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German rail pass (with free KD rail travel) or Bahncard25 with KD Rhine card?

May 30th, 2014, 08:39 AM
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I said they will have to buy another ticket or hail a taxi to use the local public transport that will get them to their hotels>

yeh you said something like railpass holders don't sleep in stations and S-Bahns in Berlin and Munich most likely will take them to within a few blocks of their hotels.

Thus many times I have not had to buy another ticket to get to my Berlin hotels or my Munich accommodations so saying they will have to is wrong.

Enough said and I learn from my mistakes - I try to give the best advice possible as do you - thanks for the corrections but no thanks for the pit bull attacks.
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May 30th, 2014, 10:09 AM
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Russ have you heard of the Corridor Zug trains run by the Austrian Railways thru Germany as the fastest route between Salzburg and Innsbruck via I believe Kufstein - Austrian tickets are valid on those Austrian trains going thru Germany and it would make sense that a similar accord would have been reached for the German trains running thru a slice of Austria.

Of course that is not proof and since you have searched every scrap of info it would be useless for me to do so. I would tell anyone contemplating taking that route with a German Pass to ask like I did at the German station before leaving.

And things do change, German Railpasses may no longer be valid on them though I suspect they are for the same reasons the Bavarian Lander Ticket is. But not sure and that rarely comes up anyway though for someone going between say Fuessen and Garmisch the via Austria train is the best way I think.
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May 30th, 2014, 10:52 AM
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Pal: "I have not had to buy another ticket to get to my Berlin hotels or my Munich accommodations so saying they will have to is wrong."

OK. I guess it's now time for me to assess your views on local transit then:

U-Bahn, buses, and trams in a place like Munich are superfluous transport options - who needs them at all? The billions of € that went into the incredible MVV transit network that is Munich were wasted. S-Bahn is enough for any visitor. It's a "mistake" for anyone to think otherwise since PalenQ was able to walk several blocks to his hotel from the S-Bahn stop.

Pal: "I learn from my mistakes"

I don't think you understand what a mistake is.

"...thanks for the corrections but no thanks for the pit bull attacks."

Attacks? The only thing even approaching an "attack" that I've offered is corrections - and I think it's those that you dislike, actually.

If you're going to misquote me or misrepresent what I've posted - and it's clear that you have done just that - you will be corrected.

If you're going to casually call me out for a mistake that isn't a mistake at all - and you've clearly done that as well - then you're going to be corrected.

If you're going to casually provide incorrect facts - like there are no refunds or changes on savings fares - well, if I don't correct you, I'm sure someone else will.

I don't consider such corrections "pit bull attacks" (which often result in maiming and death, by the way.) However, I will go so far as to say that my comments DO constitute a small challenge to you; when you add up all the corrections, they point to a consistent pattern in your posts of inaccuracy and exaggeration - and btw, don't you think calling me a "pit bull" further substantiates this pattern? So the challenge is just to be more careful with your words and your. (What pit bull ever asked that of you?)
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May 30th, 2014, 10:54 AM
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"So the challenge is just to be more careful with your words and your."

Now THAT'S a mistake. Try this:

So the challenge is just to be more careful with your words and your ADVICE (missing word.)
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May 30th, 2014, 11:51 AM
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Talk about being more careful with words - you say a railpass holder can't go via public transit ever out of the station using their railpass - I suggest that many hotels in Berlin and Munich are near S-Bahn stations - especially Berlin where the S-Bahn is more extensive it seems than the U-Bahn.

But let's call it a day - I'll let you do a retort and will forget about all this and yes learn from you and move on.
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May 30th, 2014, 01:29 PM
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"...you say a railpass holder can't go via public transit ever out of the station using their railpass - I suggest..."

To make your own suggestions, it is never necessary to MAKE UP ridiculously false versions (like this one) of what I've said - and shove them in my mouth - beforehand.

Whether you do this deliberately or out of ignorance, well, I don't know; I know I promised to correct you when you do, but since you've vowed silence, and since you refuse to get it anyway...
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May 30th, 2014, 02:57 PM
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Peace!
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