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Wild waters, forests and lofty peaks – hiking in the south and east of Germany

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Wild waters, forests and lofty peaks – hiking in the south and east of Germany

Hiking Collection by KEEN Footwear

14

Tours

50:22 h

103 mi

15,175 ft

Switch off from everyday life, unwind and experience new things – nature is the best place for this. In this Collection, we have put together 14 worthwhile relaxing hikes through wonderful nature in the south and east of Germany. These routes will help you recharge your batteries and return to everyday life renewed. On some popular and many lesser-known trails, you explore the most beautiful corners of Thuringia, Saxony and Bavaria with their national parks, mountains, gorges, waterfalls, reservoirs and much more.

Discover deep cave systems in the Fichtel Mountains, fjord landscapes in the Thuringian Slate Mountains, legendary gorges near Mittenwald, primeval trees in the Bavarian Forest and bizarre rock formations in Saxon Switzerland. Immerse yourself in a world of tranquillity, put your phone on airplane mode and enjoy the magnificent nature. To ensure you arrive relaxed at your destination, we’ve included information on the best way to reach the hike by train or bus in the individual stage descriptions. This way, your short trip into nature can already get started while you're packing.

These Tours take you straight into nature. We'll take you along forest paths and beautiful hiking trails, which are, of course, even more fun when you're wearing comfortable hiking boots! This is where our new KEEN.Bellows Flex technology comes into play. We’ve added a flexible TPU insert between the forefoot and the instep – where deep creases usually form on classic leather hiking boots when they are broken in which eventually break or tear. The insert folds up flexibility, just like an accordion, reducing your effort considerably. True to the motto ‘Hike Happy’, you can float along the hiking trail with light feet, without needing to spend a long time breaking in your shoes.

As you can see, southern and eastern Germany have a lot to offer. Whether you like a challenging climb to a summit or leisurely loop around a lake – there’s something for everyone. The hikes are ideal for a relaxing weekend getaway, with or without your family. You can look forward to unforgettable memories in fantastic nature. A weekend escape to remember.

Are you taking to the trails wearing our new KEEN.Bellows Flex shoes? Then share your experiences with us on social media with #KEENFlexChallenge and tag us @keeneurope - or tag us on your Tours right here on komoot with @KEEN Footwear.

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    Kanadafeeling am Hohenwarte-Stausee – Hike Happy im Süd & Ost

    Easy
    01:55
    4.20 mi
    2.2 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour you will discover the largest contiguous reservoir area in Europe: the Hohenwarte reservoir in the Thuringian slate mountains. It is no coincidence that it is also called the Thuringian Sea. Once you've strolled along its banks, you'll know exactly why. Through dense coniferous forests

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  • Easy
    01:59
    4.50 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This round tour in the Hainich National Park is a feast for the senses. At the Hünenteich you can expect not only a unique concert of the frogs that live here, but also a pleasant scent: the water mint on the banks exudes its special, refreshing note.

    

    Your tour starts at the Zollgarten hiking car park

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  • Easy
    01:26
    3.19 mi
    2.2 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Wild, turquoise to baby blue water, spectacular views of the gorge up to 75 meters deep and the work of goblins (!): You can experience this exciting mixture in the Leutasch gorge between Mittenwald and Leutasch. The Leutascher Ache has made its way from the Mieminger Mountains in Tyrol to Bavaria and

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  • Easy
    01:20
    3.05 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    300 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A very special adventure awaits you on this tour: You visit a dark cave and can explore it on your own! Don't forget your flashlight, a warm jacket is also advisable. The circular hike to the Petershöhle is also a good tip for families with children, because it is very entertaining and there is so much

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  • Intermediate
    03:46
    8.48 mi
    2.2 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On your tour into the Oytal you will experience huge mountain panoramas and wild waters - everything that makes a hike an unforgettable experience. Your tour starts at the train station in Oberstdorf. So you can arrive relaxed by train. From the mill bridge, the path initially leads along the Trettach

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  • Intermediate
    04:56
    7.87 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This tour takes you to the 1,874 meter high Jenner, a well-known peak in the Berchtesgaden Alps. On your way you always have an excellent view of the Königssee and the steeply sloping east face of the Watzmann. You save a little time on the ascent if you take the Jennerbahn up to help you. After all

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  • Intermediate
    03:58
    8.33 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike takes you right into the heart of Franconian Switzerland: to Gößweinstein. You arrive by train via Forchheim to Ebermannstadt and from there by bus to Gößweinstein to the “Gasthof zur Post” stop. But even the journey can be a highlight here and especially as a steam locomotive fan you should

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  • Intermediate
    03:34
    7.67 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    On your tour between Elbe and Polenz, discover natural habitats and some of the most beautiful sights in Saxon Switzerland. Your hike starts at the S-Bahn stop in the health resort of Rathen. Drivers use the parking lot on the left side of the Elbe. A highlight awaits you right at the beginning: the

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  • Intermediate
    03:44
    7.70 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour around the Schmalwasser Reservoir you will discover many superlatives: The highest climbing rock in the Thuringian Forest, the highest dam in Germany and a maximum of wonderful nature and relaxation.

    

    The dam is less than two kilometers from the start of the tour near Tambach-Dietharz. You

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  • Intermediate
    04:24
    9.97 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour you will discover the hilly Vogtland in its most beautiful form. From your starting point in Werda you come to a long chain of rocky cliffs that jut out from the surroundings. In any case, take enough provisions with you for your tour, because refreshments await you along the way. But there

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  • Intermediate
    03:54
    6.73 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Thiesenring is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in northern Bavaria. The tour impresses with exciting castle ruins, fantastic nature and great panoramic views over small Franconian villages and vast forests. It starts at the parking lot at the Anger in Bad Berneck. You can also get to the

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  • Difficult
    05:39
    10.0 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,600 ft
    2,600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With a height of 200 meters, the Riesloch Falls are the largest waterfalls in the Bavarian Forest. The 32.9 hectare area around the falls has been under nature protection since 1939 and is an absolute highlight in the Arber region around the highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest. In the Riesloch the

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  • Difficult
    04:06
    8.80 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On this tour you will discover three special features of the Ore Mountains: the Schwarzwassertal, the Grünen Graben and the Nonnenfelsen. Your excursion is characterized by lush, green colors and the gentle rustling of the Schwarzen Pockau. Perhaps a cry of happiness echoes through the forest when a

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  • Difficult
    05:40
    12.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this tour you will discover the picturesque Elstertal. You follow the course of the White Elster, look at gently swaying water, hike sometimes high up, sometimes directly on the banks of the river, and enjoy wonderful views. Those who love nature are really in good hands here! Your hike starts at

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    14
  • Distance
    103 mi
  • Duration
    50:22 h
  • Elevation
    15,175 ft

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