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I want to buy the German Probe Bahncard, a discount subscription programme offered by Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German national railway company.

Problem: If I click on the buy and print button on the website (in German it is Buchen und ausdrucken) a popup window asks me to enter username and password. But which username and password do they mean? Can anybody help?

What I have tried so far:

  • I registered at bahn.de and have used the general Bahn.de account data to login, but this did not work
  • I left the username and password field blank or entered some arbitrary usernames and passwords, but that just redisplays the popup window
  • I clicked on the cancel button (Abbrechen), but that lead to an error 401 page

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closed as off-topic by Mark Mayo, Dirty-flow, mindcorrosive Feb 18 at 12:16

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Presumably a general Bahn.de account that can be created from the login page. Did you try that? –  Relaxed Feb 9 at 10:35
    
No, this is not working. I tried that a few minutes ago. –  erik Feb 9 at 11:38
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Looks like a website bug to me - I'd suggest trying again in a few hours –  Gagravarr Feb 9 at 12:00
    
Seems to be working now. –  Relaxed Feb 10 at 10:50
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Voting to close as it turned out to be a website glitch. –  Mark Mayo Feb 18 at 10:19

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