Are there any schoolings/trainings for orienteering skills in Germany?

I hike during weekends, but mostly using GPS (geocaching) or using trails, so there's not much opportunity to fully train orienteering skills. Orienteering runs are not for me, because I'm hiker, not runner. Rogaining is too extreme.

In Poland, I was using opportunities such as trainings organized by student's outdoor organizations, or on orienteering marches, where individuals had to navigate to the selected points using the maps such as that:

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I think that what I'm looking for is at most similar to pathfinding or some military marches done in woodlands.

Are there any similar options to train orienteering skills in Germany? For example, student organizations or orienteering/outdoor schools? I was trying to find something like that, but without success.

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    We used to do that as kids with the scouts. I'm not aware of any student organizations, though. But I'm aware of a whole bunch of people (including me) who prefer to hike off the crowded trails, and often also as the crow flies. You can send me an email: r-forge.r-project.org/users/cbeleites Aug 19, 2013 at 19:58

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There's a German organization. Their website can be found here.

It's best for you to ask them for further information. You can contact one of these people.

  • But as the name suggests, they are runners... and I've excluded running in my question. I mean something more like that what pathfinders are doing. Jan 20, 2014 at 19:49
  • i think your best practice is to ask them, sure they need something to make a competition that's the speed part, but i'm sure they are able to help you out, just ask them nicely
    – Jeredepp
    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:18

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