Since May 2023, the 'Deutschland ticket' has been available on subscription in Germany. This is basically a public transport pass which for 49 EUR a month gives access to a large amount of trains in Germany.
To quote Wikipedia on the restrictions of the ticket:
The ticket is valid on all local and regional buses, trams, metros, S-Bahn trains, and local and regional trains (RB/RE) across the whole of Germany.
It is not valid on long-distance trains (such as Intercity Express (ICE), Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) trains operated by Deutsche Bahn) and on long-distance bus coaches (such as those operated by Flixbus).
The ticket is only valid for transportation in second class.
In addition to the above, I believe heritage railways, such as the Mollibahn and Harzquerbahn are excluded (although the Molli at least was included on the 9 EUR ticket last summer). Similarly (at least) bus services which cater 'primarily to tourists' are excluded (perhaps also with train-services?).
So, to my question: Are there any (non-touristic/heritage) railway stations which cannot be reached using a Deutschland ticket?
I think the only circumstance in which this could be are:
- if there are any stations which are only served by ICE/IC/EC trains,
- if there are any stations which are only served by trains with only first-class.
I can imagine that there may be other strange circumstances that lead to this - perhaps a German station that trains must pass through another country to reach.