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Holidays in the Mountains

The mountain worlds are full of mystery and adventure. A holiday in the mountains is attractive for individual travellers, travel groups or for the family holiday. On this page you will find references and links to the German Alps and low mountain ranges. The links lead to additional information or accommodations in the respective mountain regions.

The German Alps and low Mountain Ranges

Bavaria is home to the only high mountains in Germany - the Alps. The German low mountain ranges are distributed from the south to the northern regions (Harz). Particularly well known and popular are the Black Forest, the Bavarian Forest, the Erzgebirge, Thuringia Forest and the Harz. In all seasons the Mountain World offers recreation and space for a variety of sporting activities.  

Mountains in Germany with a peak height of more than 700 meters:  

  • Bavaria:   Alps, Bavarian Forest, Fichtelgebirge
  • Baden-Württemberg:   Allgäuer Alps, Black Forest, Swabian Alb
  • Saxony:   Ore Mountains, Zittauer Gebirge
  • Thuringia:   Thuringian Forest, Thuringian Slate Mountains
  • Hessen:   Rhön, Taunus, Vogelsberg, Fulda-Werra-Bergland
  • Rhineland-Palatinate:   Hunsrück, Eifel
  • North Rhine-Westphalia:   Rothaar Mountains
  • Lower Saxony / Saxony-Anhalt:   Harz  

  • Small Low Mountain Ranges


Most of the German Alps are in the state of Bavaria, with a small part towards Lake Constance - in Baden-Württemberg. From Lake Constance to the Berchtesgadener Land, the Alps can be divided into the following mountain regions:   Wiki »     [Map] »  
Bavarian Forest:
The Bavarian Forest is located in Lower Bavaria with a significant proportion of its area. It extends from the Oberpfalz in the north along the border with the Czech Republic to the Austrian border in the south.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
The Fichtelgebirge is located in the north-east of Bavaria in Upper Franconia. A small part of the mountains is in the Czech Republic. A mountainous area of 1.020 square kilometres was declared Naturpark Fichtelgebirge in 1971.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
Upper Palatinate Forest:
The Oberpfälzer Wald runs in the Bavarian Oberpfalz along the Czech border. In the north it borders on the Fichtelgebirge and in the south on the Bavarian Forest.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
Black Forest:
The Black Forest is located in the western part of Baden-Württemberg. It extends from Pforzheim to almost Lake Constance. It is Germany's highest and largest low mountain range. In the southern part of the Black Forest are the popular excursion destinations Titisee and Schluchsee.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
Swabian Alb:
The Swabian Alb runs for about 200 kilometers from the city of Aalen in the northeast of Baden-Württemberg north of the Danube to the Swiss border area at Donaueschingen.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
Ore Mountains:
The Erzgebirge mountains run in south-western Saxony along the German-Czech border. It is divided geographically into the areas of Westerzgebirge, Mittleres Erzgebirge and Osterzgebirge.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
Zittauer Gebirge:
The Zittauer Gebirge is located in the south-east of Saxony on the German-Czech border in the Landkreis Görlitz.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
Thuringian Forest:
The Thuringia Forest is a densely wooded low mountain range in the Free State of Thuringia. It lies between Eisenach in the west and Ilmenau and Suhl in the east.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
Thuringian Slate Mountains:
The Thuringia Forest is a densely wooded low mountain range in the Free State of Thuringia. It lies between Eisenach in the west and Ilmenau and Suhl in the east.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
The Rhön is located in the border area of Bavaria, Hessen and Thuringia. The highest mountain of the Rhön - the Wasserkuppe - is located on Hessian territory.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
The Taunus is located in Hessen north-west of Frankfurt am Main and with its western mountain range in Rhineland-Palatinate.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
The low mountain range Vogelsberg is a part of the Osthessisches Bergland.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
The Fulda-Werra-Bergland is located in the northeast of Hessen and lies between the rivers Fulda and Werra.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
The Hunsrück lies in Rhineland-Palatinate and runs south of the Moselle.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
The Eifel lies in the border area of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
Rothaar Mountains:
The Rothaargebirge is a low mountain range in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia - in Sauerland. Parts of the mountain range extend into Hessen.   Wiki »     [Map] »  
The Harz is the highest low mountain range in northern Germany at the intersection of the federal states Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.   Wiki »     [Map] »  

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Holidays in the Mountains

With a holiday in the mountains, thoughts of nature, peace, summit heights and distant views are combined. The mountains offer a wonderful environment for mountain tours, family walks and Nordic Waling. In summer, there is climbing, mountaineering, cycling and mountain biking. popular themes for sporty and ambitious holidaymakers. Especially the brave ones love to glide down from the mountain to the valley with a paraglider or hang-glider. In winter there are sporting themes like winter sports, skiing, cross-country skiing, Sledging, tobogganing and snowboarding on the hit list.  

For non-sportsmen and sportsmen there is also a wide range of offers for rest periods and wellness in the mountains. Outdoor and indoor swimming pools, skating rinks and viewing platforms complement the themes for activities. supports you in your search for accommodation by direct contact to your hosts, in order, for example, to be able to clarify detailed questions directly and quickly. In addition, at some hotels, pensions and apartment houses you can rooms, Apartments or also Holiday flats on their websites also book directly.  

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