Valley deep, mountain high

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Do you feel a tingling in your toes when you look at these pictures?

Feel like you’re living in an ever faster moving world? One where you’re facing increasing daily demands and have little time for your friends and family. This makes it all the more important to take some time out occasionally, catch your breath and slow the world down for a while. A long hike is a great way to do this.

Step by step, you progress at your own pace without any external distractions – except for the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains of course. Often, you are completely alone with your thoughts in the midst of the diverse natural landscape. As you reach the
summit, you feel proud of what you’ve achieved. It’s successful experiences like these that bring you happiness and create fond memories. After all,
what could be better after a strenuous hike in the mountains than reminiscing about your summit climb over a hearty sandwich in a cosy hut?

When taking time out, it’s not about climbing as many mountains as possible, but simply about getting out into nature and enjoying the healing pro-
perties of the Oberstdorf air. Spanning over 200 kilometres, the hiking network offers a route for everyone.

Choose whether to marvel at the impressive mountain summits from the Oberstdorf side valleys or to start by acclimatising at mid-altitude before
venturing up to the high-Alpine peaks. Of course, you don’t have to head out on your own: if you prefer hiking with others, the extensive hiking
programme offered by Tourismus Oberstdorf (the Oberstdorf Tourist Association) is the perfect solution.

Hiking on three levels

Tour suggestions for beginners to very experienced hikers.

Abkühlung in der Trettach

In the valley

Oberstdorf’s valleys are characterised by glacial drift from the latest ice age, which has been ongoing for 2.5 million years and has included both cold and warm periods.

Ausblick auf Oberstdorf

At mid altitude

Layers of spotted marl deposits form the base of the Allgäu’s central main ridge and give rise to particularly fertile and quick-drying soil.

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At alpine atitude

The Main Dolomite is a primary rock formation in the limestone Alps and one of the oldest types of rock in the Allgäu Alps.

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Via ferratas

The courageously and adventurously created iron ways in the Allgäu Alps are among the most popular and most scenic via ferratas in the Alps.


Cable Cars

In a flash you are at the highest peaks of the Alps! The Oberstdorf lifts Fellhornbahn, Nebelhornbahn and Söllereckbahn bring you to the top easily. Enjoy the best views Bavaria has to offer on your hiking holiday.


Alpine huts

Farmed and serviced Oberstdorf alpine huts

Kemptner Hütte

Huts and climbs

German Alpine Association (DAV) huts are first and foremost "base camps" for mountaineers rather than hotels.


You are on the right track in Oberstdorf! All hiking trails are optimally signed to guide you on your way. Please note that the signs show times rather than distances.

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Tourismus Oberstdorf

Special offer: cable cars included

A top deal! All the cable car tickets you need for the cross-border hiking region Oberstdorf / Kleinwalsertal Valley are included in the accommodation price with selected hosts.


Spielmannsau mountain climbers’ line

Line 9763, also known as the mountain climbers’ line...

...runs from Oberstdorf past the golf course and the Christlessee Lake to Spielmannsau – and can be used by anyone. The small, Alpine settlement in the heart of the Trettachtal Valley some seven kilometres south of Oberstdorf is the perfect starting point for many hikes. Thanks to its proximity to the Kemptner Hütte, for example, this even includes hikes along the E5 European long-distance hiking route from Oberstdorf to Merano. A timetable and price information can be found at: www.oberstdorf.de/busfahrplaene

Guided hikes with mountain schools

95 % Empfehlung

Bergschule Oberallgäu

Immer auf der Höhe !

Edelweißstraße 5
Tel. 08321 4953
AMICAL alpin

AMICAL alpin

AMICAL alpin – Profis für Ihre Freizeit

Walserstraße 5
Tel. 08322 987 47 88
95 % Empfehlung
Fotoaktion Rappenseehütte

Alpinschule Oberstdorf

Der Bergreise - Partner

Im Oberen Winkel 12a
Tel. 08322 940 750

OASE AlpinCenter

mountaineering school located in Oberstdorf.

Bahnhofpl. 5/ Am Gleis 1
Tel. 08322 800 09 80
IMG 2734

Aktiv am Berg

Bergschule Oberstdorf

Enzenspergerweg 10
Tel. 08322 6126

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