To allow young people to travel freely between German and French lands, the two governments plan to offer more than 60,000 free train tickets. From Monday (June 12), young French and Germans between the ages of 18 and 27 will benefit from a free pass to travel on the railways linking France with Germany. It is an approach agreed upon by mutual agreement between the two countries, German and French, which has been co-financed with the help of the SNCF and Deutsche Bahn.
Free Interrail train passes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty
This initiative was taken on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, which in 1963 made it possible to reconcile the two neighboring countries under the regime of General Charles de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. These passes will be distributed to youth from June 12 through the platform passefrancegermany.frwhich will be active in the morning.
60,000 permits will be distributed equally between German youth and French youth. According to the office Clement BooneThe Minister Delegate for Transportation will be distributed according to The principle of “first come, first served”. To obtain a permit, the youths involved will have to apply as soon as the site opens, scheduled for 10am.
Unlimited travel until December 31st
This card gives access to unlimited free travel between France and Germany via different railways. Still, according to the Office of the Minister of Transportation, the last delegate ” It will allow travel from July 1 to December 31 for a Frenchman in Germany and a German in France and has unlimited access to the rail network. » In fact, the card is activated on the first trip of the beneficiary. He will then be entitled to seven days of free, unlimited travel, valid during the month following his first flight.
Through this system, Clément Beaune hopes to allow young apprentices to discover Germany. ” Scholarship holder, interns and young people in integration So it will have priority over these passes. Moreover, 100 tickets have already been reserved for the winners of the Best Apprentice competition, while a good portion will be directed to students from the Apprentice Training Centers (CFA).