Upgrade of MDV semester ticket to travel throughout Germany
From 13 September to 26 September 2021, students owning a valid MDV semester ticket have the opportunity to use public transport and local passenger trains throughout Germany (except on routes operated by transport companies/associations that do not participate). To do so, they have to register once on the "ABO Upgrade" campaign website. You will then receive a promotional ticket.
Proof of eligibility is the student ID with valid MDV stamp* in conjunction with an official photo ID and the promotional ticket. The promotional ticket can be presented digitally or printed out.
Additional benefits of the respective subscriptions (e.g., additional passengers) remain valid only within the respective network in accordance with the conditions of the subscription and cannot be used throughout Germany.
* A goodwill arrangement applies for the MDV stamp within the MDV area as well as Germany-wide for the campaign "Deutschland-ABO-Upgrade". Since many validation terminals are not yet accessible again due to Corona, student ID cards with the MDV stamp of last semester (winter semester 2020/21) will also be recognized until September30, 2021. In general, only a valid student ID in conjunction with an official photo ID apply as MDV semester ticket. As part of the goodwill regulation, the certificate of enrolment for the summer semester 2021 (printout or mobile phone) must also be shown as proof.
Excluded from the "Deutschland-ABO-Upgrade" promotion are first-time enrolled students at the Leipzig universities under the responsibility of Studentenwerk Leipzig, who are allowed to use the public transport in the MDV area already one month before the semester starts in line with their semester ticket contract.