Some of the Festivals In Germany

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Some Festivals in Germany There’s more to German festivals than the Oktoberfest. Why not combine your hike with a trip to coincide with one of the festivals in Germany – or vice versa? Here are some suggestions. 1) Rhine in Flames – Nights of Bengal Fire

A night of fireworks on the Seven Mountains. Ideal if you are on a business trip in Cologne or hiking on the Rheinsteig.

2) Kulmbach Bierfest

Some of the Festivals In Germany

The Rheinsteig Hiking Trail

"View from the top of a Rheinsteig hiking trail"

Hiking in Germany

 

The Rheinsteig Hiking Trail Trail

A very, very long 320 km from Bonn in the north (near Cologne) to Wiesbaden in the south (near Frankfurt) in 23 stages. Who has time for that? Which is why I strongly recommend to concentrate on the views-and-castles-galore central stretch between Koblenz and Rüdesheim on stages 12 to 19.

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The Rheinsteig hiking trail– showy, high-profile and glamorous – is, in many

The Rheinsteig Hiking Trail

A Black Forest Hike

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Hiking in Germany A Black Forest Hike The Black Forest offers varied hiking trails to those going hiking in Germany. This is one of them. Laurel tells us about one she did.

A guest post by Laurel Robbins

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This Black Forest hike is a circuit hike near Freiburg in the southern Black Forest that leads to a waterfall offering good views of the valleys and a glimpse into farm life

A Black Forest Hike

Oktoberfest And Easy Hiking

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Hiking in Germany Oktoberfest and Easy Hiking Altmuehltal-Panoramaweg

Trail

200 km in 10 stages from Gunzenhausen to Kelheim, an east-west stretch between Nuremberg and Munich (home of the Oktoberfest) in Bavaria, the southeastern corner of Germany.

The western half of the hiking trail (the five stages west of Eichstätt) is easily accessible by train. The service operates hourly and allows you to commute freely between various towns along the trail.

Oktoberfest And Easy Hiking

Hiking Eifelsteig in Germany

Hiking in Germany Hiking Eifelsteig

Trail

In 2008, sections of several older German hiking trails through the rural and underdeveloped Eifel region (southwest of Cologne, near the German-Belgian border) were patched together to form the continuous Eifelsteig: 300 km, divided into 15 stages, from Aachen to Trier.

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The Eifel is different from other easy hiking areas in other, more subtle ways. Many German regions, particularly in the

Hiking Eifelsteig in Germany

Hiking The Siebengebirge

Hiking in Germany Hiking the Siebengebirge or Seven Mountains Range The Siebengebirge, the “Seven Mountains Range”, is said to have been the place where Siegfried – the hero of the Nibelungenlied and Wagner’s Ring cycle – learned the Art of Warcraft from the treacherous Mime and where he eventually slayed the dragon.

It is also rumoured to be the “land of the 7 mountains” where according to an ancient folk myth 7 miners of small

Hiking The Siebengebirge

Hiking the Black Forest Gateway in Oppenau

"Amalia Kalinca hiking in Blackforest Germany"

This is a guest contribution from Amalia, a young Romanian girl who discovered a “liking for hiking” in Germany while studying in the city of Freiburg. This is the story of a trip where she got more hiking than she actually bargained for.

A guest Post by Amalia Kalinca The Black Forest Gateway in Oppenau

If you are a beginner or not yet keen on hiking, this short trip into

Hiking the Black Forest Gateway in Oppenau

Rennsteig – Germany’s Oldest Hiking Trail

Hiking in Germany Germany’s Oldest Hiking Trail The Rennsteig

The Trail

Rennsteig: 169 km along the ridge of the Thuringian Forest, from Hörschel in the North to Blankenstein in the South.

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TheRennsteig is the oldest of all German hiking trails. There is apparently a document from 1330 which mentions a Thuringian rynnestig, which, as anybody must admit, is indeed near enough.

Until the 19th century, the

Rennsteig – Germany’s Oldest Hiking Trail

Hiking Hermannshoehen In Germany

Hermannshöhen -two old hiking trails Eggeweg and Hermannsweg knocked together to establish a single easy hiking trail in Northwest Germany.

Hiking Hermannshoehen In Germany

The Black Forest Westweg

Hiking in Germany The Black Forest Westweg The Trail

Westweg: 13 stages and 280 km through theBlack Forest, from Pforzheim in the North to the Swiss city of Basel in the South.

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The Black Forest is the most famous of all German Mittelgebirge (literally “mountains of medium size”), the country’s sub-Alpine mountain ranges. It is certainly the largest such range (with 12,000 square km/4,600 square miles) and the highest. The

The Black Forest Westweg