Great Savings with the German Rail Pass Promotion


Save up to 20% on a German Rail Pass and Discover Southern Germany with special bonus offers.

With the German Rail Pass Promotion, purchased between October 1st and December 7th, 2013, you’re entitled to free city cards, discounts and free admission to tours and museums in Southern Germany.

The pass lets you travel to cities throughout Germany’s high-speed network and enjoy prompt service, comfortable seats and entertainment (including newspapers, magazines and Wi-Fi on selected routes).

In addition to the discount on your promotional pass, the German Rail Pass Promotion entitles you to bonuses from highlights of Southern Germany which include:

  • Discounts on admission to 8 castles in Bavaria
    Show your German Rail Pass Promotion to pay a reduced entry fee in a selection of impressive castles in Bavaria. One of the featured castles include the popular Neuschwanstein, which was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and one of the most visited castles in the world. 
  • Free tours with the Night Watchman in Rothenburg
    Relive the early days of the 20th century when citizens (the night watchmen of Rothenburg) were responsible for the safety of the town by touring the city at night and warning sleeping peers of coming dangers.
  • Free public tours through Augsburg
    As one of Germany’s oldest cities, Augsburg has roots that date back to the Roman Empire. A great way to find out about the city and its history is by taking the walking tour, offered for free to pass holders of the German Rail Pass Promotion.
  • Free copy of the official Freiburg city guide
    Freiburg has a number of must see attractions including the Freiburg cathedral, the Vitra Design Museum and the Steinwasen Park, among others. Get the official Freiburg guide for free and find more ideas and tips for your stay.
  • Discount on the scenic train ride to the top of the Zugspitze
    Present your German Rail Pass Promotion and your voucher printed in colour for the Zugspitze train and enjoy Germany’s highest attraction, a train ride to the top of the country’s tallest mountain.
  • Free city Attraction and Welcome cards in Regensburg, Wurzburg, Bamberg, and Stuttgart
    Discovers a number of great cities in Germany’s southern region with free city cards. Depending on the city, you could get discounts on accommodation, transport, events, attractions and museum. StuttCards are handed out upon presentation of your German Rail Pass Promotion and your voucher printed in colour for the StuttCard.

Most of these bonuses are available in limited numbers, so follow the procedures on how to get the bonuses in the cities of your choice. Click here to see the complete list of bonuses and how you can get them.

The German Rail Pass Promotion is available for the 7 Day, 8 Day, 9 Day and 10 Day German Rail Passes, German Rail Twin Passes and German Rail Youth Passes in First and Standard Class. Your travel cannot extend past January 31st, 2014. With the exceptions of the StuttCard and the Zugspitze train, which require a voucher, bonuses are only available upon presentation of the German Rail Pass Promotion. Note that the German Rail Pass Promotion is non-refundable.

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