Wildes Mändle vor Höfats
Schattenberg vom Gaisfuß
Oberstdorf im Herbst
Oberstdorf im Herbst
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Without mountains, there are no valleys

We have both! Mountain range happiness is what we call it in Oberstdorf. There are many choices, whether you marvel at the mountains in a hike through one our valleys from below or you stand above and take in the beauty of the valleys around you, you will definitely take unique pictures and memories home.

The Nebelhorn is 2,224 m high and belongs to the „Daumengruppe“ in the Allgäuer Alps. It is also Germany’s longest downhill slope at the (7.5 km!) and the highest reaching cable car in the Allgäu.

Is the 2,038 meter high mountain which lies at the German Austrian border and separates the Kleinwalsertal by the Stillachtal in Oberstdorf. Easy, varied tours, leading the way through these two-country round-trip hiking trails make the mountain flower paradise so popular with families.

The Söllereck is a 1706 m high mountain in the Allgäuer Alps, in Oberstdorf. The Söllereck is a partially wooded grass mountain that is especially appealing for mountain hikers. The ski zone at the Söllereck offers especially good conditions for beginner and parents with children. You can also go to Germany’s highest Kletterwald (climbing park) at the mountain station of the Söllereck cable car. The Kletterwald is fun for the entire family.

In the East of Oberstdorf directly over the village Rubi, of which it has also has its name, lies Rubihorn a 1,957 m high outlook mountain. From the top, Rubihorn offers a grandiose outlook of the Oberstdorf valley, Talkessel and the entire Illertal right down to Kempten.

The Shattenberg, 1,721 m high separates the Hochtal, in which the Faltenbach stream springs, from Oytal. The Schattenberggipfel is the supposed point in the west, of which possesses a good view of Oberstdorf and of which the cross on the summit of the mountain stands, (this trail is no longer prepared). The south side next to the Oytal was used previously as an ox yard and sheep pasture.

This border mountain is the median of the three summits of the Allgäuer border mountains and is one oft he best known outlooks in our territory. The view of Einödsbach is especially impressive. On the south east side, there was a small glacier „Schwarze-Mily“ until only a few years ago. It was the only glacier in the Allgäuer Alps.

The Himmelschrofen is a 1,759 m high multi-peak summit that separates the Trettachtal from the Stillachtal. The ridge goes on from Himmelschrofen over the Klupper (1,776 m), the Vorderen (1,935 m) and behind Wildgundkopf (1,955 m) and the Schmalhorn (1,952) until just before the Trettachspitze. This peak to peak ridge enables you to see spectacular multi-peak panoramas. However, there are no marked trails to Himmelschrofen, there are only hunter paths which are hard to find.

ATTENTION! It is highly recommended that only experienced mountain climbers ascend from the top of the the following mountains. Absolute surefootedness, immunity for high altitudes (absence of vertigo), experience in the high alpine terrain as well as climbing experience and necessary equipment are all essential prerequisites. This summit is to be severely dissuaded for inexperienced mountain climbers.

The Trettachspitze with 2,595 meters the highest, purely German mountain of the Allgäuer Alps. Based on its bold appearance (a very steep, narrow rock horn which is seen from the west and East), it belongs to the most famous mountains of the Allgäuer Alps.

The Höfats 2,259 m separates the Dieter stream valley with the Raueck and further small summit the Oytal. From northwest to southeast the summit construction of the Höfats consists of the following 4 single summits: West summit: 2,257.7 m, second summit: 2,258.8 m, means summit: 2,257 m and east summit: 2,259 m. It is the Allgäuer grass mountain marked with very steep flanks and is unique in the east Alps.

The multi-peaked mountain Kratzer lies southwest of the Kemptner cottage and is 2,427 m high. It lies in the valley end of the Trettachtales between the Krottenkopf and the Mädelegabel. On the Kratzer, there are no marked trails. The easiest climb is from the south over Schrofengelände and requires surefootedness and skill. The more difficult climbing tours through the north wall of the Kratzer are not suggested anymore, based on the brittle rock.

The 2,268 meter high Grasberg lies at the end of the Oytals and is similar to the Höfats, it is unique for its form and its abundance of flowers. Before you reach the actual summit, there is a grassier pre-summit, for hikers this is an easy way over the Himmelecksattel. The passage to the main summit resulted in a very exposed rocky cutting edge (difficulty: I).

Große Krottenkopf
The Große Krottenkopf is with its 2,656 m is the highest mountain in the Allgäuer Alps. It appropriate extends and lies to a side branch of the Hornbackette stream, from the Allgäuer ridge this is about 15 km to the East and therefore completely on the Tyrolean side.

Alpenrosen und Schlappoldsee am Fellhorn
Family on Söllereck
Oberstdorf vom Rubihorn
Schattenberg mit Vieh im Vordergrund
Blick zur Station Höfatsblick
Großer Krottenkopf