How to become a member of the DAV

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. 


Important notice:

If you change your address, please inform your section directly, and do not contact the DAV Headquarters in Munich. By doing so you can ensure that the DAV Panorama magazine and information from your section will continue to be sent to you.  

If your bank details change, please send the new account number to your section. Until your yearly membership fee has been paid, you are not covered by the insurance. 


Become a member of the DAV - the benefits

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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.