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Today, Germany’s capital, Berlin, is a major destination for railway travel, both for business and pleasure. Thanks to Germany’s excellent railroad infrastructure, the journey is usually comfortable and quick, and drops you off right in the centre of the German capital. Granted, Hauptbahnhof is rather cramped for the amount of traffic it receives and it’s somewhat on the fringes of the city center, but it takes only minimal effort to get wherever you need to go – even if that destination lies outside of the city.