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 Mountain rail service to several plateaus and the Zugspitze is offered by the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn at Garmisch (tel. 08821/7970;

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;

BY CAR -- Access is via the A95 Autobahn; exit at Eschenlohe.


Contact the Verkehrsamt, Richard-Strauss-Platz 2 (tel. 08821/180700; 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.

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.