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    Germany Hiking Tours

    Germany hiking tours offer access to diverse landscapes, from the rugged Bavarian Alps to the enchanting Black Forest and the panoramic vistas of the Harz Mountains. Rich cultural experiences, hearty cuisine, and well-marked trails make hiking tours in Germany an unforgettable blend of adventure and immersion. Explore historic towns, breathtaking natural wonders, and embrace the German way of life on these remarkable Germany hiking tours.

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      Open details for Malerweg from Bad Schandau to Pirna Trek

      Germany

      Malerweg from Bad Schandau to Pirna Trek

      One of Germany’s most famous hiking routes, the Malerweg Trail reveals the stunning landscapes of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. With 60km to cover and a great mix of peaks and valleys, the Malerweg from Bad Schandau to Pirna Trek is a delightful 6-day journey through Saxony. Enjoy the sky-high views from the top of Großer Winterberg and the Pfaffenstein Massif, visit the impregnable Königstein Fortress, and end each day soaking in the thermal baths in charming spa towns along the Elbe River. Enjoy the beautiful scenery that inspired Swiss artists and poets to call this route “The Painter’s Path.”

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      6 days from $575USDDetails
      Open details for Malerweg from Pirna to Bad Schandau Trek

      Germany

      Malerweg from Pirna to Bad Schandau Trek

      The 6-day Malerweg from Pirna to Bad Schandau Trek takes you on a gorgeous journey through the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The most famous walking route in Saxony, the Malerweg Trail reveals mystical rock formations, craggy cliffs, table mountains, waterfalls, and caves.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      6 days from $625USDDetails
      Open details for Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden

      Germany

      Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden

      The beautiful Baroque city of Dresden is calling! The -day Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden combines three full days of biking with three days of fun exploration in and around the city. You’ll explore Dresden by bus and railway, take a scenic river cruise on an old-fashioned paddle steamer, and even explore further by train.

      Standard Biking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      7 days from $675USDDetails
      Open details for Harz Witches Trail Hiking Tour

      Germany

      Harz Witches Trail Hiking Tour

      Embark on an 8-day hiking adventure across the entire length of the Witches Trail, one of the most famous hiking routes in Germany. The Complete Witches Trail Hiking Tour takes you on a journey of more than 100km over scenic footpaths through the lush valleys, rivers, and gorges of the Harz Mountains.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      8 days from $775USDDetails
      Open details for Malerweg Trail in a Week Tour

      Germany

      Malerweg Trail in a Week Tour

      For those who crave a physical challenge, the Malerweg Trail in a Week Tour is a 115km journey through the undulating landscapes of Saxony. Each day truly makes you go the distance, covering up to 22km at a time.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      8 days from $825USDDetails
      Open details for Altmühltal Panorama Trail Tour

      Germany

      Altmühltal Panorama Trail Tour

      On your walk along the Altmühltal-Panorama Path steep jagged Dolomite-rocks, sun-kissed juniper heaths, soft river valleys and extensive forests will line your way.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      9 days from $875USDDetails
      Open details for Bavarian Alps and Lakes Trekking Tour

      Germany

      Bavarian Alps and Lakes Trekking Tour

      What’s typically Bavarian? Beer gardens with chestnut trees and a hearty meal. Or glittering lakes with excellent water quality, perfect for cooling down. The mountains, such as the Hirschtal-Sattel, the Gindelalm, the Taubenstein and the Wendelstein, which you pass on this hiking tour, are also typically Bavarian.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Jun-Sep
      8 days from $895USDDetails
      Open details for Lechweg Trail Trekking Tour

      Austria

      Lechweg Trail Trekking Tour

      Are you looking for a hiking tour that takes you through the magnificent nature of Austria and Germany, as well as through endless, idyllic natural landscapes? Then this long-distance hiking holiday on the Lechweg Trail is just the thing for you.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Jun-Sep
      8 days from $895USDDetails
      Open details for Magical Spessart Walking Tour

      Germany

      Magical Spessart Walking Tour

      The Spessart is still considered an insider’s tip for hikers and has a lot to offer: Unspoilt nature, heavenly tranquillity, first-class hiking trails and, in addition, castles, the Main river, hearty culinary delights and charming small towns. Immerse yourself in the fairytale world with us – after all, Snow White herself is said to have come from the region.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      May-Oct
      8 days from $895USDDetails
      Open details for Best of Moselle Trail

      Germany

      Best of Moselle Trail

      Totally captivated! That’s what many visitors tell us about their feelings after a holiday in the Moselle Valley. It’s like diving into a slightly different world. Relaxed and idyllic – and yet full of superlatives. Not only do you find the steepest vineyards in Europe, but also the oldest city in Germany, Trier. Hike along the Moselsteig, where there are 24 stages to discover over a length of 365 kilometres.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Jun-Aug
      8 days from $925USDDetails
      Open details for Garmisch to Innsbruck Trekking Tour

      Austria

      Garmisch to Innsbruck Trekking Tour

      Indulge in the Tyrolean Trail’s boundless beauty on the 8-Day Self-Guided Garmisch to Innsbruck Trekking Tour! Peaks, trails, and cozy huts await as you traverse iconic alpine landscapes in both Austria and Germany on this challenging trek.

      Hiking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      8 days from $950USDDetails
      Open details for Rhine from Rüdesheim to Koblenz Tour

      Germany

      Rhine from Rüdesheim to Koblenz Tour

      Many legends rank around the Rhine, uncountable castles and fortresses, quaint winegrower villages and fascinating scenic view points. Enjoy two of the most remarkable Rhine Walking routes. Nestled in idyllic vineyards of Rhinegau and impressive Middle-Rhine valley, which has been enlisted as UNESCO heritage. This impressive tour ends as stylish as it started – at Deutsches Eck in Koblenz.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      8 days from $950USDDetails
      Open details for Elbe Sandstone Mountains Circular Walking Tour

      Germany

      Elbe Sandstone Mountains Circular Walking Tour

      Tucked away in the rugged landscape of southeast Germany, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains are a treasure trove of hiking routes through sandstone cliffs, waterfalls, deep valleys, and table mountains. The 8-day Elbe Sandstone Mountains Circular Walking Tour reveals the stunning scenery of ‘Saxon Switzerland’ with natural and historic sites like the incredible rock formations at Bastei Bridge and the Barbarine pinnacle, and the impressive Königstein Fortress. A hiker’s paradise!

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      8 days from $975USDDetails
      Open details for Salzalpensteig Trek Part 2

      Austria

      Salzalpensteig Trek Part 2

      On this hiking tour from Bavaria to Upper Austria, you literally hike the trail of salt! The regions in and around the Salzkammergut were built on this white gold. On the hiking tour you can expect to see breathtaking mountain ranges, lush green forests and meadows, as well as crystal-clear lakes. Anyone who has always wanted to know how salt was mined in the past will certainly get their money’s worth on this tour.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      May-Oct
      8 days from $975USDDetails
      Open details for Malerweg Complete Trail Hike

      Germany

      Malerweg Complete Trail Hike

      Walk in the footsteps of the inspired Swiss artists who gave this scenic route the name ‘The Painter’s Path’ on this stella hiking tour! With striking rock formations, stone arches, caves, and thundering waterfalls, the Malerweg Complete Trail Hike reveals 112km of unbelievable natural beauty.

      Walking
      Self-Guided
      Apr-Oct
      10 days from $1,025USDDetails

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      Germany General Information

      Where to go trekking in Germany

      There are abundant options for trekking in Germany, from traversing the scenic trails of the Bavarian Alps to hiking through the lush valleys of the Black Forest. Other adventures lead to the dramatic peaks of the Harz Mountains, the serene beauty of Saxon Switzerland National Park, or the coastal paths along the Baltic Sea. The possibilities are endless!

      Why Germany is great for trekking

      Germany stands out as a premier trekking destination due to its diverse landscapes, well-established routes like the Rennsteig Trail and the Rheinsteig, and rich cultural heritage. From challenging mountain paths to serene woodland trails, Germany offers an array of trekking experiences suitable for all skill levels.

      When to trek in Germany

      The best time to trek in Germany depends on personal preferences and desired weather conditions. Late spring (May-June) and early fall (Sept-Oct) are ideal for mild weather and fewer crowds. Summer offers longer daylight hours but can be busier, while winter brings snow for those seeking a snowy adventure.

      Top 5 treks in Germany

      1. Rheinsteig Trail: The Rheinsteig Trail stretches over 320 kilometers along the Rhine River, offering breathtaking views of vineyards, castles, and the Rhine Valley, with diverse landscapes ranging from forests to rocky cliffs.
      2. Harz Witches' Trail (Harzer Hexenstieg): This trail winds through the Harz Mountains, known for its folklore and legends, covering around 100 kilometers and passing through dense forests, charming villages, and historic sites like Brocken, the highest peak in the region.
      3. Black Forest Trail (Schwarzwaldsteig): Spanning around 160 kilometers through the enchanting Black Forest, this trail showcases the region's natural beauty, featuring serene lakes, dense forests, and picturesque valleys, along with traditional Black Forest villages and cultural landmarks.
      4. Saxon Switzerland Malerweg Trail: Offering stunning views of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, this trail extends for about 112 kilometers, leading hikers through rugged sandstone formations, lush forests, and idyllic river valleys, while passing by historic rock formations and charming towns.
      5. Moselsteig Trail: Following the Moselle River for approximately 365 kilometers, this trail takes hikers through the scenic Moselle Valley, renowned for its terraced vineyards, medieval castles, and charming wine villages, providing a perfect blend of nature, culture, and gastronomy.

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