Germany

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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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  • Fischland - Darß - Kühlungsborn 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 13
  • Fischland - Darß - Kühlungsborn area along the Baltic coast of Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
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  • Württemberg Winelands Cycle Route (360km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • Württemberg Winelands Cycle Route, a 360-km long cycle trail from Rottenburg on the Neckar across the Tauber Valley to Niederstetten, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in 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,... Read more
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  • Müritz National Park - Waren - Plauer See - Neusterlitz K+F Outdoor Map 16
  • Müritz Lake - Neusterlitz area of eastern Germany’s lake district at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. An inset extends coverage to the Wolin Island in Poland.Maps... Read more
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  • Faszinierendes Vietnam
  • Etwas kleiner als Deutschland zieht sich Vietnam über 1650 Kilometer von Nord nach Süd - und besitzt eine vollkommene Schönheit, die einem das Herz brechen kann. Vietnam besteht aus Dschungel und dunklen Kiefernwäldern, aus den lichtübergossenen Stränden des Südchinesischen Meeres und endlosen Reisfeldern. Neben den vielfältigen Landschaften... Read more
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  • Faszinierendes Vietnam
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  • Black Dragon River
  • Black Dragon River is a personal journey down one of Asia’s great rivers that reveals the region’s essential history and culture. The world’s ninth largest river, the Amur serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China. As a crossroads for the great empires of Asia, this area offers journalist Dominic Ziegler a lens with which to... Read more
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  • Black Dragon River
  • Black Dragon River is a personal journey down one of Asia’s great rivers that reveals the region’s essential history and culture. The world’s ninth largest river, the Amur serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China. As a crossroads for the great empires of Asia, this area offers journalist Dominic Ziegler a lens with which to... Read more
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  • Fussen / Pfronten 2017
  • Füssen - Pfronten area of the German Alps at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Coverage includes the Neuschweinstein Castle.Maps in this series are at a scale of... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 02 Outdoorkarte Füssen - Pfronten | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Füssen - Pfronten area of the German Alps at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Coverage includes the Neuschweinstein Castle.Maps in this series are at a scale of... Read more
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  • Oberstaufen 2017
  • Oberstaufen - Westallgäu - Adelegg - Lindenberg - Isny – Wangen area of the German Alps at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 55 Outdoorkarte Oberstaufen | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Oberstaufen - Westallgäu - Adelegg - Lindenberg - Isny – Wangen area of the German Alps at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of... Read more
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  • Hochspessart - Aschaffenburg - Lohr - Wertheim K+F Outdoor Map 50
  • Hochspessart - Aschaffenburg - Lohr - Wertheim area of Germany at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
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  • Niederrhein / Kleve - Wesel 2021
  • Lower Rhine - Kleve - Wesel area in western Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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  • Lower Rhine - Kleve - Wesel - Xanten K+F Outdoor Map 61
  • Lower Rhine - Kleve - Wesel area in western Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 61 Outdoorkarte Niederrhein, Kleve - Wesel | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Lower Rhine - Kleve - Wesel area in western Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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  • Hannover 2019
  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister K+F Outdoor Map 57
  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 57 Outdoorkarte Hannover | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Lipno Dam F&B WK262
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Moldau/Vltava Reservoir area straddling the border of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist... Read more
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  • Canal du Midi Cycle Route Bikeline Map-Guide
  • Canal du Midi Cycle Route, a 160km long cycle trail from Toulouse, through Carcassonne and Béziers, to Sète presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Also covered in a route along the Canal de la Robine to include Narbonne and the spur southwards to Port-la-Nouvelle. Extensive... Read more
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  • Hanover F&B
  • Indexed street map of Hanover at 1:20,000 from Freytag & Berndt with an enlargement of central Hanover at 1:10,000. Mapping is bright, colourful and clear, with one-way streets shown, as well as the S-bahn, bus and tram networks with stops clearly indicated.Points of interest such as Hanover’s 40 theatres, the Historic Museum, and parks are... Read more
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  • Nahe Cycle Route - from Source to the Rhine Bikeline Map-Guide
  • Nahe Cycle Route, a 123-km long cycling trailfrom the river’s source to the Rhine at Bingen plus several 15 tours off the main trail combining in all to around 670kms, 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,... Read more
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  • Hohe Mark / Münsterland West 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 60
  • Hohe Mark / Münsterland West area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour interval... Read more
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  • Baltic Coast Cycle Route 1 - Flensburg to Lübeck Bikeline Map-Guide
  • The Baltic Coast Cycle Route Part 1 – a 432-km long section from Flensburg to Lübbeck presented by Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:75,000 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... Read more
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  • Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park East
  • The eastern part of the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park on a GPS compatible, topographic recreational map at 1:50,000 from the survey organizations of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland with cartography identical to the standard topographic survey of Germany but with additional extensive overprint highlighting local and long-distance hiking trails,... Read more
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  • Flanders Cycling Route Bikeline Map-Guide GERMAN
  • Flanders Cycling Route, an 826km long circuit around Flanders taking in Ypres, Bruges and Ghent, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair workshops, recreational... Read more
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