Walking in the Bavarian Alps. By Grant Bourne & Sabine Korner-Bourne. Cicerone Press. 1997. This guide describes 57 walks of all difficulties in the Allgau, Ammergau, Wetterstein, Tegernsee, Chiemgau and Berchtesgaden Alps on the Austrian-German border. 184 pages. 1-85284-229-6.
The author recommends twenty maps by Kompass, RV Verlag, and Zumstein Verlag; the Kompass maps are listed below.
Allgäuer Alpen - Kleinwalsertal. 1:50,000. ISBN 005-6.
Füssen-Ausserfern. 1:50,000. ISBN 006-4.
Wettersteingebirge. 1:50,000. ISBN 007-2.
Walchensee - Wallgau - Krün. 1:50,000. ISBN 008-0.
Murnau - Kochel - Staffelsee. 1:50,000. ISBN 009-9.
Tegernsee - Schliersee. 1:50,000. ISBN 010-2.
Chiemsee - Simssee. 1:50,000. ISBN 014-5.
Berchtesgadener Land - Chiemgauer Alpen. 1:50,000. ISBN 017-X.
Saalfelden - Leoganger Steinberge. 1:50,000. ISBN 033-1.
Germany's Romantic Road - A guide for walkers and cyclists. By Gordon McLachlan. The Romantische Strasse is Germany's oldest and most popular touring route, hitherto a motoring itinerary, but now newly waymarked as a cycling or a walking route. 423 km from Fussen to Wurzburg, past the historic walled towns and romantic castles of southern Germany. 232 pages. 1-85284-233-4.
The author recommends one map/guide to accompany this guide - we offer that map below. We also strongly recommend the German Cycling Maps for those wanting to bicycle this lovely route.
Radroute Romantische Strasse Map. 1:75,000.
Walking in the Harz Mountains. By Fleur & Colin Speakman. Cicerone Press. 1994, 1st edition. 'The Hartz mountains, Germany's most northerly mountainous region, is a paradise for walkers. As rich in natural beauty as in legend, this is one the most accessible areas in Germany for the walker. It is easy to reach by road and rail from North Sea Ports, served by excellent local transport, with a choice of accommodation and crisscrossed by superbly way marked forest and hill paths, to make walking a delight even for the least experienced.
You'll also find Europe's largest and most extensive narrow gauge steam railway network, a delight for railbuffs and nostalgics alike, providing superb, carefree access to some of the area's finest walking country.' (From the cover).
The guide describes 30 walks in Germany's most northernmost mountains. Some of the walks feature the narrow gauge steam railway in the region. 152 pages. 1-85284-149-4.
Set of four maps.
Walking the River Rhine Trail. By Alan Castle. Cicerone Press. A spectacular 170 miles (273 km) walk along Germany's most famous river from Bonn to Alsheim near Worms. Rhineland is justifiably famous for its spectacular gorge scenery, picturesque medieval villages and for the elegant historic cities of Cologne, Koblenz, Mainz, and Wurms. Excellent public transportation assists the walker. 200 pages.
The author recommends four maps to accompany this guide.