Hiking in winter

Hiking in winter – how to prepare yourself optimally

More and more guests no longer allow themselves to be tied down to specific seasons when hiking. And winter walking can certainly be called a trend.  Clear air, a light blue sky and everything bathed in snow-white.  If you want to stay active in winter too, then hiking is the way to go.


You should think about that when you go winter hiking:

  • Warm winter hiking boots are essential for fun and safety. Especially when trudging over snow-covered winter hiking trails, sure-footedness is essential. And cold or wet feet are no fun either. Look out for an integrated waterproof membrane like Gore-Tex or Sympatex. Winter walking shoes are slightly heavier than normal trekking shoes. It is therefore advisable to get used to them over short distances.
  • Suitable clothing (e.g. softshell), breathable underwear and, above all, warm gloves should be included in your luggage.
  • Telescopic poles – in winter always with plates
  • As a drink, a warm tea in a thermos is better than a bottle of water, which also freezes quickly in your rucksack in sub-zero temperatures.
  • And just like in summer or spring, sunglasses and sun cream are a must. Maybe a cold cream, depending on the outside temperature.
  • And a few energy bars and good information about where to stop for a bite to eat. We are happy to help here.


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From beer to sausage: The Geo- and Pleasure Path

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Hike “From Bach to Goethe”: Actively discover the famous people of the region

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On Luther’s tracks: the reformer in Thuringia

Arnstadt is an important intersection of the Luther road network in Thuringia.

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On the trail of strong women: The Pilgrimage

You can follow in the footsteps of "strong women" on a 55 km long section of the Jacobian way.

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The Böhlersmännchenweg: on the track of an old saga

You want to know what the "little dwarves" described are all about?

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The painter’s path: an Otto-Knöpper hike

Otto Knöpfer is regarded as one of Thuringia's most important landscape painters.

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