Can I avoid making train reservations?
It is very possible to travel without having to make train reservations. You can choose to take local and regional trains that do not require reservations, though they will take longer to arrive at their destination than high-speed or overnight trains. If this is no problem you can avoid reservations.
The Rail Planner App allows you to plan your journey without having to travel on any trains that require reservations. When entering your trip in the Trip Planner, tick the box ‘no reservation needed. This will only display trains and routes that do not require any reservations.
You can find more tips on how to best avoid reservations here.