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.

Moritz Wolf
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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).

Brian Fulda
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Hike up to Lake Schrecksee

Germany / Lake Schrecksee Trailhead

Lake Schrecksee lies squeezed in the Bavarian Alps and is well signposted from the trailhead.

Daniel Ernst
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Photograph Rakotzbrücke

Germany / Rhododendropark Parking

Yes, this is Germany. And no, this bridge is no fiction.

Julia Nimke
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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).

Claudia Dennler
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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.

Brian Fulda
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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.

Claudia Dennler
80 Saves

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.

Lars Krafft
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Explore Kleinsteinhöhle

Germany / Kirnitzschtalstraße

The best way to get to this remote area is by car from Bad Schandau.

Julia Nimke
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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.

Will Parker
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Hike to Neuschwanstein Schloss

Germany / Hohenschwangau

To reach Neuschwanstein Castle, travelers will have to park below at Hohenschwangau after arriving in Schwangau, Germany.

Alixendra Jolin
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Hike the Wendelstein Panorama Trail

Germany / Wendelstein Seilbahn

This adventure starts from the Munich Hbf. Catch an early morning 1.5 hour BoB ( Bayerische Oberlandbahn) train to Osterhofen (Oberbay.

Susanna Kelly
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Hike the Heimgarten/Herzogstand Trail

Germany / Herzogstand Bahn Parking Lot

The Heimgarten/Herzogstand trail is a famous one and there's a reason why: a great hike with outstanding views! Its close vicinity to the Kochelsee and Walchensee only make it even more attractive, s.

A Van Ombergen
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