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Niedersonthofener See

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  • Dusk at “Niedersonthofener See“
    / Dusk at “Niedersonthofener See“
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Dusk at “Niedersonthofener See“
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Dusk at “Niedersonthofener See“
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Dusk at “Niedersonthofener See“
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Dusk at “Niedersonthofener See“
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors

The “Niedersonthofener See“ lies in the district of Oberallgäu. It was formed during the retreat of the Iller glacier.
In summer the lake with its four free bathing places is very popular with locals as well as tourists, in winter it is suitable for ice skating if the ice is thick enough.

According to a well-known Allgäu legend, the “Bühlersee“ (“Alpsee“) is connected underground with the “Niedersonthofener See“.

Once, a farmer had driven out manure near the “Alpsee“ when he suddenly noticed a large fish on the shore, which struck with its tail fin. There the farmer sneaked quietly and cautiously with the dung hook and suddenly hit the fork in the back of the fish with all his might. But the fish was stronger than the man and escaped with the pitchfork in his back. Strangely enough, some time later one saw the same fish in the “Niedersonthofener See“, still with the pitchfork in its back. The two lakes must be connected after all.

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Svenja Rödig 
Updated: September 10, 2019

Public transport

Take the train to Martinszell (Oberdorf) and continue on foot to the lake

Getting there

Drive the main street from Immenstadt via Stein and Seifen. Turn to the left in Immenstadt and continue via Eckarts and Oberdorf to the lake.

Parking

Parking facilities at the lakeshore
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
20.9 km
2:30 h
440 m
439 m
42.5 km
2:45 h
637 m
638 m
15.2 km
5:15 h
320 m
320 m
53.5 km
4:00 h
754 m
754 m
7.4 km
1:04 h
69 m
69 m
7.4 km
2:00 h
50 m
50 m
21.7 km
1:00 h
447 m
693 m
60.1 km
4:30 h
573 m
573 m
135 km
6:00 h
2100 m
2100 m
49.7 km
3:23 h
1 m
153 m
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October 14, 2013
moderate
20.9 km
2:30 h
440 m
439 m
by Joern Perschbacher,   Outdooractive Editors
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Radstrecke des Allgäu Triathlons

October 10, 2013
moderate
42.5 km
2:45 h
637 m
638 m
by Daniel Maier,   Alpsee Camping GmbH & Co. KG
Hiking Trail · Allgäu

Von Oberdorf in den Falltobel

July 01, 2009
moderate
15.2 km
5:15 h
320 m
320 m
1
by Martin Lässig,   Outdooractive Editors
April 11, 2017
moderate
53.5 km
4:00 h
754 m
754 m
4
by Rosenalp,   Rosenalp
January 21, 2018
easy
7.4 km
1:04 h
69 m
69 m
by Johanna Scheffer,   Outdooractive Editors
Hiking Trail · Allgäu

Rund um den Niedersonthofener See

June 15, 2009
easy
7.4 km
2:00 h
50 m
50 m
by Hartmut Wimmer,   Outdooractive Editors
August 05, 2013
easy
21.7 km
1:00 h
447 m
693 m
by Matthias Schikore,   Outdooractive Editors
Bicycle Ride · Allgäu

Sommerliche Seen-Runde

April 15, 2016
moderate
60.1 km
4:30 h
573 m
573 m
by Svenja Rödig,   Alpsee Camping GmbH & Co. KG
Road Bike · Allgäu

Allgäuer Achterbahn

September 18, 2018
moderate
135 km
6:00 h
2100 m
2100 m
1
by Robert Busch,   Outdooractive Editors
Long Distance Cycling · Allgäu

Illerradweg - Etappe Oberstdorf-Kempten

February 21, 2013
Stage 1
49.7 km
3:23 h
1 m
153 m
by Antonija Kröll,   Allgäu GmbH
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