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Train  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bellinzona Ec

SFr 281 - SFr 474

Cheapest option

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BER - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Locarno

SFr 55 - SFr 215

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Bus, train  •  19h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Munich, ZOB to Como, FS Stazione San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Locarno Re

SFr 64 - SFr 100

Bus  •  20h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Milan N95
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Bellinzona

SFr 96 - SFr 129

Night train, train  •  17h 1m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Zuerich Hb Nj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Locarno Ir46

Drive  •  8h 44m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Brissago 961 km

SFr 110 - SFr 170

Fly Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa, train  •  11h 31m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) TXL - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Locarno

SFr 91 - SFr 354

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich, train  •  8h

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH) BER - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano

SFr 125 - SFr 336

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 41m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Linate (LIN) BER - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Locarno

SFr 95 - SFr 263

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Bergamo, train  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BER - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Locarno

SFr 57 - SFr 229

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel, train  •  9h 45m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Basel (BSL) BER - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano

SFr 86 - SFr 246

Berlin to Brissago by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin and Brissago is around 17h 56m and covers a distance of around 1164 km. The fastest journey normally takes 17h 43m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Berlin to Brissago service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Brissago, Municipio. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
17h 56m
Fastest journey time:
17h 43m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
62 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:52
Last service departs at:
21:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Brissago train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brissago is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brissago is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brissago is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Yes, entry into Germany from Switzerland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Brissago is to bus and train which costs €55 - €95 and takes 19h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Brissago is to fly and train which costs €50 - €200 and takes 7h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Brissago. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Brissago, Municipio via Milan, Bellinzona, Via Pellandini and Locarno, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 2m.

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The distance between Berlin and Brissago is 789 km. The road distance is 961 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Brissago without a car is to train which takes 12h 2m and costs €250 - €430.

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It takes approximately 12h 2m to get from Berlin to Brissago, including transfers.

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Berlin to Brissago bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Brissago is to train which takes 12h 2m and costs €250 - €430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 20h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Berlin to Brissago bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Bellinzona station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Brissago.
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  • Distance: 788.9 km
  • Duration: 12h 2m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Brissago, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Brissago via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Bellinzona, Locarno, and Locarno, Stazione in around 12h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Brissago via Milan, Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Via Pellandini, Locarno, Piazza Stazione, and Locarno, Stazione in around 20h 2m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 440
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 450
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 420
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 210
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 160
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 110
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 110
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 800
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 800
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 470
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Frankfurt to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Locarno
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 25
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Como, FS Stazione San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 25
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Brissago is 961 km. It takes approximately 8h 44m to drive from Berlin to Brissago.

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Eurowings, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 223+ hotels available in Brissago. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs €2 - €8.

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