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Take the fast track to Germany

In the mood for a German getaway? We’ve got what you’re looking for, with high-speed TGV inOUI and ICE trains serving 12 German cities every day.

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The many benefits of TGV travel

  • Set a course for Augsburg, home to the magnificent 15th-century Basilica of Saints Ulrich and Afra.

  • Visit a café in the charming city centre to indulge in Datschiburger Torte. Though this gourmet treat is well known to connoisseurs, its recipe is still secret.

  • Relax in Baden-Baden—an exceptional spa experience since the days of the Roman Empire. Wunderbar!

  • Between sessions at the spa, get away for a hike in the breath-taking Black Forest or Merkurberg.

  • Though it’s best known as a major financial centre, Frankfurt will delight you with its many museums, including the Goethe House.

  • Travelling with someone special? Head for the Eiserner Steg, Frankfurt’s most romantic bridge, and add your own love lock.

  • See the colourful streets of Karlsruhe on foot—with the city’s many forms of transport, you’ll never need a car!

  • Stroll among the greenhouses, fountains and sculptures in the city’s lush botanical garden.

  • As you pass through the Friedrichsplatz, Mannheim’s most beautiful square, take a moment to admire the city’s superb water tower.

  • And be sure to visit the magnificent Mannheimer Schloss, the world’s most beautiful Baroque palace—after Versailles, of course.

  • Wander the streets of Munich and take in the life of a city that combines tradition with urban cool.

  • Travel back in time when you visit Munich’s Residenz, palace of the kings of Bavaria until 1918.

  • Take a walk in Ulm, a little gem where medieval meets modern on the banks of the Danube.

  • Feast your eyes on Ulm’s Central Library with its pyramid-shaped glass roof—and don’t forget to feed the swans.

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The café-bar

Choose from a wide range of foods and beverages in the café-bar aboard your high-speed TGV INOUI or ICE train. The menu includes hearty snacks, delicious meals10 made from organic produce, and a selection of recipes specially created by a Michelin-starred chef.

Browse our DB/SNCF TGV menus (PDF, French, 2.13 MB)

TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur lounges

Travelling on a 1st class ticket? Before your train departs, relax in a TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur11 or Deutsche Bahn12 lounge. Browse current newspapers, use the WiFi connection, the fax or the photocopier13, or have a quick snack at the bar.

Enjoy our TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur lounges

WiFi and WIFIonICE

Free WiFi is now available aboard TGV INOUI and ICE trains, so it’s easy to access the many on-line services we offer.

End-to-end travel

Need to make a connection? With our end-to-end offer, you pay one fare for your entire journey and get all of your tickets at the time of purchase.

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1 Starting fare per person. Valid for select destinations. Tickets may not be exchanged or refunded.

2 One-way 2nd class fare per person, including tax, from Paris to Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Karlsruhe. Valid for direct TGV (except Ouigo) and ICE trains operated in partnership by Deutsche Bahn and SNCF to and from select destinations in France and Germany. Subject to availability of seats at the featured fare. Tickets are sold up to 4 months before the train’s departure date. No exchanges or refunds. You must pay on line, but you may choose from several ticket collection options, depending on your itinerary and the number of days between booking and departure: download an e-ticket, request complimentary delivery, or collect your ticket at a self-service machine, French station, or Rail Europe office (for an additional fee of €10 per order). Offer may not be combined with any other special deal or discounted SNCF or Deutsche Bahn fare.

3 Augsburg, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Munich, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Ulm.

4 Offer available exclusively to Avantage cardholders. Discount calculated based on the 1st or 2nd class fare on day of purchase, excluding additional paid services, aboard TGV INOUI and ICE trains operated under the DB-SNCF partnership. Offer valid for a companion travelling with holders of the Avantage Week-end or Avantage Famille card.

5 Offer valid for up to three accompanying children ages 4 to 11, provided their tickets are purchased at the same time as the Avantage cardholder’s ticket. Discount calculated based on the full 1st or 2nd class fare on day of purchase, excluding additional paid services, aboard TGV INOUI and ICE trains operated under the DB-SNCF partnership.

6 Offer available exclusively to Liberté cardholders. Fixed, discounted fare based on the Business Première fare for TGV INOUI and ICE trains requiring booking and operated under the DB-SNCF partnership. Discount calculation does not include additional paid services.

7 Your on-board crew includes a French train manager and a German train manager who speaks French, German and English.

8 Departing from Paris-Est station for Frankfurt, Mannheim, Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken.

9 Exclusive services include distribution of daily papers, taxi reservations, in-seat dining and access to Grand Voyageur lounges when you present your same-day 1st class ticket.

10 Menus available exclusively on TGV trains.

11 In these stations: Paris-Est, Strasbourg, Lyon and Marseille. Hours and opening times may vary from station to station.

12 In these stations: Frankfurt, Mannheim, Stuttgart and Munich. Hours and opening times may vary from station to station.

13 Some services require payment of an additional fee. Conditions may apply.