Explore the most popular views trails in Germany with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

dreamy walk - georges scenery!

This was a great, scenic hike that I found relatively easy but was difficult yet completable for my wife who tagged along (she does not hike much). Thus, this trail is doable for beginners and families with walking children but it will be challenging and the kiddos will be completely beat by the end.

The part I found most difficult was the very first ascent from the cable car station up to the stone monument, it is decently steep. This can be skipped by taking the cable car if you want for 10ish Euros.

From the stone monument the Feldberg Tower is a short walk on paved walkways; it has great views with art exhibits and a museum all for a few Euros. The peak is a slightly longer walk from the tower on paved/gravel trails with gentle inclines/declines that passed by some grazing cows when we did this trail in August. The peak has great views but not much else. After this point the trail becomes unfriendly to tourists; sturdy closed toed shoes are a must and families with push strollers or the elderly/less physically capable should call it a day.

The trail descends the other side of the Feldberg into the next valley to a wonderful mountain hut with food and beer which marks the halfway point of the trail. From here it continues to wind around the mountain ascending/descending multiple times while passing by a picturesque creek and a few other mountain huts before you reach the beautiful Feldsee. Be forewarned, it is illegal to swim or even dip your feet here; there is an endangered species of plant in the lake hailing from the Ice Age. From the Feldsee it is a steep but short 1km hike back to the cable car station.

Wonderful views, ease of access for the elderly/less physically capable up to the peak, family friendly whether you turn around at the peak or continue on for more of a challenge, and lots of refreshment along the more difficult second half. Great hike for everyone!

hiking
9 days ago

beautiful day and a well worthy hike

Gorgeous views, Alpine cows, wild flowers, gravel road or dirt trail (your choice)...lovely. The first hut is at least 2/3 to the top :) Enjoy!

This route was a very challenging and great beginner introduction to alpine hiking and mountain climbing in general because of the varied terrain. I went in the middle of July so the route had absolutely no snow or ice save for the glacier itself.

You have some standard hiking through trails, the gorge, and up into the valley which should be achievable by anybody in average physical shape (the elderly/less physically capable should consider easier trails).

After the easier first half there is klettersteig/via ferrata to get up the first cliff face which will instantly gut check you whether you are truly comfortable with heights or not (turn around if aren't, it only gets worse at the top of the valley). Also, DO NOT be an idiot; use a klettersteig harness and use it properly for the cable sections!

Following this, there is a not too difficult scree field to cross and then the glacier which requires crampons (watched someone nearly die because they slipped and almost fell into a crevasse because they weren't wearing crampons). The second klettersteig route is much longer and more challenging but after 15 numbered sections you are at the peak.

Took my group about 7.5 hours from the hut in the valley at a steady moderate to slow pace with minimal breaks. You have the option of taking the cable car down if you don't want climb back down the mountain and there is plenty of options for food/drink at the top. If you find yourself arriving after the last cable car there is a hut with beds at the top as well.

Beautiful views, minimal training required thanks to klettersteig, and a great challenge for beginners like myself. Totally recommend!

its really good hike to start!

trail running
1 month ago

- Start/Stop point is 1/4 mile from a trail head with ample parking and direct access to the trail system. This variation of the trail actually goes through the trailhead via a roundabout way.
- This route requires parking on the street or in a private parking lot, then walking through a residential area to access the trail.
- I recommend parking at the trail head and entering the trail system there.
- Otherwise, it's a great trail system suitable for walking, hiking or running.
- There are a number of possible variations (maps at the trail head, and visible on the all trails app) to change the distance/elevation to suit your needs.
- Offline maps were very useful, but there was spotty cell coverage along most of the trail.
- 3 stars only because of the parking location and entrance to the trail for this variation.. The trail itself offers great views and a good workout... easily 4 stars.

trail running
1 month ago

- The trail was suitable for running in most places.
- Downloaded map was very important. I had no/poor cell service for the majority of the first 6-7 miles. And more than a few time I had to reference the map to avoid a turn down the wrong trail.
- The last few miles of this trail run were definitely more running than trail... scenic landscapes, but not forrest... meadows and fields. The last mile or so was actually on a paved road. However, there are plenty of possible variations that would avoid roads altogether. I followed the highlighted trace on the AllTrails map, but the area is criss-crossed with other, very well maintained trails which show up on the AllTrails map.
- Also, the 9.5 mile loop could easily be shorted to 5-6 miles, or less, by using the aforementioned alternate trails shown on the AllTrails map... or extended, though 9 1/2 miles wore me out pretty well.
- 4 stars only because of the last stretch on the highway. There are certainly 5 star variations of this trail I just haven't tried yet.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail!!! Well worth the drive for the views and scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Took the horse and buggy up (wouldn't recommend sitting in the first seat behind the horse with driver). We rode up but walked down. Lots of tourists, didn't make the latter leg with the bridge. Overall a must see.

hiking
2 months ago

Very STEEP HIKE! There are no flat resting sections on this hike at all. My family hiked this together. We hiked across the Grand Canyon last year so we are not faint of heart. Even my husband was surprised by the moderate label, especially the last rock climbing section. I am sure the views were amazing, but I did not attempt to get to the very top. We all hiked over to the Laber to enjoy the restaurant. Then my daughters and I took the gondola down to Oberammergau, while my husband and sons hiked back down to Ettal for the car.

hiking
2 months ago

Overall a great trail, just know that the trail is still closed at about the 6 mile point, forcing you to turn around and making it and out-and-back, vs a round trip. I saw something about this on a German site, but since no other reviews mentioned it I assumed it had been fixed in the two years since it was washed out in 2016. It's still a worthwhile hike and you'll still have access to both castles. I saw evidence of people going around the "trail closed" sign, but I didn't feel comfortable trying that since I was hiking alone and don't really speak German. Also, it took me a minute to figure out that none of the signs say "Baumgeister". It's clearly labelled, but it's called the "Rundtour" or Round Tour. If you follow the signs for Burg Rheinstein you'll be on the right track. These are probably things known to all locals, I just wanted to let fellow foreigners know.
For the trail itself, 90% of it was fairly easy. It's mostly level and well-maintained trails. There's a little bit of climbing down-to and up-from the castle(s), but it's nothing too daunting.

hiking
2 months ago

Die meisten Teile sind als "easy" zu bezeichnen, lediglich die Passage an den Wuppersteilhängen ist etwas anstrengender. Leider ist ein Teil der Strecke nur auf der (wenig befahrenen) Straße möglich, aber der Rest ist einfach wunderschön. Start und Ende sind nur schwer mit ÖPNV erreichbar, daher sind 2 Autos erforderlich.

Amazing views and beautiful hike! However, the map shown here seemed to be a little outdated- we ended up going 13 miles instead of the 9 listed here! It made for a long hard day, but the views are worth it! Be prepared for a long day and consider getting more updated info before you go.

hiking
2 months ago

So awesome to visit this place again!! One of Germany most popular place to visit!!

hiking
3 months ago

Really a great trail. Almost completely shaded for the entire hike. There are plenty of intersections and although the trail is well marked I would recommend downloading the map prior to making the whole loop. The castle is worth the small fee (5.50) to visit. Also some neat small waterfalls along the creek back up after the castle not mentioned above.

The first 2/3 of the trail was very scenic and full of trees with fantastic trails cut into the side of the hills. It would have been five stars but the last 1/3 of the trail wasn’t quite as scenic and you end up walking along a road and through the town.

Super

very scenic, the old tower against the new tower architecture is outstanding.

Beautiful views throughout the trail

Great views in every direction and easy to navigate.

super track best ever

J ai monter la en deux jours ds les années 1990

Bavaria is quite possibly the most beautiful place I have ever visited and my hike up the Laber Mountain indubitably enhanced my Bavarian experience. Located in the quaint town of Oberammergau, the Laber is a challenging hike. I hiked this July 2016 when I was 45 and I consider myself to be in fair to average condition. I had to stop many times to catch my breath but the views were outstanding. I initially took a camelbak full of water and a backpack. Within about 10 min of my hike I wisely realized that I had to lose my backpack, so I hid it and proceeded on my 3 hour hike up the Laber. It was quite possibly the best and most challenging hike in my life. Not challenging in a climbing aspect but in a elevation and degree. I encountered a pack of cows in my initial descent and there was a fair amount of hikers on the mountain. There was an old rustic rest stop that offered cold bier and non alcoholic drinks maybe about half way to the top. The hike gets harder and harder as you ascend but once you reach the top a restaurant awaits offering traditional German food and bier of which I had several. The views at the top were magnificent and I opted to take the cable car back down instead of the 90 minute hike back. Look for the rare Edelweiss flower if you go. INCREDIBLE hike and at night I sat on my friends porch and saw the beacon light at the top of the Laber and smiled because I had been there. Alles in butter. Prost!

best one day trip!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

A very beautiful trail but harder then I expected! Make sure you bring plenty of water and don't choose a day that's too hot. The hike takes a good 9h so plan accordingly.

Also, Garmish-Partenkirchen is a beautiful city. Worth a stay!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A great hike with views to make it worthwhile. if you don't take the gondola up or down make sure up walk to it as the best view of the basin can be found from it rather than higher up (peak was fogged in the day i was there). Most of the pics here don't to the lake justice (including mine, phone died before i went to check out the gondola), most beautiful alpine lake I've seen.

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

This was a wonderful and challenging day hike. It took my husband and I 9 hours to complete with a few breaks and a stop at the summit for lunch. We were so lucky to have perfect weather for our hike. The scariest part was crossing the snow on the slope on the backside of the mountain, but the views at the top were worth it. I recommend taking the loop counterclockwise as we did. The way down was a tad longer, yet easier than the ascent. We hiked this at the end of May on the Tuesday before Ascension Thursday and we only saw six other people on the trail. This has been one of my favorite hikes yet.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

The Malerweg is a 112 km long loop trail through the Sächsische Schweiz National Park near Dresden.
The complete loop can be split in to multiple stages. The suggestion is to do it in 8 stages. This is the 5. Etappe (stage) from the Neumannmühle in Kirnitzschtal to Schmilka on the Elbe river.
The hike goes to the top of the Große Wildberg (the second highest mountain in the Sächsische Schweiz and then down to the Elbe valley into the little town of Schmilka. The majority of the trail goes through the forests of the national park, which is changing from a spruce tree forest to a mix between spruce, beech and oak trees.

Nice place. To enjoy the nature.

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