The Best Outdoor Activities in Germany
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Hike up Pöllartschlucht to the Best Views of Schloss Neuschwanstein
Germany / Schloss Neuschwanstein
Starting at the Castle of Neuschwanstein, you will hike up the Pöllartschlucht (it's a ravine with a creek) until the first big waterfall.
Hike to Röthbachfall in the Alps of Berchtesgaden NP
Germany / Tourist Information Königssee
You will begin this hike by driving to the Tourist Information at the Königssee (https://goo.gl/maps/c3TF5kaSrov). Walk down past all of the tourist shops to the Königssee (lake).
Hike up to Lake Schrecksee
Germany / Lake Schrecksee Trailhead
Lake Schrecksee lies squeezed in the Bavarian Alps and is well signposted from the trailhead.
Germany / Rhododendropark Parking
Yes, this is Germany. And no, this bridge is no fiction.
Hike Zugspitze via Reintal
Germany / Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Starting at the Olympic Ski Jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (708 m), walk toward the mountains along Wildenauer Strasse and follow signs to the Partnach Gorge (Partnachklamm).
Explore the Medieval Town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Germany / Rothenberg ob der Tauber Train Station
The town is fairly easy to navigate, but can be quite difficult without a map. It is recommended you start in the town center and work your way out.
Hike Westliche Karwendelspitze
Germany / Karwendelbahn, Germany
Starting at the base of the Karwendelbahn, follow signs under the roadway and up the hill. From there, follow the yellow signs to the Dammkarhütte.
Hike the Urach Waterfall Loop
Germany / Urach Waterfall
The tour starts at the little parking area number 19 at an altitude of 463 meters / 1519 feet - (most people say you should start from number 23 but from there the tour is shorter, flat and not that.
Germany / Kirnitzschtalstraße
The best way to get to this remote area is by car from Bad Schandau.
Hike to Frankenstein's Castle
Germany / Frankenstein's Castle
The hike begins at Darmstadt-Eberstadt Frankenbergers Mühle bus stop. There are no parking lots near by so I suggest using public transportation.
Hike Felsenmeer "Sea of Rocks"
Germany / Felsenmeer Informationzentrum
You can park your car at the Felsenmeer Informationzentrum, or take a bus into the small town Reichenbach and walk the rest. Parking fees are 3€ for cars and 5€ for buses.
Hike to Carolafelsen
Germany / Nasser Grund
The best way to get to this area is by car from Bad Schandau. Follow the beautiful winding road called "Kirnitzschtalstraße" until you reach the starting point, the parking lot "Nasser Grund.
Hike through the Partnach Gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Germany / Partnach Gorge, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
This was my first adventure during my visit to Germany. The hike starts at the historic 1936 winter olympics venue, Olympic-Skistadion stadium.
Hike to Neuschwanstein Schloss
Germany / Hohenschwangau
To reach Neuschwanstein Castle, travelers will have to park below at Hohenschwangau after arriving in Schwangau, Germany.