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Train from Prague to Berlin: Dresden stopover?

Nov 22nd, 2009, 10:42 PM
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Train from Prague to Berlin: Dresden stopover?

With the great help from people here, I have been studying the bahn.de website.
I would like to stop for the day in Dresden, en route from Prague to Berlin but it seems that I would have to pay a lot more for the train ticket to do it in two pieces?
The special fare from Prague to Berlin is 29 Euro if I can get it, but the best fare I can see for Prague-Dresden is 19 Euro, and the best fares for Dresden-Berlin is 29 Euro.
It's not a big deal, I'm just wondering if this is normal. With a flexible ticket, would I be allowed to buy a Prague-Berlin ticket and get off in Dresden and continue on a later train? Just wondering if there's an obvious way to do this? thanks!
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 03:29 AM
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Those super-super-saver tickets are valid only on the trains as booked.

A regular ticket is valid 30 days.

I would book the Prague-Dresden and Dresden-Berlin tickets ASAP. The fares are excellent. Get those tickets as long as they are available.
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 03:31 AM
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Oh, I have seen the flexible ticket is just 60.20, while the Sparpreis tickets add to 48.00. This means, for just 12.20 more, you get full flexibility.
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 08:18 AM
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If you want to save money by trading in flexibility, you can just book a ticket from Berlin to Prague via Dresden, and specify a certain time in Dresden (say 8 hours) this way you can still get it all on a saving fare ticket
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 09:09 AM
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bough both ( non-flexible rate ) E19 each plus a few euros for reservation.
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 09:33 AM
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I did what altamiro is suggesting, and spent about 6 hours in Dresden on the way from Berlin to Prague. My husband and I had visited Dresden in 1992, and wanted to stop back and see the changes 15 years had brought to the city. It was very worthwhile.
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 11:17 AM
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Like altamiro said. Specify "via Dresden" and a "stopover" time of maybe 6 or 7 hours. This way you still get the 29 Euro fare.

Example:
Prague hl. n. 8.31
Dresden Hbf 10.46

Dresden Hbf 19.04
Berlin Hbf 21.20
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 01:31 PM
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Ingo is right.

Book Berlin to Prague at www.bahn.de.

In the 'via' box type 'Dresden' and in the 'stopover' box ('hh:mm') type (say) '05:00' or even (maximum) '24:00'. That'll get you the 29 euro ticket with a 4 hour stopover in Dresden.
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 07:46 PM
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This forum is just so amazing in the collective wisdom and generous spirit.. Thanks to everyone!
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 10:05 PM
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Dresden is a fascinating city. You probably won't feel like sitting for two hours while you're in Dresden, but we really enjoyed the hop-on, hop-off bus tour--geographically speaking, Dresden is a BIG city--it's very spread out. If we had concentrated our time on only the historic center, we would have missed quite a bit.
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