A hiker's paradise in Oberstdorf: Three altitudes packed with nature
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Hiking at three altitudes — that is the motto in Oberstdorf. Relaxed hikers and families stroll on the flattest plain through picturesque valleys from mountain pasture to mountain pasture. At medium altitudes, on the other hand, you can explore the vast alpine meadows and even climb the occasional mountain. The third and most challenging altitude level offers the most exciting mountain adventures high up on the rocky peaks of the Allgäu main ridge. We have selected a total of eleven hikes to help you explore the picturesque mountain world of the Allgäu at all three altitudes. And, one thing is already certain: no matter which level you choose, the impressive nature around Oberstdorf will fascinate you.
In this Collection, our twelve handpicked routes, will take you on a hike to the most beautiful places in the mountains around Oberstdorf: Explore picturesque valleys and visit romantic mountain villages such as Gerstruben. Climb up to the lush meadows and magnificent mountain panoramas in the Oytal — and then roll down into the valley on a mountain scooter. Hike from the Austrian Kleinwalsertal to the Söllereck, where the summer toboggan run or gondola lift will take you back to the valley. Whether you are looking for strenuous mountain treks, a leisurely hike or a walk with the whole family — the hiking trails in the Allgäu mountains and through the romantic valleys are just the right thing.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for mountain adventures, you should definitely take a closer look at the hikes on the Allgäu main ridge. These routes take you on exciting and panoramic paths to Hahnenköpfle or over the Älpelesattel. The panoramic peaks around Oberstdorf offer everyone a completely new perspective of the Allgäu and a wonderful variety of hikes.
We will also take you to mountain huts high up in the Allgäu Alps. Climb up to the Fiderepass hut or visit the Kemptner hut, the first hut on the popular E5 trail crossing the alps. Once you've reached a hut at the top, countless peaks are within reach — it's definitely worth spending the night!
The Allgäuer Hochalpen are one of the most species-rich and diverse mountains in the Alps. In many areas you are in a nature reserve. For a sustainable nature experience and to ensure that we all together protect and preserve the nature of Oberstdorf, we would like to ask you to be prudent and respectful in all your activities. Please stay on the designated hiking and biking trails to avoid disturbing the delicate flora and fauna. Also, please close any cattle gate that you have opened yourself and keep your dog on a leash. Please keep a respectful distance from animals and avoid disturbing them. We firmly believe that together we can help to preserve the beautiful nature of Oberstdorf.
Tip: Before every tour, check out the mountain sports report from Tourismus Oberstdorf for information on the trail network and the current mountain weather. In addition, you will find information about alps, refuges and other infrastructure facilities. Also available as a newsletter! -> oberstdorf.de/alpininfo/bergsportbericht
With this challenging circular hike, you get away from the main tourist streams and dive deep into the picture-perfect Traufbachtal with crystal-clear lakes and impressive gorges. Due to the increased level of difficulty, you should bring a good level of surefootedness.
It starts on the banks of the Trettach…
On this promising hike you will explore the mountains on the border between Germany and Austria. From Riezlern in Kleinwalsertal, the route first takes you uphill on quiet roads and across wide mountain meadows - you can already enjoy wonderful views here. On the Mittelalp you have not only covered almost…
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A mountain tour through the Oberstdorf mountains that could hardly be more beautiful: through the romantic Trettachtal and the dramatic Hölltobel you climb at the beginning on good paths to the listed mountain farming village of Gerstruben. After a short rest in the inn, we continue straight away. Now…
This wonderful, demanding hike takes you on exciting paths through the Allgäu mountains. Breathtaking views at the Laufbacher Eck and cozy alpine huts in the picturesque Oytal make this hike a tour in a class of its own. At the beginning you take the Nebelhornbahn up to the mountain station. A short…
On this hike you circle the imposing Höfats on the demanding route of almost 23 kilometers. The proverbial highlight is the crossing of the Älpelesattel: From the highest point of the tour you have a fantastic view of the Allgäu mountains. The tour first takes you on easy hiking trails from Oberstdorf…
The somewhat more demanding circular hike in the footsteps of Max Wallraf zu Köln guarantees a varied holiday experience at the foot of the Rubihorn.
At the beginning of the multifaceted hike, it goes via the Schattenberg stadium up to the Breitenberg.
There are then two descent options available. The…
The round over the Piesenkopf is an extensive, family-friendly day tour. It leads over beautiful alpine meadows and through a beautiful moor landscape to a summit with a view. There is a rustic alp on the descent path for a stop.
It starts in the picturesque Rohrmoostal in the hamlet of the same name…
Anderl Heckmair was a mountain and ski guide from Oberstdorf with a great interest in alpine flora. In summer you can follow in his footsteps high up between the peaks through colorful flower meadows. You can discover mountain anemones, alpine roses and rare species such as the moon rue.
The hike starts…
This wonderful high-altitude hike takes you to an impressive summit with comparatively few meters in altitude. Challenging paths run past beautiful mountain lakes and almost always offer phenomenal views. On one variant, the summit ascent can also be omitted.
The starting point is at the mountain station…
The Fiderepasshütte, which lies on the border between Germany and Austria, is relatively easy to reach using the Fellhornbahn. Beautiful climbs lead you through a beautiful mountain landscape with blooming meadows and alpine roses to the promising hut.
To get started, you hike on a well-developed path…
The way up to the Kemptner Hütte leads through a breathtaking gorge. Once you have crossed this, you enter marmot country and have earned a proper stop in grandiose surroundings.
The starting point of the hike is in Spielmannsau. You can go there by bike or by bus from Oberstdorf. At the beginning, the…
This relaxed round starts right in Oberstdorf and takes you to some wonderful views of the town and the surrounding mountains. The paths are easy to walk and mostly paved.
In the east of Oberstdorf you climb towards Jauchen, where you can already enjoy the first wonderful view. On the old Walserstraße…
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