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June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

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June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

Munich City has escaped the worst of the rain and flooding and is fully open for business but some of the tourist areas where you may think of making a day trip to are currently badly affected.

Here's a brief overview (as of midday 3rd June) as most up to date information is only in German:

Rail: the line between Munich and Salzburg is flooded so there are no trains to there or Vienna or Berchtesgaden.

There are also no trains running between Munich and Innsbruck via Kufstein or Mittenwald nor to and from Italy.

The Frankfurt-Vienna line is also closed from Passau onwards meaning there are no trains from Germany to mid and eastern Austria at all on any crossing.

Road, there's many B roads blocked by flooding or landslides in the region south and east of Munich but the most major blockage is of the Autobahn A8 between Munich and Salzburg which is completely flooded and closed.

The flood water is still rising so it'll be a number of days before things settle down again.

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1. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

Ok, I've just been to Munich station and there are now trains to Vienna/ Budapest which do not stop in salzburg but are routed on an alternative path. So thats some good news.

Regarding Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the line north of Tutzing is now closed so theres a replacement bus service now in place from Tutzing and you must get the S-Bahn to Tutzing to get the shuttle as the regional trains have been cancelled.

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2. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

Thanks for this update munich_wanderer !

I will keep a close eye on this. I'm due to travel by train from Munich to Mayrhofen in Tyrol on Wednesday! Obviously passing through Kufstein!

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3. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

I am travelling to Munich expecting to take the train to Salzburg. Is there any indication as to when this route will be open. ?

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4. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

do you know anything about the trains going from Mancheim to Switzerland ?

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5. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

Theres no indications on when things will return to normal as that will only become apparant when the damage is visible to the line which is currently underwater, not forgetting that signals and other electronics may also be damaged by the flooding.

The police reckon that the A8 motorway will remain closed until at least Thursday due to damage that would need to be repaired so you would presume that the railway would be in a similar position.

Regarding Switzerland, thats to the west of the affected area so from Mannheim to Switzerland theres no problems.

The badly affected area is the area EAST and also SOUTH of Munich between the city hinterland and the Austrian Border.

Theres also problems north east of Munich in the area bordering the Czech Border but nothing like the chaos between Munich and Salzburg that is just unprecedented.

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6. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

Is there a website in English that covers all the rail issues for Germany and Austria?

OBB has a page but the warnings are not in English?

fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/help.exe/en…

Thanks

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7. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

Hoping to travel from Bratislava to Vienna and then onto Linz this Wednesday, 5th June. Can anyone confirm this route will be open?

Thanks in advance

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8. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

@2./@3. in parts these routes have already been re-opened. But not completely.

Tomorrow we will know more. Where possible a replacement bus service for the closed parts will be set up.

@4 this route was not affected at all

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9. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

I am due to fly out from Munich in the next few days - does anyone knows what is happening to the air port???

Please advise - I am worried I will not be able to fly out

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10. Re: June 2013 - road and rail closures due to flooding

Airport is fine. No changes to any services within Munich. I flew in to Munich on Saturday with no issues.