8 Short Hikes in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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8 Short Hikes to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

All Saints Waterfalls77728 Oppenau, Germany

The Lierbach stream cascades as a natural waterfall, down seven steps, a total drop of 83 metres creating All Saints Waterfalls. The waterfalls belonged for centuries to a monastery- All Saints' Abbey, the ruins of which are only a few hundred metres away. Because they lie in a deeply incised and narrow valley, they were inaccessible for a long time.

Heidelberg CastleSchlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. It is located 80 meters (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside and thereby dominates the view of the Heidelberg oldtown.

SchlossbergSchlossberg, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Tree-covered hill of 456 metres (1,496 ft) located in the area of the city of Freiburg im Breisgau. Fortified structures had been built on the Schlossberg since the 11th century. Remains of some of them are still visible today. The tower located on the hill (Schloßbergturm) offers a unique panoramic view over the whole town and its vicinity.

The Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)Kehlsteinhaus, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Germany

A Third Reich-era building erected atop the summit of the Kehlstein, a rocky outcrop that rises above the Obersalzberg mountainside retreat near the town of Berchtesgaden. It was used exclusively by members of the Nazi Party for government and social meetings. It was visited on 14 documented instances by Adolf Hitler, who disliked the location due to his fear of heights, the risk of bad weather, and the thin mountain air.

Todtnau Waterfall79674 Todtnau, Germany

Fed by melted snow and rain, the river Stübenbächle drops down over 97 meter in several stages here. The biggest single jump is about 60 meter high. Visitors can climb up to the top of the falls thereby having two different views of the falls- from its bottom, and the top.

Treetop path SaarschleifeCloef-Atrium, 66693 Mettlach, Germany

It is a 1,250 meter long treetop walkways in the Orscholz area in Mettlach, Germany. Built on a rocky vantage point known as the "Cloef", it has a great view to the Saarschleife water gap.

Treetop walk in Naturerbe Zentrum RügenForsthaus Prora 1, 18609 Binz, Germany

With a total length of 1,250 meters and a height of 4 - 17 meters, the Treetop Walk is located in the pristine beech forest. The walk and observation tower designed to be accessible and family-friendly, and is through numerous learning and activity stations.

Triberg WaterfallsSchönwälder Str. 2, 78098 Triberg im Schwarzwald, Germany

One of the highest waterfalls in Germany with a descent of 163 meters. The Gutach river plunges over seven major steps from a gently undulated high plain into a rocky V-shaped valley.