Come to Tirol by train!
The Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and the German Railways (DB) connect Berlin and the mountains directly with an ICE.
With the new ICE direct connection between Berlin and Landeck, you can travel comfortably from Berlin to Tirol or vice versa in eight and a half hours on Saturdays from July 3 to September 11, 2021. The first ICE from Berlin arrived at Landeck-Zams station on Saturday, July 3.
Just in time for the start of summer, ÖBB and DB are offering another argument for travelling comfortably and cost-effectively by environmentally friendly train with the first direct ICE connection from Berlin to Landeck with a total of seven stops in Tirol. The train runs on Saturdays from July 3 to September 11, 2021. Without changing trains, you can get from Landeck-Zams station to Berlin comfortably and stress-free in eight and a half hours. The first direct ICE from the German capital was welcomed by Rene Zumtobel, Regional Manager of ÖBB-Personenverkehr Tirol. Also on board was Deputy Governor Ingrid Felipe, who had already boarded at Innsbruck Central Station and visibly enjoyed the premiere journey to Landeck-Zams in the modern and air-conditioned ICE ambience, as well as Khaled El-Hussein, Head of Marketing Austria / Italy at DB and Katleen Johne, responsible for the mobility topic at Tirol Tourist Board.
For travellers from Munich and the surrounding area, ÖBB and DB also offer additional day-round connections to Tirol on Saturdays in the same period, which even make a comfortable day trip of eight hours or more possible. With the same intermediate stops in Tirol as the connection from Berlin, the journey always starts early on Saturdays at 6:15 a.m. in Munich, passengers reach Innsbruck (8:33 a.m.) for the first breakfast, and Landeck at 10:16 a.m.. On Saturday evenings, the train departs Landeck at 06:24 p.m. and returns to Munich from Innsbruck at 07:40 p.m..
Highest driving comfort with up to 230 km/h top speed
Modern DB-ICE sets with a length of 185 metres and a maximum speed of 230 km/h will be used from Berlin to Landeck and back. The vehicles are air-conditioned and have 359 seats, including 55 seats in first class and 304 seats in second class. Each train is also equipped with an on-board restaurant/bistro, a family area with an infant compartment in second class and three bicycle parking spaces. So nothing stands in the way of a relaxed journey.
Another important milestone for the cooperation Tirol on rail
Since 2012, the Tirol Tourist Board, together with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the German Railways (DB), the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the Tirol Transport Association (VVT), has been promoting the improvement of sustainable travel to Tirol by rail. For example, rail arrivals from Germany increased by around 23 % in 2019 alone, and around 10 % more guests also came to Tirol by rail from Switzerland. In addition, Tirol’s tourism regions are launching initiatives for the on-site mobility of guests, for example when public transport can be used free of charge with the guest card. In the new tourism strategy ‘Der Tiroler Weg’ it is clearly defined that the efforts of Tyrolean tourism in the area of public travel will continue to be of great importance in the future.
In eight and a half hours from Landeck-Zams to Berlin Main Station or vice versa
The ICE direct train runs as ICE-T 1200 every Saturday from July 3 to September 11, 2021 at 11:51 a.m. from Landeck-Zams without changing trains to Berlin. Arrival in Berlin Main Station is at 09:15 p.m.. In the opposite direction, the ICE direct train departs Berlin Main Station as ICE-T 1201 at 07:11 a.m. and arrives at Landeck-Zams station at 03:41 p.m.. From Berlin, the train runs as an ICE double set to Augsburg. In Augsburg, the trains are separated. One set travels via Lindau-Reutin to Bregenz, the second set travels via Kufstein, Innsbruck to Landeck-Zams. In the opposite direction, both ICE sets travel separately to Augsburg. From there, the trains run as a double set to Berlin. All information on the timetable and tickets at oebb.at.
Everyone agreed unanimously that the new direct connection to Berlin and back represents an absolute added value for Tirol:
Deputy Governor Ingrid Felipe: ‘With this new connection we have a ‘summer holiday train’ from Berlin to Tirol – and back. The new direct train with a total of 7 stops in Tirol is a wonderful long-distance public transport offer for German guests who spend their summer holidays with us and also creates a weekly direct connection from Tirol to the German capital. The Tyrolean modal shift policy not only shifts goods onto the railways, but also enables holidaymakers to spare their nerves and the climate by travelling without a car‘.
Florian Phleps, Managing Director of the Tirol Tourist Board: ‘The Tirol Tourist Board has been pushing public travel for a long time. The new ICE direct connection from Berlin to Landeck is a great offer to convince even more people of the advantages of environmentally friendly holiday travel by train in the future. The topic of mobility also plays a significant role in our new tourism strategy ‘Tiroler Weg’. For example, we want to increase the share of public travel to 20 % by 2035 and use 100 % regenerative forms of propulsion for on-site mobility‘.
Rene Zumtobel, Regional Manager ÖBB-Personenverkehr Tirol: ‘With the cooperation of ÖBB and DB we offer for the first time a direct connection from Landeck-Zams via Innsbruck and Kufstein to Berlin and back. In addition to relaxed and environmentally friendly travel by train, this is the best opportunity to pay a visit to the capital of our northern neighbours and experience the sights of Berlin live‘.