I'm browsing for a trip this winter, and am looking at trains from Strasbourg to Munich. The train I'm looking at (in Oct as I think it's too early for Dec) has one connection in Stuttgart, which is only 8 minutes. However, it also says that the ticket is only valid on the train that I buy the ticket for. I know that under normal circumstances 8 min is probably enough, but I don't know what happens if the 1st train is delayed or canceled.
The ticket says "Europa-Spezial Frankreich" and "This is a linked train route. This means your ticket is only valid for the exact trains printed on your ticket. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase up to one day before date of travel." It does also say "Exchange/refund, EUR 15; Excluded from the 1st day of validity." I'm not sure what to make of that.
I know I could look for trains with longer connections or buy a flexible ticket for more money. I'm just trying to decide if I would need to.