More ICE’s on German rails than ever this summer

Deutsche Bahn has completed its planning for the 2021 summer timetable. From the beginning of July, DB will start numerous additional connections to popular holiday regions in Germany and Austria. More than 330 ICE trains will be on the tracks, a new record according to DB.

Holiday destinations such as Rügen, the East and North Frisian Islands, Tyrol and Lake Constance will be served with extra trains this summer. Together with other seasonal connections, more than 10,000 additional seats are available on the ICE and IC trains every day. All connections can be booked from May 13th.

DB long-distance transport manager Michael Peterson: “The Germans’ desire to travel is unbroken. Holidays in your own country will also be very popular again. We are preparing for this and will be putting more than 330 ICE trains on the rails this summer, more than ever before.”

Holiday destinations

From July 3 to September 11, an ICE goes from Berlin to Tyrol and Lake Constance every Saturday. In cooperation with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the two parts of the train travel together via Halle, Erfurt and Nuremberg to Augsburg. For visitors to the Baltic Sea from Saxony, an additional IC runs every Saturday and Sunday at 9:33 a.m. from Dresden via Berlin to the Baltic resort of Binz on Rügen from July 3 to September 5.

An IC from Frankfurt am Main to north of Germany makes it easy to travel to the East Frisian Islands.People from Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia can take the Intercity to Norddeich Mole from Frankfurt am Main via Siegerland, Sauerland, Hamm and Münster.

On three weekends in July and August from July 3, an IC will start in Frankfurt at 9:33 a.m. and arrive in Emden and Norddeich Mole in the late afternoon, matching the ferry connections to Borkumund Norderney.

Between July 17th and September 4th, an IC goes from Munich to the North Frisian Islands without having to change trains. Every Saturday at 8:09 a.m. it starts in Munich Central Station.

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Author: Esther Geerts

Editor of RailTech.com

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