Winter transforms the ravine Breitachklamm into a landscape of ice and snow.
A very different experience from a hike here in summer.
On the path through Breitachklamm in winter we experience frozen waterfalls, curtains of ice, countless icicles and snow-covered cliffs. In the cold months the otherwise whooshing ravine seems to freeze entirely. On the footbridge Zwingsteg you can guess how powerful the water must have been, which once shaped the ravine. There are different possibilities to stop by and enjoy a snack or meal on this tour: Gasthof Breitachklamm, Grenzgasthof Walserschanz and Alpe Dornach.
The local speciality "Kaiserschmarren" (sugared pancake with raisins, plucked into pieces) on Alpe Dornach is very good!
Solid shoes, warm and waterproof clothes (it can become quite cold in the ravine)
Parking area at Gasthaus Breitachklamm (824 m)
47.401956 N 10.229475 E
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Parking area at Gasthaus Breitachklamm
From the parking area we turn right and after a short distance we reach the ravine Breitachklamm. We now hike alongside river Breitach on a path which becomes quite narrow. On a bridge we cross the river and follow its stream on the other side. After about 2 km and an easy rise we reach the top entrance of the ravine, from where the tour can be taken into the opposite direction. We stay on the left side of the river and walk upwards, then we pass Grenzgasthof Walserschanz. On this section upwards we cross after about 3 km Zwingsteg, and on a serpentines through the forest we climb up to a height of 966 m. Moments later we spot Alpe Dornach. We pass it an take the slighty steep trail downwards on the right side of the alpine hut. Arrived below we turn right and soon we reach our starting point at Gasthaus Breitachklammm.
Public transport friendly
With the train to Oberstdorf and with the bus to the stop Breitachklamm (bus line Tiefenbach).
Take highway A7 and A980 and road B19 until you reach Oberstdorf. After 34 km turn right toward Tiefenbach just in front of the roundabout, then follow the signage "Breitachklamm" until you reach the parking area.
There is a fee required parking lot at Gasthaus Breitachklamm (ca. 3 euro/day)