Trains in the Black Forest. Staying in Freiburg & want to visit Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Vienna.

Hello! I was wondering if Rail Europe passes also traveled throughout the Black Forest in Germany.My boyfriend and I will be staying in Freiburg for three nights, but would like to visit different towns in the Black Forest.Our itinerary:Munich >Freiburg >Innsbruck >Munich >Salzburg>ViennaThank you!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 11, 2017 15:14
    Hi Ashley,

    Yes, all the places you mentioned have rail stations and can be accessed by train.

    When choosing a rail pass, all countries being traveled through would need to be accounted for. Therefore, at the very least, you would purchase the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass to include Germany and Austria.

    For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here:

    The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Therefore, a rail pass that includes the appropriate countries does cover travel to Freiburg, Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and Vienna.

    Connecting these cities are mostly ICE (InterCity Express), Railjet, and EC (EuroCity) trains. On these trains, reservations would be recommended, as a supplement to a rail pass.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (, entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, trains operating in Germany can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date, while trains operating within Austria can be reserved within 90 days of a departure.

    If you're interested, the scenic 'Black Forest Railway' runs from Offenburg to Singen and Konstanz (at Lake Constance); Offenburg being just a short train ride from Freiburg. The trains from Offenburg to Singen/Konstanz are regional trains on which reservations are not even accepted. Therefore, a rail pass that includes Germany is all you'd need to board. For your reference, you can just view schedules from Offenburg to Singen or Offenburg to Konstanz by doing a search right on our homepage.
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