It is said that you have only truly been to a place, if you have done so on foot. Germany’s charming and diverse landscapes get you in the mood for more. The best conditions for a hiking adventure across the entire country can be found here with nearly 200,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails. See for a list of 44 favourite walks with links to the German Hiking Association and route plans.

Rheinsteig, Eifelsteig, Saar-Hunsrück-Steig and several other long-distance-hiking trails can be found in Rhineland-Palatinate, the romantic regions around Rhine and Moselle. More information can be found at

There is one place in Germany where four long-distance hiking trails meet.  You can read about it at