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Black Forest - by Henk Nouws

If ever any country takes pride in its romantic legacy, it must be Germany. Put on your hiking boots and headphones and enter the realm of Wagner, Brahms and Schumann, walking through the land of Rhine and Danube, of traditional half-timbered houses, mighty castles and ancient taverns serving excellent food and wine. Most popular hiking destinations are the Black Forest in the southwest, Alsace-Lorraine on the border with France, Bavaria in the south, and forested Thüringen and Harz in central Germany. But there is more to explore. Try an autumn clad Swabian Alb for instance, or spring on the northern island of Rügen.

Not surprisingly, Germany counts over 200 long distance hiking trails, all waymarked and well documented. Walk any European long distance trail, except E2 and E7, and you will pass through Germany! Even if not spectacular in terms of altitude, the varying landscapes can be truly wild and offer wonderful panorama's.

On the negative side, bear in mind that Germany is a modern country. Forests and farmland are exploited efficiently and can be pretty boring.

There are no real difficulties and you can go any time of the year, but higher up snow can make walking difficult in wintertime (and create good opportunities for cross country skiing). Finding food and lodging is never an issue, as mountain huts, hotels, inns and private rooms (Zimmer frei) abound, as do campsites.

Interesting is the current tendency in the country to "certify" trails if they comply to a list of standards. The effect is that some trails get much more attention than other trails. They get the predicate "Premiumweg" or get elected the most beautiful trail of the country. Of course, this does NOT mean that other trails are less interesting. The effect, however, is that while new trails are created, old trails gradually disappear.

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Calificación 8.5 | 2 votos | No 5. en Europa
  • Daniel K McCabe Mayo 2014
  • Calificación 10
  • Positivo hiing/biking/food accessibility/friendly people(Bavaria at least)
  • Negativo having to leave and the fact they make it so hard and costly to live here.
  • pc22
  • Calificación 7
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Trekking Munich to Venice
  • Guidebook to Der Traumpfad, 'Dream Way', through Germany and Italy, 570km from Munich to Venice across some of the best scenery in the Alps. Split into 30 stages, the guide also describes 5 alternate stages and a day's via ferrata in the Dolomites. Includes full information and accommodation lists needed for the trek. Leer más
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2016
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Munich to Venice, The Traumpfad | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschijft. This guidebook describes the 570km (354 mile) Traumpfad or 'Dream Way'; an Alpine trek from Munich's Mariënplatz to the Piazza San Marco in Venice. The route is broken into 30 stages of between 5hrs 30mins and 9hrs, graded according to difficulty, with 5 alternative stages and... Leer más
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Damascus: Taste of a City
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  • Walking Verdun: A Guide to the Battlefield
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  • Fischland - Darß - Kühlungsborn 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 13
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  • Müritz Lake - Neusterlitz 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 16
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  • Germany: Kümmerly+Frey Hiking and Recreational Maps
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United Kingdom
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  • Duchy of Lauenburg North - Sachsenwald - The Elbe
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  • Kurhessisches Bergland
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  • Stromberg-Murrtal Cycle Route - Idyllic Route
  • Stromberg-Murrtal Cycle Route, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair workshops, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. A list of various types of... Leer más
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  • Rhine - Neckar Cycling Atlas
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  • Baltic Coast Cycle Route: Riga - Tallinn (783km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • A 783-km long section of the Baltic Coast Cycle Route from Jürmala and Riga Latvia to Tallinn in Estonia, including a circuit of Saaremaa Island and a section on Hiiumaa Island, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in a German language guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols,... Leer más
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  • Elbufer - Drawehn
  • Elbufer - Drawehn (No. 862), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of Germany and the... Leer más
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  • Spreewald - NP Dahme-Heideseen 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 29
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United Kingdom
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Netherlands
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  1. Anular
  • emputt 2016-02-16 01:33:51
  • Long distance hike in end of May/June?
  • Hi there,

    I am from the USA and am looking to do a long-distance hike in the end of May through early June, was thinking of doing about 21 days (give or take) and covering anywhere from 100-375km in that time (upper end would have to be an easier trail to cover the distance in my allotted time) and was initially looking into Europe (particularly Germany) but am really up to go anywhere in the world.

    What I want from it:
    - Stunning scenery - ideally GREEN landscape/rolling hills/mountains/forests to rivers to castles, etc etc.
    - Scattered small villages along the trail (they don't have to be every night but maybe every 3 nights at least?)
    - Not super overpopulated

    Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!!
    Emily
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