Deutsche Bahn ICE 514 Train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
I had a 16 minute transfer at Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to my connecting Deutsche Bahn ICE 514 train to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. It’s not a lot of time to explore the station vicinity or even to get dinner, but it’s a comfortable time to transfer without the need to run around platforms.
The façade of Duisburg Hauptbahnhof.
My Deutsche Bahn ICE 514 train would be departing from Platform 13 with a 5-minute delay. This train will stop at Essen Hbf, Bochum Hbf, Dortmund Hbf, Münster (Westf) Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, Bremen Hbf, Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Dammtor, and Hamburg-Altona.
Deutsche Bahn ICE 514
My train was operated by an ICE 4 13-car set. Plenty of people find that the ICE 4 isn’t great, but I thought that it’s perfectly fine.
Perhaps not the graffiti though.
Train information is displayed on the door.
The interior of the ICE 4 in 2nd Class.
Unfortunately my seat reservation had this excellent view twice in a row.
The legroom on board the ICE 4.
There is a fold-down tray table behind the seat backs.
An EU 2-pin power socket is located below each pair of seats.
Toilets are available on board.
My Deutsche Bahn ICE 514 departed from from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof at 9.00pm – 12 minutes delayed.
Delay information is provided live on the on-board information screens.
The route map of the Deutsche Bahn ICE 514. This train will stop at Essen Hbf, Bochum Hbf, Dortmund Hbf, Münster (Westf) Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, Bremen Hbf, Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Dammtor, and Hamburg-Altona.
Making a brief stop at Essen Hauptbahnhof.
Making a brief stop at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof.
Making a brief stop at Münster Hauptbahnhof.
A Bordrestaurant is available on board this ICE 4 train set.
A standing area is available near the order counter.
A sit-down restaurant area is also available.
Since I’m in Germany now, I should get an Erdinger Weißbier. This costs EUR 4.60.
There was not much food left available at the Bordrestaurant, and I got 1 of 2 food items left, which was a chicken wrap of sorts. This costs EUR 6.20.
Making a brief stop at Osnabrück Hauptbahnhof.
My ICE 514 was making up time, about 1 minute between each station.
Making a brief stop at Bremen Hauptbahnhof.
Making a brief stop at Hamburg-Harburg.
Looks like the delay has been minised to a predicted 2 minutes at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof.
Live train connection times and platforms are also displayed for passengers connecting to other trains.
My Deutsche Bahn ICE 514 arrived at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof at 12.15am – 1 minute delayed.
The ICE 514 will continue on to Hamburg Dammtor and Hamburg-Altona.
Heading up the escalator to exit.
Looking back down at the platforms of Hamburg Hauptbahnhof.
Heading out of Hamburg Hauptbahnhof.
The façade of Hamburg Hauptbahnhof.
Overall, the Deutsche Bahn ICE connection from Amsterdam Centraal to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof was quite worth it with comfortable seats and an overall delay of only 1 minute. The fare was also good with the Super Sparpreis Europa ticket at just €39.90, comparable to a bus ticket on the date of my journey.