Hello there! I am trying to figure out why Bahn has such random prices for the exact same product. The ticket in question is for three first class fares from Köln Hansaring to München Hbf, leaving at 11:45am and arriving at 4:27pm with one change of trains at Köln Hbf. The date I want is June 18th, and since I started checking prices on this (since early January until today), the sparpreis has fluctuated between 359.70€ to 449.70€.
Here is what is weird to me - checking other dates for the same route and time reveals drastically different prices. Here are some examples:
April 3rd: 347.70€
April 24th: 299.70€
June 14th: 473.70€
June 18th: 269.70€
To my knowledge, sparpreis doesn’t really take effect until about 92 days before the journey, but that doesn’t seem to be affecting these ticket prices. It seems really random. I have contacted Bahn about this but I haven’t heard back yet. Does anyone have any insight?