I did some further investigating this morning to determine the usefulness of a German Rail Pass vs. individual tickets. As with everything, the answer is "it depends". With the following caveats, the Rail Pass still looks good, but border with a 7-day pass.
- I used Saver Fares which require an advance purchase of at least 3 days
- All fares are one-way except for two roundtrips from Bamberg to Kulmbach.
-Does not include an additional trip of München to Berlin for those of us considering flying to München a day early and then training to Berlin.