• Auf dem Fernwanderweg E5 in von Oberstdorf (Bayern) nach Meran (Südtirol)
    Auf dem Fernwanderweg E5 in von Oberstdorf (Bayern) nach Meran (Südtirol) Photo: Chris Holgersson, @chrisholgersson / unsplash.com

Long-distance hikes in Bavaria

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Bavaria. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful long-distance hikes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful long-distance hikes in Bavaria

View from Seescharte, on the right the peak Silberspitze
Long distance hiking trail
Alpine crossing on E5 – From Oberstdorf to Meran
Premium content Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
60
173.9 km
36:00 h
8,255 m
8,943 m
The classic alpine crossing: 6-day tour on the route E5 from Oberstdorf to Meran through the beautiful alpine terrain.
Rifugio Viel dal Pan
Long distance hiking trail
Dream Path Munich-Venice (whole route)
Premium content Difficulty difficult
1
578.4 km
192:05 h
24,998 m
25,483 m
The over 550 km long "Dream Trail" is one of the most famous long-distance hiking trails in the Alpine region. It connects two European cultural metropolises - Munich and Venice.
Long distance hiking trail · Bergstraße
Nibelungensteig: From Zwingenberg to Freudenberg am Main
Premium content Difficulty moderate
4
129.9 km
42:00 h
3,855 m
3,813 m
A natural and challenging hike takes us from Zwingenberg along the mountain road through the entire Odenwald forest in the footsteps of the Nibelungs, who, according to legend, also passed through the Odenwald on their way to the Hun empire.
Etappe 4: Im Hafen von Lindau.
Long distance hiking trail · Bodensee
Lake Constance circular trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate
2
271.3 km
90:00 h
1,525 m
1,524 m
Der Bodensee Rundweg führt einmal komplett um den See und erschließt dabei zahlreiche Sehenswürdigkeiten an den Ufern von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz.
From the highest point of the plateau we have a view of the Arberhütte and Lam.
Long distance hiking trail · Fichtelgebirge
The Goldsteig - The Northern Route
Premium content Difficulty moderate closed
1
405.9 km
124:00 h
10,238 m
10,452 m
The Goldsteig trail extends to the edge of the Upper Palatinate Forest and then splits into two variants. The southern route runs across the charming mountain ranges of the Bavarian Forest as far as Passau. The northern route described here strings together summit after summit, leads through the National Park, along the Bohemian border, to the Dreisessel and from there on to Passau.
Ötztaler Alpen vom Saykogel
Long distance hiking trail
Alpenüberquerung vom Walchensee zum Iseosee - L1 Variante "L1S"
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
2
405.7 km
170:00 h
28,200 m
28,800 m
Anspruchsvolle Tour voller landschaftlicher Höhepunkte und überwiegend abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade. In 27 Tagesetappen von Bayern über Tirol und Südtirol in die Lombardei.
Blick von Kühroint hinüber zum Watzmannhaus auf dem Falzkopf
Long distance hiking trail · Berchtesgaden Alps
Die Watzmanntour - Die vielleicht schönste und vielseitigste Wanderung von Hütte zu Hütte im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
3
52.6 km
20:02 h
3,868 m
3,868 m
Die vielleicht schönste und vielseitigste Wanderung von Hütte zu Hütte in den Ostalpen - Vom Königsee bis auf die Gipfel des Watzmanns führt uns diese Vier-Tages- Wanderung von Hütte zu Hütte im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden.
Improvisierte Brücken.
Long distance hiking trail · Spessart-Mainland
Eselsweg
Premium content Difficulty moderate
1
111 km
35:00 h
1,692 m
1,747 m
Fast ausschließlich durch dichten Laubwald, ohne Täler und kaum Ortschaften zu berühren, zieht sich dieser Weg stets in einer Höhe von 400 bis 500 Metern von Schlüchtern im Nordwesten quer durch den Spessart bis nach Großheubach am Main im Südwesten.
Donaudurchbruch bei Kelheim
Long distance hiking trail · Franconian Lakes District
Altmühltal Panorama Trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate
1
202.8 km
55:00 h
4,034 m
4,107 m
This 200 km long long-distance hiking trail bears the "Wanderbares Deutschland" quality seal and is characterised by diverse cultural and natural landscapes.
Long distance hiking trail · Thüringer Wald
Frankenweg - from the Rennsteig to the Swabian Alb
Premium content Difficulty moderate
1
498.9 km
138:32 h
9,387 m
9,377 m
On just under 500 km, the Franconian Way takes us from the north of Franconia on 21 eventful stages to the Altmühltal Nature Park.
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Passau - Salzburg by Hannes
November 28, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? October 23, 2022
Albschäferweg - Wandern auf der Schwäbischen Alb by Marius.
September 10, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 03, 2022
3-Tages Hüttentour im Bergsteigerdorf Kreuth by alex
August 27, 2022 · Community
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