Questions & Answers
Gerstruben im Herbst

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. 

Contact restrictions in general

The general contact restrictions and the personal limits for private and public events are no longer applicable.

Accommodation and hosts

The "3G" Regulation (vaccinated, recovered or tested persons) for an incidence higher than 35 also applies to overnight stays in hotels, guest houses, holiday apartments, etc. The guests must present proof of vaccination or recovery or a current negative corona test upon arrival.

POC antigen test max. 24 hours
PCR test max. 48 hours

Every further 72 hours, a current test certificate must be provided again.

With valid proof, the following are generally exempt from the test requirement: Fully vaccinated and convalescent persons, children up to 6 years of age and schoolchildren who are subject to regular tests as part of school attendance.

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

Visit of secondary homes

The same rules will apply as for any other accommodation.

Are camping sites open?

Yes, the campsites are open.

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".

mandatory Corona testing in Oberstdorf
Testing center

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

The "Antigen" test is presently for free.

Registration on:

Tourist Information Office at the train station, Bahnhofsplatz 3, 87561 Oberstdorf
opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 to 5 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 4 times a week (for free) on behalf of the Health Department.

Where: in the underpass behind the Oberstdorf Haus, Prinzregenten-Platz 1

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and on Saturdays from 8 - 11 am.

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.

Mask obligation in Bavaria

The FFP2 mask requirement does not apply. The medical mask is the new mask standard.

In buildings and closed rooms, cabins, etc., it is mandatory to wear a medical face mask (mask requirement)


• Open air there is generally no longer any mask requirement. The only exceptions are the entrance and meeting areas of larger events (from 1,000 people).

• In closed rooms there is always a general mask requirement.

The following are excluded:

  • Private rooms
  • the place in the catering trade
  • any permanent place to sit or stand if it reliably maintains a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other permanent places that are not occupied by their own household members.

As before, the health and safety regulations also apply to employees.

Do children also have to wear a mask?

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

Do vaccinated and revocerd persons have to wear a mask?

Yes, tested / vaccinated and recovered persons also have to wear a mask.

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


• With a 7-day incidence of 35 or more, the 3G rule applies indoors (vaccinated, recovered or tested)

In addition, the following applies in principle:

• A mask requirement. The mask requirement does not apply to guests as long as they are sitting at the table.

• 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

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

The Kneipp facilities and the FuggerAktivPark are open.
Please adhere to the generally applicable hygiene rules.

Information about the golf course in Oberstdorf

The golf course is open. More information about 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)

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:

opening of bathing possibilities "Freibergsee" and mud baths

Here the latest information about the opening of bathing posssibilities:

Natural bathing at lake "Freibergsee"
On the website 150 of 180 tickets can be pre-reserved daily.
Seasonal tickets cannot be offered this year due to the time slots .
Fon + 49 8322 6069495

Naturbad Moorbad am Rauhen ("Moorbad" mud bath)
The Restaurant and bathing area with lawn is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
Seasonal tickets can be bought at the "Moorbad"
Fon +49 8322 4863

Naturbad Moorbad Reichenbach ("Moorbad" mud bath)
Restaurant "Moorstüble" open from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm (Monday is a day off)
Fon +49 8326 1509

shopping and retails stores
retail stores

• The mask requirement is based on the general basic rule.

Hairdresser & pedicure, cosmetics etc.

• From a 7-day incidence of 35, the 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered or tested) also applies here.

• The mask requirement is based on the general basic rule.

• Registration for contact tracing, e.g. with the "Luca app"

Events and parties

In indoor areas, if there is a 7-day incidence of 35 or more, the 3G rule now applies for the most part.

The previous personal limits for private and public events no longer apply. Special regulations only apply to events with more than 5,000 people. Infection protection concepts are still required.

Guest programme

Information about our guest programme can be found here:
or Aktivprogramm Sommer

Is an arrival to Oberstdorf possible?

Travelling to Oberstdorf is possible.

Arrival from abroad

Here you can find the latest Entry quarantine regulation

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.

Community of 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. 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: (German)

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.

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

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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