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Mannheim is a German city found on the River Rhine and River Neckar. The city is unusual in that its centre is arranged in a grid formation, which gives it its nickname, 'die Quadratestadt' (City of the Squares).

Mannheim Hauptbahnhof is one of the most important railway stations in the country, and is served by ICE services (national and international). The city is also home to a harbour (Mannheim Harbour), which is the second largest river port in the country.

How to get to Mannheim from
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Two of Western Europe's key financial cities are linked by a high-speed service, the operation of which is shared by France's TGV and Germany's InterCity Express (ICE) on a service known as Alleo. The journey is made in around four hours.

There are plans in the works for a direct high-speed service between Frankfurt and London to run in the near future. This would be operated by Deutsche Bahn, using InterCity Express trains, and would cut down the journey time between the two cities considerably, opening up the European high-speed rail network to an even greater extent.

Route 2:

If you plan to travel between Copenhagen, Hamburg, Frankfurt and/or Basel, there is a City Night Line overnight sleeper train service called Aurora that runs daily. Other sleeper services are available to Amsterdam.

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There is one service per day in either direction between Berlin and Zurich on the City Night Line service named 'Sirius'. City Night Line services are affordable alternatives to day trains, allowing you to arrive at your destination refreshed and having saved on hotel bills.

International travellers with first class tickets may use the SBB Lounge in Zurich's main railway station on their day of travel between 6am and 9pm.

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The journey takes around eight hours either way, and can be made on either a night or day service. This page deals only with the day-time InterCity Express service. For the City Night Line sleeper service, please see Hamburg - Zurich (City Night Line).

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Travelling to/from Amsterdam and Cologne, there is a connecting InterCity Express (ICE) train between Frankfurt and Munich, via Stuttgart. There are five direct services daily in each direction. There is also a City Night Line sleeper service between Amsterdam and Munich if you would prefer to travel overnight.