Become a member of the DAV - the benefits

Alpine Sport

  • Take part in training courses and learn about all the important aspects of practicing alpine sports.
  • Take advantage of attractive section-led tour programmes under qualified guidance.
  • Get to know touring partners and like-minded people.  


  • Free or discounted access to maps, guides and books in the DAV libraries. 
  • Receive a free copy of the DAV Panorama mountaineering magazine six times a year, delivered straight to your door. 


  • Discounted overnight stays at over 2000 Alpine Club huts.
  • Exclusive access to self-catering huts.
  • Discounted food and drinks for DAV members.


  • Enjoy worldwide insurance cover for all alpine sports with the Alpine Security Service (ASS). Claims are processed via the Würzburger Versicherungs-AG. General terms and conditions of insurance apply.
  • Up-to-date and practice-orientated information about alpine sport safety, updated by the DAV safety research team.  


  • Adventure, enjoyment and challenges for young and old alike.
  • Opportunity to take part in attractive tours and trips.
  • Discounts on trips organised by the DAV Summit Club. 


  • Free or discounted entry to DAV climbing centres all over Germany.
  • Sponsorship scheme for up-and-coming juniors and top climbers. 

Get involved

  • Both financial and non-financial support of the club, which stands for the unity of mountain sports and nature.
  • Opportunity to complete official training and become a licensed expert trainer.
  • Work on environmental construction sites and assist with the upkeep of the alpine trail network.
  • Help with the renovation and maintenance of Alpine Club huts.
  • If you are interested, you can engage voluntarily in one of the many areas of the sections’ work.  



How to become a member of the DAV

Mehr erfahren
To become a member you are best to contact the regional club, the so called section, of your choice directly. You can find a section near you by using our Section Search. The section will then happily give you more information about their membership fees and offers.   Membership fees differ from section to section, depending on their size and offers. For an adult membership costs between 45 and 90 euros per calendar year. There is a discount for couples, as well as for families and young people. It is advisable to join a section near your hometown, in order to be able to make the most of the different offers: courses, events, library, equipment hire etc.   When you have decided which section you would like to join, you can download and fill in the DAV-Membership form (in German), and send it to your desired section.