Germany

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Black Forest - by Henk Nouws

If ever any country takes pride in its romantic legacy, it must be Germany. Put on your hiking boots and headphones and enter the realm of Wagner, Brahms and Schumann, walking through the land of Rhine and Danube, of traditional half-timbered houses, mighty castles and ancient taverns serving excellent food and wine. Most popular hiking destinations are the Black Forest in the southwest, Alsace-Lorraine on the border with France, Bavaria in the south, and forested Thüringen and Harz in central Germany. But there is more to explore. Try an autumn clad Swabian Alb for instance, or spring on the northern island of Rügen.

Not surprisingly, Germany counts over 200 long distance hiking trails, all waymarked and well documented. Walk any European long distance trail, except E2 and E7, and you will pass through Germany! Even if not spectacular in terms of altitude, the varying landscapes can be truly wild and offer wonderful panorama's.

On the negative side, bear in mind that Germany is a modern country. Forests and farmland are exploited efficiently and can be pretty boring.

There are no real difficulties and you can go any time of the year, but higher up snow can make walking difficult in wintertime (and create good opportunities for cross country skiing). Finding food and lodging is never an issue, as mountain huts, hotels, inns and private rooms (Zimmer frei) abound, as do campsites.

Interesting is the current tendency in the country to "certify" trails if they comply to a list of standards. The effect is that some trails get much more attention than other trails. They get the predicate "Premiumweg" or get elected the most beautiful trail of the country. Of course, this does NOT mean that other trails are less interesting. The effect, however, is that while new trails are created, old trails gradually disappear.

Opinions

Rate 8.5 | 2 votes | No 5. in Europe
  • Daniel K McCabe May 2014
  • Rate 10
  • Positive hiing/biking/food accessibility/friendly people(Bavaria at least)
  • Negative having to leave and the fact they make it so hard and costly to live here.
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Trekking Munich to Venice
  • Guidebook to Der Traumpfad, 'Dream Way', through Germany and Italy, 570km from Munich to Venice across some of the best scenery in the Alps. Split into 30 stages, the guide also describes 5 alternate stages and a day's via ferrata in the Dolomites. Includes full information and accommodation lists needed for the trek. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Trekking Munich to Venice
  • This guidebook describes the 570km (354 mile) Traumpfad or 'Dream Way', an Alpine trek from Munich's Marienplatz to the Piazza San Marco in Venice. The route is broken into 30 stages of between 5hrs 30mins and 9hrs, graded according to difficulty, with 5 alternative stages and the option to spend a day traversing a section of via ferrata in the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Munich to Venice, The Traumpfad | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschijft. This guidebook describes the 570km (354 mile) Traumpfad or 'Dream Way'; an Alpine trek from Munich's Mariënplatz to the Piazza San Marco in Venice. The route is broken into 30 stages of between 5hrs 30mins and 9hrs, graded according to difficulty, with 5 alternative stages and... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Trekking Munich to Venice
  • This guidebook describes the 570km (354 mile) Traumpfad or 'Dream Way', an Alpine trek from Munich's Marienplatz to the Piazza San Marco in Venice. The route is broken into 30 stages of between 5hrs 30mins and 9hrs, graded according to difficulty, with 5 alternative stages and the option to spend a day traversing a section of via ferrata in the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Damascus: Taste of a City
  • “Damascus: Taste of a City” is a touching, thought-provoking book that gives new meaning to what home is and how we experience the feeling of it. It is said: ‘When a man has lived seven years in Damascus, Damascus lives in him.’ Rafik Schami, a prize-winning novelist and exile, lived in Damascus for twenty-five years. Unable to return to the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking Verdun: A Guide to the Battlefield
  • On 21 February 1916 the German Fifth Army launched a devastating offensive against French forces at Verdun and set in motion one of the most harrowing and prolonged battles of the Great War. By the time the struggle finished ten months later, over 650,000 men had been killed or wounded or were missing, and the terrible memory of the battle had... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kiel - Großer Plöner See 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 10
  • Kiel and Lake Plöner, the largest lake in Schleswig-Holstein, at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Müritz Lake - Neusterlitz 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 16
  • Müritz Lake - Neusterlitz area of eastern Germany’s lake district at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. An inset extends coverage to the Wolin Island in Poland.Maps... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Netherlands
  • Danube Bike Trail
  • From its headwaters in the Black Forest of south-western Germay, the Danube flows through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Pristine flood-plains, picturesque villages and small towns, and a wealth of cultural landmarks line the river as it begins its long march to the distant Black Sea. Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Danube Bike Trail
  • From its headwaters in the Black Forest of south-western Germay, the Danube flows through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Pristine flood-plains, picturesque villages and small towns, and a wealth of cultural landmarks line the river as it begins its long march to the distant Black Sea. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pfaffenwinkel 35K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 28
  • Pffafenwinkel area of the German Alps at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour interval... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Netherlands
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Belgium
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • International Dollard Route - German Fehn Route (429km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • 429kms of cycle routes in the northernmost part of the German /Dutch borderlands around the Ems estuary presented by Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:50,000. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair workshops, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. A... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Netherlands
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Württemberg Winelands Cycle Route (360km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • Württemberg Winelands Cycle Route, a 360-km long cycle trail from Rottenburg on the Neckar across the Tauber Valley to Niederstetten, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Moldau/Vltava Reservoir Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Moldau/Vltava Reservoir area straddling the border of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Evolène Swisstopo 1327
  • Map No. 1327, Evolène, in the topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:25,000 from Swisstopo, with coverage extending from Zinal southwards to Dent Blanche and including in its western half the upper part of Val d’Hérens with La Forclaz and Les Haudères, plus part of the Arolla Valley.Swiss topographic survey at 1:25,000 covers the whole country... Read more
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Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Aachen - Duren - NP Eifel - Rureifel - Hohes Venn Kompass 757
  • Aachen - Duren - NP Eifel - Rureifel - Hohes Venn area around the meeting point of the borders of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Aachen, Düren, Nationalpark Eifel, Rureifel, Hohes Venn
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen.Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt.Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheftmit zahlreichen Farbfotos informiert... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Kompass WK757 Aachen, Düren
  • Deze Kompass wandelkaart, schaal 1:50 000, is ideaal om uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken; naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld; openbaar vervoer bij begin- of eindpunt van een route aangegeven; eenvoudige wandelingen tot pittige (berg)tochten, voor getrainde en ongetrainde wandelaars; met heel... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 757 Aachen, Düren | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Kompass WK757 Aachen, Düren
  • Deze Kompass wandelkaart, schaal 1:50 000, is ideaal om uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken; naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld; openbaar vervoer bij begin- of eindpunt van een route aangegeven; eenvoudige wandelingen tot pittige (berg)tochten, voor getrainde en ongetrainde wandelaars; met heel... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Western Thuringian Forest Nature Park Kompass 812
  • Western Thuringian Forest Nature Park (No. 812), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Westlicher Naturpark Thüringer Wald
  • Der Naturpark bietet eine vielfältige Landschaft mit tief eingeschnittenen Tälern und großen Höhenunterschieden. Man findet flache Bergrücken ebenso wie Aufwölbungen und Felstürme. Am westlichen Ende liegt die geschichtsträchtige Wartburg.Die KOMPASS Wanderkarten überzeugen durch.● eine GPS-genaue und aktuelle Karte zur einfachen Orientierung ●... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Westlicher Naturpark Thüringer Wald 1:50 000
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheft mit zahlreichen Farbfotos... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 812 Westlicher Thüringer Wald | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Westlicher Naturpark Thüringer Wald 1:50 000
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheft mit zahlreichen Farbfotos... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Juist Kompass 728
  • The East Frisian island of Juist on a detailed, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:20,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc. printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. An additional panel provides a street plan of the town of Juist. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Insel Juist
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen.Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt.Die Rückseite informiert über Orte sowie empfehlenswerte Touren,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 728 Insel Juist | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mainz and Rheinhessen
  • Mainz and Rheinhessen area on a GPS compatible, topographic recreational map at 1:50,000 from the survey organization of Rhineland-Palatinate with cartography identical to the standard topographic survey of Germany but with additional extensive overprint highlighting local and long-distance hiking trails, cycle routes, sightseeing touring... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Saas Swisstopo 1329
  • Map No. 1329, Saas, in the topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:25,000 from Bundesamt für Landestopographie (swisstopo), covering the whole country on 247 small format sheets, with special larger maps published for popular regions including some titles now available in hiking versions.Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and... Read more
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Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lahr –Rheinauen – Taubergießen - Kinzigtal
  • Lahr –Rheinauen – Taubergießen – Kinzigtal area of central Black Forest on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Lahr - Rheinauen - Taubergießen - Kinzigtal
  • - Naturerlebnis und Kulturgenuss zwischen Fluss und Berg – das bietet die Region rund um Lahr/Schwarzwald. Die Stadt liegt im Westen von Baden-Württemberg, etwa 38 km nördlich von Freiburg im Breisgau und 100 km südlich von Karlsruhe; auch Strasbourg am französischen Rheinufer ist nicht allzu weit entfernt.- Der westliche Schwarzwald-Teil um... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 879 Lahr - Rheinauen - Taubergießen - Kinzi | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Regensburg and Environs
  • Regensburg and Environs in Bavaria on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Regensburg - Amberg - Schwandorf
  • Regensburg (UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe, gilt als „mittelalterlichesWunder Deutschlands´´ oder auch „nördlichste Stadt Italiens´´)ist durch die Lage an der Donau geprägt.Die Region bietet viele Möglichkeiten der Freizeitgestaltung:Wandern, Radfahren, Wasserwandern.Viele verkehrsarme Straßen führen entlang derFlussufer von Naab, Regen, Schwarze... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 176 Regensburg - Amberg - Schwandorf | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wismar - Klützer Winkel
  • Wismar - Klützer Winkel area of northern Germany on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria,... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Wismar - Klützer Winkel
  • KOMPASS Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte zum Wandern wie aktuelle Wanderwege, empfehlenswerte Routen und wichtige touristische Informationen.Doch können unsere Wanderkarten meist mehr, sind sie nicht nur eine reine Wanderkarte sondern fungieren sie auch als Bikekarte, siehe Titelabbildung. Der topographische Inhalt der Karte wird dabei... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 734 Wismar-Klützer Winkel | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, vegetatie, schaduwtekening maar ook de ingetekende wandelroutes en in veel gevallen ook fietsroutes (MTB). Gevaarlijke routes worden als zodanig weergegeven met een bepaalde markering. Berghutten en campings zijn goed terug te vinden op deze kaarten. Daarnaast staan de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rhein-Main - Frankfurt Region Street Atlas
  • Rhein-Main - Frankfurt Region Street Atlas in a series of detailed atlases covering the whole of Germany at 1:20,000 with UTM coordinates for GPS navigation, postal codes and public transport, published by ADAC, the country’s largest motoring organization. The plans name all the individual streets and indicate all the main landmarks and public... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Germany: ADFC 75K/50K Regional Cycling Maps
  • Waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible cycling maps of Germany at 1:75,000 or 1:50,000 from the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club - the official German cycling federation), with extensive overprint for long-distance and local cycling routes. The series comprise of 78 maps covering Germany’s most popular areas for outdoor... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Havelland
  • Havelland (No. 745), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of Germany and the... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Across the Tyrolean Alps Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk from Bavaria up over the high Austrian Tyrolean Alps to Innsbruck. Walk from Bavaria up over the high Austrian Tyrolean Alps to Innsbruck. Follow the high alpine route across the imposing Wetterstein and Karwendel massifs amidst a landscape of soaring, alpine peaks, deep gorges and rich, flower filled pastures. Staying in rustic mountain... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Castles of the Romantic Rhine
  • Self guided walking tour along the best of the Rheinsteig in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley; home to more than 30 castles. The picture-book Upper Middle Rhine Valley is perfect for walkers and wine lovers. Discover countless (more than 30!) hilltop castles and stately homes as you follow the Rheinsteig hiking trail along the eastern side of this... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Castles of the Romantic Rhine In Style
  • Self guided walking tour, staying at 4-star castle and wine hotels as you walk along the best part of the Rheinsteig. Stay in authentic castle hotels and wineries as you walk along the River Rhine. Follow the Rheinsteig, one of Germany’s Top Trails, as you wind your way between over 30 castles and palaces. In our opinion this is the best part... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Bavaria & The Leutasch Valley Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This beautiful and peaceful Leutasch Valley area on the Bavarian and Austrian border will be yours to explore. This idyllic Alpine trail meanders through the tranquil and colourful Leutasch Valley abundant with wild flowers and green pastures. Marvel at the spectacular mountain views towards Zugspitze - Germany’s highest mountain, breathe in... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Saxon & Bohemian Switzerland
  • Self guided walking tour in Saxon Switzerland. Saxon Switzerland, or the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, is one of the most captivating of parts of eastern Germany. Saxon Switzerland lies either side of the River Elbe south of Dresden and crosses into the Czech Republic; the contrast between riverscapes and dramatic rock outcrops makes for a unique... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Deer Trails of the Black Forest
  • Self guided walking tour in Germany's Northern Black Forest. Deer Trails of the Black Forest is a classic self-guided walking tour through the nature reserves and woodland of the Northern Black Forest, to the north of Freudenstadt. The route includes both the largest area of upland moorland in the whole of Germany and the Mummelsee Lake, both... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The E5 Alpine Crossing
  • Self guided walking tour on the E5 Alpine crossing from Oberstdorf to Meran. Take on the famous E5 Alpine crossing from Germany, through Austria and finishing in Italy’s South Tyrol. This classic inn to inn route is long-distance trekking at its best and is a must for Alpine fans. Hike from mountain pass to mountain pass, taking in the scenery... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Harz Witches Trail
  • Self Guided trail across The Harz, a magical region famed for fairy tales, witches and legends. One of the “Top Trails of Germany” the Harz Witches Trail long distance walking trail crosses The Harz, a magical region famed for fairy tales, witches and legends. Just a short journey from Berlin the Harz mountains rise from the North German... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Black Forest Gorge Trail
  • Self guided walking tour through the Southern Black Forest. This classic inn to inn walking tour takes you along the ‘Schluchtensteig’, or Gorge Trail, in Germany’s famous Black Forest. The 119km route has been nominated for the coveted title of Germany’s most beautiful walking trail and it’s easy to see why. Walking through different gorges... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The King Ludwig Way
  • Self guided walking tour through Upper Bavaria on the King Ludwig Way to Neuschwanstein Castle. Follow the King Ludwig Way, one of Germany’s best known footpaths, through beautiful Upper Bavaria to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle. The route was featured in Julia Bradbury’s BBC German Wanderlust series and shouldn’t be missed. Beginning at... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking and Wellness in the Black Forest
  • A single centre walking and relaxation trip in the Black Forest. Relaxation is the order of the day on this single centre walking tour in the heart of the Black Forest. The traditional resort town of Todtmoos is your base for this short break. Breath in the fresh forest air, walk around crystal clear waters and enjoy panoramic views to the... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Duitsland - Mecklenburg vogelreis
  • Vogelreis naar het merengebied van Mecklenburg in voormalig Oost-Duitsland. Verken het Müritz-Nationalpark en spot zeearenden, visarenden, schreeuwarenden, kraanvogels, roerdompen en ontelbare andere vogelsoorten. Wandel, fiets of vaar door ongerepte oerbossen, vennen en moerassen. Overnacht in een comfortabel landhuis aan de rand van het... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Duitsland - Rheinsteig
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  • emputt 2016-02-16 01:33:51
  • Long distance hike in end of May/June?
  • Hi there,

    I am from the USA and am looking to do a long-distance hike in the end of May through early June, was thinking of doing about 21 days (give or take) and covering anywhere from 100-375km in that time (upper end would have to be an easier trail to cover the distance in my allotted time) and was initially looking into Europe (particularly Germany) but am really up to go anywhere in the world.

    What I want from it:
    - Stunning scenery - ideally GREEN landscape/rolling hills/mountains/forests to rivers to castles, etc etc.
    - Scattered small villages along the trail (they don't have to be every night but maybe every 3 nights at least?)
    - Not super overpopulated

    Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!!
    Emily
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