Questions & Answers

Corona - Fragen & Antworten
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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.

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 best regards from Oberstdorf, your team of Tourism Oberstdorf

From November 2, 2020 on there will be additional corona regulations all over Germany. The most important measurement is to reduce contacts to other persons.

The measures are temporary until the end of November. Until then it has to be judged if these measures show a significant tendency for a reduction of the infection development and if it is possible to stop the increasing of infections. The measurements will furthermore be evaluated after 2 weeks and will possibly be adjusted.

Contact restrictions from Nov 2, 2020

Contacts to other persons outside members of our own household have to be reduced to an absolute minimum.

Which regulations for social contacts and public areas will apply?

Staying in public as well as private space is limited to persons of your own household and 1 other household, however only to a maximum of 10 persons.

Ban for overnight stays all over Germany from Nov. 2, 2020

All citizens are asked not to make any journeys for a private purpose as well as visits - also of relatives in general.
This is valid for domestic areas as well as for national day trips.

Overnight stays in domestic areas will only be offerd for necessary and expressly non touristic reasons.

Closing of ALL accommodation facilities in Oberstdorf for touristic overnight stays from Nov 2

From Monday, Nov. 2 on only overnight stays for a business reason are allowed at all accommodation facilities in Oberstdorf. Touristic overnight stays are forbidden.

Renouncing of day trips

Citizens all over Germany are asked not to do any travelling which is not necessary.

Visits of relatives, friends etc. is to be limited to an absolute minimum.

Is it allowed to visit my secondary home in Oberstdorf?

To visit your secondary home does not fall under the accommodation offer for touristic purposes.

Citizens all over Germany are asked however not to do any travelling which is not absolutely necessary.

To host guests is not allowed.

Are camping sites open?

For permanent camps, who have registerd their secondary home on a camping site, the following applies: they can still stay there overnight. Common used facilities, such as sanitary facilities, have to stay closed. For the rest of the camping site the ban of overnight offers for touristic purpose is valid

Mask obligation in Bavaria

There is a restricted "mask obiligation" (coverage of mouth and nose). It relates to the use of public transportation ("ÖPNV") and when entering shops.
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.

Further information and exceptions

We kindly ask you to always carry your mouth/nose protection (mask) with you during your holiday in Oberstdorf and to use it for example during your visit to the Tourist Information Office.

Do children also have to wear a mask?

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

Can I buy a mask in Oberstdorf?

Mouth-nose coverage and masks can be bought in many shops in Oberstdorf. Reusable masks can be bought in our Tourist Information Office at the "Oberstdorf Haus" at a price per piece of: 2,40€.

Extension of mask obligation due to Bavarian corona traffic light system

According to the classification of the numbers there can be extensions of the mask obligation. With the announcement of the setting of highly frequented public places the following has been set for Oberstdorf:

There is a daily duty for wearing a maks from 6 am to 8 pm in the following areas:
The whole area of the pedestrian zone in the following streets:
• Fischerstraße, Luitpoldstraße, Hauptstraße, Pfarrstraße, Metzgerstraße, Gartenstraße, Nebelhornstraße, Weststraße, Oststraße, Naglergasse, Maximilianstraße, Obere Bahnhofstraße, Bahnhofstraße, Bahnhofsplatz, Prinzregenten-Platz, Marktplatz, Megever-Platz, Fuggerstraße
• all public areas around the train station
• all public areas around the bus station and the "Poststraße"

Cyclists do not have to wear a mask in these areas.

Information about the Bavarian corona traffic light system

The Bavarian Health Department has decided about a corona traffic light system. The regulations will apply as soon as the number of new infections in a county or county-free city increase more than 35, 50 or 100 per 100.000 inhabitants within a week.

The latest information about every county can be found here:

or in the Bayerischen Ministerialblatt

A county or county-free city will stay on the list until the numbers fall below the limit for 6 full days.

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":

Is an arrival to Oberstdorf possible?

It is possible to drive to Oberstdorf. However, there is a ban of overnight stays in Oberstdorf from November 2 (this ban is valid all over Germany).

Travels and trips which are not necessary should not be done.


From Nov. 2 on all restaurants, bars and similar facilities will be closed expect for delivery services and take-away.

Which restaurants are open for take-away?

Zum AUGUSTINER Landgasthof
Bachstr. 4; Tel.: +49 8322 9873979
Opening hours: from 11.11. from 17.00 o'clock
KAISERGARTEN China-Restaurant
Kirchstr. 14; Tel.: +49 8322 8331
Opening hours: daily from 11.30 - 14.00 &17.30 - 20.00 o'clock, Wednesday is closed
MANDALA Café & Yoga
Weststr. 14; Tel.: +49 8322 1839662
Opening hours:: Wednesday till Friday 12.00 - 15.00 o'clock
RELAX Bistro-Café
Walserstr. 1; Tel.: +49 8322 7851
Walserstr. 9, Tel.: +49 151 21120815 (orders also via Whatsapp or email
Opening hours: Sunday till Friday 11.00 am – 2.30 pm and 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Primavera Pizzeria
Bahnhofplatz 6, Tel. +49 8322 7587
Opening Hours: 11 am - 2 pm and 5 pm - 10 pm (except for Wednesday)
Das Freiberg
Freibergstraße 21; Tel.: +49 8322 96780
orders until 11am
Delivery/Pick-up time between 4 pm and 6 pm.
Das Fetzwerk
Freibergstraße 21; Tel.: +49 8322 96780
Pick-up thursdays to sundays 4 pm to 8 pm.
Ludwigstr. 7; Tel. +49 8322 3004885
opening hours: Friday - Sunday 5.30 pm - 8 pm
Restaurant Allgäu
Pfarrstr. 10; Tel. +49 1622791371
opening hours: Friday - Thursday 5pm - 8 pm

Subject to modification No claim to completeness.

Latest update: Nov 25, 2020

leisure facilities

All leisure facilities are closed from Nov. 2 on.
This includes all cable cars, Allgäu Coaster, museums, the gorge Breitachklamm, the little conch train, the skijumping area, cinemas, ice skating, gyms and all other leisure facilities.

As soon as we have information about the re-opening will will publish this on our website.

shopping and retails stores
Are shops open?

Yes, shops are open in Oberstdorf. It is a duty to wear a mouth nose coverage. Per 10qm² only 1 customer is allowed to enter.

Medical necessary treatments

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

Are hair dressers open?

Yes, under consideration of protection and hygiene concepts. Please make a pre arrangement

beauty salons and massage services

They have to close from Nov. 2 on.

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.

Events / Culture
Events and culture

Events of all kinds are forbidden expect for church services and assemblies according to the Bavarian law

Guest programme

There is no more guest programme from Nov 2, 2020 on.


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.

Trips into our region
Can I travel to the "Kleinwalsertal" (Austria)?

There is no longer a travel warning for the Kleinwalsertal. The RKI has removed the Kleinwalsertal from the list of risk areas.

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!

At present the Tourist Information Offices in Oberstdorf are closed for the public.

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

From Monday, Dec 21, 2020 we are open as follows:

Tourist-Information Oberstdorf Haus
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.

• Please consider the signs and entry restrictions and keep a distance of 1.5 m
• Please be aware of possible waiting times due to entry restrictions
• Access is only possible for our guests with a mount nose coverage.

Tourist-Information at the train station
Monday – Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.
Saturday / Sunday / public holidays 9 am – 1 pm.
• the entry to this Tourist Information Office is only possible through the door at the train station side.

Tourist Information Schöllang
Monday to Friday 9 am – 12 pm
• Due to the protection concept only 1 person can enter this Tourist Information Office.

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

Opening Hours Tourism Oberstdorf at Christmas/New Year

Tourist-Information Oberstdorf Haus
21./22./23.12. from 09 am - 5 pm.
24.12. from 09 am - 1 pm
25./26./27.12.: closed
28./29./30.12. from 09 am - 5 pm
31.12. from 9 am - 1 pm
01.01.: closed
06.01.: closed

Tourist-Information at the train station
21./22./23.12. from 09 am - 5 pm
24.12.2020 from 09 am - 1 pm
25./26./27.12. from 09 am - 1 pm
28./29./30.12. from 09 am - 5 pm
31.12. von 9 am - 1 pm
01.01. from 2 pm - 5 pm
02./03.01. from 9 am – 1 pm
06.01. from 9 am - 1 pm

Tourist Information Schöllang
21.12/ Mi 23.12. from 9 am - 12 pm
28.12/ Mi 30.12. from 9 am - 12 pm

Safety rules english

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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)

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