Fjällräven Classic Germany is not a total wilderness hike like Classic Sweden. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t risks.
Fjällräven Classic Germany is an outdoor event and participation is at own risk.
The Fjällräven Classic organization does not compensate your costs in case of an accident, personal injury or other damage, for example helicopter transportation or medical care. You are responsible to have adequate insurance protection covering any accidents, personal injury or other damages.
EU/EEA/Swiss members should be able to show their citizenship and are recommended to carry their European Health Insurance Card in order to avoid costs for any emergency medical care or transportation.
Non EU/EEA members are solely responsible for having adequate health insurance covering emergency medical care and transportation.
Aside from having other trekkers around to help, all our checkpoints are staffed by health professionals. If you have any medical issues during the trek, contact the checkpoint staff. They should be able to help with most health issues.
But if you have a medical emergency please call 112. For insurance purposes, please note that only cases of medical emergency are documented. Other examinations, certificates and insurance matters, ought to be handled by your regular medical service at home.
Fjällräven and its partners are not responsible for your whereabouts, so if you need assistance it’s up to you to contact us or seek your own help.
Ticks can be a problem in forested parts of the Allgäu at the end of May. Although small, ticks can carry pathogenic bacteria. If left undetected, this can lead to diseases that can be dangerous (FSME or borreliosis). So please check yourself – and your trekking partner – for ticks on a daily basis during Classic Germany. Ticks particularly like warmer, sweatier areas of the body, such as the elbow hollows, armpits and knees. If you see a tick you should remove it with fine-tipped tweezers and wash the area with warm soapy water.
As you are aware, the COVID-19 situation made us cancel a lot of Fjällräven Classic events planned for 2020 and 2021. We hope that the situation will be a lot better during the summer and we plan to run all the Fjällräven Classic events around the world 2022. Fjällräven is monitoring the development both globally and in the specific areas where we host events. We will under no condition proceed with our events if we see that they could jeopardize the health or safety of our trekkers, volunteers, or staff in any way. Needless to say, we will comply to any rules or regulations issued by authorities in the areas we operate.
For 2022 edition, travel limitations, quarantine and vaccine passports according to German regulation at the time will be complied with. And we will do everything in our power to produce a safe event for all and welcome you to Allgaü. Adjustments will be done to encourage participants to keep distance from eachother in situations where a lot of people normally gather.