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. You are responsible to have adequate insurance protection covering any accidents, personal injury or other damages.
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. Generally there won’t be an organised search and rescue for people who don’t reach the finish.
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.