Wewelsburg Castle, the megalithic burial site in Atteln, depressions left by lead mining near Blankenrode, the natural beauty of the Aatal valley and the ruins of Ringelstein Castle with its witches' cellar are just some of the highlights on the Sintfeld Hills Trail in the Paderborner Land region.
With its Roman and Celtic heritage, crags and forests, the Saar-Hunsrück Trail offers the chance for exploration and relaxation as it makes its way across the hills of the Saar-Hunsrück nature reserve.
The Vulkanring-Vogelsberg Loop Trail in central Hessen links a series of natural and cultural features along the ridge of the Hoher Vogelsberg hills, the largest extinct volcano on the European mainland.
The picturesque 'Ars Natura' paths bring an artistic perspective to the Barbarossa Trail in the verdant heartland of Germany. Walkers will discover 200 artworks with titles such as Zuneigung (fondness) and Naturgespräch (conversation with nature).
The Ahornweg leads walkers through the varied landscape and natural beauty spots of the hilly southern area of the Osnabrücker Land region. It owes its name to the multitude of maple trees (ahorn) lining the route.
The E9 links the coasts of the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic. The section through Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania hugs the Baltic coastline, passing through fishing villages and seaside resorts.
The Eifelsteig Trail, which connects Aachen with Trier , passes ancient woodland and lakeland scenery, limestone outcrops, crater lakes and idyllic valleys, sandstone cliffs and waterfalls – a celebration of Germany's diverse natural landscapes.
The Giant's Trail is ideal for visiting the famous megalithic tombs of the Emsland and Osnabrücker Land regions. At more than 4,000 years old, they are considered to be the oldest man-made structures in north-west Germany.
The spectacular landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Massif, which lies south of Dresden , provides the backdrop for the Painters' Trail. Walkers can follow in the footsteps of Caspar David Friedrich through gorges and past steep rock faces.
The Upper Lusatia Mountain Trail is a delightful combination of rock formations, quaint villages and pretty spa resorts. Local customs and crafts are evident along the trail, from Oybin across the Scharfenstein rock formation to 793m-high Mount Lausche.
For centuries, the Rennsteig served as a route for merchants and messengers. First mentioned in records in 1330, it has retained its air of mystery, particularly as only parts of it were accessible during the 40-odd years when Germany was divided.
The Rothaarsteig Trail is a chance for walkers to get back to nature as they cross the unspoilt ridge of the Rothaargebirge hills. The Bruchhausen Stones and the sources of the Ruhr, Eder, Sieg, Lahn and Dill rivers are just some of the natural features along the trail.
The Ruppiner Land Circular Trail is characterised both by water and by cultural places of interest, including the Oder-Havel canal, the lakes around Neuruppin – birthplace of novelist Theodor Fontane, Liebenberg Palace and Rheinsberg Palace – which featured in the works of the writer Kurt Tucholsky.