Travel Guide Allgäu Oberallgaeu

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

Oberallgaeu

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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.
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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.

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.

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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Altusried

Altusried

Altusried offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.
Bad Hindelang und Bad Oberdorf, links vorne im Bild schlängelt sich der Jochpass, links hinten geht es ins Hintersteiner Tal

Bad Hindelang

Bad Hindelang has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Bad Hindelang in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, diverse ski resorts, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.

Balderschwang

Balderschwang has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Balderschwang in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.

Betzigau

Betzigau offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.

Blaichach

Blaichach has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Blaichach in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, great offers, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Blick in die Berge bei Bolsterlang

Bolsterlang

Bolsterlang has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Bolsterlang in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, diverse ski resorts, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Map / Buchenberg

Buchenberg

Buchenberg has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Buchenberg in our travel guide: fascinating tours, diverse ski resorts, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Blick auf Burgberg

Burgberg im Allgaeu

Burgberg im Allgaeu has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Burgberg im Allgaeu in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Schrattenbach

Dietmannsried

Dietmannsried offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.
Map / Durach

Durach

Durach offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, exciting stories, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.
Fischen im Allgäu

Fischen im Allgäu

Fischen im Allgäu has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Fischen im Allgäu in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Map / Haldenwang

Haldenwang

Haldenwang offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.
Marienplatz mit Blick auf Schloss und Stadtkirche

Immenstadt im Allgaeu

Immenstadt im Allgaeu has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Immenstadt im Allgaeu in our travel guide: fascinating tours, diverse ski resorts, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Map / Lauben

Lauben

There is a small but fine selection of cool places worth visiting in Lauben. You can find our suggestions below.
Die Gemeinde Missen Wilhams

Missen-Wilhams

Missen-Wilhams has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Missen-Wilhams in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, diverse ski resorts, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Alpenwildpark Obermaiselstein

Obermaiselstein

Obermaiselstein has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Obermaiselstein in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Blick auf Oberstaufen mit Hochgrat

Oberstaufen

Oberstaufen has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Oberstaufen in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, diverse ski resorts, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Blick auf Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Oberstdorf in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, great offers, diverse ski resorts, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Blumen- und Käuterwiesen oberhalb Hüttenberg mit traumhafter Aussicht

Ofterschwang

Ofterschwang has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Ofterschwang in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Oy Mittelberg

Oy-Mittelberg

Oy-Mittelberg offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, exciting stories, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.
Map / Rettenberg

Rettenberg

Rettenberg has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Rettenberg in our travel guide: fascinating tours, diverse ski resorts, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Sonthofen

Sonthofen

Sonthofen offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts in the area.
Map / Sulzberg

Sulzberg

Sulzberg offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.
Map / Waltenhofen

Waltenhofen

Waltenhofen offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts in the area.
Blick über Weitnau von Sonneckgrat

Weitnau

Weitnau offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts in the area.
Map / Wertach

Wertach

Wertach has an attractive offer for nature lovers in Oberallgaeu. You can find all info for your next great trip to Wertach in our travel guide: fascinating tours, exciting stories, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts.
Map / Wiggensbach

Wiggensbach

Wiggensbach offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.
Map / Wildpoldsried

Wildpoldsried

Wildpoldsried offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in Oberallgaeu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.

Nature Parks and Reserves

Ski Resorts

Public transport

You reach Kempten, Immenstadt, Sonthofen and Oberstdorf by train. From here you can catch a train to smaller train stations, e.g. in Fischen. The region provides plenty of possibilities to get to the more remote places by hiking busses. 

Getting there

Coming from the north you reach Oberallgäu via the A7. From Munich the region is easy to reach via the A96 and the B12. In the Oberallgäu the B19, B308 and B309 as well as the B12 lead to the individual holiday resorts.

By plane

The nearest airports are Memmingen, Friedrichshafen and Munich.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike