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HIKING BROCHURE

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Oberstdorf at three altitude levels Adventure and village life Disabled-friendly holidays

Version: February 2017

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OBERSTE IM ALLGÄU

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Horst Graf Director of To ur

Dear Oberstdorf holidaymaker and hiking enthusiast, Feel like you’re living in an ever faster moving world? One where you’re facing increasing daily demands and have little time for your friends and family. This makes it all the more im­ portant to take some time out occasio­ nally, catch your breath and slow the world down for a while. A long hike is a great way to do this. Step by step, you progress at your own pace with­out any external distractions – except for the spectacular views of the sur­ roun­ding mountains of course. Often, you are completely alone with your thoughts in the midst of the diverse natural landscape. As you reach the summit, you feel proud of what you’ve achieved. It’s successful experiences like these that bring you happiness

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and create fond memories. After all, what could be better after a strenuous hike in the mountains than reminiscing about your summit climb over a hearty sandwich in a cosy hut?

head out on your own: if you prefer hiking with others, the extensive hik­ ing programme offered by Tourismus Oberstdorf (the Oberstdorf Tourist Association) is the perfect solution.

When taking time out, it’s not about climbing as many mountains as possi­ ble, but simply about getting out into nature and enjoying the healing pro­perties of the Oberstdorf air. Spanning over 200 kilometres, the hiking network offers a route for everyone.

In reading the latest hiking brochure, you’ll find plenty of incentives to take some time out – after all, you’ve earned it!

Choose whether to marvel at the im­ pressive mountain summits from the Oberstdorf side valleys or to start by acclimatising at mid-­altitude be­ fore venturing up to the high-Alpine peaks. Of course, you don’t have to

Yours,

Horst Graf Director of Tourism

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Contents

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Oberstdorf

18

In the valley

34

At alpine altitude

44

Adventure

52

Village life

58

26

At mid altidude

68

Disabled-friendly holidays

72

Service

74

Getting to Oberstdorf

76

Addresses and information

Events

Imprint Editor

Design

Photograph

Tourismus Oberstdorf Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 0 Fax: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 236 info@oberstdorf.de www.oberstdorf.de

rta.design GmbH www.rta-design.de

Cover photo: Alexander Rochau

Print EBERL PRINT GmbH Kirchplatz 6, 87509 Immenstadt Translation

All information in this brochure DE VRIES Translations is subjekt to corretion www.devries-translations.com 4

Tourismus Oberstdorf, Elena Alger (www.elenaalger.com), Photographie Monschau (www.photographie-monschau.de), ek photographie (ek-photo.net), Das Höchste Bergbahnen, Eissport­zentrum Oberstdorf, Breitachklamm­verein, Skisport- und Ver­ anstaltungs GmbH, Sportstätten Oberstdorf (Stefan Betz), Vogelfrei Tandemfliegen, DAV-Sektion Allgäu-Immenstadt (German Alpine Association, regional section of Allgäu-Immenstadt), Dirk Roth, fotolia.com (lettas), Alexander Rochau, Dominik Berchtold, Renn Architekten, Golfclub Oberstdorf, Dominik Schraudolf, Oberstdorf Tourismus GmbH, Sportograf, Fotohaus Heimhuber

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Calendar

Oberstdorf events

year-round  A second chance – returning to sport year-round  The perfect place to de-stress

Sport events Special offers and deals

April 2017

08/04–28/05 Oberstdorf nature appreciation weeks 29/04–25/06. Family time 06/05–05/11 Cable cars included 13/05–04/11

Oberstdorf pass

28/05

Gebirgstälerlauf

May 2017

June 2017 02/07.

I nternationaler Nebelhorn-Berglauf

Late July

 ight-time ski jumping in N the Erdinger Arena

24–26/08

F IS Summer Grand Prix Nordic Combined

27–30/09

Nebelhorn trophy

Oberstdorfer Fotogipfel

21/06

Gaumenfestspiele

27/07–13/08 Oberstdorfer Musiksommer

July 2017

August 2017

23/09–29/10 Family time 23/09–29/10  Oberstdorf nature appreciation weeks

07–11/06

12/08

Oberstdorf village festival

17–21/08

Oberstdorf wine festival

01–03/09  kleinKunsttage Oberstdorf

September 2017

12/09

Viehscheid Schöllang

13/09

Viehscheid Oberstdorf

14/10

Gallusmarkt

30/09  Feneberg mountain bike marathon

October 2017

www.oberstdorf.de

OBERSTDORF ZOOM

Experience Oberstdorf online

The app for direct access

For some online inspiration, visit the Tourismus Oberstdorf website with its extensive information and helpful host search function.

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You can naturally also find us on social networks. Join the Oberstdorf community.

Conveniently transfer holiday information straight from the hiking brochure to the Oberstdorf app on your smart­phone. How it works: Download the Oberstdorf app free of charge from the App Store or Google Play Store, tap the ZOOM icon in the app and scan the selected barcode in the brochure. The app takes you straight to the desired topic and allows you to save the content in the app for your next Oberstdorf holiday by tapping the heart icon.

 D  isabled-friendly holidays

For familys Calendar

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OBERSTDORF

A characterful village with a sense of community. Friendly, sporty, cosmopolitan and traditional. It’s not just nature that’s truly impressive here. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and discover the spectacular natural landscape of the Allgäu Alps, with over 200 km of scenic trails and route options at three different altitude levels. Enjoy your holiday in Oberstdorf at the southernmost tip of Germany.

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Objective and local – first-hand Alpine information The Alpine information available in Oberstdorf is unlike any other in the Alps, with everything you need to know about the entire hiking region on a single website. Hiking is BOOMING! In view of this, it became clear to Tourismus Oberstdorf that dealing with the huge number of enquiries made in Oberstdorf would be an impossible task for one person alone. As a result, Moritz Zobel, Head of Alpine Information, created an extensive website. This is packed with so much detailed information that there are few questions left to ask. www.oberstdorf.de / alpininfo

Basic information about route descriptions

Information about equipment

Detailed weather information for all altitude levels

Moritz Zobel Alpine Information

Special information on the accessi­ bility of individual route sections

A tip from our Alpine advisor

Newly published, detailed route descriptions with elevation profiles and GPS downloads

“Check our latest mountain sports report daily. This provides you with full information about the conditions of the individual hiking trails.”

Signs You are on the right track in Oberst­ dorf! All hiking trails are optimally signed to guide you on your way. Please note that the signs show times rather than distances. Location reference

Walking time

Difficulty

Hiking trails

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Red: trail requires sturdy footwear (good soles) and sure-footedness.

Blue: good footwear, sure-footedness and a head for heights are required.

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OBERSTDORF Garni Hotels

Feel good hotels for your hiking holiday...

Hotel garni Rubihaus ** *

Surrounded by a large garden area the Hotel Rubihaus welcomes you near the centre of Oberstdorf. Enjoy an extensive and leisurely breakfast buffet and use the mountain railways for free (if you stay 3 nights or longer). rubihaus.de | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 6090

Hotel garni Kappeler-Haus * * *

The central nature experience! Located in the heart of Oberstdorf Hotel Kappeler-Haus with its stunning panoramic view is an ideal starting point for hikers, cyclists and mountainbikers. kappeler-haus.com | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 96860

Hotel garni Sonnenheim * * *

Cozy rooms provide a comfortable feel-good atmosphere. In an absolutely quiet and central district the Hotel Sonnenheim offers also a small wellness area with steam bath, whirlpool and sauna . sonnenheim-oberstdorf.de | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 809989

Hotel garni Gerberhof * * * S

The comfortable family owned Hotel Gerberhof is located in the fabulous south of Oberstdorf, just a few minutes from the centre and with stunning views into the mountains. Don´t forget relaxing in the sauna and the new designed indoor pool. gerberhof.de | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 7070

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Zämed duss The “Zämed duss” (“Sharing the outdoors”) campaign subtly encourages people to treat one another with respect. It also aims to remind people that they are all out and about for the same reason: to enjoy nature.

There are plenty of places for potential conflicts: a moun­ tain biker might zoom past a hiker far too quickly without proper warning, a hiker might amble along the middle of a trail without heeding other route users or someone might simply be having a bad day. There are many reasons for disputes between cyclists and walkers but both can make the effort to share the great outdoors in peaceful harmony.

The recipe for doing so is simple: Pay attention Be friendly ◼ Give hikers the right of way ◼ Protect nature ◼ Keep to marked trails ◼ ◼

After all, we all want to share the outdoors for as long as possible.

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A fantastic outlook for summer How to enjoy the mountains Diverse, exciting and family friendly: the six large hiking areas in Oberstdorf and the Kleinwalsertal Valley offer unique mountain experiences for people of all ages. This summer, the Nebelhorn, Fellhorn / Kanzelwand, Söller­ eck, Heuberg, Walmendingerhorn and Ifen once again offer a broad range of options.

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 Oberstdorf Nebelhorn The spectacularly beautiful Oberstdorf Nebelhorn is known for its impressive views of 400 mountain summits. The new mountain restaurant at the top of the Nebelhorn offers a 270-degree panorama for meals with the best views. The Nebelhorn is also attracting further visitors with a second highlight, which opened in the winter season 2016 / 17: the Nordwandsteig (north face walkway). This newly created walkway leads around the summit and gives many visitors a real thrill despite being optimally protected and completely safe. The Nebelhorn is the star­ ting point for not only easy walks and wheelchair and pushchair-friendly circular trails but also high-Alpine tours and the Hindelanger Klettersteig (via ferrata). Young visitors simply love the unique “Uff d’r Alp” alpine discovery nature trail as well as the climbing wall and huge playground. The newly created and easily walkable Höfatsweg trail from the Höfatsblick cable car station to the Zeigersattel reveals what makes the high mountain so special. Informative stations answer questions about geology, flora and fauna. The large Marktrestaurant at the Höfatsblick cable car station, the new summit restau­ rant and the glazed Gemsnest panoramic restaurant all offer mouthwatering meals.

Ifen There’s plenty to do and see in this rocky region, which fascinates with not only its magnificent rock formations but also the impressive karst plateau Gottesacker (ancient German name for a cemetery). In the summer, the middle station of the two-seater chair lift at 1,586 metres is the starting point for walks, hikes and challenging day trips. Food and drink can be obtained at the Ifenhütte, which overlooks the children’s playground and the Kneipp pool. Due to renovations, the Ifenbahn chair lift will not operate during the 2017 summer season.

 Fellhorn Cross-border region with Kanzelwand This well-known floral paradise is the ideal destination for families with children and anyone who wants to ex­ perience the mountains first hand. Gentle circular hiking trails, streams, mountain lakes, an educational flower trail, mountain summits and magnificent views make for an unforgettable visit. The Burmiwasser adventure trail on the Kanzelwand is a particular favourite with children. Mountain restaurants with large sun terraces provide plenty of refreshments, while the Bergschau 2037 natural discovery centre in the Fellhorn summit station offers interesting information and spectacular views. 16

Heuberg The Heuberg chair lift whisks you up to the summit sta­ tion at 1,380 metres. High up yet not in the high Alps, a spectacular view of Hirschegg and Riezlern awaits you. The Kleinwalsertal Valley lies at the foot of the mountain, which also offers numerous mid-altitude ridgeways for you to stroll, walk or hike along to your heart’s content. This is also a popular region for mountain bikers, who can enjoy a diverse network of natural routes in a spec­ tacular mountain setting. They, too, can reach the summit on the chair lift – without any extra charge for their bike.

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Walmendingerhorn

This mountain is primarily geared towards families with children. As such, there’s plenty for this target group to see and do here. There’s the large forest climbing park with a parcours with several levels of difficulty and the Allgäu Coaster, the rapid toboggan run on rails. The nature trail with interactive stations, geocaching and children’s playgrounds are also genuine highlights.

The perfect place to delight the senses and tantalise the taste buds, this mountain guarantees sublime experiences even in summer. The large sun terrace and impressive viewing platform offer bon vivants everything they need for a relaxing day: spectacular views, deckchairs, chilled music from the “mountain radio” and gastronomic de­ lights from the nearby summit restaurant.

Special offer: cable cars included A top deal! All the cable car tickets you need for the cross-border hiking region Oberstdorf / Kleinwalsertal Valley are included in the accommodation price with selected hosts.

Example holiday package 3 nights’ stay including Oberstdorf /  Kleinwalsertal Valley cable car pass. ◼

06 May to 05 November 2017 Even at 2,000 metres, there are several easy hiking routes. The Oberstdorf and Kleinwalsertal Valley cable cars make reaching them effortless too. Enjoy an unforgettable hiking holiday in Oberstdorf. Tip: this special offer can be extended – make the most of the “Cable cars included & more” offer from 05 May to 04 November 2017. Additional ser­ vices: free bus travel (Oberstdorf and Kleinwalsertal Valley) and one free entry to the Erdinger Arena (when booking 7 nights’ accommodation with participating hosts).

In a holiday apartment from €70 per person (based on two-person occupancy; not including board) In a bed & breakfast / guest house from €114 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

In a hotel from €212 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

Information and bookings: Tourismus Oberstdorf Tel. +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 100 reservierung@oberstdorf.de www.oberstdorf.de / arrangements

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Oberstdorf’s valleys are characterised by glacial drift from the latest ice age, which has been ongoing for 2.5 million years and has included both cold and warm periods. During the coldest of these, the glaciers in the Upper Allgäu reached heights of up to 2,000 metres, with only the highest summits in the Allgäu Alps protruding from the ice. The valley glaciers from Oberstdorf’s large side valleys gradually crept south, forming the terrain that is visible today (for example the Stillachtal Valley). Smaller side glaciers were unable to embed themselves as deeply and so created many little side valleys at a slightly higher altitude (for example the Dietersbachtal Valley). As the glaciers receded, emergent watercourses at their intersections formed deep canyons and ravines, like the present-day Hölltobel Ravine. At the end of the valleys, you’ll find impressive traces of the former valley glacier: steep, semi-circular trough heads, many of which tower to several hundred metres in height.

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From Oberstdorf in all directions Oberstdorf’s side valleys and districts promise nature at its best and wild village romanticism Embedded between steep mountain forests, the valleys are closed off to excursion traffic and offer completely undisturbed peace and quiet in a wild and romantic natural setting. The most stunning hiking and excursion opportunities invite you to explore. In the Stillachtal Valley, you will not only find Germany’s most southerly inhabited village of Einödsbach but also the beautiful hamlet of Birgsau. Further attractions include the Fellhornbahn cable car and the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill, which gleams brightly in its newly renovated form, ready for the Ski Flying World Championships 2018. The Trettachtal Valley has plenty to offer. Not only do the mountain farmers’ village of Gerstruben and the Christ­ lessee Lake make this a popular destination, but the pretty hamlet of Spielmannsau also invites you to enjoy a leisurely hike. On route to the Oytal Valley, you will pass the Kühberg. The tree-lined lane takes you to the Gasthof Oytal restau­ rant, where the valley widens to offer a panoramic view of the mountain landscape. On your return, you can give your legs a rest by heading back out of the valley on an Oytal scooter. The Rohrmoostal Valley is a hiking paradise in the Tiefen­ bach district. It has long-since belonged to a principality and has the oldest wooden chapel in southern Germany. Reichenbach is famed for peace and quiet. In the summer, the impressive Gaisalpe, located at high altitude, offers spectacular views of the mountains. 20

Rubi is known for its many hours of sunshine and cosy eateries. A picturesque mountain church is located just above Schöllang, from where you can also enjoy spectacular views. The Tiefenbach district, best known for the impressive Breitachklamm Ravine, and the Rohrmoostal Valley are both enticing options on sunny days. Fantastic views of the Nebelhorn can be enjoyed in Kornau. The Söllereckbahn cable car is located nearby. The village is characterised by chapels and cosy, private accommodation.

i Spielmannsau mountain climbers’ line Line 9763, also known as the mountain climbers’ line, runs from Oberstdorf past the golf course and the Christlessee Lake to Spielmannsau – and can be used by anyone. The small, Alpine settlement in the heart of the Trettachtal Valley some seven kilo­ metres south of Oberstdorf is the perfect starting point for many hikes. Thanks to its proximity to the Kemptner Hütte, for example, this even includes hikes along the E5 European long-distance hiking route from Oberstdorf to Merano. A timetable and price information can be found at: www.oberstdorf.de / busfahrplaene

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Christlessee Lake In the heart of the Trettachtal Valley, by the hamlet of Gottenried, this beautiful, legend-shrouded mountain lake with its blueish green water sits at an altitude of 916 metres. Just to the south of the lake are power­ ful springs, which feed clear water into the lake, giving it good drinking water quality. This explains the lake’s unique character, which is also what makes it so mysterious: even in severe minus temperatures, the Christles­see Lake doesn’t ever freeze. The lake’s clear water can therefore be marvelled in liquid format at any time of the year. The Christlessee Lake is within easy walking distance of Oberstdorf’s Mühlenbrücke bridge, from where a path leads past Gruben and Gotten­ ried to the legend-steeped lake in the Trettachtal Valley.

Source of the Iller The source of the Iller is located in Oberstdorf, where it is formed through the confluence of the Trett­ ach, Stillach and Breitach. As it starts to head north, the Iller winds its way through the Allgäu past the towns of Sonthofen, Immenstadt and Kempten. On the second half of its journey, the Iller flows through Upper Swabia, roughly marking the state border between Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, before joining the Danube in Ulm and continuing to the Black Sea. The Breitach’s source is in the Klein­ walsertal Valley, while the sources of the two other tributary rivers, the Trettach and Stillach, are located in Bavaria. The Iller’s source is within easy walking distance of Oberstdorf, just by the “in form park” fitness centre to the north of the village.

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From the Moorweiher Lake to the Trettachtal Valley Length: 6.6 km Duration: 2 hours

Elevation gain: 136 m

This diverse circular route starts and ends at the Mühlen­ brücke bridge near the Nebelhornbahn valley station. The shaded climb through the forest above the Trettach is particularly pleasant on hot summer days. You will quickly gain altitude and reach the picturesque plateau with the Moorweiher Lake. On reaching Oberstdorf’s historic Moor­ bad swimming pool, we recommend taking the path to the right around the picturesque lake as this is sunnier and

offers better views. The surrounding mountain peaks are often reflected in the Moorweiher’s peaceful water. This little gem is a great place to visit at any time of year! On the northern edge of the lake, a path that is largely pleasantly shaded leads past the Dienersberg to the Oberstdorf golf course. Here, the route follows the valley path for a short stretch to the Zwingbrücke bridge.

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In the sunny south Length: 5 km Duration: 2 hours

Elevation gain: 57 m

There are many hiking trails that lead to the sunny meadows in the south of Oberstdorf. Head along Haldenweg near the Nebelhornbahn cable car, Gertrud-von-le-Fort-Weg or Heuweg and it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the centre to trails with spectacular views. In the south-west, the cause­ways along the Stillach River form the borders of the southern lowlands area.

Useful info: The entire hiking route network in the meadows around Oberstdorf is ideal for both short and long walks with a pushchair.

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Visiting the village Length: 10.9 km Duration: 4.5 hours

Elevation gain: 213 m

The hike begins to the north of the market community, following the wild Trettach to its confluence with Oberst­ dorf’s other mountain streams. This marks the source of the Iller, which flows to the Danube and on to the Black Sea. The route then continues with a brief visit to the pic­ turesque district of Rubi before climbing to a north ridge. With every metre you climb, the more spectacular the views of the basin and the Allgäu Alps around Oberstdorf. After

reaching what has to be one of the most beautiful vantage points in Oberstdorf, the trail leads along a varied route to the Schöllang mountain church. Some 80 metres above the valley, the area around the little church provides further panoramic views.

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 ithout the section to the Schöllang mountain W church, the circular route via Rubi is certified as suitable for wheelchair users.

Special offer: a second chance – returning to sport Tailored support from qualified sports trainers in private courses helps you get back into the following sports:

Hiking and mountaineering

Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing

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specialist, we will assist you with a personalised programme. Information and bookings: Tourismus Oberstdorf Tel. +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 100 reservierung@oberstdorf.de www.oberstdorf.de / arrangements

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A fun-filled and varied family hike through the Oberstdorf districts The circular hike starts at the Dummelsmoosbrücke bridge in the north-east of Oberstdorf. From here, the Trettach causeway leads to the source of the Iller, where all three of Oberstdorf’s wild mountain streams meet and continue on their way to the Danube as the Iller. Length: 8 km Elevation gain: 121 m Duration: 2.5 hours (3.5 hours via the viewpoint) The route then follows the causeway for a short distance to Rubi. After a short detour to the Illersteg footbridge, the trail continues to the middle of the idyllic district. Following a short stretch along the main road, you have a choice: follow the route to the left, passing the village chapel and up a steep climb to the top of a hill. The short but sharp climb is rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the Oberstdorf Basin and the Allgäu Alps. After following the ridge for a short distance, the path bears off to the right

back down a short but extremely steep section towards Reichenbach. Follow the signs and you’ll soon reach the forest playground. The second (more pushchair-friendly) option takes you off to the right in Rubi, along the meadow path to Reichenbach. You essentially pass your destination for the day on route. The forest playground itself offers a variety of beautifully created and natural play stations from the double-decker bus and Formula 1 car made from tree trunks to a forest bowling alley and an Indian tepee. Mums and dads can enjoy pleasantly shaded seats. The return route leads through Rubi (for people with pushchairs who reached the forest playground via the meadow path, initially retrace your footsteps) and along the sunny meadow path with its lovely views back to the Dummelsmoosbrücke bridge at the edge of Oberstdorf.

i Hiking with children Sturdy walking boots with a good tread are advisable for this route. Although recommended for children aged six and above, it will also be enjoyed by younger children if you take a pushchair or child carrier with you. If taking a pushchair, we recommend that you opt for the meadow path in Rubi and continue along this to­ wards Reichenbach. If you want to visit the look-out

point above Rubi, it is possible but you need to be fit and sure-footed, as well as to additionally secure the pushchair just in case. Buses regularly return to Oberstdorf from Reichenbach and Rubi. There are also places where you can stop off for a while. One option for hot summer days could be to end your hike with a visit to the Moorbad swimming pool in Reichenbach.

Special offer: family time Enjoy unforgettable holidays in Oberst­ dorf, where there’s something to do whatever the time of year or weather. As all attractions in and around Oberstdorf are quickly accessible, you can make your holiday varied and combine different interests. Fun and relaxation for the whole family, whether on adventurous hikes or group excursions. Our “family time” special offer can be booked directly from participating hosts for five or seven-night stays and is valid during the following periods: Spring: 29 April to 25 June 2017 Autumn: 23 September to 29 October 2017

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Benefits: Oberstdorf / Kleinwalsertal Valley cable cars free of charge for the whole family Children under 12 can stay in their parents’ / grandparents’ room / holiday apartment for free Individual additional services in re­ lation to family, children and leisure activities Information and bookings: Tourismus Oberstdorf Tel. +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 100 reservierung@oberstdorf.de www.oberstdorf.de / arrangements

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Agriculture in Oberstdorf The Oberstdorf “Gassenkühe” first head to the pastures in spring From early May to mid-September, the cows are driven through Oberstdorf’s lanes. After the long winter, the animals are visibly keen to return to the pastures daily again. Wiggling ears and raised tails are clear signs of happy cows – and ones that can be seen by anyone who finds themselves in Oberstdorf’s lanes in the mornings and evenings. This is when the “Gassenkühe” (literally “lane cows”) are driven along these to and from the Oberstdorf community pastures on the northern and southern edges of the town. The cows belong to several farmers. They know which stall is theirs and can practically find their way back to it on their own. Most of the cows wear small bells (and sometimes large

ones) so that they can be easily located on the pastures and meadows even in bad weather. The small bells have a leather strap and no fringe or similar adornments. The larger bells, on the other hand, are fringed and often only used during the traditional “Viehscheid” cattle drive. The bells sound very musical and the animals use them to orien­tate themselves within the herd. Oberstdorf “lane cows” usually wear the same small bell for life. A varied information brochure on agriculture and Alpine business in Oberstdorf is available from the Tourist Infor­ mation Offices. More about this topic can also be found at www.oberstdorf.de / landwirtschaft. www.oberstdorf.de / landwirtschaft In the valley

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Layers of spotted marl deposits form the base of the Allgäu’s central main ridge and give rise to particularly fertile and quick-drying soil. As a result, most of the farmed alpine huts with cows have their lush green pastures on this surface. Boggy damp and straw meadows with many rare flowers and deep ravines are typical signs of a “flysch zone”. In the west, the rain water turned the Schrattenkalk formation in the Gottesacker area into one of the Alps’ most extraordinary karst landscapes. The almost complete lack of vegetation, the deep fissures and the rock crevices as well as the razor-sharp rock formations are all reminiscent of a fossilised glacier. From a distance, it can be compared with a sad, grey and endless cemetery.

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Freibergsee Lake Located 930 m above sea level, the Freibergsee Lake has a water surface of around 18 ha, making it the Allgäu’s largest high mountain lake. The lake has a maximum depth of about 25 m and no visible inflows and outflows. Instead, these are located underground and regulate the periodically fluctuating water level. Thanks to its stunning location and excellent water quality, the Freibergsee has long been a popular Oberstdorf bathing destination. People of all ages delight 28

in the water temperatures of up to 25°C in Germany’s southernmost natural swimming pool. The large lakeside lawn and the wooden terrace are the perfect spots for a little sun bathing, while children can enjoy the playground. Furthermore, rowing and paddle boats are both available for hire. A restaurant with a large terrace overlooking the lake and a wide selection of dishes and local specialities provides all the refreshments you could need.

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Gerstruben An unmistakeable fusion between tradition-steeped cultural heritage and tourist attraction in the Dieters­ bachtal Valley. Gerstruben can be regarded as Oberst­ dorf’s history book of mountain farm­ ing. The former Alpine village and agricultural gem today has five houses of between 400 and 500 years old, a traditional “Sennküche” restaurant, the old saw mill and a chapel. Until the end of the 19th century, the historic mountain settlement was still home to several farming families. With its sun-browned timber buildings and surrounding mountain landscape, it today provides a truly unique setting. The buildings have been lovingly restored and preserved for posterity in an exemplary manner. The Jakobe-­ Haus, a farm house preserved almost completely in its original form, is open to visitors. The picturesque little rooms and chambers are truly enchanting.

Einödsbach One valley on, at the foot of a breath­ taking mountain backdrop, the small village of Einödsbach marks the edge of the Stillachtal Valley. The Einödsbach mountain inn is Germany’s southernmost permanently inhabited building. The former village was originally made up of three houses and a chapel, built in the tightest of spaces and surrounded by the im­ pressive massif of the Allgäu’s main ridge. Today, only the inn is perma­ nently inhabited. Records of there being a settlement here date back to 1613. It’s also worth taking a brief detour to the Chapel of Saint Catherine, which can be reached by following the road from Birgsau. To the east, a hiking trail runs through the Bacher­ loch Gorge up to the Waltenberger Haus. To the south, the route leads into the Rappenalptal Valley.

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Anderl Heckmair memorial route Length: 5.3 km Elevation gain: 667 m Duration: 2.5 hours By hiking from the Söllereckbahn summit station to the Alpe Schlappold hut on the Fellhorn, you follow in the footsteps of the famous mountaineer Anderl Heckmair and discover numerous information boards with fascinating facts about various stages of his life. For example, about the early days of his explorations in the Eastern and Western Alps and the Dolomites, which he embarked upon back in the late 1920s. First, you will reach the rustic Sölleralpe hut, above which the ridge trail towards the Fellhorn begins. Away from the well-developed paths that link the cable cars, this takes you

through sections of Alpine terrain. Several slightly exposed passages have steel cables for your protection. After passing the Schlappoldeck and the Schlappoldsee Lake, you will reach the Fellhornbahn middle station, from where a cable car will comfortably transport you down into the Stillachtal Valley in the far south of Germany.

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Hike into the Stillachtal Valley Length: 13 km Elevation gain: 208 m Duration: 3 hours This hike offers you lovely views as you head across the sunny meadows in the south of Oberstdorf and along the wild Stillach River to the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill. Note that the hill’s magnificent view over the Freibergsee Lake and the Stillachtal Valley is not for the faint hearted though! From the ski flying hill, continue up the road to­ wards Schwand and Ringang, an impressive plateau to the south of the Freibergsee Lake. From here, the sunny trail

with its panoramic views heads back downhill, passing the Fellhornbahn valley station and Anatswald to Birgsau. For many people, this is the rewarding and picturesque end point for the hike. If you’ve not yet had enough though, we recommend the climb through the mountain forests to Einödsbach. After visiting Germany’s southernmost in­habited village, simply retrace your footsteps to Birgsau from where regular buses will take you back to Oberstdorf.

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To the historic mountain farmers’ village of Gerstruben Length: 12 km Elevation gain: 348 m Duration: 4 hours Starting from the west bank of the Mühlenbrücke bridge, the path to the Jägerstand café provides a varied route towards the Trettachtal Valley. The idyllic trail from the Jäger­ stand café to Dietersberg and Gottenried keeps your hike interesting with multiple picturesque views. Down in the Trettachtal Valley, continue along the near-natural Rautweg trail through the dense protective forests of the Kegelkopf and up to Gerstruben. On reaching the entrance to the Dietersbachtal Valley, it is not far to the former mountain farming village of Gerstruben – now entirely protected by a preservation order. The picturesquely located, sun-browned timber houses are up to 500 years old and offer an impressive

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backdrop for a short journey back in time. From Gerstruben, it is well worth taking a detour to the end of the high valley where the cosy Dietersbachalpe hut offers both the chance for a short break and impressive Alpine views. The highly impressive and adventurous but also demanding descent option is via the Hölltobel Ravine just below Gerstruben. Here, a suspended viewing platform enables you to see deep down into the gorge’s interior. The alternative option of descending via the main road is far easier and still offers great views of the surrounding mountains. On reaching the valley, several multi-faceted trails lead back to Oberstdorf

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 I dyllic mountain setting above the Stillachtal Valley

From the Schönblick to the Hochleite to the Freibergsee Lake – a wealth of viewpoints and places of natural beauty After ascending on the Söllereckbahn cable car, we take the time to enjoy the spectacular view of the Upper Allgäu region from the Schönblick. Length: 10 km Elevation gain: 206 m Duration: 3 to 4 hours If you like to challenge your fitness, you can also ignore the cable car and ascend to this point on foot. The nature trail with its many interesting stations then takes us across the Hühnermoos, a high moor with unique flora and fauna, and through a shady mountain forest to the Hochleite. On route, we are regularly greeted by spectacular views of the Oberstdorf Basin and the upper Stillachtal Valley. The Hochleite is a plateau that sits high above the Stillachtal Valley and slopes upwards to the north. In the midst of the pastures in which cows are reared in the summer, our hike becomes flatter and sunnier. In addition to the all-round mountain panorama, little ones in particular will be espe­ cially impressed with the view down into the Stillachtal

Valley and over the main massif of the Allgäu Alps! At the end of the plateau, a varied descent takes us through idyllic mixed forests and across clearings with spectacular views to Schwand. After passing this little hamlet, there is still plenty more of interest to come. A visit to the nearby, newly renovated Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill is a lofty and impressive expe­ rience. The Ski Flying World Championships will take place there in 2018. The Dr.-Reh-Weg path then continues further north along the right-hand side of the Freibergkessel Basin. If you want to admire the picturesquely located Freibergsee Lake in its full splendour, a short detour to the viewing point to the north of the lake at the Seeblick café and hotel is extremely worthwhile. The final section of the hike leads down a slightly steeper, woody descent to the lower Renkstegbrücke bridge and from there across the sunny meadows back to Oberstdorf.

i Hiking with children Sturdy, ankle-high walking boots with a good tread are advisable for this route. The hike is recommended for children aged four and above. Hiking tours with children (from a simple walk to an Alpine mountain

tour) are largely dependent on the little ones’ motivation and a good amount of fun and adventure. You should therefore look into all details (directions, route lengths, places for breaks etc.) before setting off.

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Nordi activity book The activity book for explorers, adventurers and genuine Oberstdorf connoisseurs

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Use your very own activity book to join me, Nordi the little squirrel, on a journey of discovery and experience lots of exciting things during your holiday.

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Which animals live in Oberstdorf’s forests? Where is the best playground? Which is your favourite hiking trail? And much more. Successfully collect at least 10 stickers and answer all the questions to receive a little surprise from the Tourist Infor­ mation Offices in Oberstdorf and its districts.

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And don’t forget: my activity book is valid indefinitely, so you can enjoy adventures and busily collect stickers during several holidays – in both summer and winter. So, I’m crossing my fingers for your success and hope you have lots of fun with the puzzles and your discoveries!

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Kids’ holiday programme 2017 Come together to have fun, be creative and experience Oberstdorf – a varied programme for children aged six and above

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Join me, Nordi the little squirrel, for action-packed experiences at my Nordi Club in the Oberstdorf Haus (Oberstdorf House). Come and see me if you want to have fun. My exciting programme offers something for everyone: from hay-based handicrafts, pottery and pizza making to action-packed rides on the Allgäu Coaster or fantastic days out at the ice sports centre. You can also join me on several excursions. We marvel at the home of the ski jumpers, the Erdinger Arena, and look over the shoulder of the cheesemaker to see if he’s making enough holes in the Allgäu cheese. As a squirrel, my knowledge of Oberstdorf’s nature is second to none. Come along and I’ll show it to you on a forest adventure day or a children’s expedition. At Easter, we’ll even head out on a nest and egg hunt during the Oberstdorf Easter games. Want to find out more? Then pick up the latest kids’ holiday programme from the Tourist Infor­ mation Offices in Oberstdorf and its districts. I look forward to seeing you in Oberstdorf soon! Yours, Nordi

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Alpine farming in Oberstdorf: dairy huts Dairy huts or “Sennalpen” are alpine huts with pastures where dairy cows are reared. These are milked twice a day. The farmer, who is also a dairyman and therefore a qualified cheesemaker, uses the milk to create our fabulous mountain cheese on site. In addition to mountain cheese, the farmers also make mountain butter, yogurt, quark and various other types of cheese. The dairy huts are managed by the farmers’ families.

You can try the products directly on site. There is nothing better than a hearty snack of bread and cheese washed down with a glass of milk to sate your hunger and thirst when hiking. There are also several alpine huts that don’t produce their own dairy products but are still great places to visit. Combined with a hike or a hearty snack made from local products, an unforgettable experience is guaranteed.

Farmed and serviced Oberstdorf alpine huts Name Location Aibele Alpe

In the Rohrmoostal Valley, behind the watershed

Alpe Bierenwang

On the south-east side of the Fellhorn (open year-round)

Alpe Osterberg

To the west of the Engenkopf across the Rohrmoostal Valley

Alpe Schattwald

In the idyllic Rohrmoostal Valley

Breitengehren Alpe

On the banks of the Rappenalpbach River in the Rappenalptal Valley

Buchrainer Alpe

At the highest point of the Buchrainer climb, at the start of the Rappenalptal Valley In an idyllic setting between the Höfats and the Kegelkopf

Dietersbachalpe

Alpe Eschbach

On the floor of the Stillachtal Valley to the south of Birgsau

Gerstruber Alpe

Below the Höfats in the Dietersbachtal Valley

Hintere Traufbergalpe

In the wild and romantic Traufbachtal Valley

Käseralpe

At the end of the Oytal Valley at the foot of the Höfats

Lugenalpe

Above the Oytal Valley on route to the Hahnenkopf

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Just after Spielmannsau between Traufberg and the Wildgundköpfe On route from Einödsbach to the Rappenseehütte mountain hut

Peters Älpele

Piesenalpe

Alpe Schlappold Schrattenwang Alpe

In the Rohrmoostal Valley, on the Piesenkopf

Near the Schlappoldsee Lake below the Schlappoldkopf and Söllerkopf

Seealpe Sölleralpe

Below the Söllerkopf near the Söllereckbahn summit station Near the Nebelhornbahn cable car and by the Seealpsee Lake

Untere Gutenalpe

Below the ridge between Söllerkopf and Söllereck In the heart of the beautiful Oytal Valley near the Oybach River

Subject to change. Hut opening periods depend on the cattle drives to and from the alpine pastures. These will occur no earlier than the start of May and no later than the end of October respectively.

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The Main Dolomite is a primary rock formation in the limestone Alps and one of the oldest types of rock in the Allgäu Alps.

Some 200 million years ago, the layer of stone formed on a subtropical mud flat that was hostile to life. Although originally deposited the deepest, when the fold mountains were formed, it was pushed up on top of all newer earth and rock layers. As such, the Main Dolomite today forms the hugely rocky and impressive peaks of the Allgäu’s central main ridge from the Hochvogel to the Biberkopf and Widder­stein. Also characteristic of the Allgäu Alps are the extremely weather­ing-­­ resistant aptychi layers. Together with the spotted marl limestones, which are also extremely long-lasting, these were raised up during the creation of the Allgäu Alps and modelled through the weather­ing of the softer rocks that surrounded them. Especially in the case of the summits and rugged mountain ridges of the Höfats and the Schneck, this resulted in the mountains that are characteristic of the Allgäu Alps. Nowhere else can these kinds of summits be found as predominantly as in the Oberstdorf mountains.

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Huts and climbs German Alpine Association (DAV) huts are first and foremost “base camps” for mountaineers rather than hotels. Several huts have, however, lost this function due to the technical infrastructure now available in their surrounding

Fiderepasshütte 2,070 MAMSL (DAV) www.fiderepasshuette.de

On a border pass between Bavaria and Vorarlberg

Approx. 2.5 hours from the Fellhornbahn middle station

Capacity: 120 mattress spaces

l area. It is standard practice for all hut visitors to writeetheir name, place of residence (holiday address) and next day’s destination in the hut book on arrival. This information can be useful if someone is reported missing.

Mindelheimer Hütte 2,013 MAMSL (DAV) www.mindelheimer-huette.de

In a sunny location with panoramic views of the Rappenalptal Valley

Approx. 4 hours from Birgsau via the Speicherhütte

Capacity: 140 mattress spaces

Rappenseehütte 2,021 MAMSL (DAV) www.rappenseehuette.de

Idyllically located on a cirque ridge over the Rappenalptal Valley

Approx. 3.5 hours from Birgsau via Einödsbach

Capacity: 189 mattress spaces and 115 beds

Enzianhütte 1,804 MAMSL (private) www.enzianhuette-oberstdorf.de

Waltenberger Haus 2,084 MAMSL (DAV) www.dav-allgaeu-immenstadt. de / waltenberger-haus

Kemptner Hütte 1,846 MAMSL (DAV) www.kemptner-huette.de

On a panoramic terrace over the Rappenalptal Valley

Approx. 2.5 hours from Birgsau via Einödsbach

Capacity: 90 mattress spaces and 32 beds

High-Alpine setting in the heart of the Allgäu main ridge

Approx. 3.5 hours from Birgsau

Capacity: 20 mattress spaces and 36 beds

Below the impressive Krottenspitze Ridge at the entrance to the Lechtal Valley

3 hours from Spielmannsau

Capacity: 190 mattress spaces and 100 beds

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Prinz-Luitpold-Haus 1,846 MAMSL (DAV) www.prinz-luitpoldhaus.de ◼

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On a cirque ridge at the foot of the Hochvogel Approx. 4.5 hours from the Nebelhorn summit station Capacity: 220 mattress spaces and 48 beds

Edmund-Probst-Haus 1,930 MAMSL (DAV) www.edmund-probst-haus.de

Below the Nebelhorn with a view over the Oberstdorf rooftops

20-minute ascent with the Nebel­ horn cable car to the summit station

Capacity: 62 mattress spaces and 32 beds

Due to high footfall at the huts, please use the relevant websites as sources of infor­ mation. These provide all the important information about the huts and how to make a booking. You will also find information about hut categories, overnight stays, hut rules and catering as well as important rules on booking in advance.

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Multi-day hikes The Allgäu Alps are known for their diverse landscapes. There are few places where you’ll find huge rocky mountains like the Trettach right next to steep grass mountains like the Höfats. Well-maintained mountain paths, ridgeways and via ferratas together with seven different shelters enable you to enjoy this unique landscape, Swabia’s largest nature reserve, to the full. Depending on weather conditions, the rustic mountain huts are open from mid-June to mid-October. Some huts are even open from the end of May. Seven huts are located within a day’s climb of Oberstdorf. From there, you can choose between nine hut connection routes of various difficulties.

Ibex route: Straight across the Allgäu Alps. Over lush, green pastures today and rocky mountain peaks tomor­ row. Past traditional Sennalpen (dairy huts) and through mountain meadows blanketed with flowers! E5 – from Oberstdorf to Merano: The hike across the Alps from Oberstdorf to Merano is a truly unforgettable experience! Border route: The manageable level of difficulty plus the clear climbs and daily stages make this a popular route for beginners and families.

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Fiderepasshütte – Mindelheimer Hütte From the Fiderepasshütte, the route starts by heading uphill to the magnificent viewpoint of the Fiderescharte. From there, there are two options for continuing to the Mindelheimerhütte.

Via the Krumbacherhöhenweg Ridgeway: 3 hours, 360 m elevation gain, 4.84 km

Via the Mindelheimer Klettersteig (via ferrata): 5 hours, 4.5 km

Mindelheimer Hütte – Rappenseehütte The standard route leads along the Schrofen Pass and the Mutzentobel Ravine and offers plenty of spectacular views but is also very exposed in parts. Although a technically simple route, it certainly gives your thighs a workout.

Via the Schrofen Pass: 5 hours, 702 m elevation gain, 8.57 km

Via the Eselsweg trail: 5 hours, 833 m elevation gain, 7.33 km

Rappenseehütte – Waltenberger Haus Follow the best known ridgeway in the Allgäu Alps, making your way along mountain passes with protective steel cables over mostly rocky terrain. Sure-footedness and a good head for heights are prerequisites for this via-ferrata-like ridgeway.

Via the Bockarscharte: 5 hours, 664 m elevation gain, 4.24 km

Prinz-Luitpold-Haus – Edmund-Probst-Haus This scenic route between huts offers a unique experience in terms of Alpine flora. With several exposed sections, it requires both sure-footedness and a head for heights.

4 hours, 726 m elevation gain, 9.5 km

Waltenberger Haus – Kemptner Hütte A demanding climb leads to the Bockarscharte. From there, continue across the snowy fields at the foot of the Mädele­ gabel, then over the magnificent mountain meadows to the Mädelejoch.

Via the Bockarscharte: 4 hours, 550 m elevation gain, 6.52 km

Enzianhütte – Rappenseehütte The short but picturesque route starts with a gentle uphill section along an often pleasantly shaded trail to the Muss­ kopfsattel before a following steeper, sunny section of winding trail to the Rappenseehütte.

1 hour, 317 m elevation gain, 2.07 km

Kemptner Hütte – Prinz-Luitpold-Haus A particularly demanding day stage that requires excellent fitness but impresses with not just the Höfats, the land­ mark of the Allgäu Alps, but also the sheer natural diversity.

7 hours, 1,351 m elevation gain, 16 km

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Hindelanger Klettersteig Length: 8.5 km Elevation gain: 338 m Duration: 5 hours Start by enjoying a leisurely summit ride on the Nebelhorn­ bahn cable car. Just below the station, a small mountain path heads towards the via ferrata starting point. The route up to the arête of the Western Wengenkopf starts with an about 10 m long ladder. From the summit, which, on a clear day, offers panoramic views of the Zugspitze and into Switzerland, follow the rocky crest along the protective steel cables, up ladders and along rocky cols and exposed arête passes towards the Eastern Wengenkopf. For beginners

Heilbronner Weg to the Bockkarscharte Length: 4.24 km Elevation gain: 571 m Duration: 4 hours From the Rappenseehütte, the Heilbronner Weg climbs the large stone col to the Wiesleskar Cirque. A winding trail then continues upwards. On finally reaching the rocky terrain of the Hohes Licht, you may need your hands for support for the first time. The steep climb leads to a rock ledge on the east face of the Hohes Licht before continuing uphill at a slightly more leisurely gradient. Several exposed or difficult sections are equipped with steel cables for your protection. After a few more metres, the route continues uphill to the small stone col. After a little aluminium bridge,

Bergtour aufs Rubihorn Length: 13.5 km Elevation gain: 1,137 m Duration: 6 hours The route starts from the Nebelhornbahn middle station. Alternatively, the first almost 500 metres of elevation gain can be climbed via the Faltenbachtobel Ravine to the Seeal­ pe. The ascent to the summit takes you across the Roßbichl’s flowery mountain meadows before steeply winding its way up to the arête. The last few metres to the Niedereck involve a strenuous climb through dense mountain pines with steel cables for your protection. On reaching the arête, continue uphill to the summit of the Rubihorn. Several slightly exposed sections are equipped with protective steel cables. A fascinating panoramic view of the Allgäu Alps awaits

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who decided to try a taster route lasting about 2 hours, the first interim descent point now leads back to the cable car station via the Koblat. If you continue to the end of the via ferrata below the Großer Daumen, you will now need to use multiple climbing aids, protective wire cables and iron ladders. This again requires a good fitness level. Athletic mountaineers with good stamina can extend the climbing route over the Kleiner Daumen and the Rotspitze to Breiten­ berg above Hinterstein.

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the route becomes embedded in the rock once more and heads downhill towards the Socktalscharte where you will find an emergency descent route to the Waltenberger Haus. From the col, the route winds its way up to the summit of the Bockkarkopf. The rugged and rocky descent from the Bockkarkopf once again requires a great deal of concen­tration and sure-footedness. The more demanding section of the Heilbronner ridgeway ends at the Bockkarscharte, from where the route continues along gentler terrain over the Schwarze Milz and the Mädelejoch to the Kemptner Hütte.

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you at the summit! The descent starts by returning a short way below the arête before heading down initially very steep slopes to the lower Gaisalpsee Lake. This invites you to stop and fully enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery from your still high-up position. Below the mountain lake, the route descends down a steep and slightly rocky pass to the charmingly situated Gaisalpe. From here, follow the Wallrafweg trail along the west side of the Rubihorn back to Oberstdorf. If you want to descend straight back into the valley, you can alternatively take one of two possible descent routes to Reichenbach.

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Manfred Häusler Tourismus Oberstdorf hiking guide

Via ferratas The courageously and adventurously created iron ways in the Allgäu Alps are among the most popular and most scenic via ferratas in the Alps. Oberstdorf’s via ferratas take you to impressive heights and provide breath­taking views for both begin­ ners and pros when climbing. The Hindelanger Klettersteig on the Nebelhorn is one of the most famous classics of its kind. On tackling the Mindelheimer Kletter­ steig, one of the most beautiful and popular iron ways in the Northern

Alps, phenomenal views and a via ferrata experience at its best are guaranteed. The demanding route provided by the cross-border sports via ferrata with exposed traverses and strenuous climbing sections will challenge even experienced climbers and mountaineers. The Heilbronner ridgeway on the Allgäu’s main central crest has been one of the Alps’ most stunning and popular ridgeways for over a hundred years.

Don’t like hiking on your own? “Head on a journey of disco­ very with qualified hiking guides. The guided hikes are even free of charge for anyone staying overnight in Oberstdorf. Further details can be found in our hiking programme, available from all Tourist Information Offices in Oberstdorf and its districts.”

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Via ferrata taster courses Tourismus Oberstdorf offers its guests an exceptional programme In the summer months, the Oberstdorf mountain schools and Tourismus Oberstdorf come together to offer via ferrata taster courses for all.

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Prerequisites

Meeting point: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Fellhorn­ bahn valley station

Duration: approx. 5 hours Minimum group size: 5 people

Sure-footedness and a good head for heights as the tours take place in Alpine terrain

Bookings must be made while in Oberstdorf in the Tourist Information Office in the Oberstdorf Haus

Ankle-high walking boots with a good tread

Advance booking prior to arrival is not possible

Weather-appropriate clothing

Booking deadline: 3 p.m. the previous day

Enough food and drinks

The course is subject to the routes being accessible and the cable car operational

The tour We ascend on the Fellhornbahn cable car before continuing to the Kanzelwand summit station. Here, we experience the taster via ferrata on the Warmatsgundkopf before hiking past the ruins of the Roßgundalpe back to the Fellhorn area. After a leisurely break at the Alpe Bierenwang, we take the Fellhornbahn cable car back down into the valley.

Cost:

Guests with an Allgäu Walser Card: €72

Guests with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and locals: €62

The costs include rental equipment and a mountain guide. The cable car journeys and transfer costs must be paid for separately. The prices specified are for adults and children aged 12 and over.

Discover the Alps

Via Farrata for beginners and professionals Read more in brochure or find everything on www.alpinschule-oberstdorf.de Fon: +49 8322 940750 Hiking

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Glacier Tours

Via Ferrata

Snow Shoeing

Ski Tour

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Cross-border mountain tour to the Fiderepasshütte

A day trip with magnificent views and a manageable level of Alpine difficulty The ascent on the Fellhornbahn cable car gets a large part of the elevation gain out of the way. If you don’t want to miss out on the Fellhorn summit, stay on the cable car to the summit station. Length: 12 km Elevation gain: 870 m Duration: 5 hours If you do so, however, you will have to start the mountain tour with a short downhill section. Kinder on the knees and still with wonderful views is the route from the Schlappold­ see middle station via the Bierenwangalpe hut. Away from the well-developed hiking trails that connect the cable car stations, an Alpine climb surrounded by flowers leads past the ruined Roßgundalpe and the Kühgund­hütte (not serviced) to the Fiderepasshütte. Far-reaching views into the Stillachtal Valley and over many of the summits

in the Allgäu Alps remain your constant companions. Al­ though the ridgeway initially climbs gradually, the final section to the hut gets slightly steeper. Here, the route snakes its way upwards over scree. On reaching the shelter, you shouldn’t miss the great food. The Fiderepass marks the border between Germany and Austria. The descent on the far side of the pass offers views of the mountains in the Kleinwalsertal Valley, especially of the Hoher Ifen and Gottesacker plateaus. If you don’t yet want to descend, you can take in another summit via the serviced Kuhgehrenalpe hut. On returning to the cable car area, the Kanzelwandbahn will take you back into the valley. Alternatively, descend via the Fluchtalpe hut, down one of the easiest hut trails in the Allgäu Alps.

i Hiking with children Sturdy, ankle-high walking boots with a good tread are essential for this Alpine route! Sure-footedness and good physical fitness are also required. We furthermore recommend that you carry plenty to drink and a small snack to keep you going. The day trip

is recommended for children aged seven and above. Hiking tours with children are largely dependent on the little ones’ motivation and a good amount of fun and adventure.

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Snow Shoeing

Ski Tour

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Alpine farming in Oberstdorf: young stock pastures Some 1,400 young cattle spend their summer on the Oberstdorf young stock pastures or “Galtalpen” Young cows aged between one and three years that do not yet produce milk are also classed as young stock. As summer progresses, the farmers drive the young stock ever higher into the mountains, from one “Galtalpe” to the next.

at the highest altitude of about 2,000 m above sea level. There are no roads or paved routes to these pastures; the farmers must carry any necessary belongings and food themselves. As a result, the herds of cattle are often accompanied by donkeys, which are used as packhorses.

Unlike “Sennalpen” where the cows’ milk is processed on site, the cattle on the young stock pastures are left to their own devices. As such, young stock pastures don't normally have serviced huts.

Unexpected snowfall in high summer is a frequent pheno­ menon in the Allgäu Alps. This change in weather can sometimes be dangerous for the animals. Constant rain softens the ground so the cattle can no longer find a firm footing. Additional aids become necessary.

The cows are either looked after all day by smallholder farmers or kept in a large, fenced-off area. This prevents anything from happening to them and keeps them away from crevices or other hazardous areas. The young stock pastures are located at various altitudes. The young cattle often remain near the lowest hut for one or two weeks. They then move on to the second hut, followed in some cases by a third hut in high summer. This will be

The Alpine summer traditionally ends with the “Viehscheid” cattle drive when the young cattle are driven back down into the valley from the young stock pastures. On reaching the “Scheidplatz” (literally “dividing place”), the herd is divided up and owners can guide their young cattle back to their stalls.

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ADVENTURE

Take off those hiking boots and get ready for your next adventure. Enjoy the many facets of summer in Oberstdorf away from hiking trails. The broad array of indoor and outdoor activities offers guaranteed fun for people of all ages. Plan your summer holiday in Oberstdorf in line with your specific needs.

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The Breitachklamm Ravine Visit the deepest and one of the most beautiful rocky gorges in Central Europe

The Breitach River “bubbles and burbles and roars and gurgles” through the narrow gorge with vertical, overhanging walls that tower to almost 100 metres in height, thundering over high shelves of rock, gushing through deep pools and spraying the finest droplets that dance in the light.

Informative film

Many of the dark ravine walls haven’t seen the sunlight for thousands of years.

Guided tours

Whatever the season, whether summer or winter, the ­Breitachklamm Ravine in Tiefenbach near Oberstdorf is open for your enjoyment all year round – with the exception of the snowmelt period and late autumn. Formerly known as the “große Zwing”, the Breitachklamm is well worth a visit even on rainy days: the hiking trail through the deep canyon provides excellent protection against the wind and bad weather. When winter comes and the raging stream that sweeps through the gorge from the Kleinwalsertal Valley towards Oberstdorf transforms into bizarre ice sculptures and the impressive rock walls are covered in huge icicles, a particularly stunning natural spectacle is created. You definitely shouldn’t miss the chance to visit this unique natural monument! A visit to the Breitachklamm can also be combined with other subsequent hikes. One option is the popular circular trail: on leaving the Breitach­ klamm, after the upper ticket sale point, a hiking route leads to the “Zwingsteg”, a bridge that crosses the ravine at a dizzying height. You can then follow the circular trail past the Dornachalpe or Sesselalpe huts back to the start of the Breitachklamm. Although the trail through the Breitachklamm is well protected, sturdy footwear is still a must! 46

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Visit the cinema room at the entrance to the Breitachklamm and watch the free and impressive film. This provides lots of fascinating information about the creation and ecology of the natural spectacle.

On prior arrangement, the Breitachklamm Association offers group tours with a modern audio system. Breitachklamm Ravine Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 76 70 www.breitachklamm.com

i Enjoy a 360° degree view of the Breitachklamm Take a bit of your holiday home with you: the virtu­ al reality display provides a whole new way to expe­ rience Central Europe’s deepest ravine. The 360° Breitachklamm video and other exciting views can be found at: www.oberstdorf.de / 360-grad

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Allgäu Coaster on the Söllereck Broad smiles guaranteed The summer toboggan run follows an 850-metre winding track with integrated jumps and waves. As a spectacular highlight, the track ends with a bridge over the main road. The two-seater toboggans can reach speeds of up to 40 km / h, controllable using the brakes. Even on cold, wet days, the ride is still exciting and safe. If it rains, Plexiglass screens are simply fitted over the toboggans to keep you dry and protected. Allgäu Coaster on the Söllereck Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 87 56 www.das-hoechste.de / allgaeu-coaster

Oberstdorf Marktbähnle train Fun rides for people of all ages The Oberstdorf Marktbähnle can hold 45 people. In addition to the normal rows of seats, there is also a wheelchair space for the disabled. A round trip on the Oberstdorf Marktbähnle is the best way to really get to know your holiday location and its enticing surrounding area. Climb on board and join us on a journey of discovery. In addition to the round trips on the Oberstdorf Marktbähnle, there are numerous other services that you can find out about in the Tourist Information Offices. Oberstdorf Marktbähnle train Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 8 55 1 www.marktbaehnle.de

Ice sports centre A meeting place for all ice lovers

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Everyone loves the ice rinks – and there’s always something special about going skating! Glide effortlessly across the ice at the daily public session (see the internet for the current times). Ice skate hire is naturally available. Discover the fascination with ice sports and try something for yourself, whether ice skating, ice stock shooting, ice stock bowling or curling. Join in the action! Our centre regularly hosts fascinating events, exhibition skating sessions with top skaters and competitions. Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 530 www.eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de Adventure

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Oberstdorf Therme

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Enjoy pure relaxation at Oberstdorf’s spa oasis The Oberstdorf Therme thermal baths are the perfect place to relax your muscles after an action-packed winter’s day. With its array of Alpine sauna huts, salt cabin, outdoor pool and large relaxation room, the sauna area is particularly ideal for your recuperation. The rustic sauna huts radiate cosiness from both inside and out – especially the former mill, which has been converted into a hay sauna. A total of six saunas invite you to detox while enjoying revitalising infusions. Sauna visitors can furthermore enjoy a plunge pool, a Roman-Irish steam bath

and a large Ottoman hamam, where you can lie back and relax on warm marble blocks. Every Monday, visitors over 55 can enjoy discounted entry and free programmes. A la­ dies-only session in the hay sauna is available every Tuesday. The Oberstdorf thermal baths are open Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oberstdorf Therme Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 60 69 60 www.oberstdorf-therme.de

Special offer: the perfect place to de-stress Prepare yourself for everyday life! Have your batteries run right down, leaving you with the need to replenish your energy reserves for your body and mind? Are you looking for new ideas on healthy ways to manage everyday stress ? Then Oberstdorf is the place to come! Our special offer combines stress management coaching with sports activities and relaxation exer­cises. Subject to availability, the offer can be booked year-round (except during the peak season).

Your week in Oberstdorf will include the following:

3× stress management coaching sessions (1.5 hours per session)

2× guided relaxation training (1 hour per session)

1× guided half-day hike

1× entrance to the Oberstdorf thermal baths (4 hours)

1× relaxing part body massage at the Oberstdorf thermal baths (25 minutes)

1× aqua jogging session at the Oberstdorf thermal baths

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Ski jump hills Two arenas – two opportunities for pure adventure Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill Idyllically located in the Stillachtal Valley and with a 72 m-high start tower, this is one of the world’s biggest ski flying hills. Last year, the hill was extensively modernised in preparation for upcoming ski flying contests. Now, it’s time to cross our fingers for the hill’s success: from 18 to 21 January 2018, the world’s best ski flyers will compete both individu­ ally and in teams for the title of World Champion. In addition to visiting the arena itself, we also recommend a trip on the new, disabled-friendly hillside lift. Sportstätten Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 510 www.skiflugschanze-oberstdorf.de

 E rdinger Arena Always worth a visit: the Erdinger Arena with its five jumps at the foot of the Schattenberg, where the opening jump of the Four Hills Tournament takes place every year. The hillside lift takes you up to the foot of the jump tower, from where the panoramic lift continues to the viewing platform. The arena is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until 6 p.m. from 01 / 05 to 14 / 09. A guided tour commences at 11 a.m. (minimum group size: 8 persons, booking necessary). Erdinger Arena Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 8 09 03 00 www.erdinger-arena.de

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Oberstdorf pass – 2 for 1 13 May to 04 November 2017 A low cost way to conveniently com­ bine hiking and adventure. Enjoy a memorable experience by combining your hike with a visit to the Erdinger Arena. For more leisurely hikes, the entire route network in the southern Upper Allgäu and Kleinwalsertal Valley is at your disposal – with all connecting bus and train journeys free of charge with the pass. The pass can be added to your guest card in the Tourist Information Office. Adults € 25 (age 15 and over) Children (age 6 to 14)

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Hang-gliding and paragliding enthusiasts find the best conditions in Oberstdorf. A specialist school offers a basic course that gives you the knowledge and skills you need to fly at low heights on your own or an advanced course to enable you to ascend to all heights. Want to try out the experience of “free flight” but don't trust taking to the skies on your own? Then a tandem flight with an experienced pilot is the ideal solution.

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Explore the villages and valleys on two wheels Whether by road bike, mountain bike, e-bike or trekking bike – there’s a route for everyone in the enticing area around Oberstdorf. From leisurely cyclists to discerning bikers, the spectacular backdrop of the Allgäu Alpine ridge is guaranteed to please. From gently climbing stretches along wild mountain streams and trails through the heart of green Alpine forests to the Transalp stage over the Schrofen Pass, this spectacular mountain landscape offers endless delights. Enjoy the benefits of staying in Oberstdorf and present your Allgäu Walser Premium Card at any Oberstdorf Tourist Infor­ mation Office for a free cycling map with interesting route suggestions. Tourismus Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 0 www.oberstdorf.de / rad-bike

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A fantastic atmosphere and incomparable views generally make up for the occasional mis-hit. Germany’s southernmost golf course is also among its most picturesque and is avidly awaiting your visit. The Allgäu provides one of Germany’s most diverse and beautiful golf landscapes. Fun and relaxation are guaranteed! The Allgäu golf region offers challenging courses for people of all abilities. Golfclub Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 28 95 www.golfclub-oberstdorf.de

Minigolf Playful fun over 18 holes The Oberstdorf minigolf course is located on the Mühl­ acker, just a few minutes’ walk from the village centre. With varying levels of difficulty, the 18 diverse holes offer fun and variety for all the family. For a break during your game or a stop-off after your round, the idyllic kiosk offers an array of refreshments. Minigolf am Mühlacker Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 8 03 89

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Tennis Work out even on your holiday In the heart of the village and with magnificent views of the Oberstdorf mountains, the tennis centre offers sporting enjoyment for all. The well-kept centre with a lovely, historic club house boasts five sand courts and hires out rackets, shoes and balls. The centre is open from May to October. Tennisplätze am Fuggerpark Tel.: +49 (0) 160 / 1 76 95 01 www.tennis-oberstdorf.de Indoor and outdoor tennis courts can also be found at the “inform park Oberstdorf”. The Oberstdorf tennis club holds a guest tennis meet here every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. There is no need to book. The rental equipment is included in the €10 entry fee. Inform Park Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 79 79 www.inform-oberstdorf.de

White water sports Adrenalin-packed sessions White water sports fans will simply love it here in Oberstdorf. Regional schools offer kayaking and canoeing courses as well as rafting and canyoning tours. Pure excitement awaits you on the rivers and in Oberstdorf’s ravines.

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Riding A fun experience for people of all ages Whether on large or small animals. From a quaint pony yard to an exclusive riding school, Oberstdorf and its districts have plenty to offer all avid equestrians. Enjoy the fantastic mountain landscape from the back of a horse!

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VILLAGE LIFE

Tradition and modernity, custom and culture all come together in a very special way in Oberstdorf. Head on a journey of discovery and enjoy new experiences. The villages, valleys and centre all have their own charm and offer impressive diversity.

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“Viehscheid” cattle drives in Oberstdorf and Schöllang Celebrations to end the summer in the pastures The cattle drives on 12 / 09 and 13 / 09 are a long-standing tradition. When the grazing period comes to an end in September and nothing bad has happened to any of the animals, it’s time for the Oberstdorf and Schöllang Viehscheid days. These tradition-steeped cattle drives mark the end of the summer in the Alpine pastures. Followed by his herd, the farmer leaves the pasture with his leading cow (known as the “Kranzrind”). This is the finest cow in the herd, which is adorned with a magnificent crown made from twigs, flowers and ribbons. As the cows wind their way down into the valley, their bells ring out for miles around – much to the delight of all locals and guests. The word “Viehschied” indicates that the cattle (“Vieh”) are separated (“geschieden”) in a large square. Each cow returns to its owner and its stall. This unique event is accompanied by an impressive community festival with brass band music, hearty traditional dishes and superb Allgäu beer. Oberstdorf’s crown maker, Jule Schleich, is one of the few crown makers to still use traditional methods 54

to create the headdresses worn by the finest cow in each pasture during the end-of-season cattle drive. The mirrors integrated into the headdress are said to ward off evil spirits from along the wayside during the procession. The lead cow is always pre-selected up on the pasture on the basis of certain beauty ideals. However, only if all the cattle on a pasture have been free from illness, falls or other strokes of bad luck throughout the entire summer can this deco­ rated lead cow be led to the herd separation point by the farmer. The Oberstdorf Viehscheid takes place annually on 13 Sep­ tember, unless this falls on a Sunday, in which case it is postponed by a day. In 2017, the date falls on a Wednesday. The animals in the district of Schöllang usually return from the Alpine pastures on 12 September, subject to the same Sunday rule as above. In 2017, the date falls on a Tuesday.

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Art and culture Thanks to the hard work of the “Villa Jauss e.V.” initiative, over the last 15 years the magnificent timber building in the Fuggerpark has become a true cultural stage for Oberstdorf and the entire Allgäu. After acquiring the “Zur goldenen Sonne” brewery and inn in the centre of Oberstdorf in 1881, Melchior Jauss had a home constructed for him at Fuggerstraße 7 in 1895. In 1961, the Jauss family sold their protected villa to Markt Oberstdorf for age reasons. From 1997, the aforementioned association took over the renovation and use of this architectural jewel with art exhibitions, small concerts and readings. A classical modernism graphics foundation provides the basic works for a year-round exhibition, which is annually updated with several special exhibitions. Enjoy the special flair and cultural works offered by the villa.

Villa Jauss www.villa-jauss.de

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The story of how the mountains were formed The Bergschau (literally meaning “mountain show”) uses a fun and active approach to tell visitors about the evolution of the flora and fauna of the Allgäu Alps, how the mountains were formed and the links between people and nature. One of the four Bergschau centres is located in the old town hall in Oberst­ dorf and offers basic information about geology, nature and culture in the Allgäu Alps. You’ll also find fasci­ nating insights into the history of the glaciers, the cohabitation of plants and animals and how people make a living in the mountains. Experienced staff members will happily help you with any questions or if you want any additional information. In addition to the Bergschau visitor centres with per­ manent natural history exhibitions, in summer you can also visit eleven Bergschau outdoor information points and hike five Bergschau trails.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bergschau Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 94 84 www.bergschau.com

Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Village life

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Oberstdorfer Heimatmuseum The mountain village museum The Oberstdorfer Heimatmuseum (local history museum) is located in a 17th century period property in Oberstdorf. Fortune has it that despite a major fire in 1865 and the modernisation craze in the 1970s, the original core of the building is still intact. The museum opened in the historic premises in 1932 and has been continually expanded ever since.

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Exhibits show how the destitute in­ habitants of our mountain village survived, farmed the Alps, led the first visitors up into the mountains and learned to ski, among other things. You will also find the largest leather ski boot in the world – shoe size 480, over three metres long and one-and-a-half metres high.

Opening: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (res­ tricted hours apply in April / May and November / ­December). In the event of heavy rain, special Sunday opening hours also apply!

Guided tours: Tuesdays, 4 p.m. Group tours subject to prior booking.

Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 70 www.heimatmuseum-oberstdorf.de

The southernmost point of Germany Oberstdorf is part of the German “Zipfelbund” (“Corner Point Association”) What do the municipalities of Görlitz, List on Sylt, Oberstdorf and Selfkant all have in common? They are all part of the “Zipfelbund”, an association made up of the municipalities located at Germany’s geo­ graphical corner points. Germany’s southernmost point is in Einödsbach. Stamps from the four town halls or Tourist Information Offices can be collected in the passport-like “Zipfelpass”. Anyone who has visited all four corner municipalities within the space of four years and obtained the necessary passport stamps, will receive a “corner point” package containing typical products from the four corner point regions. Experience the diversity offered by Germany and start your adventure with a holiday in Oberstdorf!

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You have to move with the times Oberstdorf then and now

No other event has so sustainably influenced Oberstdorf’s development as the construction of the rail line to it in 1888. Until the mid-17th century, Oberstdorf was regarded as a remote, sleepy mountain village, only accessible via impass­able roads. The only way to reach the village was on foot or by horse and cart. An improvement was seen in 1853 when the village was connected to the post bus net­ work. The meagre transport conditions only really impro­ ved when the railway came to the Allgäu, although this initially ended at Immenstadt. The journey from there to Oberstdorf still had to be made in stage and post coaches. In 1873, the “Vicinalbahn” rural railway opened to Sontho­ fen. Little by little the line was gradually nearing Oberst­ dorf and the desire for it to be extended to Germany’s southernmost municipality grew. A public group made up of interested parties from Altstädten, Fischen and Oberst­ dorf finally got the project rolling. Prince Regent Luitpold granted the concession for the railway section in Septem­ ber 1886 and an engineering firm was commissioned with the work. After the designs had been confirmed by the head office of the company Lokalbahn AG in Munich, the first necessary plots of land were purchased in July 1887. Nothing more stood in the way of the start of the cons­ truction work on 01 September. The construction phase lasted until summer 1888. On 29 July 1888, the time had fi­ nally come: the railway section to Oberstdorf was opened! The opening celebrations were attended by guests from near and far.

The whole of Oberstdorf celebrated the new stretch of rail­ way line. The invited guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner, and even little ones got to enjoy a special treat as part of the day’s celebrations: all Oberstdorf school child­ ren received a sausage, a bread roll and, somewhat unbe­ lievably nowadays, a beer! The Oberstdorf rail line was open and started to provide a regular service. Over the years, not only was there an increase in visitor numbers, but the station building also became ever larger and more comfortable. By 1909, direct trains ran from Munich and Bruchsal to Oberstdorf. This once again brought more guests to the area. Oberstdorf and its railway line were unable to remain entirely unscathed by the First World War, the years of inflation and the coal shortage, which led to fewer spa guests. From the summer timetable of 1986, the Oberstdorf railway station became a “holiday destination station”, where spa guests were met directly and offer­ed accommodation. Even though road traffic has taken away the railway’s former importance, there’s one thing you shouldn’t forget: over the last 100 years, it has played a major part in the development of trade, in­ dustry and the economy in the Upper Allgäu, as well as in the sustainable development of Oberstdorf to a top holiday destination. Source: V  erschönerungsverein Oberstdorf, Blätter zur Oberstdorfer Heimatgeschichte, volume 2, 1989 Photo: Oberstdorf railway building, 1900

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EVENTS

A multi-faceted village. Village life is characterised by culinary and social evenings plus a traditional yet contemporary array of events. Musical entertainment meets sporting events to excite both guests and locals.

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19th Feneberg mountain bike marathon 30 September 2017 Sportstätten Oberstdorf, Radsport Heckmair, the Turnund Sportverein Oberstdorf and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Oberstdorfer Skivereine are coming together to organise the popular cycling event for the 19th time.

ultra route (63 km; 2,200 m elevation gain). The organisers expect the event to be entered by over 700 German and international cyclists. You, too, can register to take part at Sportstätten Oberstdorf.

As in previous years, the 19th edition of the event will include four race routes: an amateur route (16.5 km; 250 m elevation gain), a middle-distance route (31 km; 750 m elevation gain), a marathon (52 km; 1,600 m elevation gain) and the famous

Mountain bike marathon organisation committee Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 05 21 www.mtb-marathon.de

18th Gebirgstälerlauf (Mountain Valley Run) 28 May 2017 The 21.1 km route includes a tough 350 metres of elevation gain but breathtaking scenery in the great outdoors. The AOK 5 km fun run around the Moorweiher enables be­ ginners to enjoy the event too. Both routes start and finish in the Oberstdorf Kurpark. Gebirgstälerlauf organisation committee Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 05 29 www.gebirgstaelerlauf.de 60

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Oberstdorf nature appreciation weeks Spring: 08 April to 28 May 2017 – Autumn: 23 September to 29 October 2017 The Oberstdorf natural world offers an amazing range of experiences. Look closely and even experienced nature lovers will always discover something new. To make exploring our beautiful natural landscapes easier and more fun, we put on our popular nature appreciation weeks twice a year. Carefully designed week-long program­ mes in spring and autumn cover the topics of knowledge, discovery and food and drink to provide memorable holiday

experiences. The highlight of the promotional weeks is always on the Friday with a culinary journey through the valley on the Oberstdorf Marktbähnle train. You’ll be comfortably transported from one restaurant to the next as you enjoy culinary delights and unique valley views.

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18th Internationaler Nebelhorn-Berglauf 02 July 2017 Over 200 entrants are expected to take part in Germany’s southernmost mountain race in early July. From Oberstdorf’s market square to the Nebelhorn summit station at 2,224 m, runners must cover just 10.5 km but an impressive 1,405 m of elevation gain. This spectacular event is not to be missed! Cheer the runners across the finish line at the Nebelhorn summit station and enjoy the 400-peak panorama from the sun terrace. Events

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49. Nebelhorn-Trophy 27. bis 30. September 2017 Olympischer Geist im Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf – Eiskunstläufer kämpfen bei Olympia-Qualifikation um die letzten Startplätze. Oberstdorf eröffnet die Wintersportsaison 2017 / 18 mit einem besonderen Highlight: Vom 27. bis 30. September geht es für die Eiskunstläufer bei der 49. Nebelhorn-Trophy um die letzten Startplätze für die Olympischen Winterspiele in PyeongChang im Februar 2018. Für sechs Damen, sechs Herren, fünf Tanz- und vier Paarlaufpaare wird der Weg nach Korea nur über das Allgäu führen. 24 Herren und Damen, 19 Eistanzpaare und 16 Paarlaufpaare können sich direkt bei der Eiskunstlauf-Weltmeisterschaft in Helsinki qualifizieren. Sportler aus Ländern, die in Finnland keinen Quotenplatz ergattern, bekommen in Oberstdorf eine zweite Chance. Wen dies betrifft, wird erst nach der Weltmeisterschaft in Helsinki klar sein. Bei der Olympia-Qualifikation vor vier Jahren strömten 154 Eiskunstläufer aus 50 Nationen ins Eissportzentrum an der Roßbichlstraße.

rechnen sowie mit den aktuellen Deutschen Meistern Peter Liebers (Berlin), Nathalie Weinzierl (Mannheim) und den Eistanz-Meistern Kavita Lorenz / Joti Polizoakis (Oberstdorf).

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Neben den Teilnehmern der Qualifikation starten im Allgäu internationale Top-Läufer, die mit dem Weltranglisten-Turnier die Olympia-Saison eröffnen wollen. Die Fans können mit der Teilnahme der in Oberstdorf beheimateten deutschen Eislaufstars Aljona Savchenko / Bruno Massot

Oberstdorf wird also Ende September wie seit Jahrzehnten wieder der Mittelpunkt der Eiskunstlauf-Welt sein.

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Oberstdorfer Fotogipfel

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Europe’s highest photo festival from 07 to 11 June 2017 Photo hikes

Photo bivouac

Nature, hiking and photography can all be jointly enjoyed at Europe’s highest photo festival!

Visit our premium partners at the 5th Oberstdorf Fotogipfel Festival

Oberstdorf calls – and the sector flocks to Germany’s southernmost municipality. For the fifth consecutive year, everything will revolve around photography from 07 to 11 June 2017. This year’s chosen festival theme of ‘Europe’ could not be more timely – and promises an array of exciting inter­ pretations. A fun and diverse photography-related program­ me awaits Oberstdorf visitors. From beginners’ workshops, photographic hikes, including in the Breitachklamm Ravine and to the Fellhorn, through to photographic excursions to the ski jump, outdoor portrait workshops and even multicop­ ter video and photography workshops. This is a must-attend festival for anyone who is passionate about photography.

OLYMPUS ◼ Olympus gallery ◼ Meet the Professionals ◼ Photo walks – workshops with Olympus visionaries

Like taking photos? hen the Oberstdorf Fotogipfel (Oberst­ dorf photographic summit) is the perfect destination. Here, you’ll enjoy theoretical and practical lessons from experien­ ced professionals. There’s nothing quite like getting out into nature and being helped to the perfect snapshot. With photographic hikes, exhibitions in the Kurpark, on the Nebelhorn and in the Villa Jauss, lectures, outdoor photo installations, films for beginners, a diverse range of workshops, beginners’ courses, children’s workshops, multi-vision shows, street photography and much more, there is plenty to excite both avid photographers and ge­ neral visitors to Oberstdorf during this period. The programme is rounded off with a photo market in the Oberstdorf Haus on the weekend of 09 to 11 June 2017, wi­ th lots of exhibitors and partners from the photographic scene.

CEWE BEST IN PRINT ◼ Exhibition on the Nebelhorn ◼ Exhibition in the village ◼ CEWE House of Photography Leica ◼ Leica photo-points ◼ Leica hunting ◼ Leica cube ◼ Leica academy Bookings and information: Fotogipfel organisation office Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 26 81 Fax: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 266 info@fotogipfel-oberstdorf.de www.fotogipfel-oberstdorf.de  www.facebook.com / fotogipfel  @FotogipfelOberstdorf instagram.com / fotogipfeloberstdorf

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Night-time ski jumping in the Erdinger Arena Late July 2017 There’s a long-standing tradition of floodlit ski jumping in the Erdinger Arena in Oberstdorf. This year, Skisport- und Veranstaltungs GmbH and Skiclub 1906 Oberstdorf e.V. are once again organising a night-time ski jumping event. Spectators in the stadium below the Schattenberg will be able to watch young ski jumpers from throughout Bavaria and neighbouring countries. Several top athletes also use

the night-time ski jump event in Oberstdorf as an initial assessment of their standing in the run-up to the upcoming World Cup winter. Tickets can be purchased from the pay desk at a price of €6for adults (€3 for concessions). The entrance price also entitles you to visit the Erdinger Arena on the event day outside the competition times.

Night Race – FIS Summer Grand Prix Nordic Combined 24 to 26 August 2017 The Night Race through the streets of Oberstdorf has plenty to offer. However, the best views are from in the stadium, where the race starts, passes through and finishes. The video wall in the stadium captures the most spectacular scenes during the tough climb outside the arena and on the steep stretch after passing through the stadium. The fan TV keeps spectators constantly entertained during the race. Top athletes from some 15 nations will once again toe the start line in Oberstdorf, for example the local hero and “Mr Summer Grand Prix” Johannes Rydzek plus Olympic gold medallist Eric Frenzel. Oberstdorf local Johannes Rydzek has enjoyed a podium position in almost every race he has com­ peted in. This year, his international competitors will once again do everything possible to prevent a further victory. The FIS Youth Cup will also take place in Oberstdorf on the same weekend. The young Nordic Combined athletes will likewise follow a circular route around the resort and in the Ried cross-country skiing stadium. Tickets can be purchased from the pay desk at a price of €6 for adults (€3 for concessions). The entrance price also entitles you to visit the Erdinger Arena on the event day outside the competition times. 64

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Oberstdorf village festival

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The Oberstdorf village festival is back ! With the help of the Oberstdorf clubs and associations, from 10.30 a.m., the Kurpark, market square and parish church garden transform into a colour­ ful fairground with live music, dancing, games, food and drink. Little ones delight in playing on the bouncy castle, fire engine rides and much more. Take a stroll around the fairground and you’ll be spoilt for

choice between Krautspatzen (a tradi­tional pasta-like dish), knuckles, beer, wine, coffee and cake, Leberkäs (a meatloaf-like dish), pizza and all sorts of tasty snacks. And, of course, there are plenty of refreshments to be found across the entire village festival site. We hope that all visitors and locals have a great time! The village festival will take place what­ ever the weather. Entrance is free.

Named after Saint Gall, every year, by tradition, the “Gallusmarkt” shop­ keepers’ market takes place on the streets in and around the pedestria­ nised zone. From about 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., some 300 market stalls offer visitors everything they could need for home, garden and professional use, as well as clothes, toys, pottery, flowers and much more.

18th Oberstdorf wine festival 17 to 21 August 2017 Join us in Oberstdorf to eat, drink and be merry! Our Rheinhessen vintners present the latest creations and fine wines in the Oberstdorf Kurpark. From the classic grape varieties through barrique wine and ice wine to choice sparkling wines and distillates, there’s something to excite all wine connoisseurs. The wine festival is rounded off with tasty regional treats and fantastic enter­ tainment from our carefully selected live bands.

Programme: Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 August 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

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Sunday 20 August 11 a.m. Morning pint with the Oberstdorf band 5 p.m. Live music

Gaumenfestspiele 2017 – walking dinner 21 June 2017 Tantalise your taste buds! One of the main highlights of the year is the chefs’ “walking dinner” – an extraordinary and unique demons­ tration of culinary skills. The doors of the Oberstdorf Haus open at 6.30 p.m. with the promise of an exceptional evening ahead. The best culinary artisans from our region show off their skills and present amazing creations and flavour explo­ sions.

There are few guests who manage to try all the amuse-bouches and appe­ tisers on offer during the event. The range of local, innovative and exotic culinary delights is simply too large. We also serve the finest confectionery, good cheese and, of course, beer and award-winning wines. Advance tickets: Tourist Information, Oberstdorf Haus

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Oberstdorfer Musiksommer 27 July to 13 August 2017 An international classical music festival in the Allgäu under the artistic direction of Eckhard Fischer.

heights of the Nebelhorn and Fellhorn Mountains make the concerts truly unforgettable.

In front of the impressive backdrop of the Allgäu Alps, the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer (Oberstdorf summer of music festival) presents a fine selection of artists and musical treasures.

The master classes (31 / 07 to 08 / 08 / 2017) are an integral part of the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer. Renowned teachers offer valuable stimuli and encouragement to students and gifted school children. Within the scope of the traditional end-of-course concerts by the master class participants, the young talents show off their abilities. Anyone who wants to listen to the master classes in the Oberstdorf Gymnasium (high school) can do so free of charge.

With first-rate concerts, master classes and the traditional “social evening”, the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer 2017 will once again delight concert goers and friends of the summer of music with a diverse programme. The guests include not only well-known international ensembles but also up-and-coming talented young musicians and renowned teachers. The Oberstdorfer Musiksommer is an important classical music festival that has achieved great international acclaim through features like its master classes and enjoys popularity both throughout and far beyond the region thanks to its extraordinary concerts. The careful choice of concert venues of the Catholic church, the Oberstdorf Haus and the lofty 66

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5th kleinKunsttage Oberstdorf 30 August to 03 September 2017 An open air event in the Kurpark with cabaret, comedy, live music, poetry and shows Oberstdorf loves its performing arts. Whether locals or visitors, young or old – our kleinKunsttage (performing arts days) offer something for everyone. Our comedians and cabaret artists make you cry with laughter, our live bands invite you to sing along and dance, and our slammers impress with the most unusual poetry. Enjoy the works for yourself and join our poetry slam judging panel to help select the most eloquent poets. The performances are accompanied by tasty treats and a wide variety of drinks. And best of all: entrance is free! All performances start at 6 p.m. For further information, please visit: www.kleinkunsttage-oberstdorf.de

Extract from our 2017 programme: Matthias Ningel: Jugenddämmerung Musical cabaret | Friday 01/09/2017, 7 p.m. Herr Schröder: World of Lehrkraft – Ein Trauma geht in Erfüllung Cabaret | Friday 01/09/2017, 8.30 p.m. Melanie Dekker: Livekonzert Saturday 02/09/2017, 8.30 p.m. Nora Boeckler: Spaß ist mir Ernst Cabaret | Sunday 03/09/2017, 6 p.m. Martin Frank: Alles ein bisschen anders – Vom Land in d’Stadt Cabaret | Sunday 03/09/2017, 7 p.m. 3. Oberstdorfer Poetry Slam Sunday 03/09/2017, 8 p.m. Events

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DISABLED-FRIENDLY HOLIDAYS

Disabled access as a mark of quality and convenience at three altitude levels. Holidays for all people and all needs. With transport facilities, accommodation and leisure activities that are accessible and suitable for the disabled as well as allergy-friendly facilities, Oberstdorf breaks down barriers.

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Disabled-friendly “travel for all” Germany has introduced a nationwide certification system for areas that offer “Disabled access as a mark of quality and convenience” – and Oberstdorf has earned its official stamp. For the first time, information for guests is colla­ted by qualified investigators and evaluated using clear quality criteria developed through

several years of cooperation and coordination with the relevant associations and tourist ope­ rators.

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Holidays for allergy sufferers Since December 2015, Oberstdorf has been certi­ fied as an “allergy-friendly municipality” with a network of allergy-friendly accommodation options, gastronomic establishments and shops. Guests who suffer from allergies or food into­ lerances will find a wide range of companies in Oberstdorf that are able to meet their needs. All have received training from Bayerischer Heil­ bäder-Verband e. V. and been certified as aller­

gy-friendly by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF). You can recognise the certified quality of the companies by the combined BHV-ECARF logo. The criteria that have to be met by the participating companies lead to a vastly reduced level of contact with the most common allergens.

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Kneipp and climatic health resort Enjoy all-round wellbeing and relaxation A wonderfully mild climate, outstanding air quality and an untouched natural landscape. Oberstdorf has been regarded as a climatic health resort since 1937, including with the title Premium Class since 2002. In a climatic health resort, nurturing factors and stimulating impetuses can be administered in such a way as to support people’s health. Nega­ tive factors are largely excluded. In recent times, regular fine dust measurements have also gua­ ranteed the high quality of the air. Thanks to con­ sistent traffic calming measures, targeted urban planning and forestry programmes, nature and man still live in harmony. In addition to the com­ mitment to a healthy climate, the Premium Class locations also take care of nature in all other areas too. For example, they primarily use local 70

products in order to protect their own landscape. Oberstdorf has been a recognised Kneipp location since 1964. The Kneipp-based understanding of a healthy life and natural healing looks at the person as a whole and aims to maintain or restore good health. It is with good reason that Oberstdorf, as one of few healing resorts in Germany, has twice been awarded the top title of “Heilklimatischer Kurort und Kneippkurort” (Climatic health resort and Kneipp health resort). As such, Tourismus Oberstdorf offers you a very special service to enable you to optimally plan your holiday and health wishes.

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Germany’s first hiking map for wheelchair users Detailed route descriptions for disabled-friendly hikes Oberstdorf has become the first German municipality to introduce a map for disabled-friendly hikes. AVA-Verlag worked in cooperation with Bundesverein barrie­ refreier Tourismus e. V. and Hotel Viktoria in Rubi to first publish a map with detailed route descriptions in 2009. When on holiday, this makes it quick and easy for you to find routes that allow you to explore and enjoy Oberst­ dorf’s unique mountain world in a wheelchair. Whether

along a wild mountain stream, through idyllic forests or in a wild and romantic valley – large parts of Oberstdorf’s trail network are fully accessible for wheelchair users. The roads in the Trettachtal, Stillachtal and Rohrmoostal Valleys are even tarmacked and closed to general traffic. The map can be purchased from the Oberstdorf Tourist Information Offices for €5.

Disabled infrastructure facilities in Oberstdorf

Further tips for disabled-friendly holidays

Disabled parking spaces

Excursions

On Bahnhofplatz On Mühlacker (opposite the Nebelhornbahn cable car) ◼ On Sachsenweg ◼ By the Protestant church, Freiherr-von-Brutscher-Straße ◼ Corner of Weststraße and Luitpoldstraße ◼ P2 by the entrance to the village ◼ Town hall car park

Disabled excursions to the Neuschwanstein Castle, Tann­ heimer Tal Valley , Lake Constance and many other nearby destinations are offered by Hotel Viktoria in Rubi.

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Disabled toilets Oberstdorf railway station ◼ Bahnhofplatz 3 (north entrance) ◼ Breitachklamm Ravine, Tiefenbach district (lower entrance building) ◼ Erdinger Arena Oberstdorf ◼ Fellhornbahn cable car – middle station ◼ Kanzelwandbahn cable car, Riezlern / Kleinwalsertal Valley ◼ Moorbad swimming pool, Oberstdorf ◼ Nebelhornbahn cable car – Höfatsblick summit station ◼ Oberstdorf Haus ◼ P2 by the entrance to the village ◼ Alpenrose Tourist Centre, Tiefenbach ◼ Main foyer in the Kurpark ◼

A Euro-key can be obtained from the café in the Oberst­ dorf Haus or the Oberstdorf Tourist Information Offices for a €25 deposit.

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 list of providers of disabled equipment and wheel­ A chair emergency services can be found on page 78

Hotel Viktoria Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 97 78 40 www.viktoria-oberstdorf.de

A day in the life of an Alpine farmer Want to spend a day at a genuine Alpine hut? In Oberstdorf, being in a wheelchair is no hindrance to this. Experience the spectacular mountain scenery, discover fascinating facts about the Allgäu’s medicinal plants and explore the disabled-friendly mountain hut. Adavasi-Tours Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 58 99 97 www.alpentag.de

Official for senior citizens and disabled people Haus der Senioren (senior citizens’ home), Astrid Küchle Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 97 99 34

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All recommended excursions and leisure activities that are suitable for wheelchair users and certified to the “Reisen für alle” (“Travel for all”) standard are identified by this icon in this hiking brochure.

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Whether you’re looking for contact details or practical advice, helpful information for planning your holiday or tips on what to do while here, this section offers plenty of great information for your holiday in Oberstdorf – all compactly presented and quick and easy to find.

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Getting to Oberstdorf

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www.oberstdorf.de / anreise-verkehr Getting here by plane

Getting here by long-distance bus

Distance from Memmingen Airport: 75 km Distance from Friedrichshafen Airport: 96 km ◼ Distance from Innsbruck Airport: 173 km ◼ Distance from Zurich Airport: 176 km ◼ Distance from Munich Airport: 198 km ◼ Distance from Stuttgart Airport: 209 km

The “MeinFernbus” makes daily journeys to Oberstdorf from Berlin via Nuremberg. The journey time is about 5.5 hours from Nuremberg to Oberstdorf and about 10 hours from Berlin to Memmingen.

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Getting here by car Take the A7 Flensburg-Füssen motorway to exit 136 Drei­ eck Allgäu (Allgäu Interchange), then continue on the A980 motorway to the Waltenhofen exit. From there, take the B19 to Oberstdorf. Take the B12 from Lindau / Isny to the Waltenhofen exit. From there, follow the B19 to Oberstdorf.

Getting here by train Oberstdorf train ticket: The greener and more affordable way to travel on holiday! Return journey from €71*

No changes (direct train) Valid on all scheduled regular DB trains incl. ICE, IC, EC and Alex ◼ Additional discounts for 25 / 50 BahnCard (rail card) holders ◼ ◼

Getting here by bus Door to door service. The professional bus service col­ lects you from your home and takes you reliably, safely and comfortably to your holiday accommodation in the Allgäu – and all for a very affordable price.

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F urther connections, e.g. from Hamburg, Dortmund or Frankfurt as well as booking options can be found at: www.meinfernbus.de

*Only valid when staying overnight in tourist accommodation in Oberstdorf and its districts.

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For contact details, see page 76.

For further information, please visit: www.oberstdorf.de / bahnticket

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Biberach

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A96

Buchloe

Memmingen

Tuttlingen

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B17

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A7

A98 4

B472

Kempten Friedrichshafen 7

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Lindau

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München

Füssen

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Oberstdorf

GarmischPartenkirchen A12

Innsbruck

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Local infrastructure

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Public transport

Allgäu Walser Premium Card

Visitors staying for several days can purchase Oberstdorf holiday tickets for 4, 7 and 14 days. These are valid on the buses and trains (excluding IC trains). Children under the age of 15 can travel for free when accompanied by a parent.

When staying in Oberstdorf, you will receive an Allgäu Walser Premium Card on arrival. This is an Oberstdorf visitor’s card, which is provided by your host and entitles you to receive an array of free and discounted services.

The holiday tickets are valid on buses and trains throug­ hout the southern Upper Allgäu region as well as in the Kleinwalsertal Valley. Cost: 4 days: € 16 7 days: € 21 14 days: € 32

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 olders of an ID card for the severely disabled with a H valid travel token and the person accompanying them can use the local public transport free of charge (except for the Kleinwalsertal Valley and excursions). Without a travel token, only the accompanying person is free.

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F urther information can be found at: www.oberstdorf.de / tourist-info

Parking The Allgäu Walser Premium Card entitles you to free parking at the following public car parks:

P1 and P2 by the entrance to the village Oybele car park ◼ Renksteg / Grüne Gasse ◼ Renksteg / Wald ◼ Ried cross-country skiing stadium ◼ Ski flying hill (Stillachtal Valley) ◼ Fellhornbahn cable car (only valid if using the Fellhornbahn) ◼ Faistenoy ◼ ◼

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Addresses and information Index and providers

Excursion destinations

Bathing

Mountain schools

Allgäu Coaster Kornau Wanne 21 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 87 56 www.das-hoechste.de / allgaeu-coaster

Oberstdorf Therme Promenadestraße 3 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 60 69 60 www.oberstdorf-therme.de

Breitachklamm Ravine Klammstraße 47 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 76 70 www.breitachklamm.com

Moorschwimmbad Oberstdorf Im Rauhen 3 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 48 63

Aktiv am Berg – Bergschule Oberstdorf Enzensperger Weg 10 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 61 26 www.aktiv-am-berg.de

Eissportzentrum Roßbichlstraße 2–6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 510 www.eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de Escape Room Oberstdorf Nebelhornstraße 33b 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 2 20 41 00 www.escaperoom-allgaeu.de Erdinger Arena Oberstdorf Am Faltenbach 27 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 8 09 03 00 www.erdinger-arena.de Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf Zimmeroy / Stillachtal Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 05 11 www.skiflugschanze-oberstdorf.de

Disabled equipment GesundheitsEck Wheelchair hire and emergency services Ludwigstraße 2 87561 Oberstdorf Tel. +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 40 80 32 www.gesundheitseck.de  Movelo – E-bike Rental Allgäu Disabled e-bikes Am Bahnhofplatz 1 a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel. +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 52 90 www.e-bike-allgaeu.de

Haus Altstetter Scooter / rollator hire Hauptstraße 14 87561 Oberstdorf Tel. +49 (0) 83 22 / 51 96 www.rollstuhl-urlaub-oberstdorf.de 76

Moorschwimmbad Reichenbach Reichenbach 10 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 26 / 15 09 info@moorstueble.de www.moorstueble.de Freibergsee Freibergsee 2 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 60 6 94 95 www.naturbad-freibergsee.de

Cable cars Nebelhornbahn Nebelhornstraße 67 87561 Oberstdorf Fellhornbahn Faistenoy 10 87561 Oberstdorf Kanzelwandbahn Walserstraße 77 6991 Riezlern (D-87567) Walmendingerhorn Moosstraße 4 6993 Mittelberg (D-87569) Ifenbahn (Closed in summer 2017) Auenalpe 4 6992 Hirschegg (D-87568) Söllereckbahn Kornau-Wanne 9 87561 Oberstdorf Personal contact person for all cable cars Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 96 000 Info telephone for all cable cars (except Nebelhornbahn) Tel.: +49 (0) 7 00 / 555 33 888

Alpinschule Oberstdorf Im oberen Winkel 12a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 94 07 50 www.alpinschule-oberstdorf.de Amical Alpin Walserstraße 5 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 87 47 88 www.amical.de Bergschule Oberallgäu Hauptstraße 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: 0 83 21 / 49 53 www.alpinschule.de Oase Alpincenter Am Bahnhofplatz 5 (platform 1) 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 8 00 09 80 www.oase-alpin.de

Mountain rescue / safety Bergwachtbereitschaft Oberstdorf Birgsauer Straße 35 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 22 55 www.bergwacht-bayern.de (Office during business hours, not an emergency number; the mountain rescue team for anywhere in the Alps can solely be alerted by calling 112)

Transport Disabled excursions Hotel Viktoria Riedweg 5 87561 Oberstdorf-Rubi Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 97 78 40 www.viktoria-oberstdorf.de

Info telephone for Nebelhornbahn Tel.: +49 (0) 7 00 / 555 33 666 www.das-hoechste.de

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Brutscher Reisen GmbH

Camping / campervan sites

Cinema

Nebelhornstraße 19 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 48 11 www.brutscher-reisen.de

Wohnmobilstellplatz Geiger Hermann-von-Barth-Str.9 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 180 www.wohnmobilstellplatzoberstdorf.de

Kurfilmtheater Oberstdorf Oststraße 6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 97 89 70 www.oberstdorfer-kino.de

Komm mit – Morent GmbH & Co. KG Sigishofen 29 87527 Sonthofen Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 67 10 22 www.komm-mit-reisen.de Marktbähnle Heimenhofenstraße 3 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 9 85 51 www.marktbaehnle.de Probst-Reisen Gmbh & Co. KG Oberstdorfer Straße 3 87561 Oberstdorf-Rubi Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 36 20 info@probst-reisen.de www.probst-reisen.de Regionalverkehr Schwaben-Allgäu GmbH (RVA) Poststraße 4 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 67 70 www.rva-bus.de Taxizentrale Oberstdorf GbR Bahnhofplatz 1 b 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 82 10 www.taxizentrale-oberstdorf.de Taxi – Dachs Wolfgang Alpgaustraße 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 47 47 oder +49 (0) 83 22 / 48 96

Campingplatz Oberstdorf Rubinger Straße 16 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 65 25 www.camping-oberstdorf.de Campingplatz Rubi-Camp Rubinger Straße 34 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 /  95 92 02 www.rubi-camp.de

Paragliding Vogelfrei Tandemfliegen Am First 17 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 1 51 / 12 76 61 11 www.vogelfrei.de OASE Flugschule Am Auwald 1 87538 Obermaiselstein www.oase-paragliding.com

Golf Golfclub Oberstdorf Gebrgoibe 2 87561 Oberstdorf Tel. +49 (0) 83 22 / 28 95 www.golfclub-oberstdorf.de

LOFT Kino und Gastronomie Ludwigstraße 7 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 3 00 48 85 www.loft.bayern

Climbing / bouldering ICO Skywalk high ropes park Erdinger Arena ICO − Die Impulscompany Im Wasen 16 87544 Bihlerdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 8 70 33 www.ico.by inform park Oberstdorf Karweidach 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 79 79 www.inform-oberstdorf.de Kletterwald Söllereck Kornau-Wanne 9 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 60 00 www.das-hoechste.de / kletter­ wald-soellereck

Minigolf Minigolf am Mühlacker Oststraße 48 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 8 03 89 Service

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Museums / exhibitions Bergschau Oberstdorf Altes Rathaus, Markplatz 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 94 84 www.bergschau.com Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf Oststraße 13 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 70 www.heimatmuseum-oberstdorf.de Villa Jauss Fuggerstraße 7 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 65 75 www.villa-jauss.de

Nature walks Patricia Lipp Allgäu guide and wild herb specialist Weststraße 39 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 67 97

Zweiradcenter Hasselberger Hauptstraße 7 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 44 67 www.zweiradcenter-oberstdorf.de

Riding Alpenreiterhof St. Georg Lochwiesen 2 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 78 05 30 www.alpenreiterhof.de Landhaus Spielmannsau Spielmannsau 6 87561 Schöllang Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 87 12 34 www.landhaus-spielmannsau.de

Elisabeth Andreas-Arnold Nature and wildlife guide Färberstraße 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 52 58

Ponyhof Boxler Am Dummelsmoos 37 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 62 10 www.landhaus-boxler.de

Monika Geiger – herb expert Birgsauerstraße 4 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 964

Ponyhof Schöllang Rubihornstraße 13 87561 Schöllang Tel.: 0 83 26 / 38 19 87 www.ferienwohnungen-ponyhof.de

Adavasi Tours − Cornelia Bader Enzenspergerweg 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 58 99 97 allgäunah − Irmela Fischer Im Steinach 14 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 60 68 83

Bike hire Fahrradverleih Kreittner Fischerstraße 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 3 53 36 NTC Mountainbikeverleih Nebelhornstraße 67e 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 01 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de  Movelo − E-bike Rental Allgäu

Bahnhofplatz 1a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 52 90 www.e-bike-allgaeu.de 78

Radsport Heckmair Nebelhornstraße 46 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 22 10 www.heckmair.de

Horse-drawn carriage rides Ponyhof Boxler Am Dummelsmoos 37 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 62 10 www.landhaus-boxler.de Lohnkutscherei Blattner Oststraße 37 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 39 42 www.lohnkutscherei-blattner.de Lohnkutscherei Schuster Hochstiftstraße 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: 01 71 / 3 62 34 15 www.lohnkutscherei-schuster.de Lohnkutscherei Wilhelm Kreittner Fischerstraße 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 35 33 www.kutscher-willi.de

Dornach Hans Oibweg 15 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 77 Josef Topper Wasachstraße 30 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 32 20

Tennis Indoor tennis courts: inform park Oberstdorf Karweidach 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 79 79 www.inform-oberstdorf.de Outdoor sand courts in the village: Fuggerstraße 4 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: 01 60 / 1 76 95 01 www.tennis-oberstdorf.de

Oberstdorf Tourist Information Offices Tourist Information Office at the railway station Bahnhofplatz 3 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 00 www.oberstdorf.de Tourist Information Office in the Oberstdorf Haus Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 00 www.oberstdorf.de Schöllang Tourist Information Office Schelchwangweg 1 87561 Oberstdorf-Schöllang Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 00 www.oberstdorf.de Tiefenbach Tourist Information Office Rohrmooserstraße 1 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 00 www.oberstdorf.de

White water sports ICO – die Impulscompany Im Wasen 16 87544 Bihlerdorf Tel.: 0 83 21 / 8 70 33 www.ico.by Wildwasserschule Oberstdorf An der Marienbrücke 2 87544 Blaichach Tel.: 0 83 21 / 6 19 55 91 www.wildwasserschule.com

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