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Hiking in Bavaria: The most beautiful hiking trails

Breathtaking views are guaranteed on every hike - whether in the middle of the Allgäu or in the heart of Franconia. In Bavaria there are countless hiking trails for every level. We present some of the most beautiful hiking routes in Bavaria.


Breathtaking views are guaranteed on every hike - whether in the middle of the Allgäu or in the heart of Franconia. There are countless hiking trails in Bavaria for every level. With friends, with the family or alone: Hiking in Bavaria will enchant you with beautiful landscapes. We have put together four beautiful hikes for you.

Off to the gorge adventure near Starnberg

Perfectly suited for a family hike: The hiking trail into the Maisinger Gorge leads past extensive meadows, through mixed forests and meanders along the Maisinger Bach stream. The intermediate destination on the way to the village of Maising: the impressive several meters vertically towering Nagelfluh rocks.

Rambling in the Maisinger Canyon near Starnberg

Traces from the ice age: To the south-west of Starnberg lies the Maisinger Canyon, eroded by the last ice age.
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Hike around the largest natural lake in Allgäu

A lake tour with absolute panoramic views: On the hike around the Großer Alpsee near Immenstadt you can observe rare animal and plant species and discover an impressive waterfall. In other words, everything your nature heart desires. Plan about three and a half hours of walking time for the eleven-kilometer-long circular trail.

Großer Alpsee, the multifaceted nature experience in the Upper Allgäu: the Great Alpsee Loop Trail

The Great Alpsee Circuit around the largest natural lake in the Upper Allgäu is the perfect hiking event for families. The beginners' tour around the Großer Alpsee guarantees unforgettable panoramic views and rare natural highlights. Travel relaxed and cheap with the Bayern-Ticket.
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Altmühltal Panorama Trail: Enjoy Middle Franconia's landscapes

The Altmühltal Panoramaweg is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Germany. One section of the Panorama Trail leads through beautiful Middle Franconia: from Treuchtlingen to Pappenheim. The tour is considered relaxed, the landscapes spectacular. Discover now!

The Altmühltalweg trail

Spectacular and blissfully convenient: The "Altmühltalweg" that runs between Pappenheim and Treuchtlingen is a trail with added convenience, as it leads from station to station.
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Nesselwang: a hike for the whole family

Nesselwang in the Allgäu region makes the hearts of hiking fans of all ages beat faster: on the 1,575-meter summit, which you can reach with the Alpspitzbahn, there are suitable tours for families as well as for mountain professionals. Particularly recommended for families: the Nesselwanger symbol trail Gipfelglück, which is 4.8 kilometers perfect for young and old to hike in Bavaria.

Nesselwang: an Allgäu hiking trail for all the family

"Peak happiness" for you and yours. Use the Alpspitzbahn cable car to ascend to 1,575 m, take in the panoramic view of the Allgäu region, and descend via the chain of hikers' huts.
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Dillberg: Enjoy unique views with the whole family

A hiker's paradise in the middle of the Nuremberg region: from the Dillberg, you have an impressive panoramic view of Middle Franconia and the Bavarian Jura Mountains. A highlight of the hike: the 70-meter-long and freely accessible Bucher Cave, which you can explore with all its ramifications. By the way, at the end of the hikes, a variety of restaurants await you for a well-deserved refreshment! Because hiking in Bavaria makes you hungry!

Dillberg: Hiking with excellent views

Idea for a day trip with a change of air: the Dillberg. Enjoy the view of the Nuremberg region on the border between Upper Palatinate and Franconia!
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Fünf-Seidla-Steig: A beer hike in Franconia

Beer enjoyment and hiking pleasures await you on the Fünf-Seidla-Steig in southern Franconian Switzerland. The tour, which goes from Weißenohe to Gräfenberg, takes you across blooming meadows, through shady forests and to five private breweries that invite you to enjoy a Seidla beer and a snack in their rustic inns and cozy beer gardens.

Fünf-Seidla-Steig®: hike through the homeland of Franconia's speciality beers

Forests and fields, great beer and irresistible food: Franconian Switzerland is home to the Fünf-Seidla-Steig® hiking trail that takes you through a beautiful landscape as you visit local breweries.
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