As this new answer correctly states

Since 1 January 2017 there is Wi-Fi in all ICE-Trains.

What about the international ICE connections, is Wi-Fi available there as well? E.g. on the ICE from Frankfurt to Paris Est or the ICE from Hamburg/Dortmund to Vienna.

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Yes, as of this week I did have internet access through the on-board Wi-Fi on an ICE train while in France. The connection quality was not great, but neither was reception on my phone at the same time.

Old answer:
No, as of today no Wi-Fi/Internet is available yet on the parts of the journey of these trains that are outside of Germany.


  • personal experience
  • DB support confirmed via Twitter, but added that the service shall be extended to some international connections this year. No more info was available
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    By extra-German parts, I take it you mean the parts outside Germany, rather than the parts that are really, really German? (Not a serious question, I just loved the image of extremely-German trains. Amazingly on-time, or something like that.) +1 from me, anyway.
    – MadHatter
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 20:56
  • According to that definition, there are a few extra-German ICEs, but you won't know in advance. :-)
    – user24582
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 8:13
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    @MadHatter - You mean Swiss trains, I think. Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 15:56
  • @simonatrcl I agree those run on time, but in my experience the Germans are pretty good at organising important national infrastructure as well. Certainly better than my own dear home clusterfark; how I miss British Rail.
    – MadHatter
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 16:04

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