Arriving to Garmisch-Partenkirchen via train:
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is easily reachable by train from Munich or Innsbruck. We recommend planning your journey using the German Railroads (Deutsche Bahn) website www.bahn.de.
The conference hotel is part of the group "German TOP 250 Tagungshotels," renowned for their excellent facilities for professional conferences and events in Germany. For hotels of this group, Deutsche Bahn offers a special train ticket (DB Veranstaltungsticket) for long-distance travel. Some of you may be familiar with this kind of ticket from attending the German Physical Society (DPG) Spring Meetings. Having a confirmed reservation at Hotel am Badersee, you can take advantage of this discounted ticket ONLY by following the links provided on the hotel's website:
Local public transport:
Upon arrival at Garmisch Partenkirchen train station, you have three options, depending on your arrival time and day:
- The "Eibsee bus" operates hourly from approximately 6 AM to 9 AM, taking about 30 minutes to arrive. Leave the bus at the exit “Badersee”,which is located close to the hotel.
- The local train service "Bayerische Zugspitzbahn" runs once per hour from approximately 8 AM to 6 AM, with a travel time of approximately 20 minutes, exit "Grainau". To the hotel you need to take a 15-minute walk through the woods, please check Google Maps for the exact direction. Note that this train is NOT running on May 22.-24. due to maintenance work.
- A taxi. This will take you about 15 min and 22€.
For further details please visit https://www.hotelambadersee.de/anreise.html (German) or https://www.hotelambadersee.de/en/getting-here.html (English).
The conference will be held in the 4-star Hotel am Badersee www.hotelambadersee.de, located in Grainau at the foot of the Zugspitze mountain, the highest peak of the German Alps. The picturesque surrounding of the hotel, especially the scenic view of the Bavarian Alps, will inspire you for fruitful scientific discussions and offer many opportunities to spend some additional holiday time before or after the conference.
We reserved several dozens of rooms for ECSCD15 / ICSOS13 attendees which will be available for your booking at a prize of 125-140€ (single) and 169€ (double) per room. Please contact the hotel directly for booking. Note the number of rooms available with the conference discount is limited and rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, we therefore recommend early booking. Please also note: The conference will start with the first scientific session on MONDAY, May, 22nd at 1700 h, and end on FRIDAY, May, 26th with lunch (end of scientific program at about 1230h).
Beside the Hotel am Badersee, some alternative accommodations are available in Grainau on private arrangements.