Proximity to the Great Outdoors

All around you are lakes, rivers and mountains – big ones (the Alps!) – and the endless possibilities of hiking, walking and Nordic walking – anything that’s active and restorative because, uniquely, Bavarians prize the purity of their air as much as their beer.

Whenever, wherever, whatever you do, you feel the pull of nature. Don’t resist it - just go with it!

Explorer Hotel Oberstdorf

Sporty, stylish, smart: The new Explorer Hotels in the Bavarian Alps »

The sporty Explorer Hotels in Oberstdorf and Nesselwang in the Allgäu, and, from December 2014, in the Berechtesgaden region too, are the ideal place from which to discover the mountains.

Chiemgau - Natural highlights in view »

Imposing mountains, green alpine meadows and crystal-clear lakes – walkers and cyclists are at one with nature in the Chiemgau.

Nature information centre on the Karwendel

Alpenwelt Karwendel - Relaxed Hiking around Mittenwald - Krün - Wallgau »

The Alpenwelt Karwendel alpine holiday region, comprising the towns of Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau, is situated in southern Bavaria, directly on the Austrian border.

Ruhpolding - Walking pleasure on romantic trails »

Ruhpolding is a hiker's favourite. Numerous paths lead through the wide valley, along the River Traun, past the traditional alpine huts, up to the peaks of the Bavarian Alps.

Altmühltal Nature Park - The relaxing holiday region »

Altmühltal Nature Park is the relaxing holiday region in the heart of Bavaria, around 100 km north of Munich and especially popular amongst active holidaymakers and families.

Oberaudorf-Kiefersfelden - The empire of Zahmer Kaiser and Wilder Kaiser »

The majestic rock formations of the "Zahmer Kaiser" and the "Wilder Kaiser" crown one of the most picturesque and attractive mountain regions in Upper Bavaria.

View from the Waldstein mountain towards the Lake Weißenstädter See

Fichtelgebirge Holiday Region - Valleys, lakes and forests with lynx »

The Fichtel Mountains, with their highest peak of 1,000 m, are situated in northern Bavaria and are home to an excellently signposted network of hiking trails spanning some 4,000 kilometres.

Zugspitz-Region - Action and adventure at Germany's highest peak »

In the south of Bavaria, a world full of adventure, distraction and action can be found throughout the year around Germany's tallest mountain: the 9,718 ft Zugspitze.

Bavarian Forest

The Goldsteig –new "Quality-Hiking-Trail" of Germany »

The trail offers approximately 660 kilometers of hiking terrain with attractive scenery, cultural sightseeing and a hiking guidance system along the way. The trail stretches across long passages through the Upper Palatinate and Bavarian Forest, northeast of Munich.

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