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Save on Saturday train travel in Germany with Samstags-Tickets

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Die Bahn Samstag-Ticket
Traveling on Germany's rail network this autumn? Take advantage of the Samstag-Ticket! Photo: oberau-online

If you can plan your long-distance travel within Germany for a Saturday, Deutsche Bahn has a new special for you. Marketed for “shopping excursions,” the ticket starts at €49 for one person (for a roundtrip); add just €10 per person for up to four more people (€89 for five passengers means each person pays just €17.80 for their ticket!).

In order to get this amazing price, you must meet the following conditions:

Travel on Saturdays only, between now and the middle of December 2013;

• Whether or not you actually travel roundtrip, your ticket must be booked for a roundtrip on that single Saturday;

• Travel (for the entire group) must be booked at least three days in advance;

• Subject to availability.

Read more on the Deutche Bahn website.

If cross-country travel is too far afield, check out EuroCheapo’s list of quick and cheap getaways from Berlin.

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Hilary Bown

An academic by training, a writer by day, and a Cheapo by heritage, Hilary Bown's meagre means and insatiable travel appetite have helped her sharpen her "no-budget travel" skills across the European continent over the past decade. At home in Berlin or on an adventure abroad, you'll find her in sandals, riding the bus, reading novels while walking, drinking the local wine, writing out postcards with a felt-tip pen, and browsing the shelves of the supermarket and hardware store. Find her unique blend of travel adventure and tested advice at Less Than a Shoestring.

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