Hiking in Germany – out and about on the best trails

Athletic, leisurely, family-friendly or peppered with cultural highlights: Germany's hiking routes offer hikers diversity for as far as their feet will carry them.

Welcome to hiking paradise! 50 routes of varying categories, a 200,000 kilometre network of trails with excellent way-markers, quality ratings, mountains, towns and cities, seas, lakes, open expanses and forests: getting your hiking boots on in Germany is sure to put a smile on your face.

Whether you choose to explore enchanted routes with your children, discover the cultural attractions of historic towns and villages, roam through nature parks, national parks and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, challenge yourself on mountain summits or follow some of the extra-special hiking trails, wherever you go, you will be greeted with hiker-friendly accommodation and warm hospitality.

Start planning your route and piecing together your personalised hiking trip now. The hiking trails shown can also be explored in single stages and in both directions. Our interactive map is the perfect tool for this. Once you read the entertaining descriptions of the trails with personal tips from an expert, you will want to set off straight away!

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