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Train from Hamburg to Munich

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Does anyone knows in which trains I can take my motorcycle (1200gs) with me between Hamburg and Munich?

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Think you mean this:
Complete guide to Motorail trains in Europe: Taking your car by train


But am not sure why you wouldn't just ride it? It's only an easy day ride.
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What you're looking for is the DB Autozug (Autozug – Autoreisen auf die bequeme Art - Startseite). I hate to tell you tho that for some weird reason the Deutsche Bahn discontinued the DB Autozug service from and to Munich. And it doesn't go to or from Hamburg either. Thus there is no way to get your bike on a train from Hamburg to Munich, sorry. You'll have to ride it, it's about 800km.

What are you planning to do anyway?
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Thanks Mike & MJ,

I'm riding from Finland and planning to reach Hamburg late afternoon. I was hoping to catch a night train to Munich so I can get some rest and save time since I will be flying to Toronto next day.

I found CNL (City Night Line) train is leaving Hamburg at 00h31 (midnight) and arriving in Munich at 09h00, but I don't know if I'm allowed to load my motorcycle into it.

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You can't. It's a passenger train and you can't take a bike.
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I used the DB Autozug from Hamburg to Munich in July this year.

I am sceptical about the information about DB Autozug should have discontinued the Hamburg - Munich route, as I experienced a lot of bikers used it when I was searching for it and when I was there in fact.

The DB Autozug homepage even still have the route on the pricefinder/journey planner page:
DBAutozug.de - Angebote

Hmmmm..................

My Opinion:
It's convinient to avoid 800 km of boring German roads fra Hamburg to Munich.
However, the bunks in the train were a bit short for me, so my sleep on the train was bad.
The waiting when loading was killing long but take off in Munich was easy and quick.
It's not cheaper than riding the bike yourself.
The strapping down of the bike on train is very pro and secure. You can even come with useful input yourself, when strapping down is done, if special considerations should be taken.
The food onboard is crap....bring your own.

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I apologize! Niklas, you're absolutely right! I found it on dbautozug.de now that I took a closer look... I didn't see Hamburg on that list before. I'm sorry about the confusion I may have caused. The Deutsche Bahn has discontinued all southbound DB Autozug trains from Munich, however the northbound ones are still going (thus, when going from Munich to Narbonne one has to drive to Duesseldorf first). I got those two things confused, so again: I'm sorry.

Yes, there is a DB Autozug going from Hamburg-Altona to Munich-East and it looks like there are still some spots available.
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Think you mean this:
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But am not sure why you wouldn't just ride it? It's only an easy day ride.
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If nothing else, traffic in Germany sucks!!!

(Ok, I've been spoiled after living in the US for 25 years...)
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i also took the munich-hamburg-train this year in july - and i will do it again on my next tour to the north.and i agree to niklaas: the strapping of the bike was very good.if you are worried about your sleep: there are 2 sorts of cabins. the cheaper ones with the bunks oder the luxury version with a 'real' bed. i also read on the hompage, that bikers will get a 25% discount at the moment (Autozug – Autoreisen auf die bequeme Art - Bikerspecial). I payed about 120-130€ for my bike and one of these bunks.
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Thanks everyone for the good information. I guess I will take the Autozug from Hamburg to Munich if I reach Hamburg late in the afternoon as planned. With 25% discount it looks like a good deal, which means more time & money for beer & sausages in Munich...

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German "BAHN" railways operates various connections from Hamburg to Munich or further south to Innsbruck, Villach (Austria) and Bozen, Verona, Triest (Italy).

Refer to Autozug – Autoreisen auf die bequeme Art - Startseite for schedule and pricing info. (the page is currently only available in German language... you can do it, it's kind of self-explaining)
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If nothing else, traffic in Germany sucks!!!

(Ok, I've been spoiled after living in the US for 25 years...)
Stay off the AutoBahn and use the B roads it's better for motorcycles and lots more to see. Autobahn; hiding Germany from view since 1929
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