Welcome to the North South Trail


The Hall of Fame of NST lists contains the names of all verified Thru-Hikers of the Nord Süd Trail as well as many Section-Hikers since the first through-hike in 2020. This list serves as a reminder and honor to all those who have completed the longest and most challenging long-distance hiking trail in Germany over several months.
Do all Thru-Hikers of the North-South Trail appear in this list?
No, they do not. Many long-distance hikers undertake such journeys for themselves, seeking solitude and tranquility. Since there is no registration or logbook system at the NST trailhead, we do not have an exact count of how many hikers have completed the entire North-South Trail.
The Hall of Fame includes those who have verified their thru-hike through platforms like Find Penguins, contributing to the community and initiative of the NST. Each individual in the Hall of Fame has not only completed the entire trail but has also served as an ambassador for the trail. They have helped promote the trail on social media, maintain or replace trail markers, provide interviews to the local press, share their journey with other hikers, and communicate new or updated information about the shelters.
Also, the Section-Hikers, who over several years with perseverance and patience attempt to complete the long trail, are immortalized in the Hall of Fame.
The focus of the “Hall of Fame” is not about determining who was the fastest, but rather providing a simple representation that each hiker can achieve their goal in very different ways. Every person who has successfully completed the entire trail is considered a winner.
As the saying goes, “In thru-hiking, it’s the last place that wins.”
By honoring the slowest hiker, we emphasize the importance of patience, endurance, and enjoying the moments along the way.

And the winners are… Drumroll… Pepe59 and Deichschaf. They completed the entire NST in a sensational 189 days. An example for all of us, showing that even small steps can lead to the goal. Congratulations, and never forget: Hike your own Hike!

The Champions League

Nord Süd Trail Thru-Hiker

A Thru-Hiker is anyone who has hiked the Nord Süd Trail from start to finish in its entirety and without interruption.

Nr.NameClass ofStarting dayHiking days / Totalforest shower challengelinks
1Soulboy (52) ♂

202020. April133 / 166YouTube
2Wandermaus (56) ♀

202101. April145 / 157Find Penguins (verified)
3Radusel (34) ♂

202107. Mai† Deceased on 07.09.2021.
On the NST. †
4Hänsel (72) ♂ und Gretel (66)♀

202113. Mai135 / 159Find Penguins (verified)
5Louder (59) ♂

202107. August103/117🥶Find Penguins (verified)
6Hikingmanu (38) ♂

202221. April105/119Find Penguins (verified)
7Hungry Bear (56) ♂

202221. April115/154Find Penguins (verified)
8WildWortWechsel (57) ♂

202210. April138/179🥶Find Penguins (verified)
9Robin the Hood (27) ♂

202215. April115/154Find Penguins (verified)
10Hikehitcher (54) ♂

202301. March100/118Find Penguins (verified)
11Henro (40) ♂

2023April 04111/129Find Penguins (verified)
12Moonshine (38) ♂

2023April 23106/113Find Penguins (verified)
13Der Franke (61) ♂

2023April 03135/152Find Penguins (verified)
14Pepe59 (64) ♂

2023March 16144/189Find Penguins (verified)
15B.L. (44) ♂

2023April 02136/172Find Penguins (verified)
16Deichschaf (31) ♀

2023April 16154/189Find Penguins (verified)
The persistent ones

Nord Süd Trail Section-Hiker

A section hike that allows you to complete the NST over many years.

% completedName / TrailnameResidenceStart of the section hikeStamp card
78Daniel "Daniel-on-tour"Frechen01.11.2019Stempelkarte
52Monika "Heidschnucke"Bergen01.04.2023Stempelkarte
51Chriz "Stockmann"Berlin20.01.2024Stempelkarte
50Markus "Fernwanderer" SchröterAuggen01.06.2014Stempelkarte
43Heike "Pocahontas"Hamburg14.03.2020Stempelkarte
38Oliver "NoName"Landau27.04.2023Stempelkarte
36Lothar "UL The Stages Hiker"Neuenstein10.04.2022Stempelkarte
33Frank "Freestyla"Ravensburg19.09.2011Stempelkarte
31Andreas "StartTheTrail"Weißenhorn07.07.2021Stempelkarte
31Markus de VriesEmmerich am Rhein29.03.2024Stempelkarte
30Julian "huchi_hikes"Münster01.10.2020Stempelkarte
29Helga "Pura-Vida"Düsseldorf01.01.2022Stempelkarte
28Titus "Reskamo"Freiburg19.05.2018Stempelkarte
27Laura "Frau immer weiter"Köln08.05.2021Stempelkarte
27Rene "jester"Münster01.04.2023Stempelkarte
17"Hiking Machine"Düsseldorf05.05.2018Stempelkarte
15Patrick "Shoeless Joe"Kohlscheid20.04.2020Stempelkarte
12Bianca "bellawhitehazelnut" KarpHamburg21.02.2021Stempelkarte
12Christine "Nordfrosch"Kiel22.04.2022Stempelkarte
8Marlene "HiFi"Mainz29.04.2024Stempelkarte
7,5Oliver "Olli über alle Berge"Hilchenbach28.08.2023Stempelkarte
6Peter "Hobble"Langenhagen10.07.2021Stempelkarte
6Jens "Dr.Action"Detmold11.08.2017Stempelkarte
6Theo "Mallard"München19.06.2021Stempelkarte
3Dana LangerwischPotsdam09.06.2024Stempelkarte
0,5Sven "Sventiment"Mainz29.04.2024Stempelkarte