Green & low-cost travel offers by Germany

The German National Tourism Board, focusing on eco-conscious options with a wide range of outdoor activities for travellers, recently announced that visitors can enjoy unlimited use of public transport in the country for just €9, which is expected to result in a further increase in sustainable travel this summer.

TT Bureau

With schools shut for summer and the mercury rising in the GCC, travellers looking to explore Europe eco-consciously can revel in Germany’s plethora of sustainable offerings. With the popularity of rail travel on the rise and the hunt for eco-aware methods becoming ever more necessary, Germany is moving to meet demand by announcing an affordable public transport option for all. For just €9 (Dh33), travellers can enjoy a month of unlimited travel on regional trains, S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains, as well as buses and trams. The offer is valid for travellers until 31 August 2022.

“Germany is serious about sustainable tourism. We recognise the demand for eco-conscious offerings and want to ensure that they are accessible for all, regardless of budget. Germany is a treasure trove of natural beauty and we are confident that GCC travellers will be blown away by the diverse landscapes,” said Yamina Sofo, Director, Sales and Marketing, German National Tourist Office (GNTO).

While long-distance journeys are not included in the incredible €9 offer, by linking the various transport associations, it is still easily possible to explore the whole of Germany with local transport. Some of the key landmarks easily accessible by train include the Uckermark Lakes Nature Park in Brandenburg, which is known as the Land of Lakes and is home to more than 300 lakes, moors, rivers, and streams. Visitors can participate in all kinds of water activities. The Palatinate Forest Biosphere Reserve in Rhineland-Palatinate should also be at the top of the agenda. The dense tree population is unspoilt. The Wadden Sea National Park is home to mudflats, dunes, beaches, salt marshes, islands and the Halligen—stunning German islands.

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