Franconian Switzerland

The beautiful hiking region between Bamberg, Nuremberg and Bayreuth is one of the hippest hiking areas in Germany. The more than 4.500 km long hiking trails lead through mountain and hilly landscapes, past impressive rock formations, caves, old castles and palaces. There is a suitable hiking offer for everyone, regardless of whether for families, art and culture lovers, nature lovers, beginners or experienced hikers.

Overnight in the castle hotel

During your hiking tour, spend the night in our Welcome Hotel Residenzschloss Bamberg. The 4-star castle hotel is located on the banks of the Regnitz and the perfect starting point for exploring the historic old town of Bamberg. After a long day of hiking, relax in the soft wellness area with sauna and enjoy Franconian dishes in the hotel's Fürstbischof von Erthal restaurant.

I'm looking forward to: a break in nature

Nationalpark Kellerwald Edersee Wanderurlaub

The Hessian National Park

19 circular hiking trails lead past enchanted beeches, crystal clear springs, through meadow valleys and along steep slopes down to the Edersee - a local recreation area for nature lovers and hikers in the beautiful north of Hesse. Numerous vantage points also allow a spectacular view over the national park.

Combine your hiking holiday with a wellness stay at the Welcome Hotel Bad Arolsen. A large indoor and outdoor sauna area with an indoor pool awaits you on 2000 sqm.


The hiking trail with adventure value in Baden-Wuerttemberg

The long-distance hiking trail, which was voted the most beautiful hiking trail in 2018, extends over a length of 128km. Starting in Heidelberg, it runs through the Neckartal-Odenwald nature park to the spa town of Bad Wimpfen. It is a popular hiking route among hikers, which impresses with its variety of cultural and scenic sights. During the 9 stages you will encounter medieval castles, walk through historic villages with half-timbered charm, through forests and along beautiful orchards.

Relax in the Welcome Hotel Neckarsulm

Are you interested in a hike along the Neckarsteig? Then stay overnight in our hotel in Neckarsulm during your hiking holiday. Here, modern design meets a feel-good atmosphere. You can expect a spacious spa area with roof terrace and panorama sauna as well as freshly prepared dishes in the hotel's restaurant Alte Post, a former post office in Neckarsulm. The charming beer garden invites you to have a cool drink in a relaxed atmosphere.


  • Hiking is relaxing and a real stress killer

  • It lets us discover the beauty of nature left &
    right of the path

  • Hiking is wellness for body and mind

  • Hiking strengthens the immune system and keeps you fit

  • Hiking is healthier than any diet

Eifel entdecken Welcome Hotel Euskirchen

Hiking in the Eifel

Forests, water & wilderness

The Eifel National Park in North Rhine-Westphalia is ideal for day trips or tours lasting several days. On 110 square meters, hikers have the opportunity to go on a discovery tour on well-signposted hiking trails. With a little luck, you might come across wild animals such as eagle owls, red deer and wild cats along the way. We recommend hiking enthusiasts the Wilderness Trail, which leads across the national park in 4 stages. Take a detour to our Welcome Parkhotel Euskirchen during your hiking holiday in North Rhine-Westphalia and look forward to relaxation in the 80 sqm luxurious spa area.

Hermannsweg in the Teutoburg Forest

One of the most beautiful high-altitude trails in Germany

The long-distance hiking trail owes this award to its wonderful views over the 150 km long route. In addition, the route has been certified by the German Hiking Association. The varied hiking trail leads through two nature parks in North Rhine-Westphalia and along many sights: castles and monasteries, museums and historic city centers such as Tecklenburg.

Accommodation tip: Welcome Hotel Paderborn

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