German Pass

Travel Bonuses for German Pass

Please be sure to note that any bonus that is free will use a travel day on your rail pass. Discounted bonuses will not require the use of a travel day, but do require a valid rail pass. And all bonuses are handled locally and are subject to change.

Travel Bonuses for German Rail Pass

German Rail Pass


  • Travelers with a German Rail Pass do not pay supplement on ICE, IC, EC trains or City Night Line trains (only if the pass covers the entire route)** Reservations, however, are strongly recommended during peak travel times and are manditory on all night trains. ** Exception: supplements may be required for ICE Sprinter trains.
  • The pass and German TCV tickets cover the S-Bahn service

Private Rail Road

  • Bayerische Zugspitzbahn - 10% reduction on round-trip tickets to Germany's highest mountain, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Ferries and Cruises

  • 20% discount on boats of the Koln-Dusseldorf Rheinschiffahrt AG Line (KD Rhine Line) on:
    • The River Rhine between Cologne and Mainz
    • The Mosel River between Koblenz and Cochem am Mosel.
    • A supplement is needed for the hydrofoil. (Ships with cabins are not included).
  • On the Lake of Constance a 50% reduction on all boats operated by Bodensee Schifffahrtsbetriebe
  • 25% off Spree and Havel river boat trips in Berlin (routes C, H or S) with Stern und Kreisschiffahrt GmbH


  • A 20% discount on the following Europabus routes:
    • "Romantic Road" route,(Frankfurt am Main-Wurzburg-Augsburg-Munich-Fussen)
    • It is strongly recommended to reserve seats about two working days in advance by contacting:
      Deutsche Touring GmbH, Am Römerhof 17, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
      Phone: +49 69 719126 261; Fax: +49 69 719126 156
  • Expressbus service Nürnberg - Praha (Czech Republic)and v.v. This Expressbus runs 6 times a day with a travel time of 3 hours and 50 minutes. To received a discount the traveler will need to purchase a special ticket and reservation locally.  The ticket and service supplement are available at the ticket windows in Prague or Nürnberg. Tickets purchased in Prague, Czech Republic are issued separately for the ticket and reservation while if purchased in Germany the ticket includes the reservation.
  • DB IC Buses to Strasbourg, Prague, Kraków, Antwerpen, Brussels, Szczecin, Zagreb and Copenhagen


  • 10% discount on the daily rate at A&O hotels and hostels in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and other German cities.


  • City Circle Sightseeing: 20% discount on a ticket for the Berlin Basic City Circle Yellow bus tour.
  • 25% discount on a night ticket to the TV Tower Alexanderplatz ( Berlin TV Tower)
  • Free CityCard or WelcomeCard in the following cities Augsburg, Erfurt, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Mainz, Münster, Osnabrück, Potsdam, Rostock, Trier, Wiesbaden and Würzburg
  • Discounted price on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus in Hamburg.