Hiking holidays for families in Germany


Experience the diversity of nature in all its facets – and best of all together with the family on a hiking holiday without luggage in Germany. The well-developed hiking trails lead through pristine landscapes and natural areas. Countless vast forests, lush green meadows and the Alps are your companions along the hiking trails in Bavaria and the Siebengebirge. On the alpine pastures you will find almost untouched nature, where cows graze next to idyllic hiking paths. Hiking is a real pleasure for the whole family, especially in the beautiful regions of Bavaria. And in between, a traditional ‘Brotzeit’ to strengthen yourself shouldn’t be missed. Are you ready for active time out in nature with your family?

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Family hiking fun in Germany

Comfortable hiking trails along rivers, idyllic forests and alpine pastures: there is all this and much more to discover for active families in Germany. Here hiking becomes an enjoyable and individual experience in the nature and away from the crowds. The multifaceted nature landscapes of Germany offer the ideal basis for an eventful family trip. Explore the most beautiful places in Germany by land and water with your children and let yourself be inspired by the hospitality and typical regional delicacies in southern and central Germany. And did you know that one third of Germany’s area consists of forest? Here you can really take a deep breath and revitalize – on a hiking holiday with the family.

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Hiking in southern Germany: Bavaria for families

Hiking holidays in Bavaria for families: There is a reason why the Bavarian forest (Bayerischer Wald) is considered as the perfect hiking paradise in Germany. Wonderful vantage points and varied hiking trails can be found here. The first and at the same time the oldest national park in Germany is located in the largest contiguous forest landscape in Central Europe. There is a real jungle there, the only one in the whole country. Apart from the many exciting activities that can be experienced in the forest, the region with its sights offers the best conditions for an all-round successful hiking holiday with the whole family. If you also like to watch the animal inhabitants of the alpine pastures, like on the hiking trip Bavaria for families, 7 days, then you are set for a great holiday.

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Moderate Walking

Bavaria for families

7 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Hiking rest with a view of the Moselle loop

Hiking in central Germany: Best of Moselsteig for families

For a successful hiking holiday with children, not only the daily hiking stages and the route should be well chosen. Rather, the precise selection of family-friendly accommodation and a corresponding variety along the way is important in order to inspire even the little hikers for the active time out in nature. The multi-day hiking tour is guaranteed to be an unforgettable and beautiful experience for the whole family. A particularly multifaceted tour is our hiking tour Best of Moselsteig for families, 8 days. This active vacation takes you and your family from Bullay to Cochem and finally to Treis Karden. What awaits you along the route: impressive panoramas, adventurous mountain trails, exciting boat and train journeys, castles steeped in history and quiet rest areas. Perfect for a pleasant hiking holiday with children.

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Mountain Hiking

Best of Moselsteig for families

8 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Useful information for families

Why go on a hiking holiday with the family in Germany? There are numerous reasons! Exciting activities in nature, adventures in the beautiful forest and lake areas, wonderful typical cuisine of the different regions and of course one thing - lots of hiking experiences for the whole family. You can find even more reasons why Germany is the ideal destination for a hiking holiday here at a glance:

  • Enjoyment of nature: Germany is home to around 100 nature parks and 16 national parks. Perfect for families who like to be close to nature and want to spend time outdoors on holiday.
  • Steeped in history: Germany is not only the land of the poets, but also of medieval buildings. Around 25,000 castles across the country offer families a great change after a wonderful day of hiking.
  • With 49 natural and cultural sites, Germany ranks fourth among the ‘most world heritage site rich’ countries in the world. And some of them can also be found on our hiking trips for families.
  • As a very traditional, but also cosmopolitan country, ‘traditional German customs’ meet modern day life. This guarantees a harmony of variety and diversity in every stage of your family hiking trip.
  • This is how Germany tastes: The country is also known for its delicious food. The traditional dishes really offer a tasty experience for big and small hikers.