Deep gorges, enchanting lakes and spectacular waterfalls. All this can be found in Oberstdorf, discover it!
“The water of the Breitach boils, booms and whooshes” through the gorge with nearly 100 meter high, vertical and overhanging walls. The water rushes over the high shelves, bubbles through the deep flume and sprays into fine drops in which the light illuminates. Some of the gloomy walls of the flume have never seen the sun. The dark green moss and the delicate fern love the humidity and some spruces are growing on the shelves. Those who have been in the gorge in the summer should see it in the winter. The huge icicles make you feel as if you are in an ice palace.
Alpenrosen - Alp roses
From the early summer, the flower mountain Fellhorn is a blossom sea of red Alps roses in Oberstdorf. The Alp roses prefer the boggy chalk poor grounds of the Alps. This is the area of Fellhorn which should be especially emphasized. The prime time to visit is from June to August. The Alp roses are a bush with evergreens, bare leaves and purple red, bell-shaped blossoms. These plants are known to grow up to 1 m high. On the flower mountain - Fellhorn numerous footpaths lead through the beautiful Alp rose fields.
In the middle of the Trettachtals, across from Weiler Gottenried, at the height of 916 m lies a blue / green colored beautiful and legendary mountain lake. Directly south of Christlessee there are strong springs that feed the lake with clear and top quality drinking water. The lake does not freeze in any season, but in summer, however, it is much too cold for bathing.
The Faltenbachtobel, a nature beauty of Oberstdorf the Faltenbachtobel is the connection piece developed by a footpath between Erdinger arena at the eastern edge of Oberstdorf and the station Seealpe by the Nebelhorn cable car. A large and small waterfall cross through the Faltenbach stream and the steam leads through the picturesque Klamm (gorge).
The Freibergsee has been popular with locals and visitors alike for bathing facilities in Oberstdorf, because of its beautiful location and excellent water quality of the mountain lake. Only in remote reedy shore zones are visitors prohibited in the summer, primarily the quiet zones of the ducks.
Hirschbrunft - deer rutting
Fall is a particularly delightful season in Oberstdorf. It is a season that not only drives the colour of nature, but also the red deer. Late September / early October, with a little luck at dusk in the forest clearings there is an opportunity to see the deer up close. The mating season for deer is a special event, the mating calls of the ordinarily very shy deer echo in the Oberstdorf valleys. We ask you to remain calm and not to leave the paths so that the animals are not disturbed.
The Hölltobel is the breakthrough gorge of Dieterbaches that runs from Trettachtal between Dietersberg and Gottenried past Gerstruben. Experienced mountain climbers and hikers can try an alternative way through the wild and romantic Hölltobel upto Gerstruben. On the way to Christlessee, shortly after Berggasthof Riefenkopf, the path turns left in the Hölltobel. Initially, only rising slightly, and in Tobel it gets steeper. There are spectacular views of one of the two impressive waterfalls on a viewing platform.
This unique natural monument, a natural rock arch is located at 1060 m altitude on Ochensberg at the northwestern border of Oberstdorf on Fischinger corridor. The impressive rock arch has a width of about 15 meters, a height of about 5 meters and a thickness of 1 to 2 meters. The view through the gate today offers an excellent view of Oberstdorf and its mountains. In June 2007, the Environment Committee of the district reported the rock formation as a natural monument and 2008!
The Moorweiher on Moorbad in Oberstdorf is located between the Krappberg in the north and the Dienersberg in the south. Here, on Moorlehrpfad you can learn a lot about plants, animals and Geolgie. You can get to Moorweiher from either of the Loretto chappels or from Mühlenbrücke over Krappberg.
Do you know what Obheiter is? If not, then you should! Obhiter is a day when the weather in the valley is cloudy or foggy, and locals longingly turn our gaze upward and say, "It ish` Obheiter ". They then quickly purchase a lift ticket and go up in the gray cloud that hides any one point of view. When you get to the top the car suddenly breaks through the wall of clouds, and a bright blue sky gives a clear view of the surrounding mountains.
In Oytal, you will find Stuibenfall, which is likely the largest waterfall in Oberstdorf municipality. It lies between the Unteren-Guten-Alpe and the Käseralpe in the steepest part of the climb.. When there are large masses of water you can see a cloud of spray far from the valley. On foot, it will take you about 1 hour from the Stuibenfall Oytal House (1,009 m). After that, it will take you another 20 minutes to reach the Käseralpe at 1,400 m.