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Families with kids: rental car or train in Lake Como, Wengen, and Munich?

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Taking a poll: is it easier to rent a car or take the trains when traveling as a family?

Family of 4 including 2 kids (9 and 11) with lots of luggage, traveling in July to Lake Como, Wengen, Switzerland, and Munich.

Can't use a car once we get to car-free Wengen...would have to leave it in Lauterbrunnen. But could use it to get to Brienz and Grindelwald. Would be easier with kids and luggage, but costly to rent in Milan, and return in Munich. Plus gas, parking, navigating the windy road from Italy to Switzerland, figuring out road signs, toll booth change, and getting an international license. The bonus is going at our own pace, not stressing about trains and tickets, and having plenty of room for luggage.

The trains seem more direct, probably less expensive, and allow us to look at the scenery rather than worry about the road. But it stresses me out just thinking about navigating the train system. Will we all be able to sit together? What if we miss a train? What if we get on the wrong train? What if our suitcases are too big and there is no place to store the luggage? How to get to the train station at Como from Tremezzo? How to get to Neuschwanstein castle from Munich? I've read about checking your bags at the airline gate and having them delivered to the train station, but you can't pick them up until after 6:00, and we would need our bags earlier than that. Plus, I worry that they will end up at the wrong station.

Opinions?

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