Snowshoe Hiking on the Ofterschwanger Horn in the Allgäu
Snowshoe walks in the Allgaeu Region
Snowshoeing is becoming increasingly popular among winter sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. No wonder, because on snowshoes it is easy to hike through the white winter landscape and you are not so dependent on cleared paths. In the Allgäu mountains, numerous exciting tours with wonderful views await you – for beginners as well as experienced hikers. So put on your snowshoes – and let's go for a snowshoe hike!
The 10 most beautiful snowshoe walks in the Allgaeu Region
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Discover the Allgäu on snowshoes
The Allgäu Alps in particular, with their snow-sure winters, picturesque mountain landscape and balanced mix of high mountains and alpine foothills, are perfect for snowshoe hiking. No matter which peak you aim for, you are guaranteed an impressive view of the valley and the unique Allgäu landscape. But you can also opt for an easier snowshoe tour with little ascent and enjoy the unique view of the Allgäu Alps, the Allgäu lake landscape or a fairytale castle covered in snow.
To recover after the snowshoe hike, you can enjoy a snack in a mountain hut afterwards or as a stopover.
The snowshoe tour above the Gunzesried Ostertal is a fairly easy undertaking between the Nagelfluhkette and the Hörnergruppe. Without any ...
Snowshoe Hiking in the Upper Allgäu
In Oberallgäu in particular, winter sports enthusiasts will find a wide selection of snowshoe hikes. This is not surprising, as the region is considered to be particularly snow-sure and is completely geared towards winter sports. Places like Oberstdorf, Hindelang or Immenstadt with the Alpsee lake are definitely worth a visit - and the best way to explore the surrounding area is on snowshoes.
For example, a dream tour takes you to the Sonnenkopf. On this snowshoe hike, you will walk for a good three hours on a moderate incline over pastureland. The tour is very popular, but if you set off early, you can enjoy fresh, untouched snow.
If you want to stop for a bite to eat, it is worth visiting the Sonnenklause.
One of the most beautiful tours in the Allgäu is the hike from Unterjoch to the Wertacher Hörnle. This hike takes you on snowshoes over a moderately steep ascent to the forested mountain peak.
Or you can take the snowshoe hike from Bad Hindelang via Tiefenbacher Eck to Bohleskopf. Thanks to the prepared trail, this tour is also suitable for beginners.
You also have a magnificent view of the Allgäu mountains from the Schnippenkopf. For this, you start in Schöllang.
Where is there snow in the Allgäu?
The Allgäu, and especially the Oberallgäu, is one of the regions in Germany with the most reliable snow conditions. The village of Balderschwang is even considered to have the most snow in the republic. But Oberstdorf and Bad Hindelang are also particularly snow-sure winter sports resorts. It is therefore no wonder that so many winter sports enthusiasts choose the Allgäu every year: Skiing, cross-country skiing or snowshoe hiking is almost always possible here.
The right equipment for snowshoeing
Before you start, you should make sure you have the right equipment. Here you will find a list of the most important items:
- Snow boots
- Telescopic poles with large plates .
- Day hiking rucksack (approx. 30 litres) with rain cover, if necessary with avalanche airbag .
- comfortable and waterproof winter shoes or sturdy hiking boots, gaiters if necessary .
- In alpine terrain: avalanche equipment with avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe and avalanche shovel .
- Warm and durable multi-layered clothing, ski jacket and pants .
- Mask, scarf, gloves, ski goggles if necessary .
- Sun and rain protection .
- Supplies and drinking water (possibly a thermos with hot water)
- First aid kit
- Pocket knife
- Mobile phone