Tomasz Kowaltowski

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Travel Berlin - Dresden - Nuremberg - Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Munich

We are planning this itinerary for the 9th to 16th of July, 2016, staying for a few days in each city -- must be in this order. We are not sure whether it is better to buy several train tickets or some kind of a rail pass. We are two senior citizens.

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Rail Europe Posted 4 years ago

Hello Tomasz,

Thanks for your question.

I would recommend that you purchase the German Rail Pass for your travel within Germany. This pass would give you unlimited travel on all regional and national train carriers within the country.

Seat reservations would be mandatory for all High-Speed, Night, Scenic and Border Crossing trains. But, you will avail pass holder/discounted fares for these journeys with the pass.

Keep in mind that the booking/reservation can only be done 3 months prior to your date of travel.

For your travel routing, you would have to travel as follows:

- Berlin to DresdenIntercity train.

- Dresden to Nuremberg via Hof – Regional trains.

- Nuremberg to Garmisch via Munich – ICE and Regional trains.

As per my knowledge, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is 2 towns connected in Bavaria. To travel within this sector I would request you to book locally.

- Garmisch to Munich – Regional train.

As per your itinerary the German Rail Pass would be the best option as most of your trains are regional and you could just travel with a validated pass rather than making seat reservations.

Lastly, the booking horizon to purchase the pass is 11 months prior to your date of travel.

To purchase the pass click “Here”.

In order to book seat reservations, please visit our website.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on “Seat Reservations” & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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