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Interrail benefits in Germany

If your Interrail pass is valid in Germany, you can get discounted ferry crossings, as well as other great offers.

Show your Interrail pass to receive your discount or special offer or contact the specific company in advance. The benefits apply during the validity of your pass, wheras free travel on trains, buses or ferries is only valid on travel days.

 

If you're travelling with a German Rail Pass, other benefits apply, you can find them at the bottom of the page.

Attractions

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Cruise the Rhine and the Mosel on KD German Rhine ferries

 

Interrail Pass holders get a 20% discount on sailings on regular domestic runs on the routes operated by the KD German Rhine Line:

  • Cologne (Köln) – Mainz (river Rhine)
  • Koblenz – Cochem (river Mosel)

 

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How to get the offer:
Reservations for the sailings are only available in person. Present your Interrail Pass at the dock when you make your reservation. For information about boarding places and timetables visit the KD Germany Ferry Line website or e-mail the KD.

 

Additional charges and conditions

  • This offer does not apply to overnight or international travel.
  • On some routes you have to pay a fuel surcharge of €0.80 per person, per journey.
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Vulkan-Expreß tourist trains

 

Interrail Pass holders get a 50% discount on all single and return tickets on the regular ''Vulkan-Expreß'' touristic and heritage trains between Brohl and Engeln.

 

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How to get the offer:

Simply present your Interrail Pass at the ticket counter of Brohl B.E. station, or directly to the conductor if you're boarding the train at another station. 

 

Please note:

It's only possible to pay with cash.

 

There are no seat reservations required on these trains. It's possible to take a bike on the train, you can make the free bike reservation (not compulsory) on www.regio-radler.de.

 

For more information about these trains you can contact Vulkan-Expreß directly.

  • Phone: +49 2636 80303
  • E-mail: buero@vulkan-express.de

 

Or check their website: www.vulkan-express.de

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Experience Germany's famous Romantic Road trip

 

Interrail Pass holders receive a 20% discount on the Romantic Road scenic tour in a selection of cities in Germany.

 

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Available in:

  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber

  • Ausburg

  • Munich
  • Füssen

 

Booking information

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online (select the EURail option under Persons), by e-mail, or by calling +49 (0)69 719 126 261.

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Explore the city of Nuremberg for less

 

If you're visiting Nuremberg, you can use your Interrail Pass to get a 10% discount off the city's Nürnberg Card. The super useful card gives you free admission to all of the city's museums and attactions as well as free access to public transport within the region.

Read more about this benefit

How to get the offer:

Present your Interrail Pass at one of the following tourist Information centers:
NÜRNBERG INFO, Königstraße 93, 90402 Nürnberg

  • Tourist Infomation, Hauptmarkt 18 (main market square), 90403 Nürnberg

 

Good to know:

For more information about the card and what do to in Nuremberg, you can visit the city's website

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Save 10% on the Frankfurt Card

 

Use your Interrail Pass to get a 10% discount when purchasing a Frankfurt Card.

 

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Included in the card:

  • Valid within the city districts and Frankfurt International Airport (Zone 50 und 5090)
  • Free and unlimited travel on Frankfurt's public transport system (tram, bus, underground, suburban trains)
  • up to 50% discount on admission to various Frankfurt museums
  • 50% discount on admission to the Palmengarten (Botanical Gardens)
  • 20% discount on admission to the MAIN TOWER, Rebstockbad, Titus Therme and Brentanobad (water parks)
  • 20% discount on motorised city tours, public city walks and river cruises
  • Disounts on admission to Alte Oper (Old Opera), Schauspiel, Oper Frankfurt (Frankfurt Opera), Schauspiel Frankfurt (Playhouse Frankfurt), The English Theatre and Papageno Musictheater at Palmengarten
  • Discount on admission to the Frankfurt Zoo
  • Various discounts at participating restaurants
  • Various discounts at participating retail stores

 

Where to buy?

Get your Frankfurt Card at the tourist information office at the main central station or in the city center at Römer.

 

Please refer to the following website for their opening hours:

Tourist Information Offices | Frankfurt Tourism (frankfurt-tourismus.de)

 

What is needed?

You need a valid Interrail Pass and your ID.

For more information, please visit the website or send an email: frankfurtcard@infofrankfurt.de

 

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Save €2.50 on the Berlin Welcome Card

 

Use your Interrail Pass to get a €2.50 discount when purchasing a Frankfurt Card.

 

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Do you want to experience the panoramic view from the TV tower or plan a visit to Madame Tussauds Berlin? Then we recommend the Berlin WelcomeCard - Berlin’s official tourist ticket. Save time and money!

 

Interrail Pass holders can get €2.50 off their Berlin WelcomeCard. The Berlin WelcomeCard is available for different durations - 48 hours, 72 hours, 4, 5, 6 days, to best fit your travel plans.

 

The Berlin WelcomeCard is also your ticket for public transport services across the entire city - and if you prefer, also includes Potsdam.

 

Berlin is divided into the fare zones A, B and C for which you will need an appropriate travel ticket to use the public transport service (including bus & rail). Section A comprises the Berlin inner city up to and including the S-Bahn Ring. Section B is located outside the S-Bahn Ring up to the city limits. Section C is the area around Berlin, including the town of Potsdam, the Sachsenhausen Memorial Site and Berlin's Schönefeld Airport.

 

Card holders of the Berlin Welcome Card benefit from discounts (min 25%) at numerous Berlin attractions and services. Click here to find all discount partners.

Click here to see the Berlin WelcomeCard City Guide with all attractions and services.

 

Where to buy?

Show your Interrail Pass at the Redemption locations to obtain your discount. Note that the offer is available only at the following Berlin WelcomeCard Redemption locations:

  • Main Central Station
  • Airport Berlin Brandenburg (BER)
    • Terminal 1, Level E0
    • Terminal section L, Main Hall (right-hand side)
    • Terminal section M, Main Hall / Arrival
  • Branbenburger Tor (Brandenburger Gate)
  • Humboldt Forum Museum (expected to open in June 2021)
 
Good to know:
The Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island is not included in the offer.

 

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Berlin tours - SANDEMANs NEW Europe

 

Interrail Pass holders get an exclusive 20% discount on all SANDEMANs tours in Berlin.

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Included tours:

 

How to get the offer:

Book your ticket online at www.neweuropetours.eu and use the code INTERRAIL20 during the check out process to apply your discount. Print your ticket and bring it with you, along with your Interrail Pass, to show to the guide of the tour.

 

Please note: guests that have booked their ticket with the Interrail discount will be required to show a valid ID and their valid Interrail Pass. Guests who are not able to show (one of) these documents will be given the option to pay the remaining 20% or will be denied from the tour. 

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Munich tours - SANDEMANs NEW Europe

 

Interrail Pass holders get an exclusive 20% discount on all SANDEMANs tours in Munich.

 

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Included tours:

 

How to get the offer:

Book your ticket online at www.neweuropetours.eu and use the code INTERRAIL20 during the check out process to apply your discount. Print your ticket and bring it with you, along with your Interrail Pass, to show to the guide of the tour.

 

Please note: guests that have booked their ticket with the Interrail discount will be required to show a valid ID and their valid Interrail Pass. Guests who are not able to show (one of) these documents will be given the option to pay the remaining 20% or will be denied from the tour. 

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Hamburg tours - SANDEMANs NEW Europe

 

Interrail Pass holders get an exclusive 20% discount on all SANDEMANs tours in Hamburg.

 

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Included tours:

 

How to get the offer:

Book your ticket online at www.neweuropetours.eu and use the code INTERRAIL20 during the check out process to apply your discount. Print your ticket and bring it with you, along with your Interrail Pass, to show to the guide of the tour.

 

Please note: guests that have booked their ticket with the Interrail discount will be required to show a valid ID and their valid Interrail Pass. Guests who are not able to show (one of) these documents will be given the option to pay the remaining 20% or will be denied from the tour. 

Accommodation

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Meininger Hostels & Hotels

 

Get a 10% discount on your stay at Meiniger Hotels & Hostels in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig and Hamburg. 

 

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How to get the offer:

The discount is only available for bookings via Meininger by email, or per telephone +49 30 666 36 100. Please use the Meininger website to check availability.

 

Good to know:

Wi-Fi is free in the hotels and hostels.

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Stay in Berlin at the Circus Hostel

 

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, the Circus Hostel Berlin offers Interrail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay in Berlin's Mitte!

 

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Booking information

To claim your 10% discount:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).

  2. Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Interrail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

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Stay in Frankfurt at Five Elements Hostel

 

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, the Five Elements Hostel in Frankfurt offers Interrail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere as well as the hostel's free pub crawls and pasta nights!

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Booking information

To claim your 10% discount:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).

  2. Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Interrail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

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Enjoy a discounted stay at Generator

 

Interrail Pass holders get a 20% discount at Generators in Berlin and Hamburg. The discount is applicable to their “Best Available Rate” via this website and is also relevant for the food & beverages.

 

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How to redeem the offer:

The discount is bookable via this website. Just use the promo code EURAIL20 within the reservation process. 

  • Food & Beverage discount is redeemable by showing your Pass at the restaurant or bar.

 

For more information: 

berlinmitte@generatorhostels.com | 0049 3092 1037 680 | Generator Berlin Mitte

berlin@generatorhostels.com | 0049 3040 8189 000 | Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

hamburg@generatorhostels.com | 0049 4022 6358 460 | Generator Hamburg

German Youth Hostel Association Membership

 

International travellers with a Interrail Pass valid for Germany can get free membership for German youth hostels. This free member’s card is also your ticket to 500 youth hostels all over Germany.

 

How to redeem the offer:

You have to apply for your free membership before beginning your journey at www.jugendherberge.de/eurail. The documents will be sent to you by post.

 

For more Information:

Membership in a national Youth Hostel Association is the prerequisite for your stay in German Youth Hostels and for that in hostels in most other countries. In countries where a membership is not mandatory, it entitles you to reduced rates.

To find your German Youth Hostel, click here.

Transport

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Sail off to Finland with Finnlines

 

Interrail Pass holders get a 50% discount on standard fares on the following routes:

  • Travemünde – Helsinki (Finland)
  • Travemünde – Malmö (Sweden)

 

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How to get the offer:
Reservations can only be made on the Finnlines website (booking code: RAIL). You need to show your Interrail Pass at check-in.

 

Good to know:

Please note that the offer does not apply to cabin accommodation. Port charges and meals are also not included in the discount offer.

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Hop on the S-Bahn and discover major German cities

 

An Interrail Pass is also valid on the S-Bahn (suburban metro railways) networks that DB operates in major German cities. The S-Bahn can be recognized by its logo (a white S on a green background).

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How to get the offer:

There are no gates you have to pass, so you can just get on the train. When someone comes to check your ticket you can just show your Interrail Pass. 

 

Good to know:

You can't use your Interrail Pass on the U-Bahn, so make sure the train you're boarding is an S-Bahn train.

Enjoy the top of Germany

 

Interrail Pass holders get a 10% discount on the Zugspitzbahn, Germany's highest mountain railroad.

  • Route: Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Grainau-Zugspitzplats

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Cross the sea with Stena Line ferries

 

Interrail Pass holders receive up to 30% discount on routes to Latvia and Sweden.

 

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Included routes:

  • Travemunde – Liepaja (Latvia)

  • Kiel – Gothenburg (Sweden)

  • Rostock – Trelleborg (Sweden)

  • Sassnitz - Trelleborg (Sweden)

 

Booking information
Discounted tickets can be booked online (use the code EURAIL) or purchased at the port on presentation of your Eurail Pass. For more information check the Stena Line website.

 

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Save money and discover Germany’s biggest cities by bike

 

Interrail Pass holders get a 20% discount with Call a Bike – the biggest bike-sharing scheme in Germany. Call a Bike lets you put slow traffic, noise and crowded trains behind you as you make your way around town at your own pace and with full flexibility in more than 45 cities

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How to get the offer:

  • Go to https://www.callabike-interaktiv.de/en/registrieren?partner=eurail
  • Choose whether you would like to use the bike for one or three days
  • Fill in the registration and payment form
  • After confirming the registration you receive a mail with an activation link and a code per text message which is valid for 24 hours
  • As soon as you enter the code in the link your rental period starts
  • Your registration is automatically deactivated once the hire period ends

 

Good to know:

For more information on how Call a Bike works and where you can find us, visit www.callabike.de/daypass. If you have any further questions please call 0049 69 - 42 72 77 22 or send a mail to info@callabike.de. Please bear in mind that you can only register for one bike at a time.

Other

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Enjoy a VIP shopping experience at McArthurGlen

 

As an Interrail Pass holder, you can take advantage of special offers at selected McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in Germany.

 

 

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Participating Designer Outlets:

  • McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Berlin

  • McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster

 

What you'll get:

  • 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase made in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.

  • A free coffee voucher to use at any of the cafes or restaurants in the participating Designer Outlets.

 

How to claim the offer:

Show your Interrail Pass at the outlet's Information Centre

 

Best way to the Designer Outlets:

  • To McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Berlin: From Berlin (Südkreuz, Potsdamer Platz, Hauptbahnhof, Jungfernheide, Spandau) take a regional train RE4 towards Rathenow, getting off at Bahnhof Elstal. Take bus 662 from the front of the station in the direction Wustermark / Falkenrehde directly to the main entrance of Designer Outlet Berlin. For more information, visit the website.

 

  • To McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster: From Neumünster Railway Station, you can take the number 7 or 77 bus which stops right out the front of the Designer Outlet. For more information, visit the website.

 

Keep in mind:

The offers valid in participating stores only and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. Coffee Voucher is valid in all cafés and restaurants. One voucher per valid Eurail or Interrail Pass, cannot be exchanged for cash. For more information and to plan your visit please visit www.mcarthurglen.com.

 

German Rail Pass Benefits

Free bus to Outlet Villages in Wertheim & Ingolstadt

Spend a day shopping at Outlet Villages close to Frankfurt and Munich and Pass holders can enjoy free use of the 'Shopping Express Bus' services. Buses run from Frankfurt Central Station to Wertheim, and from Munich Central Station to Ingolstadt.

 

Frankfurt - Wertheim Village (Monday to Saturday)

Bus departs at 09:00 from Frankfurt Central Station (from bus stop gates 7-9; take the south exit towards coach parking which is opposite Mannheimerstrasse 15). Bus departs to return to Frankfurt at 15:30. Find more information at www.coach.wertheimvillage.com.

 

Munich - Ingolstadt Village (Monday to Saturday)

Bus departs at 09:30 from Sofitel Munich Bayerpost (Bayerstrasse 12, close to Munich Central Station) or 09:45 from BMW Welt, Am Olympiapark 1. Bus departs back to Munich at 15:30. Find more information at www.coach.ingolstadtvillage.com.

Extra benefit for German Rail Pass holders
In the Wertheim Village and Ingolstadt Village, German Rail Pass holders will get a 10% VIP discount voucher upon presentation of a valid pass.

Historic highlights of Germany

A free* CityCard/CityPass/VoucherKit in the following cities:

  • Augsburg, Erfurt, Koblenz, Münster, Osnabrück, Rostock, Trier, Wiesbaden and Würzburg
 

An exclusive CityCard discount in the following cities:

  • Heidelberg and Potsdam

 

Special offers in the following cities:

  • Aachen: a free booklet “Charlemagne guides you through Aachen”
  • Bonn: when a Bonn Regio Welcome Card is purchased by a German Rail Pass holder, you can get the second one for free (only available at the Bonn-Information counter)
  • Freiburg: a free Freiburg Magazin with insider tips
  • Lübeck: a free city map and a free copy of the Culture Catalogue.
  • Regensburg: a free guided city tour in English
  • Tübingen: a free Museum Card
 

Info: Further information about the cities and their CityCards/WelcomeCards under: www.historicgermany.travel/en/plan-with-tools/city-cards CityCards/CityPasses/VoucherKits and, unless otherwise indicated, the special offers can be obtained at the Tourist Information offices of the above mentioned cities.

 

Please note:  

This benefit is valid from 01 January to 31 December 2021 

* As long as stocks last

Lake of Constance

50% discount on all steamer routes operated by Bodenseeschifffahrtsbetriebe (BSB).

BEX sightseeing Berlin

20% discount on sightseeing trips, e.g. the City Circle Yellow Best of Berlin trip www.bex.de/sightseeing

Stern und Kreisschiffahrt Berlin

25% discount on all scheduled boats trips in and around Berlin (marked with C, H or S). For detailed information about routes and timetables please refer to: www.sternundkreis.de

TimeRide

German Rail Pass holders receive a 20% discount on a historical virtual reality experience at TimeRide venues in Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Frankfurt and Munich.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

Enjoy a free VIP Shopping experience at Designer Outlets:

  • Berlin Designer Outlet
  • Neumünster Designer Outlet, near Hamburg
 

Pass holders are entitled to the following special offers:

  • A Fashion Passport giving you an additional 10% off outlet prices at participating shops.
  •  A free coffee voucher to use at any of the cafes or restaurants in the participating Designer Outlets
  • 1 center map (extra for German Rail Pass holders)
 

Info: Show your Pass at the Information Centre to receive all your offers. The offer is valid in participating stores only and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. Coffee Voucher is valid in all cafés and restaurants. One voucher per valid Eurail or Interrail Pass. The voucher  cannot be exchanged for cash. For more information, please visit www.mcarthurglen.com.

Designer Outlet Wolfsburg

German Rail Pass holders will get Designer Coupons of 10% discount for 3 shops at the Centerinfo.

 

Info: The outlet is located in the city center of Wolfsburg. To get there, it's just a short walk from the train station.

Outlet City Metzingen

German Rail Pass holders are getting a free “Shopping Pass” at the Metzingen Tourist Office (located at Lindenplatz, close to the entrance of the Outlet City, 10 min. walk from the Metzingen train station). The “Shopping Pass” contains vouchers for additional discounts in numerous brand outlets.