• Blooming mountain meadows in Oberallgäu
    Blooming mountain meadows in Oberallgäu Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • Brown cattle in Allgäu
    Brown cattle in Allgäu Photo: Outdooractive Editors
  • Hiker at Starzlachklamm
    Hiker at Starzlachklamm Photo: Christa Fredlmeier, Allgäu GmbH
  • View from Rotspitze to Hohen Gänge and Breitenberg
    View from Rotspitze to Hohen Gänge and Breitenberg Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • View of Großer Alpsee and Grünten
    View of Großer Alpsee and Grünten Photo: Outdooractive Editors
  • Snowy Allgäu mountain landscape
    Snowy Allgäu mountain landscape Photo: Erika Spengler, Outdooractive Editors
  • Viehscheid in Ofterschwang/Gunzesried
    Viehscheid in Ofterschwang/Gunzesried Photo: TG Hörnerdörfer
  • Alpe Plättele near Hindelang
    Alpe Plättele near Hindelang Photo: Gästeinformation Bad Hindelang
  • Bikers taking a break at a lake Photo: Shutterstock/Fotolia
  • Lake Schrecksee in the Allgäu Alps Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • Lake Engeratsgundsee in the Allgäu Alps Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors

Oberallgäu

The Oberallgäu is characterized by alpine and pre-alpine terrain, a beautiful lake landscape, an extensive network of paths and many managed alpine pastures. The southernmost district of Germany is known for its traditions; typical for the region is the cattle breed "Allgäuer Braunvieh", the supplier of one of the most popular regional specialities: the "Allgäuer Bergkäse" (alpine cheese).

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Natural Monument · Allgäu

Breitachklamm

Allgäu
The Breitachklamm near Oberstdorf is not only the deepest, but also one of the most spectacular and ...
2
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
Hiking Trail · Allgäu

Nagelfluh-Gratwanderung

June 15, 2009
difficult
13.4 km
7:00 h
1021 m
1311 m
11
Outdooractive Editors
Lake · Allgäu

Lake Großer Alpsee

Allgäu
The lake Großer Alpsee is situated in the region Allgäu, northwest of the town Immenstadt. It is ...
Outdooractive Editors
Museum · Allgäu

Museum Ore Mine

Allgäu
At this open air museum visitors lern about the history of mining next to the mountain Grünten.
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
Thematic Trail · Allgäu

Auf dem Kuhnigundenweg in Diepolz

April 30, 2012
easy
4.8 km
2:00 h
155 m
155 m
by Svenja Rödig,  Outdooractive Editors
Ski Resort · Allgaeu Alps

Fellhorn / Kanzelwand

14% open
Snow depth Mountain top
120 cm
Skiruns
5.3 km/37.1 km
Lifts open
4/16
Last snowfall
 
Cheese Factory · Allgäu

Alpine dairy Gunzesried

Allgäu
by Lena Wiesler,  Outdooractive Editors
April 30, 2012
moderate
4.2 km
2:30 h
439 m
82 m
1
by Viktoria Specht,  Outdooractive Editors
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Oberallgäu: a travelling destination in Germany's southernmost region

The northern Oberallgäu surrounds the independent town of Kempten. It is characterized by a pre-alpine mountain landscape and many little villages that invite outdoor enthusiasts to beautiful hiking and biking tours.

The gate to the Allgäu Alps is located a bit further south and near Immenstadt. Between the "Nagelfluhkette" in the West and the mountain "Grünten" in the East, you will find the beginning of the Iller Valley whose small side valleys stretch between Sonthofen and Oberstdorf and reach until Germany’s southernmost point, the "Haldenwanger Eck". The varied landscape provides endless opportunities for adventurous hikes and biking tours.

Lake scenery of the Oberallgäu

One of the most striking characteristics of the Oberallgäu is without doubt the extensive lake landscape. "Alpsee", "Niedersonthofener See" and "Rottachsee" are the biggest and best-known lakes.

But there are plenty more lakes that provide fun and refreshing swimming opportunities during summer. Trips to the "Schrecksee" and the "Gaisalpsee" can be combined with beautiful mountain tours.

Oberallgäu huts: tradition, refreshment and overnight stays

As a "pit stop" during a hike or to warm up on a cold skiing day: The Allgäu mountain huts are extremely popular among their guests. Many of them provide milk, cheese, yoghurt and curd cheese from their own cattle. Other hut owners offer selfmade liquors and fruit brandies, too.

Heritage and tradition are a big part of the Oberallgäu culture. Highlights each year are the "Viehscheid" (cattle drive) in September, the "Klausentreiben" (visit of Santa Claus) in December and the "Funkenfeuer" (bonfire) during spring. You can learn more about the Oberallgäu traditions in many different local history museums.

All regions

Altusried

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

Bad Hindelang

Bad Hindelang has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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 the Oberallgäu. 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 the Oberallgäu. 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 the Oberallgäu. 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.

Bolsterlang

Bolsterlang has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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.

Buchenberg

Buchenberg has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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.

Burgberg im Allgäu

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

Dietmannsried

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

Durach

Durach offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in the Oberallgäu. 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 has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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.

Haldenwang

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

Immenstadt im Allgäu

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

Lauben

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

Missen-Wilhams

Missen-Wilhams has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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.

Obermaiselstein

Obermaiselstein has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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.

Oberstaufen

Oberstaufen has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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.

Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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.

Ofterschwang

Ofterschwang has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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 offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in the Oberallgäu. Our travel guide is full of great tips. Get to know all fascinating tours, exciting stories, attractions and custom accommodations in the area.

Rettenberg

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

Sulzberg

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

Waltenhofen

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

Weitnau

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

Wertach

Wertach has an attractive offer for nature lovers in the Oberallgäu. 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.

Wiggensbach

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

Wildpoldsried

Wildpoldsried offers various possibilities for outdoor pursuits in the Oberallgäu. 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


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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