Planning a Trip
By Train -- Göttingen has frequent daily rail connections from Munich (trip time: 6 hr.), Frankfurt (2 1/2 hr.), and Hannover (1 hr.). It lies on the major Kassel-Bebra-Göttingen-Hannover line, with frequent connections in all directions. For information, call tel. 01805/996633 (11861 in Germany; www.bahn.de).
By Bus -- Regional bus service to other parts of Lower Saxony is offered by Regionalbus Braunschweig GmbH (tel. 0551/19449; www.rbb-bus.de).
By Car -- Access is via the A7 Autobahn, which runs north to Hannover and Hamburg.
Contact Tourist-Information, Altes Rathaus, Markt 9 (tel. 0551/499800; www.goettingen.de), open November to March Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm; April to October hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
A network of buses runs throughout the city daily from 6am to around 10:30pm. Their main junction point is at the corner of the Judenstrasse and Friedrichstrasse, at the edge of the Altstadt. Fare is 1.80€ ($2.90), with a four-ticket package priced at 5.90€ ($9.50). The tourist office sells a Go Card allowing free transfer on all municipal buses and reduced admission to a few tourist sights, costing 5€ ($8) for 1 day or 12€ ($19) for 3 days.