The Deutscher Wanderverband invites you!
The People’s Walk
With more than 600,000 members, the Deutscher Wanderverband is the world’s largest hiking association, and it is one of the oldest, too. It has designed and maintained hiking trails in Germany since 1883.
In most of the years until today – interrupted only by the odd World War or two – it has invited all of its friends and members to a great annual get together, the Deutscher Wandertag, the 112th issue of which started on 20 June in Fläming south of Berlin.
The local hosts have prepared a comprehensive 5-day programme, full of long and short hikes for everyone, and they expect altogether 50,000 visitors.
In many ways, the highlight of the programme will be the final People’s Walk on 25 June, a two-part hike near Diedersdorf Castle (app. 10 and 5 km respectively), both of them so extremely easy that even pensioners and families with small children are encouraged to take part.
And if you think that’s still too hard for you: on Sunday, 24 June (1400 hours), there is a grand parade of all participating hiking associations in Bad Belzig, where all you have to do is watch. Expect to see lederhosen and colourful Black Forest hats galore!
Trains from Berlin-Wannsee to Bad Belzig take about an hour. To get to the People’s Hike around Schloss Diedersdorf, take S2 from Berlin to Blankenfelde station and continue by bus (a 10 minute ride) or on foot.
What are you waiting for? Put on those hiking boots!