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Hoher Ifen

Hoher Ifen

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Recommended by 791 out of 805 hikers

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

Best Hikes to Hoher Ifen
  • 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

  • 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

  • Great view over the Gottesacker Plateau. But also the neighboring peaks of the Alps. Beautifully marked paths. I can only recommend the tour over the Gottesacker plateau. Starting point can be from the Seilbahnsttion in the valley, abr also from the highest station on approx. 2000 meters. The tour offers several destination routes.

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    • March 21, 2019

  • An ideal destination for a day tour in the Kleinwalsertal, the 360-degree panoramic view allows views of Lake Constance and the Arlberg area. As an ascent, I recommend the route via Melköde, Schwarzwasserhütte, Ifersguntalpe and the Eugen-Köhler-Weg (about three to four hours). As a descent, I chose the path through the Gottesacker over the Ifenhütte. For experienced hikers (stamina, sure-footedness and a bit of head for heights required).

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    • August 17, 2019

  • View into three different landscapes with their different types of rocks and plants. Directly the national border in front of the nose. Highly recommended, climb slightly challenging!

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Grandiose view after the small climbs over the Allgäu Alps and the high alpine chain!
    The climb is definitely worth it!

    Absolutely worthwhile ascent on the Hohen Ifen!
    Fantastic views, valley cuts and of course the obligatory mountain jackdaws that try to steal your snack from your lunch box 😉

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Grandiose view of the Gottesacker Plateau.

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    • August 16, 2018

  • Great views of the Gottesacker Plateau! Nice recognition, especially if you've ever wandered over it yourself.

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Nice tour from the Auenhütte to the summit with a descent via the Eugen Köhler Weg to the Schwarzwasserhütte and the Melköde.

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    • March 30, 2020

  • We started from the valley station and just followed the signs ... (shortly before the summit there is a small climb, but everything is secured with ropes) 😜😜
    At the top we are then back the Eugen Köhler Weg over the Schwarzwasserhütte (but also here ropes and steps are easy to master 😎👍)

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    • September 9, 2021

  • Very nice view of the peaks of the surrounding mountain ranges. The Schweitzer Alps and the Austrian side of the Alps always in view. A tour of the Gottesackerplateu is highly recommended.

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    • February 5, 2019

  • Great hiking tour with 2 variants. Option 1: Descent via the Schwarzwasserhütte and Option 2: via the Gottesacker plateau, however, a longer route

    Tour over the Gottesacker plateau is only recommended in good weather

    Probably the most striking mountain in the Kleinwalsertal. The ascent is moderately difficult except for a small passage that is insured with a wire rope. Great view of the Schwarzwassertal from above.

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    • March 26, 2019

  • Stunning view over the Alps! Definitely worth the climb :)

    • July 7, 2019

  • Very beautiful summit in the Kleinwalsertal. The summit can only be reached on foot. The cable car runs at around 2,000 meters. From the top cable car station, accessible via Ifen 3 Bahn, it is about an hour or two on foot. Over a large scree field, the path turns into an easily accessible hiking trail on a Plateu. There is stranding in the tricky places. The descent can be done like the ascent, or via the Schwarzwasserhütte. Additional walking time, approximately five to six hours.

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    • August 9, 2019

  • Great panoramic view - quite a lot of old snow when climbing from the Auenwaldhütte (June 12, 2020)

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    • June 14, 2020

  • The Hohe Ifen is a 2230 meter high mountain in the Kleinwalsertal. The ascent is secured in a short piece with a steel cable.

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    • October 7, 2017

  • Descent via Schwarzwasserhütte is recommended.

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    • September 14, 2019

  • 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

  • Nice tour and a must in Kleinwalsertal. Three cable cars lead to the high Ifen. each to a different altitude, but none to the summit. From the third cable car to the summit, it takes about 1-2 hours to walk. The path is well marked and offers a great view of the Gottesacker Plateau. The way to the Gottesacker is also recommended. The ascent to the summit is easily feasible, but you should be sure-footed, as a scree field must be crossed. Where necessary, the path is even provided on the rock with safety ropes. The ascent and / or descent can also be done via the Schwarzwasserhütte, walking time approx. 6-8 hours from the valley.

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    • February 22, 2019

  • View of the Gottesacker plateau.

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    • January 4, 2019

  • Fantastic views of the Allgäu, the main Alpine ridge and Lake Constance. Both routes require surefootedness and a head for heights.

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    • July 8, 2020

  • Beautiful all-round view from the summit

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Great view - after a strenuous ascent

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    • August 15, 2020

  • Nice day tour. The paths on both sides of the Ifen are secured with ropes and crampons. You should be sure-footed and free from giddiness.
    The view is terrific.

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    • July 11, 2020

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


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