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From Oberstdorf in all directions

Oberstdorf’s side valleys and districts promise nature at its best and wild village romanticism.

Embedded between steep mountain forests, the valleys are closed off to excursion traffic and offer completely undisturbed peace and quiet in a wild and romantic natural setting. The most stunning hiking and excursion opportunities invite you to explore.


Reichenbach is famed for peace and quiet. In the summer, the impressive Gaisalpe, located at high altitude, offers spectacular views of the mountains.

Rubi is known for its many hours of sunshine and cosy
eateries. A picturesque mountain church is located just
above Schöllang, from where you can also enjoy spectacular views.

The *Tiefenbach *district, best known for the impressive
Breitachklamm Ravine, and the Rohrmoostal Valley are
both enticing options on sunny days.

Fantastic views of the Nebelhorn can be enjoyed in Kornau. The Söllereckbahn cable car is located nearby. The village is characterised by chapels and cosy, private accommodation


In the Stillachtal Valley, you will not only find Germany’s most southerly inhabited village of Einödsbach but also the beautiful hamlet of Birgsau. Further attractions include the Fellhornbahn cable car and the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill, which gleams brightly in its newly renovated form, ready for the Ski Flying World Championships 2018.

The Trettachtal Valley has plenty to offer. Not only do the mountain farmers’ village of Gerstruben and the Christlessee Lake make this a popular destination, but the pretty hamlet of Spielmannsau also invites you to enjoy a leisurely hike.

On route to the Oytal Valley, you will pass the Kühberg.
The tree-lined lane takes you to the Gasthof Oytal restaurant, where the valley widens to offer a panoramic view of the mountain landscape. On your return, you can give your legs a rest by heading back out of the valley on an Oytal scooter.

The Rohrmoostal Valley is a hiking paradise in the Tiefenbach district. It has long-since belonged to a principality and has the oldest wooden chapel in southern Germany.

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

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