18 1 Day Treks in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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18 1 Day Treks 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.

Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald(Treetop Walk Black Forest)Peter-Liebig-Weg 16, 75323 Bad Wildbad, Germany

With an overall length of 1,250 metres and a top height of 20 metres, the treetop walk meanders through the beech trees, firs and spruces of the mountain forest. There is a 40-metre-high, architecturally unique observation tower here that gives panoramic views of the forest.

BelchenBelchen, 79244 Schönenberg, Germany

Rising 1,414 meters (4,639 ft) above sea level, it is the fourth highest summit of the Black Forest. The border of the municipalities of Münstertal, Schönenberg and Kleines Wiesental meet on the summit dome. The domed, treeless summit has a profile that, seen from the Upper Rhine Plain, is almost symmetrical.

Black Forest Open Air MuseumWählerbrücke 1, 77793 Gutach (Schwarzwaldbahn), Germany

One of the most visited open-air museum in Germany and Europe. There are six fully furnished farmhouses here, centred on the Vogtsbauernhof farmhouse dating from 1612, which was built on this site. Other buildings from the Black Forest have been dismantled, transported to the museum and reassembled. Around the buildings are farm animals and a herb gardens. Demonstrations of exhibitions illustrate the crafts, tools, customs, traditions, work and lifestyle of former times.

Großer ArberGroßer Arber, 94252 Bayerisch Eisenstein, Germany

Highest peak of the Bavarian Forest mountain range with an elevation of 1,455.5 metres (4,775 ft). It is known in the Lower Bavarian county of Regen and the Upper Palatine county of Cham as the "King of the Bavarian Forest". Its summit region consists of paragneiss- a type of metamorphic rock. Two buildings owned by the German Air Force together with their radomes are situated on the summit.

Großer FalkensteinGroßer Falkenstein, 94227 Lindberg, Germany

A 1,315 metres (4,314 ft) high mountain in the Bavarian Forest. The hike takes you through an area of rocky terrain with a gorge and stream that has several waterfalls and numerous runnels descending to the Höllbachschwelle, a small lake.

Großer RachelGroßer Rachel, 94258 Frauenau, Germany

Raising 1,452 m above sea level, it is the second highest summit in the Bavarian Forest after the Großer Arber. It has a rocky summit and in winter, the mountain can often only be climbed with touring skis or snowshoes because of the metre-high snow.

Harz National Park is a nature reserve, and one of the largest of its kind in Germany. The place has an area of 247 km2, 95% of the area covered with forest trees. The park is popular for hiking and ice skating. The park is registered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

HeiligenbergHeiligenberg, 69121 Heidelberg, Germany

Large wooded hill overlooking the town of Heidelberg. It has been the site of many historic and pre-historic constructions, including a Celtic hilltop fortification, a Roman sacred precinct, several medieval monasteries, modern lookout towers and the Heidelberg Thingstätte- an open air theatre built by the Nazis in the 1930s.

HohentwielHohentwiel, 78224 Singen, Germany

An extinct volcano with the ruins of a castle on its top. Hohentwiel began forming, along with the chain of volcanoes in the Hegau region, about 7–8 million years ago. Hohentwiel Castle, whose ruins are on top of Hohentwiel, was built in 914 using stone taken from the mountain by Burchard II, Duke of Swabia.

HornisgrindeHornisgrinde, 77887 Sasbach, Germany

At 1,164 m (3,820 ft) above the sea level, is the highest mountain in the Northern Black Forest of Germany. The treeless wet heathlands on the highest areas here were created following forest clearance and the subsequent use of the land as grazing in the 15th century.

4,450 feet (1,360 m) high mountain peak in the Czech Republic–Germany border. The peak is popular for hiking in both summer and winter, with a separate winter trail which is usually cleared of snow.

MummelseeMummelsee, 77889 Seebach, Germany

A 17-metre-deep lake at the western mountainside of the Hornisgrinde in the Northern Black Forest of Germany. According to legends, the lake is inhabited by a water spirit.

Philosophers WalkPhilosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

A walk through scenic nature, with a view of Heidelberg city. The name "Philosophers' Walk" can be traced to the fact that Heidelberg's university professors and philosophers found this path a place where they could talk seriously and contemplate while enjoying the charming view of the region.

Ravenna GorgeRavennaschlucht, 79874 Breitnau, Germany

A gorge in the Black Forest in southwest Germany. It is a narrow side valley of the deep valley of Höllental, through which the Ravenna stream flows. You can hike through waterfalls, water mills, and a 37-metre-high Ravenna Bridge- the viaduct of the Höllental Railway.

SchauinslandSchauinsland, 79254 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Mountain in the Black Forest with an elevation of 1,284 m (4,213 ft) above sea level. Due to the high amount of silver mining, it was previously known as "Erzkasten" meaning "ore box". A part of an old ore mine here has been transformed into a museum. Visitors are shown a wide range of medieval tunnels and shafts from the final stages of when the mine was in operation.

St Bartholomew's Church83471 Schönau am Königssee, Germany

A Roman Catholic pilgrimage church named after Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, patron of alpine farmers and dairymen. It can only be reached by ship or after a long hike across the surrounding mountains.

UntersbergUntersberg, 83471 Bischofswiesener Forst, Germany

Northernmost massif of the Berchtesgaden Alps, a prominent spur straddling the border between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. The highest peak of the table-top mountain is the Berchtesgaden Hochthron at 1,973 metres (6,473 ft). The massif is mainly made up of limestone. Within it, the Upper Cretaceous Gosau Group is the source of a pale cream, rose to gray yellow, massive and very dense limestone known as the Untersberg Marble. This building stone forms the facade of notable build

WankWank, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

A 1,780 metres (5,840 ft) mountain peak near Germany- Austrian border. The mountain is s dominated by calcareous rocks and the summit is crowned by grasslands.