Highland meadow landscapes are confined to the well-known areas in the Alps. The Palatinate has a small meadow-landscape thanks to centuries of pasture animals grazing on the land. Best visited in Spring or Autumn, the meadows near Neu-Bamberg are very pretty.
The Nahe Valley is one of the underrated natural gems of Germany. The river flows from the Saarland into the Rhine and cuts through a sandstone plateau, creating a series of beautiful gorges. The Kirner Dolomites are a series of cliffs and castles built on outcroppings above a tributary to the Nahe valley. This hike offers beautiful views and dramatic cliffs with lots of castles.
The underrated Nahe Valley has numerous tributaries that extend into the Hunsrück Highlands. This one which goes up and around the Simmertal valley, visits several dramatic outlooks of the landscape along with traces of ancient castles and industrial heritage.
The Vogelsberg is a region in Upper Hessen known for its rolling and forested landscape. Much like the Odenwald and Westerwald, it's a mixture of small villages, forests, and agricultural land. This hike takes you up through this landscape to a highland moor, an ancient wetland with a unique natural landscape.
This hike is an easy excursion from Freiburg and takes you through the meandering hills of the Jennetal nature park. Of course along the way are some beautiful views of Freiburg and plenty of terraced vineyards, as well as a few charming villages and a palace.