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Ausserfern by rail

To the north

Trains from Reutte railway station leave every two hours from 07.00 to 21.00 in the direction of the town of Kempten in Bavaria. From here trains link into the main German railway system.

To the east

Trains also leave Reutte for the resort town of Ehrwald and other villages in the Ausserfern, eventually arriving at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.

Ausserfernbahn

Both these routes are served by the much-loved Ausserfernbahn, a railway which is perhaps unique as it has no links into its own national rail network - ending at Kempten and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, both in Germany.

The first tracks of the railway were laid in 1895 and the railway has run since that time - helping to link the people of the Ausserfern into the rest of Austria. Debate about the future of the railway has been fuelled by budget cuts, but a strong local campaign has kept the lines open for the time being.