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

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
  • Rheinhessen – Nahe – Nordpfalzer Bergland Kompass 831
  • Rheinhessen – Nahe – Nordpfälzer Bergland (No. 831), 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,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 68 Ausseerland - Ennstal - Tauplitz | Kompass
  • Die 4in1 Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarten aus den Top-Wanderregionen sind mit einer zusätzlichen Karte im Detailmaßstab ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor und die kostenlose App für unterwegs gibt es auch noch dazu. Das bildet die perfekte Grundlage für die... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lübeck - Wismar 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 12
  • Lübeck – Wismar 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 1:35,000.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Titisee-Neustadt Kompass 893
  • Titisee-Neustadt (No. 893), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 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 Germany and the... Read more
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
  • 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
  • Oberstdorf - Kleinwalsertal Kompass 03
  • Oberstdorf - Kleinwalsertal area in 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 Germany... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • City Maps Prenzlauer Berg Bezirk Germany
  • City Maps Prenzlauer Berg Bezirk Germany is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • City Maps Prenzlauer Berg Bezirk Germany
  • City Maps Prenzlauer Berg Bezirk Germany is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Fernsehen im Wandel
  • Unter der allgemeinen Fragestellung, ob Fernsehen Fernsehen bleibt, orientieren sich die kritisch-reflektierenden Beiträge aus Wissenschaft und Praxis an Problemen, Perspektiven sowie Allianzen alter wie neuer Akteure auf den jungen Distributionskanälen Mobile- und IPTV. Die sich im Rahmen der Digitalisierung der Übertragungswege und rasch... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Fernsehen im Wandel
  • Unter der allgemeinen Fragestellung, ob Fernsehen Fernsehen bleibt, orientieren sich die kritisch-reflektierenden Beiträge aus Wissenschaft und Praxis an Problemen, Perspektiven sowie Allianzen alter wie neuer Akteure auf den jungen Distributionskanälen Mobile- und IPTV. Die sich im Rahmen der Digitalisierung der Übertragungswege und rasch... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking the Woods and the Water
  • In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking the Woods and the Water
  • In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Dialektliteratur in Deutschland Und Italien
  • Wozu verfasst ein Dichter sein Werk in einem Lokaldialekt? Sind Lokalpatriotismus und der volksp dagogisch begr ndete Wille zur inhaltlichen Restriktion die ausschlaggebende Motivation oder darf man nicht schon sehr fr hzeitig genuin poetisch-experimentelle Absichten vermuten? Diese Studie sucht u.a. im Werk Johann Wolfgang Goethes und Johann... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Dialektliteratur in Deutschland Und Italien
  • Wozu verfasst ein Dichter sein Werk in einem Lokaldialekt? Sind Lokalpatriotismus und der volksp dagogisch begr ndete Wille zur inhaltlichen Restriktion die ausschlaggebende Motivation oder darf man nicht schon sehr fr hzeitig genuin poetisch-experimentelle Absichten vermuten? Diese Studie sucht u.a. im Werk Johann Wolfgang Goethes und Johann... Read more
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids 35000 Hikeline Schwäbische Alb West | 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! Wandern auf der Schwäbischen Alb ist mehr als Bewegung, abschalten ist hier ganz einfach möglich. Ein Hauch von Albwacholder in der Nase,... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kurhessisches Bergland
  • Kurhessisches Bergland area the German state of Hesse, stretching across both sides of the Fulda River between Kassel and Amöneburg, on a contoured, GPS compatible recreational map at 1:50,000 with cartography identical to the standard topographic survey of Germany and extensive additional overprint highlighting numerous local and long-distance... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Naturpark Mass - Schwalm - Nette 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 62
  • Naturpark Mass - Schwalm – Nette 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 interval... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Germany ADAC Maxi Road Atlas 2020/2021
  • The new ADAC Germany MaxiAtlas combines clarity and clear cartography. With the generous scale of 1:150,000, the driver finds even the smallest roads and paths with few glances. Good legibility characterize the urban thoroughfare maps on a scale of 1:75 000. The city maps on a scale of 1:15 000 show not only the smallest streets, but also... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Germany ADAC Maxi Road Atlas 2022/2023
  • The new ADAC Germany MaxiAtlas combines clarity and clear cartography. With the generous scale of 1:150,000, the driver finds even the smallest roads and paths with few glances. Good legibility characterize the urban thoroughfare maps on a scale of 1:75 000. The city maps on a scale of 1:15 000 show not only the smallest streets, but also... 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • International Dollard Route - German Fehn Route Bikeline Map-Guide
  • 429kms of cycle routes in the northernmost part of the German /Dutch borderlands around the Ems estuary presented by Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:50,000. 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
  • Hanover F&B
  • Indexed street map of Hanover at 1:20,000 from Freytag & Berndt with an enlargement of central Hanover at 1:10,000. Mapping is bright, colourful and clear, with one-way streets shown, as well as the S-bahn, bus and tram networks with stops clearly indicated.Points of interest such as Hanover’s 40 theatres, the Historic Museum, and parks are... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Spreewald - NP Dahme-Heideseen 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 29
  • Spreewald - NP Dahme-Heideseen area of eastern 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. Coverage includes Goslar and Wernigerode.Maps in this series are at a... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Munich - Augsburg - Erding - Ingolstadt - Landshut ADAC Street Atlas
  • Munich 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
  • Schelswig-Holstein South Cycling Region Bikeline Map-Guide
  • Cycling routes in the southern part of Schelswig-Holstein presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:75,000. The guide covers two long-distance trails: a circuit around the Holstein Schweiz plus, further south, the medieval Old Salt Road trade route which runs on well-maintained bike paths along the Elbe-Lübeck canal from... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fränkische Alb Central
  • Fränkische Alb Central (No. 175), 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 Germany... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 175 Mittlere Fränkische Alb | Kompass
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheftmit zahlreichen Farbfotos... Read more
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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
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