Marathon races in Germany

Racing in Germany

Germany is home to some of the most iconic marathon races in the world. A vast countryside combed with old world historic cities make Germany a marathoner’s favorite. Take in the racy sites of the red light district with the Hamburg Marathon, or peruse downtown Berlin with the Berlin Marathon known as the fastest marathon in the world. If a half marathon is your thing, there is Germany’s oldest running road race the Paderborner Osterlauf, which dates back to 1947. Or, for those ultra marathon enthusiasts, the GutsMuths-Rennsteiglauf will give you a run for your money. Europe’s longest cross country race, there is something for every level and marathon lover. With so much history-rich culture to behold, take it all in on foot.

Quick facts


Region: Europe
Capital: Berlin
Population: 81.3 Million