Hiking Differences: GERMANY VS. USA

Hiking Differences: GERMANY VS. USA

Hiking is different in Germany and USA?!?! YES! Come hiking with me & Mr. German Man as we talk about some big hiking differences in the two countries!!

Watch more:
Glacier National Park with Mom and Dad! https://youtu.be/Ju1-tVdUh7s
Beautiful Bavarian Forest National Park: https://youtu.be/KxF_2vGArLk

Where did we hike? Herzogstand

So my question for you is: Do you also like to go hiking? And what are some other ways that you like to get out there and enjoy the nature on these beautiful days?

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  1. MrJlin1982 on April 9, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    In the Eifel too

  2. Robin E on April 9, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    We used to hike a fair amount in our younger days (USA), camping, fishing, canoeing, tubing,…not so much now! LOL! Used to be members of the AMC (Appalacian Mountain Club) which not only helps maintain the Appalachian Mountain Trail, they provide a list of Huts you can stay at. In many states you can ride the trams up/down ski mountains, (Canon Mountain, Loon Mountain in NH etc) and you can frequently find food being sold at the top. (Loon MTN also used to have a "Mountain Man" story teller at the top, not sure if he is still there. They have many great trails to hike up. Mount Washington also has the Cog Railway to the top. BTW that view is gorgeous!

  3. Eric Taylor on April 9, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    The way people talk is not the same.

  4. Eric Trumpler on April 9, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Have you also noticed that hiking trails in the Alps are generally steeper than trails in the Rockies?
    I think think this has to do wit the fact that many trails in Colorado are former mining trails, that people used to travel up with a lot of equipment and pack animals…
    And the transport of food and stuff to the restaurant at the top of the Herzogstand is via the cable car….most Alpine huts are accessible by four-wheel drive, or by some kind of cable lift. There’s a place in the Dolomites where the provisioner goes up and down by trail bike two or three times a day. Of course the real high Alpine huts in switzerland and Austria are provisioned by helicopter…

  5. JoeDoe_ Outdoors on April 9, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Hii awesome page ☺ Keep it up!

  6. Elissa Lacki on April 9, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    What a perfect day!

  7. eoin leen on April 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Hiking in Germany is amazing… the Black Forest and Alps in particular. But there is lots of great walks all over the country.

  8. Eric Taylor on April 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    The first picture of the lake, it looked like Lake Tahoe

  9. Paul Bislin on April 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    ….and in the USA every 3th tree has a sign: posted, no trespassing. 😉

  10. Luredreier on April 9, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Hum, the german approach seems very similar to the Norwegian one.
    Do you guys have freedom to roam?

    According to wikipedia both Austria and Switzerland seem to have variations of that law.
    Apparently called "Wegefreiheit" in Austria.

  11. zpetar on April 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    West Europe is much more densely and longer populated than US. That’s why there is not much of wild life in Europe.

  12. Gunther Seidel on April 9, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    "Halbschuhturisten"! 😁
    Das sind diejenigen,die die Bergwacht wieder rausholen muß!😞

  13. Scott FW on April 9, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    At 1:11 what’s that 4 footed thing which goes running up hill in background?

  14. RPTP ARTY on April 9, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Why is that a gondola ? Is that also American ? Some how my romantic illusions of a gondola ride in Venice just went up in smoke puff. I thought what I just saw in the video on the mountain top was simply a cable car.

  15. Daniela Scheele on April 9, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    There’s the Black Forest national park founded in 2014.

  16. upfreaks on April 9, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    5:02 Pink Lady..? (the apple, not Dana)

  17. Scott FW on April 9, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Cloud shadows crossing lake are kinda cool.

  18. Will Orell on April 9, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Also there are many huts to sleep in some partes of the US. The Presidential Traverse in NH. The Pemi loop, etc

  19. Clear Sky Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. on April 9, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    it is incredible….. well done… do plan for hiking trip in Nepal too … please subscribe us too

  20. Angela Edwards on April 9, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    You should try the Olympic National Park in Washington State sometime. SO beautiful: https://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm

  21. Dave Abad on April 9, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    At 1:10 the shadow of the plane passes by at the left video 😀

  22. Robert Neuner on April 9, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Like Desert hiking. Mountains around the "Black Rock" desert.

  23. Thomas C on April 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    One state park I really want to visit but haven’t gotten a chance to yet is Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park in northern California. As far as I know, there isn’t any hiking to do there but you travel around the park in a boat instead.

  24. mattcolver1 on April 9, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    In the U.S. you can hike up Mt San Jacinto in southern California and take the tram down. Or take the tram up and hike to the summit, then back to the tram and take it down. The base of the tram is in Palm Springs. It can be 100 degrees in Palm Springs but you can take the tram up and arrive looking at icicles hanging from the tram structure and have snow in the surrounding areas.

  25. avsbes on April 9, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Is it possible that you have more german viewers then american/english?

  26. Jukka-Pekka Tuominen on April 9, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    It seems that hiking in Germany is much like in Finland. Here we have also a special rule called "jokamiehenoikeus" (=Every Man’s Rights). It is a right to walk on foot on any land without any permits. You are not allowed to walk on someone’s yard, but otherwise you are pretty free to go whereever you want. You can pick berries and flowers and stuff and fish with line and sinker. You can also row a boat to any shore without any permissions and camp. There are some restrictions though. You cannot build a fire and cannot drive any motorised vehicle (including a motor boat). Jokamiehenoikeus also applies to foreigners and you don’t have to be Finnish to have the right.
    You also cannot litter or take down trees. Also Finland is pretty much 90 % of forest so there are many places to go.
    There has been some talks though. Some people think that it should be excluded from tourist groups that take money for their guidance and are basically a business entity. Or from people who collect berries to sell them for profit. To me that seems like really stupid. Jokamiehenoikeus is a right for everyman and there shouldn’t be any restrictions. it is also a very strong right (I think it is considered stronger than the constitution) so it is very difficult to change.

  27. Russell Cannon on April 9, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    The Appalation Trail in the U. S. is 2000 miles long only a small part of which is within a U. S. national park—principally that part is in the Smoky Mountains. The trail is managed and maintained by the National Park Service, the Appalation Trail Conservancy, and other private groups. There are a great many hiking trails in U. S. wilderness areas many of which are not in national parks. Cheers, Russ

  28. tinaro on April 9, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    I’ve been hiking in both countries and I cannot state a preference, but I have and will upload footage from Germany, so if anyone is interested to make their own picture, join me on my hikes in the Alps to see the difference 😀

  29. frimbl on April 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    For me (what I experienced) the difference is that when people from the US talk about hiking they mean putting on fancy outdoor wear, driving somewhere with a car, walk only a few minutes to the place were you take pictures and drive back for hours. So the actual hiking is a very small part. When I go hiking I walk the whole day, or sometimes for a whole week.

  30. Crystal McGee on April 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Palm Springs,California has a Gondola type ride going up and down San Jacinto Mountain.

  31. Fleck Smugbrother on April 9, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Where are your hiking poles? But you have the right idea. Hike up, take the elevator down. So many americans think it’s best to take the ride up, and then walk down. WRONG! Worst thing for your skeleton, if you want to hike as a matter of habit. Those folks don’t want to sweat but sweating is part of the whole reason to hike. Hiking is so much superior here in the Alps (not just Germany, but Austria, Switzerland, northern Italy, etc.). There is almost always a beer & a meal waiting for you as a reward. Plus, one does not need to carry a gun while hiking in the Alps.

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  33. Julia Spinchevska on April 9, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Sooo BEUTIFUL landscape!

  34. Bettina We on April 9, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    I like hiking but I love even more going out riding on horseback 😍

  35. Manuel Zavala on April 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing! That was really cool. Here in the US, many trails are also kept by Boy Scouts: they build many of the bridges that cross over creeks here in Tennessee. We also have a huge trail running community 🙂 is that also popular in Germany, Dana? Thanks again for sharing!

  36. Francis on April 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    I love to try it. Really connects with nature and less gadgets.

  37. Germany Travel/Personal Guide on April 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Hello Dana, My name is Darion and I am from Florida. I have been enjoying your videos for a while now. I am so glad to find you and your content. I love traveling to Germany and I do so quite often. I just got back last month with my wife and three other couples and I am going again in Sept 2019. (can’t wait). I love hiking in Germany. One of my favorite places to go is Garmisch . I did not realize how close the "Herzogstand trail is to Garmisch. I will make sure to visit this place in September without a doubt. BTW, I am a brand new (since Feb 2019) youtuber and I have a lot to learn but I am having fun. Feel free to check it out. It always look like that you are having a blast with your enthusiasm. Anyways, thanks for this video and the many others I have watched and for the ones I have not viewed as of yet. BTW- Can’t wait to see how your book signing went.

  38. Wanted Adventure on April 9, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Good morning!!🌟🌸😃 So my question for you is: Do you also like to go hiking? And what are some other ways you like to enjoy the nature on these beautiful days? 🌳☀️

  39. Will Orell on April 9, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I hike in the US regularly. I hiked Mount Mansfield in Vermont there’s a gondola.

  40. Schnitzel Brötchen on April 9, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    You’re always bubbly and funny and spreading lots of kindness and stuff like that. And he….well….he’s sooooo boring. As if he can’t be bothered….kind of soporific….just the complete opposite of you

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  42. Tracey Hunter-Doniger on April 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Where were you hiking? Also, what time of year were you hiking?

  43. Titnic McLaible on April 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Take of your glasses.

  44. Jeremy Holland on April 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Excellent video! I have been hiking in the Rheinland Pfalz area and making my videos there. Any suggestions for another place to hike?

  45. MrJlin1982 on April 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    I prefer biking

  46. Bernadette 1994 on April 9, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Dana I love your glasses!! Where are they from?

  47. wicek2006 on April 9, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    "Lots of different drinks" Beer mostly 😉

  48. Huy Ly on April 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Since my German exchange student came here I just wanted to learn their culture and now I’m obsessed with watching these videos 😂

  49. dearseall on April 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Wildlife: Dana you can visit the first bear in years in Bayern in a museum in Munich. 🙁

  50. Joe McKay on April 9, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Hike up gondola down? Shouldn’t you do it the other way around?

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