Become a member of the DAV - your benefits
Experience mountain adventures
In our courses you get the necessary knowledge about mountain sports.
On guided tours you are always safe and well organized and prepared.
You'll meet other mountain lovers who are just as enthusiastic about mountain sports as you are.
The DAV Shop offers discounts on everything you need.
At the DAV Summit Club you can book mountain trips at reduced prices.
Enjoy cabin life
You can stay at over 2,000 cabins of the alpine associations for less.
Alpine club cabins offer delicious mountaineering food at a lower price.
You can cater for yourself in certain areas of the Alpine Club huts.
You have exclusive access to many self-catering cabins.
Safe in the mountains
As a member you are insured worldwide in case of mountain accidents. You can find more information about the Alpine Safety Service (ASS) on our website (in German).
As a DAV member you can also book additional insurance for mountain sports (travel cancellation, expeditions).
In our member magazine you can read about the latest results of DAV safety research.
Climbing fun for all
You get discounted or exclusive access to DAV climbing facilities. We'll show you where to find them on our website.
You can learn to climb in our indoor and outdoor courses.
There are many opportunities for performance-oriented young climbers - right up to the national team.
Many sections have special climbing groups for people with disabilities.
Become active as a volunteer
You can train to become a qualified exercise leader or trainer.
You can help us with environmental construction sites or with the maintenance of hiking trails.
Any help with the maintenance of Alpine Club cabins is welcome.
You can get involved in many other areas of the section's work.
Always be well informed
In the libraries you get free or discounted access to maps, guides and books.
The bigger sections offer rental equipment that you might need for that one tour.
You will also receive the member magazine of your section free of charge.