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A winter hike in Bavaria: dreamlike ideas

From the Allgäu to the Altmühltal: We have put together the most beautiful winter tours in Bavaria for you.

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The versatile hiking trails of Bavaria can also heat up properly on cold winter days: Enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama in the Ammergau Alps, unique chains of hills in the Allgäu or a piece of the Way of St. James in Franconia during a winter hike in Bavaria. We have put together the most beautiful winter hikes for a time out in nature.

Winter wonderland on the Altherrenweg in Oberammergau

You feel like crunching snow sounds under your shoe soles? If your choice falls on the Altherrenweg tour in Oberammergau, the chance of this hiking experience is quite high. Here, winter often shows its snowy side and transforms the landscape into a dreamlike winter wonderland. The approximately ten-kilometer-long circular trail takes you ever-so-slightly uphill and downhill along the mountain. The approximately three-hour hike offers beautiful views of the Ammergau Alps and the Ammer Valley. A wonderful winter experience during your short trip in the Zugspitz region is guaranteed!

Arvis Robalds, Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen

Altherrenweg: A pathway for elderly men? Not at all!

Altherrenweg literally means "old men's path", but with forest streams and wooden sculptures, the hiking trail offers a great experience for walkers of all ages.
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Beautiful views on the Dillberg in Franconia

High up and relaxed walking at the same time on your winter hike in Bavaria? Then the Dillberg in the Nuremberg region is just the right place for you. It measures almost 600 meters and is a must for long-distance view fans. The almost three-hour hike is about six kilometers long and leads you on a slight incline through the picturesque landscape conservation area. If visibility is good, you will be rewarded with an impressive panoramic view on the plateau of the Dillberg. Don't forget binoculars - with a bit of luck you may even catch a glimpse of the Swabian Alb.

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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Panorama hike with impressive finale

A varied and at the same time relaxed hiking experience is guaranteed on the Panorama Trail from Pappenheim to Sonthofen through the beautiful AltmĂĽhl Valley: There, the "Twelve Apostles" await you; an impressive rock formation that is often referred to as Bavaria's most beautiful geotope. The nearly six-kilometer-long route, which leads through Middle Franconia, is particularly worth seeing and is part of the award-winning AltmĂĽhltal Panorama Trail, which stretches for a total of 200 kilometers. This winter hike in Bavaria will delight leisurely walkers and active hikers alike.

AltmĂĽhltal Panoramaweg in Mittelfranken  Naturpark AltmĂĽhltal/Gerd Grimm

Fascinating hike: the AltmĂĽhltal Panorama Trail in Middle Franconia

The various stages of the AltmĂĽhltal Panorama Trail are among the most versatile routes for hiking enthusiasts. The route through Central Franconia is a real nature highlight. The final visit to the "Twelve Apostles" dolomite rocks makes your day trip an unforgettable experience.
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Picturesque meadow winter walk in Allgäu

The meadow walker route is a great way for hikers to get their money's worth. Together with the Wasserläufer tour and the Himmelsstürmer route, it forms the Allgäu hiking trilogy. Because of its rather flat course, the Wiesengänger tour is ideal for a perfect winter walk in Bavaria. Stage two takes you from the historic old town of Kaufbeuren to the Kneipp spa town of Bad Wörishofen after about 6.5 hours of walking. Be enchanted by the picturesque distant view of Allgäu hill ranges, tranquil villages and forests while breathing in the crystal clear mountain air.

Kur- und Tourismusbetrieb Bad Wörishofen

Hiking trip in the Allgäu: From Kaufbeuren to Bad Wörishofen

This spectacular route takes you through the streets of tranquil villages, lush green meadows and bubbling brooks, and will simply take your breath away.
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Family-friendly hike with gorge adventure

The Maisinger Gorge, which was formed during the last Ice Age, is located southwest of Starnberg in the Five Lakes Region. The family-friendly hike "Maisinger-Schluchtweg" leads past extensive meadows, along the Maisinger stream and through varied mixed forests. The nearby Maisinger Lake is perfect in winter for ice skating, curling or for a leisurely 45-minute hike around the lake. The excursion destination is an absolute classic all year round. Let yourself be inspired here:

Durch die Maisinger Schlucht bei Starnberg  gwt Starnberg GmbH

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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Interior views on the Way of St. James through Upper Franconia

Surely you have heard about the Way of St. James in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Did you know that it is also possible to go on pilgrimage in Bavaria? A section of the world-famous Way of St. James passes through Upper Franconia. The approximately three-hour path leads from the tranquil village of Marktschorgast through the valley of the Pulstbach to the castle church in Bayreuth. Simply follow the striking shell symbol and enjoy the mediative effect of the Way of St. James during your winter hike in Bavaria!

Pilgrimage route – from Hof to Nuremberg

In the north of Bavaria, the pilgrimage route runs from Hof to Nuremberg. For train travellers there are two legs that we especially recommend.
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