Top 5 autumn hikes

In hardly a different time of the year, the nature is so breathtakingly beautiful as in autumn. It is the time for extensive and impressive hikes. Step by step on a soft bed of rustling foliage in the midst of imposing forests, presented in magnificent gold tones. The autumn season is a real eye-catcher and the ideal season for all hikers. Let yourself be inspired by our five hiking tips and experience the autumn season more intensively than ever before.

Top 5 autumn hikes

The classic one: from Hörschel to Blankenstein

The most famous hiking tour in Germany is in the beautiful Thuringian Forest: the speech is from the Rennsteig! The hiking trail in the German Mittelgebirge has made it into the Top 5 thanks to its boundless diversity.

The route runs from Hörschel along colorful mixed and coniferous forests, flowering alpine meadows and unique viewpoints to Blankenstein. To discover all the facets of the Rennsteig, you have to plan around 44 hours. Round off your hikers' experience by staying in one of our top hotels at 50% in the area.


  • Hiking time: up to 44 hours
  • Distance: up to 168.3 kilometers
  • Difficulty: easy to medium
Autumn picture forest

The record holder: the circular route on the Geierlay loop

With the necessary view into the air, the golden autumn magic can be experienced all the more intensively. The circular route in the beautiful state of Rhineland-Palatinate is exactly the right thing for all adrenalin junkies.

The six kilometer long track includes the crossing of the 360 meters long high rope bridge (the longest) in Germany. It links the two municipalities of Mörsdorf and Sosberg and offers a first-class view of the Mörsdorfer Bachtal. Extend your experience with a hotel stay with 50% discount.


  • Hiking time: about 2.5 hours
  • Distance: 6.4 kilometers
  • Difficulty: easy
©Klaus Peter Kappest Hängebrücke Geierlay

©Klaus Peter Kappest

The beautiful one: Along the UNESCO World Heritage trail to Lai da Palpuogna

The Palpuogna lake, also called "Lai da Palpuogna" by locals, was voted "the most beautiful spot in Switzerland" by a survey of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (Schweizer Rundfunk - SRF). After a thorough research in the region around Bergün we have to admit: it’s true!

Go on a multi-day autumn walk on the lap ‘Via Albula / Bernina’ and let yourself be enchanted by this idyllic oasis of relaxation. Due to the fact that the rail network of the Räthische Bahn runs close to the hiking trail, the day laps can be individually arranged according to the condition, the interest and desire.


  • Hiking time: up to 42 hours
  • Distance: up to 126.2 kilometers
  • Difficulty: Medium
©Bergün Filisur Tourismus

©Bergün Filisur Tourismus

The popular one: The Stockhorn-Gantrisch panorama path

This hiking trail is located in the Bernese Oberland and winds along the impressive Gantrisch range, which also includes the impressive rocky peak of the Stockhorn. After a steep climb you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the Simmental, Lake Thun and the Bernese Alps.

From there you can walk on the panorama trail "Stockhorn-Leiterpass" without great effort. Challenging yet most enjoyable: ideal for all those in whose breast a real hiking heart beats.


  • Hiking time: 4 hours
  • Distance: 11.3 kilometers
  • Difficulty: Medium
Autumn picture with leaves

The sporty one: The Paznaun Höhenweg in Tyrol

On this hike, no wishes remain unfulfilled. Similar to the high-altitude walk across the Rennsteig in the Thuringian Forest, the Paznaun Höhenweg with its diverse flora and fauna also scores.

The route leads from the Austrian village "See" through picturesque forests, over Hängebrücken, past glass-clear mountain lakes to Galtür and back to "See".


  • Hiking time: up to 40 hours
  • Distance: up to 120 kilometers
  • Difficulty: Easy to medium
Autumn picture of a road

Discover the beautiful facets of the autumn on one of these five hiking trails.

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Kathy - 15.09.2017