Explore the most popular walking 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.

hiking
12 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!

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

Easy to get to, very quiet place, easy hike. Some rocks are very slippery though! Waterfall is beautiful the trail is very well marked and you can't get lost!

hiking
3 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.

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.

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!

walking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Kircheim
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Great easy trail. Very shaded and runs along beautiful falls. Very nice place to hike. If you'd like bring some swimwear as there are nice beaches at each lake. But bring cash If you want to eat or drink at the restaurants at top. Wonderful easy and mostly flat.

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!

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

This trail is not for the faint of heart as it challenges your endurance. It's rated moderate but I give it moderate/hard rating. There are awesome views of Lake Tegernsee and the Swiss alps. Even had some snow cover on the mountains to the left in June. There's definitely a payoff as you get close to to top as you pass cows out in a pasture and they have cowbells on which is music to your ears. The view at the top is stunning! Stopped in at the restaurant at the top for a celebratory beer and struedel! It took 1 1/2 hours to do the winter trail as there is a summer trail that's steeper but will cut off about 20 minutes. We enjoyed the ride down on the ski lift and got to witness a paraglider flying down the mountain we just hiked up. What a great way to connect with the area!

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.

hiking
Friday, October 07, 2016

Beautiful and well-marked trail with amazing views of Zugspitze and the Alps. It's a steep climb, but not too difficult. The trail is popular with locals and quite busy, but definitely not overrun like the trails on the opposite side of the valley. Along the way are a bunch of alpine cabins & farms offering Bavarian food.
Another plus is that this trail is easily accessible by public transport, e.g. from Munich. Just take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (approx. 1h) and walk from the train station to the trail head.

Nice place

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's an amazing one day hike we did near Mittenwald, one of our first in Bayern after moving to Munich recently. Although it was a bit rainy day, we thoroughly enjoyed the hike and also recorded the same for YouTube, which you can find here http://youtu.be/HThCRnX8WiY

Saturday, June 15, 2013

This is a great hike, but it's not a moderate one unless 700m of elevation change and a rather steep 15 min via ferrata climb at the end is moderate for you. Children must be experienced to enjoyably make this trek and a safety harness is probably a must for most children. The 360 view, though, is worth the 4+ hours roundtrip to complete this climb.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

As I was going to Berlin I wanted to find a walking tour guide and discovered Everytrail. The Walking Tour of Historic Mitte looked good so I downloaded it to my iphone. In Berlin, I found the guide invaluable. Having it pre downloaded to my phone meant that whilst on the walk I didn't need an internet connection, thereby saving the data costs. The tour was great and provided useful information about each point of interest. Also, with having each point of interest plotted on a map with my current location also shown, it was easy to find the various places. The distance to each of the POI's from current location is also shown. Chris obviously researched the places of interest before compiling the tour. The detail and the photos provided were very good. Thanks Chris. We had a great time in Berlin.

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