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Trekking Munich to Venice

The Traumpfad, 'Dream Way', a classic trek across the eastern Alps

Guidebook to Der Traumpfad, 'Dream Way', through Germany and Italy, 570km from Munich to Venice across some of the best scenery in the Alps. Split into 30 stages, the guide also describes 5 alternate stages and a day's via ferrata in the Dolomites. Includes full information and accommodation lists needed for the trek.


Early July to late September.


Munich, Hall, Pfunders, Alleghe, Belluno, Venice


The walk has been designed for 'any able-bodied walker' and offers an excellent introduction to long distance hiking in the Alps. It is mountainous, however, and a head for heights is essential. There is an abundance of accommodation along the route with the 30 day itinerary assuming walks of between 4 and 9 hours.

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Regarded by many German hikers as the journey of a lifetime, 'The Dreamway' visits some of the Alp's finest scenery: the Karwendel, Tux and Zillertal Alps and the Dolomites.
7 Nov 2016
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.45cm

A guidebook to trekking the Traumpfad or 'Dream Way' from Munich's Mariënplatz to the Piazza San Marco in Venice. Covering 570km (354 miles), this long-distance trek through Germany, Austria and Italy takes around 1 month to hike and is suitable for most able walkers with a head for heights.

The route is described from north to south in 30 stages, each between 10 and 34km (6–21 miles) in length. Five alternate stages and a day spent traversing via ferrata in the Dolomites are also described.

  • 1:100,000 mapping plus larger-scale urban maps for key locations
  • GPX files available to download
  • Handy route planner helps you plan your itinerary
  • Refreshment, transport and accommodation information given for each trek stage
  • Highlights include the Karwendel, Tux and Zillertal Alps and the Dolomites

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By John Hayes

John Hayes is a retired management consultant with degrees from Liverpool University and University College London. Immediately after finishing work in 2011 he embarked on an epic 5,000km trek across Europe, walking from Tarifa in Spain to Budapest. John has written for numerous walking and trekking magazines, and has written four walking guides and a cycling guide for Cicerone.

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