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Eurail Pass Benefits in Germany

If your Eurail Pass is valid in Germany, you can get discounts on ferry crossings and boat trips, cheap hotel stays and other benefits offered by our partners. To take advantage of these offers just show your Eurail Pass or contact the company, that offers the benefit, directly. Free travel offers are only valid during travel days, whereas other benefits apply during the entire validity of your Eurail Pass.

 

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

Transport

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Sail off to Finland with Finnlines

 

Eurail 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 Eurail 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

 

A Eurail 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 you Eurail Pass. 

 

Good to know:

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

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Travel on International IC Buses throughout Europe

 

As a Eurail Pass holder you can travel on IC Bus connections passing through Germany. With this, you can travel to cities in 10 countries, as long as your Eurail Pass is valid in all the countries you travel through. A €4.50 reservation is required.

 

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Which routes are covered?

  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof Europaplatz - Rostock/Hamburg - Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof Europaplatz - Warsaw Airport (Poland) - Warsaw Zachodnia station (Poland)
  • Düsseldorf - Maaastricht (Netherlands) -  Liège (Belgium)
  • Düsseldorf - Roermond (Netherlands) - Eindhoven (Netherlands) - Antwerp (Belgium) - Ghent (Belgium) -  Lille (France)
  • Frankfurt Main - Frankfurt Hahn Airport - Trier - Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)
  • Leipzig - Prague (Czechia)
  • Mannheim - Frankfurt - Prague (Czechia)
  • Mannheim - Heidelberg - Nuremberg (ZOB) - Prague (Czechia)
  • Munich - Regensburg - Prague (Czechia)
  • Munich - Zürich (Switzerland)

 

How can I reserve a place on the bus?

Tickets and reservations are available at railway ticket windows in Germany. Due to seasonal route changes, it's worth checking the dates of your preferred route on the DB Bahn website before you travel.

What do I need to reserve? 

There are 2 scenarios to consider:

  • The easiest way to travel with the DB Buses, is to have a Pass that's valid in all the countries that you're traveling through. For example, if you want to take the bus from Düsseldorf to Lille, your Pass has to be valid in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. For this trip you would need a Eurail Global Pass, this way you'll only need to buy a reservation for your trip. 
  • If you want to take the same bus, but your Eurail Pass is only valid in the Netherlands, you would need to buy a ticket and reservation for the countries your pas is not valid in (France, Belgium and Germany). For the part of the trip that takes place in the Netherlands you would only need a reservation. 

 

Enjoy the top of Germany

 

Eurail 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

 

Eurail 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.

 

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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A&O hotels and hostels

 

Eurail pass holders get a 10% discount on the daily rate at A&O hotels and hostels in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and other German cities.

 

 

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Participating hotels and hostels

  • A&O Aachen Haubtbahnhof

  • A&O Berlin Friedrichshain

  • A&O Berlin Mitte

  • A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof

  • A&O Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

  • A&O Dresden Hauptbahnhof

  • A&O Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

  • A&O Frankfurt Galluswarte

  • A&O Hamburg Hammerkirche

  • A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof

  • A&O Hamburg Reeperbahn

  • A&O Hamburg City Süd

  • A&O Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof

  • A&O Köln Neumarkt

  • A&O Köln Dom

  • A&O Leipzig Hauptbahnhof

  • A&O München Hauptbahnhof

  • A&O München Hackerbrücke

  • A&O Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof

 

How to get the offer:

The discount applies to the daily rate for advance bookings only. Book your hotel or hostel on the A&O website or by phone (+49 30 80 947 5110). Offer code: Rail Pass. Please have your pass ready to show at check-in.

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Stay in Berlin at the Circus Hostel

 

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, the Circus Hostel Berlin offers Eurail 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 Eurail 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 Eurail 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 Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

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Enjoy a discounted stay at Generator

 

Eurail 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 Eurail 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.

Attractions

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StuttCard, the ideal companion to the vibrant city of Stuttgart

 

The StuttCard gives you free admission and great reductions on the regular prices of more than 50 partners in the Stuttgart Region. 

 

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Value for Eurail Pass holders:

  • StuttCard 24 hours incl. free public transport for €22,95 instead of €27
  • StuttCard 48 hours incl. free public transport for €31,45 instead of €37
  • StuttCard 72 hours incl. free public transport for €39,95 instead of €47

 

Show your Pass at the Tourist Information Centre to get the price reductions. Presentation of the StuttCard guarantees you free admission to nearly all museums and places of interest.

  • Automobile enthusiasts will love the unique museums of Mercedes-Benz, Porsche
  • The Television Tower Art lovers can enjoy the Stuttgart State Gallery (Staatsgalerie Stuttgart), the Stuttgart Museum of Art (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart) and many other galleries in the region, such as the National Schiller Museum in Marbach
  • And those interested in the region's stately homes can visit the palaces of Ludwigsburg, Solitude or the Burial Chapel free of charge
  • The StuttCard also lets guests experience history at first hand, for example with a visit to the Stauffenberg Memorial or the Theodor Heuss House
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Cruise the Rhine and the Mosel on KD German Rhine ferries

 

Eurail 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 Eurail 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

 

Eurail 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 Eurail 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

 

Eurail 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 Eurail 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.

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How to get the offer:

Present your Eurail 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 Eurail 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.

 

Opening hours:

  • Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

What is needed?

You need a valid Eurail Pass and your ID.

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

 

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Explore all Düsseldorf has to offer with a city card!

 

Eurail or Interrail Pass holders get a 10% discount on the 2-day Düsseldorf City Card. 

 

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Included in the card:

  • Free travel on public transport in the city area of Düsseldorf
  • Discounts of up to 100% on around 50 offers, such as guided city tours, museums & souvenirs

 

How to get the offer:

To get the discount book here and enter code: INTERRAIL. For more information, please visit: www.dusseldorf-tourismus.de.

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Berlin tours - SANDEMANs NEW Europe

 

Eurail 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 EURAIL20 during the check out process to apply your discount. Print your ticket and bring it with you, along with your Eurail Pass, to show to the guide of the tour.

 

Please note: guests that have booked their ticket with the Eurail discount will be required to show a valid ID and their valid Eurail 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

 

Eurail 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 EURAIL20 during the check out process to apply your discount. Print your ticket and bring it with you, along with your Eurail Pass, to show to the guide of the tour.

 

Please note: guests that have booked their ticket with the Eurail discount will be required to show a valid ID and their valid Eurail 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

 

Eurail 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 EURAIL20 during the check out process to apply your discount. Print your ticket and bring it with you, along with your Eurail Pass, to show to the guide of the tour.

 

Please note: guests that have booked their ticket with the Eurail discount will be required to show a valid ID and their valid Eurail 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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European Youth Card Germany EYCA

 

Eurail Pass holders receive a €5 discount on their European Youth Card and only pay €9 instead of €14 for 12 months. The card will be sent directly by email and can be used on the spot. In addition to the digital card there is the free EYCA App including a country selection, radius search and a personalized EYCA card all in one.

 

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How to redeem:

1. Visit the webshop at https://jugendkarte.de/karte-bestellen/

2. Fill in your data

3. Enter the discount code Eurail-316-FAR into the field 'Rabattcode'

4. Pay the reduced price of €9. Normal price is €14, so you'll save €5 per card.

5. Receive your digital card per e-mail

6. Register with your 16-digit number on the free EYCA App, including country selection, radius search and your personalised card

7. Enjoy the benefits all over Europe

 

For more information:

In order to purchase the European Youth Card, pass holders have to be between 10 – 30 years old.
The digital card is sent via email and can be used directly. A mobile advice is required in order to show the card and to download & register with the free EYCA App.
Cardholders are required to carry a photo ID card to identify themselves if necessary.
The use of the EYCA app is free.
A guarantee on the offers and discounts cannot be given.

Other

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Enjoy a VIP shopping experience at McArthurGlen

 

As a Eurail 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 Eurail 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:

  • Bonn, Heidelberg and Potsdam

 

Special offers in the following cities:

  • Aachen: a free booklet “Charlemagne guides you through Aachen”
  • Freiburg: a free Freiburg Magazin with insider tips
  • Lübeck: a free Museum-Speed-Dating-Card
  • Regensburg: 30% discount for the 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 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 2020 **) 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.