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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 ideal 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.

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 £659

Walking Holidays to Germany - Self-Guided - Along the Rhine | 8 days | From £659

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 £769

Walking Holidays to Germany - Self-Guided - Kingdom of Old Saxony | 8 days | From £769

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 £912

Walking Holidays to Germany - Self-Guided - Superior - Bavarian Alps | 8 days | From £912

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

The Lechweg Trail - 9 days - From £999

Walking Holidays to Germany - Self-Guided - The Lechweg Trail - 9 days - From £999

The Tiroler Lech Nature Park was established to protect one of the last remaining wild river landscapes in Europe. The trail offers an extraordinary walking experience for those seeking adventure in C...

Self-Guided Walking Holiday
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Grade A - Easy - Easy
Grade B - Moderate - Moderate
Grade C - Demanding - Demanding
Grade D - Strenuous - Strenuous
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