Go on holiday from Saxony-Anhalt with a 9-euro ticket – these routes are worth it

Halle (Saale)/Magdeburg/DUR – It starts on June 1st. For three months, everyone can use all regional trains throughout Germany for 9 euros a month. But for whom is this campaign really worthwhile? We give an overview of which destinations in Saxony-Anhalt are worth a day trip, a weekend trip or a longer holiday trip.

With the 9-euro ticket from Saxony-Anhalt through Germany: these starting points were selected

In Saxony-Anhalt, we examined four starting points: the large cities of Magdeburg, Halle and Dessau-Rosslau, plus Halberstadt, the transport hub of the Harz Mountains as a starting point in the west of the state.

As an example travel day we take the first Saturday, June 4th, 2022. We start at 7 am. After all, travelers have to get to the train station first. We allow at least 15 minutes for transfers. Because of the large number of travelers expected in the coming months, regional trains will quickly be 10 minutes late.

Please note: Some trains run at different times or frequencies on weekdays than on weekends. In addition, construction sites or accidents can cause changes at any time. Our routes and travel times are therefore only a non-binding example for orientation.

With the 9-euro ticket through Germany: Which destinations were chosen?

Twelve destinations throughout Germany were selected.

Berlin – the federal capital offers lots of sights, museums, events and a legendary nightlife.

Rostock – The Baltic Sea should not be missing in summer.

Leipzig – Saxony’s largest city, repeatedly celebrated as the “new Berlin”. The city offers a lot of places and people that you should have seen.

Dresden – The Saxon state capital is often glorified by locals as “Florence on the Elbe”. The historic old town, the Elbe, the Blue Wonder – there is a lot to discover. And: Saxon Switzerland as a hiking area is only around 45 minutes away by S-Bahn.

Hamburg – The Reeperbahn, the port, the Elbphilharmonie or the many musicals: just a few examples of why a visit to the northern German metropolis is worthwhile.

Cologne – the metropolis on the Rhine is much more than just its famous cathedral. The visit is not only worthwhile for the carnival.

Munich – Beer garden culture, a bit of chic micki and the inevitable FC Bayern are tempting – even if they’re on their summer break for the time being.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen – The Alps are also a popular holiday destination in summer. For example, we have chosen the double town below the Zugspitze as our goal.

Erfurt – The Thuringian state capital offers a lot of sights, from the cathedral to the famous medieval Krämerbrücke.

Lindau – If you want to go to the water, you don’t necessarily have to go to the North Sea or the Baltic Sea. In the very south of Germany, Lake Constance lures, also with its proximity to Austria and Switzerland.

Nuremberg – The Franconian metropolis attracts many tourists with its reconstructed medieval townscape. This is also worthwhile outside of the famous Christmas market.

Sylt – It’s a bit more expensive, but you’re among yourselves… that’s how the “Ärzte” sang about the posh island of Sylt back in 1988. With the 9-euro ticket, the island of the rich is now threatened with an onslaught of “normal people”. Is the journey from Saxony-Anhalt also worthwhile?

To the test: These connections are worthwhile with the 9-euro ticket – and these are not

Across Germany from Magdeburg: Our 12 destinations at a glance

Traveling from Halle with the 9-euro ticket – which connections are worthwhile

With the 9-euro ticket from Dessau-Rosslau across Germany

For 9 euros a month: Which routes are worth starting in the Harz Mountains?

With the 9-euro ticket across Germany – our conclusion

Germany is pretty big. And even if Saxony-Anhalt is right in the middle: for huge destinations in western and southern Germany, the 9-euro ticket is only a very limited travel alternative – unfortunately this also applies to the Baltic Sea.

Berlin, Central Germany and to some extent Hamburg are also easily accessible by regional trains. The months of June to August are therefore definitely worthwhile for Saxony-Anhalt to rediscover or rediscover one or the other city.