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!
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.
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.
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.