9 euro ticket: Special routes for the adventurous

Updated on 05/31/2022 at 13:28

  • With the 9-euro ticket you can travel on buses and most local and regional trains.
  • But special means of transport are also included.
  • If the “normal” routes are too boring for you, you should try this one.

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With the 9-euro ticket, buses and most local and regional trains can be used nationwide. The discount campaign will be valid for three months from June 1st. But if a trip with a normal means of transport is too boring for you, you should be careful now: Because some regions of Germany have special features that you can try out with the 9-euro ticket at low cost.

Rack railway in Stuttgart

A cog railway has operated between Marienplatz and Degerloch in Stuttgart since 1884. The locals gave the railway the affectionate nickname “Zacke”. At up to 17.8 percent, the incline is not exactly small – but once at the top, visitors can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the city. It is the only rack railway in the Federal Republic that serves as a normal means of transport. The train runs every 15 minutes on weekdays.

Thuringian mountain railway

In the Thuringian Slate Mountains there is the Oberweißbacher Bergbahn. Actually not a means of mass transportation, but it is part of the 9-euro campaign. The funicular takes 18 minutes to travel between the Obstfelderschmiede valley station and the Lichtenhain mountain station. Visitors can enjoy the view of the Thuringian Forest. Two electric railcars also transport passengers from the Lichtenhain mountain station via Oberweißbach to Cursdorf. The panoramic route is around 2.5 kilometers long.

Port ferries in Hamburg

In Hamburg, ships are part of the public transport system. Seven lines operate at the port. They depart regularly from the Landungsbrücken and go to various piers along the Elbe. So you can save the money for a harbor tour.

The Höllentalbahn

The Höllentalbahn runs from Freiburg to Villingen through the Black Forest. In addition to many tunnels, the route also has a historic bridge to offer. Since it has to climb 400 meters between Himmelreich and Hinterzarten, it is considered the steepest train route in the country. Another highlight on the twelve-kilometer route: the view of the Ravenna Gorge.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway

The Wuppertal Suspension Railway is not only an important means of transport in the city. It is also a popular tourist attraction. Since it has been a landmark of Wuppertal since it went into operation in 1901, the railway has even been a listed building since 1997. The route runs 13 kilometers through the city and is used by 80,000 people every day.

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Augustusburg cable car

The Augustusburg cable car has been in operation since June 1911. It connects the two towns of Erdmannsdorf and Augustusburg near Chemnitz. The route takes eight minutes uphill and downhill – over a kilometer long. Here, too, the train is part of local public transport, which is why the 9-euro ticket works.

Berlin rowing ferry

From May to October, the F24 ferry line runs between Spreewiesen and Rahnsdorf in Berlin. It is the only rowing ferry in Germany that is part of the regular service. There is room for eight people on the five meter long boat – bicycles can also be taken along. The ferryman crosses around 40 times a day. There are a total of six ferry lines that belong to the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe.

A ride on a dike

The North Frisian Wadden Sea can be easily explored on this route. A train travels the eleven kilometers on the Hindenburgdamm, which connects the island of Sylt with the mainland. The spectacle only lasts fifteen minutes – although you can use the 9-euro ticket to travel as often as you like.
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Offering a nine-euro ticket for all local public transport in Germany is part of the federal government’s relief measures. But by no means every citizen has to strike now.

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