In 2024, the Servas hiking meeting in the Alps will take place in the south east of Bavaria near Berchtesgaden/Königssee.

Weekend Friday, 19 – Monday, 22 July 2024
We will spend the weekend at the CVJM Hintersee centre, beautifully located directly on the Hintersee and with a view of the mountains. Lodging will be in double and multiple-bed rooms (3-4 beds), all with private bathroom. Bedding and towels will be provided. The bus stop is only a few meters from the hostel. It is possible to swim in the lake. The program includes short excursions and day hikes of varying difficulty.

CVJM Hintersee, Am See 61, 83486 Ramsau – Hintersee,, +49 86579887-0

Monday, 22 – Thursday, 25 July 2024
After the weekend, a hiking program with four different levels of difficulty will be offered.

Easy Group: this group will stay in the CVJM and will undertake day hikes in the area.
Medium Minus, Medium Plus, and Hard Groups: these groups will start from Hintersee on Monday morning and will undertake multi-day hikes. On Monday and Tuesday, they will spend the night in different mountain huts and on Wednesday evening all will  stay together at the Berchtesgaden youth hostel ( There, all groups including the easy group will gather after dinner for a final meeting. Departure will be Thursday after breakfast.

Detailed Program and Trek Descriptions you will find here

Description of Difficulty Levels. Please read carefully before selecting your hiking group:
EASY: This group will not undertake substantial elevation gain and will stay on well maintained pathways. However, hiking shoes are  required. Hiking sticks are recommended. Maximum elevation gain will be 400 meters and maximum loss will be 400 meters. Hike duration up to three hours a day.
MEDIUM minus: Maximum 750 meters elevation gain and maximum 750 meters elevation loss. Hikes will last up to six hours a day on non-technical good pathways. Hiking shoes and sticks are required. Sure-footedness and medium fitness are required.
MEDIUM plus: Up to 1200 meters elevation gain and/or loss. Hikes will last up to seven hours a day. These demanding hikes are for experienced hikers, and may include narrow, steep, and rocky sections. However, hikes will primarily stay on good hiking trails without technical difficulties. Hiking shoes and sticks are required. Sure-footedness, a head for heights, and good fitness are required.
HARD: Up to 1500 meters elevation gain and up to 1700 meters elevation loss. Hikes will last up to 9 hours a day. Exposed and narrow paths, including some rope-secured sections, as well as steep scree fields. Depending on the weather, snow fields may need to be crossed. Hiking shoes and sticks are required. These technically difficult treks are only for practiced hikers, and require sure-footedness, a head for heights and very good fitness.

Please Note: This year, we have a limit of 84 beds available for the weekend. The number of participants for the trekking groups is also limited. Switching between trekking groups on site is only possible if another person is ready to swap places.

See participation fees here

For a binding registration, please fill out and submit the registration form. Registration will be possible from 1 February.
Once your registration has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation of receipt. Once all registrations have been reviewed, you will receive confirmation, if your preferred placement is available, as well as the account details for transferring the participation fee.
In case of cancellation a refund is only possible if another person takes your place.

For further questions, contact:

Detailed Program and Trek descriptions

Participation fee
Registration form : Futher registrations only for the waiting list possible
How to get there
Packing list
Additional information on the Berchtesgaden region
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