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Train  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf Ice / ...

€96 - €259

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Bus  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk B810 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rostock central bus station N1386

€42 - €56

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Bus and ferry, train  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
  2. Take the train from Duisburg central train station to Hamburg central station
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf Ice / ...

€57 - €115

Drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Rostock 775 km

€80 - €130

Fly Brussels to Hamburg, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM) BRU - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf

€77 - €263

Fly Brussels to Rostock  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rostock (RLG) BRU - RLG

€120 - €413

Fly Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BRU - BER
  2. Take the train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Rostock Hbf

€63 - €279

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf

€153 - €498

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bremen, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf

€159 - €618

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Hamburg, train  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM) AMS - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf

€129 - €422

Brussels to Rostock by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Rostock is around 11h 3m and covers a distance of around 860 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 32m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Brussels to Rostock train service departs from Bruxelles-Nord and arrives in Rostock Hbf. Typically 47 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 3m
Fastest train time:
8h 32m
Trains per week:
47
Cheapest price:
€149
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:32
Last train departs at:
20:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Rostock train schedules

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International entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

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

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Germany from Belgium is currently restricted.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rostock is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Rostock is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Rostock is to bus which costs €40 - €60 and takes 13h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Rostock is to fly and train which costs €75 - €270 and takes 6h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Rostock station. However, there are services departing from Brussels-North train station and arriving at Rostock central bus station via Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Rostock. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Rostock Hbf via Koeln Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 13m.

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It is 638 km from Brussels to Rostock. It is approximately 775 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rostock without a car is to train which takes 8h 13m and costs €95 - €260.

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It takes approximately 8h 13m to get from Brussels to Rostock, including transfers.

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Brussels to Rostock bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Rostock train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rostock is to train which takes 8h 13m and costs €95 - €260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 13h 55m, you could also fly, which costs €120 - €420 and takes 8h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Rostock.
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  • Distance: 638.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 13m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Rostock, Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels to Rostock via Koeln Hbf and Hamburg Hbf in around 8h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Rostock via Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 13h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Brussels to Rostock via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Rostock via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Rostock via Hamburg, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Rostock via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €120
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €240
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €130
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duisburg central train station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from S+U Gesundbrunnen Bhf to Rostock, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
HVV
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Brussels-North train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rostock central bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Brussels Noord Bus Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
CityBusExpress

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