Become a DAV member

You love the mountains and adventure? Then you've come to the right place! The German Alpine Club (DAV) is the largest mountain sports association worldwide.
A membership brings many advantages such as discounts in the Alpine Club huts and gyms, insurance coverage in the event of mountain accidents and the opportunity to take part in DAV tours and courses.
But the DAV is about more than just climbing peaks. We all share the love of nature, are committed to protecting the Alps and pass on our knowledge and enthusiasm for mountain sports to others. With over 1.4 million members, we are a strong community who lives that spirit.

Annual membership fee

Member type Annual contribution  One time recording fee
A member (individual aged 26 and over) €65,00 €32,00
B member (spouse, life partner, seniors aged 70 and over, mountain rescue service) €38,00 €19,00
Juniors (19 - 25 years) €30,00 €15,00
Childred, Youth up to 18 years old €25,00 €12,00
Families (children up to 18 years free) €103,00 €51,00


Can I deduct the DAV contribution as a donation for tax purposes?
No, the membership fee in the German Alpine Club is not tax deductible, as members receive extensive benefits for the fee, such as insurance cover (ASS), discounted overnight stays in huts, the member magazine “Panorama” and other discounts. Only donations without anything in return are tax deductible.

For more information also see the FAQ on DAV's official English website:  FAQs concerning a membership in the DAV

Apply for membership


The fastest and easiest way to become a member is to use our online form (only in German):

Apply for membership online

As an alternative to registering online, you can also download, fill out and sign the application form (only in German). 
You can either send the form by post to the  Geschäftsstelle der DAV Sektion Straubing, Fraunhoferstr. 18, 94315 Straubing  or by fax (0 94 21-968 09 10). 

We would also be happy to welcome you personally to our office.

Statutes (208KB, pdf)

DAV member benefits

Mountain sports
- learn everything important about mountain sports in training courses 
- use the section's attractive tour program under qualified guidance 
- get to know tour partners and like-minded people

- free or discounted access to the section's maps, guides and books 
- the mountaineering magazine DAV Panorama six times a year free of charge to your house

- cheaper overnight stays in over 2,000 Alpine club huts 
- exclusive access to self-catering huts 
- discounted mountaineering food and drinks 

- with the Alpine security service (ASS) enjoy worldwide insurance cover for all mountain sports. Claims are handled by Würzburger Versicherungs-AG. The general insurance conditions are applied. 
- Current information on safety in mountain sports, prepared in a practical manner by DAV safety research  

- Experience adventure, fun and challenges for young and old 
- Opportunity to take part in attractive tours and trips 
- Discounts for DAV Summit Club trips 
- Discounts from advertising partners (see newsletter: Mein Ausrüster, Sport Erdl, Meier Lauf and Sportshop, Radhaus Lang)

- free or discounted access to the DAV climbing facilities throughout Germany 
- support programs for young and top climbers 

Become active yourself
- ideologic and financial support for the club that stands for the compatibility of mountain sports and nature 
- possibility of qualified training as a trainer or specialist trainer 
- commitment on environmental construction sites and in the maintenance of the alpine path network 
- assistance in the renovation and maintenance of the Alpine Club huts 
- if interested, volunteer work in one of the many areas of the section's work

For more information also see DAV's official English website: Benefits of the DAV membership

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