The most beautiful hiking trails in Germany
Hiking is trendy. The more remote, the better. Take a break. Enjoy the view. Breathe fresh air. Experience silence. Forest bathing. Discover loneliness. A picknick do. There are many Places in Germanythat are suitable for this. We are looking for the most beautiful hiking trails in Germany. So we asked travel bloggers which trail they liked best. The result is a collection of Hikes in Germanyworth discovering. Let yourself be carried away to hiking regions that show how varied nature is in Germany. Simply put on hiking shoes, lace up your hiking backpack and pack everything you need for a day of hiking. Here we go!
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Hiking trails in Germany - north
Premium hiking trail Galgenvenn in Nettetal
The Lower Rhine is rather inconspicuous when it comes to hiking. But the Premium hiking trail Galgenvenn in Nettetal Well worth it and in 2016 it was even named the second most beautiful hiking trail in Germany. It is accessible all year round and with 11,2 km (approx. 3 - 4 hours depending on the pace and breaks) mainly flat route, it is also very suitable for beginners. The path is, however, partly narrow and hilly, therefore not recommended with a stroller.
The hiking trail leads through the Schwalm-Nette nature park through the German-Dutch border forest, with a flying visit to the Netherlands. Only the last approx. 2 km lead past the edge of the forest over a field - it gets hot here in summer!
The landscape may not have mountains. But that doesn't make it any less varied. Typically for the Lower Rhine, the hiking trail leads through forest, meadows, Venn moor and heather. Behind every turn there is another view!
Animal lovers are not neglected either. The Schwalm-Nette nature park is a habitat for many endangered and rare animal species, such as fish, frogs, newts and dragonflies.
The hiking trail is easy to reach by car: there are hiking parking spaces in the immediate vicinity and with Haus Galgenvenn as the start and end point there is also a place to stop for refreshments. And if you want to see more afterwards, you can visit the Sequoiafarm Kaldenkirchen right around the corner and marvel at 70-year-old sequoia trees!
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Hiking through the Büsenbach valley in the Lüneburg Heath
During its heyday in August and September, the Lüneburg Heath is a guarantee for a break from our city life in Hamburg. Therefore, I can only recommend this region to everyone for a hiking excursion. Through the area of Lüneburg Heath runs the Heidschnuckenweg - a 200 km long long-distance hiking trail. From the southern outskirts of Hamburg to the city of Celle, you can explore the heath area on hiking trails. The Heidschnuckenweg is particularly suitable for beginners ... the highest point along the way is only 169 meters. Welcome to Northern Germany!
In total, the Heidschnuckenweg is divided into 13 stages, which you can see in detail here. There you will also find information about places to stop for a break. The stages indicated there are not circular hiking trails. Nevertheless, you can get back to your starting point very easily from many places using public transport. The Heide Shuttle Bus and the Erixx - the "Heidesprinter Bahn" - run in many places along the hiking trail.
My very special tip? The stage of the Heidschnuckenweg between Buchholz and Handeloh. Here you pass the Büsenbachtal and you should definitely plan a stop at the Café Schafstall. After your hike, you deserved the selection of coffee and cake there!
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Hiking trails in Germany - Mitte
Circular hike to the fisherman's bastion
The region of Saxon Switzerland, a nature reserve near Dresden, is beautiful and a hiking highlight. While hiking you can enjoy a backdrop of forests, the Elbe and rock formations that tower spectacularly into the air.
One of the hiking routes leads from the health resort Rathen in Saxony past the Amselsee and the Schwedenlöchern and on up to the Fischerbastei, the main attraction of the region.
The starting point of the hike is at the parking lot in Oberrathen, right by the ferry. The yaw ferry takes you across to the other side of the Elbe, from where the march begins. The first stage leads to the Amselsee, where you have the opportunity to take a rowing boat. Then it's about 20 minutes on to the Schwedenlöchern, where the path slowly narrows and winds through the rocks, sometimes over more than 700 steps and ladders, up towards the Bastei. After almost two kilometers you will reach the Berghotel Bastei. From there you are in no time at the main attraction of the hike, the Bastei bridge with a length of 76 meters, from which you can enjoy a view of the rocky landscape.
If you like, you can choose a different route back: For example, via the Malerweg to Wehlen, from where you can comfortably take the train back to Rathen, the starting point of the hike.
For the hike, as I suggest here, you can plan around 3:30 a.m. with breaks and a visit. The distance is about 8-10 kilometers, whereby the hike can be classified as moderately difficult. Good shoes and good physical condition are definitely a must due to the many steps!
At PlacesofJuma Martina & Jürgen write about their most beautiful trips around the world. The two love photography and are therefore always on the lookout for the most beautiful spots and locations.
The Obere Affensteinpromenade - hiking trail in Saxon Switzerland
The Obere Affensteinpromenade is my most beautiful hike in Germany and is located in Saxon Switzerland. The area in the east of Germany, known for its pinnacles and views, offers many hikes, with the Obere Affensteinpromenade being my favorite here. The tour is very pleasant to walk on, as it leads along a kind of plateau and only requires an ascent or descent of almost 300 meters at the beginning and at the end. Due to narrow paths and partly steep slopes, this hike is not suitable for strollers, wheelchair users or small children. Larger children, on the other hand, will certainly have fun thanks to the very terrain.
The Upper Affenstein promenade is so special because it completely circles the pinnacles of the Affensteine and offers almost uninterrupted panoramic views of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. There is also a very varied path, which also contains some stairs and ladders that are typical for the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. In addition, with the sand hole, the small Prebischtor or the Idagrotte there are other sights along the hiking route. The tour starts at the hiking car park Nasser Grund and then leads once on the middle level around the Affensteine. You can find the complete GPS trail in Blog Post.
There are no inns or places to stop for refreshments along the Upper Affenstein Promenade, so it is advisable to take food with you for this 4-5-hour hike. The most spectacular picknitz place here is the Idagrotto, a cave and rock ledge at the same time, which can only be reached via a path and offers spectacular views and space to sit (on the rocks).
The hike along the Upper Affenstein Promenade can take place all year round, whereby rain, snow and ice should be avoided due to the necessary surefootedness. Anyone who embarks on this tour is guaranteed to come back with a variety of impressions and great photos.
If you want to know more about Saxon Switzerland and Christian's travels, you can visit his travel blog My Travelworld. He has already traveled to over 70 countries and his desire to travel is still unbroken, so that he is currently touring the world as a digital nomad with a home base in the Dominican Republic, but also visits his home town of Dresden and Saxon Switzerland every now and then .
Hiking trail through the Kirnitzschtal in Saxon Switzerland
One of the nicest hikes I've done recently took me to the Kirnitzschtal in Saxon Switzerland. The Kirnitzschklamm is known to many visitors from the boat trips that take place there. It is less well known that you can continue hiking there (from the terminus of the Kahntour). First of all, it goes from the Buchenparkhalle in Hinterhermsdorf for around two kilometers, almost 200 meters in altitude, downhill to the Upper Lock. With or without a boat trip: the hiking trail follows the course of the Kirnitzsch the whole time, sometimes above in the forest, then again below directly along the bank. The inclines are moderate. The last two kilometers back through the forest are tough again, because we have to climb the 200 meters back to the parking lot.
We did the hike in the summer so that we could enjoy the forest in its intense green and the river with its many dragonflies in all its glory. Even in autumn it is certainly nice there when the fog hangs over the water and the leaves change color. In winter or when there is a lot of rain it can get slippery. The hike is ten to twelve kilometers long, depending on your mood - the small round goes over the Zollweg, the large round to the Niedere Schleuse. Since we were making slow progress with all the photography, we had enough with the ten kilometers long route. There are no rest stops except at the parking lot, so it is advisable to take provisions with you that you can unpack in a nice place in the forest or by the water.
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Hike along the Werbellinsee from Eichhorst to Altenhof
The 13 km long Werbellinsee is located northeast of Berlin in the beautiful Barnimer Land. There are hiking opportunities around the second deepest lake in Brandenburg, from walks to difficult hikes.
One of my most beautiful Hikes along the Werbellinsee is the section from the municipality of Eichhorst to Altenhof. It is a medium-difficult route of approx. 20 km. The hiking trails are paved near the communities and become easily accessible hiking trails on forest floor. There are slight inclines and roots snaking across the path.
For me, the best time for the hiking trail is late summer and autumn, when the trees in the Schorfheide-Chorin biosphere reserve slowly turn golden.
In Eichhorst, the hiking trail leads along the Werbellink Canal. The 12 m high Askanier tower from 1879 is located here. There is a wooden bridge nearby that leads to the other side of the bank.
There are restaurants in both communities. In Eichhorst and Altenhof there is a fisherman who sells fish rolls and smoked fish. Hikers will also be able to fortify themselves in the ice cream parlor or in restaurants with dishes from the Brandenburg region, including the Fontane Hotel in Altenhof. Speaking of Fontane ... it's called Theodor Fontane sat in Altenhof on the bank of the Werbellinsee and said: "It is a fairytale place where we sit because we are sitting on the bank of the Werbellin."
If you want to return to Eichhorst after your hike, you can take the Werbellinseebus line 917 in the summer months and on public holidays.
Anne-Katrin and Anja have been writing about travel destinations around the globe on GoOnTravel.de since 2015. The focus is primarily on Africa, Europe and America. But the reader will also find numerous recommendations about her homeland Brandenburg and her adopted home Sylt (Anne-Katrin) and Berlin (Anja). In addition to travel tips, they have helpful tips on (travel) photography.
Once through the Grumsiner beech forest in the Uckermark
As city dwellers who normally live in the heart of bustling Berlin, we love to go out into the countryside at the weekend and just enjoy nature. We think that is exactly what you can do particularly well in the Uckermark *. Even if we have an incredible number of ideas for hikes in the most beautiful bacon belt in the world, one thing in particular sticks in our minds: the hike through the Grumsiner beech forest. The 6,5-kilometer circular route passes wild moors and 180-year-old beech trees that are enthroned 30 meters above the crumple forest floor. The circular route itself is really easy and lies on mostly flat terrain. Since it leads directly through the forest, it is also perfect in summer, because the beeches then offer plenty of protection. We did the hike in autumn and especially loved the colorful leaves and the autumn light.
It all starts in Altkünkendorf. In addition to the medieval stone church, there are tips for the hike in the info booth. You start in a westerly direction and turn left at the intersection onto the country road. After a few hundred meters you are in the forest. From here, striking, orange-colored beech leaves on the trees point the way. From now on it goes through a hilly roller coaster landscape, which was shaped by the Ice Age, through the forest that has been left entirely to itself. Don't be surprised if one or the other tree trunk becomes an obstacle on the hiking trail.
At the end of the circular route, what is probably the most beautiful wooden bench stands picturesquely in a field. If you have your picnic with you, you should definitely unpack it here and enjoy the view over the fields and into the forest. And if you feel like hiking even more, you should definitely walk to the Grumsiner distillery after the hike and try the homemade gin.
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On the way on the RheinBurgenWeg, 04th stage (Oberwesel - St. Goar)
Why is it so beautiful on the Rhine? The question from the folk song can easily be answered by a hike on the RheinBurgenWeg. The Upper Middle Rhine Valley has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002. In the steep valley between Bingen / Rüdesheim and Koblenz you will find castles, vineyards and picturesque viewpoints.
The start of the hike is at Elfenley in Oberwesel, the "city of towers and wine". Past the city wall, it is now longer uphill: Either through the vineyards to the film set “Günderodehaus”, where we take a break with refreshing drinks or pastries and the view of Oberwesel. Or over the adventurous Oelsbergsteig with some alpine climbing passages consisting of step stirrups and ladders. Below the village of Urbar, the path now goes rather flat on the Rheinhöhen plateau to the Loreley lookout point Maria Ruh. Here you can either make yourself comfortable on the numerous picnic benches or stop in the local café with a beer garden.
Now it goes a long way into the valley before the path climbs up to the plateau again. Along the edge of the slope you have views again of the harbor on the Loreley, Katz Castle over St. Goarshausen and St. Goar with the huge Rheinfels castle ruins and the castle hotel of the same name.
This is followed by the descent to St. Goar over many steps, where the stage changes near the train station above the old town.
Why is it so beautiful on the Rhine? You should be able to answer this question by now at the latest.
Philipp reports on his travel blog JOURNICATION of experiences and adventures from all over the world. He has already traveled to over 95 countries, but is still deeply connected to his homeland: a small village opposite the Loreley rock in the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley.
Hiking trails in Germany - south
Hiking in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Most people know Rothenburg ob der Tauber with its towers and half-timbered houses. The fact that you can also hike there with a great view may be new. In October 2019 (perfect time of year!) During our visit we have the hiking trails W4 and W6 for about 13 km long hike combined. It starts at the town hall, but the signs only begin outside the city wall. You start to the Plönlein and on to the Spitalturm. Behind it, the path markings start on red signs.
After a short stretch of road, a fairly steep downhill path takes you on a narrow path and then continues along the Tauber and later above the Tauber with a slight incline. You can also shorten the path (W4) in the direction of the Gipsmühle. Almost the entire W4 leads through forest - only the beginning in Rothenburg and the last part back, where it goes steeply up, not. There is also no place to stop here.
At the Gipsmühle we leave the W4 and continue on the W6, the panorama path. In between it is a little steeper uphill and the last part to Rothenburg is very steep. In between, however, there is a dream view of Rothenburg with its towers and a hiking trail on the edge of the forest and through the forest. There are refreshment stops at the kiosk in the climbing garden (with toilet) and shortly before Rothenburg in the beer garden “Unter den Linden”.
Without the break in the beer garden, we were on the road for about 3,5 hours. You can find a description of the hike around Rothenburg ob der Tauber including a link to the Komoot trail above (about 220 meters in altitude).
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Hubert reports on short vacations and pleasure trips in his traveler blog, mainly in German-speaking countries. One focus is on hikes, whether circular or long-distance hiking (without backpack / luggage). But he also feels at home in cities and on the water. When there are fireworks and culinary delights, it floats on cloud nine.
The Donaufelsen tour in Baden-Württemberg
The Donaufelsen tour in the southwest of the Swabian Alb is one of the Danube Wave premium trails in the Danube England. The day hike is one of our favorite hikes in Baden-Württemberg. The tour is a circular hike, which means it starts and ends at the Beuron Monastery parking lot in the heart of the Danube Valley. It is a good 20 kilometers long and can be done in around 6 hours of walking. The Donaufelsen tour is one of the more demanding hikes, as you have to ascend and descend 600 meters in altitude. It runs partly over rocky terrain and now and then directly along the edge of the rock. Therefore you should be reasonably sure-footed. The hike is easy to do with children, provided they like to walk longer distances. The route is not suitable for pushchairs.
The best time for the Danube Valley hike is roughly between April and the end of October. My favorite season is autumn, when the forests are colored. In winter and even after prolonged rainfall, it is too slippery on the rocks.
The exciting thing about the hike is that the path leads for a long time through the valley along the young Danube, and then climbs up to the rocks via narrow paths. From up there are views of the river and the rocks. We like to take a backpack vesper and something to grill with, but there are also several places to stop along the way. We love the Jägerhaus, which is romantically located in the valley. There are Danube Wave cakes that you should definitely try.
You can find the hiking route to our favorite tour with tips in our article about the Donaufelsen tour on the Swabian Alb.
Sanne was practically born with a love for hiking and nature. She loves to explore her homeland, Baden-Württemberg. On her family travel blog Travelsanne, she makes people want to travel, hike and experience nature with children and teenagers.
Hike on the Kocher-Jagst-Trail
Most people will probably agree on one thing - summer 2020 is the opportunity to take a vacation in your own country and explore all the great things there is to explore in your home region. I have also used the last few months intensively to get to know my home around Crailsheim in southern Germany better and through this I became aware of the Kocher-Jagst-Trail, which for me is one of the best hikes in Germany.
The Kocher-Jagst-Trail is a network of more than 200 kilometers, which connects the cities of Ellwangen, Schwäbisch Hall and Crailsheim along the Jagst and Kocher rivers. However, you don't have to cover the whole way, you can choose one of the stages. For example, I have the small town Ellwangen (Jagst) used as a starting point to walk the first stage of the Bühlersteig of the Kocher-Jagst-Trail, from Ellwangen via Hohenberg to Willa (Rosenberg), from where a bus will bring you back to Ellwangen. The 16-kilometer hiking trail is relatively flat and not demanding, but offers a great mix of forest, fields, meadows and lakes. Especially in spring and summer, when the sun is shining, you can enjoy the great landscape. You will pass small towns and villages. However, it is best to take your own provisions with you - or you can stop by Ellwangen after your return trip.
By the way, you can of course also cover other parts of the trail or spend the night on the route - you can practically put together your optimal hiking route yourself, because the Kocher-Jagst-Trail can be designed very flexibly. Have lots of fun with it!
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The 5-Seidla-Steig in Franconian Switzerland
I did a particularly beautiful hike in autumn because I was on the "5-Seidla-Steig“In Franconian Switzerland. This hiking trail connects forest and meadow landscapes with five Franconian breweries. For this reason it is the perfect combination of hiking and Franconian enjoyment. I started my hiking tour in Egloffstein because I stayed there. You can just as easily start the hiking trail at Weißenohe train station, Graefenberg train station or in Thuisbrunn. Depending on how long you want to hike, a tour of 10 km with a stop at the breweries is recommended. The round trip then leads to the train stations Graefenberg (17 km) or Weißenohe (19 km). From both train stations there is also the possibility to return with the Graefenbergbahn every hour at the weekend.
I would describe the hiking tour as easy and family-friendly, because there are only slight and shorter inclines on the way. Nevertheless, you should wear sturdy shoes for the field, forest and meadow paths. You don't have to have a picnic with you, as there are opportunities to stop for refreshments on the hiking trail, where you can not only have Franconian beer but also a snack. Incidentally, on the way you walk a bit on the Frankenweg (see photo). Since I really like autumn as a season of the year with its colorful foliage and I had sunny and warm weather on my hike at the end of September, I would recommend autumn. Certainly the trail is just as beautiful at any other time of the year.
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Winter hike to the Dreisessel
We have often had the three armchair in the Bavarian forest visited and explored hiking trails of various lengths there. Last year we were in our old home for Christmas and really wanted to see a snowy landscape, because it just didn't want to snow in Munich. So we decided to go on a hike to the Dreisessel, which at this time of year almost without exception offers a fairytale-like snow landscape.
We parked in the upper parking lot on Dreisesselstrasse and from here we already had a view of the Alps. We hiked along the tar road with a moderate incline and unforgettable impressions to the Dreisessel rock right next to the inn. Of course, we also climbed the steps on this rock to enjoy the view of the valley. We continued on the winter hiking trail to the Bischof Neumann Chapel, which is carved into the stone. A little further, steps lead to the summit cross on the Hochstein, from which you can enjoy an all-round panorama. On the whole way we were not only accompanied by the bizarre rock formations for which the mountain is known, but also moved in a winter landscape with snow-covered and frozen trees. We didn't expect such a landscape.
The total distance is almost 1,5 km and there are 90 meters of altitude to be mastered in the ascent. It takes 1 hour to walk from the parking lot to the summit cross. The mountain inn on the Dreisessel is open daily from 09 a.m. to 00 p.m.
Tina and Manfred write a lot about vacation destinations in Germany and Europe on their travel blog. But you can also find inspiration and planning tips for trips to Asia and Africa. Anyone looking for further suggestions for hikes in the Bavarian forest will also find what they are looking for on Urlaubreise.blog.
Mountain tour to the Schrecksee in the Allgäu - hiking trail from Hinterstein
The tour to the Schrecksee starts in Hinterstein near Hindelang in the Allgäu. At the end of the village there is the “Auf der Höh” car park. Alternatively, you can take the bus from Hindelang to Hinterstein. You can take the bus to the Auele power station at the start of the tour (or you can walk straight from the parking lot). From there it's 900 meters in altitude to Schrecksee. The ascent takes 2:45 hours. Most of the way leads steeply upwards. It literally goes over hill and dale. After about an hour it is a little more level across alpine meadows. From here on there is no more shadow. Then it goes again steeply to the lake.
The sight of the Schrecksee lets you quickly forget all exertions on arrival. With this look you will understand why this is my most beautiful hike. The lake is at 1.800 meters and is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Allgäu. The Schrecksee is surrounded by a meadow and invites you to have a picnic. If you want, you can also take a dip in the lake.
Either the same path leads downwards or, as an alternative, the Jubiläumsweg directly to Hinterstein.
The tour is rather difficult and you need to be in good shape. It's best to start the tour early in the morning. Then you have enough time for the hike. The tour lasts 5-6 hours. Pack enough to eat and drink. There is no place to stop. The best season is from summer to late autumn. There may still be snow in the spring.
The tour on the blog: Tour from Hinterstein to the Schrecksee in the Allgäu High Alps
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Hike from Schwangau to the Rohrkopfhütte
Around Füssen in the Allgäu there are opportunities for all kinds of outdoor activities. Many lakes and meadows make nature an experience there. And no matter where you look - mountain landscapes all around.
We made our most beautiful hike from the Tegelbergbahn near Schwangau up to the Rohrkopfhütte.
The tour is about 10 kilometers long, takes a total of three hours if you hike without interruption and there are around 500 meters of altitude to overcome. This makes it ideal for beginners. We took almost a day for the tour, including a stop, as there are so many views to enjoy.
The starting point is the first parking lot on the left after the bridge at the Tegelbergbahn. From there you follow the signs to the Drehhütte or Rohrkopfhütte. The path, which is well developed, meanders evenly to the destination.
Once at the top, you can stop in the Rohrkopfhütte for a hearty Bavarian meal and have a fresh cold drink. The highlight of the hut is the view of Neuschwanstein Castle.
For the descent, which is quite steep, we recommend hiking sticks. Just follow the signs down to the Tegelberg valley station.
More details on this Hike and bike tours around Füssen You can also find out more on the travel blog Empfehlbar.de.
Oliver has been writing about his travels around the world on his travel blog since 2013. You will also find travel tips and reports on experiences and city trips there.
Hiking trail at the Königssee - the Malerwinkel circular trail
The Königssee is one of the most popular excursion destinations in Germany. A popular hiking route with a view of the Konigssee is the Malerwinkel circular route.
This circular route is 3,5 km long and starts at the lake Koenigssee on the left side by the boat houses. Thanks to the signposting, the path is hard to miss. First of all, the Malerwinkel circular route leads past the Malerwinkel Cafe, where you can marvel at the Königssee for the first time from a little further up and where you can stop off to strengthen yourself.
At the first junction on the right you will reach the Malerwinkel viewpoint on the north bank of the Königsee. The view from this point is hard to describe. From here you will be able to see the pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä and a beautiful mountain landscape.
The Malerwinkel circular route then continues through the mixed forest. There you have the opportunity, if you go to the right, to make a detour to the Rabenwand. There is also a lookout point on the Königssee. If you make this detour, it's 4,7 kilometers of circular route. Then the path leads back to the valley station of the Jennerbahn.
The circular route is suitable for all age groups, including families with children and prams. Even in winter this hiking trail is cleared and strewn and invites you to go on a winter hike. The running time with the detour to the Rabenwand is about 2:15 hours.
Since the Malerwinkel circular trail is one of the easiest hiking trails on the Königssee, it can also be busy here. We therefore recommend that you start your hike early in the morning in order to be able to enjoy the circular hike in peace.
Valentin and Jasmin love hiking and traveling. They prefer to travel with their backpacks in Southeast Asia or Europe and share their experiences on their travel blog Vakuya.
Crossing the Untersberg
Nothing characterizes and shapes the area around Berchtesgaden and Salzburg as strongly as the Untersberg, around which myths and legends are entwined. The Untersberg massif not only offers alpine flora and fauna, but also triumphs with a 360 ° view of the surrounding mountains. Even the Dalai Lama paid tribute to the mountain and called it the “heart chakra of Europe”. But regardless of this idea, the mountain exerts a magic and charm on many people.
The first stage goal on this hike is that Störhaus, which lies a little below the Berchtesgadener Hochthron at 1894 m altitude in a nature reserve. From here one succumbs to the view of the region and the food, so that one likes to linger here. The Störhaus is open from June to September and also offers overnight accommodation. After climbing the summit of the Berchtesgadener Hochthron, continue crossing the plateau to the Salzburger Hochthron. The crossing leads over a path, past alpine nature and chamois to the Untersberg cable car, where there are also refreshment stops. The descent can be done either via the Dopplersteig, the Reitsteig or comfortably with the cable car.
The tour can of course also be walked the other way round. If you want to extend this a bit, you can also combine the crossing with a path through the Almbachklamm near Marktschellenberg, which is definitely worth a trip too.
- Start: Hintergern hiking car park
- Length: about 13 km
- Duration: about 6 hours
- Elevation gain: approx. 1300 m
- Difficulty: difficult, alpine terrain, sure-footedness essential
- Refreshments in the Störhaus, at the summit of the Berchtesgadener Hochthron
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Adventure & Mo is a family outdoor blog on which you can find hiking tips and excursion destinations for the area around Salzburg and Berchtesgaden.
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