Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf — hiking at three altitudes

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Oberstdorf — hiking at three altitudes

Hiking Collection by Oberstdorf

17

Tours

99:15 h

169 mi

45,150 ft

When the Trettach rushes through the alpine valley at 900 meters above sea level, you hear the marmots whistle from Seealpsee at 1,700 meters above sea level and in the evening you enjoy the famous alpenglow from the Mindelheimer Hütte above the 2,595 meters high Trettachspitze - then you have arrived in Oberstdorf! You want to stroll with your family through idyllic valleys and sip delicious alpine milk? Or do you want to get higher to the best view of the beautiful Oberstdorf from the Allgäuer Grasberge? As half a chamois you would like to know and climb the rugged peaks of the Allgäuer Hauptkamm? Perfect! Because Oberstdorf stands for unique hiking at three altitudes.

We have put together 17 tours for you to the most beautiful corners and heights of the impressive mountain world around Oberstdorf. Over the idyllic Oytal, hiking trails lead you up into the airy heights up to the Hahnenköpfle or to the Edmund Probst Haus just below the prominent Nebelhorn. At the border stone 147, the southernmost point of Germany is waiting for you — a tour that can be perfectly arranged as a bike-hiking mix. You will discover picturesque valleys with the Traufbachtal, the Warmatsgundtal and the neighbouring Kleinwalsertal. As a lover of hut tours we take you to four breathtaking places to stay overnight: the Mindelheimer Hütte, the Rappenseehütte, the Fiderepasshütte and the Waltenberger Haus.

The tours to the Rubihorn, the Älpelesattel and the Hahnenköpfle demand a lot from you. All the more proudly you can then enjoy the fantastic view of the surrounding peaks and let the mountain wind blow around your nose. With a bit of luck, you won't be alone up here and see a herd of chamois jumping happily over the rocks.

"Careful, safe, gentle" - during your holiday in the holiday region Oberstdorf - Kleinwalsertal you will experience highest quality, service and many measures to make your stay as safe as possible.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Difficult
    05:45
    12.2 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With this demanding circular hike, you move away from the main tourist streams and dive deep into the picture-perfect Traufbach valley with crystal-clear lakes and impressive gorges. Due to the …

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  • Difficult
    07:06
    10.6 mi
    1.5 mph
    4,025 ft
    3,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    It's easy for the others - on this tour you take the longest and most demanding ascent with a number of vertical meters to the Mindelheimer Hut. There is an …

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  • Difficult
    07:19
    11.3 mi
    1.5 mph
    4,575 ft
    4,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this demanding tour you need to be fit and have a good head for heights, because you can expect a number of vertical meters in ascent and descent. You …

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  • Difficult
    08:49
    13.8 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,825 ft
    3,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The glide path sounds more harmless than it is: on one of the most demanding ascents and descents in the Allgäu Alps, many exposed and steel cable insured spots await …

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  • Intermediate
    02:41
    4.38 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This scenic hike takes you deep into the area of the Faltenbachtobel. The impressive path along rushing waterfalls through the gorge is one of the most beautiful Tobel routes in …

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  • Difficult
    12:56
    26.2 mi
    2.0 mph
    3,600 ft
    3,600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Off to the southernmost point in Germany! No hustle and bustle awaits you there, but idyllic tranquility in a flowery, remote mountain world. The chances of seeing a few marmots …

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  • Intermediate
    01:46
    3.45 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,050 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this promising hike, you will explore the mountains on the border between Germany and Austria. From Riezlern in the Kleinwalsertal, the route leads you first on quiet roads uphill and over wide mountain meadows - already here you can enjoy beautiful views. At the Mittelalp, you have not only brought almost all vertical meters behind you, you have earned yourself a stop with panoramic views here.

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  • Intermediate
    03:44
    7.76 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this hike, we take you on a little journey through time, because the houses in the mountain village Gerstruben are partly over 500 years old. The route takes you …

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  • Intermediate
    02:52
    6.39 mi
    2.2 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The wildly romantic Oytal is ideal for long and short hikes with its magnificent mountain panoramas, comfortable hiking trails and cozy retreats. On this beautiful tour we lead you from …

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  • Difficult
    06:44
    11.1 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,875 ft
    2,850 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A mountain tour through the Oberstdorf mountains, which could hardly be more beautiful: Through the romantic Trettachtal valley and the dramatic Hölltobel you start on good trails to the historically protected mining village Gerstruben. After a short rest in the inn, it continues straight away. Now it is getting steeper. On narrow trails and in countless bends the path leads you to the Hahnenköpfle.

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  • Difficult
    03:56
    5.79 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,525 ft
    100 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Proud 1,080 vertical meters expect you on the approach to Mindelheimer hut. But you will be spoiled on the mountain trail with beautiful views of the peaks of the Allgäu …

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  • Difficult
    03:48
    4.10 mi
    1.1 mph
    3,575 ft
    0 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This mountain hike leads you to the perfect starting point for exciting summit tours at the Allgäu Hauptkaumm: the Waltenberger Haus. From Birgsau you hike along forest trails along the …

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  • Difficult
    07:32
    10.6 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,775 ft
    3,775 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This exciting mountain tour on the third level leads you directly from Oberstdorf to the summit of the Rubihorn - with over 1,100 vertical meters in the ascent in any case a tour for persevering hikers. From the valley station of the Nebelhornbahn, you will hike past the ski jumps and into the Faltenbachtobel. Through the wildly romantic brook gorge it goes uphill to the cable car middle station "Seealpe".

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  • Difficult
    08:11
    14.1 mi
    1.7 mph
    3,100 ft
    3,100 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On this hike you will tour the imposing Höfats on the challenging track of almost 23 kilometers. The proverbial highlight is the overhanging of the saddle: from the highest point …

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  • Difficult
    04:31
    6.70 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,675 ft
    50 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Rappenseehütte on the main ridge of the Allgäu Alps is the perfect starting point for exciting mountain tours. For this you have to climb but first to the hut …

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  • Difficult
    08:02
    13.7 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,525 ft
    5,050 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On this magnificent, challenging hike, you will take exciting trails through the Allgäu mountains. Breathtaking views on the Laufbacher Eck and cozy alpine huts in the picturesque Oytal make this hike a first-class tour. At the beginning you drive comfortably up to the top station with the Nebelhornbahn. A short path leads you to the pointer saddle, where you can enjoy a great view of the Seealpsee. Over flower-rich steep slopes, the mountain trail winds to the Schochensattel.

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  • Intermediate
    03:31
    7.07 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The somewhat more demanding circular hike in the footsteps of Max Wallraf to Cologne guarantees a varied holiday experience at the foot of the Rubihorn.At the beginning of the …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    17
  • Distance
    169 mi
  • Duration
    99:15 h
  • Elevation
    45,150 ft
Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf — hiking at three altitudes