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Germany/Swiss Train Travel

I'm late in the game in booking my train travel and hoping for some advice.

May-16th land in Frankfurt and train to Baden-Baden
May 17 & May 18-local bus travel in Baden-Baden
May 19-train to Lauterbrunnen Switzerland
May 20-train to Schilthorn (lunch) and back down via Stechelberg
May 21-local bus travel
May 22-train to Jungfraujoch
May 23-train to Fussen and later to Munich
May 23-25 see Munich and tours, local travel to train station

I'm confused by the passes. Rail Europe or Eurail? What about the Swiss Pass. Do I need seat reservations/daily ticket reservations? Or a 10 day Eurail Global Pass-flex or continuous?

Any help would be great, please and thank you!

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For Switzerland get the Swiss Half Fare Card. There is no pass that covers Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn, all passes do is give you a reduction. You can buy that on line at, or you prefer the old fashioned way, just at the station. You could even get this in Baden-Baden.

Buy Frankfurt airport to Baden Baden at the airport, or see if your airline offers Rail&Fly.
Buy Baden Baden to Lauterbrunnen, and Lauterbrunnen to Fussen in advance on (and you can mention there that you will have the HFC).
For Fussen - Munich get the Bayern Ticket, which you just buy there, at the station.