How to get to Copenhagen from Germany
Travel without carbon emissions to the International Climate Conference in Copenhagen
Walk the talk and travel to COP15 without carbon emissions: DB offers a carbon free rail journey to Copenhagen for all observers and delegates travelling from Germany to the international climate negotiations in December 2009.
The carbon free journey is a special feature of a special ticket for the climate conference. For each ticket, DB calculates the amount of electricity needed to bring the traveller to Copenhagen. The total volume of the calculated electricity consumption is bought additionally from renewable energy sources and fed it into DB’s energy grid. As a result, DB guarantees that the required power for the travel is supplied entirely from renewable energy sources.
Travelling with the special ticket to COP15 ensures that delegates and observers minimise their carbon footprint – thus contributing to improve the climate impact of COP15 itself.
Electric train services offer the advantage that carbon emissions can be kept extremely low by the use of renewable energy sources. For this reason, DB has consciously decided against carbon off-set arrangements. Instead, DB has set up a climate protection programme and wants to increase the share of renewable energy sources in its total electricity consumption. The second main lever of the DB climate protection programme is the increase of its energy efficiency. Compared with 2006 levels, DB wants to reduce its Group-wide specific carbon emission levels by 20 per cent until 2020. This includes all its land, sea and air services. On rail, DB has already reduced its carbon emissions – based on transport performance – by almost 40 per cent since 1990. For more information visit the DB Eco Program
The carbon-free event tickets are offered at a special fare in first or second class from any DB-station to Copenhagen and return. The fare for a round trip from any station in Germany is Euro 89 for the second class and Euro 139 for the first class. The fares are available on all DB trains including the ICE train. The tickets are valid maximum four weeks between November 1st and December 20th 2009.
You can travel within the period of validity for one outward and return journey on two consecutive days per direction of travel.
Please note that seat reservations are not included in the price. DB requires a special supplement for night trains, where a reservation is obligatory.
It will not be possible to purchase the event ticket on board of the train.
To book call the DB hotline, telephone number +49 1805 31 11 53 (charge Euro 0.14 per minute from Deutsche Telekom’s landline network) and quote “COP15” as the reference. The hotline is reachable from Monday to Saturday from 0800 to 2100.