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2.224 OberstdOrf at Editorial a glance

OberstdOrf at a glance 2.224

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tIP Lots of benefits with a single card The Allgäu-Walser Card is your free-of-charge electronic guest pass that opens the door to numerous discounts for an even more carefree and varied holiday.

OberstdOrf – tHe VILLAGe IN tHe HeArt Of tHe ALLGÄU ALPs A sunny holiday paradise embedded in the Alps of the Allgäu. Welcome to Oberstdorf. Holidaymakers can look forward to a romantic village, a tranquil idyll, a magnificent natural landscape stretching as far as the eye can see and a mixture of modern life and age-old traditions. Oberstdorf offers just as many leisure options as it does friendly hosts.

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Accommodation comprises everything from luxury hotels for a relaxing wellness stay, comfortable holiday apartments that are an ideal base for active walking holidays through to cosy guesthouses for long weekends spent skiing or simply enjoying the stunning wintry landscapes. Arrive, switch off and start to enjoy yourself. Oberstdorf is the perfect place to spend the most beautiful days of the year doing whatever it is you like to do best.

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‣ 815 m - 2,224 m above sea level ‣ beautiful villages in the same municipality: Rubi, Reichenbach, Schöllang, Tiefenbach and Kornau

‣ 7 idyllic valleys

‣ ideal location for hiking and winter sports ‣ car-free centre ‣ premium-class climatic health resort and Kneipp spa resort

‣ venue for large international sporting events, for example the Four Hills Tournament (ski jumping), Nordic Ski World Championships etc.

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2.224 Oberstdorf hiking

Oberstdorf hiking 2.224

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surrounded by a magnificent landscape where hiking dreams come true! OBERSTDORF – UNIQUE WALKING PARADISE Alpine meadows ablaze with flowers and mountains as far as the eye can see. Breathe in the clean air and inhale the scent of freshly cut grass. Feel the stony paths under your feet as you make your way up to the mountain peaks, each step taking you one step closer to heaven. Surrounded by nothing

but stillness, all you can hear is the gentle rushing of the mountain stream and the fir trees rustling in the summer wind. Discover Oberstdorf’s natural walking paradise with all your senses. Experience how it feels to be active in these beautiful surroundings or simply stand still and soak up this wonderfully peaceful, impressive mountain landscape. A little piece of freedom!

Oberstdorf invites you to put on your hiking boots. Experience the beautiful landscape at three altitude levels and enjoy a relaxing holiday out in the great outdoors. DON’T MISS OUT ON THE FOLLOWING FANTASTIC EXPERIENCES!

‣ 400-peak panoramic view from the Nebelhorn

‣ a hike through the Breitachklamm, the deepest rocky gorge in Central Europe

‣ the Steinbock tour across the Allgäu Alps

‣ stop for a bite to eat in one of the rustic mountain huts

‣ Heilbronner Höhenweg trail, past the

most impressive peaks in the Allgäu Alps

‣ across the Älpele-Sattel, around the Höfats, the edelweiss mountain

‣ alpine roses on the Fellhorn, Germany’s flower mountain

‣ travel to the summits in no time at

all with the Nebelhorn, Fellhorn and Söllereck lifts

‣ Söllereck, the family mountain with the SöllereckRodel alpine coaster

TIP Signposts All the signposts along the hiking trails in Oberstdorf were overhauled and replaced at the beginning of the 2002 winter season. Instead of giving the distance in kilometres, they now indicate how long it will take to get to a specific destination. The amount of time it takes hikers to cover the distances depends on their individual fitness levels. The walking time is calculated as follows: flat routes and those with a slight incline approx. 4-6 km per hour, steeper inclines, e.g. mountain hiking routes, 300-400 metres of altitude per hour.

yellow: Trail is in the valley (flat) and is accessible with ordinary shoes and, in part, also with a pram. red: Trail is accessible with sturdy shoes (good soles); competency on alpine terrain is required. blue: Sturdy shoes, competency on alpine terrain and a good head for heights are required.

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Escape from everyday life into the Oberstdorf mountain world

FROM THE VALLEY TO THE SUMMIT So you want to experience pure and unadulterated nature? Then get walking! Enjoy a leisurely springtime walk along the paths at the foot of the mountains when the dandelions have transformed Oberstdorf’s valleys into a carpet of yellow. In early summer, delight in the sun and shady forests at medium altitude whilst the last snows still glisten on the mountain peaks with the blue skies behind. Or if you are looking for a real challenge on high-altitude trails and fixed ropewalks, enjoy the almost endless panoramic views from the lofty mountain heights. Oberstdorf boasts a 200-km network of varied routes at all three altitudes with trails for all abilities.

MOUNTAINEERING IN THE ALPS Numerous majestic peaks in the High Alps invite the visitor to take a mountain hike. A fascinating landscape awaits with its clear lakes, flowery alpine meadows and craggy rocks. There are stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Having made it to the top, hikers can choose from various high-altitude trails with mountain huts along the way and enjoy a unique walking experience without steep inclines. A particular highlight is the Heilbronner Weg, which links the Kemptner and the Rappensee mountain huts at an altitude of up to 2,600 m. Enjoy the fascination of the mountain world in all its diversity.

TIP UNLIMITED HIKING – INCLUDING THE LIFTS Get up into the mountains with maximum convenience and enjoy a whole summer of hiking fun! With the “Grenzenlos Wandern” package offered by Oberstdorf landlords, you can book a ticket for the lifts at the same time as your accommodation. This means that, from May to November, you can take the lift up the Fellhorn-Kanzelwand, Nebelhorn, Söllereck and Walmendingerhorn as often as you like. All journeys are included in the cost of your accommodation. This really is a dream come true! For more information, go to www.oberstdorf.de

Info: Alpine expert Moritz Zobel gives you valuable mountaineering tips, as well as important information about equipment, current weather conditions, walking times, potential dangers and lots, lots more. Contact: Tourismus Oberstdorf Moritz Zobel Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel. 0049 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 200 email: zobel@oberstdorf.de


2.224 Oberstdorf family & children

Info: The Nordi kidsclub offers a diverse holiday programme for children aged up to 12 years. Children are in the best of hands with highly qualified, friendly childcare specialists and can have lots of fun with other children their own age.

TIP CHILDREN TRAVEL FOR FREE Oberstdorf’s three cablecars take families to new heights. When accompanied by an adult, children up to the age of 18 travel free of charge with the Fellhorn, Nebelhorn and Söllereck lifts!

FUN, GAMES & ADVENTURE ENJOY WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY Kids can still be kids here!

SEE CHILDREN’S FACES LIGHT UP IN OBERSTDORF This is somewhere that children can really let off steam, have tremendous fun and lots of new experiences. In Oberstdorf, kids can still be kids. Surrounded by the natural adventure playground of the Allgäu mountain world, families can enjoy the best days of the year in full. There is something for young and old alike, whether swimming and splashing about in the clear waters of the Freibergsee, hiking through the fascinating Alps, enjoying a leisurely cycle tour or stopping for a picnic in the middle of a flower-studded summer meadow.

Children’s faces light up with delight in Oberstdorf

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culture & TRADITION IN OBERSTDORF, MODERN LIFE AND ANCIENT TRADITIONS EXIST SIDE BY SIDE.

LIVELY AND FASCINATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS ALL THE YEAR ROUND Where old customs and modern traditions meet. Where classical music is staged in extraordinary locations. Where the end of the Alpine summer is celebrated with splendidly decorated cows and the resonant tones of brass bands. This is living culture at its authentic best. Lose yourself in Oberstdorf’s rich and diverse offer and journey into a world full of cultural highlights. MUSICAL SUMMER IN OBERSTDORF The strains of a violin at an altitude of 2,000 m, the sonorous tones of a brass band in a church, piano music in impressive concert halls. Oberstdorf’s musical summer promises a unique soundtrack in a magnificent setting. FURTHER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS “Wilde Mändle Tanz” (a traditional dance), Oberstdorf’s museum of local history, churches, chapels and cultural treasures where you least expect them.

TIP The “VIEHSCHEID” cattle drive Every September, the end of the Alpine summer is celebrated with the traditional return of the cattle from the mountain pastures. Ringing bells, artistic garlands, brass band music, wholesome food and, of course, the delicious Allgäu beer are all part of the celebration – in Oberstdorf, the return of the cattle is just one of the countless traditions that are still celebrated today.


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open air pool large gondola lift indoor swimming pool small gondola lift Kneipp basin miniature golf parking area equitation

chair lift sports ground indoor tennis court tennis court tourist information, Bavaria tourist information, Austria hiking trail

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2.224 Oberstdorf winter

Oberstdorf winter 2.224

GLISTENING

SUPERLATIVE DOWNHILL FUN HAPPINESS DRESSED IN WHITE Look forward to unforgettable winter days!

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ENJOY THE WINTER ON OBERSTDORF’S SKI SLOPES Are you looking for a bright winter’s sun, deep-blue skies, glistening snow and well prepared ski slopes? Then Oberstdorf is just the place for you! Fantastic ski runs of all difficulty levels entice young and old alike onto their skis. Whether telemark, carving or freestyle, experience the sheer exhilaration of winter sports. Thanks to a state-of-the-art snow machine, you’re guaranteed snow all winter long.

Discover Oberstdorf’s ski regions with guaranteed snow for a real winter sport’s dream.

The Oberstdorf / Kleinwalsertal two-nation ski region offers more than 120 km of slopes. Skiers and winter sports lovers will have the time of their lives. The Fellhorn / Kanzelwand ski region promises unlimited winter sports fun and, with the help of the Fellhorn II modern monocable lift, skiers waste no time at all in moving on to the next challenging slope.

The 2,224 m high Nebelhorn offers 12 km of diverse slopes, including Germany’s longest downhill slope, the 7.5-km long valley run. Fantastic views and the unique 400-peak panorama in the Allgäu’s highest ski region are thrown in free of charge! The Söllereck is a winter sports paradise for all the family. With ten ski slopes of all difficulty levels, there is something for everyone, even the youngest skiers. All children can take their first slalom turns on the free-of-charge nursery slope with conveyor-belt lift, ski carousel and magic carpet. Furthermore, ski schools at the valley station of the modern 6-seat gondola lift have highly qualified instructors who will be happy to show all novices the ropes.

TIP “SNOW CRYSTALS WEEKS” PACKAGE If you want to give the Oberstdorf winter’s tale your very own individual touch, then make the most of our “Snow Crystal Weeks” package, which offers a whole host of advantages for a personalised winter holiday. Whether the “Alpine Crystal Weeks”, the “Crosscountry Crystal Weeks” or another glittering variant, in addition to seven nights for the price of six, benefits include, for example, a day’s ski pass, equipment hire for cross-country skiing or similar attractive benefits, depending on your own personal package. For further information, please go to www.oberstdorf.de

MOUNTAIN PEAKS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE Survey your surroundings and marvel at the fantastic view of the snow-covered and sunny mountain landscape around Oberstdorf.

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legend large cable railway small cable railway double chair lift four-time chair lift six-time chair lift snowcross slope funpark restaurant casino winter hiking trail

cross country trail facile average hard winter hiking trail toboggan run parking area tourist information artificial-snowed area protectorate (Please don´t walk / drive on!)

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local bus Fellhorn-line Söllereck Riezlern-Oberstdorf Riezlern-Baad Wäldele Höfle Ifen Egg-Schwende

Kanzelwandbahn Zwerenalplift Zweiländer-Sesselbahn Kesslerlift Ideallift Schwandlift toboggan lift Egg Kombibahn Parsenn

Hubertuslift Sessellift Heuberg Schöntallift Heubergmuldelift Schlösslelift Ifenhütte Ifen-Lift Hahnenköpfle-Bahn Gaißbühllift

Ahornlift Zafernalift Walmendingerhornbahn Walmendingerhorn Muttelberglift Mooslift Maisäßlift Jedermannlift Wildentallift

At just green marked lifts the point-run-ticket is valid for valley-lifts. At just yellow / green marked lifts the point-run-ticket and the day ticket are valid for valley-lifts.

Fellhorn-Bahn Fellhorn-Gipfelbahn Scheidtobel-Sesselbahn See-Eck-Bahn Möser-Sesselbahn Fellhornlift Fellhornbahn II Söllereckbahn Höllwieslift Schrattenwanglift

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Oberstdorf’s ski regions also offer ideal conditions for snowboarding. There are a large number of options for boarding. Novices are just as welcome as those who are already entirely adept at the sport. The Nebelhorn and Fellhorn are the best free-ride areas and the Crystal Ground Funpark at the valley station of the Kanzelwandbahn is also a real highlight.


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IN OBERSTDORF, A WINTER HOLIDAY MEANS MORE THAN JUST A WINTRY BACKDROP. IT BECOMES A REAL WINTEr WONDERLAND IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD!

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ALL-ROUND WINTER MAGIC ENJOY THE SNOW AWAY FROM THE SLOPES This is where your winter dreams come true! Winter in Oberstdorf means more than just exciting ski slopes. Visitors can enjoy an incredible variety of different experiences and delight in the cold time of the year in all its fascinating glory.

TIP FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF WORLD CHAMPIONS Try out the original crosscountry ski runs of the FIS ­­­ Nordic World Ski Champion­ ship 2005 for a very special kind of cross-country experience. And in the unlikely event of there not being enough winter snow, 10 km of the world championship run can be covered with artificial snow. On the outskirts of Oberstdorf, in the Ried crosscountry stadium, a 2-km long trail is illuminated at night for cross-country fun under a starry sky.

WINTRY IDYLL Listen to the stillness echoing around Oberstdorf’s deep snow-covered valleys. Enjoy the view of the wintry idyll with snowcapped fir trees and icicles hanging from the roofs. Feel the warming winter sun on your face whilst the cold covers your surroundings in a glistening icy cloak. Indulge all of your senses and delight in Oberstdorf at its most beautiful. Oberstdorf boasts a total of 75 km and ten prepared cross-country ski runs, enabling

you to discover wide valleys and magnificent landscapes whilst keeping fit at the same time. If you want to live life in the fast lane, a sledge ride offers tremendous fun on two runners for young and old alike. However, if you prefer to enjoy your splendid surroundings at a more leisurely pace, you can look forward to 140 km of winter hiking trails through the snowy landscape. In Oberstdorf, there are so many different opportunities for enjoying the winter that a single holiday is never enough.

WINTER IN OBERSTDORF HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

‣ hiking ‣ cross-country skiing ‣ sledging – an energetic ride down into the valley, e.g. on the Nebelhorn or Gaisalpe mountains

‣ a more sedate kind of sledge tour –

with the horse-drawn sleigh through Oberstdorf’s idyllic tributary valleys

‣ ice-skating – turning pirouettes, curling or short track in the ice-sports centre

‣ snowshoe walking – big steps through virgin winter landscapes

‣ the wintry Breitachklamm – a wonder of nature in the snow and ice, particularly romantic during a night-time walk by torchlight

‣ fun and trendy sports – a real sense

of adventure in the wintry landscape, e.g. snow biking, building igloos or backcountry skiing

‣ world-class winter sports highlights:

the International Jack Wolfskin Four Hills Tournament, the Ski Flying World Championship, Nordic Ski World Championship etc.

Info: Oberstdorf Tourist Information offers guided winter tours as walking can be even more fun in the company of like-minded people. Knowledgeable local guides will show you the most attractive trails and staggering views. Glistening snow, clean air and gentle exercise – the ideal prerequisites for enjoying the fairytale landscapes in an environment where health is never out of season.


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Oberstdorf excursions 2.224

WELLNESS AND GOLF IN THE MOUNTAINS Wellness – FEELING GOOD FROM TOP TO TOE Crystal-clear water, magnificent views, unspoilt landscapes, pure air. Sometimes you have to allow yourself to stop and take a little time out, breathe in your surroundings and simply allow your senses to take over. Get acquainted with the “WellVital” wellness concept in Oberstdorf. As a premium-class climatic health resort and Kneipp spa, we have a whole raft of outstanding offers for you. Healthy movement, sophisticated wellness areas in top hotels, medical wellness, cures and beauty – here you will find health and well-being for body and soul.

Info: Oberstdorf Therme – your wellness oasis in the mountains! Look forward to an extensive range of massages and aqua courses, an alpine-style sauna village, a swimming pool with artificial waves and the cosy “Alpenstadl” restaurant. Relaxing and restorative hours are guaranteed!

TIP GOLF ON A SMALLER SCALE Oberstdorf also offers golfing fun for all the family on the 18-hole miniature golf course.

WELLNESS in OBERSTDORF

‣ climatic health resort since 1937, “premium class” since 2002 ‣ 1964 recognised as Kneipp spa resort ‣ 2006 awarded the title of Germany’s first “active village” ‣ Oberstdorf Therme – wellness oasis in the mountains ‣ more than 30 spa and wellness operations ‣ Germany’s highest Nordic walking route on the Nebelhorn

TEE OFF WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS Nowhere else can you enjoy unspoilt nature and golf in such a harmonious and impressive location as on Germany’s southernmost golf course. A unique golfing experience awaits you in the idyllic Trettachtal against the backdrop of a stunning alpine panorama, surrounded by fragrant mountain pastures. The demanding 9-hole course guarantees an interesting game.

Excursions in the Oberstdorf region

Neuschwanstein – the ROYAL CASTLE

legoland – EXPLORERS WANTED

The fairytale castle of King Ludwig II is one of the most visited castles in the world. A visit to this magnificent building will take you into the secret life of the monarch. The ascent through the Pöllat gorge is well worth the effort and there are magnificent views of Neuschwanstein from the Marienbrücke. And don’t forget to visit the neighbouring castle of Hohenschwangau.

Eight different themed areas with more than 50 attractions and models made from more than 50 million Lego pieces await true explorers. Whether knight, racing driver or pirate, there’s fun for old and young alike.

TOWNS IN THE ALLGÄU HISTORICAL AND FASCINATING Whether you’d prefer to enjoy a coffee in the sun in Kempten’s Rathausplatz, take a walk through Wannen with all its beautiful fountains, admire the medieval town of Memmingen or visit one of the other historical towns in Allgäu, the region has a rich cultural offer and is also ideal for shopping.

LINDAU BY LAKE CONSTANCE – THE “SWABIAN SEA” The town of Lindau is situated on the banks of Lake Constance, a paradise for sailors and other water sports enthusiasts. The old harbour area with Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument) and lighthouse is particularly worth a visit. Other interesting sights are the old town hall and museum.

TIP EXCURSIONS The local bus and travel companies also offer excursions to various destinations. The current programme and latest information is available from the Tourist Information in the Oberstdorf Haus.

Sights in the surrounding area There is also lots to discover in the area around Oberstdorf. Offering everything from a whole range of cultural sights to fascinating wonders of nature, the area is ideal for excursions. Discover your own favourite parts of the Allgäu and experience unforgettable holidays that are packed with variety.

Info: travelling by road: via the A 7 and A 96 autobahns and the B 19 federal highway

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BERLIN

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MEMMINGEN

travelling by air: direct flights with TUIfly to Memmingen airport (only 80 km from Oberstdorf) or to Stuttgart, Munich or Friedrichshafen airports travelling by rail: convenient and direct rail connections to Oberstdorf from numerous German towns and cities, for further information, go to www.bahn.de or call 08 00/150 70 90


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