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  • Blooming mountain meadows in Oberallgaeu
    / Blooming mountain meadows in Oberallgaeu
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • Brown cattle in Allgaeu
    / Brown cattle in Allgaeu
    Photo: Outdooractive Editors
  • Hiker at Starzlachklamm
    / Hiker at Starzlachklamm
    Photo: Christa Fredlmeier, Allgäu GmbH
  • View from Rotspitze to Hohen Gänge and Breitenberg
    / View from Rotspitze to Hohen Gänge and Breitenberg
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • View of Großer Alpsee and Grünten
    / View of Großer Alpsee and Grünten
    Photo: Outdooractive Editors
  • Snowy Allgaeu mountain landscape
    / Snowy Allgaeu mountain landscape
    Photo: Erika Spengler, Outdooractive Editors
  • Viehscheid in Ofterschwang/Gunzesried
    / Viehscheid in Ofterschwang/Gunzesried
    Photo: TG Hörnerdörfer
  • Alpe Plättele bei Hindelang
    / Alpe Plättele bei Hindelang
    Photo: Gästeinformation Bad Hindelang
  • Bikers taking a break at a lake
    / Bikers taking a break at a lake
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Oberallgaeu

The high alpine terrain, the vast lake landscape and the pre-alpine region with its widespread road network as well as the many serviced mountain pastures strongly influence Oberallgeau’s character. The most southern district of Germany is known for traditions and customs. The Allgaeu brown cattle provides one of the region’s most loved specialties: The Allgaeu mountain cheese.

Oberallgaeu: A travelling destination in Germany's most southern region

The northern Oberallgaeu surrounds the independent town of Kempten. It is characterized by its pre-alpine mountain landscape and the many little villages that invite outdoor enthusiasts to beautiful hiking and biking tours.

The gate to the Allgaeu Alps is located a bit further south and near Immenstadt. Between Nagelfluhkette in the West and Grünten in the East begins the Illertal (Iller Valley) whose smaller side valleys stretch from Sonthofen to Oberstdorf and Germany’s most southern point (Haldenwanger Eck) and provides endless opportunities for adventurous hikes and biking tours.

Outdoor activities in Oberallgaeu

The Oberallgaeu is particularly famous for its rich and diverse range for hikers and mountaineers. Whether you prefer easier panorama hikes in the lower mountain ranges between Kempten and Immenstadt or climb one of the countless peaks in Iller Valley and the Allgaeu Alps – the choice is yours!

During winter there are numerous ski resorts around Oberstdorf such as Fellhorn and Nebelhorn. If you want to enjoy the calm and quiet of winter, you should take a beautiful winter hike or snowshoeing or ski tour.

Lake scenery of Oberallgaeu

One of the most striking landscape characteristics of Oberallgaeu are without doubt its many small and big lakes. Alpsee, Niedersonthofener See and Rottachsee are the biggest and most well-known of these lakes.

But there are plenty more lakes that provide fun and refreshing swimming opportunities during summer. Trips to Schrecksee and Gaisalpsee can be combined with beautiful mountain tours.

Oberallgaeu huts: traditional comforts for refreshments and overnight stays

As a ‘pit stop’ during a hike or to warm up on a cold skiing day: The Allgaeu mountain huts are extremely popular among their guests. Many of them provide milk, cheese, yoghurt and curd cheese from their own cattle. Other hut owners offer selfmade liquors and fruit brandies.

Funken and Klausentreiben: Oberallgaeu traditions

Heritage and tradition are a big part of the Oberallgaeu culture. Highlights each year are the ‘Viehscheide’ (cattle drives) in September, the Klausentreiben (Nicholas chase) in December and the Funkenfeuer (Bonfires) during spring. You can learn more about the Oberallgaeu traditions in many different local history museums.

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Summit · Allgaeu

Grünten

Summit Blick auf den Grünten
Allgaeu
Der Grünten ist ein 1738 m hoher Gipfel in den Allgäuer Alpen. Er erhebt sich prominent ...
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
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Natural Monument · Allgaeu

Breitachklamm

Natural Monument Die Breitach hat sich ihren Weg durch die Klamm gegraben
Allgaeu
Dabei ist sie geologisch gesehen relativ jung. Sie entstand erst im Laufe der letzten etwa 10. ...
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
3
Hiking Trail · Allgaeu

Nagelfluh-Gratwanderung

Hiking Trail Blick vom Rindalphorn auf den Alpenhauptkamm
2009-06-15
difficult
13.4 km
7:00 h
1021 m
1311 m
7
by Rosa Rietzler,  Outdooractive Editors
4
Via Ferrata · Allgaeu

Hindelanger Klettersteig

Via Ferrata Hindelanger Klettersteig
2009-06-15
B/C moderate
8 km
6:00 h
601 m
875 m
14
by Malin Frank,  Outdooractive Editors
5
Lake · Allgaeu

Großer Alpsee

Lake Fischerhäuser am Großen Alpsee
Allgaeu
Badegäste finden unter anderem am Ufer bei Bühl eine Strandpromenade und eine schöne ...
Outdooractive Editors
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Museum · Allgaeu

Erzgruben Erlebniswelt

Museum Erzgruben Erlebniswelt
Allgaeu
Im Museumsdorf Erzgruben lernen Besucher allerhand Wissenswertes über die Geschichte des ...
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
7
Thematic Trail · Allgaeu

Auf dem Kuhnigundenweg in Diepolz

Thematic Trail Das Bergbauernmuseum Diepolz
2012-04-30
easy
4.8 km
2:00 h
155 m
155 m
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
8
Ski Resort · Allgaeu Alps

Fellhorn / Kanzelwand

Ski Resort Pistenpanorama 2016/2017
12% open
Snow depth Top
190 cm
Skiruns
4.4 km/37.1 km
Lifts open
0/16
Last snowfall
 
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Cheese Factory · Allgaeu

Sennerei Gunzesried

Cheese Factory Verschiedener Käse
Allgaeu
Bereits im Jahre 1892 schlossen sich 40 Landwirte zu einer Sennereigenossenschaft zusammen, um die ...
by Lena Wiesler,  Outdooractive Editors
10
Hiking Trail Kletterwald Bärenfalle
2012-04-30
moderate
4.2 km
2:30 h
439 m
82 m
1
by Viktoria Specht,  Outdooractive Editors

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Summit · Allgaeu

Grünten

Summit Blick auf den Grünten
Allgaeu
Der Grünten ist ein 1738 m hoher Gipfel in den Allgäuer Alpen. Er erhebt sich prominent ...
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
Natural Monument · Allgaeu

Breitachklamm

Natural Monument Die Breitach hat sich ihren Weg durch die Klamm gegraben
Allgaeu
Dabei ist sie geologisch gesehen relativ jung. Sie entstand erst im Laufe der letzten etwa 10. ...
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
Hiking Trail · Allgaeu

Nagelfluh-Gratwanderung

Hiking Trail Blick vom Rindalphorn auf den Alpenhauptkamm
2009-06-15
difficult
13.4 km
7:00 h
1021 m
1311 m
7
by Rosa Rietzler,  Outdooractive Editors
Via Ferrata · Allgaeu

Hindelanger Klettersteig

Via Ferrata Hindelanger Klettersteig
2009-06-15
B/C moderate
8 km
6:00 h
601 m
875 m
14
by Malin Frank,  Outdooractive Editors
Lake · Allgaeu

Großer Alpsee

Lake Fischerhäuser am Großen Alpsee
Allgaeu
Badegäste finden unter anderem am Ufer bei Bühl eine Strandpromenade und eine schöne ...
Outdooractive Editors
Museum · Allgaeu

Erzgruben Erlebniswelt

Museum Erzgruben Erlebniswelt
Allgaeu
Im Museumsdorf Erzgruben lernen Besucher allerhand Wissenswertes über die Geschichte des ...
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
Thematic Trail · Allgaeu

Auf dem Kuhnigundenweg in Diepolz

Thematic Trail Das Bergbauernmuseum Diepolz
2012-04-30
easy
4.8 km
2:00 h
155 m
155 m
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
Ski Resort · Allgaeu Alps

Fellhorn / Kanzelwand

Ski Resort Pistenpanorama 2016/2017
12% open
Snow depth Top
190 cm
Skiruns
4.4 km/37.1 km
Lifts open
0/16
Last snowfall
 
Cheese Factory · Allgaeu

Sennerei Gunzesried

Cheese Factory Verschiedener Käse
Allgaeu
Bereits im Jahre 1892 schlossen sich 40 Landwirte zu einer Sennereigenossenschaft zusammen, um die ...
by Lena Wiesler,  Outdooractive Editors
Hiking Trail Kletterwald Bärenfalle
2012-04-30
moderate
4.2 km
2:30 h
439 m
82 m
1
by Viktoria Specht,  Outdooractive Editors
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