The “Munich to Venice Dream Trail” (Traumpfad München-Venedig) is one of the most beautiful hiking paths in the Alps
The path is made of 28 sections, 550 kilometer and 20 kilometers of height difference.
The path cross through Germany, Austria and Italy, and takes us through some of Europe’s most scenic areas:
: Bavaria, Tyrol (North and South), the Karwendel, the Tux Alps, the Zillertal Alps and the Dolomites.
The idea of this trail is to cross the Alps from north to south.
Aside from the beautiful views, the trail also provide us with the unique experience of the Alpine Huts. Where we spend most of the nights.
The trail can be walked in the summer months, and take a little more than a month (taking into consideration a few rest days)
If we caught your attention you are welcome to use this site as a source of information on the Munich to Venice Dream Trail
If you are still not sure, please enter the “Days Guide” section of the site, pick a random day and help the pictures convince you.
We wish you an amazing hike!
Yishai and Aviv.
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The trail was conceived by a German named Ludwig Gassler in 1977, since that year, a few variations of the trail were created, but the layout is almost identical in all of them.
The trail takes 28-29 walking days (depending on the variation). 23 of those days are mountain days (the crossing of the Alps)
It is currently (2014) estimated that around 800 people walk the trail every year. Some of those do not walk it in one go, but split it to 3-4 parts. Most of the hikers are Germans. While we hiked it we mostly met German hikers, we also met 2 Austrians and 1 from Switzerland.
Most nights on the trail are spent in the Alpine huts that provide you with more than a comfy bad: hot meals, shower (if you are willing to pay extra) and most important – a place to meet fellow hikers.
In the summer of 2014 we decided to walk the path, but first, we had to do some research and preparations.
The first problem we encountered was that most of the information out there on the trail was written in German, be it websites or books. You could find a website or 2 in English, but they provided very limited amount of information (mainly just starting and ending points of each day).
And so most of the research was done slowly, from German sites, using google-translate (god bless it :)).
It should be noted that since then, I have encountered a new English site on the trail (you can find all the links in the FAQ).
That’s why, before we set out on the trail we decided that when we’ll get back we will write all the information we have gathered so more people in Israel will know about this amazing trail (and as you can see, we eventually translated the site to English as well).
You can find a detiled information on the trail on a daily basis in the “Days Guide” section of the site. This contains any information we gathered before setting on the trail as well as any extra insights we picked up during the hike. The information there, in addition to the information in the “Tips” and “FAQ” pages should be sufficient as a background you can use to get going.