German Rail pass to Austria and Italy

to which cities in Austria and Italy can the German Rail pass be used?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 28, 2016 16:29
    Hi Albrecht,

    The German Rail Pass covers the 'Brennero' EuroCity (EC) trains that run from Munich into Austria and Italy. Going through the Tyrolean Alps and Brenner Pass, this represents one of the most scenic long-distance train routes in all of Europe. These trains follow a route from Munich to Verona, where the path diverges; either continuing south to Bologna or cutting east to Venice.

    The stops for the Munich-Venice EC trains would be as follows:

    Munich, Germany
    Rosenheim
    Kufstein, Austria
    Wörgl
    Jenbach
    Innsbruck
    Brennero, Italy
    Fortezza
    Bressanone
    Bolzano
    Trento
    Rovereto
    Verona
    Vicenza
    Padova
    Venice

    The stops for the Munich-Bologna EC trains would be as follows:

    Munich, Germany
    Rosenheim
    Kufstein, Austria
    Wörgl
    Jenbach
    Innsbruck
    Brennero, Italy
    Fortezza
    Bressanone
    Bolzano
    Trento
    Rovereto
    Verona
    Bologna

    Please note, the German Pass would only be valid on one of these trains if either Munich or Rosenheim serve as the origin or destination of your journey. For instance, you would not be able to use the pass on one of these trains if you're only taking it between Innsbruck and Venice.

    These EC trains would still just require reservations in addition to the pass. You would purchase the reservations by entering the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and indicating that you'll be traveling with a rail pass; however, there is an error on our website that would prevent these reservations from being quoted to you if you indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'German Rail Pass'. In order to be quoted the appropriate reservation fees for one of these trains, you would instead just have to indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass'.

    When the costs display, you would then just want to be sure to select a 'Passholder 1' rate ('Passholder 1' just refers to regular reservations for passengers traveling with a rail pass.) To ensure that it's a 'Passholder 1' reservation you're choosing, you would click the 'View' button under the cost for your preferred class of service on the train you want. After you click 'View', a box will expand out underneath. In this box, you would refer to the option(s) listed under where it says 'Ticket Flexibility' and click 'Read More'. When you click 'Read More', the name of the fare should display as something like 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 1'. Generally, the 'Passholder 1' fares for these trains would be the 'Non Flexible' option under 'Ticket Flexibility'.
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