As a first time Europe trip planner, I'm struggling with train decisions. When moving between destinations, how do you decide which trains and routes to take? Cost? Length of journey? Number of changes? Scenic route? I can't make up my mind on the determining factor. I want the scenic, fast, inexpensive route :-)
Today I'm thinking specifically of the trip from Munich to Appenzell where we will spend one night before going on to Murren. The fastest way appears to be thru Lindau but I've heard going through Innsbruck and Buchs is more scenic. And then the costs - if we travel on Bayern Ticket, I can lower cost a bit (3 adults), but travel is slower and not covered early in the morning. We will have Swiss Pass for the latter part of travel. We are traveling very light with no mobility issues.
I'm making myself crazy. This is a trip of a lifetime and I'm feeling the pressure to do it right.
Suggestions on how you make these decisions? Thank you!