Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 77 out of 78 hikers


  • Christoph

    Probably the most striking mountain and landmark of the Kleinwalsertal. The rock formations are very untypical for the Alpine region and are derived from the Helvetian Cretaceous. This type of rock rarely reaches the surface in the Alpine region and explains the layer structure of the Ifens and the Gottesacker Plateau, a protected karst landscape that begins at the foot of the Ifens and is clearly visible from the summit.

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    • September 30, 2016

  • Jürgen Hild

    The High Ifen (also Hochifen) is a 2230 m above sea level. A. or 2229 m above sea level. NHN high mountain in the Allgäu Alps, west of the Kleinwalsertal. In winter it forms the backdrop for a small ski area. It lies on the border between Germany and Austria. The summit represents the highest point of the slightly inclined Ifenplateau. On it the municipal boundaries of Egg, Mittelberg (both Vorarlberg) and Oberstdorf (Schwaben) meet.
    Northeast of the Ifenplateau is the Gottesackerplateau, a protected karst landscape with numerous caves and rare mountain plants. The most important caves are the Hölloch in the Mahdtal and the Schneckenlochhöhle near Schönenbach. On the eastern slope of the Bergstock, a Stone Age dwelling was discovered by the amateur archaeologist Detlef Willand in 1998 on the Schneiderkürenalpe at an altitude of about 1,500 m, and was uncovered by the University of Innsbruck.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • October 20, 2017

  • Markus

    Grandiose view of the Allgäu, the Kleinwalsertal, Ländle and Lake Constance.
    An impressive mountain and rock massif.
    High for sunrise.

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    • August 6, 2015

  • Ina

    Yes, that's well worth it! I camped there! And in the winter with ski high from the Ifenmulde and descent into the Melköde! I did it alone before my trip to England. These are unforgettable pictures and feelings!

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    • August 6, 2015

  • Bergmoerder

    The Hohe Ifen is a 2230 m high mountain in the Kleinwalsertal. The climb is secured to a short piece with a steel cable.

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    • October 7, 2017

  • Thomas Lacher

    The most striking mountain of the Kleinwalsertal. The climb is moderate except for a small passage insured with wire rope. From the top great view of the Schwarzwassertal.

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    • March 28, 2019

  • Robert Köhler

    Very nice summit in the Kleinwalsertal. The summit is only accessible on foot. The cable car goes to about 2000 meters. From the top cable car station, accessible via the Ifen 3 train, it is about 1-2 hours walk. Over a large boulder field, the path turns into a well-walked trail on a Plateu. At the tricky places there is stranding. The descent can be done as the ascent, or over the black water hut. Additional walking time, about 5-6 hours.

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    • August 9, 2019

  • Max Menke

    An ideal destination for a day trip in the Kleinwalsertal, the 360-degree panoramic view allows views to Lake Constance and the Arlberg region. As an ascent I recommend the way over Melköde, Schwarzwasserhütte, Ifersguntalpe and the Eugen-Köhler-Weg (about 3-4h). As a descent I chose the way through the Gottesacker over the Ifenhütte. For experienced hikers (stamina, sure-footedness and a little head for heights required)

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    • August 17, 2019

  • Michael.Eng.

    Descent via Schwarzwasserhütte recommended

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    • September 14, 2019

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Location: Oberstdorf, Oberallgäu, Allgäu, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany


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