On Friday 26 August I will travel with DB BAHN to Germany and Switzerland for the first time with 2 people, leaving Brussels at 6.25 am.
Brussels South - Cologne, departure 6.25 am
Cologne - Basel SBB, departure 8.54 am
We have a 1st class interrail global pass.
When I look on the DB BAHN website to see how many seats are still available in 1st class, I find that quite a few places have already been reserved.
Since seat reservation is not required, I would like to take the risk of not reserving seats.
I would like to know your advice on this?
If a seat is reserved, for example from Karlsruhe to Basel SBB, is this already displayed from Cologne?
Isn't it true that we can also sit in 2nd class if there are no more free places in 1st class?