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Lockers at train station

I'm incorporating visit to these towns during my Germany trip next year. Flying into Berlin and out of Munich(travelling from NYC).
Are there lockers at train stations of these towns for me to store the luggage while sightseeing ?

Berlin
Potsdam
Dresden
Nuremberg
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Munich
Fussen

Appreciate if someone can confirm ?

Posted by
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There are lockers at the main stations in those places except in Füssen, per the DB website. Contact the TI office in Füssen to find out whether they hold bags (many TI's do) or what the other options might be.

Posted by
20464 posts

Yes, we were able to leave a large bag at the Triberg TI when all of the large size lockers were taken at the station. The bigger the station, the more lockers are available. Even small stations often have lockers, but they do get taken quickly.

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"Even small stations often have lockers..."

It used to be the case that lockers were available in many small stations. Over the years, they've become as scarce as the manned ticket counter, unfortunately. In the Middle Rhine Valley for example, where most visitors want to stopover here and there to sightsee, there are dozens of small towns between Koblenz and Mainz (and on the "right" bank between Koblenz and Wiesbaden) but AFAIK not a single one has lockers now. TI offices in this area routinely hold bags for visitors (which is only helpful when they're open, of course.)

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In the towns where you're staying overnight, a hotel, guesthouse, or hostel will typically hold your luggage even before your room is ready or after you check out. Rick's Germany guidebook describes bag storage at the start of the chapter for most destinations he covers, usually under "Arrival... by Train." In Fuessen, he does mention lockers at the train station, despite it being unstaffed.

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Not all small towns are without lockers at the train station. Some have them , some don't. Towns like Sigmaringen, Neuwied, Coburg don't have lockers. In 1977 my first time in Rüdesheim, no lockers. I went back in 2013, still no lockers. Generally, you can count on them being there, even a place as insignifcant as Frankfurt an der Oder.....just not always.

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At any rate, you can get station locker information at: http://www.bahnhof.de/bahnhof-de/start/?lang=en
This is in German, but easy to navigate. Put the station name in the search box on the left. Be sure to spell properly by adding an "e" after vowels with umlauts. Fussen is spelled Fuessen for instance. Then you get a list of possible stations, usually the first one is the correct one, and click on that. Then you get a list of all the services available at the station (in German) but with universal pictograms. So the German word for luggage locker is "Schliessfaecher" but next to it is a small square with a suitcase and a key, the pictogram for lockers.
Fuessen shows no lockers at the station.

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I disagree about lockers in Füssen. I know there were lockers there in 2009, because I took a picture of them. They are right off the end of the tracks on the station side. And I used one in 2013.

The Stationsdatenbank of the Bayern Takt website has station plans for all over Bavaria, so you can use it for Nürnberg, Rothenburg, München, and Fuessen (note: except for Füssen, correct German spelling is required - no 'ue'. [See footnote.] Or you can find the station on the map). The plan for Füssen indicates that they have lockers (Schließfächer) at the station.

Use the Bahn stationplan link from above for Berlin, Dresden, and, maybe, Potsdam.

I asked at the TI office in Hohenschwangau (opposite the bus stop), and they said you could leave your luggage there, behind the desk. I'd rather use a locket at the station, if possible.

Footnote: If you have a PC, you can insert a ü by holding down the key and typing 252 on the numeric keypad. If you have a fruit computer, sorry.

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There were lockers in Fussen in 2011 and I have seen various forum posts that have mentioned them in more recent years.

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The DB site does not indicate lockers in Füssen at the Füssen station page - if they exist there NOW, there should be an international locker symbol:

http://www.bahnhof.de/bahnhof-de/Fuessen.html?hl=f%C3%BCssen

This may be an omission, but I've never seen such an error at DB. The DB site has always been accurate about the lockers IME. I've been surprised, after using certain station lockers myself, to find them unlisted on the DB station page at a later date, in error, I assumed - but upon checking those stations later, the lockers I'd used before had indeed been removed.

Sounds like we have a very simple, ready-made research project for anyone headed to Füssen!

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I wrote to the TI office in Füssen about the lockers at the station. She said unfortunately there are at this time no lockers at the station because they are still(?) under construction. I think she must mean reconstruction, since I used lockers there in 2013.

Hopefully they are adding lockers because, as I remember, most were in use when I was there.

I'll have to write again and ask her when they should be finished. I can't imagine very long because the old ones looked like standard lockers that were built in a factory and just set in place.
She also said, translated, "You can find lockers for smaller luggage just opposite our Tourist Information in the little green Infopavillon".

The TI office is about 2 blocks from the station on the road to Hohenschwangau.

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Thanks for all the feedback. I've decided to stay in Munich and operate from there for the day trips to Garmisch alps & Castles.
But I'll be using the lockers at Potsdam, Dresden and Nuremberg though.

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According to Wikipedia, the old train station, built beside the tracks in 1889, has been torn down and will be replaced with a new Bahnhof off the end of the tracks. The article gave no date for the work being finished. I did find a Facebook page that said the new Bahnhof would be (finished, open, ?) in 2020. I can't believe it will take that long. But it still might be opened before the new airport in Berlin!

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Is it possible to leave luggage in lockers overnight ? I was thinking of hiking Zugspitze with an overnight on the mountain. So was thinking of checking out of my hotel and leaving luggage in the llocker at Munich station.

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I think the lockers "say" how long you can check a bag in them, but behind the lockers in Munich is a "checked luggage room" where you can definitely leave a bag for longer.