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Swiss Rail Pass good for traveling to Munich?

Just wondering if anyone has experience with this.
We plan to get a Swiss Rail pass for travel in Switzerland this summer. Then we will be taking the train from Latuterbrunnen to Munich, Germany. I'm assuming the Swiss Rail pass will get us to the border for free. But how will this work?
We will book the whole train trip at once, of course. Will we immediately get a discount for the Swiss portion, and just have to pay the portion outside the borders? Is this something that can be done online or are we better off going to ticket office in a train station to work out the details?
Thanks!

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If you buy at SBB.com, during the purchase process, you will be asked to add a discount card from a drop down menu, like a Swiss Half Fare Card or a Swiss G.A. card (If you have a Swiss Travel Pass valid for that day, that is the box you check). But you might also look at buying the ticket at www.bahn.com. You might get a better deal. Worth checking. Super Sparpreis and Sparpreis tickets are discounted for nonrefundable train specific tickets, and are often less than full fare tickets with the Swiss discount.

Posted by
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The border in this case is at st. Margrethen.

So you have the option of just buying a ticket st. Margrethen - Munich or buying a ticket Lauterbrunnen to Munich with GA reduction. You can do this both on www.sbb.ch and www.bahn.com (yes, they now about Swiss reduction cards in Germany).

SBB will apply the reduction only to normal price tickets, which means that you then end up paying the standard price for the German part. This is why just booking the German part separately is often the cheapest.