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Hiking in Germany

Where can you find the best hiking? Germany is a great place to start. Germany is a traveler's paradise with its romantic forests, picturesque hill and mountain landscapes, and tranquilly embedded seas. From hiking activities along tidal shores to trips through the low mountain regions all the way to mountain-top tours, everything is possible. The proximity to nature, the countryside and the people allow the adventurer to experience the best hiking in Germany. Numerous trails lead through the most beautiful natural landscapes which can be divided into several stages for hiking trips and other hiking activities. Along many of these routes are hotels and inns that provide specialized accommodations for hikers. Many trip-organizers offer comfortable "hiking without luggage" packages. Youth groups can frequently choose from various camps, leisure activities, adventurous hiking trips, and youth educational programs.

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Berchtesgadener Land, Bavaria

Berchtesgadener Land, located at the southeastern tip of Germany, is considered one of the most beautiful and varied vacationing spots in Germany. In the north lie the gentle swells of the Rupertiwinkl hills and the high peaks of the Bavarian Alps tower to the south. Active vacationers will not only be impressed with the numerous sport possibilities, but also with the sights of this area: Be it the legendary Watzmann Mountain, world-renowned Lake Königssee or the mythical Untersberg mountain where, according to legend, Charlemagne slumbers in the deep.

There are hundreds of miles of idyllic hiking trails, for example in the Berchtesgaden National Park. Here one finds abundant wildlife, including golden eagles, chamois, deer and marmots, as well as a huge variety of alpine wildflowers. For those who now might want to know more, the words of the Bavarian writer Ludwig Ganghofer are appropriate: "He whom God loves is dropped into the Berchtesgadener Land". So why not drop by?

For further information:
Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus GmbH, Bahnhofplatz 4, 83471 Berchtesgaden,
Tel.: 0049-(0)1805-865200 Fax: 0049-(0) 8652-6565099

The website for hiking in Germany!

Visit this portal for information about all aspects of hiking in Germany and everything you need for planning a successful tour: overview maps, details of route sections, addresses for information, tourist highlights, altitude profiles, tips for maps and much more besides.