About us

Träwelling is a free check-in service that lets you tell your friends where you are and where you can log your public transit journeys. In short, you can check into trains and get points for it.

F.A.Q. Frequently asked questions

Who develops Träwelling?

Since 2013, Träwelling has been developed by ever different people. Partly only bugfixes, partly bigger changes. You can find more information in the humans.txt

Where does the name come from?

The name is an allusion to the well-known "Senk ju for träwelling wis Deutsche Bahn", which you should have heard in almost every long-distance train of the Deutsche Bahn.

Why isn't my train listed?

We use an interface of the Deutsche Bahn, where not all offers are displayed directly. Unfortunately, we can't do much with it if your train is not there.

Something's missing! Why was this feature removed?

In this version of Träwelling we'll start from scratch – and may have missed little-used functions. If you would like to suggest a feature, just send an email to hi@traewelling.de.

How are points calculated?

The points consist of the product class and the distance of your journey.

product category Base points
Express (ICE, ...) 10
Express (IC, EC, ...) 10
Regional Express 6
Regional 5
Suburban 3
bus 2
Ferry 3
Subway 2
Tram 2
Taxi 1

The distance is rounded to the nearest 10km and then divided by 10. Afterwards the base points are added.
An ICE journey of 143km thus earns you 10 + round up(143/10) = 10 + 15 = 25 Points, for an S-Bahn journey of 8km you get 2 + round up(8/10) = 2 + 1 = 3 Points.
We want you to check in as soon as possible so that the platform always has an up-to-date status of your journeys. reasonTherefore, you will only receive full points if you check in during your journey or 20min before live departure (scheduled departure + delay). If you check in 1h before or after the travel period, you can still get 1/4 of the points. If you check in earlier or later on a connection, you will receive the full kilometres and hours, but only one pity point.