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. 

Presently valid rules (since November 24, 2021)

Together with the parliament the Bavarian government decided about tightened corona measures on November 23, 2021. They get into force on November 24, 2021 for the time being until December 15, 2021.

The following was decided about among others:

  • extension of the "2G rules" (2G = vaccinated or recovered from coronavirus infection)
  • limitation of contact for persons not vaccinated or recovered
  • closing time for restaurants from 10pm - 5 am
  • "hotspot" rules for counties with a 7-days- incidence of more than 1.000: regional lockdown

Detailed information (in German) on the decree can be found here:

Detailed information about the rules also on the page of the district office:

Accommodation and hosts

For overnight stays at hotels, guesthouses, flats etc. the 2G rules apply (2G = vaccinated or recovered persons). Arrival is only possible if you can show a vaccination or recovery certificate.

Exceptions are possible for mandatory journeys ("3Gplus rule").

Regional hotspot rules:
If a county exceeds a 7-days-incidence of 1.000 no touristic overnight stays are possible anymore ("regional hotspot").

Daily incidence numbers of the county of "Oberallgäu" can be found on Dashboard des Robert-Koch-Instituts.

non-touristic journeys

For all non-touristic, mandatory stays (business travelling, continuing educations for several days etc., stay because of help and assistance of close persons) at all accommodations not the "2G rules" apply but the "3G plus rules" (meaning vaccinated, recovered persons or persons with a latest "PCR test").
The PCR testing result has to be presented upon arrival and renewed every 72 hours.

Visit of secondary homes

The visit of secondary homes is allowed for the owner, who is personally registered at the place of the secondary home.

The accommodation of guests is possible. The same rules will apply as for any other touristic 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!

Contact restrictions for persons not vaccinated or recovered

For persons not vaccinated or recovererd there are contact restrictions all over the country: they are not allowed to be together with more than up to 5 persons from 2 different households. Vaccinated, recovered persons and kids up to their 12th birthday are not included.

Corona testing in Oberstdorf

Since November 13, 2021 all citizens - no matter if they are vaccinated or recovered - have the right to get at least one Antigen test (PoC-Test) per week for free. The costs are covered by the country of Germany.


Testing center (antigen rapid tests) at the train station

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

Costs for Antigen tests: 19,90 EUR. No cash payment possible, only with bank card.

Registration on:

Tourist Information Office at the train station, Bahnhofsplatz 3, 87561 Oberstdorf
present opening hours:
From November 8, 2021 on: Monday - Sunday 9am - 1 pm

At present, no "PCR-testing" is offered here. As soon as this is possible here, we will inform you.

Testing center an der Breitachbrücke (antigen rapid testing)

for guests and natives

Where: administration building of the Explorer Hotel,
An der Breitach 7, 87538 Fischen

Antigen tests can be offered here, costs: 18,00 EUR per test. No PCR testing is possible at present. As soon as this is possible we will inform you here.


opening hours: Monday, Thursday, Saturday from 3 - 6 pm.

Medical centers, GPs (antigen and PCR testing)

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

Ärzteliste Oberstdorf

pharmacies for antigen testing

Vallis Apotheke Pharmacy
Address: Poststraße 10, 87561 Oberstdorf
rapid testing, costs: 19,00 EUR per test (if to be paid)
Reservation: online or phone +49 8322 940700

more information

Hubertus Apotheke Pharmacy
Address: Weststraße 11, 87561 Oberstdorf
pre-reservation necessary:
Costs: 15,00 EUR per test (if to be paid)

Bavarian Red Cross ("BRK") testing center (antigen and PCR testing)

The Bavarian Red Cross Oberstdorf offers antigen rapid tests and PCR tests 4 times a week on behalf of the Health Department.

Where: Oberstdorf Haus (lobby), Prinzregenten-Platz 1, 87561 Oberstdorf

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and on Saturdays from 8 - 11 am (if registrations are low they close earlier)

Antigen-test: 11,50 EUR
Persons allowed to get a free testing are for free.
PCR tests: 66,28 EUR
Payment in cash or by EC card.

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

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

In buildings and closed rooms including closed public traffic areas, cabins or similar indoor rooms there is a duty for wearing a "FFP2" mask. Kids between their 6th and 16th birthday can wear a medical mask.

During outdoor events there is a duty to wear a medical mask.


In closed rooms there is always a general mask obligation for a "FFP2" mask.

Excluded are private rooms, as well as during seating on your place in a restaurant or any other fixed seating or standing place, if the minimum distance of 1.5m to other guests not of your own household can be kept reliably.
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.

Public transportation

At all means of public transportation there is a duty to wear a "FFP2" mask without any exceptions.

Which groups of persons are exempted from the obligation?

- Kids up to their 6th birthday
- persons who cannot wear a mask due to disability or for health reasons and if they can show a proof on site.
As a matter of proof in detail you can show a medical certificate (original), giving your full name, date of birth and detaild information about the reason for the liberation of the mask duty.
Also, the mask can be taken off for identification reasons or for the communication with disabled persons (hearing impairment).
As before, the health and safety regulations also apply to employees.

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


Restaurants can only be visited if you can show a vaccination or recovery certificate ( 2G rules )
Furthermore, there is a duty to wear a "FFP2" mask (not while seating at the table).

At present there is a closing time between 10pm and 5am.

Regional hotspot rules:
If a county exceeds a 7-day-incidence of more than 1000 infections, all restaurants have to stay closed (regional lockdown). Take-away will stay open in this case.

Daily incidence number of the county of the "Oberallgäu" can be found on Dashboard des Robert-Koch-Instituts.

Are clubs, pubs etc. open?

No, at present they are closed.

Which restaurants offer take-away?

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

grocery shopping

Our bakeries, butcher shops and grocery stores are open.

leisure facilities

At the leisure facilities the 2G plus rules will apply ("2G" = only vaccinated or recovered persons how can also show an up-to-date testing result by rapid antigen test are allowed).

Please inform yourself prior to your visit on the websites of all facilities about the rules there. Sometimes pre-reservations are necessary.

You can find the websites of all facilities on

Information about the cable cars / Skiing areas

The cable cars of Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal are closed due to revision.

All information about the start into the skiing-season and the visit of them can be found on:

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


Both cinemas in Oberstdorf are open.
Please notice the hygiene regulations and visit their websites prior to your visit to make a reservation.

More on:

Information about the golf course in Oberstdorf

The golf course is open. More information about the hygiene concept on:

gorge "Breitachklamm"

Presently closed due to revision.

More information:

Pleasse take into consideration the different rules on the German and Austrian side!

Skiflying hill "Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze" and skijumping hills "Audi Arena"

The skiflying hill is presently closed due to revision.

More on:


The skijumping hills and restaurant "Erdinger Sportalp" are presently closed until the middle of December.

More on:

Oberstdorfer Marktbähnle (conch train)

Due to the present situation only round trips are offered.
More on:

shopping and retails stores
retail stores

There is a limitation of the number of customers ( costumer per 10 square meters of the shop area)

Regional hotspot rules:
If a county exceeds a 7-days-incidence of 1000 infections, the limitations is 1 customer per 20 square meters

The mask duty is according to general rules.

Daily incidence numbers for the county of the "Oberallgäu" can be found on the dashboard of the "Robert-Koch-Institute".

proxies services such as hairdresser, pedicure, cosmetics etc.

2G rules apply.

Exceptions: medical, therapeutic and caring services

regional hotspot rules
If a county exceeds a 7-days-incidence of 1000 infections these services have to close (except for hairdressers).

Daily incidence numbers for the county of the "Oberallgäu" can be found on the dashboard of the "Robert-Koch-Institute".

Events and parties

For cultural and sports events and private and public event at non-private rooms (if not gastronomy) the "2G plus" rule applies (here also vaccinated and recovered persons do also need an up-to-date rapid antigen test).

Which rules apply for events?

There are further rules, such as limitation of the number of persons, limited capacity (25%), mask obligation etc.

guest programme

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


Picture for arrival from risk, high incidence or virus varient areas

Is an arrival to Oberstdorf possible?

Travelling to Oberstdorf is possible.

Arrival from abroad

Here you can find the latest Entry quarantine regulation

Information on our neighboured region "Kleinwalsertal" (Austria)

The government of Austria decided about a lockdown all over Austria. This is valid from November 22, 2021 for all. There are several details:

  • limitations of leaving your home
  • only shops for daily needs (grocerey, pharmacies etc). are allowed to stay open
  • no restaurants open (except for take-away)
  • no accommodation is allowed (except for business)
  • recommendation for working at home, "3G" rules are mandotory, schools and kindergarten stay open
  • furthermore a common duty for vacination from Feb. 2022 on has been announced
  • Guests being on site can stay as planned until the end of their journey
    This lockdown is valid for 20 days, according to the government, evaluation after 10 days. The measures end automatically on Dec. 13 - returning to a "lockdown for not vaccinated persons".
Can I travel to the "Kleinwalsertal" (Austria)?

Please inform yourself prior to your arrival about the latest situation on site ": und achten Sie auf die im Kleinwalsertal geltende COVID19-Maßnahmenverordnung.

public transportation

The "3G rule" applies (only vaccinated, recovered or up-to-date persons are allowed). Duty to wear a "FFP2" mask.

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

Safety rules english

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Angelegt am 06/15/2020

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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