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Hiking in Bavaria with dog

If you want to hike in Bavaria with a dog, these are the top tips.

Hiking in Bavaria with dog

If you love hiking, whether on mountains or through flat forests, you will find it in Bavaria. Here there are countless hiking trails for every taste and a breathtaking landscape. And especially if a friend on four paws accompanies you, Bavaria is perfect, because hiking with dog is not only incredibly beautiful here, but also super easy.

What do you have to look out for when hiking with your dog in Bavaria?

There is nothing better than discovering nature with your four-legged friend. But to avoid any unpleasant incidents, you should prepare well before a hike with your dog. In general, you should pay attention to how much endurance your dog has and whether he is old enough for a hike. If your dog is older or not used to walking far, you can of course simply adapt the hike.

Hiking through Bavaria with your dog is hardly a problem. Most hiking trails are allowed for dogs. However, you must inform yourself beforehand whether the chosen path is really feasible. The further you go towards the Alps, the more likely it is that there will be short climbing sections or narrow passages with a risk of falling. You should stay away from these if you want to hike with your dog, as such places can mean a quick end to the tour.

Another important point to keep in mind is that many places in Bavaria are nature reserves. If you hike through them with your dog, you must keep him on a leash so that the flora and fauna is not damaged.

But walking with your dog on a leash is not only important in nature reserves, but also when you meet other animals. In Bavaria it often happens that the hiking trails lead you across cow pastures and so that your dog cannot disturb the cows or is harassed by them, you should also keep him on a leash here.

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Which hiking trails are suitable for hiking with a dog?

Of course I can't list all the hiking trails here. On the Internet there are many pages about the individual regions in Bavaria and their hiking trails for two and four-legged friends. Nevertheless, I have a few trails from different hiking regions for you.

Hiking with dog in the Bavarian Forest

The Bavarian Forest is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in Bavaria. Here you should mainly note that many parts of the Bavarian Forest are nature reserves and you have to keep your dog on a leash. Otherwise you can choose from countless hikes with your dog, for example

  1. the hike over the Goldsteg
  2. the hike to the Rißloch waterfalls
  3. the Ilztal hiking trail

In the Bavarian Forest there are also some bathing lakes where dogs are welcome guests and you can spend some nice hours, for example the

  • Perlsee
  • Höllensteinsee

Hiking with dog in the Allgäu

The Allgäu offers a beautiful mountain landscape and is perfect for hiking with dog. So that you also have a small selection here, here are a few beautiful hiking trails.

  • Kürnach and Wolfsberg
  • the panorama trail Mittelberg
  • from Gerstruben through the Dietersbach valley

Finally, I have a small checklist for you, with which you can check if you have everything ready for a nice hike.

  • first aid kit for dogs
  • enough food
  • plenty of water
  • a leash
  • dog bag
  • things for your dog's individual needs (toys, treats)

Once you've packed everything and your dog is ready, there's nothing standing in your way of having a fantastic time hiking and enjoying nature together.

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