Germany’s southernmost village, themed “Oberstdorf – the hiking village.
Mountain top in the south!”, shows its extraordinary position as hiking destination. Not only is Oberstdorf one of the largest and most attractive Bavarian communities but it also offers a great variety of touristic facilities and 230 square kilometres of mountains. Oberstdorf lies within a valley, 815 m above sea level in the middle of the Alps in the Allgäu. It is surrounded by mountains which are up to 2,600 m high, and the three different altitudes make Oberstdorf specifically attractive.
A total of 200 km of hiking trails offer a diversified alpine landscape with routes and tours of every difficulty:
Promenades, which lead for example to one of Oberstdorf’s seven valleys, offer an incomparable panoramic view over the mountains. Hikes on different altitudes where tourists are able to get closer to the 400 summits around Oberstdorf or get even up to one. Alpine athletes will also find a particular challenge on a via ferrata. The hiking possibilities offer unique experiences, for example with its walks around the lake „Freibergsee“ and along the rivers “Trettach” and “Stillach” or with the walk through the “Breitachklamm”, the deepest canyon in Middle Europe. On one of the theme walks guests will learn about herbs, flowers or mountain cheese production. Hikers enjoy an incomparable panoramic view of 400 summits when they are on the mountain “Nebelhorn”. The “Fellhorn” is Germany’s most beautiful mountain regarding flowers. On the beginning of July, when summer starts and alpine roses are in flower, the whole mountain turns red.