival in Leipzig from the main train station. Most of the main sights/museums are there so you don’t have to worry for public transportation. There is no underground system but if you need a tram there are plenty of them (modern and old) and you can catch them in front of the train station. A...

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  • cruise lines&ferries

    Mainz Transportation

    Do note that Cruise line do not run in Winter or are limited to boring tea time cruise. Do check if the cruise are running if you are planning for a Rhine Cruise to visit the Rhine River castle and sights in Winters

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  • Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund - KVV

    Karlsruhe Transportation

    Karlsruhe's townscape would not be complete without the yellow trams. They take you (almost) everywhere in town and its surroundings. There is no better way of getting around. Trams travel every 10 minutes in the daytime, every 20 minutes in the evening and on weekends. Some main routes operate all night long on weekends. Karlsruhe's public...

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  • By train

    Munich Transportation

    UPDATE: Due to construction, service between downtown and Pasing will be limited late nights and weekends through June 30, 2014. During these times, the inbound S-3 and S-4 will terminate at Pasing, requiring a transfer to Tram #19, another S-Bahn, or local train to get between Pasing and downtown. The S-6 will continue non-stop from Pasing and...

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  • Trains

    Hamburg Transportation

    With one of Europe's most efficient and effective train services, Germany is highly accessible for travelling via train. Hamburg's main train station is its Hauptbahnhof, centrally located in the city. Services from Hamburg run to locations throughout Germany.

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  • Airport

    Düsseldorf Transportation

    The new airport at Weeze is advertised as 'Dusseldorf' by Ryanair, the main user of the airport. Does Ryanair know where Dusseldorf actually is. You could argue that the airline doesn't know it's arse from it's elbow, and therefore has trouble locating places - but it does seem to be working. There are now about 50 destinations from the tiny...

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  • Trains

    Stuttgart Transportation

    Stuttgart's main train station, or "Hauptbahnhof", is just east of the city centre, a few minutes walk from all the action. Inside, the "DB ReiseZentrum" railroad travel agency (open 08:00-20:00, Sat 09:00-16:00, Sun 13:00-18:00) sells all tickets. "The Arnulf-Klett-Passage" is a large underground commercial centre that connects the station...

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  • Frankfurt-Hahn to Koblenz

    Koblenz Transportation

    Despite the fact that there is a perfectly good airport located between Koblenz and Cologne, which has a direct rail link to the city most visitors will come to Koblenz via the airport at Frankfurt Hahn. There is a simple reasons for this : it is bloody cheap. Transport to and from the airport across perfect tank-driving country is provided by an...

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  • Facts / General Information

    Leipzig Transportation

    To say that the Altenberg-Leipzig airport is small is something of an understatement. It currently has only one scheduled service per day via Ryanair - to Stansted, London Although Leipzig has another larger airport, closer to the city - this place provides by far the cheapest option to/from the U.K. It's a very homely little place to pass...

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  • freeways

    Mainz Transportation

    Mainz is about 30 minutes by car from the Main-Rhein airport in Frankfurt. Hire a car at the airport or use the train in order to get to Mainz. Most sights are in walking distance and you don't even need to use public transportations to get around.

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  • Baden-Airport

    Karlsruhe Transportation

    Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from the North of England to Karlsruhe, so I had to catch a train from Sheffield to London Paddington (which was on time, but 20 minutes into the journey, hit a problem with signals, which meant I was late arriving into London), then schlep it to Underground, to catch tube to Baker Street, for the Easybus...

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  • Take the bike

    Munich Transportation

    Munich is a wonderful place to bicycle around (assuming the weather gods are with you). We rented our bikes for a day from Radius Bikes in the main train station Hauptbahnhof. The bikes were high quality, very comfortable and included locks. Munich is very bicycle friendly, the area mostly flat. We biked from the train station to the museums, then...

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  • Ships

    Hamburg Transportation

    In the harbor there are many companies offering harbor tours. They of course are special because you really get close by the huge ships. But if you do not want to spend that much money you also can use the ferries with the normal bus and underground day and group tickets. Especially if you travel with kids this is an experience. A nice tour is to...

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  • Traffic

    Düsseldorf Transportation

    Düsseldorf is directly connected to the A3, A44, A46, A52, A57 and A59 autobahns. The city also has railway stations with direct services to all major German cities. The Rhein-Ruhr airport, one of Germany's three biggest commercial airports.

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  • Getting there

    Stuttgart Transportation

    In the case it also happen to you :-): from Cassano d'Adda to Stuttgart !!! Car from home to Milan-Orio airport Ryanair flight from Milan-Orio Bus from Hahn to Frankfurt Flughafen Train from FFurt to Stuttgart Central Station U-Bahn (underground) from Central Station to Wilhelma (check Must See Activities) It's just amazing what you can do with...

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  • Getting There By Bus

    Leipzig Transportation

    If you arrive in Leipzig on Ryanair (see other tip) you will of course have realised that Ryanair's defintion of which airport belongs to which city is somewhat hazy. At one point they advertised a flight to Copenhagen, when it did'nt even land in the same country ! (it actually went to Malmo) Altenberg airport is about 40Kms from Leipzig, but...

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  • By car

    Munich Transportation

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

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  • Hamburg Card

    Hamburg Transportation

    On a recent trip. my ex-girlfriend and I were debating buying Hamburg Cards. After a bit of a stroll on the first evening (we were staying near the Hauptbanhof Sud) we decided that it was not really necessary. If you are reasonably active and staying near the centre, virtually eveything is within walking distance. Obviously, if you are staying in...

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  • Driving

    Stuttgart Transportation

    To reach Wilhelma zoo & botanic garden's by car.................. A 81 motorway from the direction of Heilbronn/Würzburg Leave the A 81 at Exit Zuffenhausen (No. 17) and follow the B 10 main road towards the city centre until reaching Wilhelma. A 8 motorway from the direction of Ulm/München (Munich) Leave the A 8 at Exit Wendlingen (No. 55) and...

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  • Parking / Getting Around By Car

    Leipzig Transportation

    Our hotel Landhaus Fleischhauer was located in the centre of Lützen. It was a 30-minute drive to the centre of Leipzig (20 km) along the national road B87. We found a free parking in the centre close to the New Town Hall.

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  • By foot

    Munich Transportation

    The downtown area as well as the quarters around it can easily be explored by foot. Many travel guides (also some english ones) contain longer guided walks, where you follow the guide book and get explanations, about buildings, churches, historic events etc. Asphalt walking can be very tiring. Wear comfi shoes and treat youself with a good coffee...

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  • Bicycle

    Hamburg Transportation

    In addition to StadtRAD, the competing NextBike system also has a large number of bikes available on the streets of Hamburg. NextBike is more expensive for short rides (EUR 1.00 per hour, starting from the first minute) but less expensive for a whole day (EUR 8.00 for twenty-four hours instead of EUR 12.00, which is what StadtRAD charges). --...

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  • City Maps

    Hamburg Transportation

    Once you're in the system, you can study the U-Bahn/S-Bahn map to figure out the best route to your destination. The brightly colored lines converge on a few stations in the central city, particularly Jungfernstieg and the Hauptbahnhof.

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  • Traffic

    Hamburg Transportation

    .The port of Hamburg Situated on the river Elbe. It is the third largest port in Europe (after the Port of Rotterdam and Port of Antwerp) and tenth largest worldwide. We got there from Bremen 105km along A1 autobahn. It took us about an hour and a half. You may see - a multilevel crossroads near Hamburg at the photo.

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  • Köhlbrandbrücke

    Hamburg Transportation

    Normally it is the best to use the public transport(bus, tube and ship). But you should not miss to take a car and drive over the Köhlbrandbrücke(see at the picture). You have a wonderful viwe over the harbour and the city.

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  • Frankfurt International Airport

    Located six miles (nine kilometers) southwest of downtown Frankfurt, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) is one of the major international hubs of Europe.Airlines serving Frankfurt International Airport: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, Air Algerie, Air Astana, Air Berlin, Air Dolomiti, Air Canada, Air China,...

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  • CAR: Drive with care - speeding tickets...

    I am adding this to both categories, "transport" and the "warnings & dangers". It is about driving with own or rental cars, anywhere in Germany.Speeding, jumping red lights, etc is being controlled and fined. In most of the cases one can see the “control points”, especially in cities and towns. They are mounted on poles; hence we call them “bird...

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  • TRAIN: Ticket machines–short distances

    It is customs since long that train travellers in Germany must have their ticket when boarding the train. But since recently, it is the same for more and more busses and streetcars – the drivers simply don’t have the ticket printer machines inside, and partly their drivers' seats are separated from the passengers.So, the use of ticket machines for...

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  • TRAIN: Be sure to include +City...

    Despite many complaints from Germans who use trains to commute or travel, I really like to take the train for any distance outside of the town I live at. That’s why I have the so-called Bahncard 50, where I only pay 50% of the ticket price. This Bahncard is also available for non-residents, please see here for more and current information:Bahncard...

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  • Car: Save money at Autobahn stations &...

    When you have to go, you have to go. And find something, even if it is a tree. When driving on our Autobahn (something like expressway or motorway), there are several parking areas and rest areas equipped with toilet facilities. Although most of them are free of charge, I would not recommend these simply because they are not manned and might.......

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  • Bargains

    The ICE routes can sometimes be a bargain, if you book them in advance using the SPAR prices. The SPAR prices have certain conditions, most important of which are that you must book a return and your stay must include a weekend day. They must also be bought at least three days in advance, but for popular routes, like Frankfurt-Dusseldorf, you will...

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  • City Metro Systems

    The public rails system and each city's individual metro system merges to an extent, but they are run by different organisations. For example if you buy an ICE ticket to a city, you can use it to travel all the way to your destination on local public transport. As you are given a day to do this, you can use it as the equivalent of a free day...

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