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Buchenegger Wasserfälle

Buchenegger Wasserfälle

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 2350 out of 2387 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Nagelfluhkette

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

Best Hikes to Buchenegger Wasserfälle
  • The fall of the powerful water masses over the two steps at the Buchenegger waterfalls is an impressive natural experience. The waterfalls are located in one of the last primeval forests in Germany. They can be reached either via Steibis or via Buchenegg or on the south side of the Hündle summit. Especially when it is wet, the steep descent and ascent can be very slippery on both sides of the slope. We recommend good shoes and sure-footedness. Attention: Since 2021 there will be no more parking in Buchenegg!

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    • April 28, 2015

  • Magnificent natural spectacle! Very energetic! Beautiful, the way there too! Lots of visitors, some with shoes on the go ... But, it's an alpine trail! Therefore, clear case: hiking boots :-)

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    • September 2, 2017

  • Many steep steps require strength, respect for older people, some of the steps are leaked or loose.

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    • September 8, 2017

  • Lures to bathing and jumping, - but be careful, in the upper pools are strong whirlpools. Two men drowned this week.

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    • August 19, 2016

  • The descent is relatively steep and muddy but well developed. To look beautiful in the sunshine!

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    • May 12, 2017

  • Very worth seeing, but not harmless descent on formerly fortified way.

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    • January 31, 2018

  • Sturdy footwear and surefootedness for the way to the waterfalls are appropriate.

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    • August 21, 2017

  • The Buchenegger waterfalls are a refreshing highlight, especially in summer, because you can also swim in the river. But it's freezing. ;-)

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    • November 1, 2020

  • In the summer wonderfully cool. You can sit on the stones and pebble benches and let your legs dangle in the ice-cold water. Excellent for children.

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    • September 20, 2016

  • One of the sights of Oberstaufen.
    Nicely nestled between Buchenegg and Steibis.
    At the lower pool you can cool off, as long as you have swimming trunks;)

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    • August 31, 2017

  • Perfect bathing trip with a bath in the pool. You can also jump into the water from the rocks. Great refreshment when hiking.

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    • June 3, 2017

  • In the summer take swimming trunks you can swim in the deep pool. Jump from the cliffs should be left to the experts, as happens again and again something. Dear Pat, I have never been there when it was grumpy!

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    • July 9, 2016

  • Always an experience 😍
    However, you should be good on foot

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    • May 19, 2017

  • One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Allgäu!

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    • July 30, 2017

  • Magnificent waterfalls, especially after heavy rainfall. The sounds are very impressive.

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    • August 30, 2023

  • A natural spectacle, especially after a rainfall!

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    • March 2, 2017

  • Beautifully nestled between Buchenegg and Steibis
    the waterfalls are an idyllic place to stay.

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    • February 6, 2018

  • You should have seen "Must see"

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    • June 2, 2019

  • Especially in the summer a great cooling! If then some brave jump from 20m height in the lumps, it is a real highlight, which is called "Gumpenjucken"

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    • August 9, 2019

  • ... be. But otherwise it can be very romantic :)

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    • August 7, 2016

  • Beautiful waterfalls, in the lower basin you can wonderfully cool your legs.

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    • July 24, 2017

  • Who stands on waterfalls, comes here at his expense. Unfortunately you have to be good on foot, as very steep downhill and ascent. Not suitable for wheelchair users or baby carriages.

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    • July 5, 2018

  • The way is not far but extremely exhausting should be considered

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    • April 22, 2017

  • Grenzwertiger hiking trail in ailing condition. But great natural spectacle

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    • June 9, 2017

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


  • Elevation2,500 ft
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