Train Cologne → HamburgFrom AU$ 50
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Travel inspiration in Cologne and Hamburg
The city by the Rhine River is famed for its massive Cathedral and its sense of fun. The Carnival and Christmas markets in Cologne are not to be missed.
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 Cologne - 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!
Very convenient overall. Staff at the Hamburg train station were very helpful but from a traveller with luggage perspective it would have been helpful to have had one of the escalators going down instead of both going up! If it wasn't for the help of a very kind young man this may have resulted in disaster as I nearly fell down the steps. Train was very clean and comfortable, plenty of space for luggage (but the train wasn't full). A lovely relaxing trip and a great way to see the country side.