Offices to Serve You Abroad
Germany's fast, efficient rail network is operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB). ICE is a modern service of long-distance, high-speed trains. IC and EC trains operate between major towns and cities. Regional (IR) trains are modern and comfort able, and connect with long-distance services. Local services are called SE or S-Bahn. There are many fare reductions available; for bookings and information, phone Phone:01805 99 6633 (24 hours; toll call). BUS (Bus)
Towns and villages not served by the rail network usually have bus links, with timetables and routes co-ordinating with trains. German towns have their own buses, and one ticket is often good for other types of city transportation. The Eurolines international bus service operates in Germany: Phone:089 54 58 70-11. FERRY (Fähre)
Ferries from the ports of Lübeck and Kiel in the north connect to Denmark and Sweden. Boats also offer a service on many German lakes, rivers and canals. Ask for details at your travel agency or a local tourist office, where reservations can often be made.