Self-guided walking holidays in Germany
In Germany, hiking or “wandern” is considered a national pastime. In fact, it is the country’s most popular outdoor activity, with almost two thirds of Germans lacing up their boots and taking to the trails on a regular basis. It should come as no surprise, then, that the country has a wealth of great hiking routes.
An extensive network of quality hiking trails covers diverse landscapes including the enchanting forests of the Harz Witches Trail, the bizarre and beautiful rock formations of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the castle-studded ridges of the Upper Rhine Valley.
In Southern Germany, hiking routes in Bavaria combine glittering lakes with stunning views of snow-capped Alpine peaks. There are many options for exploring this beautiful region. You can follow the King Ludwig Way to the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, walk the historic salt trail through the Bavarian Alps or tackle a cross-border Alpine trek on the Lechweg or Tirolerweg.
Our walking holidays in Germany include comfortable accommodation, with luggage transportation between hotels while you walk. Because our holidays are self-guided, you can start whenever you want and go at your own pace. We provide you with route notes, maps and GPS tracks, so you will have everything you need to find your way. Whatever your experience level, we have the perfect German walking holiday for you!