My wife and I are traveling through Italy, Switzerland and Germany by rail this summer. Our trip through Germany includes the following rail legs in July:
Lauterbrunnen/Munich (July 8)
Munich/Cochem (July 12)
Cochem/Frankfurt (July 16-then fly to Stockholm)
Wondering if any of the above routes would be beneficial to book in advance if there are reduced fares? Any suggestions on routing (especially for the first 2 legs) would be appreciated. I posted a similar topic in the Italy forum as we'll be coming from Varenna to Lauterbrunnen. Will need to research more to see if one of the Swiss rail cards/discount tickets are beneficial as we'll be spending 4 nights in Lauterbrunnen and using the mountain lifts/trains.
Thanks for your input and suggestions!