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Tirol/Bavaria trip--the whole picture

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I've started 3 different posts based on the three places we'll be staying during an upcoming trip to this area, each asking for suggestions/recommendations/intel on some Less traveled places to which we might make day trips from each--having been in the area several times previously and seen many of the more popular destinations. This approach has led to confusion for me and some trying to respond and I'm following up on a request to give a clearer picture of our complete itinerary in order to be able to make it easier for responders to suggest combinations of day trip destinations out of the three bases. So here's our plan--with thanks to all who responded to my earlier posts and helped me get to this point. .

We fly into Zurich and train to St. Anton for 4 nights, then to Kitzbuhel for 3 nights and wind up in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for 4 nights, before flying out of Munich without stopping there...

Here are the places I've been considering or have been suggested to see while in St. Anton:

Feldkirch--gets general approval from a couple of responders and a suggestion to stop enroute at Hohenems
Landeck-got a response of "nothing special" and will probably be dropped
Hall in Tyrol--looks pretty good and is about equidistant from both St. Anton and Garmisch so might be able to see it from either
Stams with its Baroque monastery has been suggested and looks quite impressive
Rattenberg was also suggested and looks good but I haven't been able to find tconnections. Does anyone know if there is an alternate name for the town.

In Kitzbuhel looking at:
St. Johan--only 8 minutes away, cute and can probably be combined with other destinations
Werfen--has a magnificent castle and a great looking gourmet restaurant but it's 2 hours away
Zell am See--got general approval and might be combined with Bad Gastein, an Imperial Hapsburg spa town with more than baths
Kufstein--called a pleasant town with good castle, pretty much on the list
Hall in Tyrol--possible from here as well as from St. Anton.

In Garmisch-Partenkirchen looking at:
Murnau now known to be enroute to Benediktnbeuern with its big monastery
Oberammergau with Klostergasthof, Ettal enroute (thanks for the clue on using that long title rather than the simple Ettal which netted me nothing in my search for public transport)
Mittenwald

Along the way I've had several recs for Innsbruck, Linderhof, Zugspitze, Partnachklamm and Naueschwanstein. We've been to all of them and while we enjoyed them, I'd like to see some new things--though I will keep them as back up if other plans don't seem to work out for time or weather reasons.

So there you have the whole picture in the chronological order that we'll be approaching it come early February. I hope this helps bring more ideas and recommendations (to include or to skip certain places) as the whole picture comes into view.

One thing that I would especially like help with is the business of getting on and off trains. When I'm intending to visit two or even three places on a single train route, can I purchase one ticket for the end of the route, get off at intermediate stops and then get on later train to continue the interrupted journey? Or must I buy separate tickets for each leg of the journey?

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