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Germany Walking Holidays

Self Guided Walking Holidays in Germany

Our walking holidays in Germany offer some truly breathtaking scenery and a chance to experience the best of European hiking.

The Grand Traverse: Across the Alps and the Dolomites
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The Grand Traverse: Across the Alps and the Dolomites

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Country
Austria, Germany, Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Difficulty
Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

Take an epic journey on foot, starting from the Bavarian Alps near Munich and the famed Neuschwanstein Castle, taking in the massifs of Ammergau and Zugspitze, Wetterstein (Garmisch), Tyrol and Hohe Tauern, finishing at the foot of the Tre Cime in the Dolomites and then enjoying the last overnight in Venice, Italy.

The Moselle Trail 15 walking holidays in germany
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The Moselle Trail

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Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Discover the charming Moselle and Saar scenery walking along old Roman roads and reach Trier with its lively old town. Spend the evenings immersing yourself in the region’s wine culture and cuisine. You can optionally extend your holiday to include an unforgettable boat trip and a walk taking in the highlights of the Eifel Trail.

Romantic Rhein Short Break
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Romantic Rhine Short Break

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Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Discover fairy-tale hilltop castles as you follow the Rheinsteig hiking trail on this short walking break. Walk on panoramic footpaths through vineyards and mystical forests where the legend of Loreley still lives and reach the romantic Sankt Goarshausen. Along the way, cosy taverns invite you to sample the first-class local Riesling wines.

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Castles and Vineyards of the Rhine Valley

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Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Discover numerous fairy-tale hilltop castles as you follow the Rheinsteig hiking trail. Walk on panoramic footpaths through vineyards, deep gorges and mystical forests where the legend of Loreley still lives, and reach the old town of Koblenz. Along the way, cosy taverns invite you to sample the first-class local Riesling wines.

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King Ludwig Way

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Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - September

Follow one of Germany’s most romantic footpaths, from Lake Starnberg through beautiful Upper Bavaria to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Ammergauer Alps, the Zugspitze and the Allgäu and stay in charming small hotels and guesthouses to experience the best of Bavarian hospitality.

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The Classic Zugspitze Circuit

Country
Austria, Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - September

On the Classic Zugspitze Circuit you will start from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and make a full loop around the base of Germany’s highest mountain, following panoramic trails through beautiful scenery and traditional Alpine towns and villages. The walks are easy to moderate, up to five hours per day.

Saxon Switzerland: Malerweg Trail Classic
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Saxon Switzerland: Malerweg Trail Classic

Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden. This itinerary follows the classic route, covering the complete Malerweg Trail in 10 days, giving you plenty of time to take in all the natural and cultural highlights of the Painters Path.

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Trekking the Malerweg Trail in 8 Days

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Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden. In 2006, the 115-kilometre long Painter’s Path (Malerweg) was inaugurated. This is a moderate to strenuous trek, appropriate for experienced hikers, which takes in the entire Malerweg Trail in just 8 days.

Malerweg Trail North: Pirna to Bad Schandau
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Malerweg Trail North: Pirna to Bad Schandau

Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden. This moderate-grade short walking break covers the northern half of the Malerweg Trail, following the right bank of the Elbe from Pirna to Bad Schandau, giving you plenty of time to take in the natural and cultural highlights of the Painters Path.

Malerweg Trail South: Krippen to Pirna
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Malerweg Trail South: Krippen to Pirna

Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden. This moderate-grade short walking break covers the southern half of the Malerweg Trail, following the left bank of the Elbe from Krippen to Pirna, giving you plenty of time to take in the natural and cultural highlights of the Painters Path.

The Harz Witches Trail
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The Harz Witches Trail

Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

The Harz Witches Trail will take you to the Harz Mountains, a magical region located in the heart of Lower Saxony. Along the way, you will reach the highest peak in the area – the Brocken (1141 m). During the walks, quaint medieval towns with timbered houses will make a fascinating contrast to the mystic forests of the Harz mountains.

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The Way of St James in Tyrol

Country
Austria, Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Follow one of the routes of the Way of St James in Tyrol, crossing parts of Austria and Germany. While the pilgrimage routes of El Camino de Santiago in Spain and France have become increasingly popular in recent years, the Tyrolean section of the Way of St James offers unspoilt nature, quiet villages and immersive experiences.

Across Tyrol: Garmisch to Innsbruck 41
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Across Tyrol: Garmisch to Innsbruck

Country
Austria, Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

Hiking at its best in the stunning mountains of Bavaria and Tyrol – from Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany across two mountain ranges of exceptional Alpine beauty and wilderness to the Austrian town of Innsbruck. You will walk through impressive gorges and balcony trails.

Complete Tyrol: Garmisch to Sterzing
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Complete Tyrol: Garmisch to Sterzing

Country
Austria, Germany, Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

On this epic 14-day trek you will traverse the entire Tyrolean Alps – from Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany across Wetterstein and Karwendel massifs to Innsbruck in Austria and then reach South Tyrol (Alto Adige) in Italy. You will walk through impressive gorges and balcony trails; you will pass by stunning glaciers and cross the valleys of Stubaital, Wipptal and Pflerschtal.

List of our Walking Holidays in Germany

  1. King Ludwig Way

  2. The Moselle Trail

  3. Romantic Rhine Short Break

  4. Castles and Vineyards of the Rhine Valley

  5. The Classic Zugspitze Circuit

  6. Saxon Switzerland: Trekking Malerweg Trail

  7. The Way of St James in Tyrol

  8. Trans Tyrol: from Garmisch to Innsbruck


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