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Travel to Germany by Train


The German railway network is reliable, safe and comfortable. It is amongst the best developed railway systems in the world. Trains can get you to even the smallest German towns and represent good value for money. Eurocity (EC) trains connect the major German cities to neighbouring countries.
Travelling by night train is always an enjoyable experience. Travellers can choose from sleeper cars, couchettes and seating cars. It is generally advisable to reserve seats on all trains, particularly at peak periods and during holidays. Reservations can be made for a small charge until shortly before departure.
The Thalys high-speed train connects Cologne and Aachen with Paris and Brussels.
InterCity (IC) and InterCity Express (ICE) trains run every hour, connecting more than 50 German towns. The high-speed ICE travels to Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.