The Great German Adventure

The Great German Adventure
Reflection of the Zugspitze mountain in turquoise Eibsee lake, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Snow covered peaks, dense forests, observation decks, the German adventure is an experience of a lifetime

OT Staff
March 04 , 2021
03 Min Read

Germany is known for its rich cultural history and traditions that have taken shape over the years. However, it would be wrong to assume that the country is not well suited for the intrepid traveller. Also well known for its natural vistas, Germany is well suited for those who love the great outdoors. Whether it is the great Bavarian Alps or hiking activities across the country, travellers will find plenty of options suiting their personal travel style. Here are 4 natural vistas in Germany that are peppered with adventure and should be on your bucket list if the great outdoors are your calling:

Southwest Germany
The Eibsee Lake in Germany
With a green canvas stretching as far and wide as the eye goes, Southwest Germany’s diverse landscapes make it an ideal choice for adventure activities. Whether it is hiking through the Danube Valley Nature Reserve with its limestone cliffs and caves or making your way through the largest forested mountain range—the Black Forest, this part of the country paves way for an adventure of a lifetime. Get your hiking boots on, soak in the lush landscapes and get on the road less travelled. 

Berechtesgaden National Park
The gushing Wimbach river
Flanked by the Alpine peaks on one hand and crystal clear lakes on the other, the Berechtesgaden National Park is an untouched reserve. It is the varied landscape in the area that makes it a top choice among travellers. Right from waterfalls, clearly marked hiking trails, to learning about the wilderness, exploring rugged cliffs, glaciers and rock formations, the national park has it all. Owing to the diversity in its landscape, travellers can also come face to face with a variety of wildlife here.  

Treetop trail in Black Forest
The treetop walk in the Black Forest
The Black Forest is known for its dense vegetation and evergreen forests. And witnessing the thick cover of this forest from a height, surrounded by the purest air and sunlight is what the Treetop trail in the Black Forest is all about. With a total length of 1,250 metres, and a height of upto 20 metres this unique lookout tower hosts spellbinding views. The path here extends through beech, fir and spruce trees in the Bergmischwald forest. The highlight here is an architecturally unique, 40m high lookout tower.  

Witnessing a panoramic view at 2,962 metres above sea level
Being the highest mountain in Germany, being at Zugspitze is like having Germany at your feet. The mountain stands at a spectacular height of 2,962 metres above sea level and is home to three glaciers and also Germany’s highest ski resort. If you’re the one for views then right at the top, there is an impressive 360 degree panorama that opens up to reveal extensive views over 400 mountain peaks spread across four countries. And if you’re adventure activity oriented, then skiing in these snow clad peaks is an exhilarating experience. 

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with German National Tourist Office, India.

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