Germany: Delays & disruptions

Engineering works are happening in Germany. Major disruptions are listed below. You can check the status of a train on Deutsche Bahn's website and with Deutsche Bahn's traffic forecast tool.


Current disruption

Advance Notice of Major Disruptions to Selected Rail Services in Germany on certain dates in 2021

Various dates in 2021

Note that this list is not exhaustive, but here we give a heads-up about major engineering projects which will lead to line closures in Germany in the calendar year 2021. Note that the dates mentioned below are based on the best information currently available, but are subject to change. It is expected that train services may be retimed, diverted or cancelled because of major projects at the following locations on or around the dates specified: 

8 January until 27 March: Between Erfurt and Nürnberg (which will affect direct trains from Berlin and Leipzig to Munich)

28 March to 21 November: Between Ingolstadt and Münich 

24 April to 16 July: Between Göttingen and Kassel (which will affect ICE services from Hamburg and Hannover to Frankfurt-am-Main, Nürnberg and Munich)

31 July to 13 September: In and around Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof 

10 September to 31 October: Between Hamburg and Schwerin (which will affect trains from Hamburg to Rostock and Stralsund)

11 September to 11 December: Between Hamburg and Berlin

What to do if you experience a delay

Please speak to staff on the train or at the station if you are delayed. They will have the most up to date information and can tell you what to do. Also ask the staff to stamp your ticket with proof of delay. This will make it easier for you to travel on later trains.

Keep all of your tickets until you return home. They can be used to submit a claim to the rail operator if you incur any unavoidable additional costs (new tickets, taxis).

For more information, please see our Help article: What happens if I miss my connection. If you need to submit a claim, see: Submitting a claim to Deutsche Bahn.

If you have tickets for onward travel on trains which are scheduled to run as normal, refunds and exchanges are only permitted as per fare conditions.

Please note that this information is provided by the rail operator and cannot be guaranteed by Rail Europe.