Germany

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Black Forest - by Henk Nouws

If ever any country takes pride in its romantic legacy, it must be Germany. Put on your hiking boots and headphones and enter the realm of Wagner, Brahms and Schumann, walking through the land of Rhine and Danube, of traditional half-timbered houses, mighty castles and ancient taverns serving excellent food and wine. Most popular hiking destinations are the Black Forest in the southwest, Alsace-Lorraine on the border with France, Bavaria in the south, and forested Thüringen and Harz in central Germany. But there is more to explore. Try an autumn clad Swabian Alb for instance, or spring on the northern island of Rügen.

Not surprisingly, Germany counts over 200 long distance hiking trails, all waymarked and well documented. Walk any European long distance trail, except E2 and E7, and you will pass through Germany! Even if not spectacular in terms of altitude, the varying landscapes can be truly wild and offer wonderful panorama's.

On the negative side, bear in mind that Germany is a modern country. Forests and farmland are exploited efficiently and can be pretty boring.

There are no real difficulties and you can go any time of the year, but higher up snow can make walking difficult in wintertime (and create good opportunities for cross country skiing). Finding food and lodging is never an issue, as mountain huts, hotels, inns and private rooms (Zimmer frei) abound, as do campsites.

Interesting is the current tendency in the country to "certify" trails if they comply to a list of standards. The effect is that some trails get much more attention than other trails. They get the predicate "Premiumweg" or get elected the most beautiful trail of the country. Of course, this does NOT mean that other trails are less interesting. The effect, however, is that while new trails are created, old trails gradually disappear.

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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fischland - Darß - Kühlungsborn 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 13
  • Fischland - Darß - Kühlungsborn area along the Baltic coast of Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Württemberg Winelands Cycle Route (360km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • Württemberg Winelands Cycle Route, a 360-km long cycle trail from Rottenburg on the Neckar across the Tauber Valley to Niederstetten, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Müritz National Park - Waren - Plauer See - Neusterlitz K+F Outdoor Map 16
  • Müritz Lake - Neusterlitz area of eastern Germany’s lake district at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. An inset extends coverage to the Wolin Island in Poland.Maps... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pfälzerwald (Palatinate Forest) 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 24
  • Pfälzerwald, the Palatinate Forest south of Kaiserslautern, at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ausseerland - Ennstal - Tauplitz Kompass 68
  • Map No. 68, Ausseerland, from Kompass, printed on waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper in a series of walking maps of selected areas of Germany at 1:50,000, with hiking routes on a topographic base, various types of accommodation, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. Kompass are Europe’s largest publishers of walking maps,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Schwäbische Alb Ost | Esterbauer
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Die Schwäbische Alb Ost ist ein Landstrich voller Gegensätze: raues Klima im Winter und herrliche Sommer- und Herbsttage. Kleine Dörfer und... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... Read more
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Maps

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  • Upper Danube 53 2018
  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen area of south-western Germany at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
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Stanfords
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  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen K+F Outdoor Map 53
  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen area of south-western Germany at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 53 Outdoorkarte Obere Donau | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen area of south-western Germany at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Hannover 2019
  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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Stanfords
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  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister K+F Outdoor Map 57
  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 57 Outdoorkarte Hannover | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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The Book Depository
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  • Niederrhein / Kleve - Wesel 61 2021
  • Lower Rhine - Kleve - Wesel area in western Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lower Rhine - Kleve - Wesel - Xanten K+F Outdoor Map 61
  • Lower Rhine - Kleve - Wesel area in western Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 61 Outdoorkarte Niederrhein, Kleve - Wesel | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Lower Rhine - Kleve - Wesel area in western Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Lipno Dam F&B WK262
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Moldau/Vltava Reservoir area straddling the border of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Nuremberg - Ansbach - Bamberg - Bayreuth - Erlangen - Fürth ADAC Street Atlas
  • Nürnberg Region Street Atlas in a series of detailed atlases covering the whole of Germany at 1:20,000 with UTM coordinates for GPS navigation, postal codes and public transport, published by ADAC, the country’s largest motoring organization. The plans name all the individual streets and indicate all the main landmarks and public buildings. All... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park (2-map set)
  • Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park on a set of two GPS compatible, topographic recreational maps at 1:50,000 from the survey organizations of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland with cartography identical to the standard topographic survey of Germany but with additional extensive overprint highlighting local and long-distance hiking trails, cycle routes,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Emsland Cycle Tour (297km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • Emsland Cycle Tour, a 297km cycle route between Papenburg and Rheine presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair workshops, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. A... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cologne Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Indexed street map of Cologne at 1:20,000 from Freytag & Berndt with an enlargement of central Cologne at 1:10,000. Mapping is bright, colourful and clear, with one-way streets shown, as well as the U-bahn, bus and tram networks with stops clearly indicated.Points of interest such as Cologne cathedral, the Romano-Germanic museum, theatres and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • EuroVelo 9 Cycle Route: Brno - Vienna - Maribor (550km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • A 550km section of the EuroVelo 9 from Brno in the Czech Republic, across eastern Austria including Vienna, to Maribor in north-eastern Slovenia presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lahn Valley Cycle Route - from Source to Rhine Bikeline Map-Guide
  • Lahn Valley Cycle Route, a 247km long cycle route from the source to the Rhine presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair workshops, recreational facilities, places of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rhine Cycle Route 4 - Cologne to Hoek van Holland Bikeline Map-Guide
  • The Rhine Cycle Route Part 4 – a 442-km long section from Cologne to the North Sea presented by Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair workshops, recreational facilities, places of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cologne - Bonn - Aachen - Koblenz - Leverkusen ADAC Street Atlas
  • Cologne - Bonn Region Street Atlas in a series of detailed atlases covering the whole of Germany at 1:20,000 with UTM coordinates for GPS navigation, postal codes and public transport, published by ADAC, the country’s largest motoring organization. The plans name all the individual streets and indicate all the main landmarks and public... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Märkischer Kreis - Ebbegebirge
  • Märkischer Kreis - Ebbegebirge (No. 749), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of... Read more
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