DB: Die Deutsche Bahn

DB is the abbreviation commonly used for Deutsche Bahn, the national railway company in Germany. They are responsible not only for the trains, but also for the tracks, stations, tunnels, bridges etc.

Over the next few weeks we will be talking about different types of tickets and trains.

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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


  1. […] Deutsche Bahn have, however, added new destinations for the fast ICE trains, which may well be very useful for people wanting to travel around Europe, with the new connections to Paris, Vienna and Copenhagen. […]

  2. […] And yet, the only machine I know here where I can actually buy a ticket for a future date is at the main station for main-line trains. […]

  3. […] been watching the reports and one of the things that I have noticed, is how prepared Deutsche Bahn and the politicians are to say that everything has long been decided and it’s too late to […]

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