Are you between 16 and 20 and living in Monheim am Rhein? If so, you can apply for your free Interrail Pass here! The City of Monheim am Rhein will cover the full costs of the Interrail ticket, which would normally cost you €389.
The Interrail Pass is your ticket to 33 European countries. It allows you to spend two months traveling these countries by rail – for instance, after you have finished school, or during your summer holidays or semester break. When you return, you write a short report on your trip and send a photo so that we know you have used your pass. We are happy to publish interesting reports or photos on the City's website.
These are the requirements you need to meet for an application:
To apply for an Interrail Pass, please contact Schirin Berndt or Naziha Zauaghi.
Three requirements need to be met:
You can only apply once for the free Interrail Pass via the city of Monheim am Rhein.
The passport must be activated online within eleven months. You enter the date on which you want to start your trip in the activated passport. From then on, the passport is valid for two months. During these two months you can travel by train in up to 33 European countries for a duration of 15 days. On each of these 15 days you can travel from midnight to midnight on as many trains as you like.
The Interrail Pass is valid in 33 European countries. A list of the countries and railroad companies can be found here.
You can use the Interrail Pass in Germany for one outward and one return trip, i.e. once for leaving the country and once for returning to Germany. These trips can take place on any two days of the trip and will be noted separately on the Interrail Pass. On the remaining days, the Interrail Pass is only valid in other European countries.
The City covers the costs for the Interrail Pass, which regularly costs 389 euros. With the Interrail Pass you can travel by train for free. However, depending on the type of train and the country, you may still have to pay reservation costs. Please enquire about that in the respective countries. You Interrail Pass also includes discounts for certain ferry routes. More information can be found here.
In addition, you will of course need a budget for food, accommodation and other activities. Tips for planning your trip can be found here.
We are looking forward to receiving a short travel report and at least one photo of your journey no later than six weeks after returning from your trip. Please send both to email@example.com. Nice reports, quotes or photos might be publishedon the City's website.
If you cannot make the trip for an important reason, please contact us as early as possible. We will then take back the passport and there will be no costs for you. If you do not start the trip without informing us in time, we will have to charge you the total cost of the pass amounting to 389 Euros.
If you have already activated your Interrail Pass, you must first deactivate it via your Interrail account. However, it is not possible to cancel or exchange your Interrail Pass via your Interrail account. Please contact us.
Many young people people from Monheim am Rhein have already traveled Europe with the Interrail Pass. Some of them have shared their impressions.