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 mandatory 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
  • Travel on the DB IC Buses (reservations are an additional cost):
    • Berlin – Copenhagen/Szczeczin/Wroclaw-Krakow
    • Dusseldorf – Eindhoven/Antwerp/London/ Roermond-Brussels
    • Munich - Ljublijana/Zagreb/Vinkovci/Prague
    • Frankfurt - Hahn/Trier/Luxembourg
    • Stuttgart – Vukovar
    • Strasbourg – Mannheim/Nurembourg/Prague


  • 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.