The Best Backpacking in Germany

Looking for the best backpacking in Germany? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Germany. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Germany

  • Bad Hindelang, Germany

    Hike up to Lake Schrecksee

    5.0
    10.6 mi / 4160.1 ft gain
    Lake Schrecksee lies squeezed in the Bavarian Alps and is well signposted from the trailhead. Especially during summer this location is popular as a swim in the alpine lake will cool you off!To get there drive towards Hinterstein in the Allgaeu region. Follow the small main street until there is ...
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  • Mittenwald, Germany

    Hike Westliche Karwendelspitze

    8 mi / 6000 ft gain
    Starting at the base of the Karwendelbahn, follow signs under the roadway and up the hill. From there, follow the yellow signs to the Dammkarhütte. This portion of the hike is relatively easygoing, but the last little bit up to the hut involves quite a bit of shale, so be prepared to take your ti...
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  • Schönau am Königssee, Germany

    Photograph and Hike Around Obersee, Bechtesgaden National Park

    3 mi
    Berchtesgaden National Park is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The pristine water, looming cliffs, and natural beauty perfectly complement one another (and the two main lakes Koenigssee and Obersee are even featured in the opening scenes of "The Sound of Music.") This is a great ...
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  • Grainau, Germany

    Hike Höllentalanger to Höllentalangerhütte

    8.2 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Starting from the parking lot, walk 500m to the trail head. The hike begins with a gravel path that winds up an initial climb and spills out onto a gravel road. The marked trail leads to a hut that serves as the entrance to the gorge. The hut serves light food, drinks, and has free bathrooms avai...
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