Possible strike by rail staff in Germany from Sunday 18 May to Tuesday 16 May


Current notice (May 13, 2023):

The strike in Germany has been called off. DB is working to re-establish a regular timetable.


Original notice:

Please be informed that a strike on the German Federal Railway (DB) is scheduled from Sunday, May 18 (from 23:00) to Tuesday, May 16 (until 24:00).

If the strike is not called off, train cancellations and delays are expected on the German rail network. As all DB rail traffic will be suspended, the German Railway recommends that passengers take this into account when planning their journey.


In the event of a strike, traffic will be suspended, and the following will apply:

Tickets purchased up to today, 11 May 2023, valid for travel on 14, 15 and 16 May can be used on any day between 11 and 14 May 2023. This applies to all ticket types, including tickets, which are tied to traveling on a specific train.

New reservations will be issued for IRT tickets.


Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your understanding