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Walking Holidays to Germany

From the romance of walking in Rhineland, the magnificence of the Bavarian Alps and the hidden delights of Saxon Switzerland, Germany is a great and varied destination for a walking holiday.

To plan your 2016/2017 Germany walking trip, contact a specialist trekking consultant today.

Further below on this page, you can click through to specific self-guided walking holiday itineraries in Germany for 2016/2017.

From the romance of walking in Rhineland, following the course of the River Rhine through beautiful countryside, to the magnificence of the Bavarian Alps and the hidden delights of Saxon Switzerland, Germany is a great and varied destination for a walking holiday. Discover fortresses and castles, walk through stunning Alpine scenery in the trails of King Ludwig and visit charming cities and rural wine cellars.

"A scenic and well-marked hike following the majestic Rhine allowing for stunning views of towering castles and forests above picturesque towns. And nothing better than a beer or glass of Riesling to cap a rewarding day's effort!" Stephen North, Along the Rhine

Walks here range from lower level valley walks to higher walks in the mountains that follow waymarked trails. They can vary from rocky trails to forest trails, with mostly good conditions underfoot. Ascent and descent are natural features but are rarely sustained. Accommodation includes 3* hotels with en-suite facilities and small inns, or add a touch of luxury to your walking holiday and upgrade to delightful 4* hotels on our In Style trip.

The best time of year to visit Germany is from March to November. The Alps should be visited from July to September for leisurely hikes on the many mountain trails. Summer is usually quite warm with frequent dry periods, although rain and thunderstorms can occur at any time.

Holiday ideas for Holidays to Germany in Germany

Along the Rhine | 8 days | From £599

Walking Holidays to Germany - Self-Guided - Along the Rhine | 8 days | From £599

Experience the romance of Rhineland as you follow the 'Rheinsteig', a fully waymarked trail following the course of the River Rhine through splendid countryside.

Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade B - Moderate

Kingdom of Old Saxony | 8 days | From £699

Walking Holidays to Germany - Self-Guided - Kingdom of Old Saxony | 8 days | From £699

This walking holiday allows you to discover the delights of a hidden corner of Europe-Saxon Switzerland.

Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade B - Moderate

Bavarian Alps | 8 days | From £1079

Walking Holidays to Germany - Self-Guided - Superior - Bavarian Alps | 8 days | From £1079

The regal way to trek through King Ludwig's Bavarian Alps. Choose from our standard accommodation along the way or go "Superior Collection" to add a touch of luxury to your walking holiday.

Superior Collection Walking Holiday Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade B/C - Moderate/Demanding
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Grade A - Easy - Easy
Grade B - Moderate - Moderate
Grade C - Demanding - Demanding
Grade D - Strenuous - Strenuous
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  Walks Worldwide Holiday Reviews and Questions for Germany

Walks Worldwide - Reviews and Questions for Germany

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Rated 4.3 from 5 based on 6 rated reviews

, June 23, 2014 @ 4:35 pm Thanks to Julia Bradbury, a very different landscape having numerous pinnacles of rock/sandstone with wonderful views. Hotels and travel arrangements all excellent, route notes were not so good. Small sketch maps of junctions would be a great help, i.e. Hohenstein Fortress, and Schrammsteine etc with many routes. Paradise for photographers.
Yes we would highly recommend the holiday and Walks Worldwide


4/5 stars

, June 12, 2014 @ 11:24 am Moderately challenging, distances comfortable with well defined tracks and paths. Scenery and views second to none with varied mixture of terrain from lush meadows and pastures to thick forests. Rheinsteig way markers mostly well posted but do look out for them as they are not always obvious. Towns and villages en route a delight with lots of convenient places to stop-off for coffee and 'kuchen'. Castles quite spectacular but without the UK equivalent of the NT tend not to be of the same standard of care and maintenance. Without exception accommodation was excellent. Clean, fresh, tidy and accompanied by very helpful and friendly 'owner' management (with English for non-German speakers). No problems whatsoever with luggage transfers. Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable visit.


4/5 stars

, June 5, 2013 @ 5:15 pm
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We had a really enjoyable time on the Sandstone Mountains trip. Everything was so well organised - instructions, tickets & the accommodations were excellent. We would certainly recommend this holiday.
5/5 stars

, June 5, 2013 @ 3:23 pm A great walk mainly on good trails through the tall woods which cover the slopes of the Rhine valley. Spectacular views from high above the river. The trail marking is very good. The walking notes could use improvement in language, accuracy and detail. For example it is useful to know in advance that detours into towns from the bi-directional Rheinsteig main trail are marked with Rheinsteig signs of different colour. The hotels were good to excellent with friendly and helpful hosts and hearty German breakfasts. One notable exception on all counts was Pohls RheinAdler in Saint Goarhausen. We ate well in the hotel restaurants when available or asked our hosts for recommendations. Luggage transfer tags were not provided. We had no problems but observed other hiker's bags that had been carried in the wrong direction.
4/5 stars

, May 16, 2013 @ 4:30 pm Excellent holiday, amazing scenery and fairly well sign posted walks. Really friendly staff at all the hotels.
5/5 stars

, May 15, 2013 @ 9:30 pm A lovely trek with spectacular scenery every day. Shame about the castles as most weren't open to the public. Walking notes were mostly ok but not much detail given on how to find your accommodation after a long walk. Walking notes were roughly translated from German so sometimes you had to use your imagination! Sometimes it would take ages to find somewhere to eat which was a nuisance at times as we would have preferred to have spent the evening enjoying our surroundings instead of searching for restaurants. It is a lovely area and everyone was very friendly and welcoming.
4/5 stars