Train Berlin → HamburgFrom AU$ 50
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Travel inspiration in Berlin and Hamburg
The broad spectrum of art, culture, entertainment and shopping, all conveniently at hand, is the hallmark of Berlin, the buzzing and cosmopolitan capital city of Germany.
Hamburg, an amazing city you will love
With its maritime charm, numerous bridges and shopping arcades, Hamburg, the biggest port town of Germany, is just impossible to resist.
Reviews & ratings Berlin - Hamburg
We had another good rail journey on 1st class select country pass. Travelled for 2 weeks from Berlin, through Hamburg, Amsterdam, Cologne to Frankfurt. At this time of year you really don't need to book (last 2 weeks of October) . We did on the first leg but then realised there was plenty of space and we could save ourselves that booking fee. All the legs were great - of course the ICE trains are the best for comfort. I was surprised there wasn't network coverage. Only one of our sections had this. And this was the only section with power points for charging phones/laptops. Since canal boat season had just ended, we took the scenic train route from Cologne to Mainz. For this, make sure you are booking the train via Koblenz and Bingen then you will get the full value of journeying down the Rhein (as opposed the the intercity line which cuts north away from the river). Superb! Beautiful scenery and the train is right by the Rhein for most of the journey. This is a must do train trip. We used the phone app a lot - if you are into apps then get this one for Rail Europe . We could look up train times so easily. Highly recommended and good job on this people!
The only critiscism was thet there is not much luggage space at the end of the carriages. Sure there is overhead storage but it is impossible to lift a large 25kg suitcase into one. It wouldn't fit anyway. In the end this case was left in the doorway at the end of the carriage. That apart the trip was good and pleasant.
I enjoyed my recent experience travelling from Hamburg HBF to Berlin HBF. The train left on time, seats were comfortable with lots of leg room. There weren't many people in the carriage so we had enough room for our luggage. I'm not sure if this would be the case if the trip was fully booked. If I was to travel this route again I would make the same choice.