Lost or stolen payment ID cards for German tickets

As of 1 October 2016, Deutsche Bahn no longer requires passengers to produce the card chosen for ID at booking. Instead, the ticket inspector will verify the name of the passenger on the ticket. You will need to present a valid passport, government-issued ID or Bahn card. 

Please note that if you are  buying a German train ticket for someone else, whomever's name is entered in Contact Details will be the name on the ticket. Please make sure you enter a passenger name under Contact Details. 

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