Confused on rail options for Germany

Munich to neuswanstein castel, munich to heidelberg, heidelberg to cologne, Cologne to Kessel, Cologne to Frankfurt, frankfurt to brother grim museum, frankfurt to Frankfurt airport in two weeks in June of 2016
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 15, 2016 16:15
    Hi Esther,

    For the requested travel, you can purchase the 'German Rail Pass'. For the 'German Rail Pass', you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/german-rail-pass/index.html.

    Füssen is the station in Germany you would travel to in order to get to the Neuschwanstein Castle. Füssen is accessed by regional trains from Munich. The trains between Munich and Füssen are regional trains that don't accept reservations. Therefore, a rail pass that includes Germany is all that would be needed to board. These trains depart once every couple hours throughout the day, and the ride between Munich and Füssen only takes about 2.5 hours in duration one-way.

    Once you're in Füssen, you would take a bus to the town of Hohenschwangau. From Hohenschwangau, you would then have a few different choices to get up to the castle; you can take another bus, you can walk, or else you can take a horse-drawn carriage. Please note, the bus would take you to a point from where you would still have to walk another 10 minutes or so up a steep hill. The horse-drawn carriage would take you to a point from where you would have an easier 5 minute walk to the entrance of the castle. To walk all the way from Hohenschwangau to the castle entrance would take approximately 30 minutes in duration. The rail pass does not cover the buses between Füssen and the castle, so you would have to pay to board these buses locally upon arrival.
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