Goldsteig (Northern Variant)

Germany Germany

Worth knowing

The Goldsteig (Northern Variant) runs for a length of 418 kilometers through Germany.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 21 days to walk the Goldsteig (Northern Variant).
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in managed huts, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Goldsteig (Northern Variant)

418 km
Elevation gain
11.620 m
Elevation loss
11.850 m
Highest Point
Großer Arber / 1.456 m
Lowest Point
Passau / 300 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
418 km
11.620 m
11.850 m
Großer Arber
1.456 m
300 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Goldsteig (Northern Variant)
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in managed huts
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Goldsteig (Northern Variant)
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

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Arrival to the Goldsteig (Northern Variant)

You will arrive via Nuremberg Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Goldsteig (Northern Variant)

Departure is via Munich Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Goldsteig (Northern Variant)

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