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Getting There

By Air -- The nearest airport is Salzburg Airport (tel. 0662/85800; www.salzburg-airport.com). It has regularly scheduled air service to Frankfurt, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, London, and Zürich. Major airlines serving the Salzburg airport are Air Berlin (tel. 0820/737800; www.airberlin.com), Austrian Airlines (tel. 0517/661000; www.aua.com), British Airways (tel. 0179/567567; www.ba.com), and Lufthansa (tel. 0180/5838426; www.lufthansa.com). From Salzburg you can take a 1-hour train ride to Berchtesgaden, changing trains at Freilassing.

By Train -- The Berchtesgaden Bahnhof lies on the Munich-Freilassing line. Fourteen trains a day arrive from Munich with a connection in Freilassing (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.). For information, call tel. 01805/996633 (www.bahn.de). Berchtesgaden has three mountain rail lines -- Obersalzbergbahn, Jennerbahn, and Hirscheckbahn -- going to mountain plateaus around the resorts. For information, contact Berchtesgadener Bergbahn AG (tel. 08652/95810; www.jennerbahn.de) and Obersalzbergbahn AG (tel. 08652/2561; www.obersalzbergbahn.de).

By Bus -- Regional bus service to Alpine villages and towns around Berchtesgaden is offered by RVO Regionalverkehr Oberbayern at Berchtesgaden (tel. 08652/94480; www.rvo-bus.de).

By Car -- Access by car is via the A8 Autobahn from Munich in the north or Rte. 20 from the south. The drive from Munich takes about 2 hours.

Visitor Information

Contact the Kurdirektion, Königsseerstrasse 2 (tel. 08652/9670; www.berchtesgadener-land.info). It's open mid-June to mid-October Monday through Friday 8:30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 3pm; mid-October to mid-June Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm, and Saturday 9am to noon.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.