The German Railway Society

Join the GRS

Are you curious about German railways? Why not join us and benefit from the following:


Established for over thirty years, a quarterly journal available only to members. The full archive is available online.

Email group

The Society has an established Email discussion group, in the form of a closed user group on Normal courtesies are expected and membership of this group is on the understanding that the information supplied is strictly confidential and must not be used for commercial purposes.


A write-in help service, aimed mainly at our new members. It is intended as a way of quickly answering those small but important questions on German railways.

Discounts on Society publications

All our publications are offered to members at a reduced price.

Current rates

Area Type 18 Months (£) 15 Months (£) 1 year (£) 3.5 years (£) 3.25 years (£) 3 years (£)
United Kingdom Printed Merkur 28.00 24.00 19.00 - - -
Worldwide Electronic Merkur 21.00 17.00 14.00 49.00 45.00 42.00
Outside the UK Printed Merkur 59.00 50.00 40.00 - - -

How prices are calculated

The annual subscription runs from 1 April to 31 March each year.

If you join between 1 October and 31 December, your subscription includes the six months to 31 March and also the year following.

If you join between 1 January and 28 February, your subscription includes the three months to 31 March and also the year following.