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Dreamlike hiking in Germany – #EmbraceGermanNature

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Dreamlike hiking in Germany – #EmbraceGermanNature

Hiking Collection by German National Tourist Board

7

Tours

34:12 h

74.2 mi

9,525 ft

What better way to get to know Germany at its best than to discover the country's most beautiful hiking trails? Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or a water lover, these trails will take you up to lofty heights and down into deep gorges, through deep green forests and across glistening natural lakes – #GermanySimplyInspiring.

For your German adventure, in this Collection we've put together our seven favourite hikes through wonderfully scenic natural landscapes. You can #EmbraceGermanNature in Germany's south on trails through the Partnachklamm gorge, in the Black Forest on the Seensteig trail or in Paderbornerland on the Viaduct hiking trail.

There’s something for every type of hiker, from shorter trails to challenging day Tours. The hikes can also be combined with a multi-day adventure through western and southern Germany, if you have more time. For a weekend adventure, you can also reach the Felsenweg 6 in the Eifel region and the Saarschleife Tafeltour from Belgium.

In Germany, you have endless opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and escape from everyday life. Over a total of 300,000 kilometres (186,000 mi) of hiking trails, you can explore hundreds of nature reserves and the country's 16 national parks. Immerse yourself in the green lungs of the country and let yourself be enchanted by the diverse natural landscapes.

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    On the Rock trail in the Eifel — dreamlike Germany

    Intermediate
    04:59
    11.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With sturdy shoes in your luggage, you can experience a truly magical hike in the Eifel from Enzen. Because the Felsenweg 6 leads you directly to the most famous natural monument in the southern Eifel: the Teufelsschlucht. It starts from the rock camp - a good 18 kilometers through narrow rocky passages

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  • Difficult
    08:29
    19.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Not only as a train fan will you love the wonderful viaduct hiking trail in Altenbeken: Sometimes along narrow paths through the dense forest, then with an unobstructed view of the impressive viaduct and accompanied by gentle waters, you hike along the 30-kilometer path through the Eggegebirge.

    

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  • Intermediate
    01:55
    4.03 mi
    2.1 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    It is a real experience, this hike through the wild and romantic Partnach Gorge. Because the gorge is simply unique in its kind. The gorge was declared a natural monument as early as 1912. The Partnach torrent has dug a bed up to 80 meters deep into the rock over a length of around 800 meters, creating

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  • Intermediate
    04:25
    9.45 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,325 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The imposing castle ruins of Montclair, a trip on Saarland's only ferry across the Saar, the breathtakingly quiet Steinbach Valley and the most famous panoramic view of Germany's most beautiful river loop from the Cloef are highlights of this fantastic hike through the quiet forest passages with surprising

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  • Intermediate
    04:43
    9.99 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This hike on the Kahler Asten-Steig takes you high up to the "Father of the Sauerland Mountains". The starting point of the 16-kilometer round trip is Schmallenberg-Westfeld. The hiking trail is one of the Rothaarsteig tracks and is well marked with a white R on a black background and a golden G on a

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  • Difficult
    05:44
    11.9 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,550 ft
    1,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The nature around Baiersbronn is magical: hiking trails lead along the quiet banks of enchanted cirque lakes, up to summits with great views and into deep green coniferous forests. The quality trail Baiersbronner Seensteig takes you across a total of 91 kilometers through this lush nature with its magnificent

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  • Intermediate
    03:57
    8.66 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The wisent path around Aue-Wingeshausen will inspire you with picturesque views and an exciting animal world. As the name suggests, here you enter the world of the bison and follow the tracks of these majestic animals. For a good 14 kilometers you follow the Rothaarsteig trail through the Rothaargebirge

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    74.2 mi
  • Duration
    34:12 h
  • Elevation
    9,525 ft

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