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 rugged mountains, dense forests and dramatic gorges, making Germany an ideal destination for a walking holiday. Many routes feature overnight stays in charming historic towns, where you can relax at the end of a walk and enjoy a well-earned “Kaffee und Kuchen”.

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.

Whether you want to experience the enchanting Harz Witches Trail or the majestic and rugged scenery of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, we have the perfect German walking holiday for you!


Alps: Lech River Trail

Hike the ‘Lechweg’ from high Alpine lakes to Neuschwanstein Castle in Füssen
8 days, 10 days

Alps: SalzAlpenSteig I

Walk the historic Salt Trail through the Bavarian Alps from lake Chiemsee to Königssee.
9 days
Moderate to Challenging

Hiking in the Bavarian Lakelands

Relaxed walking holiday amid picture-postcard scenery in the land of lakes
5 days

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Walking in the rocky world of Saxon Switzerland, one of Europe’s most spectacular hiking regions
8 days

The Harz Witches Trail

Walk the complete Harzer-Hexen-Stieg from Osterode to Thale
8 days
Easy to Moderate

Tirolerweg: Garmisch – Innsbruck

Hike the Tirolerweg from Germany to Austria over the Bavarian and Tyrolean Alps
8 days