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Hiking in the German Alps

Explore the best of the beautiful Bavarian Alps on foot.

Part of the central range of the Alps, this mountain range stretches along the south of the country running beside the border between Germany and Austria. Whether you have no hiking experience or a lot, you’ll be able to find a trail to suit you here. 

Top hiking trips | German Alps:


What people are saying about these trips

Jennifer Dent


August, 2019

1-day Hiking tour around Garmisch (Bavaria)

Rudi is an experienced mountaineer with a great deal of knowledge about the area and trails available. He coordinated closely with me to determine my skill level and objective for the hike. It was an absolutely terrific day.

Sergei Orel


July, 2019

Garmisch – Meran Alps hut to hut hiking tour

Explore-Share took advantage of my inexperience. I had asked for a beginner level trip, instead, they recommended me a rather advanced trip. Neither Explore-Share nor the guide were forthcoming with information until the very last moment. The guide sold my participation to another outfit about a week before the trip. Neither Explore-Share neither the guide are trustworthy and can be relied upon in making arrangements.


There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Germany

You cannot go to this part of Germany without enjoying the Bavarian culture. Eat local bratwurst or sample some German beer. Then learn more about the fascinating history of the region.


Good to know:

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Best time to visit

May through September

How to get there

Fly to Munich airport then take a transfer or drive to the mountains


Average daytime temperatures ranging from 17-25 degrees celsius from May-September. The winters are considerably colder

More info about Hiking in German Alps:

If you’re looking for a strenuous challenge, a hut to hut trek on Mount Watzmann (2713 m) is a good idea. The tallest mountain Zugspitze (2,962 meters) is also a great place to hike. There were many gentle hikes in these areas. The Berchtesgaden National Park with its stunning gorges and scenery also has some great hiking trails to check out

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