Paths connect places. When dusk falls, glare-free light makes paths safe and provides orientation. Successful path lighting is characterised by the fact that it fulfils design tasks as well as functional needs. In this way, paths naturally extend a warm welcome to a museum, office building or hotel. There are various ways to illuminate paths in public spaces or private gardens attractively and efficiently. We give helpful tips on which luminaires – bollard luminaires, facade luminaires or ground-recessed luminaires – fulfil these outdoor lighting tasks most effectively.