Questions & Answers
Do you have some questions about your safe holiday in Oberstdorf and the corona safety measures currently in force? You are welcome to inform yourself on our FAQ sites.

Opening of tourism

Re-start of tourism in Oberstdorf on May 21, 2021 due to stable 7-days-incidence numbers in the county of Oberallgäu below 100! Opening steps for tourism and gastronomy in Bavaria depend on incidence numbers. This rule also applies for opening steps for leisure and cultural facilities, each with requirements and hygiene concepts.

Already since May 6, 2021 persons who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have been equated with negative tested persons.

On June 4, 2021 the Bavarian Government made new decisions:

  • the "case of disaster" will be lifted on June 7, 2021.
  • Only two incidence thresholds (50 and 100) will apply. The previoud incidene of 35 is not applicable anymore.
  • emergency break is valid until June 30, which means that with an incidence higher than 100 the German rules will apply (not Bavarian).
  • generel contact restricitions: between a 50 and 100 incidence 10 persons from a maximum of 3 households may come together, with < 50 ten persons from any number of households. As before, vaccinated and recovered persons will not be counted according to Federal law for private meetings or any other social contacts.

All statements in our "Questions & Answers" have been made to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot take any responsibility for the completeness of all contents. We will update this page constantly in order to inform you as good as possible. 

Furthermore, we kindly ask you inform yourself on the official page of the Bavarian Government as well: 

FAQs - frequently asked questions

Here you will also find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the rules in Bavaria.

With more than 100 new infections per 100.000 inhabitants within the last 7 days within a county (according to German institue RKI) the "Federal emergeny break" comes into force.

More information about the rules and changes of this emergeny break can be found hier.

The measures of the emergeny break will retire on June 30, 2021 at the latest.

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Contact restrictions in general
Rules starting on June 7, 2021

Incidence numbers between 50 - 100:
- 10 persons from a maximum of 3 households may meet, incidence < 50 ten persons from any number of households.

As before, vaccinated or recovdered persons are not counted according to Federal law for private meetings or any other social contacts.

Spouses, life partners or partners in a non-marital partnerships are counted as one household, also if they do not live together.

For fully vaccinated or recovered persons these contact restrictions will not be applied.

remarks about the county of Oberallgäu

As the county of Oberallgäu fell below a 7-days-incidence of 50 on 5 following days, the rules for a 7-days-incidence below 50 will apply from Wednesday, June 9, 2021 on.

Accommodation and hosts

Starting on May 21, 2021 a holiday in Oberstdorf is possible again, required the 7-days-incidence numbers are stable below 100 within the county of Oberallgäu, where Oberstdorf belongs to.

Since June 7, 2021 the following has been applied:
All accommodation facilities: rooms/flats can be rent for all persons who may come together according to new contact restrictions.

For Oberstdorf the incidence numbers of the county of "Oberallgäu" are relevant.

As the County of Oberallgäu fell to a 7-days-incidence of below 50 on 5 following days the rules for a 7-days-incidence below 50 will apply from Wednesday, June 9, 2021 on.

Institutions within the hotels, guesthouses etc.

• offers for medical therapy and spa are open for overnight guests
• restaurant within in the hotel/house (also inside) may open under consideration of hygiene concepts, but only for hotel guests and only until 10 pm!

Visit of secondary homes

From May 21, 2021 on the stay of guests in a secondary home is allowed again, depending on a stable 7-days-incidence number below 100

The same rules will apply as for any other accommodation.

Are camping sites open?

From May 21, 2021 on it is allowed to accommodate guests again, depending on a stable 7-days-incidence below 100.

For more information please contact the camping sites, all contacts here:

wild camping is forbidden!

No wild camping allowed in the whole area of Oberstdorf!

Information about "Luca" App

Information about the digital contact tracing app "Luca" can be found under "gastronomy".

When do guests have to depart?

Should a county exceed the incidence number of 100 on 3 following days the measures of the Federal emergency break will come into force on the day after next. Overnight guests would have to leave again from the 5th day on.

mandatory Corona testing in Oberstdorf

For a holiday in Oberstdorf the following rule applies from June 9, 2021 on:

In areas with an incidence below 50 every guests must be able to show a negative testing result (PCR test done max. 48 hours or POC Antigen test max. 24 hours ago or self-testing under supervision) upon arrival .

In areas with an incidence number between 50 and 100 the testing duty every 48 hours will apply.

For Oberstdorf the incidence number of the county of Oberallgäu are relevant.

Fully vaccinated and recovered persons are excluded from the duty of testing.

Kids up to their 6th birthday are excluded from the duty of testing according to general applied principles,

New testing centers for Oberstdorf

Together with the partner 21 DX the following testing centers are offered in Oberstdorf for guests and inhabitants.

The "Antigen" test is for free.

Registration on:

Oberstdorf Haus, Saal Breitachklamm, Prinzregenten-Platz 1, 87561 Oberstdorf
Opening hours from June 17: Monday to Sunday 09 am to 3 pm

Tourist-Information office at the train station, Bahnhofsplatz 3, 87561 Oberstdorf
from June 17: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm

Private Testing center Oberstdorf

Testcenter Oberstdorf
for guests and natives
Where: administration building of the Explorer Hotel,
An der Breitach 7, 87538 Fischen

Implementation of Corona rapid Antigen tests (for free) for all citizens of Oberstdorf and guests *


*More information (in German):
Lesen Sie hier die ausführliche Information

Medical centers, GPs

Several medical centers in Oberstdorf offer corona testing. Ask one of the GPs:

Ärzteliste Oberstdorf

pharmacies for testing

Vallis Apotheke Pharmacy
Address: Poststraße 10, 87561 Oberstdorf
rapid tests (without costs) daily from 9 am to 11 am. Reservation: online or phone +49 8322 940700
Kids must be accompanied by one guardian.

more information

Hubertus Apotheke Pharmacy
Address: Weststraße 11, 87561 Oberstdorf
Corona-Tests Monday - Friday 09 am - 11 am and 4 pm - 6 pm, Saturday 8 - 11 am
Reservation necessary

rapid testing "drive-in" at the Oberstdorf Haus

The Bavarian Red Cross Oberstdorf offers antigen rapid tests twice a week (for free) on behalf of the Health Department.

Where: in the underpass behind the Oberstdorf Haus

When: Monday and Thursday from 6 to 9 pm

Drive-In: The journey can be made via the "Ludwigstraße".

A pre-reservation is necessary. More information (in German) on:

Explanation "vaccinated and recovered persons":

- the "final vaccination" has to be done 14 days ago. To proof vaccinated persons need to have their vaccination certification or confirmation of the doctor.
- recovered persons need to have a proof of their passed Corona infection, based on a PCR test. This test has to be done at least 28 days ago, but at the most 6 months ago.

Booking and cancellation
Booking and cancellation

What happens if there is another travel restriction due to the pandemic?

The rules of the German Tourism Association will apply


Since June 7, 2021 there are opening steps in the gastronomy:

Additionally to the outside gastronomy the inside areas are opened as well . Furthermore, restaurants can open inside and outside until midnight with an incidence below 100.

- a negative test is only necessary if the incidence is between 50 and 100
- at the table the general contact restrictions will apply
- the rules/duty for wearing a mask will be continued
- pure public houses will stay closed indoor

For Oberstdorf the incidence of the county of Oberallgäu is relevant.

requirements for a visit of opened restaurants, cafes etc. are:

- Duty to wear a mask (apart from your seating place)
- Registration for contact tracing, e.g. with the "Luca app"

Digital contact tracing app "Luca"

The "Luca" App offers restaurants and events, where a guest registration is necessary, to use digital guest lists and in case of an infection case to transfer this case to the health department according to data protection rules.

Mehr Infos

Which restaurants offer take-away?

A list with latest to go offers at all restaurants, cafes Oberstdorf:

grocery shopping

Our bakerys, butcher shops and grocery stores are open.

leisure facilities

With a stable 7-days-incidence below 100 leisure facilities may open in Oberstdorf under consideration of preconditions from May 21, 2021 on. The exact date of opening can be decided by each provider.

Please pre-inform yourself before you go to the facility.
Quite often you need to pre-reserve your visit.
You can find all contact addresses on"Infoseiten der Freizeittipps": verlinkt.

Information about the cable cars

The cable cars are running their usual summer operation.

Here you can find all information about the cable cars:

Please take into consideration that there are different rules for the visit of the cable cars (depending on the country Germany or Austria).

Kneipp facilities and FuggerAktiv Park

Open on May 21
Within the facility there is a duty to wear masks as well as keep the minimum distance of 1.5 m and all general rules of hygiene.

Information about the golf course in Oberstdorf

The golf course is open. More Information Aaout the hygiene concept on:

gorge "Breitachklamm"

The gorge "Breitachklamm" is open - Access only with an online ticket!

Due to the Corona pandemic there are fundamental changes for the visit of the Breitachklamm. These remarks are summarized for your on separate information sites, so that you can pre-inform yourself prior to arrival:

More information:

Ski-Flying and ski-jumping hills

Heini Klopfer Skiflugschanze (skiflying)

Skiflying hill is open.
More on:


Audi Arena

Audi Arena and Erdinger Sportalp are open.

More on:

Oberstdorfer "Marktbähnle" (conch train)

Season start on May, 22. 2021

Due to the present situation mainly round trips will be offered in the near future:

- Oberstdorf round trip
- "Bergblick-Tour"
- grand round trip around Oberstdorf

You can find the preliminary schedule and all information about the hyiene and safety concept on:

Mask obligation in Bavaria

There is an extended "mask obiligation" (coverage of mouth and nose) in Bavaria.

It relates to the use of all public transportation ("ÖPNV"). There is also a duty at your working place, except you can keep a distance of 1.5 m to the next person.

Besides, there can be specific duties for wearing a mask.
The "mask obligation" is valid until further notice for all staff members, all customers and their companions in enterprises of wholesale and retail with client transport as well as in shopping malls and sales stands on markets as well as on parking areas belonging to the shops/malls.
Further information (in German):
Weitere Informationen und Ausnahmen

mask obligation for wearing FFP2 masks on public transportation and retail from January 18, 2021 on

In Bavaria there is a mask obligation for wearing FFP2 masks, starting on January 18, 2021 on public transportation and in all retail stores.

Do children also have to wear a mask?

Kids up to their 6th birthday do not have to wear a mask.

shopping and retails stores

There are easings for the opening of retail stores starting on June 7, 2021.

With an incidence below 100 retail stores are opened in General.

For Oberstdorf the incidence numbers of the county of Oberallgäu are relevant.

rules for the retail stores from Juny 7 on

With an incidence of below 100 retail stores may open in general.

The restrictions for all shops will stay
(hygiene concept, limitation of customers 1 per 10 square meters for the first 800 square meters, in addition 1 customer per every 20 square meters for every space exceeding 800 square meters).

No apointment is necessary anymore.

Which shops offer click & collect?

Kirchstraße 6 Fon +49 8322/7565
Nebelhorn Holzschnitzerei e. K
Oststraße 27 Fon +49 8322 / 2339 oder 01714108070
Bears & Friends Shop
Marktplatz 4 Fon +49 8322/40166880176 / 20312907
Bienenkorb Lifestyle
Oststraße 6 Fon +49 175/5000498
Berghisle Oberstdorf Maloja-Store
Trettachstraße 1 Fon +49 8322/9400520
The Store
Nebelhornstraße 39 Fon +49 8322 / 9871313 oder 0151/2252 4524
Schrofengasse 1 Fon +49 8322 / 800555
Galerie AndO Oberstdorfer Holzschnitzerei
Oststraße 36
Fon +49 8322 / 3929
Stahlwaren Wagner
Weststraße 7 Fon +49 8322 / 98500
Nebelhornstraße 11 Fon +49 8322 / 5381 FAX 08322 / 7465
Bücher Edele
Oststraße 19 Fon +49 8322 / 98306
Imminger Gesunde Schuhe
Weststraße 26 Fon +49 8322 / 9782700 oder 8322 / 978276
Elfi S’ Modehaus Sange
Oststraße 1 Fon +49 172/3755945
Betten Högerle e .K
Nebelhornstraße 17 Fon +49 8322/15000 FAX 08322 /1701
Weststraße 13

subject to changes
This list does not claim to be complete.

Latest update: January 18, 2021

Medical necessary treatments

Physiotherapy, ergo therapy, medical pedicure and all other medical services can stay open under consideration of hygiene concept restrictions.

Hair dresser shops open?

Hair dresser shops are open.
With a 7-days-incidence of more than 100 customers have to show a negative corona testing, which is not older than 24 hours. Recovered and vaccinated persons are excluded from this.

There is a duty to wear a FFP2 mask for all costumers.

further body-related services

More information (in German)

Mehr Infos:

From May 10, 2021 all up to now closed body-related services in areas with a 7-days-incidence of below 100 are allowed again with conditions that also apply to hairdressers and chiropodists.

Events and parties
Guest programme

Information about our guest programme can be found here:
oder in unserem Aktivprogramm Sommer

congresses, cultural events

Since June 7:
Outside Events are allowed from June 7 on with a fixed seating of up to 500 persons.
With an incidence number between 50 and 100 a test is necessary. For cultural events inside and outside not only fixed stages but also appropriate locations can be used again (arenas etc.) if they offer enough space to secure a minimum distance for all visitors.


For cinemas, theater, concert and opera houses as well as lay and amateur Ensembles there have been possibilities to open again since May 10, 2021.

A stable 7-days-incidence number below 100 as well as pre-reservations, negative Corona testing and
Voraussetzungen hierfür sind eine stabile 7-Tage-Inzidenz unter 100 sowie Terminbuchungen, negative Corona-Tests und die Einhaltung der Hygieneregeln.

7-Tage-Inzidenz unter 50:
Sofern die 7-Tages-Inzidenz in einem Landkreis/einer kreisfreien Stadt 50 nicht überschreitet, entfällt die obige Nachweispflicht.

events with a special cause

Ab 07. Juni:
Planned public and private Meetings for a Special reason (Birthday, wedding, baptism, funerals, association Meetings etc.) are possible again: with an incidence between 50 and 100 outside 50 guests, inside 25 guests - with an incidence of below 50 outside 100 guests, inside 50 guests (plus vaccinated or recovered persons according to rule of Federal law).

With an incidence between 50 and 100 persons who are not vaccinated or recovered Need to have a negative test.

church services

Since June 7 the singing within the parish is allowed again in areas with an incidence < 100 der (indoor with a FFPs mask).
For outdoor services the mask duty will not apply while seating. It is waived on the reservation and documentation duty.

digital contact tracing app "Luca"

The "Luca" App offers restaurants and events, where a guest registration is necessary, to use digital guest lists and in case of an infection case to transfer this case to the health department according to data protection rules.

Mehr Infos

Is an arrival to Oberstdorf possible?

Travelling to Oberstdorf is possible.

Arrival from abroad

Here you can find the latest "Entry quarantine regulation"(EQV)":

Please take into consideration:
If a person is allowed to enter to Germany/Bavaria is
not regulated in the "EQV"
The EQV only regulates if a person has to go to quarantine after being allowed to enter. The question of going inbound or outbound is regulation by the German law.
In case of questions please refer to the Federal Ministry of the Interior:":

Trips into our region

Information about the entry to Bavaria from a risk area abroad can be found on the website of the German Health Department.

Can I travel to the "Kleinwalsertal" (Austria)?

Please inform yourself prior to your arrival about the latest situation on site. Your contact is the community of Mittelberg. Please do also consider the COVID19 measures in the Kleinwalsertal.

Gemeinde Mittelberg

public transportation
Railway connections to Oberstdorf

On regular train connections can be found.


Busses operate according to regular schedule:"Fahrpläne für das südliche Oberallgäu":

No minimum distance but mask obligation

No minimum distance but mask obligation on the bus and at all stops. There is no limitations of guests. Tickets can be bought on the bus and at the sales´ points.


Supplement to normal equipment:
Besides the normal rescue equipment a mouth nose coverage and desinfection material belong to your backpack.

How do I behave while hiking?

The regular rules of distance and hygiene have also be obeyed while hiking. More information on:

How do I behave for First Aid in the mountains?

First-Aid rules have to be obeyed by first responders. An additional mouth nose coverage is to be worn.

Health & Help
How do I react in case of an infection?

Should you have symptoms (cough, fever or respiratory problems) please inform your host immediately and stay in our room/apartment. Dial 116117 - the phone number of the medical service. They will inform you about a further procedure.

How many CoV infections are registered in the region of the Oberallgäu?

Latest numbers of corona infections in the region of the "Oberallgäu" can be found on the COVID-19-Dashboard

Team Tourism Oberstdorf is available for you!

The Tourist Information Offices in Oberstdorf are open from May 21, 2021 on.

You can also reach the team of Tourism Oberstdorf from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm by e-mail: or phone +49 8322 7000.

For Bavaria there is a coronavirus hotline, which is available every day from 8 am to 6 pm:
Fon +49 89 122 220

The Bavarian Ministry for Health offers another hotline number every day from 8 am - 6 pm:
Fon +49 9131 6808 5101

Safety rules english

Adobe PDF 852,75 kB
Angelegt am 06/15/2020

Tourism signpost

Travel in Germany, overview of easing and restrictions. An information offer from the Federal Competence Center for Tourism.

Where do I get more information (English and German)?

district authority of the region of Oberallgäu (in German)
Robert Koch-Institut (in English)
Federal Ministry of Health (in English)

Sorgsam sicher sanft (2)
Corona FAQ
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