Malerweg (Painters Way)

Germany Germany

Worth knowing

The Malerweg runs for a length of 112 kilometers through Germany.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and demanding and it usually takes 6 days to walk the Malerweg.
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 managed huts, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and in homestays.

Wild camping is not allowed 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 Malerweg

112 km
Elevation gain
3.700 m
Elevation loss
3.700 m
Highest Point
Großer Winterberg / 543 m
Lowest Point
115 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
112 km
3.700 m
3.700 m
Großer Winterberg
543 m
115 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Malerweg
  • in managed huts
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • in homestays
Solitude on the Malerweg
You come to villages several times a day and often meet people

The best time to hike the Malerweg is:


Arrival to the Malerweg

You will arrive via Dresden Airport.

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

Departure from the Malerweg

Departure is via Dresden Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 1 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Malerweg

What else you should know about the Malerweg

Here we have summarized some important information for you

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