Hiking in Central Europe

by Jack Guy

Dec 21, 2018

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With amazing mountains and mighty rivers, Central Europe is a top destination for hikers.

In Hungary, check out the National Blue Trail. This 1,128-kilometer route winds across the country taking in castles and forts, World Heritage sites and extinct volcanoes. You can also see the Danube Bend, a scenic spot near the city of Visegrád.

One of the best hiking areas in Austria is the lake district, and the town of Halstatt is a great jumping-off point. Head down here in summer and you will be able to explore charming villages, hills and lakes to your heart’s content.

In the Czech Republic, travel to the Moravian Karst for great hiking and a visit to the 30-kilometer underground Punkva river. It’s the largest area of limestone karst rock formations in Central Europe, and well worth the trip.

Austria is perhaps the most famous hiking nation in Central Europe thanks to the Alps mountain range, but there are great hiking options elsewhere too. Whether you want to see lakes, mighty rivers or mountain ranges, there is incredible scenery everywhere you look.

Pack your hiking gear and you can explore Central Europe by train, stopping off for some great hikes along the way.



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