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. Since the Society was founded, the journal has featured a broad selection of topics covering the development and technology of German railways, updates on timetabling and service, locomotive and stock allocation, travel reports and railway modelling. The full archive is available online to members.


The recently-introduced forum supplants our established email discussion group and helpdesk. Members can contribute posts on any relevant topic.

Current rates

One year

Between April and September we offer 12 months’ membership. This is also the rate for membership renewals. Rates 2020–21:

Area Type Cost (£)
United Kingdom Printed Merkur 20.00
Outside the UK Printed Merkur 45.00
Worldwide Electronic Merkur 15.00

One and a half years

Between 1 October and 28 or 29 February we offer 18 months’ membership to those joining the Society. This runs through to the end of the following membership year. Rates 2020–21:

Area Type Cost (£)
United Kingdom Printed Merkur 30.00
Outside the UK Printed Merkur 67.50
Worldwide Electronic Merkur 22.50

Three years

Three year membership is no longer available.