The Way of the Wire

German Hiking Trails The Drahthandelsweg One of the things that mark out hiking trails in Germany is their attention to detail. German hiking trails are carefully routed, making sure that you take in the best views and everything of interest along the way from pre-historic caves to breeding grounds of rare species.

For some trails, however, even that is not enough: these trails link their route with something that has happened some time

The Way of the Wire

The Malerweg Hiking Trail For Painters

Hiking in Germany Malerweg – The Hiking Trail for Painters Trail

The Malerweg, 8 stages of altogether 112 km in east Germany. This hiking trail for painters follows the Elbe eastwards (upstream) from Pirna to Schmilka (at the German-Czech border) where it crosses the river and leads you all the way back to Pirna on the left bank.

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Malerweg means Painters’ Route, and the trail, unsurprisingly, is strong on picturesque

The Malerweg Hiking Trail For Painters