Where can you find picnic spots in Germany?
Where are picnic areas in Germany? We asked travel bloggers from all over the Republic this question. Trips to Savor don't have to go far. Culinary travel you can also go to the front door. You can picnic on hikes, trekking or on Motorhome tours. A snack in the backpack, Apples and granola bars that provide energy. This equips you for a snack on a hike. You will then continue your hike full of energy.
What do you need for a picnic?
Or you can spend a day with one picknick at one of the picnic areas. That is pure pleasure. We like to make picnics in nature in our home Bavaria. The most beautiful is a view from the Alpine foothills of the mountains and lakes on our doorstep. Approaches are eliminated. We look for a meadow, a bench or a picnic table where we can make ourselves comfortable. That makes a few hours in nature a pleasure.
We put snacks, salads, a bottle of wine and fruit in our picnic basket. This includes a book and a picnic blanket on which we can enjoy the view. Everything we need for a day in nature is ready.
We prefer to drive out into the foothills of the Alps in Chiemgau. There we find lakes and beautiful views of the mountain ranges of the Chiemgau Alps. There is usually too much going on at the lakes. Instead, we look for a meadow in the surrounding hills, from which we have a view of the lake and mountains. There we make ourselves comfortable and enjoy a picnic for ourselves. Preferably under a tree that provides shade. Or even in the middle of the forest. The choice is great. We find there Silence in Bavaria.
These are the picnic spots in Germany that our travel blogger colleagues suggest.
Picnic area at the Morsum cliff on Sylt
Summer time is picnic time! I would like to add a bike tour to this time. My last bike trip with a picnic led me to the Schleswig-Holstein North Sea island of Sylt. With a friend and our e-bikes we went to the 12 km distant Morsum cliff, which is at the east end of Sylt. At the entrance to the oldest nature reserve, you have to park your bike and hike with your picnic basket over wooden planks and later along the 1-hour circular path on sand paths. In between, preferably at the highest viewpoint on the North Sea, look for a place for a sea picnic.
Important, you find yourself in a diverse flora and fauna, which means to treat nature with respect, mindful and environmentally friendly. That means: take your garbage with you, only leave footprints on the circular route.
We sat on a small blanket in the sand of a plateau with a breathtaking view of the North Sea. As an alternative to the ceiling, there are benches on the wooden plank path with a view of the North Sea or a restaurant for non-picnics at the park entrance. The North Sea was at its best - the tide was low - and we were able to admire the fascinating mudflats from a bird's eye view. We unpacked our backpack, snacked on fruit, vegetable sticks, cheese skewers and meatballs while silently enjoying the surroundings. After an hour we had to leave this beautiful place because we only visited Sylt for a day trip. You can find out what we discovered on the Morsum cliff that day and how the excursion continued until dinner in the detailed article: Day trip Sylt - by e-bike to the Morsum cliff
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Picnic area on the Todtmooser Lebküchlerweg in the Black Forest
The Todtmooser Lebküchlerweg in the Black Forest is 12,3 km long and a circular hiking trail, for which you should plan about 4,0 to 4,5 hours of pure walking time. It runs at an altitude between 800 and 1.100 meters around Todtmoos. The best starting point is the parking lot at Schwimmbadweg 9 in Todtmoos. On the way you always come across beautiful houses in the typical Black Forest style and you have great views of the Black Forest. There are several viewpoints on the Lebküchlerweg that are ideal for a picnic.
I liked the stamp for the hiking pass the best. It is located between the Rütte district and the Hochkopfhaus. Here you can take a leisurely break, "pick up" your stamp for the hiking pass and take photos with the wooden frame if you want. The Lebküchlerweg can be well planned as a leisurely day hike. In any case, you should take a look at the Todtmoos waterfall and the pilgrimage church. As a conclusion, you can stop off at one of the restaurants in Todtmoos with regional cuisine.
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Picnic at the Klingelfloß dream loop in Rhineland-Palatinate
We like to picnic in all sorts of places, in the forest, on mountains, on streams or in meadows - but this one particularly impressed us. Not far from where we live is the Klingelfloß dream loop and in the middle of there is the Klingelfloß refuge on a small lake. Here, in the middle of the forest, we love to sit and enjoy nature in the former monastic forest of Kumbd Monastery. The story is exciting, the shelter was built in 1935 for the workers in a nearby quarry and is modeled on a hut in the Carpathian Mountains. The pond was still used for trout farming until the 1990s. Today, hikers or cyclists meet here and look at the enchanted little natural lake and let their thoughts wander. You can read about the small dream loop and many other hikes in our blog aktiv-durch-das-leben.de.
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Anita and Claudia - we hike the Hunsrück, Germany and if it turns out a lot more. We have been blogging with growing enthusiasm since the beginning of 2015 aktiv-durch-das-leben.de and discover more and more the beauties of our earth. Protecting them is very important to us. Extreme hikes or pleasure hikes, with a roof tent or on the trekking pitch, we find it beautiful wherever nature is respected. We would like to show you on our blog and on our social media channels how nice it is out there.
The Hochleiblick at Boppard on the Rhine
Around my hometown there are some very nice viewpoints that are suitable for a picnic. One of my favorites is the Hochleiblick. Behind the somewhat bulky name is a place on the Hunsrück heights, which offers you a unique view of the Rhine Valley. Opposite are the enemy brothers, the castles Sterrenberg and Liebenstein, who owe their name to a well-known legend. The Taunus can be seen behind it, the hamlets of Weiler and Bad Salzig at the bottom right.
At the Hochleiblick you will find a table and several benches that are suitable for a picnic. Hikers can reach the Hochleiblick via the dream loop Fünfseenblick, a lookout tower nearby. You can also reach it by car, motorcycle or bicycle via the B9, exit Bad Salzig, Weiler. A parking lot is located directly in front of it, so that people with walking difficulties can enjoy the view. In good weather, paragliders sometimes start here.
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Picnic with a panorama of the Alpsee near Immenstadt
I have several favorite hikes and a number of favorite places in the Allgäu. The Alpseeblick near Immenstadt (47.580863, 10.143719) is definitely at the top of my personal favorite place list. There is a bench and a panoramic wellness couch, but most of them are already occupied. But don't worry, there is enough space in front of it for an extensive picnic. The view is simply magnificent, but you can see that for yourself.
You can hike there from several sides, for example from Missen or Immenstadt-Bühl. I particularly like the tour over the Thaler Höhe to the Alpsee view, about which I wrote my own blog post. (https://www.tief-im-allgaeu.de/wanderung-ueber-die-thaler-hoehe-zur-pfarralpe-und-zum-alpseeblick) But I have to admit that after a visit to the Alpseeblick I prefer to go to stop at the rustic parish alpine pasture, which is only a ten minute walk away.
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Baden-Württemberg's outlook: The Bolberg on the Swabian Jura
The most beautiful views on the Swabian Alb can be found along the Albtrauf, as the steep drop in the northwest of the low mountain range in Baden-Württemberg is called.
Our favorite picnic spot with a view is on the Bolberg, which is the highest mountain in the Reutlingen district at 880 meters. Whenever we are in our old homeland, a short visit to the Bolberg is a must. The view up there is simply breathtaking. With good visibility, the view extends to the Stuttgart TV tower and the defiant Hohenzollern Castle near Albstadt can be seen on the horizon.
In addition to the rustic log cabin of the Swabian Alb Association, there is a beautifully designed barbecue area. We have often had lunch breaks with our children on a hike and grilled sausages over an open fire. It is also very idyllic to eat your picnic with you on the observation benches directly on the Albtrauf. Our tip: There is hardly a more romantic place to experience the sunset on the Swabian Alb!
You can find further viewpoints and many excursion destinations with children in our article on the most beautiful Sights of the Swabian Alb.
Sanne was born with love for hiking and nature. She loves to explore her home in Baden-Württemberg. On her family travel blog Travelsanne, she inspires travel, hiking and special nature experiences with children and teenagers.
A picnic area on the Havel
My most beautiful picnic spot, which comes to my mind spontaneously, is right on the Havel in the Brandenburg region of Havelland. In addition to the 334-kilometer-long river, there are many other tributaries as well as Rhins or moats.
Havelland is incredibly rich in water, which is a prominent feature for the district. And because of that Westhavelland nature park is sparsely populated and there are not many opportunities to visit a restaurant, it is advisable to pack some provisions for a trip to the region.
There are many options for a “wild” picnic area along the Havel. You just have to keep your eyes open. There are some places where the banks of the Havel can be reached directly from the main road. All you need then is to spread out a large picnic blanket with the delicacies you brought with you and enjoy them with a view of the water. Is there anything more beautiful?
Important: Please take everything you have brought back with you so that others can enjoy this wonderful piece of nature.
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Picnic area at Wolletzsee near Berlin
We have to admit that we rarely go to the capital's bacon belt, but last summer we ventured out of the Berliner Ring and into the Uckermark. We not only got to know incredibly sweet sleepy places, but also found the most beautiful picnic spot in the world. This beautiful village is called “Adlerquelle” and is located on Wolletzsee and is best discovered on a short hike from Altkunkendorf, on which one follows the red beech leaf on the trees. Tip: We actually came back in late autumn and made a small cheese fondue on site. Kitschy, but beautiful!
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Picnicking at the Hasselteich in the Harz National Park near Bad Harzburg
A comfortable swing invites you to swing in the sun. Green deciduous forest around me. In front of me the dark green shimmering Hassel pond, framed by lush green grass. This place is so soothing to the eyes and the mind!
I discovered the picnic area at the Hasselteich on a hike from Bad Harzburg to the lynx enclosure in the Harz National Park. In Bad Harzburg we started in the Kalten Tal on the treetop path and followed the small signs with the lynx head. We climbed up the narrow paths and reached the Molkenhaus restaurant. It is only a few steps from here.
On this day I swung out my packed lunch and bit into the cheese stall. If you like it a little more luxurious, pack a few delicacies and a bit of prosecco in your backpack - and you have an unforgettable romantic picnic in a very magical place. You can find out more about the hike in my article “Hiking in Bad Harzburg".
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Picnic with a view of the Fockeberg in Leipzig
Between the district of Connewitz and the southern suburb is a hill with a view of the city center of Leipzig. With a narrow path you go that Fockeberg then stand up in a meadow surrounded by trees. In some places there are gaps between the trees that form a kind of natural 'window'. This gives you a beautiful view in all directions on the Fockeberg. I think the most beautiful is the direction of the city center. Put your picnic blanket down here and enjoy the sun, which is slowly setting behind the city center and changing the color of the sky. There is hardly any light pollution here, so it is worth staying a little longer after the picnic and watching the stars!
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Picnic area at the Idagrotte in Saxon Switzerland
Saxon Switzerland is a wonderful hiking area - and hiking is one of the best opportunities to enjoy a picnic in nature. My personal favorite place for this is the Ida Grotto in the Saxon Switzerland National Park, a somewhat hidden cave and viewing platform in the monkey stones. To reach it, you have to follow the signposted hiking trails and finally walk around a rock on a relatively narrow path until you reach the Idagrotte. The effort is worth it, because from here you have not only a fantastic view of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, but also enough space on the rocks to spread your picnic. The monkey stones, a particularly picturesque collection of the characteristic and bizarre rock needles in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, can also be observed well during the picnic.
If you also want to explore something, you can also take a look into the actual cave of the Idagrotte, a rift and layer joint cave. A hike to Idagrotte is best combined with one Tour through the monkey stones or on the Little Winterberg, two popular hiking destinations in Saxon Switzerland.
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A picnic area at the Lahn Bridge in Wetzlar
A picnic in Wetzlar an der Lahn is ideal to relax. A green meadow, the rushing water of the Lahn, swans swimming past and a view of a building that is over 700 years old are the foundation stone for the perfect picnic area. An ideal environment to forget everyday life for a short time and to let your mind wander. The water shows, which take place every hour on the hour, from a water organ mounted in the Lahn with fountains over 30m high, round off the experience.
You can experience all of this at a picnic in the Colchester facility in Wetzlar an der Lahn. Access to the Colchester complex is via a spiral staircase attached to the Lahn Bridge. The picnic area described is directly on the other side of the Lahn bridge.
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Two idyllic picnic areas in the Vogtland
Since we could not decide which picnic area we like better, we present two picnic areas in the Vogtland. Both are in the Saxon part of the Vogtland.
A very wonderful place to have a picnic is at the Pöhl dam. It is located directly behind the church in Altensalz. There is a small idyllic lawn behind the church garden. Here you can spread out the picnic blanket directly under an old tree and enjoy your meal while looking out over the water. Only a few locals know the place, so it is pleasantly quiet.
Our second suggestion for a great picnic is the ruin of Wiedersberg Castle in the town of the same name. Here you can also have a picnic. Only a few hikers get lost in the castle. There are benches right next to the castle ruins for a picnic, but there is also a large meadow with a view of the romantic walls of the old castle.
You can park well in front of both places and the path is not so far, so that the picnic utensils do not have to be carried far.
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Picnic on the Herreninsel in Chiemsee
Lake Chiemsee is the largest Bavarian lake in Bavaria and is idyllically located in the foothills of the Alps. Overall, the Chiemsee three islands: Herreninsel, Fraueninsel and the small uninhabited herb island. Already the journey with the Chiemsee boat trip to the island of women or men is an experience! However, Herrenchiemsee Castle on Herreninsel is particularly famous. King Ludwig II had the fairytale castle built on the model of Versailles. Most visitors only come to visit the castle, which is definitely a mistake! The island has a lot more to offer. A walk on one of the circular paths takes you through old forests, shady fruit tree alleys and past the reed belt that surrounds the island. You can quickly leave the hustle and bustle behind and find a quiet place for a picnic. Where could a picnic be better than in a place where even a king could be enchanted?
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A picnic in the castle park - on the way on a discovery tour in the Oder-Spree lake district
Castle tour with Seenliebe - picnic in the park please? Picnicking in the castle park in Neuhardenberg is not only permitted, but expressly requested. If you want, you can order the picnic basket right away. For € 24 per person, it not only includes essential accessories such as dishes and blankets. The classic variant runs with delicacies such as
- Freshly baked baguette with smoked paprika butter
- Cucumber salad with coriander dill yogurt and herb salmon
- Poached vinegar with honey mustard cream
- Shell tuber salad with homemade cheese bouquets
- Aroma meat and smoked sausages from Lunower Heckrind
- Cheesecake in a glass with rosemary and honey apricots
- Uckermark "glass cheese" with fruity chutney.
A vegetarian and even vegan version is also available on request. Nothing stands in the way of romantic hours surrounded by a beautiful castle area. The baskets are available from May to September by pre-order. But everything you bring with you also has free picnic access at any time in the spacious parks of the Neuhardenberg Palace.
The question still arises, where is Neuhardenberg Castle and the famous Schinkel Church located? The Oder-Spree Lake District stretches east of Berlin to the Polish border. A region rich in lakes and ideal for relaxed discovery tours by bike, canoe or on foot. In addition to nature, the region also offers wonderful cultural moments. Neuhardenberg Castle is also a place for many cultural events. A visit is worthwhile - and a picnic even more so.
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Picnic on the Elbe beach in the Altes Land in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region
Many know the Altes Land, at the gates of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, as one of the largest orchards in Germany. Spring blooms, smells and hums everywhere in this part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. That is when the cherry and apple blossoms shine in the most beautiful white, purple and delicate pink. But the Altes Land, in the north of Lower Saxony, can do much more. It enchants not only with large orchards and picturesque orchards. It also surprises with cozy fruit yards, beautiful gates, fairytale Hanseatic cities and a kilometer-long Elbe beach, complete with Elbe dyke and lighthouses. Because of all these scenic highlights, it is not so easy to determine the most beautiful picnic area.
Of course, the Elbe beach offers a real dream place for a picnic. On the Lower Saxon side of the Elbe you will find the beach hotspots on the Krautsand peninsula, in Bassenfleth, with Wisch or if you are traveling with your own boat you can also head for the beaches on the islands of Lühesand or Schweinesand. A particularly idyllic picture is when, just before sunset, the last rays of the sun combine with the white sandy beach and the light waves on the Elbe. When "pots" pass by, the moment of happiness is just perfect.
But finally, I have a real insider tip for you when it comes to picnics in the Old Country. Because in the heart of the Hanseatic city of Stade you have the opportunity to set sail with a real Venetian gondola, including a picnic and gondolier.
Even more tips for trips and Vacation in the old country as well as more inspiration for perfect picnic areas can be found in the detailed article.
Tanja reports on her WellBeing travel blog www.spaness.de about relaxed travel, slow travel and small and big adventures, sometimes with and sometimes without a family. She likes to travel all over the world, but she especially likes to rediscover her home in northern Germany.
16 beautiful picnic areas in Germany
We would like to get in the car straight away to try out each of these picnic areas. How about you? Or do you know of other picnic areas in Germany that promise pleasure? Then let us know in the comments. We look forward to further recommendations.
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