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International : Europe : Germany : Bergisches Land : Bochumer Bruch

Kletterführer Bochumer Bruch

Michael Gerritzen

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A brilliant little pdf guidebook to the quarry can be had for free at the above link.

International : Europe : Germany : Oberbayern

Bayerische Voralpen

M.Lochner Lochner Verlag

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Good topos and maps describe the climbing destinations between Kochel and Kampenwand, which offer routes ranging in length from single to 8-pitches and difficulties from 5.3 to 5.13.

Alpinkletterführer Karwendel

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Not only are Alpine classics in perfect rock described here, but also modern alpine sport climbing and kid-friendly crags.

Alpinkletterführer Wetterstein Nord

Rolf Gemza, Martin Oswald, Christian Pfanzelt

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Many alpine destinations around Wetterstein mixed in with some consumer-friendly sport crags.

Part 3

Bayerische Alpen Band 3

M. Stadler Panico Alpenverlag

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Guidebook for areas from Bayrischzell through Benediktbeuern

Band 2

Bayerische Alpen Band 2

M. Stadler Panico Alpenverlag

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Climbing guidebook for the Bavarian Alps, Out of Rosenheim & Kufstein. Sport climbing in den Bavarian Alps.

International : Europe : Germany : Neckarland (Stuttgart area) : Klettergarten Stetten

Klettergarten Stetten im Remstal

U. & H. Röker Gebro Verlag

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A mini-guidebook just for Stetten.

International : Europe : Germany : Allgäu

Rock climbing Allgäu

Allgäu-Rock

U. u. H. Röker Gebro Verlag

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Climbing guidebook to Allgäu

Block

Allgäu-Block

U. u. H. Röker Gebro Verlag

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Bouldering guidebook for Allgäu

Allgäu und Ammergau

Allgäu und Ammergau

M. Lutz, A. Pasold Panico Alpinverlag

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Allgäu and Ammergau compact

International : Europe : Germany : Oberbayern : Crags

Sport climbing in Oberammergau

Sportkletterführer Oberammergau

R. Heiland Panico Alpinverlag

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sportclimbing in Oberammergau

Chiemgau

Chiemgau Rock

Ch. Müller

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climbing between Inn and Saalach. In English!

Bay Alpen

Bayerische Alpen Band 1

M. Stadler Panico Alpinverlag

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climbing in Chiemgau and Berchtesgaden

München rockt!

München rockt!

D. Neumayr, Th. Neumayr Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing in Konstein, Berg am Starnberger See, Oberammergau (Frauenwasserl, Kraxentrager), Kochel, Bad Heilbrunn, Brauneck, Roß- und Buchstein, and climbing gyms in the area of Munich

International : Europe : Germany : Schwäbische Alb

Donautal

Donautal

M. Schöllhammer, G. Hermann Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing in the Donautal and Zollernalb

Best of

Best of Schwäbische Alb

A. Pasold Panico Alpinverlag

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A collection of great climbs in the Schwäbische Alb

Blautal

Blautal

D. Bodemer, W. Klein, M. Köhler Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing in Ach Valley and Blau Valley – round of Blaubeuren

Uracher

Uracher Alb

Achim Pasold, Fritz-Georg Miller and Luke Binder Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing in Ermstal, Echaz Valley and Lauter

Leninger Alb

Lenninger Alb

A. Pasold, R. Nordmann Panico Alpinverlag

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climbing in the area of lenninger alb

Ostalb

Ostalb

A. Pasold, F. Rademacher, L. Weber, A. Bogenschütz Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing areas in the eastern part of Schwäbische Alb

International : Europe : Germany : Schwarzwald (Black Forest)

Süd

Schwarzwald Süd

Panico Alpenverlag

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Climbing in the southern half of the Black Forest including around Freiburg

Nord

Schwarzwald Nord

Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing in the northern half of the Black Forest, including Battert

International : Europe : Germany : Neckarland (Stuttgart area)

Stuttgart rockt!

A. Pasold, J. Widmaier Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing around Stuttgart, Nagoldtal, Hessigheimer rock gardens, Stetten

International : Europe : Germany : Pfälzer Wald

Haardt

Klettern am Haardtrand

B. Vogel agiro verlag

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Climbing in the haardt, between Landau and Bad Dürkheim

Pfalz

Pfalz

Jens Richter, Sabine Tittel / Panico Verlag

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In general, route development in the Pfalz has slowed, so while you can certainly get this brand new guidebook with up-to-date routes, an older guidebook would also suffice.

International : Europe : Germany : Frankenjura (South)

Südlicher Frankenjura

Bernd Ullmann and Eberhard Zieglmeier Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing in Altmühltal, Danube Gorge, Konstein, Laber- and Naabtal

International : Europe : Germany : Odenwald

Bouldern Odenwald

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Bouldering guidebook for the Odenwald

Odenwald

Panico Alpinverlag

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Up-to-date guidebook for climbing in Odenwald.

International : Europe : Germany : Bayerischer Wald

Ostbayern

Christian Hartl Panico Alpinverlag

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This out-of-print guidebook is to be replaced in the 3rd quarter of 2016.

International : Europe : Germany : Thüringer Wald

BlocReich

Thomas Hocke Geoquest Verlag

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The bouldering guidebook to Thüringen.

Steinreich

Thomas Hocke und Dirk Uhlig Geoquest Verlag

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At the moment sold out, but a new one is coming.

International : Europe : Germany : Elbsandstein

Der Elbsandsteinführer

Bernd Arnold Panico Alpinverlag

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A facsimile of a previous guidebook which has since gone out of print. This one, too, is going out of print, so get it fast if you want one. It's written by Bernd Arnold and describes the best routes in Elbsandstein. A great general guidebook to the area.

Böhmische Schweiz

Kletterführer Elbtal

Albrecht Kittler, Dresden, 2009

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The climbing guidebook for the Bohemian Switzerland area of Elbsandstein.

Bieletal

Topoführer Bielatal

Jürgen Schmeißer

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Climbing guidebook for the valley Bieletal

Rathen und Wehlen

Topoführer Rathen und Wehlen

Jürgen Schmeißer

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Guidebook for areas around Rathen and Wehlen

Klettern in Ostsachsen

TOPO-Kletterführer - Ostteil Sächsische Schweiz

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Your general go-to book for climbing in Elbsandstein. If you're just visiting and don't want to stay in one small area, this would be a good one to get for a general overview of the whole Elbsandstein area. However, depicted climbs are in the Sächs. scale of 6 and above. Thus, if you're a beginner or uncomfortable with climbing here, this guidebook might not be too useful.

International : Europe : Germany : Vogtland

Vogtland

Andreas Schuster Panico Alpinverlag

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Out of print guidebook for the Vogtland.

International : Europe : Germany : Erzgebirge

Boulderführer Chemnitz

Boulderführer Chemnitztal

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The bouldering guidebook for the areas around Chemnitz.

Glück Auf!

Glück Auf!

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All you need to know about climbing in the Erzgebirge.

Kletter- und Boulderführer Ostsachsen

Jürgen Schmeißer

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Though most of this book depicts climbing in the Elbsandstein area, some of the climbing is also found in Erzgebirge. It details the locations where you can find sport climbing and bouldering.

International : Europe : Germany : Rhein Main Gebiet

Builderingführer Mainz & Wiesbaden

T. Jacobs Gebro Verlag

A unique kind of guidebook providing buildering locations in the areas of Mainz and Wiesbaden. The guidebook is out of print.

Rhein-Main Gebiet

Christoph Deinet Panico Alpinverlag

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208 pages in German about climbing in the Taunus and around Frankfurt.

International : Europe : Germany : Ruhrgebiet

Ruhrgebiet 3.0

Ruhrgebiet 3.0

Th. Fischer Selbstverlag

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Published in 2009, this edition of the climbing guidebook for the Ruhrgebiet features 190 pages of maps, pictures, and descriptions of 40 different climbing spots. Among these are climbing gyms, artificial walls, natural rock and quarries.


International : Europe : Germany : Hunsrück/Moseltal : Schwarze Saeulen

Schwarze Säulen - Kletterführer Mayen

Alexander Schmalz Friedberger Geoquest Verlag

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A must for crack climber!
language german, english
336 pages
edition 2013

International : Europe : Germany : Sauerland

Land der tausend Berge

F. Blach Geoquest

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Sauerland compact
192 pages
language german
edition 2013/14

International : Europe : Germany : Göttinger Wald

Göttinger Wald & Hessische Schweiz

A. Grage, St. Grage, P. Brunnert Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing at the sandstone of the area Göttingen
Mariaspring, Knubbelwand, Hauwand, Schlageterstein, Schaukelwand, Appenroder Wand, Rote Wand, Leuchtetal, die Türme, Freie Klippe, Reiffenhausen, Arenshausen sowie Hessische Schweiz
224 pages
language german
edition 2015

International : Europe : Germany : Halle/Leipzig

Aufschwung Ost

Tino Kluge und Benjamin Gerono

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Bouldering and Buildering guidebook for central Germany.

Rotgelbes Felsenland

Rotgelbes Felsenland - Klettern in Mitteldeutschland

Gerald Krug

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In both English (though limited) and German, this very modern guidebook details the climbing throughout the Halle / Leipzig area.

International : Europe : Germany : Harz/Harzvorland

Ostharz Westharz

Harz West and Harz Ost

Klaus Paul Publishing

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Two guidebooks which divide the Harz into two halves. In total, they're about 300 pages and €40+.

Harz Block

Harz Block

Heiko Apel

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bouldern in and around the Harz
412 pages
German / English

Bodensteiner Sandsteinklippen

Bodensteiner Sandsteinklippen

K. Paul Klaus Paul Buchverlag

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Guide for the rocks of the small but beautiful climbing area "Bodensteiner Sandsteinklippen" (Hainberg)
86 pages
language german
edition 2008

International : Europe : Germany : Weser-Leine-Bergland

Hoch im Norden

Hoch im Norden

P. Brunnert, A. und S. Grage Panico Alpinverlag

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An excellent guidebook, completely in color, which describes 26 main areas (of which Ith is one) in its 500 pages.

International : Europe : Germany : Berlin / Brandenburg

Berlin / Brandenburg guidebook

Dickes B

Gerald Krug / Geoquest

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A guidebook for climbing in the city of Berlin and state of Brandenburg.

International : Europe : Germany : Teutoburger Wald

Teutoburger Wald

Dieses Bild anzeigen Klettern im Teutoburger Wald: Dörenther Klippen und Halleluja-Steinbruch

Timo Marschner, Martin Schepers, Thiemo Sieger

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This is the only guidebook for the region. Fortunately, it's also a very good one! Well-researched and with good descriptions, this guidebook leaves almost nothing to be desired.

International : Europe : Germany : Zittauer Gebirge

Kletterführer Zittauer Gebirge

Kletterführer Zittauer Gebirge

Jürgen Schmeißer

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An excellent guide composed and written by local Jürgen Schmeißer, providing detailed information and topos for all areas, formations and crags in the Zittau Mountains (Zittauer Gebirge).

International : Europe : Germany : Frankenjura

Frankenjura Extreme

Frankenjura Extreme

Sebastian Schwertner

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Last but not least is this small and abridged guidebook from Sebastian Schwertner, written for extreme climbers. This guidebook details, in English, the places you'll want to go in the northern Frankenjura if you warm up on 5.11. It is definitely written for the visiting climber and is therefore probably the best guidebook for the area for those of you thinking of coming for a visit. If you're interested in buying it beforehand you can get it at the given link, or I'll sell you my copy for €5 and you can pick it up from me when you get here.
To clarify, the book provides directions and descriptions for hard crags, which also often contain easier routes. So it's not exclusively for hard climbs.

Northern Frankenjura Version 8

Northern Frankenjura

Bernhard Thum

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If you want it all in one volume, this is it. Though it was written in 2010, you've still got a lifetime's worth of routes here and don't need to fork out the €60 to get the brand new Schwertner guidebooks. The organization of this book is a little different from the rest as it doesn't need to divide the Frankenjura into two sections. Also, the book, as are the Schwertner books, is written entirely in German.

Frankenjura 2 Frankenjura 1

Northern Frankenjura 1 & 2

Ulrich & Harald Röker

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These are the only guidebooks which provide descriptions in English. Parts 1 and 2 are laid out very similarly to the corresponding "Band 1" and "Band 2" written by Sebastian Schwertner, however the topos are more 3 dimensional. These are also not as up to date as the Schwertner guidebooks.

Frankenjura Band 2.

Northern Frankenjura Part 2

Sebastian Schwertner

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This newest release from Sebastian Schwertner covers the southern areas of the northern Frankenjura. The areas described are: Walberla, Trubachtal, Betzensteiner Gebiet, Spieser Gebiet, Schnaittacher Gebiet, Pegnitztal, Krottenseer Forst, Hirschbachtal, Königsteiner Gebiet, Lehental, Högenbachtal, Förrenbachtal and Lauterbachtal. Unfortunately, the "areas" described here do not directly correspond to those here on MP. They are more generalized, whereas those here on MP tend to go parking parking lot, and then into further detail of which crags are accessed from these parking lots.

Frankenjura Band 1

Northern Frankenjura Part 1

Sebastian Schwertner

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This is the newest release from Sebastian Schwertner covering the northern half of the northern Frankenjura. The described areas are: Leinleitertal, Wiesenttal, Gößweinstein, Püttlachtal, Weihersbachtal, Klumpertal, Ailsbachtal, Paradiestal, Kaiserbachtal, Scheßlitzer Gebiete, Staffelberg, Kleinziegenfelder Tal, Bärental and Zillertal. Unfortunately, these "areas" don't have any correspondence with those included here on MP.

International : Europe

Europe Sport Vertical

Europe - Sport Vertical

By David Atchison-Jones, Jingo Wobbly Publishing

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This is an overview book that sets out to list every single crag on the European continent a la Tim Toula's "Rock N' Road". Intended for a broad audience of various languages, the book uses an absurdly complex assortment of symbols & numbers to "describe" each crag without the use of text. The book is in full color, with plentiful glossy photos of various crags. This isn't a guidebook in the classic sense, but it can be a good way to learn about the locations & raw statistics of the multitude of little known crags in Europe. The book indicates number of routes, height of cliff, length of approach, sun exposure, and relative quality for more than 2600 sport, bouldering & alpine crags. The book also points you in the direction of the pertinent local guidebooks. Its a nice reference book, but probably not too useful once you're on the road. Set it on the coffee table or near your procelain throne for a few minutes of inspiration when the local weather is bad.

Rock Climbing Europe by Stewart Green

Rock Climbing Europe

Stewart Green, Falcon Guides

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Rock Climbing Europe is the perfect starting point for Americans on their way to Europe. The book is far from comprehensive, so ensure that your destination is included before laying out $40 or so. If your destination is included, expect explicit, robust, American-style route descriptions (a rarity in European guides) & photo-topos, all prefaced with a good deal of "Lonely Planet"-style traveler information. The book also follows the Falcon Guide system of providing tips on lodging/camping and where to find amenities in the local area. The book is encyclopedic is size, so you may want to xerox the key sections if you're going for a short trip.