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16 Header Austrian Alps

Feature · 4 Aug 2018

Walking in the Bavarian Alps with a dog: the pros and cons

Grant Bourne, the co-author, along with wife Sabine, of Walking in the Bavarian Alps, gives a brief insight into the advantages and disadvantages of walking with a dog. Apart from...

Europe's highest military cemetery at Hochgränton Pass

Feature · 16 Jun 2018

The Karnischer Höhenweg – a walk through history

John Hayes heard about the Karnischer Höhenweg by chance when sitting out a storm in an Austrian Alpine hut with four young men from Vienna. He took their advice to trek the...

A rare patch of green on trail back to Kärlinger Haus

Feature · 10 Jun 2018

In the Steinernes Meer: A three-day hike through Berchtesgaden National Park in the Bavarian Alps

While researching the new edition of their guide Walking in the Bavarian Alps, Grant Bourne and his wife and co-author Sabine had the opportunity to revisit this magnificent walk...

On Top Of The  Tux  Alps

Feature · 7 Nov 2016

Trekking from Munich to Venice: Der Traumpfad

Der Traumpfad is a must-do trek for German walkers looking for an epic trans-alpine adventure between Munich and Venice, combining challenging terrain, spectacular scenery and...

Hiking The  Westweg

Feature · 7 Nov 2016

Above the clouds on Germany's Westweg

Stretching 290km, the Westweg is one of Germany’s classic long-distance trekking routes. Leading through the Black Forest, from Pforzheim in the north to Basel in the far south-west, it provides the perfect setting for a contemplative,...

Black  Forest Cycling

Feature · 2 Oct 2016

Move over, BMW: cycle touring in Germany

The last thing you'd expect from a country that enjoys worldwide fame for its eminent position in the automobile industry is that it also ranks as one of the top (if not the top) destination for bicycle travel in Europe. Cicerone's Germany expert,...

Cycling along the Danube

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 1

In this first of three articles Tim Salmon describes a journey he and his wife Camilla made along the lesser-travelled lower Danube, from Budapest across Hungary, Croatia, Serbia...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Climb Every Mountain: A musical history tour above Salzburg

The Sound of Music and Hitler's Eagles Nest are secondary to the stunning walking and trekking in the hills of Berchtesgaden, close to Salzburg. Andy Hodges describes some walking...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Cycling the Romantic Road

Neil and Judith Forsyth share the art, architecture and larger-than-life characters of one of the oldest tourist routes in the world, the Romantic Road through Bavaria in southern Germany, from the River Main to the Alps.

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

Winter walking trails in the Black Forest

A guide to making the most of the Black Forest's dedicated winter walking and snowshoeing trails, in the mountains of southern Germany.

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Through the Black Forest on The Westway

The Westway (Westweg) is the long distance walking route that travels through the heart of the Black Forest in Southern Germany. Here, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern describes some of the highlights.