Hiking tours and strolls

Hiking tours and strolls in the artists’ city of dachau

The natural environment of Dachau is characterized by the Dachau marsh, the Amper River and the Schlossberg (Castle Hill) and also by the adjacent hilly landscape to the north. This is where you’ll encounter strolls and hiking tours through Dachau and the surrounding region. What’s more, the Way of St James (Pilgrim's Route to Santiago de Compostela) takes you right through the city itself. You can get the pilgrim’s stamp for the Way of St James at the Dachau city tourist information center.

The Dachau Artists' Path

On the trail of the painters of the Dachau artists' colony.

Towards the end of the 19th century Dachau had a special fascination for landscape painters.

Take a walk on the trail of the painters of the Dachau artists' colony and their themes.

more information on the Dachau Artis Path

Painting by Giulio Beda, "Wieninger Street in Winter"
Painting by Lovis Corinth, "Woodland near Dachau"
Painting by Ludwig Dill named "The white moor"
Painting by Max Feldbauer named "Horses drinking"
Painting by Hans von Hayek named "Schleissheim Canal in Winter"
Painting by Adolf Hölzel, "In the beer garden of the old shooting range"
Oil painting by Jean Lehmann, reddish colored view Dachauer Karlsberg

Hiking tour from Dachau to Röhrmoos

An almost 9 mile long hiking tour that has a lot to offer: An appealing passage through the forest, beautiful view into the distance, idyllic wetlands and interesting in terms of art history.

Stroll through the artists‘ village Etzenhausen

A 1.8 mile walk. The stylistic change from studio to plein air painting towards the mid-19th century allowed an artists’ colony to emerge here as well as in Dachau. Many artists settled in the tranquil nearby village of Etzenhausen, so that it became the scene of its own small artists’ colony.

Hike through the Dachau marsh

8 mile circular hike from Dachau to Waldschwaig Lake through the flood plains of the Amper River.

On nature's trail along the Amper river

An easy hike of about 5 miles, also suitable for children, that has so much for you to discover.

Sculpture walk

Sculptures characterize the image of a city. You encounter them in many areas and yet often appreciate them only casually. This tour takes you along green paths and passes by many works of art. It is intended to focus your attention on objects and gives you explanations about the individual works.

Booklet: Walking tours

Hiking map, available at the Tourist Information Dachau

All walking tours combined in one booklet (in German only) are available at the Tourist Information of Dachau.


Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 1 
85221 Dachau 
Tel.: +49 (0)8131 - 75 286 

Photo of building that houses the tourist information of the city of Dachau. Photo: City of Dachau

Opening hours

May - October:
Mon - Fri 9 am  - 16 pm,
Sat 9 am - 1 pm,
add. July - Sept. Sun 9 am - 1 am

November - April:
Mon - Fri 9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm. Sat 9 am - 1 pm