Hiking in Hessen

Explore Hessen on foot

With more than 5,200km of well-marked and maintained trails for all experience levels, hikers here are spoilt for choice.

Amongst Hessen's extensive network of short, multi-day and circular trails, you'll find themed experiences such as art, nature and science routes.

In our nature parks and conservation areas, you can arrange to be accompanied by a qualified ranger.

Follow winding rivers or disused railway lines, make your way through dense forests, steep vineyards or lush meadows, or cross low mountain ranges. Hiking in Hessen, you'll be frequently rewarded with stunning panoramic views, fascinating history and culture, and sightings of unique flora and fauna. Over 3000km of Hessen's trails have been certified as premium hiking routes by the German Hiking Association, meaning they're well-signposted circular and linear trails with a particularly high experiential value.

There are countless restaurants, wineries and beer gardens to take a break at along your way, and with a huge array of accommodation options including over 235 campsites, you'll never be short of somewhere to stop for the night!