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Long-distance hikes in Germany

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Germany has a large number of long-distance hiking trails in store for hiking enthusiasts. Hikers with particularly good physical condition venture, for example, to the Eifelsteig, the Maximiliansweg through the Ammergau Alps and the Bavarian Prealps or even the longest long-distance hiking trail, the Goldsteig with a distance of 660 km. But also the stages of the Rothaar- or Rheinsteig have a lot to offer in terms of landscape and culture.
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The 10 Most Beautiful long-distance hikes in Germany

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Long-Distance Hiking · Eifel
Eifelsteig (Aachen - Trier)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route
1
317.6 km
93:35 h
6,863 m
6,874 m
Where rock and water accompany you: The long-distance hiking trail leads in 15 stages from the imperial city of Aachen (Kornelimünster) to the Roman city of Trier over 313 kilometers.
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Long-Distance Hiking · Thuringia
Fernwanderweg - Rennsteig - Von Hörschel nach Blankenstein - Thüringer Wald
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route Open
3
169.3 km
44:45 h
2,502 m
2,323 m
Ob man ihn von Hörschel nach Blankenstein erwandert oder umgekehrt … Ob in 4, 6 oder 8 Etappen ... Ob mit oder ohne Gepäck auf dem Rücken... Eins ist sicher: einmal im Leben muss es der Rennsteig sein, denn Rennsteigwandern ist – natürlich... kultig!
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Long-Distance Hiking
The Rheinsteig
Premium content Difficulty moderate Multistage route
1
327.5 km
102:00 h
10,093 m
10,064 m
On varied paths, the Rheinsteig leads through the narrow valleys of the Rhine. Between Bonn, Koblenz and Wiesbaden there are spectacular views of the culture and landscape of the Rhine valley.
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Long-Distance Hiking
Rothaarsteig
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route Open
7
154.7 km
97:00 h
3,064 m
3,291 m
Was lieben Sie am Wandern am meisten? Die Nähe und Idylle der Natur, die aktive Entspannung, die unüberhörbare Stille, den Duft der Jahreszeiten, die kleinen Wunder am Wegesrand, den Geschmack frischen Quellwassers, die guten Gespräche? Oder einfach das Wohlgefühl, das sich als Summe all dessen einstellt? Dann herzlich willkommen am Rothaarsteig, dem „Weg der Sinne“. Mitten in Deutschland erdet er auf 154 aussichtsreichen Kilometern Sinne, Geist und Seele und stillt Ihre Sehnsucht nach Geborgenheit. Lernen Sie den Rothaarsteig und seine Gastgeber kennen. Sie werden eine zweite Heimat finden. Versprochen! Übrigens, der Rothaarsteig gehört zu den Top Trails of Germany. In dieser Kooperation haben sich 14 Fernwanderwege in Deutschland zusammengefunden, die maximalen Wandergenuss bieten!  
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Long-Distance Hiking · Black Forest
Albsteig Schwarzwald - Albbruck bis zum Feldberg-Pass
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multistage route Open
4
82.6 km
25:22 h
2,860 m
2,375 m
Auf 83 km führt die Wandertour durch das Tal der Alb entlang des munteren Flüsschens von Albbruck am Hochrhein bis zum Dach des Südschwarzwalds, zum Feldberg und zum Herzogenhorn.
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Hiking route · Erzgebirge/Vogtland
Kammweg Trail Ore Mountains - Vogtland
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route
8
284.5 km
79:10 h
6,115 m
6,279 m
True, there are regions that are more famous, as are their long-distance hiking trails. But it’s also what makes the Kammweg trail so charming. Whispering fir trees instead of noisy metropolises, livestock instead of stock exchange, and picturesque villages instead of tourism hot spots. “Glück auf!”, as the German miners say to wish each other good luck before going underground. On more than 285 kilometres, the Kammweg trail crosses the Ore Mountains and the Vogtland. Whether you want to hike the whole tour or only a section for a few days – the Kammweg trail is an all-rounder! The Kammweg trail gave us the chance to really experience what we were doing. In these high-speed modern times, we found peace of mind and our very own rhythm. And very slowly, we realized that quicker is not always better. Sabine M. and Joachim L.
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Long-Distance Hiking · Fichtelgebirge
The Goldsteig - The Southern Route
recommended route Difficulty moderate
354.7 km
105:00 h
7,169 m
7,389 m
The Goldsteig trail extends to the edge of the Upper Palatinate Forest and then splits into two variants. The southern route runs across the charming mountain ranges of the Anterior Bavarian Forest to Passau, it lines up peak after peak, leads through the national park, along the Bohemian border, to the Dreisessel and from there on to Passau.
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Long-Distance Hiking · Lüneburger Heide
Heidschnuckenweg
Premium content Difficulty moderate
9
222.4 km
60:00 h
1,004 m
943 m
From north to south – once through the Lüneburg Heath.
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Long-Distance Hiking · Allgäu
Maximiliansweg
Premium content Difficulty difficult
407.6 km
150:00 h
19,495 m
19,314 m
The long-distance hiking trail named after King Maximilian II of Bavaria leads from Lindau on Lake Constance once across the state to Berchtesgaden.
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Long-Distance Hiking
Alpine crossing on E5 – From Oberstdorf to Meran
Premium content Difficulty difficult Multistage route
60
173.9 km
36:00 h
8,255 m
8,943 m
The classic alpine crossing: 6-day tour on the route E5 from Oberstdorf to Meran through the beautiful alpine terrain.
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AhrSteig Stage 4: Insul - Kreuzberg by Kalle
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RheinBurgenWeg – Complete Trail (South - North) by Marion
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RheinBurgenWeg Stage 13: Remagen - Rolandseck (South - North) by Marion
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