The most beautiful routes and tracks

Hiking in Germany has a long tradition. For centuries, believers have made pilgrimages to religious sites. And Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once declared, "Only where you have been on foot have you really been." In the 18th and 19th centuries, numerous artists, such as Caspar David Friedrich, sought inspiration while walking in nature. Today, according to studies, more than 60 percent of Germans exercise in the fresh air in their free time. So it's no wonder that there are plenty of hiking trails here in the country, around 200,000 kilometers to be exact. Whether you're a family with children, a culture lover or an ambitious athlete, everyone is guaranteed to find their favorite trail in Germany.