Rewarding alpine tour for experienced hikers with a panorama on the Ifen peak without comparison.
Its sloping plateau, the steep rock walls and karst Gottesackerplateau make the Ifen is an unmistakable feature of the Kleinwalsertal mountain arena. On varied paths the round trip leads hikers from Schwarzwassertal to the summit plateau. However, the scree, the steep ascent to the Ifenplateau and the long descent through Ifersgunt, Blackwater Cottage and Melköde require good physical condition, sure-footedness and being free from giddiness; Otherwise, for good hikers a very pleasant hike.
Best conditions for the tour are in autumn when the sun is not shining relentlessly onto the barren plateau.
AuthorKleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Updated: January 07, 2021
Alpin Lodge Auenhütte Alpine Gemütlichkeit direkt am Ifen
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Tips, hints and linksHiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.
Getting thereMost routes from Germany lead to Ulm before carrying on along the A7. Take the Allgäu junction over a section of the A980 to the Waltenhofen junction, then take the 4- lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) – Riedbergpass – Fischen – Oberstdorf. From Tyrol the fastest route is over the A7 to Kempten carrying on along the B19 direction Oberstdorf. A motorway vignette is not required to reach the valley.
ParkingPaid parking spaces are located near the starting point. Parking along the main road is not permitted.
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EquipmentSturdy shoes and hiking poles and sufficient water as there is no possibility for refilling or stop by between Ifenhütte und Ifersgunt alp. When necessary, rainproof clothing and head covering.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.