German Hiking Institute

The team

Klaus Erber

Klaus Erber
President

Dipl. Geographer
Hiking Certificate and seminars
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Hiking and nature conservation
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Jochen Becker

Jochen Becker
Vice president

Regional consultant
Consulting and planning
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Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dieter Quack

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dieter Quack
Research committee

Research and destination consulting
Head of research center of the Deutsches Wanderinstitut e.V. (Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences)
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Michael Jarmuschewski

Michael Jarmuschewski
Treasurer

Dipl. Geograph
Hiking Certificate
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Dr. Henning Smolka

Dr. Henning Smolka
Secretary

Environmental communication
Seminars and further training
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Dr. Rainer Brämer

Dr. Rainer Brämer
Honorary president

Nature sociologist
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Matthias Gruber

Matthias Gruber
Honorary president

Regional consultant
Consulting and planning
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Kirsten Böttger

Kirsten Böttger

M.A. Tourism, hiking tour guide, outdoor educator
Destination consulting and planning in Denmark
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Arndt Brüning

Dr. Arndt Brüning

Dipl. Biologist
Film production for, e.g., hiking destinations
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Robert Carrera

Robert Carrera

Consulting and planning
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Lise Holt

Lise Holt

Consulting and planning in Denmark
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Günther Krämer

Günther Krämer

Focus on Carpathians and Eastern Europe
Consulting and planning
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Achim Laub

Achim Laub

Destination consulting on
Hiking and cuisine/regional products
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Dr. Randolf Manderbach

Dr. Randolf Manderbach

Dipl. Biologist
Web consulting
Hiking and nature conservation
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Dr. Ulrike Poller

Dr. Ulrike Poller

Cadaster of hiking trails and their inventory
Hiking trails for good health, hiking books
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Dr. Jürgen Schmeißer

Dr. Jürgen Schmeißer

Dipl. psychologist
Study tour guide, hiking tour guide, hiking trainer C
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Consulting of tour operators
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Claudia Stalze

Claudia Stalze

Dipl. Geographer
Implementation planning and consulting for hiking trails
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Michael Sterr

Michael Sterr

Dipl. Ing. (FH) surveying
Trail management and digital data
Mobile homes and hiking
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Dr. Wolfgang Todt

Dr. Wolfgang Todt

Cadaster of hiking trails and their inventory
Hiking trails for good health, hiking books
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