Benefits of the DAV membership

Bergsteigen im alpinen Gelände, mit und ohne Seilversicherung. Foto: DAV/Julian Rohn

Welcome to the DAV family!

As a member, you are not only part of a local mountain sports community, but also belong to the big DAV family. You benefit from a huge range of offers. Here are a few reasons why you should join. As a member of the DAV you get a lot of cool benefits!

The DAV is the largest mountain sports association in the world and one of the most important sports and nature conservation associations in Germany. We are united by the joy of outdoor sports, the urge to climb mountains and the goal of protecting our beautiful mountain landscape for the future.

Find out more about the benefits of the DAV membership here:

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

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.

  • We deliver the member magazine DAV Panorama to your home free of charge or you can use the app.

  • You will also receive the member magazine of your section free of charge.

And this is what our members say:

"The DAV sections do great youth work within the framework of the JDAV. You have excellent opportunities to learn climbing and bouldering in a sound and safe way. In addition, the Kidscups and Jugendcups offer a great opportunity for performance-oriented young climbers to take part in competitions."
"As a young adult (under 26), DAV membership pays off very quickly if you take advantage of the offers - especially discounted indoor admissions and alpine club cabins."
"All the DAV offers are very helpful for mountain ventures! Also the contacts and friendships we experienced have accompanied us for many years and some of them have remained until today!"
"The Alpine Club is very committed to mountaineers and nature, in the sense of sustainable alpinism. This is becoming more and more important during our time and I think that the DAV is doing a good job of keeping up with the changing requirements of both mountain visitors and the environment and helping to shape them."
"Courses and guided tours are offered. You can attend a training leader course yourself and become a tour leader. The DAV is a great and highly recommendable association."
"It is great that the DAV is committed to the careful and preserving coexistence of man and nature. A thousand thanks for your work and commitment!!!"