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

Feature · On 4 Aug 2018 by Grant Bourne

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

The Karnischer Höhenweg – a walk through history

Feature · On 16 Jun 2018 by John Hayes

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...
A rare patch of green on trail back to Kärlinger Haus

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

Feature · On 10 Jun 2018 by Grant Bourne and Sabine Körner-Bourne

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. In...
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Trekking from Munich to Venice: Der Traumpfad

Feature · On 7 Nov 2016 by John Hayes

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 culture. Now, thanks to a...
Hiking The  Westweg

Above the clouds on Germany's Westweg

Feature · On 7 Nov 2016 by Kat Morgenstern

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...
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Move over, BMW: cycle touring in Germany

Feature · On 2 Oct 2016 by Kat Morgenstern

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...
Cycling along the Danube

Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 1

Feature · On 11 Mar 2016 by Tim Salmon

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 and along...

Climb Every Mountain: A musical history tour above Salzburg

Feature · On 10 May 2015 by Andy Hodges

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 and...

Cycling the Romantic Road

Feature · On 10 May 2015 by Judith Forsyth and Neil Forsyth

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...

Winter walking trails in the Black Forest

Feature · On 10 Feb 2015 by Kat Morgenstern

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

Through the Black Forest on The Westway

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Kat Morgenstern

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...