Castles, Farms & Forests: Walking in Austria, France & Germany

Discover the timeless heart of Europe as you trek through scenic landscapes and traditional villages, befriending locals and tasting new cuisines on enchanting alpine excursions.
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Program No. 20822RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

To walk along the pathways of Austria, Germany and France is to step into a world where ancient castles, enchanting forests and charming villages are still very much a part of everyday life. With local experts and historians, discover famous roads and lesser-known paths that lead through this beautiful Alpine region. Meet farmers and artisanal cheese makers as you walk the Bregenzerwald Cheese Trail, journey along the trails of Black Forest Nature Park, learn the royal history of Chateau Haut-Koenigsbourg and much, much more.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 3-5 miles daily over varied terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ride a chairlift to the village of Andelsbuch.
  • In the Black Forest, marvel at the sight of Rhein Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe.
  • Trace eight centuries of royal rivalries as you explore Château Haut-Koenigsbourg.
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Diana Kohlmann
Diana was born and raised in Brazil by German parents. After completing her bachelor’s in design at UCLA and concluding her internship in Michigan, she lived in the Amazon rainforest for six months. She then worked for a year at an NGO in Frankfurt, supporting rainforest preservation, before returning to Brazil to teach English and German for over 15 years. She has lived in Germany’s southern Black Forest for almost 10 years, and also leads groups in Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland, Portugal and Brazil.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Christian Fuhrmann
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