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Mountain experiences


Winter hiking






Cross-country skiing



Village life

Disabled-friendly holidays




Getting to Oberstdorf



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Cover photo: Fuxografie – Alexander Fuchs

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Tourismus Oberstdorf, Oberstdorf Tourismus GmbH, Elena Alger (www.elenaalger.com), Photographie Monschau (www.photographiemonschau.de), Eren Karaman (www.erenkaraman.de), Alexander Fuchs (www.fuxografie.com), AVA-Agrar Verlag Allgäu GmbH, Markt Oberstdorf, Aapo Laio, Skisport- und Veranstaltungs GmbH, NTC Oberstdorf, Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal Bergbahnen, Verena Reusch (bilderstadl.de), Hans Herbig Red Bull Content Pool, Dominik Berchtold, fotolia.com (ARochau), Breitachklamm, Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf, Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf, IgluLodge, Vogelfrei Tandemfliegen, Spotlight Productions, iStockphoto.com (uchar, technotr, michelangeloop), Deutscher Skiverband (DSV), Elke Wiartalla, FIS Nordische Ski WM 2021 Oberstdorf / Allgäu GmbH.


Calendar 2020 / 2021 Oberstdorf events

Major sport events

November December 14 – 24


Advent in Oberstdorf


Advent in Oberstdorf


Oberstdorf “Klausen” processions Advent ski weeks


28 – 29


Advent in Oberstdorf Springerparty (ski jumpers’ party)

28 – 29

69th Four Hills Tournament


Springerparty (ski jumpers’ party)


Ice gala


Silvester Show (New Year’s Eve Show)

January 09

Wintertime and more


Dream ski weeks




08 – 09


15 – 16


22 – 23



Funkensonntag (Bonfire Sunday)



– 07

Nordic World Ski Championships 06

Wintertime and more

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Oberstdorf Easter Games

– 04 09


– 18

Subject to change


Rest assured of a fantastic winter holiday Your wellbeing matters to Oberstdorf

Arrive, breathe in the winter’s air, bask in the sunshine and leisurely take to the slopes, let loose on a toboggan or leave everyday life behind you on a winter hike. It’s holiday time! Hygiene concepts and safety measures adapted to the current pandemic have been implemented in all areas and clearly indicated by the Careful.Safe.Gentle heart so you can enjoy a relaxed and carefree stay. Please adhere to the local regulations and show understanding and consideration.

Stay informed

Oberstdorf online

The Oberstdorf app

For some online inspiration, visit the Tourismus Oberstdorf website with its extensive holiday planning information and handy accommodation search function. You can also directly sub­scribe to the monthly newsletter “Oberstdorf Aktuell” on the website.

The Oberstdorf app is your interactive travel guide with the latest news updates, accommodation search and booking functions, event listings, weather forecasts / webcams, mountain and winter sport reports, tips on recreational activities and details of shops, food and drink establishments and other practical places to visit while on holiday.


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

Please use the information and communication channels from all providers and partners, or check their websites for direct information about all changes.  Information and frequently asked questions and answers about your holiday in Oberstdorf can also be found at: www.oberstdorf.de / sicherimurlaub.

Download free of charge from the App Store or Google Play.

Mountain experiences The cross-border ski resort offers fans of winter 130 kilometres of optimally groomed pistes and many other winter, snow and mountain experiences on around 140 winter sports days between December and May.

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Seven mountains – one unique winter sport experience When winter is upon us, the seven mountains in the Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal ski region offer endless skiing and snowboarding fun for people of all ages and abilities with over 130 kilometres of pistes. And that’s not all: from the Nebelhorn in Germany to the Ifen in Austria, families will discover a spectacular winter landscape with all sorts of activities for big and small.

Exhilarating, physically challenging or perhaps surprisingly adventurous, the mountains in Oberstdorf and the Klein­ walsertal Valley are sure to create lasting memories and offer action-packed experiences in the snow for all the family. And best of all, the ski areas are all linked to one another in the valley by a shuttle bus system and the local bus network. The ski pass is valid for all seven cable car companies with their 48 cable cars. Please note that the Nebelhornbahn cable car will be undergoing renovations in the winter season 2020 / 21 and will only be open for pedestrians from 26 March 2021. F or more information, please visit www.ok-bergbahnen.com

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Adler 7

Pure pleasure


This winter, the Adler 7 discovery tour will once again offer plenty of excitement and adventure. Under the slogan “Make it your territory”, winter sports enthusiasts can experience seven unique attractions in the cross-border ski region as well as seek out spectacular views with constant changes of perspective of the alpine scenery, for memories that last a lifetime.

You’ve been to one, you’ve been to them all? Not in the Oberstdorf / Kleinwalser­ tal ski region. The numerous mountain restaurants and farmed alpine huts offer endless diversity and tantalise the taste buds of locals and holidaymakers alike. From rustic huts to modern summit restaurants – there is something to delight any food connoisseur.

The chance to discover a new mountain every day is unique to the Oberstdorf /  Kleinwalsertal ski region. After all, the seven ski areas are perfect for designing a wonderfully varied winter holiday. All of the summits are nearby and easily accessible from the valleys, enabling locals and holidaymakers to conveniently switch back and forth between the seven mountains (Nebel­ horn, Fellhorn / Kanzelwand, Ifen, Heu­ berg, Söllereck and Walmendinger­horn).

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Under renovation. Scheduled to open 26 March 2021.

Ski season: 18 / 12 / 2020 to 11 / 04 / 2021

Construction work on the Nebelhorn began in summer 2019. The modernisation of the gondola lift not only includes disabled-friendly access but also a new valley and middle station as well as the expansion of the mountain station. Comfort is a clear priority. Seats for every passenger make it easy to enjoy the views and you no longer need to change cars at the new middle station – simply continue on your way to the summit with no more waiting in line. It will still be possible to get on / off the cable car at the Seealpe station for excursions to the Seealpe.

Fellhorn / Kanzelwand Ski season: 04 / 12 / 2020 to 11 / 04 / 2021 The cross-border skiing fun on the Fellhorn (Germany) and Kanzelwand (Austria) now includes a new threekilometre-long family run, the spectacular Funslope, the cool Easypark, the Crystal Ground and night-time skiing by the Kessellift. Winter athletes of all abilities are sure to find something to challenge them. A stunning winter hiking trail to the Alpe Schlappold and an inviting mountain restaurant with a terrace and sun loungers round off the list of the many things on offer.

Walmendingerhorn Ski season: 18 / 12 / 2020 to 11 / 04 / 2021 A cable car whisks you up to the summit of the Walmendingerhorn from where you can explore 15 kilometres of glorious pistes. The untouched slopes are ideal for deep-powder fans. The Gipfelstuba restaurant and Hora-Bar with a comfy open-air terrace offer traditional dishes and the perfect places to relax and enjoy the views. The summit station impresses with a disabled-friendly panoramic lift to a geological viewing platform, where holidaymakers can enjoy an expansive view across three countries.

The Söllereck is the ski region’s family mountain. With conveyors and lifts, a mini park and a monster parcours, Söllis Winterwelt offers skiing fun for all the family. The SölliBully and Söllis Kugelexpress playgrounds plus the Allgäu Coaster with a virtual reality experience add to the fun even further. The Schönblick mountain restaurant is the perfect place for winter sports enthusiasts to recharge their batteries with some culinary delights.

Ifen Ski season for the entire region: 18 / 12 / 2020 to 11 / 04 / 2021 Ski season for the Gaisbühl children’s area: 04 / 12 / 2020 to 11 / 04 / 2021 The Ifen has established itself as a premium skiing area for families with around 25 kilometres of pistes ranging in category from Blue to Black. The Ifen I, Ifen II and Olympiabahn cable cars take winter athletes straight to the artificial-snow-covered pistes and hiking trails. Little ones learn to ski in Burmis Winterwelt (Burmi’s Winter Wonderland). The winter hiking trail to the Gottesacker Plateau offers spectacular rock formations and impressive views. The Tafel & Zunder mountain restaurant pampers holiday­ makers with local, organic cuisine of top quality.

Heuberg Ski season: 18 / 12 / 2020 to 11 / 04 / 2021 Located in the Kleinwalsertal Valley, the Heuberg is a popular choice for people of all ages and enjoys a familyfriendly reputation thanks to its easy practice slopes. Valley lifts and snowcovered paths take skiing fans to the Walmendingerhorn and the Ifen. The Heuberg Arena impresses with 22 kilometres of beautifully groomed pistes and winter hiking trails from Heuberg to Parsenn. The Burmi run is the “race track” for skiing stars of all ages.


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Multi-day passes for skiers / snowboarders

These ski passes are valid on all running cable cars and lifts in the Kleinwalsertal Valley and in Oberstdorf for visitors with winter sports equipment (skis, snowboards, etc.)*. Multi-day passes for skiers / snowboarders All cable cars / lifts Adults with the exception Born 1961 – 2002 of the Nebelhorn

Senior citizens Born in or before 1960 PK

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Peak season

Sunshine skiing

to 24 / 12 / 2020

25 / 12 / 2020 to 05 / 03 / 2021

06 / 03 / 2021 to 18 / 04 / 2021

MyMountain Club

Register now – enjoy the benefits! Get your hands on exclusive benefits for your stay in the mountains, including discounts for the cable cars, self-service restaurants and even partner companies. Members enjoy impressive experiences in the mountains during ski runs, lift rides and other outdoor activities in winter while also collecting lots of club points to increase the fun factor even further. Register, download the app to your smartphone, collect points and enjoy the unique benefits! Members will never again miss anything from the mountain world of Oberstdorf / Kleinwalsertal Valley.

Free Wi-Fi in the ski resorts

Want to check the weather forecast or quickly post another selfie before your descent? No problem! Free Wi-Fi is available at all our main cable car stations and in the new 10-seater gondola lifts, the Ifen I and Ifen II. This service is also provided in the cable car restaurants. Simply select the “Bergbahnen free” Wi-Fi network, open your browser, click “Go Online” and confirm your acceptance of the terms and conditions. Share your experiences on the piste!

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Multi-day passes for skiers / snowboarders All cable cars / lifts with the exception of the Nebelhorn




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Parent pass

A multi-day pass for parents of children born in or after 2015. Transferable between parents within a family. Parent pass All cable cars / lifts with the exception of the Nebelhorn Prices in €

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Fair prices for families Children accompanied by a parent go free on Sundays from 7 March 2021 until the end of the season! (Children born in or after 2005, accompanied by a parent with a valid ski pass) * Please note that the Nebelhornbahn cable car will be undergoing renovations in the winter season 2020 / 21 and will only be open for pedestrians from 26 March 2021.

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Single passes for skiers / snowboarders Single passes for skiers / snowboarders Prices in €

Adults 1

Senior citizens 5

Adolescents 2

Children 3 / 4

“Snowmen” 6

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Refund on time-limited “all areas” pass within 3 hours*




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Valid on all cable cars / lifts with the exception of the Nebelhorn Morning ski pass for use up to 12.30 p.m. Söllereck only

Time-limited “Söllereck only” pass, basic price




Refund on time-limited “Söllereck only” pass within 2 hours*




Refund on time-limited “Söllereck only” pass within 3 hours*




Refund on time-limited “Söllereck only” pass within 4 hours*




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* Refunds on time-limited “all areas” and “Söllereck only” passes can only be obtained on the day of use.

Allgäu Coaster on the Söllereck Allgäu Coaster on the Söllereck Prices in €

Single ticket (1 ride)

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VR experience surcharge (per ride) VR experience surcharge (3 rides)

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Season passes for skiers / snowboarders Season passes for skiers / snowboarders Adults 1

All cable cars / lifts with the exception of the Nebelhorn

Adults w / i fam. 1

Adolescents /  students 2

Children 3

“Snowmen” 6

Senior citizens 7

Children w / i fam.8

Super senior citizens 9

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6 days during the season





** Season pass holders from the winter season 2019 / 20 will receive a thank you discount on purchasing a new season ticket due to the previous season ending early.

Pedestrian passes Pedestrian passes Prices in €

Adults 1

Senior citizens 5

Adolescents 2

Children 3

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Söllereck only

Kanzelwand only Heuberg or Parsenn only Ascent and descent Walmendingerhorn only Ifen only

Explanations 1 Adults born in or before 2002 2 a) Adolescents born in 2003 and 2004, b) Students, apprentices, those in Civilian Service (Austria) or Military Service (Austria) born in or after 1995 (for Nebelhorn, b) only applies to winter sports passes) 3 Children born in or after 2005 4 School pupils on class trips, born in or after 2003 5 Senior citizens born in or before 1960

6 Season pass for “Snowmen”: born in or after 2015, must always be purchased in conjunction with an adult pass! 7 Season pass for senior citizens: 1960 – 1941 8 Season pass for children within a family: born 2003 – 2014 9 Season pass for super senior citizens: born in or before 1940 Proof of age and entitlement, including photo ID and date of birth, must be furnished

when purchasing a discounted pass for children, adolescents, students or senior citizens. Day / multi-day passes Day and multi-day passes are issued on chip cards with a €2.00 deposit. Extending your ski pass You can extend your ski pass once a period of eight days has elapsed. Multi-day passes can only be used on consecutive days. Only selected-use passes can be used on non-consecutive days.

Group rate / reductions Group / youth group prices: special rates are available from the payment desk on request (for groups of 20 or more, on purchases of the same ticket type only). Surveillance photography Photographs are taken for surveillance purposes at all checkpoints in the ski area and are stored in compliance with the general data protection regulations.

None of the passes are transferable. Misuse of a ski pass will result in the pass being revoked and charges being filed. The price and transport conditions also apply in accordance with the notice displayed. Mistakes, price changes and printing errors excepted. No refunds in the event of force majeure (storms, bad weather, etc.). For more information, see: www.ok-bergbahnen.com

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Modernisation campaign on the Nebelhorn and Söllereck After over 90 years of operation, work to renovate the highest cable car in the Allgäu has now begun. The former high-capacity aerial tramway on the Nebelhorn is to be replaced with a gondola lift with 10-seater cabins.

New Seealpe middle station on the Nebelhorn

The highlights of the new Nebelhornbahn design New valley, middle and mountain stations made from natural wood with impressive glazed elements. No need to change cars to get to the Höfatsblick mountain station. Less waiting. Disabled-friendly 10-seater gondola lift. Seats and panoramic views for every passenger. Less noise, less maintenance, longer service life and more compact, space-saving stations due to the bi-cable design with 2S technology. The Söllereck is being further expanded as a year-round and family mountain with an impressive new infrastructure. Completion is scheduled for 2022. The new 6-seater Schratten­ wang chair lift went into operation in December 2019. This first successful step in the quality campaign is now being followed by the next.

New Söllereckbahn valley station with pedestrian bridge

The highlights of the new main cable car on the Söllereck family mountain: Disabled-friendly 10-seater gondola lift. New valley, middle and mountain stations made from natural wood with landscaped roof areas. New valley station location (by the North car park). More safety: redesigned pedestrian bridge to the valley station; significant increase in convenience as less distance to walk. Further information can be found at: www.ok-bergbahnen.com / baumassnahmen

Ski and snow sports schools with equipment hire Alpin Skischule Oberstdorf Bahnhofplatz 1 a Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 52 90 Söllereckbahn middle station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 51 22 www.alpin-skischule-oberstdorf.de

Out of Bounds Nebelhornbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 8 05 44 Fellhornbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 45 54 www.outofbounds.de

Erste Skischule Oberstdorf Freiherr-von-Brutscher-Straße 4 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 31 10 Söllereckbahn middle station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 78 www.skischule-oberstdorf.de

Schneesportschule Tiefenbach Wiesenweg 11 (Tiefenbach district) Tel.: +49 (0) 1 60 / 94 65 56 91 www.schneesport-tiefenbach.de

Neue Skischule Oberstdorf Nebelhornstraße 61 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 33 72 Söllereckbahn middle station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 51 54 www.neue-skischule-oberstdorf.de NTC Sports Nebelhornbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 01 Fellhornbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 04 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de

Skitechnikschule Oberstdorf Birgsauer Straße 9 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 01 10 www.skitechnikschule.de Wintersportschule Oberstdorf Kornau-Wanne 3a Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 401 78 11 www.wintersportschule-oberstdorf.de

Ski hire Franzel’s Ski- und Snowboardverleih Oststraße 46 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 98 88 www.skiverleih-nebelhorn.de Intersport Huber – Sport Kober e. K. Nebelhornstraße 11 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 53 81 www.sporthuber.com Tiefenbach ski rental Lochbachstraße 21 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 36 57 www.berghof-rietzler.de Sport Kiesel Oststraße 18 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 76 03

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Offers The winter months offer an array of different leisure activities. To help you find the right ones for your holiday, you can choose between the “Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal Valley ski resort” and “Wintertime and more” packages. The staff in the Tourist Information Offices will happily assist with your booking or any questions you may have. Simply call +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 13 00 or e-mail reservierung@oberstdorf.de.

Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal Valley ski resort Stay three or more nights and enjoy exclusive prices on ski passes purchased while in Oberstdorf. Advent ski weeks: 5 to 24 December 2020 Dream ski weeks: 9 to 29 January 2021 Sunshine ski weeks: 6 March to 18 April 2021 #SayHelloToSpring: 4 to 18 April 2021 Participating hosts will offer you a ski pass for all 130 kilometres of pistes in the Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal region at exclusive prices. This means you get all services from a single source and don’t have to wait in line for tickets when you get to the cable cars. The discounted ski passes can be obtained from your host on arrival by booking just three or more nights’ accommodation.

Wintertime and more One night free or a 15 % reduction on the standard winter accommodation price during the promotional periods 9 to 31 January 2021 6 to 28 March 2021 Visit in the promotional periods and receive 7 nights for the price of 6 or a 15 % reduction on the standard winter accommodation price with all partici­ pating hosts. You can also avail of various exclusive offers at special prices from our local partners during the promotional periods – for example, why not book a carriage ride, a guided half-day winter hike, a cross-country skiing taster course or another of the many options available?

Cross-country skiing Glide through the snow on cross-country skis while enjoying the spectacular winter landscape. Crystal-clear air, snow-covered pine trees and meadows and a bright blue sky – Oberstdorf’s cross-country skiing trails are a truly magical way to enjoy winter.

Cross-country skiing trail map

The cross-country skiing trails in Oberstdorf are free to use. Visitors staying in Oberstdorf can also use the cross-country trails in the Kleinwalsertal Valley free of charge.

This section of the Oberstdorf cross-country skiing trail map shows you several trails in and around Oberstdorf. The full map helps you find your way around and provides all sorts of advice. Only available in German. 4-colour printing Scale 1:30,000 Price €3.00 Available from AVA-Verlag, Tel.: +49 (0) 8 31 / 5 71 42 - 13 and in the Tourist Information Offices, Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 0


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Cross-country skiing trails

Tiefenbach circular trail

There are 75,000 metres of cross-country skiing trails around Oberstdorf divided into ten perfectly groomed trails for you to choose from. In addition to multi-lane cross-country skiing trails in the middle of the valley, you will also find more remote trails for exciting journeys of discovery with the family. We have selected three crosscountry skiing trails to tell you about in more detail.

Length: 4 km cross-country skiing trail /  1.5 km skating track

İ Night-time cross-country skiing trail In the Oberstdorf cross-country skiing stadium, a floodlit facility offers cross-country skiing fun after dark. The 2 km night-time trail is illuminated three times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) from sunset until 8 p.m. Want more cross-country skiing trails? All of the trails in and around Oberstdorf can be found in digital format and as GPS downloads at www.oberstdorf.de / langlauf

Altitude metres: 56 m Location: near Tiefenbach, gently undulating terrain Grooming: the circular trail is freshly groomed daily as required by approx. 10.30 a.m. Grooming may be delayed or cancelled due to the weather. This moderately difficult circular trail reveals a hidden side of Tiefenbach, a tranquil district of Oberstdorf, and its picturesque surroundings. If the snow conditions are good, the short circular trail initially proceeds from the foot of the Falkenberg ascent towards the St. Georg equestrian centre. After a short loop, it resumes its path along the bottom of the Falkenberg ascent, this time taking a higher route that looks down on the centre of Tiefenbach and heads towards Rohrmoos. Here, the sun-drenched slopes invite you to stop and soak up the views across the hamlet of Reute and as far as the Oberstdorf Basin. The north-western edge of the circular trail, which is also its highest point, incorporates a manageable loop that is additionally groomed for freestyle skiing. See cross-country skiing map: I

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Oberstdorf circular trail

Faistenoy – Birgsau circular trail

Length: 8 km cross-country skiing trail and skating track

Length: 6 km cross-country skiing trail

Altitude metres: 35 m

Altitude metres: 83 m

Location: close-by, located south / south-west of Oberstdorf, largely flat terrain

Location: valley, largely flat terrain

Grooming: during normal winter weather conditions, this cross-country skiing trail is usually groomed daily at approx. 10 a.m. It is always the first trail to be groomed after fresh snowfall. Grooming may be delayed or cancelled due to the weather. The circular trail follows a diverse but easy route across the meadows and fields to the south of Oberstdorf, from the Walserbrücke bridge to the Loretto chapels. Along the way, it regularly passes points near the centre of Oberstdorf, where you can choose to join or leave it. After passing the lovely St. Loretto pilgrimage chapels, the trail continues to the Renksteg, offering spectacular views along the way. Here you will find the point where the route joins the cross-country skiing trails that will be used in the upcoming FIS Nordic Ski World Championships 2021. Thanks to its convenient, easily accessible location at the southern end of the village, the trail is definitely one of the most popular in Oberstdorf. The sun-kissed meadows to the south of Oberstdorf guarantee sunshine from the early morning until the late afternoon. See cross-country skiing map: B

Grooming: this trail is one of the first to be groomed each day at around 9 a.m. Grooming may be delayed or cancelled due to the weather. The southernmost cross-country skiing trail in Germany lies deep in the Stillachtal Valley and is a moderately difficult trail offering truly amazing views of the Allgäu mountains. This circular trail, with its spellbinding scenery, begins close to the Fellhornbahn valley station. From here, the trails climb gently upwards, passing the village of Anatswald and heading south. All the way to Birgsau, you will enjoy panoramic views of the Linkerskopf with its mantle of white and the surrounding summits of the Allgäu’s main ridge, blanketed in deep winter snow. Snow is pretty much guaranteed on this circular trail, which runs close to the main ridge of the Allgäu Alps. If the snow has already thinned on the trails nearest to Oberstdorf, you are certain to find better conditions here. We recommend visiting this trail in the late afternoon when it is at its sunniest.  ee cross-country skiing map: E S

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Cross-country skiing taster course

Biathlon taster lesson

Tourismus Oberstdorf organises a taster course in the Oberstdorf cross-country skiing stadium twice a week from about mid-December to the end of March, depending on snow levels. The taster course is run by the Oberstdorf ski schools. The price includes equipment hire and professional instruction.

The taster lesson for visitors to Oberstdorf and locals. Shooting takes place using laser rifles on a 10 m range, from both a standing and a prone position. A realistic biathlon experience for all! The taster course is held once a week in the Oberstdorf cross-country skiing stadium from about mid-December to the end of March, depending on snow levels.

Date: Wednesday: classic (except 10 / 02, 17 / 02, 24 / 02, 03 / 03 and 10 / 03 / 2021) Friday: skating (except 12 / 02, 19 / 02, 26 / 02, 05 / 03 and 12 / 03 / 2021) Meeting point (on both days): 4.15 p.m. Oberstdorf cross-country skiing centre, Birgsauer Straße 35 Duration: approx. 1 hour Cost: €25.00 (available to guests with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and Oberstdorf locals) Booking: The course can only be booked in person while in Oberstdorf (advance booking by telephone prior to arrival not possible) Advance tickets: Tourist Information, Oberstdorf Haus Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Booking deadline: 4.30 p.m. the previous day Group size: min. 4, max. 15 people Minimum age: 8 Public transport is available to and from the meeting point!

The price includes skating equipment, rifle hire and professional instruction. Date: Tuesday (except 09 / 02, 16 / 02, 23 / 02, 02 / 03 and 09 / 03 / 2021) Meeting point: 4.15 p.m. Oberstdorf cross-country skiing centre, Birgsauer Straße 35 Duration: approx. 1 hour Cost: €25.00 (available to guests with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and Oberstdorf locals) Booking: The course can only be booked in person while in Oberstdorf (advance booking by telephone prior to arrival not possible) Advance tickets: Tourist Information, Oberstdorf Haus Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Booking deadline: 4.30 p.m. the previous day Group size: min. 4, max. 20 people Minimum age: 8 Public transport is available to and from the meeting point!

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I want to ski the race of my life Laura Gimmler is looking forward to the home World Championships and has set her sights high. She is one of Germany's best cross-country skiers, only just missed out on a relay medal in Seefeld and is an ambassador for the Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 in her home municipality of Oberstdorf. What more reason could we need to get to know the 26-year-old member of the Zoll ski team a little bit better?

coach. In short, the best conditions for top performances. As a member of the Zoll ski team, I receive huge amounts of support without which none of this would be possible. We also receive good career opportunities for the future. Being with Zoll is great!

Laura, how did you get into cross-country skiing and how have you found climbing the ladder of success?

First, I have to qualify. That’s not a given. And then I want to ski the race of my life! I’ll be happy as long as I have a good race in which I give my very best. Realistically, I don’t expect to win a medal but I’d love to finish in the top ten. A top six place with an award ceremony at such an event would naturally be a dream. But Oberstdorf might be too soon for that.

I joined the Skiclub Oberstdorf at age five, for pure pleasure and without any plans of success. But I instantly threw myself heart and soul into the sport. Despite never wanting to miss training, I was still pretty average for many years as I was always very small for my age. I only made any real progress once I turned 14 – and suddenly I became one of the best in the region. With my success came ambition and the dream of a professional career. The World Championships in 2005 also spurred me on. I’ve been a member of the DSV squad since I was 16. My greatest successes to date have been winning bronze at the Junior World Championships in Liberec and coming 13th in the 10 kilometre classic race and 4th in the relay in the main World Championships in Seefeld. How and where do you currently train?

What are your goals for the World Championships 2021?

Where can you be found in winter when you’re not training and simply want to enjoy the many sporting options offered by your home region? I love skiing the cross-country trail that starts right on my doorstep and heads across the Oberstdorf meadows and on to Spielmannsau. It’s pure pleasure and has nothing to do with training. I don't monitor my heart rate or how long I’ve been out. I simply remember: this is the true reason I became a cross-country skier.

At home in Oberstdorf. We are a great team of seven girls who have lots of fun, different strengths and a brilliant

 rief profiles of all the athletes for whom the whole of B Oberstdorf is crossing its fingers are presented on page 62.

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Winter hiking Snow-covered valleys, deep blue winter skies and majestic mountains – a picture-perfect, idyllic white scene. In the Oberstdorf valleys, winter really is as it should be. Enjoy the unique tranquillity found when the soft snow swallows almost every sound.

Winter hiking map This section of the Oberstdorf winter hiking map shows you suggested hiking routes in and around Oberstdorf. The full map helps you find your way about and provides all sorts of advice. Only available in German. 4-colour printing Scale 1:30,000 Price €3.00 Available from AVA-Verlag, Tel.: +49 (0) 8 31 / 5 71 42 - 13 and in the Tourist Information Offices, Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 0

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Winter hikes galore With 140 kilometres of groomed trails, Oberstdorf has one of the largest winter hiking trail networks in the Alps – with unsurpassable diversity! We provide you with a number of tips for hiking in winter. All winter hiking and walking trails in and around Oberstdorf can be found on our website at www.oberstdorf.de / w interwandern

Digital alpine information Numerous suggestions for winter hikes, the latest trail conditions and useful advice on winter hiking can be found at: www.oberstdorf.de / alpininfo

Signs You’re on the right track in Oberstdorf! 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


Hiking trails

Yellow: trail runs along the valley (flat) and can be completed in basic footwear and sometimes even with a pushchair.

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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To the Schöllang castle church Length: 14 km Elevation gain: 99 m Duration: 4.5 hours Location: valley Start at the Dummelsmoosbrücke bridge and enjoy the views as you head north across the sunny plains of the Rubinger Oy. In the district of Schöllang, the winter hike takes you along Widum and up to the Schöllang castle church. Thanks to the elevation, particularly spectacular views can be admired from by the chapel. After returning to Widum, the winter hiking trail climbs back up to the ridge through

snow-covered forests. At the southern end, you are rewarded with one of the most beautiful views of the valley basin around Oberstdorf and the glistening white Allgäu Alps. After descending to Rubi, the winter hike returns to Oberstdorf past the source of the Iller. Along the causeway and the banks of the Trettach, you return to where you started in Dummelsmoos. See hiking map: Ru

A winter’s day in the Trettachtal Valley Length: 13 km Elevation gain: 211 m Duration: 4.5 hours Location: valley This winter hike passes the remarkable St. Loretto chapels on the southern edge of Oberstdorf and heads up the Burgstall climb to the Trettachtal Valley. After passing Germany’s southernmost golf course, glorious views open up as you head to the Christlessee Lake. Even in winter, the mysterious, crystal-clear mountain lake with a cobalt-blue shimmer never freezes. This is because innumerable springs on its floor prevent ice from forming. The hike continues along the old Spielmannsauer Straße and over the Truppersoybrücke bridge to Spielmannsau.

To the south, you can enjoy impressive views of the snowcapped peak of the Trettachspitze. In summer, this is the start of the popular Alpine stage of the E5 long-distance hiking route from Oberstdorf to Merano. In winter, the return trail follows the Trettach River to the bridge at Gottenried. Tip: The Trettachtal Valley offers plenty of cosy and welcoming places to stop for a break. Treat yourself to some Allgäu specialities. See hiking map: S

A winter excursion to the wildly romantic Oytal Valley Length: 10 km Duration: 4 hours

Elevation gain: 187 m Location: valley

From the Mühlenbrücke bridge at the south-east edge of Oberstdorf, the winter hiking trail follows the icy Trettach River over diverse terrain to the bridge over the Oybach River. Before reaching the bridge, the snow-covered Dr.-HohenadelWeg runs parallel to the wild and often frozen river up to the Oytal Valley. The wintry Alpine Road (which is closed to public transport) now passes along quaint, narrow streets and through the idyllic, snowy winter landscape to the Oytalhaus. This is where the network of safe, cleared winter hiking trails ends in winter. The white silhouette of the mountains in the rear section of the Oytal Valley and the rugged, vertically climbing, frozen rock faces of the Seewände Mountains are equally as impressive as the gentle, snow-covered and enchanting

winter landscape along the valley floor. The route back to Oberstdorf initially retraces its footprints before heading back down the well-maintained Alpine road out of the valley. Passing the picturesquely located Kühberg and the Audi ski jumping arena, the trail returns to this circular hike’s starting point. Tip: If you plan to visit the Oytal Valley during your holiday and the current conditions make the winter hike there possible, you shouldn't wait for too long before setting off. It’s far from rare for all of the trails into the Oytal to be temporarily closed in winter due to the risk of avalanches. Anyone who delays their visit for too long runs the risk of snowfall and potential avalanches forcing them to rethink their plans. The hike is suitable for the whole family. See hiking map: O

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Skilegendenweg (skiing legends’ trail)

Follow in the tracks of the Oberstdorf skiing legends through the winter landscape Experience sporting history first-hand and celebrate the World Championships with up-close insights into how skiing developed as a sport on the skiing legends’ trail. The trail is lined with fascinating information points with details of Oberstdorf’s skiing legends and stunning viewpoints. Length: approx. 5 km Location: valley Duration: 2 hours Info: the snow on the trail may be slippery underfoot depending on the weather The hike starts from one of the finest ski stadiums in the world – the Audi Arena Oberstdorf. From there, you follow in the tracks of the Oberstdorf skiing legends who have had a particular impact on the winter sport. You can optionally start the excursion with a visit to the Audi Arena, home to the Four Hills Tournament. Having secured some initial knowledge of the Oberstdorf world of skiing, you can now set off on the hike by following the skiing legends’ trail to the Halde. With the cross-country skiing trail that starts here on the gently sloping side of the hill, a ski jumping hill that no longer exists today and the small tobogganing slope, the area below the “Haldenbichl” used to be somewhat of a little Nordic centre. Even today, the manage­ able slope on the Halde remains a very popular tobogganing site for little ones. The trail continues past the St. Loretto chapels at the southern edge of the village and along a snow-­ covered lane lined with apple trees parallel to the Ösch meadows until reaching the Ried cross-country skiing stadium, host of the World Championships. You next continue to the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill, named after the ski flyer and architect Heinrich Klopfer, the first person to brave a jump here in 1950. In the newly modernised cross-country skiing stadium, you can not only enjoy the World Championships but also show off your own skiing skills. The complex is open for everyone to use. Eleven information points on Oberstdorf winter athletes can be found along the trail. The information on the columns offers you welcome variety during the hike and provides fascinating insights into the Oberstdorf skiing greats such as the three legendary ski jumpers Sepp Weiler, Heini

Klopfer and Toni Brutscher or the Oberstdorf skiing pioneers Liese and Hermann Schedler. All the most important facts are revealed over a distance of around five kilometres, which takes about two hours to walk. For more information about the individual athletes, you can also scan the QR code with your smartphone to directly access the Skiclub Oberstdorf’s website. A visit to the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill rounds off the entire hike with further insights into the history of skiing and, above all, impressive views of the Freibergsee Lake and the southern Allgäu High Alps from the ski flying tower. Access to the ski flying hill is disabled friendly thanks to the hillside lift. You can also choose to relax and enjoy some refreshments at the dr’schonzewiert restaurant at the foot of the ski flying hill. The trail now takes you along the banks of the Stillach and across the snowy Ösch meadows back to the Oberstdorf Haus. F or more information and contact details for the two ski flying hills, see page 46.

Guided hike Skisport- und Veranstaltungs GmbH also offers a guided hike along this route. Meeting point: Audi Arena Oberstdorf, payment desk Duration: approx. 3 ½ hours Minimum group size: 8 people Cost: adults €20.00 (with an Allgäu Walser Card), €25.00 (without an Allgäu Walser Card), children €15.00 Booking: by 12 p.m. the previous day at the payment desk at the Audi Arena Oberstdorf or by telephone on +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 360. www.audiarena.de / erlebnis / besichtigung

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Great fun for big and small, young and old Oberstdorf has several tobogganing slopes in picturesque settings near to the village, which are particularly ideal for children and infants. With sun terraces and eateries overlooking the slopes, parents can relax too! However, Oberstdorf also has plenty to offer sportier tobogganists as well.

Am Dummelsmoos Total length: approx. 120 m Options for breaks: Käshüs Cross the Dummelsmoosbrücke bridge to the start of the meadow path towards Rubi. Here, the groomed natural toboggan slope is slightly hidden behind the dairy farm. Adults accompanying children can enjoy a clear view of the toboggan slope from below. The proximity to the village and the afternoon sun make this the ideal destination for a short toboggan excursion after lunch.

An der Halde Total length: 10 m Options for breaks: village eateries on Oststraße Equipment hire: next to the Nebelhorn­ bahn cable car valley station (NTC) The tobogganing slope near the village is perfect for young children and located right next to the cross-country skiing trail. The ideal choice for a short excursion with the whole family.

Karatsbichl Total length: approx. 800 m Options for breaks: Karatsbichl café and restaurant The sunny tobogganing slope at the edge of the village offers fun for all the family. The Karatsbichl is only about an easy 30-minute walk from Oberstdorf. Parents and companions can while away their time on deckchairs on the terrace or enjoy coffee and cake in the café while keeping an eye on the little ones.

Gaisalpe Total length: 2,200 m Options for breaks: Gaisalpe mountain restaurant Equipment hire: Gaisalpe mountain restaurant After ascending to the Gaisalpe, take the Wallraffweg or go directly to the Reichenbach area and you will be rewarded with a fun toboggan ride. The cosy Gaisalpe restaurant is an inviting place to stop for a break before your descent. This long toboggan run to the hiking car park with its tight bends and exciting route guarantees ultimate fun in the snow!

Alpe Dornach Total length: 200 m Options for breaks: Alpe Dornach Equipment hire: Alpe Dornach The tobogganing slope boasts impressive mountain views of the Nebelhorn and the surrounding

peaks. It is freshly groomed every day in winter. At an altitude of 1,000 m, the location near Rohrmoos – known for its abundant snow in winter – promises an increased certainty of snow. The route is located directly behind the Alpe Dornach building. Adults accompanying young tobogganists can enjoy the spectacular views from a sundrenched winter terrace not far from the slope before warming the whole family up again with hot meals and drinks in the Alpe Dornach restaurant.

Seealpe Total length: 2,640 m Options for breaks: Seealpe mountain restaurant Equipment hire: next to the Nebelhornbahn cable car or in the Seealpe mountain restaurant The Nebelhornbahn cable car whisks you up to the Seealpe station at 1,280 metres, ready for your swift descent down the natural toboggan run. The route provides stunning views of the entire village, inviting you to slow down a little to enjoy them. If one go simply isn’t enough, the Nebelhornbahn valley station is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the end of the toboggan run. The cable car also offers special tickets for tobogganists. The toboggan slopes on the Seealpe are closed in 2020 / 21 due to renovations to the Nebelhornbahn cable car. For toboggan hire, see page 82.

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The Oberstdorf snowshoe educational trail Be the first to leave your tracks in the untouched snow while enjoying the peaceful surroundings – all in harmony with nature. The heavily snow-covered winter landscape shows off its magical side with glistening powder snow and ice-frosted plants. It’s certainly worth exploring without skis, snowboards and lifts. Instead, try a pair of snowshoes, one of the oldest pieces of equipment for getting around in the snow. Every Wednesday, Tourismus Oberstdorf offers guided snowshoe hikes as part of a taster course on Oberstdorf’s first snowshoe educational trail. The route takes partici-

pants to a total of six boards displaying clear information about snowshoe hiking and route planning. The hike is primarily aimed at visitors with no prior experience, who want to try their hand at walking in the giant shoes. With a trained mountain guide, the participants follow the snowshoe educational trail and explore the Ried-­Burg­ stallsteig region and Oberstdorf’s great outdoors. In doing so, they learn a great deal about snowshoe hiking itself as well as how to prepare a route, the risk of avalanches, the check list for use before a hike, the equipment and how to act in an eco-friendly manner. This prepares the participants for future trips out into the high alpine terrain.

ski- and snowboardschools

in Oberstdorf

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Snowshoeing taster course Every Wednesday, certified mountain guides demonstrate the perfect snowshoeing technique and introduce you to the Oberstdorf winter wonderland. Depending on snow levels, the courses are run from mid-December to mid-March. We advise taking along drinks and a snack. The price includes snowshoe hire and professional instruction. Mountain boots or sturdy winter boots are essential. Date: Wednesday (except 10 / 02, 17 / 02, 24 / 02, 03 / 03 and 10 / 03 / 2021) Meeting point: 10 a.m., Oberstdorf cross-country skiing centre, Birgsauer Straße 35 Duration: approx. 4 hours / walking time approx. 2 hours Cost: €36.00, including equipment rental (available to visitors with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and Oberstdorf locals) Booking: The course can only be booked in person while in Oberstdorf (advance booking by telephone prior to arrival not possible) Tourist Information, Oberstdorf Haus Advance tickets Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Booking deadline: 3 p.m. the previous day Group size: min. 5, max. 24 people Minimum age: 8

Useful info Our beautiful landscape offers numerous demanding snowshoe hikes. For safety reasons, we recommend that you join a guided tour. A list of multiple Oberstdorf mountain schools and separate providers of guided snowshoe hikes can be found on page 80. We also recommend that you use general safety equipment and keep an eye on the latest alerts from the Bavarian avalanche warning service (“Lawinenwarndienst Bayern”) whenever you’re planning a snowshoe hike! For further information, please visit www.oberstdorf.de / w intersportbericht or www.lawinenwarndienst-bayern.de

Adventure Enjoy the many facets of winter in Oberstdorf away from the pistes and cross-country skiing trails too. Head out into the snowy winter landscape for guaranteed fun for all the family. Plan your winter holiday in Oberstdorf in line with your specific needs.

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Breitachklamm Ravine

The deepest rocky gorge in Central Europe 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. The Breitach River water “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. 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! From the B19 (Sonthofen-Oberstdorf), you can access the main entrance to the Breitachklamm Ravine from the P1 car park in Tiefenbach. Large boards along the main road already indicate whether parking spaces are still available here. Otherwise, you can detour to the P2 car park on Walserschanz and follow the signs to the ravine or take the Walser­ bus to the Oberstdorf bus station and change to line 44 to Tiefenbach to the entrance. It takes about an hour to walk through the ravine. The hiking trail is wide and has good safety features but sturdy footwear is still essential and caution is required.

An evening torchlight hike through the bizarre icy and wintry landscape of the Breitachklamm is particularly enticing. Due to coronavirus, details of the torchlight hikes and other requirements for the winter season will be announced on the website at short notice. The “Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf” (local history museum) is located in a 17th century period property in Oberstdorf. Updates will be announced in the status indicator on the website at 9 a.m. each day. The ravine is open in winter from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last entry, closure at 4.30 p.m.). Breitachklamm Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 48 87 www.breitachklamm.com

Useful info The Breitachklamm sometimes has to be closed at short notice for safety reasons as a result of extreme weather or spring-like temperatures. Please keep an eye on the latest information at www.breitachklamm.com

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Ice sports centre

A meeting place for all ice lovers Everyone loves the ice rinks – and there’s always something special about going skating! Glide effortlessly across the ice at the daily public session. 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. Get in on the action! Our centre regularly hosts fascinating events, exhibition skating sessions with top skaters and competitions. Due to COVID-19, the latest opening hours and event dates can be found on our website. Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 50 03 www.eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de

Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf The mountain village museum The “Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf” (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.

Exhibits show how the destitute inhabitants of our mountain village survived, farmed the Alps, led the first visitors up into the mountains and learned how to ski, among other interesting facts. 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. Only those who are aware of the past can understand the present.

Guided tours: Tuesdays, 4 p.m. Group tours subject to prior booking. (Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 22 18 or 22 26) Minimum group size: 6 people Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (restricted hours apply in April / May and November / December). In case of bad weather, special opening times will apply on Sundays! Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 70 www.heimatmuseum-oberstdorf.de

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NTC Sports

First-rate equipment, outstanding service and lots of fun and action at the NTC ski school Right at the heart of the action, by the Fellhorn and Nebelhorn valley stations, the NTC centres offer the best winter sports equipment, a friendly ski school and top class service to people of all ages for simply unforgettable winter adventures. The latest skiing equipment at all times from exclusive STÖCKLI alpine skis through all-mountain, telemark and freeride skis to touring skis, snowboards and both skating and classic cross-country skis. A convenient heated ski depot with storage lockers right by the Fellhornbahn cable car. WorldCup-proven ski and board tuning at its finest. Demanding and individually tailored skiing courses that provide new skills and great adventures. Plus professional advice from a motivated team. All in one – quasi everything from a single source. For holidays that are more enjoyable than ever.

NTC ski school highlights Experience the true joys of winter sports in the Oberstdorf / K leinwalsertal ski region with our DSLV professional ski school. The ski school highlights for winter 2020 / 21 include an exclusive shuttle to the Oberstdorf / Kleinwalsertal ski regions combined with a unique range of private courses and the NTC Freestyle Camp for ambitious young freestyle skiers. An exciting ski safari through the cross-border ski region and a varied family ski course round off the range of services offered by the NTC ski school this winter.

NTC comfort ski depot No need to lug your winter sports equipment to your accommodation or the ski lift. The equipment is looked after, dried, disinfected and securely stored in the modern NTC ski depots. The modern and convenient ski depot right by the Fellhornbahn valley station helps you enjoy a relaxed winter holiday.

NTC ski service and shop Be safe yet stylish on the slopes. Demanding ski and snowboard tuning offers greater safety, control and, ultimately, enjoyment and performance. We use the latest technology to prepare equipment immediately or overnight. What’s more, the NTC shop at the Fellhornbahn cable car offers the latest clothing plus stylish goggles and gloves so you can always look great on the piste. NTC Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 01 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de

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Bergschau visitor centres

Active and exciting: the story of how the mountains were formed The Bergschau (literally meaning “mountain show”) uses a fun and interactive 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 Oberstdorf and offers basic information about geology, nature and culture in the Allgäu Alps. You’ll also find fascinating insights into nature, 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 their permanent natural history exhibitions, in summer, you can visit 11 outdoor Bergschau information points and hike on 5 Bergschau trails. The old town hall is open daily from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. Note: the Bergschau will be closed from Monday to Thursday from 09 / 11 to 03 / 12 / 2020 (inclusive) Bergschau Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 94 84 www.bergschau.com


The Allgäu’s coolest hotspot at the foot of the Nebelhorn An abundance of snow and the starry sky within arm’s reach. The IgluLodge is a unique ice hotel that is newly built every winter and designed by passionate Allgäu artists. A bar made from pure ice catches the eye on the igloo site. Sculptures and reliefs created from ice and snow make every igloo truly unique. Visitors can choose between a dream igloo (sleeps 4) and a romantic igloo (sleeps 2). As a highlight, the lodge also boasts an igloo suite (sleeps 2) with its own barrel sauna. After the sun has set, the guests are treated to the famous Allgäu cheese fondue. The next morning, breakfast is served in the nearby Seealpe. The IgluLodge can be booked exclusively and offers an unforgettable setting for special occasions such as engagements, birthdays etc. Several packages are available. The price of an overnight stay starts from €129.00 per person in a dream igloo, €189.00 per person in a romantic igloo and €279.00 per person in the igloo suite. IgluLodge Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 800 300 www.iglu-lodge.de

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Ski jump hills

Two arenas – two opportunities for pure adventure  eini-Klopfer H ski flying hill Idyllically situated in the Stillachtal Valley, the modernised Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill is a striking Oberstdorf landmark. It is one of just four ski flying hills worldwide and the only one in Germany. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the snow-covered valley and the adjacent Freibergsee Lake from a height of some 72 m or follow the adventure trail around the site’s summit station. Every Monday and Thursday, experienced guides provide an open tour of the ski flying hill at 2 p.m. This starts in the hill’s run-out before taking the hillside and panoramic lifts to the very top of the tower. Sportstätten Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 52 01 www.skiflugschanze-oberstdorf.de

Audi Arena Oberstdorf The Audi Arena with its five jumps at the foot of the Schattenberg, where the opening jump of the Four Hills Tournament takes place every year, is always worth a visit. 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., with a guided tour commencing at 11 a.m. (minimum group size: 8, booking required). Audi Arena Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 300 www.audiarena.de

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Nordi activity book

The activity book for explorers, adventurers and genuine Oberstdorf connoisseurs 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. Which animals live in Oberstdorf’s forests? Where is the best playground? Which is your favourite hiking trail? And much more.

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Successfully collect at least 10 stickers and answer all the questions to receive a little surprise from the Tourist Information Offices in Oberstdorf and its districts. 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. I’m crossing my fingers for your success and hope you have lots of fun with the puzzles and your discoveries! Yours, Nordi

Easter games

27 March to 9 April 2021 At Easter time, Oberstdorf offers all sorts of Easter-eggrelated fun and games for kids as well as plenty of excitement for adults too. With the crocuses already starting to flower elsewhere in Germany, here, you and your family can still enjoy the winter to the full! While you ski in the sunshine on perfectly groomed pistes with guaranteed snow in the Oberstdorf / Kleinwalsertal cross-border ski region, your little ones can enjoy a fun and varied programme of “Easter games”. Young visitors can look forward to activities such as making their own Easter candles, egg painting, kids’ cookery classes, an exciting visit to the fire station, handicrafts with hay, pottery and much more. Of course, an Easter egg hunt is also on the agenda. Your children will be looked after by optimally trained childcare professionals. And “Hoppel”, the life-sized rabbit, will be popping in now and then to lend a helping paw.

Kids’ and family holiday programme Come together to have fun, be creative and experience Oberstdorf – a varied programme for big and small. The brochure is available from all Tourist Information Offices in Oberstdorf and its districts.

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Enjoy Oberstdorf from the air 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.

Have you ever flown through the crystal-clear air over the snow-capped Oberstdorf mountains? In Oberstdorf, winter certainly doesn’t stop the paragliders. Take the opportunity to experience Oberstdorf’s spectacular winter landscape from above. A list of providers can be found on page 81.

Phone 08322 989601 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de/en

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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, inviting you to come for a visit. The neighbouring Trettachtal Valley has plenty to offer. Not only do the mountain farmers’ village of Gerstruben and the Christlessee 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 restaurant, where the valley widens to offer a panoramic view of the mountain landscape.

The romantic Rohrmoostal Valley – with southern Germany’s oldest wooden chapel – is also worth a visit in winter. Located in the Tiefenbach district, this hiking paradise has long-since belonged to a principality. Yet it is not just the Rohrmoostal Valley, but also the impressive Breitachklamm Ravine that invites you to visit this picturesque area. The districts of Rubi, Reichenbach and Schöllang are characterised by peace and tranquillity. Located at high altitude above Reichenbach, the Gaisalpe offers spectacular views of the Allgäu Alps in both summer and winter. Rubi is known for its long hours of sunshine and many cosy eateries. Not far from Schöllang is a picturesque castle church, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the area. The district of Kornau, located above Oberstdorf, offers fantastic views to the south. This village is characterised by cosy, private accommodation and historic chapels.

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Horse-drawn sleigh rides

Explore Oberstdorf and the surrounding areas in total comfort The height of romance: wrap yourself in a warm blanket and head into the idyllic wintry world of the Oberstdorf side valleys on a comfortable horse-drawn sleigh. Enjoy the blissful tranquillity and the stunning views of the romantic, snow-covered natural landscape. An unforgettable holiday experience. Subject to demand, rides (always in the form of return journeys) are offered seven days a week for a minimum of six and maximum of eleven people per sleigh. Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver. Group, family and special rides, such as night-time rides or rides to Gerstruben, can be booked on request. Excursions are also offered in the Tiefenbach area and to the Rohrmoostal Valley. If interested, please contact the carriage-driving company in Tiefenbach directly. Rides also start from the Oberstdorfer Käsladen cheese shop, from where you can obtain tickets and information directly. Departure time: in winter, approx. 10.30 a.m. (meeting place: Megèver Platz by the Kurpark). Return: back in Oberstdorf by approx. 3 p.m. Bookings are not normally required but are recommended in peak season. A list of all providers can be found on page 82.

Escape Room Oberstdorf

Uncover the Allgäu’s best secrets Three rooms – three Allgäu stories – hundreds of question marks! Discover the Allgäu from a whole new perspective and explore the region through the most exciting cryptic adventures! Free from horror and claustrophobia-inducing set-ups, the three escape rooms are brimming with clues, tasks, hidden items and secrets that will test your ingenuity. Whether you are searching for King Ludwig’s treasure, on the trail of the stolen Allgäu mountain cheese recipe or uncovering the secret cable car construction plans for Oberstdorf, only those who perfectly work together as a team and correctly combine all the clues will succeed in looking behind the scenes and escaping. Enjoy the fascination of an escape game and immerse yourself in an unforgettable adventure for young and old. Every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. subject to prior booking. Game from €25.00 per person – no age restrictions. For groups of 2 to 8 people. Escape Room Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 300 42 00 www.escaperoom-allgaeu.de

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1st floor

Ground floor © Auer Weber Assoziierte GmbH

2nd floor

New thermal baths in Oberstdorf Close to the centre, innovative and yet still authentic. These are the key principles that have accompanied the construction of the new thermal baths in Oberstdorf from the outset. The existing site of the former Oberstdorf thermal baths is being used to create a new bathing, sauna and spa facility focussed on the needs of both Oberstdorf visitors and locals. The facility is based on a sustainable concept that should stand apart from regional competitors and make a visit to the new Oberstdorf thermal baths (Therme Oberstdorf) a very special experience. One unique selling point is the sauna area on the second floor with an adjacent roof terrace, infinity pool and unrestricted views of the Oberstdorf mountains. An ideal place to relax after an eventful hike or a strenuous day on the slopes. Kurbetriebe Oberstdorf is creating a diverse facility that offers both visitors and locals a place to relax and harmoniously blends into the townscape due to its typical local architectural style. Exclusive underground parking for visitors is planned, which will not only enhance the quality of their stay but also serve to reduce noise pollution. Anyone who doesn’t want to drive to the new thermal baths will instead be able to get there on the extended local bus line. The baths’ central location in the village will also make them easily accessible to many visitors and locals on foot or by bike. 2020 and 2021 will be all about extensive planning, tendering and contract awarding processes. As a public contracting authority and building contractor, Kurbetriebe Oberstdorf is obliged to tender the construction work Europe-wide.

Following an approx. two-year construction period and a subsequent commissioning phase, the new Oberstdorf thermal baths are scheduled to open at the start of 2024. We're creating a rich and varied facility, including: Multifunctional 25 m pool with 3 swimming lanes

Large fun pool with a variety of water features

Children’s pool with different water depths

Year-round open-air pool with additional water features

High-quality relaxation areas

Separate eateries in the sauna and thermal bath areas

Spa department and steam bath for visitors to the thermal baths and saunas

3 sauna huts, Kneipp wading pool and cool-down area in the sauna garden

2 saunas with panoramic views, sauna bar and a room with a fireplace on the 2nd floor

Roof terrace with additional beds, an infinity pool and wide-ranging, panoramic views

During the project phase, visitors to Oberstdorf can use alternative bathing and sauna facilities at reduced prices. Allgäu Walser Premium Card holders will receive a discount of €2.50 per person per stay at the nearby “Wonnemar” and “Aquaria” waterparks in Sonthofen and Oberstaufen. Simply present your Premium Card to use the offer.  isit www.neue-therme-oberstdorf.de for regular V progress updates on the construction of the new Oberstdorf thermal baths.

Village life A tradition-steeped and sports-loving village with many different facets. Oberstdorf invites you to stop for a bite to eat, enjoy a shopping spree and discover the many new events and services the village has to offer.

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Oberstdorf’s wintry streets and lanes invite you to take a leisurely stroll around the shops When the houses in Oberstdorf’s pedestrian area are covered in snow, the narrow lanes are bathed in sunshine and the shop windows are filled with enticing offers, nothing stands in the way of some winter shopping.

wear and equipment, you’ll also find plenty of health and skin care products. From cosmetics to foot care to the right nutrition: in Oberstdorf there is plenty to choose from.

Get out into the fresh air and experience nature at its best first hand! What? You don’t have the right equipment to do so? Then Oberstdorf’s shops are the place for you! Specialists and friendly staff in a large range of sports shops offer professional and comprehensive advice to beginners, advanced and pros alike: from the right clothes for all kinds of outdoor activities to the ideal hiking shoes and the optimum skis or snowboard. In addition to the broad range of sports-

And if you’ve still not had enough of shopping, the numerous fashion retailers and shoe shops are sure to offer you the perfect outfit for a meal at a restaurant or a night on the town. If you need a break while shopping, Oberstdorf also has plenty of cosy cafés, rustic village inns and stylish restaurants, where you can relax, quench your thirst and sate your hunger.

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The wild “Klausen” of Oberstdorf An ancient custom from pagan times

As the time comes for cosy winter evenings, customs in Oberstdorf start to come alive. These include one of the oldest customs: the Allgäu “Klausen” processions. When people’s fears of evil spirits overpowered them on dark nights, the young Oberstdorf locals dressed up in fur garments, donned fur-covered heads with deer antlers and ran through the narrow streets, rattling chains to drive them away. For many years, only long-established Oberstdorf locals were allowed to join in. Today, this rule is no longer quite as strict. And it’s no longer only evil spirits that are hunted. Instead, it’s cheeky young ladies and curious spectators. On 6 December, the “Klausen” take over the Oberstdorf streets. Two days beforehand (on the feast of St. Barbara), the women of Oberstdorf meet at nightfall. They don traditional everyday clothing from days gone by and head for the women’s procession, known as the “Klausenbärbel-Treiben”.

Please note During the event, the Trachtenverein Oberstdorf (Oberstdorf Traditional Costume Association) ensures that things don’t get out of control. Despite this, the Klausen day is not everyone’s cup of tea and even the locals often prefer to observe the spectacle through the window from the comfort and warmth of their own home. In particular, children and those unfamiliar with the custom should heed this advice! Please also note that the public infrastructure companies close by no later than 6 p.m. on these days and 98% of gastronomy establishments are closed on these evenings.

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Advent in Oberstdorf

28 November to 19 December 2020 What could feel more peaceful, lovely and cosy than listening to traditional folk music and the local dialect at Advent and Christmas time? In Oberstdorf, this is a calm and tranquil period. Whether lively or profound in Oberstdorf dialect, traditional melodies or classic songs – transport yourself back to days gone by and escape everyday life with an atmospheric journey through Advent. From the dark pre-Christmas period to the bright Christmas Eve. We invite you to celebrate Advent with us and get into the festive mood. Saturday, 28 / 11 / 2020 Saturday, 05 / 12 / 2020 Saturday, 12 / 12 / 2020 Saturday, 19 / 12 / 2020

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Opening Klöüsezidd folk music evening Classical Advent A riebege Schtünd (“A Quiet Hour”)

All events start at 5.30 p.m. in the “Nebelhorn” main hall in the Oberstdorf Haus Further information and the latest programme can be found online at: www.obestdorf.de / oberstdorfer-advent  Please also note the last-minute updates on the applicable hygiene and protective measures as well as capacities.

Torchlight hikes

Mystical and romantic Join a group as you wrap up warm and head through the winter wonderland in the evening to the light of burning torches. The walk will end at a cosy rustic tavern for a fun evening of traditional music. There you can enjoy a light meal and soak up the jovial atmosphere. Dates: every Thursday from about mid-December to April. Meeting point: 6 p.m. in the foyer of the Oberstdorf Haus Group size: min. 10 people Cost: €5.00 for visitors staying in Oberstdorf with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and local residents, €10.00 for visitors with / w ithout an Allgäu Walser Card, €2.50 for children under 12 (prices exclude refreshments and any special travel costs) Booking: only possible while in Oberstdorf at the Tourist Information Offices in the Oberstdorf Haus or at the railway station Prinzregenten-Platz 1 and Bahnhofplatz 3 87561 Oberstdorf Booking deadline: 4.30 p.m. the previous day Info tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 22 06

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Funkensonntag (Bonfire Sunday) 21 February 2021

At the start of Lent, on the first Sunday after Fasnacht (Carnival), huge bonfires light up the night sky in many open areas around Oberstdorf. The origins of this ancient custom are still unclear and there are many possible explanations. Some associate the bonfires with the many Easter and Midsummer fires and say that they burn all things wicked at the end of winter in order to strengthen the sun and ward off evil. This explains why a straw witch is symbolically set alight. Others associate the event with the fertility rituals and burnt offerings of the Celts. Today, Bonfire Sunday is a sociable occasion that’s great fun to watch as the tall wooden pyres go up in flames and blaze away against the night sky. Funke-Kiechle The deliciously sweet “Funke-Kiechle” are a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike and an integral part of any Bonfire Sunday celebrations. These tantalising, fried treats are only available on this one day. They are washed down with a cup of hot mulled wine and enjoyed in good company around the fire!  he locations of the bonfires can be found online T from mid-February at www.oberstdorf.de

Culinary delights

Cosy eateries in Oberstdorf A warm welcome from friendly owners awaits you not only in the village centre and the areas around Oberstdorf but also up on the mountains, in the valleys and along the many hiking trails. Whether rustic inns, cosy cafés or gourmet restaurants – numerous gastronomy establishments invite you to sit back and relax as you enjoy regional and international specialities that tantalise the taste buds. From tasty coffee and cake on a sun terrace to a hearty snack washed down with typical, freshly pulled Allgäu beer through to highquality speciality game dishes accompanied by a glass of fine wine. Not only down in the valley but also up on the mountains, the owners of rustic mountain huts, modern mountain restaurants and parasol bars all look forward to your visit. Delight in the aroma of hot mulled wine and the warmth of the mug on your hands during a short break or take things down a gear and relax on a large sun terrace while enjoying the clear mountain air and huge range of culinary delights! F urther information can be found at: www.oberstdorf.de / essen-trinken

Events See the world’s best winter sports athletes and experience the emotions of competition first hand – in Oberstdorf, a romantic winter village atmosphere combines with the excitement of major sporting events. However, there’s also plenty of entertainment for all tastes away from top-level sport too.

Oberstdorf is eagerly awaiting the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships 2021 23 February to 7 March 2021

Following on from the winter fairy tale of 2005, Oberstdorf is to host the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 Oberstdorf / Allgäu for the third time and welcome winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world. Oberstdorf is committed to organising a sustainable World Championships that is truly exemplary in every respect. Oberstdorf has been closely connected with sport for decades. As the host of major high-level sporting events like the Four Hills Tournament, the Tour de Ski and other Nordic World Cup events, it has long established itself as a professional organiser. The resultant infrastructure in the area, including the Audi Arena, the ski flying hill and the Ried cross-country skiing stadium, not only shapes the landscape but also attracts tourists to the region as a whole. On its fifth attempt, the Oberstdorf delegation was able to impress the FIS Council and was awarded the contract for hosting the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 2021. This gives Oberstdorf the opportunity to create another winter fairy tale and live up to its reputation as the “Nordic centre of the Alps”, as GianFranco Kasper called it in 2005. To keep this winter fairy tale alive even after the World Championships, the International Ski Federation, the German Ski Association (DSV), Skisport- und Veranstaltungs GmbH, Skiclub Oberstdorf and Markt Oberstdorf with all its muni­ cipal enterprises developed a construction programme that covers all the planned infrastructure measures.

Since the programme was devised, preparations have been in full swing and further to implementing the necessary construction measures, the required precautions have also been taken with regard to the organisational structure. The two managing directors Moritz Beckers-Schwarz and Florian Stern are responsible for the smooth planning and implementation of this major sporting event. “Our aim is to create another winter fairy tale in Oberstdorf with the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships”, stated Moritz Beckers-Schwarz. The competitions will be held in the Schattenberg skiing stadium and the Ried cross-country skiing stadium. Subscribe to the World Championships newsletter to make sure you don't miss any important information about the Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 in Oberstdorf.  o subscribe and for all the latest information, please T visit www.oberstdorf2021.com

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Competition schedule Wednesday, 24 / 02 / 2021 12.30 p.m. CC Women’s qualification 5 km F 2.30 p.m. CC Men’s qualification 10 km F SJ Women’s qualification HS 106 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Opening ceremony in the ski jumping stadium Thursday, 25 / 02 / 2021 3.15 p.m. CC Women’s sprint finals 1.4 km C CC Men’s sprint finals 1.6 km C 3.15 p.m. SJ Women’s individual competition HS 106 5 p.m. Friday, 26 / 02 / 2021 10.15 a.m. NC Men's individual competition HS 106 4 p.m. NC Men’s individual competition 10 km F SJ Women’s team competition HS 106 5.15 p.m. Saturday, 27 / 02 / 2021 10 a.m. NC Women’s individual competition HS 106 11.45 a.m. CC Women’s skiathlon 15 km CC Men’s skiathlon 30 km 1.30 p.m. 3.30 p.m. NC Women’s individual competition 5 km F 4.30 p.m. SJ Men’s individual competition HS 106 Sunday, 28 / 02 / 2021 10 a.m. NC Men’s team competition HS 106 CC Women’s team sprint finals F 1 p.m. CC Men’s team sprint finals F 1 p.m. 3 p.m. NC Men’s team competition 4x5 km SJ Mixed team competition HS 106 5 p.m. Tuesday, 02 / 03 / 2021 1.15 p.m. CC Women’s individual competition 10 km F

Wednesday, 03 / 03 / 2021 1.15 p.m. 5.15 p.m.

CC Men’s individual competition 15 km F SJ Women’s individual competition HS 137

Thursday, 04 / 03 / 2021 11 a.m. NC Men's individual competition HS 137 1.15 p.m. NC Women's relay 4x5 km 3.15 p.m. NC Men’s individual competition 10 km F Friday, 05 / 03 / 2021 1.15 p.m. CC Men’s relay 4x10 km SJ Men’s individual competition HS 137 5 p.m. Saturday, 06 / 03 / 2021 10 a.m. NC Men’s team sprint HS 137 12.30 p.m. CC Women’s individual competition 30 km C 3 p.m. NC Men’s team sprint 2x7.5 km SJ Men’s team competition HS 137 5 p.m. Sunday, 07 / 03 / 2021 1 p.m. CC Men’s 50 km C Followed by Closing ceremony

Key CC Cross Country NC Nordic Combined SJ Ski Jumping HS 137 Large hill HS 106 Normal hill C Classic style F Freestyle The events and schedule are subject to change.

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Oberstdorf locals vying for medals at the World Championships

We are crossing our fingers particularly tightly for the following Oberstdorf locals Winter 2020 / 21 will bring a highlight to Oberstdorf in the form of the Nordic World Ski Championships. Oberstdorf athletes will be in on the action and give their all on their home turf to get their hands on medals. Some of them have already had a taste of what it’s like to stand on the podium as world champions. Others are looking to make their World Championships debut in Oberstdorf. Julian Schmid | Nordic combined

Katharina Althaus | Ski jumping

Julian is the reigning Junior World Champion and a member of the World Cup team. He has been on the national squad since 2019 and competed well at the Summer Grand Prix and came sixth in Oberhof. He won bronze, and with it his first medal at senior level, in the team sprint at the German Championships.

Katharina achieved fifth place in the 2019 / 20 overall standings, making her the best German ski jumper once again. Her greatest sporting achievements to date are the title of World Champion with the mixed team at the World Championships 2015 in Falun and with the women’s and mixed teams in 2019 in Seefeld.

Karl Geiger | Ski jumping

Sofie Krehl | Cross-country skiing

Karl won the World Champion title in the team competition and mixed competition in Seefeld 2019 plus took second place in the individual competition on the large hill and won silver in the team competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. He also took third place at the Four Hills Tournament 2019 / 20.

Sofie has already competed at two World Championships and came 17th in the sprint in Lahti in 2017 and 28th in Seefeld as well as 25th in the skiathlon. She first competed in the World Cup individual competition in Davos 2016 / 17 and came 28th in the sprint. She has furthermore enjoyed four podium positions in the Alpen Cup including first place in the 10 km mass start race in Goms.

Vinzenz Geiger | Nordic combined

Coletta Rydzek | Cross-country skiing

Vinzenz is an up-and-coming young athlete with great prospects and an established member of the Nordic combined national team. He won the silver medal in Seefeld in the team competition plus finished the 2019 / 20 season ranking third in the World Cup overall standings, making him the top finisher in the German team.

Coletta competed at the Junior World Championships in Rasnov in 2015. Her World Cup debut came in March 2019, where she finished 45th in the sprint. In the same month, she became German champion in the relay. In the 2019 / 20 season, she took her first sprint victory at the Alpen Cup and achieved her first World Cup points by coming 15th in the sprint in Dresden.

Laura Gimmler | Cross-country skiing

Johannes Rydzek | Nordic combined

Laura competed in the World Cup for the first time in 2017. Two years later, the 26-year-old debuted at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld and came 20th in the sprint, 13th in the 10 km classic style and 4th in the relay. At the end of March 2019, she became German champion with the Skiclub Oberstdorf relay team.

Johannes’s achievements include six World Champion titles in Nordic combined, 17 World Cup victories in the individual competition and eight number one finishes with the team. The 29-year-old also won the silver medal in the team competition in Seefeld and finished the 2019 / 20 World Cup season 14th in the overall standings.

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Female ski jumpers are making history in Oberstdorf 23 February to 7 March 2021

When the Nordic World Ski Championships kick off in Oberstdorf on 23 February 2021, this will also mark a milestone for female ski jumpers: these will jump from the large hill for the first time as part of a World Championships. After the athletes, above all Maren Lundby (NOR), campaigned strongly for it last season, the competition has now been confirmed by the FIS Council. The assembly of the most senior representatives of the International Ski Association decided to include jumping from the large jump in the competition schedule at the World Championships. Confirmation by the International Ski Association’s Congress, which will take place in autumn, is still pending. The organising committee of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 has included the women’s large jump competition in the competition schedule, with the event planned for 4 p.m. on 3 March 2021.

Florian Stern, managing director of FIS Nordische Ski-Weltmeisterschaften 2021 Oberstdorf / Allgäu GmbH is fully in favour of the change: “We are delighted by the FIS Council’s decision to include the large hill in the World Championship programme. The women will be able to crown a World Champion on the large hill for the first time – and it’s all the more special that this will take place in Oberstdorf. This is naturally a great honour for us as the event organisers.” Katharina Althaus is already getting excited: “It’s going to be a truly unforgettable event. Not only are we going to jump from the large hill for the first time at a World Championships but we’ll also get to enjoy the very special atmosphere of a home competition. I can’t wait! The standard of women’s performances is so high now that the time has definitely come for a World Champion on the large hill”.

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Modern facilities for the Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 To keep the sports facilities fit for competition and enable ongoing training at World Cup standard, the cross-country skiing stadium and ski jumping arena have been subjected to extensive modernisation and expansion work. Specially developed principles and guidelines guarantee that everything being built is truly needed and will be put to good use by locals, children and adolescents, associations and visitors – including at times when there are no major events.

Modernisation of the snowmaking equipment with up to 30 snow guns, a new pump station and additional hydrants

Creation of a new snow pond with a 40,000 m3 capacity

Structuring and re-design of the open-air facilities in the stadium area

Creation of a machine hall with a fuel station for cross-country trail maintenance vehicles, social rooms and a storage room

Creation of a corrugated steel passageway by the Egli hill

Modifications to the cross-country skiing trails: widening of the start at the Burgstall, routing in the area above the Burgstall, modelling in the Egli hill area

Use of the facilities even after the World Championships The sustainable use of the facilities is a top priority. Only facilities that can be intensively used all year round after the World Championships were built. The arena can be visited and the cross-country skiing facility can be used by anyone.

What exactly has been built? Only buildings that are needed to enable training to continue and preserve the status of a Nordic centre of excellence have been constructed. For the World Championships and other major events, the sport stadiums will be supplemented with any necessary temporary structures. Ski jumping:

Gradual extension of the HS 137 jump

Reworked landing slope and out-run

New small jumps

Modernisation of the snowmaking equipment: pump station, snow gun

Establishment of an athletes’ area with waxing and storage rooms plus sanitary facilities

Athlete chill-out areas

Modernisation of the “Sport” hillside lift

To what extent will everyday citizens and visitors who are not fans of the sport benefit from the construction work performed for the World Championships? The sports facilities are an essential part of Oberstdorf’s infrastructure. The ski jumps and ski flying hills, in particular, are striking Oberstdorf landmarks and receive many visitors every year. Both visitors and locals can visit the facilities – or in the case of the cross-country skiing centre even make use of them. Furthermore, the investments in the sports infrastructure are necessary to preserve Oberstdorf’s status as a centre of excellence. The investments being made for the Nordic Ski World Championships 2021 are also safeguarding the quality of the region’s tourist attractions and the range of services that make it possible to compete on the tourist market in the future in relation to Nordic skiing.

Installation of a wind net

Measures to offset the impact on nature

Upgrade of the TV compound

A landscape architect has been commissioned to create a landscape conservation plan. This will describe the compensatory measures that will need to be implemented as a result of the construction project.

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Concrete repair and coating in the stand area

Cross-country skiing:

Cold training hall

Functional building with waxing and storage rooms plus a coaches’ office

Video analysis, athlete care plus changing and shower rooms

F urther detailed information about the construction work can be found online in the construction diary at: www.oberstdorf2021.com / bautagebuch.

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Oberstdorf awaits the eagles

Start of the 69th Four Hills Tournament on 28 and 29 / 12 / 2020 in Oberstdorf As the year draws to a close, the Audi Arena will once again become a Mecca for ski jumping fans as thousands of spectators celebrate the start of the 69th Four Hills Tournament. As per tradition, the world’s most prestigious ski jumping series will kick off in Oberstdorf on 28 and 29 December 2020. The series will continue on 31 / 12 / 2020 and 01 / 01 / 2021 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 03 and 04 / 01 / 2021 in Innsbruck and 05 and 06 / 01 / 2021 in Bischofshofen. With the previous year’s winner always the one to beat, all eyes are on Dawid Kubacki from Poland. However, the list of other ski jumpers with the potential to achieve overall victory is far longer. Of course, the German ski jumpers are striving for more top podium positions too. However, Florian Stern, Secretary-­ General of the opening jump event in Oberstdorf, is well aware that surprise results can never be ruled out at the Four Hills Tournament: “You can’t win the tournament in Oberstdorf, but you can certainly lose it. That makes the opening event extremely important, even for the favourites, and means that it promises excitement from the first jump.”

Schedule Monday, 27 / 12 / 2020 7 p.m. Four Hills Tournament opening ceremony in the Nordic Park Tuesday, 28 / 12 / 2020 12 p.m. Stadium opens 2.30 p.m. Official training 4.30 p.m. Qualification Wednesday, 29 / 12 / 2020 1 p.m. Stadium opens 3 p.m. Official training 4.30 p.m. 1st competition round (50 competitors) Followed by Final round (30 competitors) Followed by Award ceremony in the stadium This schedule is subject to change.  ickets can be purchased in advance. Further informaT tion about the 69th Four Hills Tournament can be found at www.vierschanzentournee.com or by calling the information hotline on +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 350.

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Winterfest Oberstdorf

Mountain hut magic and live music No-one can escape the magic of the Winterfest Oberstdorf (Oberstdorf Winter Festival). Enjoy the evening with a mug of mulled wine, a hot Caipirinha or a traditional punch and try the Allgäu delicacies and culinary delights on offer from our local establishments. From 6 p.m. each day, our top live bands generate a merry atmosphere and that party feeling. The longest outdoor bar in the Allgäu opens its doors at 8 p.m. and our DJs show they really know how to party by keeping things pumping until 3 a.m.

In winter 2020 / 21, the huts in the Kurpark open at 4 p.m. for the Springerparty (ski jumpers’ party) and at 5 p.m. for the Winterfest on the following dates:

Friday, 28 December 2020 (ski jumpers’ party)

Saturday, 29 December 2020 (ski jumpers’ party)

Friday, 30 December 2020 (ski jumpers’ party)

Friday, 08 / 01 / 2021

Saturday, 09 / 01 / 2021

Friday, 15 / 01 / 2021

Saturday, 16 / 01 / 2021

Friday, 22 / 01 / 2021

Saturday, 23 / 01 / 2021

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Eisgala Exquisit 2020 – Concert on Ice

Monday 30 December 2020 The world’s greatest figure-skating stars put on a new, fast-paced and varied show accompanied by live music.   The ice gala, which has enjoyed great popularity in Oberstdorf for many years, is once again promising an unforgettable evening of artistry, sport and emotion on 30 December 2020. Ice skating par excellence masterfully paired with live music awaits you. Goosebumps and wonder are guaranteed! Tickets and other information are available from autumn: Advance tickets from the Oberstdorf Haus Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 21 00 kartenvorverkauf@oberstdorf.de Advance tickets from the Eissportzentrum Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 50 00 info@oberstdorf-sport.de Further details are available from autumn at www.eisshow.de

Silvester Show (New Year’s Eve Show) 31 December 2020 in the Oberstdorf Haus

Join us at the Oberstdorf Haus as we kick off the New Year in style and bid farewell to 2020 with entertaining performances like a magic show and the sound of great music. Red shoes, a saxophone and handpicked live music are the trademarks of “Mr JAM”, who plays and lives for a versatile mix of national and international party, pop and rock tunes. The latest chart hits and music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s are combined with influences from funk, soul, Latin and R’n’B. The different vibes blend together on stage to produce an extra special live experience. A magic show by Matthias Rauch as well as speed artist and caricaturist Marcel Bender also await you.

Price includes: A glass of bubbly for the midnight countdown, two free drinks of your choice (excluding spirits) and a bowl of goulash as a midnight snack. Price per person: €55.00

Tickets and other information: Advance tickets from the Oberstdorf Haus Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 21 00 kartenvorverkauf@oberstdorf.de

Feel good hotels


hotels with breakfast in oberstdorf

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family atmosphere rich breakfast buffets individual holiday tips changing delicacies enjoy pure evening mood

More information and booking:


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 winter hikers, skiers and crosscountry skiers. kappeler-haus.com

Hotel garni Rubihaus ***

The Hotel Rubihaus is centrally and quietly located at the edge of the pedestrian zone. The Nebelhornbahn is within easy walking distance of 700 Meters. Ideal for cross-country skiers and winter walkers. rubihaus.de

Hotel garni Sonnenheim ***

Cozy rooms and holiday flats provide a comfortable feelgood 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

Hotel garni Tannhof * * *

Let yourself be inspired by the fantastic panoramic location of the Hotel Tannhof with a wonderful view of the Oberstdorf mountains. The swimming pool with sauna offers rest and relaxation. hotel-tannhof.de

Hotel garni Geldernhaus ***S

The former count´s villa, with lots of space and its charming atmosphere is locaetd near the center. Numerous outdoor activities, an in-house sauna and great hospitality for a lovely vacation. geldernhaus.de

Hotel garni Gerberhof ***S

The comfortable family owned 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

Hotel garni Schellenberg ***S

Not far from the cross-country ski run and ski bus stop the family-run Wellnesshotel Schellenberg welcomes you. 28 rooms in modern alpine style and a new wellness area with pool, whirlpool and five different saunas are waiting for you. schellenberg-oberstdorf.de

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. In the healing air of Oberstdorf, even allergy-sufferers can breathe easily and enjoy their holiday. 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.

several years of cooperation and coordination with tourist operators and relevant associations and continually optimised. F or further information and a list of certified companies as well as leisure services in Oberstdorf, please visit www.oberstdorf.de / barrierefrei

The necessary information for guests is being collated by qualified investigators and evaluated using clear quality criteria developed through

Holidays for allergy sufferers Do you suffer from allergies or food intolerances? In Oberstdorf, you can breathe easily at the most beautiful time of the year.

symptom free. Allergies are always varied and differ from one person to the next.  further information and a detailed For search function, please visit: www.oberstdorf.de / allergikerfreundlich

A network of allergy-friendly accommodation options, restaurants, food stores and bakeries will make your holiday as pleasant as possible but cannot guarantee that you will be completely

Kneipp and climatic health resort Enjoy all-round wellbeing and relaxation With 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.

Oberstdorf has been a recognised Kneipp location since 1964. The Kneipp-based understanding of a healthy life and natural healing looks at people as a whole and aims to maintain or restore good health.

In a climatic health resort, nurturing and stimulating factors can be administered in such a way as to support people’s health. Negative factors are largely excluded. In recent times, regular fine dust measurements have also been introduced to guarantee high air quality. Thanks to consistent traffic calming measures, targeted urban planning and forestry programmes, we can still live in harmony with nature. In addition to the commit­ ment to a healthy climate, the Premium Class locations also take care of nature in all other areas too. For example, they primarily use local products in order to protect their own landscape.

It is not without reason that Oberstdorf is one of only a small number of healing resorts in Germany to have been twice awarded highly sought-after certifications as a climatic health resort and a Kneipp resort. With its range of natural remedies, spa facilities and customer-oriented hosts, Tourism Oberst­ dorf offers a special service for unforgettable holidays and spa experiences. For more information, please visit www.oberstdorf.de / gesundheit

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Disabled infrastructure facilities in Oberstdorf Disabled toilets

Disabled parking spaces

Oberstdorf railway station ◼ Bahnhofplatz 3 (north entrance) ◼ Breitachklamm Ravine, Tiefenbach district (lower entrance building) ◼ Fellhornbahn cable car – middle station ◼ Nebelhornbahn cable car (under renovation, scheduled completion: 26 / 03 / 2021) – Höfatsblick mountain station ◼ Oberstdorf Haus ◼ P2 by the entrance to the village ◼

Alpenrose tourist centre, Tiefenbach ◼ Main foyer in the Kurpark ◼ Oberstdorf World Championship Ski Jumping Arena ◼

A Euro-key can be borrowed or purchased from the café in the Oberstdorf Haus or the Oberstdorf Tourist Information Offices for a €25.00 fee or deposit.

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

A list of providers of disabled equipment and wheelchair emergency services can be found on page 80.

Disabled-friendly advice from Tourismus Oberstdorf The Tourist Information Office in the Oberstdorf Haus now not only has a portable loop system but also a fully accessible advice counter. The portable loop system, which prin­ cipally improves the advice services for people with a hearing aid, is positioned between the visitor and the adviser. The system picks up the sound of people’s voices using a built-in or

external microphone and transmits appropriate inductive signals to the integrated loop. These signals are received by hearing aids (set to position “T” or “MT”). This minimises ambient noise and improves the quality of the advisory services. Anyone wanting to use this system will find a fully equipped help desk at the back of the Tourist Information Office in the Oberstdorf Haus as well as at the

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 winter brochure.

Tourist Information Office at the railway station. Both counters are labelled with a clear pictogram. Visitors who use a wheelchair can now be served at eye level by Tourist Information Office employees at the disabled-friendly counter in the Oberst­ dorf Haus. This counter is freely accessible for wheelchairs and makes it easier to provide advice. It is also labelled with a clear pictogram.

The Nebelhornbahn and Fellhornbahn cable cars as well as the hiking routes to Rubi, into the Trettachtal and Oytal Valleys and to the ski flying hill have all been extolled and certified by “Reisen für Alle” (“Travel for all”). Please note, however, that the winter weather is likely to cause restrictions to the fully accessible nature of these.

Service Whether you’re looking for contact details or practical advice, helpful information for planning your stay 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 www.oberstdorf.de / anreise-verkehr Getting here by plane

Getting here by bus

Distance from Memmingen Airport: 85 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 professional bus drivers at “Komm mit” provide a weekly service (May to Oct. and Jan. to March) that transports you comfortably, safely, reliably and at a very affordable price from any location in Germany to your accommodation in Oberstdorf . You and your luggage will be collected and dropped off from / at your own front door or your accommodation.

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

For contact details, see page 80.

Getting here by train The relaxed and stress-free way to travel to Oberstdorf. The train station in Oberstdorf is centrally located and connected to the bus station. You can even travel comfortably without any large luggage as the Deutsche Bahn luggage service will gladly take this to your destination for you.

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Oberstdorf ski bus The ski bus, which takes you to the Oberstdorf ski areas and cross-country skiing trails, is free for skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers visibly carrying winter sports equipment. The normal public service bus operates as a ski bus.

Please note that trips to and around the Kleinwalsertal Valley are subject to a charge. Ski passes alone do not entitle you to free transportation. Public transport holiday and day tickets are recommended for further journeys – including beyond our local borders!

Local infrastructure Public transport Visitors staying for several days can purchase Oberstdorf holiday tickets for 4, 7 or 14 days. Children under the age of 15 can travel for free when accompanied by a parent. Holiday tickets are valid on buses and Deutsche Bahn trains throughout the southern Upper Allgäu region as well as in the Kleinwalsertal Valley. Bus rides to Füssen (free) and Lindau (+ €4.00 p.p.) and the use of Deutsche Bahn trains to Martinszell are included.

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Price: 4 days: €17.00; 7 days: €23.00; 14 days: €36.00  olders of an ID card for the severely disabled with a H valid travel token and the person accompanying them can use local public transport free of charge (excluding the Kleinwalsertal Valley and excursions). Without a travel token, only the accompanying person is free.

Get active in winter Make the most of your guest card and take a look at the activity programme. The handy brochure contains plenty of things to discover, lots to try out and many ways to get active with others. Local tours, health services and various guided

half and full-day trips are just some of the many activities available. What about a cross-country skiing, biathlon or snowshoe hiking taster course, for example? S  taff in the Tourist Information Offices will happily provide you with information about the programme in English. The brochure is only available in German.

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Allgäu Walser Premium Card Enjoy premium benefits with your Oberstdorf guest card Free services

Discounted services

Local bus service (village line no. 9) Parking (in selected car parks) ◼ Guided day tours and half-day tours ◼ Local guided tours ◼ Entry to the ice sports centre ◼ B ergschau (Oberstdorf market square, Fellhorn summit station, reception building at the Breitachklamm Ravine, Walserhaus in the Kleinwalsertal Valley) ◼ Free Wi-Fi in the Oberstdorf Haus and the Kurpark* ◼ Free Wi-Fi in the Tourist Information Offices in Tiefenbach (during opening hours)* ◼ Visitor welcome event every Monday at 10.30 a.m. in the Oberstdorf Haus ◼ Music programme and an oppor­ tunity to read the daily newspapers in the Oberstdorf Haus ◼ Bookshelves in the Oberstdorf Haus and the Tourist Information Office in Tiefenbach ◼ Visitor competition ◼ Oberstdorf stickers, magazine and local map

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Tourismus Oberstdorf visitor programme ◼ Library in the Gertrud-von-le-Fort-­ Gymnasium (high school) ◼ Breitachklamm Ravine ◼ Ice-skating at the ice sports centre ◼ Heimatmuseum ◼ P ublic transport holiday ticket for the bus and train (4, 7 and 14 days) ◼ Audi Arena with the Skywalk high ropes park ◼ Ski flying hill ◼ Marktbähnle ◼ Nebelhornbahn cable car ◼ Fellhornbahn cable car ◼ Söllereckbahn cable car ◼ Allgäu Coaster on the Söllereck ◼ Söllereck climbing park (summer) ◼ Tennis courts at the Fuggerpark (summer) ◼ Swimming in summer: Freibergsee Lake, Oberstdorf and Reichenbach Moorbad swimming pools; year-round: Wonnemar in Sonthofen, Aquaria in Oberstaufen ◼ Discounted entry to various events Individual children’s holiday programme activities

Free parking for overnight visitors in Oberstdorf With the Allgäu Walser Premium Card, visitors staying overnight in Oberstdorf can exclusively avail of free parking with a day ticket in selected public car parks. Parking ticket machines are labelled accordingly in these car parks. You can park free of charge* in the following car parks with your Allgäu Walser Premium Card: P 1 and P 2 by the entrance to the village ◼ Oybele car park ◼ Renksteg / Grüne Gasse, Renksteg /  Wald, Oberstdorf cross-country skiing centre (Ried) ◼ Ski flying hill (Stillachtal Valley) ◼ Fellhornbahn (only valid if using the cable car) ◼ Faistenoy (opposite the Fellhornbahn cable car) ◼

*except during major events

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Public transport

Cable cars

Local bus Use of the village bus route (line 9, transfer from P1 / P2 to the Nebelhornbahn cable car and back) is free of charge for visitors with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and already booked on your card.

GUT ticket Travel by cable car for 7 or 14 days in Oberstdorf and the Kleinwalsertal Valley.

Public transport holiday ticket for the bus and train Fares are payable when using the local public transport. We therefore offer visitors a “holiday ticket”, which can be used for 4, 7 or 14 days on buses and trains in the southern Upper Allgäu and Kleinwalsertal Valley. Adults: 4 days: 7 days: 14 days:

€17.00 €23.00 €36.00

Children under the age of 15 go free when accompanied by a parent. This package deal can be obtained from the Tourist Information Offices in the Oberstdorf Haus, at Bahnhofplatz, in Tiefenbach and Schöllang or directly from your host.

Unlimited use of up to 9 cable cars and chair lifts

Entrance to the Breitachklamm Ravine

Incl. buses to the named tourist attractions


7 days: €122.00 14 days: €175.00

Only the oldest child in a family has to pay for the cable cars (must have been born between 2003 and 2014 and must be accompanied by an adult). All other children in the family travel for free! Children born in or after 2015 also go free. Only for hikers. Not suitable for use as a ski pass. This package deal can be obtained from the cable cars in the area or directly from your host.

Summit pass for pedestrians Travel by cable car for 7 or 14 days in Oberstdorf and the Kleinwalsertal Valley. Unlimited use of up to 9 cable cars and chair lifts


7 days: €93.00 14 days: €132.00

Only the oldest child in a family has to pay for the cable cars (must have been born between 2003 and 2014 and must be accompanied by an adult). All other children in the family travel for free! Children born in or after 2015 also go free. Only for hikers. Not suitable for use as a ski pass. This package deal can be obtained from the cable cars in the area or directly from your host. Staff in the Tourist Information Offices will also happily provide you with information about your guest card in English. Information in English is also provided at www.oberstdorf.de/ oberstdorf-guest-card.

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Addresses and information Index and providers Alpine information


Numerous winter hiking suggestions and interesting advice on winter hiking can be found at www.oberstdorf.de / w interwandern

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

Excursion destinations

Komm mit – Morent GmbH & Co. KG Sigishofen 29 87527 Ofterschwang Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 6 71 00 www.komm-mit-reisen.de

Audi Arena Oberstdorf Am Faltenbach 27 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 300 www.audiarena.de Breitachklamm Ravine Klammstraße 47 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 48 87 www.breitachklamm.com

Probst-Reisen GmbH & Co. KG Oberstdorfer Straße 3 87561 Oberstdorf-Rubi Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 36 20 www.probst-reisen.de

Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Roßbichlstraße 2–6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 51 50 www.eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de

Regionalverkehr Allgäu GmbH (RVA) Im Steinach 4 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 67 70 www.rva-bus.de

Escape Room Oberstdorf Nebelhornstraße 33 b 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 300 42 00 www.escaperoom-allgaeu.de

Taxizentrale Oberstdorf GbR Bahnhofplatz 1 b 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 82 10 www.taxizentrale-oberstdorf.de

Oberstdorf ski flying hill Zimmeroy 1 / Stillachtal 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 7 00 - 52 01 www.skiflugschanze-oberstdorf.de

Taxi – Dachs Wolfgang Alpgaustraße 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 47 47

Disabled equipment GesundheitsEck Wheelchair hire and emergency services Ludwigstraße 2 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 40 80 32 www.gesundheitseck.de Haus Altstetter Scooter / rollator hire Hauptstraße 14 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 51 96 www.rollstuhl-urlaub-oberstdorf.de

Cable cars Fellhornbahn Faistenoy 10 87561 Oberstdorf Ifenbahn Auenalpe 4 6992 Hirschegg (D-87568) Kanzelwandbahn Walserstraße 77 6991 Riezlern (D-87567) Nebelhornbahn Under renovation until spring 2021 Nebelhornstraße 67 87561 Oberstdorf Söllereckbahn Kornau-Wanne 8 87561 Oberstdorf

Walmendingerhorn Moostraße 4 6993 Mittelberg (D-87569) Personal contact person for all cable cars, Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 96 000 Information line for all cable cars (except Nebelhorn), Tel.: +49 (0) 7 00 / 555 33 888 Information line for Nebelhornbahn, Tel.: +49 (0) 7 00 / 555 33 666 www.ok-bergbahnen.de

Alpine schools /  snowshoe tour providers Adventure-Reisen TD Rechbergstraße 11 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 806 72 Alpinschule Oberstdorf Im oberen Winkel 12 a 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 / 987 47 88 www.amical-alpin.com Aktiv am Berg Enzenspergerweg 10 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 61 26 www.aktiv-am-berg.com Bergschule Oberallgäu Edelweißstraße 5 87545 Burgberg Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 49 53 www.alpinschule.de ICO (Impulse Company Oberstdorf) Im Wasen 16 87544 Bihlerdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 8 70 33 www.impulsecompany.de Neue Skischule Oberstdorf Nebelhornstraße 61 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 33 72 www.neue-skischule-oberstdorf.de

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NTC Sports Fellhornbahn and Nebelhornbahn valley stations Nebelhornstraße 67 e 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 01 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de OASE Alpin Center Bahnhofsplatz 5 at platform 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel. +49 (0) 83 22 / 800 09 80 www.oase-alpin.de Schneesportschule Tiefenbach Rohrmooserstraße 7 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 160  /  94 65 56 91 Wintersportschule Oberstdorf Kornau-Wanne 3 a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 93 40 www.wintersportschule-oberstdorf.de

Mountain rescue / safety Oberstdorf standby mountain rescue Birgsauer Straße 35 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 22 55 www.bergwacht-bayern.de

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

Ice stock shooting Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Roßbichlstraße 2–6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 51 50 www.eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de

Paragliding Andrea Niederacher Kornau 31 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 950 92 Himmelsritt Gleitschirm Tandemflüge Oststraße 39 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 1 75 / 542 35 22 vogelfrei Tandemfliegen mit Profis OHG Oststrasse 29 a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 151 / 12 76 61 11 www.vogelfrei.de

Climbing / bouldering / fitness in form park Oberstdorf Karweidach 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 79 79 www.inform-oberstdorf.de

Museums / exhibitions Bergschau Oberstdorf “Bergschau 2037 NN” at the Fellhorn summit station, “Bergschau 830 NN” in the entrance building to the Breitachklamm Ravine in Tiefenbach and “Bergschau 813 NN” in the old town hall on the Marktplatz (market square) 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 94 84 www.bergschau.com Bildergalerie Ernst Thannheimer Nebelhornstraße 20 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 00 www.ferienwohnung-thannheimer.de /  galerie-startseite

IgluLodge on the Nebelhorn

Galerie AndO Oststraße 36 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 39 29 www.ando-kunst.de

Avalanche warning service www.lawinenwarndienst-bayern.de Tel.: +49 (0) 89 / 92 14 - 15 10 Video text: BR3 page 646

Allgäu Events GmbH & Co. KG Samuel-Bachmann-Straße 1 87527 Sonthofen Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 800 300 www.iglu-lodge.de

Galerie Bergidyll Freibergstraße 17 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 77 40 www.bergidyll.de

Camping / campervan sites


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

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

(Office during business hours, not an emergency number; the mountain rescue team for anywhere in the Alps can only be alerted by calling 112)

Campingplatz Oberstdorf Rubinger Straße 16 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 65 25 www.camping-oberstdorf.de

LOFT Oberstdorf Ludwigstraße 7 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 300 48 80 www.loft.bayern

Galerie Oberstdorf in the Trettachhäusle Oststraße 39 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 1 71 / 8 54 42 22 www.sunshine-art.de / galerie Heimatmuseum Oststraße 13 87561 Oberstdorf www.heimatmuseum-oberstdorf.de Paul-Bonatz-Haus Kornau 51 87561 Oberstdorf – Kornau Tel.: +49 (0)83 22 / 96 66 13

82 | Service

Museums / exhibitions

Toboggan hire

Ski hire

Ski Museum Audi Arena Oberstdorf Am Faltenbach 27 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 809 03 00 www.audiarena.de / ski-museum

Allgäuer Holzstadel Weststraße 2 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 83 13

A list of ski hire options can be found on page 18.

Alpe Dornach For local tobogganing Sesselweg 16 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 66 30

NTC Sports Nebelhornstraße 67 e 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 01 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de

Villa Jauss in the Fuggerpark Fuggerstraße 7 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 94 02 66 www.villa-jauss.de

NTC Funpark Nebelhorn NTC Sports Nebelhornstraße 67 e 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 01 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de

Horse-drawn sleigh rides Lohnkutscherei Blattner Oststraße 37 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 87 90 56 www.lohnkutscherei-blattner.de Ponyhof Boxler Am Dummelsmoos 37 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 62 10 www.landhaus-boxler.de Lohnkutscherei Kreittner Fischerstraße 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 35 33 www.kutscher-willi.de Lohnkutscherei Schuster Hochstiftstraße 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 171 / 3 62 34 15 www.lohnkutscherei-schuster.de

Gaisalpe mountain restaurant For local tobogganing Gaisalpe 3 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 26 / 79 17 Intersport Huber – Sport Kober e. K. Nebelhornstraße 11 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 53 81 www.sporthuber.com Schneesportschule Tiefenbach Falkenstraße, right by the Lochwiesenlift 87561 Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 1 60  /  94 65 56 91 Sport Kiesel Oststraße 18 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 76 03 Neue Skischule Oberstdorf Nebelhornstraße 61 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 33 72 www.neue-skischule-oberstdorf.de

Ice skating Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Roßbichlstraße 2–6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 51 50 www.eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de

Ski schools A list of ski schools can be found on page 18.

Snowbike / airboarding

Tennis Indoor tennis courts: in form park Oberstdorf Karweidach 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 79 79 www.inform-oberstdorf.de

Oberstdorf Tourist Information Offices Tourist Information in the Oberstdorf Haus Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 00 www.oberstdorf.de / tourist-info Tourist Information Office at the railway station Bahnhofplatz 3 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 7 00 - 20 30 www.oberstdorf.de / tourist-info Tiefenbach Tourist Information Office Rohrmooserstraße 1 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 7 00 - 20 31 www.oberstdorf.de / tourist-info Schöllang Tourist Information Office Schelchwangweg 1 87561 Oberstdorf-Schöllang Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 7 00 - 20 32 www.oberstdorf.de / tourist-info


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Oberstdorf in Winter 2020/2021  

Skiing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, leisure tips, tourist attractions, events and more.

Oberstdorf in Winter 2020/2021  

Skiing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, leisure tips, tourist attractions, events and more.


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