My husband, my daughter, and I will fly into Berlin late July for several days, take a train to Munich, later Fussen, then Salzburg and back to Munich. I'm finding train reservations to be a little bit confusing, plus, I am thinking that schedules between now and July may change somewhat. Rick recommended contacting Euraide, which I did, but afterwards, saw something that indicated they wouldn't be in their offices until March.
Question 1: How early/how long before we leave for Germany should we purchase tickets/rail passes and make reservations? I guess the same question goes for making reservations for individual tours.
Question 2: My father-in-law was stationed in Berlin and the family joined him around 1962-1963. They lived in enlisted (NCO) quarters. They were very close to the Berlin Wall, that they could hear the shots as people tried to get over the wall. We don't know if the buildings are even still standing, but, we would like to visit the location if we could. Does anybody have any idea about who we would contact to find out where those quarters were in Berlin?
Thanks again, in advance, for your help!