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Policy case
Munich Bergbus: bringing shared mobility to the mountains

The Bergbus is a bus route that allows individuals to visit the mountains through routes that were previously only accessible by car.


As in the rest of Germany, Munich is home to many private cars and is suffering from increasingly bad traffic—despite walking, public transport and cycling also being common. Achieving an even greener mobility system will be fundamental to improving Munich residents’ quality of life, reaching sustainability goals and cutting carbon emissions.


The Munich mountain bus started to operate in 2023. In cooperation with the mobility department of the city of Munich, the route operators offer an environmentally friendly journey to the mountains. In addition, the alpine program can include a guided mountain tour for every trip.

From 2024, the mountain bus will be part of public transport as the mobility committee of the state capital of Munich decided to take the mountain bus into regular service. Two lines are planned that will run from May to October 2024 with two return trips each on Saturday and Sunday: One from Munich in the direction Leitzachtal / Origin Pass and on to Thiersee in Tyrol and a line towards Pfronten. In the future, the mountain bus will also serve stops within the Miesbach and Ostallgäu districts as well as stops in the Landsberg am Lech and Weilheim-Schongau districts in the direction of Pfronten.


Bergus makes shared-mobility journeys to mountains accessible and attractive, allowing to swap private cars for public transport, therefore reducing emissions and material use.

Relevant links
Deutscher Alpenverein München & Oberland
Key elements of the circular economy
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

public transport

shared economy