View of Obermaiselstein and the Allgäu Alps
Hikes in Obermaiselstein
Obermaiselstein is the ideal starting point for hikes that leave lasting impressions - whether high up on the local mountain Besler, challenging tours through the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park or idyllic walks through the valley. With highlights such as the Sturmannshöhle and the Sagenweg (legend trail), Obermaiselstein offers hiking adventures for the whole family.
The 10 Most Beautiful hikes in Obermaiselstein
High up - Hike with a view
The Besler is particularly popular with hikers in general. The local mountain of Obermaiselstein can be hiked on many different trails. One of the most beautiful Besler tours is the premium hiking trail that starts at the car park at the Riedbergpass and takes you via the Obere Gund-Alpe to the 1,679-metre summit. You can reach it either via the via ferrata or via a small diversions on the south side. From the Besler, you can enjoy the view of the Upper Allgäu and over the Lochbach Valley to the Walser Valley and the Hohe Ifen. Passing the Schönberg-Alpe, you return to the Schönberger Achtal. If the tour is too demanding for you, you can continue up the Riedbergpass and start the hike up the Besler from a car park higher up.
The Riedberger Horn, from whose summit you can see as far as Lake Constance, is also particularly scenic. The hike starts at the car park in Grasgehren and leads first over gravel and asphalt, then on the grassy slope to the Riedberger Horn. On the Rückweg you can take a detour to the Mittelalpe, which is open all year round. As the trail up the Riedberger Horn is steep in parts, but not difficult, the mountain is an excellent choice for a sunrise or sunset tour.
Hiking and tradition in Obermaiselstein
September is a wonderful time for hiking in the countryside. The summer heat is over and the cold autumn days are still waiting. If you come to the Allgäu in mid-September, you will be able to experience the annual Almabtrieb, the cattle drive. The traditional festival is also celebrated extensively in Obermaiselstein.
If you want to see the animals on the mountain pastures, you should take a hike or two beforehand. Take advantage of the proximity to the other Hörnerdörfer and, for example, take the cable car in Bolsterlang to the mountain station. From there you can go on wonderful tours through the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park. Hike to the Weiherkopf and over the Wannenkopf or over the Rangiswanger Horn to Ofterschwang.
Legendary hike and feeding of wild animals
Directly from Obermaiselstein there are beautiful hiking trails that offer magnificent views. For example, hike the Panorama Trail via Maderhalm and Am Goldbach. You will not only pass vantage points, but also legendary places such as Hirschsprung and Sturmannshöhle.
The Alpenwildpark Obermaiselstein is also particularly popular with children. Here you can watch stone beasts, chamois and deer or watch the spectacular flight show with birds of prey.
Obermaiselstein and the Hörnerdörfer
Obermaiselstein is part of the Hörnerdörfer. The five participating communities at the foot of the Hörner chain - Obermaiselstein, Bolsterlang, Fischen im Allgäu, Ofterschwang and Balderschwang – are ideal for hiking and cycling tours in summer. In winter you can go cross-country skiing, winter hiking or skiing. A wide variety of attractions are also on offer in the villages, from the Eichhörnchenwald in Fischen to playing disc golf in Ofterschwang, you have plenty of opportunities to spend your day with the highlights of the region.
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