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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Books

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The Book Depository
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ausseerland - Ennstal - Tauplitz Kompass 68
  • Map No. 68, Ausseerland, from Kompass, printed on waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper in a series of walking maps of selected areas of Germany at 1:50,000, with hiking routes on a topographic base, various types of accommodation, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. Kompass are Europe’s largest publishers of walking maps,... Read more
Stanfords
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Stanfords
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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
Stanfords
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  • Pfälzerwald (Palatinate Forest) 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 24
  • Pfälzerwald, the Palatinate Forest south of Kaiserslautern, 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 1:35,000.... Read more
Stanfords
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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
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 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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Bol.com
Belgium
  • 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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Netherlands
2015
  • Oberschwaben
  • Unbekanntes Oberschwaben! Zwischen Schw bischer Alb, Bodensee und Allg u gelegen, k nnen Aktivurlauber hier so einiges entdecken. Das sanfte gr ne H gelland ist durchsetzt mit tiefen W ldern, Mooren, Streuobstwiesen und idyllischen Weihern. Barocke Kirchen und Kl ster, prunkvolle Schl sser und historische Altst dte zeugen von einer reichen... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Oberschwaben
  • Unbekanntes Oberschwaben! Zwischen Schw bischer Alb, Bodensee und Allg u gelegen, k nnen Aktivurlauber hier so einiges entdecken. Das sanfte gr ne H gelland ist durchsetzt mit tiefen W ldern, Mooren, Streuobstwiesen und idyllischen Weihern. Barocke Kirchen und Kl ster, prunkvolle Schl sser und historische Altst dte zeugen von einer reichen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids Oberschwaben | Rother Bergverlag
  • De Rother wandelgidsen beschrijven zeer goed de wandelingen in specifieke gebieden. In de gids vindt men kaarten, routebeschrijvingen en de nodige praktische informatie om van de wandelingen/trekkings een geslaagde onderneming te maken. Unbekanntes Oberschwaben! Zwischen Schwäbischer Alb, Bodensee und Allgäu gelegen, können Aktivurlauber hier... Read more
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  • Hannover 57 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
De Zwerver
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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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  • Upper Danube 53 2018
  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen area of south-western 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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  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen K+F Outdoor Map 53
  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen area of south-western 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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  • Wandelkaart 53 Outdoorkarte Obere Donau | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen area of south-western 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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  • 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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Stanfords
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  • Baltic Coast Cycle Route Part 3: Usedom - Gdansk (480km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • The Baltic Coast Cycle Route Part 3 – a 480-km long section from the island of Usedom and the Polish/German along the coast of Polish Pomerania to Gdansk presented by 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, indicating road surface,... Read more
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  • Holland Cycling Region Bikeline Map-Guide
  • A tour around the Ijsselmeer, plus 15 shorter day tours in the western part of the Netherlands, altogether offering over 1000km of cycle routes presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the routes and their variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other... Read more
Stanfords
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Stanfords
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  • North Sea to the Baltic Cycle Route - Brunsbüttel to Kiel Bikeline Map-Guide
  • A 314km cycle route along the Kiel Canal linking the North Sea with the Baltic, from Brunsbüttel to Kiel, 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, repair workshops, recreational... Read more
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  • Pfalzerwald Mountainbike Park
  • Pfalzerwald Mountainbike Park on a GPS compatible, topographic recreational map at 1:50,000 from the survey organization of Rhineland-Palatinate with cartography identical to the standard topographic survey of Germany but with additional extensive overprint highlighting local and long-distance hiking trails, cycle routes, sightseeing touring... Read more
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  • Venice to Rome Cycle Route Bikeline Map-Guide
  • Venice to Rome Cycle Route - a 900-km long route taking in Ravenna, Florence, Arezzo, Perugia, Spoleto and Terni - presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:75,000. 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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  • Flensburg - Schleswig 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 9
  • Flensburg - Schleswig region of eastern Schleswig-Holstein 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.... Read more
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  • Naturpark Mass - Schwalm - Nette 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 62
  • Naturpark Mass - Schwalm – Nette 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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  • Werse - Ems Cycle Tour (202km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • Werse - Ems Cycle Tour, a 202-km long circuit in the area east of Münster and Hamm, between the Werse and the Ems, 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, repair workshops,... Read more
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