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Oh, no! Another train pass question

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We’ll be spending three weeks in Switzerland/Germany in December.

In the past we’ve either purchased a Swiss Pass or a Half Fare Card for Switzerland.
I’m in the process of doing the math to determine if a Half Fare Card is indeed the way to go, (the Swiss portion is 15 days).

Our train travel will include:

Zurich Airport to Samedan, Samedan to Scuol, Scuol to Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Rothenburg to Munich, and various day trips (mainly just short bus rides to nearby towns, perhaps a few short train rides within the BO such as up to Wengen, Murren and over to Grindelwald, etc).

My understanding is that the Half Fare card also includes a 25% discount on some German trains that cross over from Switzerland (60 km maximum?).

What I haven’t been able to determine:

Does the Half Fare card include discounts on cable cars above St Moritz (Corvatsch, Suvretta-Randolins, Chantarella-Corviglia funicular, St Mortiz Bad-Signal) and mountain excursions from the Lower Engadine such as Motta Naluns), OR is a ski pass necessary to access these routes? Does the Half Fare card apply to buses in the Engadine (I’m assuming it does, but would like to verify).

I realize that most hotels in the Engadine offer a free ski pass to guests after the first few nights stay, but this will not apply to us as we’re staying in apartments. We’re not skiing, but hope to access some winter hiking trails (depending on what’s open, etc).

We’re also interested in taking the Bernina Express from St Mortiz to Tirano. I realize that a reservation is needed on the actual Bernina Express trains, but I’m not clear if it’s needed if you simply take a regular train on the same route?

Lastly, I’m at a loss regarding how to approach the German portion of the trip – is there a pass of some sort that would cover our seven day stay or is point to point the way to go? We’d possibly be visiting nearby towns as well as using the train within Munich.

Any insight appreciated.

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