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Hiking in the Chiemsee region

One could almost confuse the Chiemsee with the sea. With its sheer infinite dimensions, it gives the area an all round Mediterranean flair. Small cafes, beach baths and small towns lined in rows around the lake. Discover the pearls of the Chiemgau on a hiking trip with Eurohike. Among them are fabled castles, enchanting landscapes and enjoyable rest spots. Between mountain pleasure and bathing fun it makes hiking even more enjoyable. From the summits of the Chiemgau Alps, enjoy the impressive panorama of Bavaria. But not only that – with a bit of luck and a clear view, you can even look far into Salzburg and Tyrol.

From Lake Königssee Lake Chiemsee

With Eurohike you spend a particularly varied hiking week as you travel From Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee over beautiful landscapes. The highlights of this hiking trip could not be more diverse! You can expect Bavaria’s sparkling lakes. The Königssee is one of the classics par excellence, as this mountain lake is embedded in impressive rock formations and offers a beautiful picturesque photo opportunity.

The destination of the hiking trip is the ‘Sea of Bavaria’, the Chiemsee. In between you will experience the great views of the entire region, the Berchtesgaden National Park and beautiful alpine forest trails. For connoisseurs, who put special emphasis on comfort and style, we recommend this hiking trip in our charm variation.

Hiking tours in Chiemgau – the land of culinary and cultural enjoyment

The Chiemgau is a special part of Germany – and a special part of Bavaria. If you think all traditions in the region are the same, you are wrong. Bavaria is incredibly diverse. Therefore, there are customs in Cheimgau that you can’t find anywhere else in Bavaria. Culinary delights and friendly people feature on a hiking holiday in the Chiemsee Renke. And quite importantly, you will get to know the Bavarian way of life at the “Brotzeitln”. Culture lovers also get their money’s worth in Chiemgau. Hundreds of years ago, people of blue blood recognised the beauty of the region. King Ludwig II had a true fairy tale castle built here and you can explore more about it on the King-Ludwig-Way

A visit can’t be missed on any Chiemsee hike. If you prefer real life and practical things, take a look at the local farms and their craftsmen as you pass.

The area around the Chiemsee can come up with some superlatives:

  • More than 14 lakes – including the warmest, the Upper Bavarian Waginger See
  • 300 different species of birds hibernate in the Chiemgau.
  • 300 square kilometres of the region are nature reserve.

Hiking in the Berchtesgadener Land

The Bavarians and the Austrians have a lot in common: the hospitality, their cosiness and the warm interactions with each other. On a hiking trip in Berchtesgaden you will feel that first hand. However, the borderland between Germany and Austria is not only worth a visit for its people. The landscape attracts guests year after year. Gentle hilly landscapes, steep cliffs and flat paths provide and ideal terrain for hiking of any kind. You have never been to Berchtesgaden? Then let Eurohike convince you of the beauty of Southern Bavaria.

Bavarian & Salzburg Alps

This hiking tour takes you from Königssee into the Bergreich of the Hochkönig along the Bavarian & Salzburg Alps. This high-altitude tour enchants with a unique overnight stay right at the foot of the Hochkönig, the Pinzgauer Grasberge and the breath taking view along the steeply rising rock faces from left and right. Do you like a more demanding trek and enjoy the distant view of the fascinating mountains? Then this mountain tour will definitely cast a spell over you!

Bavarian Alps and Lakes

Typically Bavarian! This hiking holiday is cosy but above all promises a lot. Every day you will find a new mountain, a new pasture and new lake. You will spend the night in the prettiest cities in Bavaria. Let yourself be infected by the cosiness of alpine pastures and enjoy a typical snack in the middle of lush alpine meadows and fragrant mountain herbs on the hiking tour of Bavarian Alps and Lakes.

An active holiday in the sports arena of Berchtesgaden

The Berchtesgadener Land wasn’t given the nickname ‘the sports arena’ for nothing. In addition to numerous hiking trails through nature, you will also find other ways to stay active on holiday. Stop by one of the high ropes courses or a golf course on your tour. In taster courses you can take the first steps into a new sport. Those who visit the south of Bavaria exclusively for hiking, can be sure with Eurohike, there are no boxes left un-ticked. The charming landscape does the rest to inspire hikers.

The Watzmann greets you on a hiking holiday

Numerous legends and stories revolve around the Watzmann in the Berchtesgaden Alps. Above all, the Watzmann is known for the cruel King Waze. Feel the magic that radiates from the landmark of Berchtesgaden for yourself. Even the wild and romantic Königssee regularly attracts holidaymakers. The lake in the midst of the Bavarian mountains is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Germany. The alpine pastures and their huts in the Berchtesdadener Land are truly impressive. Well-kept, in a rustic style and with a cosy atmosphere, they are harmoniously embedded in the landscape. Also, in this part of Bavaria the snack culture is indulged. Ideal for taking a break to replenish your power reserves.

The Salzalpensteig

Salzalpensteig 1

You travel along historic salt paths from the Cheimsee to the Königssee on the well-known Salzalpensteig 1. The hiking trip combines historic salt and salt pans, steep mountain walls, green-blue mountain lakes and lovely shores into an all round typically idyllic Bavarian landscape. Glittering streams and gorges accompany you on your way through the lovely mountain scenery with priceless views of the rugged mountain peaks. After and during the sometimes-challenging hikes you can always take a dip in the crystal clear streams and lakes to cool off.

Salzalpensteig 2

Your hiking trip on the famous Salzalpensteig 2 takes you from the German Königssee to the World Heritage Region of the Salzkammergut in Austria. The tour not only crosses borders, but also takes in breath taking mountain massifs and sparkling crystal clear lakes. On your hiking trail you will discover romantic alpine huts in Abtenau and Annaberg, panoramic views of mighty mountain worlds and the world-famous town of Hallstatt.

The Zugspitze Region

The highest hiking feeling in Germany: At almost 3,000 metres, the Zugspitze is the highest mountain range in Germany. The holiday region in southern Bavaria has three glaciers to offer. On a hiking tour with Eurohike, however, you will get to know the region in your own way. As quickly or comfortably as you want. And thanks to the Eurohike luggage transfer, you don’t have to worry about luggage. It will already be waiting for you every day in your accommodation. This leaves more time to explore the Zugspitze region in all its beauty. Don’t worry: Of course you don’t have to climb the Zugspitze on foot. The cable car takes you to the lofty heights quickly and comfortably. From the summit you have a fantastic all-round view. The mountain peaks from four countries lie at your feet.

Around the Zugspitze

On our two Eurohike hiking tours Around Zugspitze, 7 days and Around Zugspitze with Charm, 7 days, the hiking stages take you from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via the Leutasch valley to the natural paradise of the Gaistal valley to Ehrwald and on the last day’s stage to the idyllic Eibsee a wonderful view of the impressive Zugspitze-Garmisch panorama greets you before you reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen again at the end of the journey. On this Eurohike hiking holiday, unforgettable mountain panoramas of Germany’s highest mountain are guaranteed.

Trans Tyrol: Garmisch – Innsbruck

The Eurohike hiking tour Trans Tyrol: Garmisch – Innsbruck, 8 days promises a challenging active experience. Starting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the trekking tour leads you up the Wetterstein Mountains, where you can look forward to an overnight stay in the Schachenhaus. Further on via Scharnitz and the Halleranger Alm you can enjoy a relaxing day of rest on the sixth day or experience a summit hike in the Karawendel Mountains. The last stage of the day promises some real action for mountain lovers: From the Halleranger Alm you hike on a spectacular high path over numerous ridges to the Nordkette and finally to the Hafelekar mountain station before descending into the valley at Innsbruck.

From Munich to Garmisch

The Eurohike hiking tour from Munich to Garmisch, 8 days, promises an enjoyable hiking experience. Starting from the Bavarian capital of Munich, you hike to the beautiful lake areas in the foothills of the Alps. Whether on the wonderful Lake Starnberg or the Easter lakes, the necessary cooling off after an active hike is guaranteed. On the following days you can expect impressive mountain stages on the Wank and Herzogstand, including impressive views of the Zugspitze massif. Active experiences, wonderful enjoyment and the perfect break in nature. That is what the Eurohike hiking holiday without luggage promises.

Hiking in the Allgäu region

Crossing the Alps E5: Oberstdorf - Meran

This trekking tour Crossing the Alps E5: Oberstdorf – Meran ensures an unforgettable active experience and lots of hiking adventures in the Alps. In eight days and six daily stages, the route takes you on the European long-distance hiking path E5 with daily walking times of around four to six hours over the impressive Alps. This hiking holiday is assigned to our level of hiking 'trekking' and for the daily tours good stamina, surefootedness, hiking and mountain experience as well as a head for heights are required. Your efforts will be rewarded with magnificent mountain panoramas, summit experiences, quiet alpine landscapes, imposing waterfalls and unforgettable high-altitude trails. Are you ready for an alpine mountain experience from Bavaria to South Tyrol?

Hiking trail Nebelhorn Oberstdorf

From Füssen to Merano

A magical mountain hike between Bavaria and South Tyrol awaits you on our tour from Füssen to Merano. Step by step, you will immerse yourself in the wonderful natural surroundings and experience the special tranquillity of this route. The turquoise-green Lech, the idyllic alpine regions and typical huts, the pristine forests and crystal-clear lakes are your faithful companions. After a transfer to the Reschen Pass, you hike to Lake Reschen and finally to the beautiful spa town of Merano. Thanks to the excellent route, this tour is also ideal for a hiking holiday with a dog.

Hiking break in Neuschwanstein during the hiking tour from Füssen to Merano
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