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Getting there

So, you need to go to Berlin and need some kind of transport... Well... Let's see, if we can help you there :)

This page is update from time to time, if new special offers appear.


Travel by train

Good news everyone

I've invited a machine, that makes you read this sentence with the voice of Hubert Farnsworth DB announced, that the prices for the "Winterfahrplan" will not be upped for long-distance-traveling! So if you are low on money/want to wait for whatever reason with your train-ticket, you won't be paying more than now.

Special 27C3-Offer

Booking starts Thursday, 21.10.2010!

DB is offering you a special ticket for your travel from "Any DB-Station" > Berlin > "Any DB-Station". You can book it by calling +49 (0)1805 / 31 11 53 and stating the Code "27C3" or "Chaos Communication Congress". The Hotline is avaible Monday to Saturday 08:00-21:00 o'clock and cost you 0,14Euro/minute from german telecom landline (T-Com) - from german cellphone network max. 0,42Euro/minute.

You will need to tell the guy on the phone your creditcard or german bankaccount-number ("Lastschrift") in order to book and pay the ticket. They won't send you your ticket by snailmail, you have to get your "BahnTix" at a DB-Vending-Machine (further instructions)

Please remember: You have to book at least 3 days prior traveling!

You can choose between different types of tickets.


  • First possible day of travel: 25.12.2010
  • Last possible day of travel: 02.01.2011

The ticket is not valid for travel before or after this timeframe!

Fixed Ticket ("Zugbindung")

A "fixed ticket" (in german called "with Zugbindung") means, that you have to choose your train at the time of booking and have to stick to it!

  • 2nd class: EUR 99,00
  • 1st class: EUR 159,00

Although, when the Deutsche Bahn messes up your connection (as opposed to messing it up yourself like by being too late), for example when your train is delayed and in consequence you miss your connecting train, you can have your ticket signed by the conductor or at the next DB Service Point or DB Reisezentrum and then you're not bound to your booked trains anymore. But remember, only when it wasn't your own fault!

Normal Ticket

You don't have to choose a train, you just get in and you're done.

  • 2nd class: EUR 119,00
  • 1st class: EUR 179,00

Exchange/Return policy/Stuff

You can exchange or return this tickets until one day bevor the day of travel for a fee of EUR 15,00. After this moment, you're out of luck. Seatreservations are never refunded.

Additional rebates (bahncard, businesstravel-rebates, etc.) are not applied.

The use of Nighttrains (DB Nachtzug) or ICE Sprinter is subject to additional fare!

Anonymous ticket

You don't want to tell DB your creditcard- oder bankaccount-number but still want the ticket?

In that case, please find someone else to pay directly for your ticket, as the hotline is the only official way to buy this ticket.

If you are working at a DB-Agentur and want to sell these tickets anonymously to other people, please contact User:Martin, and we will set you up with the relevant booking-information for NVS. Please remember, that selling this ticket won't increase your agency-revenue according to the new provision model introduced by DB-Vertrieb.

Questions regarding the Veranstaltungsticket

Please do not ever !!! contact the 27c3-orga with questions concerning the ticket - they have nothing to do with it!

Please call instead the DB-Hotline with your questions or - if you are shy and don't want to call them - leave your question here: User:Martin/DBVsT


If you are more than 6 persons that want to travel by train, you may want to check DB Gruppe und Spar. You can check the avaibility of reduced tickets (There is a 30%, 40%, 50%, 60% or 70% discount) and contact DB directly for booking.

Individual Travel

Lookout for Sparpreis-Tickets, that are avaiable from EUR 19 to EUR 99 (2nd class)/ EUR 49 to EUR 149 (1st class).

Look close - sometimes booking your ticket in 1st class will result in a cheaper fare than in 2nd class!

Save more

Do you know someone who works at a big company like (for example) Siemens or is member of the "Pfadfinder"? Ask them to book your ticket, they can provide you with an additional 10% discount on regular priced tickets (no Sparpreis) - that includes even tickets with Bahncard-discount.

People in Munich can contact User:Martin for buying 10%-discounted tickets directly in Munich.

Berlin Public Transportation

You might want to note, that "Einzelfahrausweise" (One-Way-Tickets) that are validated on weekends during december are valid for not only one journey but the whole week-end. Remember: Only during december, and only on week-ends!

Please also keep in mind, that fares for Berlin public transportation will increase on january, 1st. If you stay during new years eve in Berlin, you may want to buy all needed tickets in december. Please note, that "old" tickets are only valid for about 3 months after a fare-raise.

Archived page - Impressum/Datenschutz