BY TRAIN -- The Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bahnhof lies on the major Munich-Weilheim-Garmisch-Mittenwald-Innsbruck rail line, with frequent connections in all directions. With a change in Weilheim, you can reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen in about 2 hours from Augsburg. For information and schedules, call tel. 01805/996633 or visit www.bahn.com. Mountain rail service to several plateaus and the Zugspitze is offered by the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn at Garmisch (tel. 08821/7970; www.zugspitze.de).
BY BUS -- Both long-distance and regional buses through the Bavarian Alps are provided by RVO Regionalverkehr Oberbayern, Finkenstrasse 3, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (tel. 08821/948274; www.rvo-bus.de).
BY CAR -- Access is via the A95 Autobahn; exit at Eschenlohe.
Contact the Verkehrsamt, Richard-Strauss-Platz 2 (tel. 08821/180700; www.garmisch-partenkirchen.de). It’s open Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Sunday and holidays 10am to noon. The tourist office arranges free bookings in local guesthouses.
You don’t need a car here, but having one makes getting around a little easier. A free municipal bus runs every 15 minutes from 6am to 8pm between the Bahnhof (train station) and Marienplatz, Garmisch’s main square. A network of 10 funiculars and cable-cars departing from the train station and the borders of the town carry visitors up local peaks.