Munich, 95 km (59 miles) northwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, is the gateway to the Bavarian Alps. If you're staying in Berchtesgaden, consider the closer airport in Salzburg, Austria—it has fewer international flights, but it is a budget-airline and charter hub.
Salzburg Airport. Innsbrucker Bundesstr., Salzburg, 5020. 0662/85800; www.salzburg-airport.com.