17 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2017 7:05 PM by monisame RSS

Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?

seatexan Platinum
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I just booked tickets from Munich to Salzburg by train.  Taking the RailJet.  I did really consider the EC, but the timing was earlier than I wanted.

 

I leave Munich around noon.  I was not given an assigned seat, which I guess that is normal there, traveling 1st class so hopefully it won't be an issue.

 

Soooo! which side of the train should I sit on for the best views?   Thank You!

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Salzburg, Austria
  • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
    7 Gold 1 Reviews
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    I don't know, but I'm making the reverse journey the first week in May.

     

    Did you book directly through DB? It seems a little strange that you didn't get a seat assignment. I think you have to specifically select one, but it shouldn't cost extra for first class.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

    • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
      seatexan Platinum
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      I did book directly thru DB.  After your ride, let me know how it went!  I am making mine later in May.

      (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

      • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
        monisame Platinum
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        I will be waiting for your comments too. Since I will visit these two cities in July

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    • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
      seatexan Platinum
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      I read on tripadvisor that you can sit anywhere as long as it is not in a reserved spot.  So really I guess I can move around to get a better view.

       

      Do you have reserved seats?

      (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

      • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
        7 Gold 1 Reviews
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        I've gotten stuck without a seat on a few so I always reserve now. Going from Budapest to Vienna we got an and grabbed an unreserved seat, but at like the third stop someone got on that did have a reservation for that seat from that point forward. So I had to get up and by that point all the other seats were full.

         

        I'm pretty sure first class on DB offers reservations at no cost when you book it (you just have to check the box, view seat map, and then you can pick the one you want to be sure). But, now that you've already booked I think you can go back and choose "Seat only, No Ticket" and find the train that you booked and do a reservation (if possible). I just tried and it appeared to cost 4.50 to do after the fact.

        (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

      • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
        7 Gold 1 Reviews
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        I booked mine last night and did reserve seats. But, reservations weren't possible on all the trains. If I was traveling on my own I wouldn't worry about it much. But, wanting to make sure my family all has seats together makes it worthwhile for me.

        (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

        • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
          seatexan Platinum
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          How many tickets did you get? I only got 1 with my name on it...but is supposed to be for 2 people. It's in German! so.... yeah, I hope I booked correctly!

          (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

          • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
            7 Gold 1 Reviews
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            I only got 1 with my name on it, but it shows:

            Klasse: 2

            Erw: 2

            Kinder: 1

             

            The "Erw" field is for the number of adults.

            (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

          • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
            7 Gold 1 Reviews
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            If you look halfway down the page where it shows the departure time does it say "2 Sitzplätze, Wg. #, Pl. # #" (where the #'s are the car # and your actual seat number). If so then it automatically gave you a reservation and that is where.

            (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

            • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
              seatexan Platinum
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              OH!!! Looks like I do have a reserved seat! 2 Sitzplätze, Wg. 262, Pl. 65 66, 2 Fenster, Abteil,

               

              Thank you this was sooo helpful!!!

              (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
    peymanagement Platinum
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    SeaTexan you want to be on the starboard side of the train going from Munich to Salzburg. Most of the views of the mountains is on that side, but you can see very well from either side. i have never sprung for first class, but there are many Munich to Salzburg trains, you are on the expensive one so i would think mid day you may be able to move around in first class.

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    • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
      seatexan Platinum
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      Thank you! I will try and see if I can go back and reserve.  The price was the same for the RJ as the regional.  I thought that was odd.  I really wanted to take the regional as it is slower, more time to glue my eyes to the window. But the time the train left wasn't working for me.

       

      It was 58 euros for 2 people.  But I only got one ticket....Not sure if that is normal. It only has my name on it. 

      (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

      • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
        peymanagement Platinum
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        I used the Bayern ticket, there was one ticket but noted it was for two.

         

        Check is your ticket also has Munich transit included, or are you right at the station.

        (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

        • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
          seatexan Platinum
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          I am going directly from Munich main station to Salzburg main station, no transf. 

           

          After looking at my ticket more and trying to translate... looks like I am on a regional! Not the RJ.... no wonder the price was awesome

           

          EC 113... now if I can find a seating chart!

          (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

          • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
            7 Gold 1 Reviews
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            I believe this is it:

            http://www.vagonweb.cz/popisy/mista/OeBB/Amz73.png

            So you'd be on the right hand side. It's in a compartment so the other windows are in the aisle.

            (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

            • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
              seatexan Platinum
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              Well can I stand in the isle if those are the best views?

               

              Kind of odd they put us in a compartment.  Oh well!

              (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: Munich To Salzburg - Which side of the train?
    jerryl Platinum 2 Reviews
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    these are always good questions to figure in advance. Like bus tours you never know many times until its too late that you are on the wrong side of the bus.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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