Germany is criss-crossed by a large network of signposted hiking trails. These do not only run through nature, you can also find interesting hiking routes in cities.
Which hiking trail should you choose?
As is so often the case, he who has the choice … The offer in the field of hiking in Germany is really huge.
Some hiking trails follow a specific theme. For example, you can hike from mill to mill or from brewery to brewery. There are short routes suitable for children, which sometimes also offer great information, action opportunities or playgrounds along the way. The regions offer hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from high-altitude trails to almost flat and also barrier-free trails. Ambitious long-distance hikers will also find hiking trails in Germany that connect far-flung places. Other trails are ideal for day or half-day tours. So there is a suitable offer for every taste, every condition, every age group.
The quality of trails for hiking in Germany varies greatly. There are, for example, the certified quality trails Wanderbares Deutschland, but also numerous trails without a “quality award” that offer no less hiking fun.
No matter which path you choose, for your own safety you should always walk only on signposted paths. You never know what dangers lie hidden off the beaten track and those who go off the beaten track destroy our beautiful nature and scare away animals.
Hiking in Germany – our hikes
Here we present hiking routes in Germany that we have hiked during our travels. These are theme-specific tours, circular hiking trails of different lengths and hiking routes that we were able to walk in one day without much stress. Some of the tours are also excellent for cycling.
Most of the posts contain maps with the route. Many of the tours are also published on Komoot.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year, and if you're out and about in the Mecklenburg Lake District, you're bound to go into raptures. The colourful foliage, the glitter of the sun in the countless lakes and many beautiful hiking trails - it's worth exploring the area.
Tanja von Spaness and the Brodenbach organization team came up with something very special. We were allowed to experience the Saturday afternoon, divided into different groups the #AbenteuerBrodenbach in the truest sense of the word adventurous. Depending on our interests, we could join one of three groups: Adventure Herbs & Cuisine, Adventure Thunderhole, Adventure Ehrbachklamm.
On the northern outskirts of Berlin in Tegel, a small stream flows through one of the city's most beautiful nature reserves - the Tegeler Fließtal. A hiking trail runs along the watercourse, attracting recreation-seekers especially on weekends.
Pilgrimage on the Via Sacra - for me it went for the first time on pilgrimage in Upper Lusatia: from Oybin to Görlitz in three stages with visits to sacred sites, on foot and by bike. Three wonderful and varied days that made me want to go on further adventures.
The premium hiking trail Traufgang Hossinger Leiter is one of the most popular hiking trails in the area of the Swabian Alb. We were almost magically attracted by the circular hiking trail of 8.7 kilometers and in pleasant autumnal weather we set out on the hike "Traufgang Hossinger Leiter".
At the foot of the Fichtelberg in the Ore Mountains lies the town of Oberwiesenthal. At 915 metres above sea level, it is the highest town in Germany. In winter, it is a great place for winter sports, and in the snow-free season, hiking trails attract visitors.
The Fichtelbergbahn is a narrow-gauge railway that runs from Cranzahl in Saxony to the highest town in Germany, the town of Oberwiesenthal. The route is just over 17 kilometres long and is one of the most popular excursion tips in the Ore Mountains.
In Brandenburg, quite close to Berlin, lies the Döberitzer Heide. The entire area is about 5000 hectares. On about 3600 hectares, the former military training area Döberitz, is now a nature reserve. Most of the heathland lies in the Havelland district between Dallgow-Döberitz, Seeburg, Elstal and Priort. The southern area belongs to Potsdam.
Bad Neualbenreuth has only recently been recognised as a spa and now offers further interesting offers in addition to the existing programme. I experienced the forest health training with trainer Beate Ott and got to know a completely new forest experience.
From the tourist information office in Lossburg, we set out on a short hike through the enchanted forest in the magic land of Lossburg. We had the information flyer about the hiking route and the little pixie book "Mit Winni auf Entdeckertour im Zauberland" with us. A really cutely designed book that goes with the…