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  1. San
    July 8, 2022 @ 7:24 pm

    Hi Ali, very informative blog. It would help if you can please list the trains on each of the long routes that are included in 9 Euro deal.
    And what I will really love would be few sample itineraries by public transportation and small, majestic places to see, rather than age old tourist traps big cities, museum and attractions. Thank you.

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    • Ali
      July 10, 2022 @ 9:07 pm

      Thanks, San, I’m glad you’re finding the site helpful! I can’t really list all the trains that are included in the 9 euro ticket because it’s almost all of them. You can use the 9 euro ticket on all public transport, so all of Berlin’s Ubahns, Sbahns, trams, buses, and 99.9% of public transport in the rest of Germany.

      You can also use it on most regional trains. The exceptions are trains that appear to be regionals but are not – and I know that’s confusing! Rest assured there are not many of those. In the Berlin area, those trains are the RE 56 (Potsdam-Berlin-Cottbus), the RE 17 (Elsterwerda-Berlin), and the RE 28 (Berlin-Eberswalde-Prenzlau). If you look at routes on Deutsche Bahn, in the details of a route, if you see “9-Euro-Ticket nicht gültig” or you see “Operator: DB Fernverkehr AG” then you can’t use the 9 euro ticket for that train. Those routes aren’t frequent – there are normal regional trains that run those routes, and when I look, I really have to dig to find those trains that are not eligible.

      You can NOT use the 9 euro ticket for fast/long distance trains, so if the train number starts with IC, ICE, or EC, your 9 euro ticket is NOT valid.

      I’m definitely working on more info for less touristy attractions and other places to visit. But most of my round ups include the popular and not-so-popular places. For example, in my day trips from Berlin post, you’ll find the classics, like Potsdam, but also lesser known places like Cottbus. In my castles in Berlin post, of course I’ve included Charlottenburg Palace, but many people don’t know about places like the Peacock Island castle or the Spandau Citadel, which are both super interesting. And I’ve put together a list of places where you can see remains of the Berlin Wall, which obviously includes the East Side Gallery, but also has interesting places even I didn’t know about until a few months ago when I started researching the article. So hopefully I’m helping first time visitors who want to see the big attractions, but also people like you who want some lesser known places!

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