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WINTER BROCHURE

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Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing & winter hiking Adventure, village life & events Disabled-friendly holidays

Version: September 2017

DAS

OBERSTE IM ALLGÄU


Horst Graf Director of To ur

Dear Oberstdorf holidaymaker and winter enthusiast, There is a long-standing tradition of winter sports in Oberstdorf. Not only has it been the host venue of the Four Hills Tournament for an unbelievable 66 years, but the extensively mod­ ernised Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill with its towering silhouette is a landmark of the most southerly part of Germany. This is where the Ski Flying World Championships with leading international competitors will take place in January. Our very best athletes such as Karl Geiger, Johannes Rydzek and Vinzenz Geiger make the most of the optimum training conditions that prevail here to get themselves in top shape. Of course, there are plenty of things for you to benefit from as a visitor to Oberstdorf too, including optimally groomed cross-­country skiing trails ready for your use and numerous winter sports events for you to experience first-hand with our athletes. In recent years, Oberstdorf has made a name for itself as a diverse winter sports resort with a huge range of activities that offers something for everyone. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy 130 kilometres of pistes in

six different ski areas, including Fellhorn  /  Kanzelwand, Germany’s largest cross-border ski resort. Have you ever descended the Nebelhorn valley run? Covering 7.5 kilometres from the summit of the Nebelhorn to the valley, this is Germany’s longest valley run. Families feel particularly at home in Söllereck, a family-friendly ski resort with a ski carousel and children’s practice area. Thanks to state-of-theart snowmaking equipment, the ski resorts around Oberstdorf are open from mid-December to early May. Modern lifts swiftly transport you to the summits, so you can spend as long as possible on the optimally groomed pistes, where snow is guaranteed. If you prefer exploring the great outdoors on foot, there are also plenty of options available to you. How about a snowshoeing taster course or a stunning winter hike? A network of 140 kilometres of groomed hiking trails awaits you, with snowy mountain landscapes, idyllic huts and spectacular natural experiences. You can even try out the cross-country skiing trails for the FIS Nordic Ski World

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Championships 2021 in the Ried cross-country skiing stadium. The famous Burgstall climb will pose a definite challenge for amateur athletes. Spend your holiday following in the footsteps of world-class athletes on the 75 kilometres of cross-country trails, suitable for both classic and freestyle skiing. As you can see, Oberstdorf offers you a varied range of options and everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday. We hope that our magazine gives you some great ideas on how best to spend your time in the most southerly part of Germany. Happy reading and dreaming! See you in Oberstdorf! Yours,

Horst Graf Director of Tourism 3


Contents

6

Alpine skiing

20

Cross-country skiing

30

Winter hiking

40

Adventure

58

Events

68

Disabled-friendly holidays

52

Village life

72

Service

74

Getting here

76

Addresses

Imprint

4

Editor

Design

Photograph

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

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Print EBERL PRINT GmbH Kirchplatz 6, 87509 Immenstadt Translation

Tourismus Oberstdorf, Elena Alger (www.elenaalger.com), Photographie Monschau (www.photographie-monschau.de), Eren Karaman (www.erenkaraman.de), Verena Reusch (bilderstadl.de), Simone Gunst (www.mediavia.de), Hermann Rupp, Stefan Rusch (inarx.com), Christoffer Leitner (www.christoffer-leitner.de), Das Höchste Bergbahnen, NTC Oberstdorf, IgluLodge Oberstdorf, Eissport­zentrum Oberstdorf, Breitachklamm­verein, Ralf Lienert, Skisport- und Veranstaltungs GmbH, Escape Room Oberstdorf, vogelfrei Tandemfliegen, Image for you | Kreativbüro, Dominik Berchtold, iStockphoto.com (uchar, Zurijeta, technotr)


Calendar

Oberstdorf events Major sports events

02 / 12

Advent in Oberstdorf

06 / 12

“Klausentreiben” in Oberstdorf

09 / 12

Advent in Oberstdorf

16 + 17 / 12 Advent in Oberstdorf 28 – 30 / 12 Springerparty (ski jumpers’ party) 30 / 12

Eisgala – Concert on Ice

31 / 12

New Year’s Eve Ball

Special offers

December 2017 09 – 22 / 12 Advent ski weeks

28 – 30 / 12 66th Four Hills Tournament 03 + 04 / 01 FIS Tour de Ski 06 – 26 / 01 Dream ski weeks 07 – 28 / 01 Winter hiking and more

18 – 20 / 01 Springerparty (ski jumpers’ party)

January 2018

26 + 27 / 01 Winterfest

07 – 28 / 01 Cross-country skiing and more FIS Ski Flying World Championships 18 / 01 Qualification 19 / 01 Individual competition 20 / 01 Individual competition 21 / 01 Team competition

02 + 03 / 02 Winterfest 17 / 02 – 03 / 03

Nordic Week

18 / 02

Nordic Day

February 2018

18 / 02 Funkensonntag (Bonfire Sun­day)

24 / 03 – 06 / 04

Easter games in Oberstdorf

March 2018

25 / 02 –  18 / 03

Winter hiking and more

25 / 02 –  18 / 03

Cross-country skiing and more

10 / 03 –  06 / 04

Sunshine ski weeks

23 – 25 / 03 Ladies’ FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

April 2018

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Disabled-friendly holidays (further information can be found on page 68) Contents

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ALPINE SKIING

The cross-border ski resort and Germany’s largest ski area not only offers a wide array of pistes but also valley runs thanks to state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment.


Großer Wilder

Kratzer

2.379 m

Trettachspitze

2.428 m

Elferkopf

2.596 m

Widderstein

2.387 m

2.536 m

Gipfelstation

Zwölferkopf

2.224 m

2.224 m

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2.000 m

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cable car

easy slope

winter hiking path

gondola

intermediate slope

tobogganing track

6-chair lift

difficult slope

alpine luge track on rails

4-chair lift

marked but ungroomed slope

2-chair lift

difficult marked but ungroomed slope

terrain park/funslope ski rental station/ski depo

t-bar lift magic carpet

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snow making ski patrol


Walmendingerhorn

Hoher Ifen

1.996 m

2.228 m

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Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal Valley ski resort Cross-border skiing for people of all ages

When winter comes around, the Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal Valley cable cars offer skiers and snowboarders a huge range of choices on some 130 kilometres of pistes. Just a stone’s throw from the villages of Oberstdorf, Riezlern, Hirschegg and Mittelberg, the six ski areas Nebelhorn, Fellhorn  /  Kanzelwand, Söllereck, Walmen­dingerhorn, Ifen and Heuberg-Arena await snow-hungry visitors, all accessible with a single ski pass.

Ski pass rates

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PS (Pre-season):

until 22 / 12 / 2017

LS (Late season):

from 07 / 04 / 2018

PK (Peak season): 23 / 12 / 2017 to 05 / 01 / 2018 27 / 01 / 2018 to 09 / 03 / 2018 DR (Dream skiing):

06 / 01 / 2018 to 26 / 01 / 2018

SU (Sunshine skiing): 10 / 03 / 2018 to 06 / 04 / 2018

Adults

Senior citizens

Born 1958 – 1999

Born in or before 1957

PS  /  LS

PK

DR  / SU

PS  /  LS

PK

DR  / SU

1 day

€ 47.00

€ 47.00

€ 47.00

€ 4 4.50

€ 4 4.50

€ 4 4.50

2 days

€ 68.00

€ 90.50

€ 81.50

€ 64.50

€ 86.00

€ 7 7.50

3 days

€ 98.00

€ 130.50

€ 117.50

€ 93.00

€ 124.00

€ 111.50

4 days

€ 125.50

€ 167.50

€ 151.00

€ 119.50

€ 159.00

€ 143.00

5 days

€ 151.00

€ 201.00

€ 181.00

€ 143.50

€ 191.00

€ 172.00

6 days

€ 173.50

€ 231.50

€ 208.50

€ 165.50

€ 220.00

€ 198.00

7 days

€ 195.50

€ 260.50

€ 234.50

€ 185.50

€ 247.50

€ 223.00

8 days

€ 215.00

€ 286.50

€ 258.00

€ 204.00

€ 272.00

€ 245.00

9 days

€ 232.00

€ 309.50

€ 278.50

€ 220.50

€ 294.00

€ 264.50

10 days

€ 247.50

€ 330.00

€ 297.00

€ 235.00

€ 313.50

€ 282.00

11 days

€ 260.50

€ 347.50

€ 313.00

€ 247.50

€ 330.00

€ 297.00

12 days

€ 275.50

€ 367.50

€ 331.00

€ 262.00

€ 349.00

€ 314.00

13 days

€ 289.50

€ 386.00

€ 347.50

€ 275.00

€ 366.50

€ 330.00

14 days

€ 302.50

€ 403.50

€ 363.00

€ 287.50

€ 383.50

€ 345.00

€ 13.00

€ 17.50

€ 16.00

€ 13.00

€ 17.00

€ 15.50

€ 135.00

€ 180.00

€ 162.00

€ 128.50

€ 171.00

€ 154.00

7 out of 10 days

€ 210.00

€ 280.00

€ 252.00

€ 199.50

€ 266.00

€ 239.50

10 out of 14 days

€ 266.50

€ 355.00

€ 319.50

€ 253.00

€ 337.00

€ 303.50

Per additional day Selected-use passes 4 out of 7 days

6 days during the season 10

Alpine skiing

€ 235.00

€ 222.50


Ski pass rates

Adolescents

Children

Snowmen

School class

Born 2000 / 2001

Born 2002 – 2011

Born in or after 2012

on school trip

PS  /  LS

PK

DR  / SU

1 day

€ 36.00

€ 36.00

€ 36.00

€ 18.00

€ 9.00

€ 18.00

2 days

€ 52.00

€ 69.50

€ 62.50

€ 33.50

€ 18.00

€ 31.00

3 days

€ 75.50

€ 100.50

€ 90.50

€ 48.50

€ 27.00

€ 4 4.50

4 days

€ 97.00

€ 129.00

€ 116.00

€ 62.00

€ 36.00

€ 57.00

5 days

€ 116.50

€ 155.00

€ 139.50

€ 74.50

€ 45.00

€ 68.50

6 days

€ 134.00

€ 178.50

€ 160.50

€ 85.50

€ 5 4.00

€ 78.50

7 days

€ 150.50

€ 200.50

€ 180.50

€ 96.50

€ 63.00

€ 88.50

8 days

€ 165.50

€ 220.50

€ 198.50

€ 106.00

€ 72.00

€ 97.50

9 days

€ 179.00

€ 238.50

€ 214.50

€ 114.50

€ 81.00

€ 105.00

10 days

€ 190.50

€ 254.00

€ 228.50

€ 122.00

€ 90.00

€ 112.00

11 days

€ 200.50

€ 267.50

€ 241.00

€ 128.50

€ 99.00

€ 118.00

12 days

€ 212.50

€ 283.00

€ 254.50

€ 136.00

€ 108.00

€ 125.00

13 days

€ 223.00

€ 297.00

€ 267.50

€ 143.00

€ 117.00

€ 131.00

14 days

€ 233.00

€ 310.50

€ 279.50

€ 149.50

€ 126.00

€ 137.00

€ 10.00

€ 13.50

€ 12.00

€ 6.50

€ 9.00

€ 6.00

€ 104.00

€ 138.50

€ 124.50

€ 66.50

Per additional day Selected-use passes 4 out of 7 days 7 out of 10 days

€ 161.50

€ 215.50

€ 194.00

€ 103.50

10 out of 14 days

€ 205.00

€ 273.00

€ 245.50

€ 131.50

6 days during the season

€ 180.00

€ 90.00

Alpine skiing

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ski- and snowboardschools

GO SN OW

SKIRENTAL SKISCHOOL SERVICE SHOP SKIDEPOT SNOWPARK

in Oberstdorf

S P O R T Oberstdorf

NTC Oberstdorf Sport Entertainment GmbH 路 Nebelhornstr. 67e 路 87561 Oberstdorf 路 Tel. 08322 989601 路 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de


Nebelhorn Thirteen kilometres of pistes await winter athletes in the Nebelhorn ski area. One of the Allgäu’s highest gondola lifts transports skiers and snowboarders to an altitude of 2,224 metres. At the top, impressive panoramic views of over 400 peaks await from the summit station and the spectacular new Nebelhorn cable car summit restaurant 2224. The Nordwandsteig (north face walkway) is a breath­ taking experience. Unlimited fun then awaits all avid skiers and snowboarders on the 7.5-kilometre valley run, the longest valley run in Germany covered entirely in artificial snow. Several different descents are available to freeriders and freestylers. A night in the IgluLodge is the perfect way to end an action-packed day on the Nebelhorn. With snowbikes, snow tubes and other popular sports toys to choose from,

Nebelhorn ski season: 09 / 12 / 2017 to 01 / 05 / 2018

Nebelhorn Adults Born 1958 – 1999

Senior citizens Born in or before 1957

Adolescents

Children

Born 2000 / 2001

Born 2002 –  2011

Day pass*

€ 47.00

€ 4 4.50

€ 36.00

€ 18.00

Half-day pass*

€ 40.00

€ 38.00

€ 30.50

€ 17.00

€ 37.50

€ 35.50

€ 29.00

€ 15.00

€ 27.50

€ 17.00

From 12 p.m.

Half-day pass* From 1.30 p.m.

Ascent / descent

€ 35.50

(Pedestrians) *Valid in all areas

the NTC Park by the Nebelhorn’s Seealpe station is the perfect place for some fun even without your skis or snowboard. Numerous groomed winter hiking trails run around the foot of the Nebelhorn and Oberstdorf. Nature lovers and winter hikers can

All information is subject to correction

also explore the various side valleys around Oberstdorf. A varied, 3.5-kilometre-long toboggan run awaits tobogganists and sled riders on the Seealpe in the Nebelhorn ski area.

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Fellhorn / Kanzelwand Welcome to the modern cross-border ski region Fellhorn / Kanzelwand where fun on skis quite literally knows no bounds – and even extends across two different countries with plenty of comfort and convenience. Last winter, the final remaining T-bar lift was replaced by the new Bierenwangbahn, Germany’s most comfortable six-seater chair lift. With heated, real leather seats and a bubble for protection, you’ll soon be in seventh heaven for skiers. Thanks to the newly created Bierenwang piste, there is also more room than ever for fun on skis. With state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment the area offers pistes for every taste with practically guaranteed snow. Enjoy two over-fourkilometre-long valley runs, mogul

Fellhorn ski season: 09 / 12 / 2017 to 08 / 04 / 2018 Kanzelwand ski season: 09 / 12 / 2017 to 15 / 04 / 2018 pistes, the Audi quattro fun slope (Germany’s first slope of this kind) as well as the snow park and the Easypark. Further highlights include groomed winter hiking trails, the

Bergschau 2037 in the summit station, the Talschau with information about the Allgäu mountains and animals, mountain restaurants and terraces with free deckchairs.

Fellhorn /  Kanzelwand Adults Born 1958 – 1999

Senior citizens Born in or before 1957

Adolescents

Children

Born 2000 / 2001

Born 2002 –  2011

Day pass*

€ 47.00

€ 4 4.50

€ 36.00

€ 18.00

Morning**

€ 40.00

€ 38.00

€ 30.50

€ 17.00

€ 40.00

€ 38.00

€ 30.50

€ 17.00

€ 37.50

€ 35.50

€ 29.00

€ 15.00

€ 26.00

€ 25.00

€ 20.00

€ 10.50

€ 23.50

€ 22.50

€ 18.00

€ 9.50

Until 12.30 p.m.

Half-day pass* From 12 p.m.

Half-day pass* From 1.30 p.m.

Ascent / descent Fellhorn (Pedestrians)

Ascent / descent Kanzelwand (Pedestrians)

*Valid in all areas **Valid in all areas except the Nebelhorn

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Alpine skiing

All information is subject to correction


Söllereck Here in the Allgäu, there’s a name for family friendliness: Söllereck. The family mountain impresses with beginner-friendly slopes, 14 kilometres of pistes and five artificial-snow-­ covered descents. A new addition as of last winter is “Söllis Winterwelt” for beginners and children. This offers perfect conditions for both skiing novices and improvers. A free, 15-metre conveyor makes your first attempts at skiing easy, while the 60-metre conveyor and Wannenkopflift make further progression simple. Söllis MiniPark and a monster parcours provide plenty of fun along the piste, while the year-round SölliBully playground invites kids to climb and explore. You can’t help but love the Allgäu Coaster, a year-round toboggan run on rails. The Berghaus Schönblick tends to all your refreshment needs with plenty of Allgäu specialities as well as a huge sun terrace and free deckchairs.

Söllereck ski season: 16 / 12 / 2017 to 08 / 04 / 2018

Söllereckbahn cable car  /  Höllwieslift Adults Born 1958 – 1999

Senior citizens Born in or before 1957

Adolescents

Children

Born 2000 / 2001

Born 2002 –  2011

Day pass

€ 35.50

€ 33.50

€ 30.00

€ 18.00

Morning

€ 30.00

€ 28.50

€ 25.50

€ 15.50

€ 30.00

€ 28.50

€ 25.50

€ 15.50

€ 28.50

€ 27.00

€ 24.00

€ 15.00

€ 10.00

€ 6.50

€ 13.00

€ 8.50

Until 12.30 p.m.

Half-day pass From 12 p.m.

Half-day pass From 1.30 p.m.

Ascent or descent

€ 12.00

(Pedestrians)

Ascent and descent

€ 16.50

€ 16.00

(Pedestrians) All information is subject to correction

Allgäu Coaster Söllereck Adults Born 1958 – 1999

Senior citizens Born in or before 1957

Adolescents

Children

Born 2000 / 2001

Born 2002 –  2011

Single ride ticket

€ 5.00

€ 4.50

€ 4.00

€ 2.50

Three-ride ticket

€ 13.50

€ 12.00

€ 10.50

€ 6.00

Six-ride ticket*

€ 25.00

€ 22.50

€ 18.00

€ 14.50

*Non-transferable – only valid for 1 person

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Walmendingerhorn

Walmendingerhorn ski season: 22 / 12 / 2017 to 04 / 04 / 2018

The ski area on the Walmendingerhorn in the Kleinwalsertal Valley primarily welcomes carvers and boarders who love well-groomed descents and quieter settings when stopping for a break or a little après-ski.

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However, it also whets the appetite for more, with enticing off-piste options attracting freestylers and deep-­ powder fans. With guaranteed natural snow, plenty of stunning views and a rustic feel, it is with good reason that the Walmendingerhorn is the favourite area of many locals. This popularity is furthered by 15 kilometres of pistes and an abundance of untouched slopes. A gondola lift, three T-bar lifts and three chair lifts take you around this very special terrain. For over four decades, the cable car has whisked visitors up to an altitude of 2,000 metres. Over this time, a “Mountain for the senses” has been developed, which attracts its very own target group. Lovers of aesthetics delight at the architecturally interesting

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Half-day pass* From 12 p.m.

Half-day pass* From 1.30 p.m.

Ascent / descent (Pedestrians)

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area around the summit station, while food connoisseurs appreciate the traditional (Walser) culinary delights and friendly service in the “Gipfelstuba” restaurant. This can be directly reached from the top of the chair lift by taking the glazed

The Heuberg Arena impresses with its family friendliness and variety. Kids’ hearts race as they shoot down the Burmi run. Safe winter hiking trails wind their way through the snowy mountain landscape, inviting you to relax and enjoy the spectacular

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panoramic lift. The wind-protected deckchair area and terrace – where you will also find the trendy “Hora-Bar” with its ever-popular covered areas of open-air seats – form a much-appreciated oasis of tranquillity.

Heuberg / Parsenn ski season: 22 / 12 / 2017 to 08 / 04 / 2018

In the heart of the Kleinwalsertal Valley, avid skiers and their families will find a winter sports paradise with guaranteed snow at over 1,000 metres above sea level.

Half-day pass*

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views. The skiing fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. One of the Heuberg’s major highlights is floodlit skiing from the Hubertuslift. The joy of skiing continues late into the night on the five-kilometre piste.


Ifen Formerly a well-kept secret, this charming area now impresses with numerous new facilities and is gradually developing into a pre­ mium ski area for the whole family. The Olympiabahn chair lift built last year was instantly met with great enthusiasm and kept waiting times to a minimum when the ski slopes opened at the start of each day. A modern snow-making system with a reservoir as well as both waste water and drinking water pipes vastly increased the certainty of snow. The brand new Ifen I and Ifen II gondola lifts (opening December 2017) provide even more winter sports enjoyment and are the crowning glory of the quality offensive on the breathtaking Ifen. More quietly and with far greater comfort than their predecessors, the 10-seater gondolas transport winter sports enthusiasts to the awaiting pistes. Whether beginners or pros, the Ifen offers the perfect descent for everyone. The fully refurbished mountain restaurant also invites you to stop for a break: delicious organic and regional specialities are served in a tasteful ambiance.

Ifen ski season: 23 / 12 / 2017 to 08 / 04 / 2018

Dining on the mesa The former Hahnenköpfle restaurant has been renamed “Tafel & Zunder” and taken on a new lease of life, offering exceptional organic and regional dishes, professionally made from local ingredients. The new name also hints at the restaurant’s regional focus – even if you need

detailed knowledge of the mountain’s geology to realise it: the word “Tafel” is not only the German term for a long, festively laid table but also makes reference to the Ifen – the main feature of which is a mesa or table-top plateau.

Ifen Adults Born 1958 – 1999

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Half-day pass* From 1.30 p.m.

Ascent / descent (Pedestrians)

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Ski and snow sports schools with equipment hire Alpin Ski- und Snowboardschule Bahnhofplatz 1 a Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 52 90 Söllereckbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 51 22 www.alpinskischule.de Erste Skischule Oberstdorf Freiherr-von-Brutscher-Straße 4 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 31 10 Söllereckbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 78 www.skischule-oberstdorf.de Neue Skischule Nebelhornbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 27 37 Söllereckbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 51 54 www.neue-skischule-oberstdorf.de NTC Sport Nebelhornbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 01 Fellhornbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 89 6 04 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de

Out of Bounds Adventure snowboarding school Nebelhornbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 8 05 44 Fellhornbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 45 54 www.outofbounds.de Skischule Dornach Wiesenweg 11 (Tiefenbach district) Tel.: +49 (0) 160 / 9 46 65 56 91 Skischule Tiefenbach Lochbachstraße 21 (Tiefenbach district) Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 36 57 www.skischule-tiefenbach.de

Ski hire Franzel’s Ski- und Snowboardverleih Oststraße 46 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 98 88 www.skiverleih-nebelhorn.de Intersport Huber Nebelhornstraße 11 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 53 81 www.sporthuber.com Sport Kiesel Oststraße 18 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 76 03

Skitechnikschule Oberstdorf Birgsauer Straße 9 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 96 34 23 www.skitechnikschule-oberstdorf.de Wintersportschule Oberstdorf Söllereckbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 93 40 www.wintersportschule-oberstdorf.de 1n

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Special offer: Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal ski resort Stay three or more nights and enjoy exclusive ski pass prices Advent ski weeks: 09 to 22 December 2017 Dream ski weeks: 06 to 26 January 2018 Sunshine ski weeks: 10 March to 06 April 2018 Participating hosts will offer you a ski pass for all 128 kilometres of pistes in the Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal region at exclusive prices. You receive all services from a single source and don’t have to wait at the cable cars. The discounted ski passes can be obtained by booking just three or more nights’ accommodation.

Example holiday package 3 nights’ stay with a participating host and 3-day Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal ski pass at an exclusive price

Accommodation in a holiday apartment from € 175 per person (based on 2-person occupancy; excluding board; including cleaning on departure)

Accommodation in a bed & breakfast / guest house from € 189 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

Hotel accommodation from € 279 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

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

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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 particularly magical way to enjoy winter.


Cross-country skiing trail map This section of the Oberstdorf cross-­ country skiing trail map shows you the current World Championship cross-country skiing trail as well as several other trails in and around Oberstdorf. The full map helps you find your way around and provides all sorts of advice. Four-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

Trail lengths

Key Easy cross-country skiing trail

Otterrohr, approx. 3 km Oberstdorf circular trail, approx. 8 km

Medium cross-country skiing trail

World Championship cross-country skiing trail, 10 km, with artificial snow

Difficult cross-country skiing trail

Spielmannsau, approx. 15 km Faistenoy-Birgsau, 6 km Rubinger Oy-Rubi-ReichenbachSchöllang, approx. 14 km Rohrmoos circular trail, 10 km An der Halde cross-country skiing trail, approx. 2 km

Skating track Toboggan run

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Tiefenbach circular trail, 4 km  Kornau-Reute-Jauchen circular trail, 4 km

i The cross-country skiing trails in Oberstdorf and the Kleinwalsertal Valley are naturally free to use. All routes are optimally signed.

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75,000 metres of cross-country skiing trails around Oberst­dorf. Ten brilliantly groomed trails in the modernised route network offer the best conditions for exploring the area while also keeping fit. 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 cross-­country skiing trails to tell you about in more detail.

i Night-time cross-country skiing trail In the Ried 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 a GPS download at www.oberstdorf.de/langlauf

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Length: 10 km Altitude metres: 72 m Location: medium-difficulty cross-country skiing trail with ascents and descents of up to 20 % For about half of the circular trail, it is possible to return to the start via a shorter loop. The longer version takes a varied route through an untouched winter landscape and heavily snow-covered mountain forests to the Aibele Alpe. Here, the trail cuts an idyllic arc around the alpine hut, which is located on the territory of the market community of Oberstdorf but managed from the neighbouring Bregenzerwald region. The return route runs along the opposite side of the valley, undulating as it goes and offering several beautiful views of the gentle mountain ridge of the Piesenkopf to the north. On returning to the Rohrmoos mountain restaurant, do not miss the chance for a brief look inside one of Germany’s oldest wooden chapels before you do the inevitable of rewarding yourself for all your hard work! In winter, the only way to get to the Rohrmoostal Valley is via a private toll road! There is no bus line. You should therefore take approx. € 5 .00 (in coins) with you for the toll charge.

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Otterrohr

Rubi – Reichenbach – Schöllang

Length: 3 km Altitude metres: 5 m Location: valley location with low gradients

Length: 14 km Altitude metres: 77 m Location: flat to undulating terrain

The Otterrohr circular trail is located at the north-western edge of Oberstdorf. In the north and west, the cross-country skiing trails run parallel to the present-day course of the Stillach River. Unlike many other cross-country skiing trails, these are largely protected from the wind thanks to the surrounding peaks. Their location also means that if the weather is good, plenty of sunshine is guaranteed on them. The largely flat cross-country skiing trails are particularly popular with beginners. In summer, the agricultural land is now primarily used for haymaking or as pastures. In past times, the originally marshy straw meadows along the Stillach River bend were used as arable land for many years. It is no longer possible to determine whether the area got its current name from its former owners or due to the otters that lived here.

In view of its long overall length, this cross-country skiing trail should not be underestimated. However, it can be shortened after a loop in the Rubinger Oy or when near Reichenbach. With stunning scenery, options to stop for a break at cosy, nearby eateries and idyllic villages, the circular route is a true gem of the Oberstdorf trail network! Due to the exposed terrain, the minimum snow depth required for machine-based grooming is not always achieved. As a result, it is not always possible to use this cross-country skiing trail – including out of consideration of the farmers and land owners. After passing the “Widum”, the trail leads below the Schöllang mountain church and its Herrenholz hill back to Reichenbach. The subsequent descents to Rubi once again offer particularly spectacular views: all the way from the Oberstdorf Basin to far into the Kleinwalsertal Valley. More athletic cross-country skiers will again be completely in their element here before the trail finishes with a flat section along the Rubinger Oy towards Oberstdorf. By taking the skiing trail in Kar­ weidach, you can switch to the cross-country skiing trail A in Otterrohr.

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Cross-country skiing – the perfect winter training 1. As a sport, cross-country skiing is particularly good for you as it uses many different muscle groups. It is kind on the joints and not only works the leg and core muscles but also the often neglected shoulders and arms. 2. By alternating between skating and classic style, you will activate even more muscle groups. 3. You furthermore stimulate your metabolism, strengthen your immune system and activate fat burning. 4. Cross-country skiing not only boosts your endurance but also requires good balance and helps to improve this.

5. Cross-country skiing is also great for your coordination. You learn to move dynamically and economically – while enjoying the exercise of course. 6. Exercising outdoors in the cold, in the natural winter landscape has great physiological benefits. Anyone who is stressed and yearns to relax and recuperate should try cross-country skiing. The constant movement rhythm through a peaceful wintry landscape calms the nerves and clears the head. 7. It helps the cardiovascular system. If you cross-country ski to a certain extent, you will also note an improvement in your strength and endurance.

Zämed duss The “Zämed duss” (“Sharing the outdoors”) campaign subtly encourages people to treat one another with respect. It also aims to remind people that they are all out and about for the same reason: to enjoy nature. Cross-country skiing and winter hiking trails offer plenty of potential for conflicts. The former are solely intended for cross-country skiers, whereas winter hikers can enjoy over 140 km of groomed winter hiking trails. If everyone sticks to the trails they should be on, there should not be any conflicts. We ask all dog owners to dispose of dog poo in the dog toilets provided. In winter, when temperatures remain persistently low, poo can be preserved for weeks or even months, lying at the edge of trails for everyone to see. So please do your bit. After all, we all want to share the outdoors for as long as possible.

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The optimum cross-country skiing equipment

Sunglasses provide protection against snow blindness.

Select your headwear in line with the weather conditions. For warmer temperatures, we recommend a functional headband as this provides warmth while still allowing your head to “breathe”.

Appropriate poles of a suitable length should be selected depending on your skiing technique. Diagonal: armpit-height poles. Skating: chin-height poles.

Gloves should be close fitting to enable a firm grip and optimum usage of poles.

As a top, we recommend a water-repellent, breathable jacket. Long-sleeved functional clothes are best. Add a gilet or additional jacket depending how cold it is.

Your trousers should avoid unnecessary freezing or sweating and allow sufficient freedom of movement. Special cross-country skiing trousers exist to this end.

As with the poles, the length of the skis depends on the technique used but also the area of use and the skier’s weight. The basic length can be determined as follows: Height + 20 cm = ski length for classic style Ensure you have a stiff sole. This enables you to push off well. Buy sufficiently large boots; your big toe should not touch the front of them.

Height + 10 cm = ski length for skating style The various sports shops in Oberstdorf can advise you on the best option!

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Cross-country skiing taster courses

Biathlon taster lesson

Tourismus Oberstdorf organises a taster course in the Ried cross-country skiing stadium twice a week from about mid-December to early April, 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 and locals. Shooting will occur using laser guns over a 10 m distance, from both a standing and a lying position. A realistic biathlon experience for all! The taster course is held once a week in the Ried cross-country skiing stadium from about mid-December to early April, depending on snow levels. The price includes skating equipment and gun hire as well as professional instruction.

Date: Wednesday: classic Friday: skating Meeting point (on both days): 3.45 p.m., Ried cross-country skiing stadium, Birgsauer Straße 35 Duration: approx. 1 hour Cost: € 25 (available to guests with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and Oberstdorf locals) Booking: The course can only be booked while in Oberstdorf (advance booking prior to arrival not possible). Advance tickets: Tourist Information Office Oberstdorf Haus (Oberstdorf House) Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Booking deadline: 4.30 p.m. the previous day Minimum group size: 4 people Maximum group size: 15 people Minimum age: 8

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Date: Tuesday Meeting point: 3.45 p.m., Ried cross-country skiing stadium, Birgsauer Straße 35 Duration: approx. 1 hour Cost: € 25 (available to guests with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and Oberstdorf locals) Booking: The course can only be booked while in Oberstdorf (advance booking prior to arrival not possible). Advance tickets: Tourist Information Office Oberstdorf Haus Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Booking deadline: 4.30 p.m. the previous day Minimum group size: 4 people Maximum group size: 20 people Minimum age: 8

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Special offer: cross-country skiing and more One night free or 15 % reduction on the standard winter accommodation price 07 to 28 January 2018 and 25 February to 18 March 2018 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. Our partner ski school “Neue Skischule” offers you a discount on a two-hour cross-country skiing course or 2 days of premium quality hire equipment (skis, poles, shoes) at a reduced price. On making a booking, you will also receive a free Oberst­dorf cross-country skiing map.

Example holiday package Accommodation in a holiday apartment from € 210 per person (based on 2-person occupancy; not including board; including cleaning on departure)

Accommodation in a bed & breakfast / guest house from € 230 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

Hotel accommodation from € 390 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

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

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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.


i Winter hiking map Four-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


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/winterwandern.

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

Signs You are 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 code

Walking time

Difficulty

Hiking trails

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

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Red: trail requires sturdy footwear (good soles) and surefootedness.

Blue: good footwear, surefootedness and a head for heights are required.


Wintry Breitachklamm Ravine trail Length: 4 km Altitude metres: 187 m Duration: 2.5 hours Location: valley Starting in Tiefenbach, the winter hiking trail heads through the entrance of the Breitachklamm Ravine and straight into its depths. This is the deepest and, without a doubt, one of the most impressive rocky gorges in Central Europe. It is also one of the most beautiful natural geotopes in Bavaria, especially in winter when the frozen ice formations along the well-developed hiking trail that snakes it way through the ravine are an extraordinary natural sight. Close to the upper entrance is the only bridge across the Breitachklamm Ravine. Known as the “Zwingsteg”, this is definitely not to be missed! The views down into the thundering depths of the gorge are simply staggering. On the opposite side, a short climb leads up towards the Engenkopf. At the top, the route continues past the Alpe

Dornach back to Tiefenbach. Alternatively, on reaching the Breitachklamm Ravine’s upper entrance, there are also other options for extending the winter hike into the Kleinwalsertal Valley. Regular buses return to Oberstdorf from the Walserschanze, the nearby border crossing. Tip: Night hikes through the Breitachklamm Ravine are offered twice a week in winter. Seeing the frozen ice formations by torch light is an extraordinary, almost mystical experience! For further information, please visit www.breitachklamm.com Options for breaks: Alpe Dornach, Breitachklamm tavern

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Winter hike in Reichenbach Length: 3 km Duration: 1 hour

Altitude metres: 64 m Location: valley

From Reichenbach’s southern entrance, the hiking trail heads across the meadows in the west of the district, offering plenty of stunning views along the way. After climbing the “Herrenholz”, the trail continues with a slightly steeper uphill section through heavily snow-cover­ ed forests. On reaching the ridge, you are treated to one of the finest views of Oberstdorf’s white valley basin and the surrounding mountains. Returning to the circular trail, we now follow the ridge across wintry glades with idyllic views of Reichenbach. A forest trail gradually heads to Widum at the foot of the small mountain, from where the village road leads back to Reichenbach.

Tip: There are two worthwhile little detours! Heading from Widum up to the Schöllang mountain church is very much recommended due to the beautiful view and the remarkable village chapel. After climbing to the Herrenholz, you should on no account miss the spectacular view of the Allgäu Alps. Options for breaks: Das Wirtshaus, Moorstüble Reichenbach

Gerstruben – a mountain village in the winter Length: 11 km Duration: 4 hours

Altitude metres: 345 m Location: mid-altitude

From the Mühlenbrücke Bridge in Oberstdorf, a causeway follows the Trettach River into the picturesque side valley. The trail continues through the idyllic winter landscape to Dietersberg. Here, the ascent to Gerstruben up a steep Alpine road is the most demanding part of the hike. Nowadays, the mountain village with its historical buildings and small chapel are under heritage protection. Framed by the picturesque winter landscape, this is one of the Allgäu’s most beautiful sights! The descent starts by retracing the initial route. On reaching Dietersberg again, we recommend taking a different return route and crossing the Zwingbrücke bridge and the golf course, continuing past the idyllic Moorweiher to the Mühlenbrücke Bridge and Oberstdorf.

Tip: Puzzle lovers should take a slightly closer look at the south side of the hunting lodge (first building on the right). Options for breaks: Café Jägerstand, Gerstruben mountain restaurant, Haseltopf snack hut, Mumme-Stüble hut

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A winter excursion to the Freibergsee Lake Length: 8 km Duration: 3.5 hours

Altitude metres: 291 m Location: mid-altitude

At the west edge of Oberstdorf, the route heads over the Schlechtenbrücke Bridge to the Waldesruhe area, where you can visit the world’s first scientifically investigated energy site. The Bergkristallweg and Edmund-Probst-Weg trails then lead up to the Freibergsee Lake. At the top, a circular trail takes you all the way around the lake. If you want to extend the hike slightly or visit the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill, you should now follow the route to the right. By taking the left-hand option, it is not long before you enjoy a lovely view of the lake. This is one of the highlights of the hike. The return route takes you through the forest on the north side of the Freiberg. Here, a short, slightly steeper section leads downhill to the lower Renksteg.

After crossing the Stillach River, we return to a sunny stretch on the meadows to the south of Oberstdorf. Tip: You can avoid the ascent and descent by taking the bus to the Söllereckbahn valley station. The route can also be shortened by using the ski flying hill and Renksteg stops in the Stillachtal Valley. Options for breaks: Bergkristall mountain restaurant, Naturbad Freibergsee

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A winter’s day in the Trettachtal Valley Length: 13 km Altitude metres: 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 snow-capped 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, only the return trail remains. Following the Trettach River, the trail continues 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! Options for breaks: Haseltopf snack hut, Christlessee café /  restaurant, Spielmannsau mountain restaurant, Mumme-Stüble hut, Riefenkopf mountain restaurant, Café Jägerstand

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To the Zeigersattel Length: 2 km Duration: 1 hour

Altitude metres: 100 m Location: mid-altitude

The Zeigersattel is without a doubt one of the most riveting viewpoints to be found on winter hikes in the Allgäu! From the exit of the Höfatsblick summit station, follow the Zeigersattel signs to the right. Depending on the level of snowfall, the groomed winter hiking trail can vary slightly from year to year. We therefore recommend that you look for a sign right at the start of your hike. After leaving the Edmund-Probst-Haus behind you, the trail initially descends towards two Alpine huts. Just before reaching these, it veers to the left and leaves the ski area. After a short, gentle climb, we reach the Zeigersattel – and a fantastic view of the heavily snow-covered landscape of the majestic Allgäu Alps. The Höfats, also known

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as the queen of the Allgäu Alps, is just one of the countless impressive mountain peaks! To return, simply retrace your footsteps to the Nebelhornbahn cable car station. Tip: Note the avalanche warnings in our winter sports report. The trail may have to be closed temporarily in the case of a high avalanche risk. Options for breaks: Edmund-Probst-Haus, Höfatsblick self-service restaurant, Gemsnest ski bar


The Oberstdorf snowshoe educational trail

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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 icy 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 on Oberstdorf’s first snowshoe edu­ cational trail. The route takes participants to six different boards with clear information about snowshoe hiking and route planning. The hike is primarily aimed at guests 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-Burgstallsteig region and the Oberstdorf 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 be-

fore 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.

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 early April. We advise taking along drinks and a snack. What’s included: The price includes showshoe hire and professional instruction. Mountain boots or sturdy winter boots are essential! Booking: The course can only be booked while in Oberstdorf (advance booking prior to arrival not possible): Tourist Information Office Oberstdorf Haus Advance tickets Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Booking deadline: 3.00 p.m. the previous day Minimum group size: 5 people Maximum group size: 24 people Minimum age: 8 Date: Wednesday

Meeting point: 10 a.m., Ried cross-country skiing stadium, Birgsauer Straße 35 Duration: approx. 4 hours / actual walking time, approx. 2 hours Cost: €  36 incl. hire equipment (available to guests with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and Oberstdorf locals)

i Useful info Our beautiful landscape offers numerous demanding snowshoe hikes. For safety reasons, we recommend that you go on a guided tour. A list of multiple Oberstdorf mountain schools and separate providers of guided snowshoe hikes can be found on page 76. We also recommend that you take general safety equipment and look at the information provided by the Bavarian avalanche centre about each of the snowshoe hikes! Further information can be found at www.oberstdorf.de/wintersportbericht or www.lawinenwarndienst-bayern.de

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Special offer: winter hiking and more One night free or 15 % reduction on the standard winter accommodation price 07 to 28 January 2018 and 25 February to 18 March 2018 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 par­ ticipating hosts. Make the most of the free guided hikes offered by Tourismus Oberstdorf Monday to Friday. You can optionally book a huge range of winter offers at discounted prices, e.g. a specially guided half-day hike incl. bus travel, a day of winter fun in the NTC Park on the Nebelhorn, a spa day in the Oberstdorf thermal baths and much more.

Example holiday package Accommodation in a holiday apartment from € 210 per person (based on 2-person occupancy; not including board; including cleaning on departure)

Accommodation in a bed & breakfast / guest house from € 230 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

Hotel accommodation from € 390 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

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

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Enjoy the many facets of winter in Oberstdorf away from the pistes and cross-country skiing trails. 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.


Breitachklamm Ravine Europe’s deepest canyon

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. 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. A visit is more than worthwhile whatever the weather. The broad hiking trail through the deep canyon provides excellent protection against the wind and bad weather. However, sturdy footwear is still a must. You can reach the Breitachklamm by heading along the B 19 (Sonthofen-Oberstdorf) towards Tiefenbach then following the signs. A large car park can be found by the entrance to the ravine. Alternatively, use the frequent bus service from Oberstdorf bus station to the Breitachklamm car park. After traversing the canyon and arriving in the Kleinwalsertal Valley, you can simply hop back on a bus to Oberst­dorf from the Walserschanze bus stop. The nature

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information centre by the entrance to the Breitachklamm offers you an interactive exhibition. Exclusive mountain life exhibits and an impressive, free film in the cinema room provide interesting and useful information about the creation and ecology of the unique natural spectacle. An evening torchlight hike through the bizarre icy and wintry landscape of the Breitachklamm is particularly enticing. A unique experience with unforgettable sights awaits you. The torchlight hikes are offered by the Breitachklamm Association from late December until well into March every Tuesday and Friday at 7 p.m. (weather dependent). The meeting place for the hikes is the Breit­achklamm entrance building in Tiefenbach. You do not need to book in advance. The ravine is open in winter from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last entry, closure at 5 p.m.). Breitachklamm Ravine Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 48 87 www.breitachklamm.com

i 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.

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Ice sports centre

A meeting place for all ice lovers

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Everyone loves the ice rinks – and there’s always something special about going skating! Glide effortlessly across the ice at the daily public session (see the internet for the current times). Ice skate hire is naturally available. Discover the fascination with ice sports and try something for yourself, whether ice skating, ice stock shooting, ice stock bowling or curling. Join in the action! Our centre regularly hosts fascinating events, exhibition skating sessions with top skaters and competitions. Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 510 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.

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Exhibits show how the destitute inhabitants of our mountain village survived, farmed the Alps, led the first visitors up into the mountains and learned to ski, among other things. You will also find the largest leather ski boot in the world – shoe size 480, over three metres long and one-anda-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. Minimum group size: 6 people Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (restricted hours apply in April / May and November / December). In the event of heavy rain, special Sunday opening hours also apply! Heimatsmuseum Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 70 www.heimatmuseum-oberstdorf.de

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NTC-Funpark

Fun and action for all The NTC Park by the Seealpe station on the Nebelhorn offers fun and action for all, bringing you winter sports in a very simple and entertaining manner. Pay the admission and spend a fun and exciting day on an array of different sports equipment. All of the recreational sports in the NTC Park by the Seealpe station are quick and easy to learn and great fun. Whether on the tubing track, a snowbike, a skifox or an airboard, pure winter fun is guaranteed. There is also plenty for kids to do on the Nebelhorn. In addition to the activities in the NTC Park, they are also awaited by exciting and

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diverse themed descents, such as the forest adventure track. Admission prices for the winter fun are between € 9.00 (1 hour) and € 25.00 (1 day). The NTC Park is open in winter from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The NTC highlights in winter 2016 / 2017 include the freestyle camps for kids, Telemark and Allmountain Days as well as the new NTC Dreamland and a taster course for kids. Booking is required to enjoy our highlights. NTC Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 01 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de

Snowbiking Want the sensation of riding a bike in the snow? Why not! A snowbike enables you to instantly conquer the mountain! Some 100 snowbikes are available to groups, families and individual guests in the NTC Park on the Nebelhorn. After a short instruction session from the NTC guides, you’re ready to go. You don’t need ski boots and can quickly enjoy the gentle pistes by the Seealpe station. What’s more, you will also be giving your back, upper body, stomach and legs a great workout. Thanks to the low centre of gravity, the risk of falling is far lower than with alpine skiing. As the rider is not attached to the bike, there are no leverage forces like those when skiing or snowboarding. Both kind on the joints and with a low risk of injury, this is a sport type that’s ideal for even sporty people of a more advanced age.

Airboarding Shoot down the piste head first. Airboarding is one of the fastest and most spectacular ways of boarding down a ski slope. Airboarding involves flying down the slope head first. You’ll soon fall head over heels with this sport!

Freestyle-Camp The freestyle camp is the perfect choice for kids aged 9 to 16 years who want to gain their first experiences of the Funpark. Our guides take you systematically round the kickers and boxes in the Fellhorn park and show you the key basics and tricks you need to enjoy yourself safely. 1-day camp € 35 3-day camp € 99 The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day Dates: 29 / 12 / 2017 to 31 / 12 / 2017 04 / 01 / 2018 to 06 / 01 / 2018 10 / 02 / 2018 to 12 / 02 / 2018 25 / 03 / 2018 to 27 / 03 / 2018 44

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Active and exciting: the story of how the mountains were formed The Bergschau (literally meaning “mountain show”) uses a fun and active approach to tell visitors about the evolution of the flora and fauna of the Allgäu Alps, how the mountains were formed and the links between people and nature. One of the four Bergschau centres is located in the Altes Rathaus (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 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 permanent natural history exhibitions, in summer you can also visit eleven Bergschau outdoor information points and hike five Bergschau trails. The Altes Rathaus is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. plus Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Bergschau Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 94 84 www.bergschau.com

The Allgäu’s coolest hotspot on the Nebelhorn

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The coolest hotspot in the Allgäu at 2,000 m above sea level on 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. Guests can choose between a dream igloo (sleeps 4) and a romantic igloo (sleeps 2). As a highlight, there is also an igloo suite (sleeps 2) with its own outdoor jacuzzi. After the sun has set, the guests are treated to the famous Allgäu cheese fondue. The next morning, breakfast is served in the nearby Höfatsblick summit station. 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 per person in a dream igloo, € 189 per person in a romantic igloo and € 279 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 Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill Idyllically situated in the Stillachtal Valley, the modernised HeiniKlopfer ski flying hill is a striking Oberstdorf landmark. It is one of just five 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. With the Ski Flying World Championships in January 2018, the main highlight of the competition year is fast approaching.

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 orld Championship W Ski Jumping Arena The World Championship Ski Jumping 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 persons, booking necessary).

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World Championship Ski Jumping Arena Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 300 www.erdinger-arena.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.

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Which animals live in Oberstdorf’s forests? Where is the best playground? Which is your favourite hiking trail? And much more.

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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. So, I’m crossing my fingers for your success and hope you have lots of fun with the puzzles and your discoveries!

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Yours, Nordi

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Come together to have fun, be creative and experience Oberstdorf – a varied programme for people of all ages. The brochure is available from all Tourist Infor­ mation Offices in Oberstdorf and its districts.

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Oberstdorf Therme

Enjoy pure relaxation at Oberstdorf’s spa oasis The Oberstdorf Therme thermal baths are the perfect place to relax your muscles after an action-packed winter’s day. With its array of Alpine sauna huts, salt cabin, outdoor pool and large relaxation room, the sauna area is particularly ideal for your recuperation.

Every Monday, visitors over 55 can enjoy discounted entry and free programmes. A ladies-only session in the hay sauna is available every Tuesday.

The rustic sauna huts radiate cosiness from both inside and out – especially the former mill, which has been converted into a hay sauna. A total of six saunas invite you to detox while enjoying revitalising infusions. Sauna visitors can furthermore enjoy a plunge pool, a Roman-Irish steam bath and a large Ottoman hamam, where you can lie back and relax on warm marble blocks.

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

Paragliding

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

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The Oberstdorf thermal baths are open Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Tobogganing

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Whether big, small, young or old: tobogganing is always great fun! Oberstdorf has several extremely leisurely 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.

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 m ready for your swift descent down the natural toboggan run. The route provides stunning views of the entire village, inviting you to slow 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.

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 farm dairy. 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 Nebelhornbahn cable car 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.

Am Karatsbichl Total length: approx. 800 m Options for breaks: Karatsbichl café and restaurant A mere 30-minute easy walk from Oberstdorf, the sunny Karatsbichl tobogganing slope on the outskirts of the village offers fun for all the family. Parents and companions can while away their time on deckchairs on the terrace or enjoy coffee and cake in the café next to the slope 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, either via the Wallraffweg or straight through the Reichenbach area, you will be rewarded with a fun toboggan ride. The cosy Gaisalpe restaurant invites you to stop for a break before your descent. The long toboggan run with tight bends and an exciting route guarantees ultimate fun in the snow!

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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

Oberstdorf Escape Room

The live game for all the family – whatever the weather Experience what is probably the most exciting puzzle adventure of your life in just 60 minutes. The mission is almost impossible: to escape a room with doors, but no key! In the end, only one thing counts in the Oberstdorf Escape Room: solve the puzzles and pass the tests on the way to doing so. It is like a huge jigsaw, where every piece has to be put together correctly for the secrets to finally be revealed. Three exciting rooms await you. But whether you can get out of them again is another matter. Every game becomes a fast-paced adventure, an unforgettable experience for people of all ages and a test of the bond between friends and families. After all, you can only solve the puzzles by working together. We recommend booking this experience in advance. Prices range from € 25 to € 39. A special family rate also applies. (two adults and up to three children aged max. 16 years). Oberstdorf Escape Room Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 2 20 41 00 www.escaperoom-allgaeu.de 50

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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: arrival back to Oberstdorf approx. 3 p.m. Bookings are not generally necessary but are highly recommended in peak season.

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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 winter hiking and excursion opportunities invite you to explore.

Oberstdorf is made up of multiple little, picturesque districts, which offer numerous options for hiking as well as wild, village romanticism and spectacular vistas.

In the Stillachtal Valley, you will not only find the 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.

Rubi is known for its many hours of sunshine and cosy eateries.

The Trettachtal Valley has plenty to offer. It is not only the mountain farmers’ village of Gerstruben and the Christlessee Lake that make this a popular destination, but also the pretty hamlet of Spielmannsau.

A picturesque mountain church is located just above Schöllang, from where you can also enjoy spectacular views.

On route to the Oytal Valley, you will pass the Kühberg restaurant. The tree-lined lane takes you to the Gasthof Oytal restaurant. Here, the valley widens to offer a panoramic view of the snowy mountain landscape. The Rohrmoostal Valley is a hiking and cross-country skiing paradise in the Tiefenbach district. It has long-since belonged to a principality and has the oldest wooden chapel in southern Germany.

Reichenbach is famed for peace and quiet. Located at high altitude, the Gaisalpe offers a wild, natural toboggan run in winter.

The Tiefenbach district, best known for the impressive Breitachklamm Ravine, and the Rohrmoostal Valley are both enticing options on sunny days. Fantastic views of the Nebelhorn can be enjoyed in Kornau. The Söllereckbahn cable car is located nearby. The village is characterised by chapels and cosy, private accommodation.

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VILLAGE LIFE

A tradition-steeped and sports-loving village with many different facets. Village life is shaped by multiple events, with winter sports, in particular, enthusing visitors and locals alike.


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

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Allgäu beer through to high-quality speciality game dishes accompanied by a 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 on your hands during a short break or take things down a gear and relax on a large sun terrace while enjoying the clear moun­ tain air and the huge range of culinary delights!

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When the houses in Oberstdorf’s pedestrian area are covered in snow, the sun shines in the narrow lanes and the shop windows are filled with enticing offers, nothing stands in the way of some winter shopping. The Oberstdorf shops are sure to offer something you’re looking for and eagerly await to your visit. 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 54

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outdoor activities to the ideal hiking shoes and the optimum skis or snowboard. In addition to the broad range of sportswear 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. 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 offers plenty of cosy cafés, rustic village inns and stylish restaurants for you to relax, quench your thirst and sate your hunger.


Funkensonntag (Bonfire Sunday) 18 February 2018

At the start of Lent, on the first Sunday after Fasnacht (Carnival), huge bonfires light up the night’s 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 of 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!

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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, put on fur-covered heads with deer antlers and ran through the narrow streets rattling chains to drive away the evil spirits. 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 06 December, the “Klausen” take over the Oberstdorf streets. Two days beforehand (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.

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Advent in Oberstdorf 02 to 17 December 2017

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. Each Saturday at 5 p.m., the candles on the large Advent wreath in the Kurpark are lit in a jovial atmosphere. The diverse Advent programme then commences in the Oberstdorf Haus at 5.30 p.m. The stalls in the Kurpark and the Oberstdorf Haus are open from 3 p.m. Drink a mug of mulled wine with friends and enjoy the atmospheric music – or as the Oberstdorf locals would say in their fantastic dialect: “an Huigarte hong und dr Museg lose” (“have a gettogether and listen to the music”). Many Oberst­dorf groups such as alpine horn blowers, yodellers or the

local band also contribute to the merry atmosphere. You can also look forward to music from people in traditional costumes, dulcimer music, readings and poetry in local dialect.

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Further information and the full programme can be found in the latest Advent flyer, available from the Tourist Information Offices or online at www.oberstdorf.de

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 tavern for a fun evening of traditional music. Enjoy a light meal and the jovial atmosphere. Dates: every Thursday from about the start of December to the end of March. Meeting point: 6 p.m. in the foyer of the Oberstdorf Haus Minimum group size: 6 people Cost: € 10 per person, concessions € 5 (for guests with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card and Oberstdorf locals). The price does not include food, drink or any special travel costs. Booking: only possible locally at the Tourist Information Office in the Oberstdorf Haus Prinzregenten-Platz 1 87561 Oberstdorf Booking deadline: 4.30 p.m. the previous day Advance booking prior to arrival not possible! Info tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 127

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your way. The Audi Q5 powered by the intelligent quattro with ultra technology.* Welcome to the Home of quattro.

Freerider: Jérémie Heitz (CH) *Special features available at an extra charge. Fuel consumption in l/100 km: combined 4.5–7.2; CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined 117–164. Fuel consumption and CO₂ emission figures and efficiency classes given in ranges depend on the tyre/wheel sets used.


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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.


Oberstdorfer Winterfest

Mountain hut magic and live music

No-one can escape the magic of the Oberstdorfer Winterfest (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 7.30 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 till 3 a.m. in the morning.

Easter games

24 March to 06 April 2018 At Easter time, Oberstdorf offers all sorts of Easter-­ egg-related 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 winter to the full! While you go skiing in the sunshine on the perfectly groomed pistes with guaranteed snow in the cross-border ski resort Oberstdorf / Kleinwalsertal Valley, your little ones can have a great time following the varied “Easter games” programme. Young visitors are awaited by trips to the cinema and fire brigade as well as torchlight hikes, pottery making, haybased handicrafts and much more. Of course, an Easter egg hunt is also on the agenda. Your children will be looked after by optimally trained kids’ hosts. “Hoppel” (“Hoppy”), the life-size rabbit, is also on hand to help at all times.

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In January 2018, the huts open from 5 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, 18 January 2018 Friday, 19 January 2018 ◼ Saturday, 20 January 2018 ◼ Friday, 26 January 2018 ◼ Saturday, 27 January 2018 ◼ Friday, 02 February 2018 ◼ Saturday, 03 February 2018 ◼ ◼


Oberstdorf awaits the eagles

Start of the 66th Four Hills Tournament in the Oberstdorf World Championship Ski Jumping Arena

As the year draws to an end, over 35,000 spectators will once again pack the World Championship Ski Jumping Arena to celebrate the start of the 66th Four Hills Tournament. As per tradition, the world’s most prestigious ski jumping series will kick off in Oberstdorf on 29 and 30 December 2017. And the winner of the first jump will automatically become the favourite for overall victory. The series will continue on 31 / 12 / 2017 and 01 / 01 / 2018 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 03 and 04 / 01 / 2018 in Innsbruck and 05 and 06 / 01 / 2018 in Bischofshofen. The competition will be fierce with not only Andreas Wellinger, silver medallist at the last World Championships, but in particular also the athletes from Slovenia, Norway, Austria and Poland vying for victory. However, Florian Weidel, Secretary-­ General of the opening jump event in Oberstdorf, is well aware that surprise results can also occur at the Four Hills Tournament: “Every year, we look forward to the fantastic atmosphere here in the stadium. And the events of the last few years have shown us that it’s not always the top favourites who end up ranking the highest.”

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Provisional schedule Thursday, 28 / 12 / 2017 7 p.m. Official opening ceremony in the Nordic Park Friday, 29 / 12 / 2017 2.30 p.m. Official training HS 140 4.30 p.m. Qualification HS 140 8 p.m. Supporting programme with live music in the Nordic Park Saturday, 30 / 12 / 2017 3 p.m. Practice run HS 140 (50 competitors) 4.30 p.m. 1st competition run HS 140 (50 competitors) Followed by Final run HS 140 (30 competitors) Followed by Award ceremony in the stadium with subsequent firework display 8 p.m. Supporting programme with live music in the Nordic Park This schedule is subject to change

T  ickets have been on sale for the opening event in Oberstdorf since September 2017. Further information about the 66th Four Hills Tournament can be found at www.vierschanzentournee.com or by calling our information hotline on +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 300. Events

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FIS Tour de Ski

The world elite from the cross-country skiing scene will head to Oberstdorf on 03 and 04 January 2018 Straight after New Year, Oberstdorf will host its second major sporting event of the winter: two stages of the FIS Tour de Ski, the world’s most prestigious cross-country skiing series, will be held on the World Championship trails in the Ried arena. Seven races over nine days are scheduled for the world’s best cross-country skiers. The stage locations: 30 / 12 + 01 / 01 / 2018 Lenzerheide (Switzerland) 03 + 04 / 01 / 2018 Oberstdorf (Germany) 06 + 07 / 01 / 2018 Val di Fiemme (Italy)

Ladies’ FIS Ski Jumping World Cup World Cup competition for the ladies elite in Oberstdorf on 23 and 25 March 2018

This winter, the World Championship Ski Jumping Arena in Oberstdorf will play host to the world’s best female ski jumpers for the fourth time. At the end of March, the World Cup final will be held on the normal hill HS 106, once again in the form of a double World Cup. In particular, the German ski jumpers in the team with twice-World-Champion and Olympic Champion Carina Vogt are hoping to finally join her at the top of the leader board. To do so, they will have to overcome competition from many nations: high-flyer Sara Takanashi from Japan and her team mates, the Slovenian and Norwegian teams and most likely one or another surprise athlete will make life difficult for the German Ski Association (DSV) team on their home hill.

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F urther information about the event can be found at www.skispringen-damen.de or by calling the information hotline on +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 300.

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In Oberstdorf, the athletes will compete in a sprint race on 03 January and a mass-start race on 04 January. These provide the ideal opportunity for the favourites to gain time advantages over their competitors. The organisers in Oberstdorf are delighted to have the chance to once again hold two attractive races in 2018 as a fixed part of the tour.

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F ull information about the Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf can be found at www.tour-de-ski.info or by calling the information hotline on +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 300.


FIS Ski Flying World Championships from 18 to 21 January 2018 Impressive flying show on the renovated Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill at the World Championships

The renovations to the ski flying hill are complete and the pre-World-Championship event within the scope of the World Cup 2017 was a roaring success with a fantastic atmosphere and top sporting performances. As such, everything is in place for an exciting World Championship event in the Stillachtal Valley from 18 to 21 January 2018. The top favourite is without a doubt last year’s double title winner Stefan Kraft from Austria, who delivered a closely contested duel with Andreas Wellinger in both of the individual competitions on the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill. Of course, the two top ski fliers will also face competition from athletes of all other nationalities too, as there are many who want to be named Ski Flying World Champion. Slovenia, Norway, Japan and Poland are just a few of the

countries from which other favourites will compete. This promises exciting days of ski flying for spectators in not only the individual competition but also, and above all, the team one. Of course, a fantastic entertainment schedule has also been planned for the four days at the ski flying hill. Dr Peter Kruijer, President of the Organisation Committee, is among those looking forward to the event: “Ski flying is the most prestigious discipline on the ski jumping calendar. We can’t wait for the World Championships and the exciting competitions on the ski flying hill.”

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Nordic Week

from 17 February to 03 March 2018

Crystal-clear air, sparkling white meadows and snow-covered forests. The Nordic Week in Oberstdorf is the perfect opportunity to experience winter in all its glory. Enjoy the snowy landscape on a cross-­ country skiing trail, with snowshoes or on the winter hiking trails around Germany’s most southerly location – with constant views of the most stun­ning peaks in the Allgäu Alps, of course. Why not try a Nordic sport taster course? Cross-country skiers can enjoy 75 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails, some of which can be explored with experienced ski instructors during the courses. If this is not enough for you, then how about testing how steady a hand you have during a biathlon? Join a snowshoeing taster course to enjoy a very special hike with experienced

mountain guides. Or take the opportunity to head on a guided full-day winter hike. There are naturally also plenty of other exciting things on the agenda for the Nordic Week in Oberstdorf too. Info: Full event information can be found at www.oberstdorf.de/nordic-week Bookings: Tourist Information Office Oberstdorf Haus Advance tickets Prinzregenten-Platz 1 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 290 Bookings must be made by 3 p.m. the previous day.

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Wednesday 21 + 28 / 02 / 2018 10 a.m. Snowshoeing taster course 3.45 p.m. Classic cross-country skiing taster course Thursday 22 / 02, 01 / 03 / 2018 10 a.m. Winter hike to the ski flying hill (full day) 6 p.m. Torchlight hike Friday 23 / 02, 02 / 03 / 2018 3.45 p.m. Skating cross-country skiing taster course

Nordic Day 2018 Winter sports and fun for all the family on 18 February 2018 Follow in the footsteps of World Champions at the Ried cross-country skiing stadium: Nordic Day 2018 offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to ex­ perience winter and Nordic skiing first hand and to try out, join in and test various activities to their heart’s desire. All proceeds go to PROSPORT, the foundation for the promotion of young sporting talent in the Allgäu and Kleinwalsertal Valley. For full information, please visit: www.erdinger-arena.de or www. oberstdorf.de/nordicweek For the Nordic Day on 18 February, a diverse programme of free events will once again be provided by Skiclub 1906 Oberstdorf e. V., Skisport- und Veranstaltungs GmbH and the Allgäuer Anzeigeblatt:

Equipment tests and presentations Courses ◼ Fun and games ◼ Nordic fun run ◼ Tubing tyres ◼ Attractive starter package

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Eisgala Exquisit – Concert on Ice 2017

The perfect symbiosis of world class sport and live music The Eisgala Exquisit in December 2016 with star tenor Paul Potts and world class figure skaters like Aljona Savchenko & Bruno Massot was a spectacular event. Now you can again look forward to the “Concert on Ice” as it returns to the Oberstdorf ice sports centre for a third time at 8 p.m. on 30 December 2017. The experienced team from Spotlight Productions once again guarantees a unique evening of artistry, performance sport and emotion. Top figure skating performances coupled with wonderful live music – charmingly presented by ARD figure skating expert Daniel Weiss, himself twice German figure skating champion. So what are you waiting for? Secure the best rinkside seats now and experience this incredible event live in Oberstdorf on 30 December 2017! Tickets and other information: Advance tickets from the Oberstdorf Haus Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 290 kartenvorverkauf@oberstdorf.de Advance tickets from the ice sports centre Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 530 info@oberstdorf-sport.de

New Year’s Eve Ball

31 December 2017 Venue: Oberstdorf Haus Join us in the Oberstdorf Haus to celebrate the turn of the year to a tasty dinner and good music. Entertainment will be provided by the top band “The Voice”. With two guitars, three saxophones, a cross flute, two trumpets, a keyboard, an accordion, a bass guitar, drums and percussion instruments, authentic sounds are guaranteed. Included in the price of € 85 per person: Fondue and drinks (excluding spirits). Also included are a snack and a glass of sparkling wine at midnight. Tickets and other information: Advance tickets from the Oberstdorf Haus Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 290 kartenvorverkauf@oberstdorf.de

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OBERSTDORF Garni Hotels

Enjoy the family atmosphere and the advantages of a „garni hotel“ and make your holiday to something very special. The host families look forward to welcoming you!

Hotel garni Brigitte * **

In this small hotel great attention is paid to hospitality. You will stay in one of 13 cozy rooms and relax in the new, small wellness oasis with sauna, relaxation and fitness room. hotel-brigitte.de | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 96910

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 cross-country skiers. kappeler-haus.com | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 96860

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 | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 6090

Hotel garni Sonnenheim ***

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


Feel good hotels

for your relaxing winter holidays...

Hotel garni Tannhof ***

Feel good holidays with panoramic views! Let yourself be inspired by the wonderful quiet location of the Hotel Tannhof with a beautiful view of the Oberstdorf mountains. The swimming pool with sauna offers recreation and relaxation. hotel-tannhof.de | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 940640

Hotel garni Geldernhaus ***S

Like a winter fairy tale: individual atmosphere, charming comfort and numerous outdoor activities! Experience a winter holiday in a former hunting villa surrounded by the snowwhite alpine panorama. Recommended on Holidaycheck 2017 geldernhaus.de | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 977570

Hotel garni Gerberhof ***S

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

Hotel garni Schellenberg ***S

Not far from the cross-country ski run and ski bus stop the family-run Wellnesshotel Schellenberg welcomes you. New rooms in modern alpine style and one of Oberstdorfs most beautiful wellness areas are waiting for you. schellenberg-oberstdorf.de | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 96370

For further information and booking please contact:

oberstdorf-garni-hotels.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 as well as allergy-friendly facilities, Oberstdorf breaks down barriers.


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

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F or further information and certified companies as well as leisure services in Oberstdorf, please visit www.oberstdorf.de/barrierefrei and see our feel-good brochure.

Holidays for allergy sufferers S­ ince December 2015, Oberstdorf has been certi­ fied as an “allergy-friendly municipality” with a network of allergy-friendly accommodation options, gastronomic establishments and shops. Guests who suffer from allergies or food intolerances will find a wide range of companies in Oberstdorf that are able to meet their needs. All have received training from Bayerischer Heilbäder-Verband e. V. and been certified as allergy-friendly by the European Centre for Allergy

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

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

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F or more information, please visit: www.oberstdorf.de / gesundheit


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 ◼ Kanzelwandbahn cable car, Riezlern / Kleinwalsertal Valley – summit station ◼ Nebelhornbahn cable car – Höfatsblick summit station ◼ Oberstdorf Haus ◼

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P2 by the entrance to the village

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

Alpenrose Tourist Centre, Tiefenbach ◼ Walmendingerhornbahn cable car Mittelberg / Kleinwalsertal – summit station ◼ 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 (price: € 25).

A list of providers of disabled equipment and wheelchair emergency services can be found on page 76.

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 principally 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 their voices using a built-in or external microphone and transmits appro-

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

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

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The Nebelhornbahn and Fellhornbahn cable cars as well as the hiking routes to Rubi, into the Trettachtal and Oytal Valleys and to the sky 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.

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


Getting to Oberstdorf

www.oberstdorf.de/anreise-verkehr

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Getting here by long-distance 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 “MeinFernbus” makes daily journeys to Oberstdorf from Berlin via Nuremberg. The journey time is about 5 ¼ hours from Nuremberg to Oberstdorf and about 10 hours from Berlin to Memmingen.

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

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

Oberstdorf train ticket: The eco-friendly and inexpensive way to reach your holiday destination. Return journey from € 71 *

No changing trains (direct transfer) Valid on all standard, scheduled Deutsche Bahn trains including the ICE, IC, EC and ALEX ◼ The travel days can be freely selected ◼ ◼

Getting here by bus Door to door service. The professionals from the “Komm mit” bus service collect you from your home and take you reliably, safely and comfortably to your holiday accommodation in the Allgäu – and all for a very affordable price.

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*Only valid in connection with an overnight stay in holiday accommodation (e. g. hotel, guest house, etc). Further information can be found at www.oberstdorf.de/bahnticket

For contact details, see page 76.

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Allgäu Walser Premium Card

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

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

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

Oberstdorf ski bus The ski bus to and from Oberstdorf’s Nebelhorn, Fellhorn and Söllereck ski resorts is free of charge for skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers in the district. To be eligible, you must be carrying alpine skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing equipment. Ski passes alone do not entitle you to free transportation.

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Free parking The Allgäu Walser Premium Card entitles you to free parking at the following public car parks (except during major events):

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

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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/alpininfo

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

Walmendingerhorn Moostraße 4 6993 Mittelberg (D-87569)

Excursion destinations

Transport

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

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

Söllereckbahn Kornau-Wanne 9 87561 Oberstdorf

Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Roßbichlstraße 2–6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 521 www.eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de

Komm mit – Morent GmbH & Co. KG Sigishofen 29 87527 Sonthofen Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 67 10 22 www.komm-mit-reisen.de

Escape Room Oberstdorf Allgäu Events GmbH & Co. KG Nebelhornstraße 33 a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 2 20 41 00 www.escaperoom-allgaeu.de

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

Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf Zimmeroy / Stillachtal 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 05 11 www.skiflugschanze-oberstdorf.de

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

WM-Skisprung Arena Oberstdorf Am Faltenbach 27 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 300 www.erdinger-arena.de

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

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

Disabled equipment GesundheitsEck Wheelchair hire and emergency services Ludwigstraße 2 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 40 80 32 www.gesundheitseck.de

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Taxi – Dachs Wolfgang Alpgaustraße 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 47 47 oder +49 (0) 83 22 / 48 96

Cable cars Nebelhornbahn Nebelhornstraße 67 87561 Oberstdorf Fellhornbahn Faistenoy 10 87561 Oberstdorf Kanzelwandbahn Walserstraße 77 6991 Riezlern (D-87567)

Ifenbahn Auenalpe 4 6992 Hirschegg (D-87568)

Personal contact person for all cable cars Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 96 000 Info telephone for all cable cars (except Nebelhornbahn) Tel.: +49 (0) 7 00 / 555 33 888 Info telephone for Nebelhornbahn Tel.: +49 (0) 7 00 / 555 33 666 www.ok-bergbahnen.de

Mountain schools /  snowshoe tour providers Alpinschule Oberstdorf Im oberen Winkel 12 a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 94 07 50 www.alpinschule-oberstdorf.de Aktiv am Berg (Bergschule Oberstdorf) Enzenspergerweg 10 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 61 26 www.aktiv-am-berg.com Bergschule Oberallgäu Nebelhornstraße 2 87561 Oberstdorf 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 NTC Sport Fellhornbahn and Nebelhornbahn valley stations Nebelhornstraße 67 e 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 96 01 www.ntc-oberstdorf.de


Neue Skischule Oberstdorf Oststraße 39 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 33 72 www.neue-skischule-oberstdorf.de OASE Alpin Center Bahnhofsplatz 5 am Gleis 1 87561 Oberstdorf www.oase-alpin.de Wintersportschule Oberstdorf Kornau-Wanne 3 a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 93 40 www.wintersportschule-oberstdorf.de

Mountain rescue / safety Bergwachtbereitschaft Oberstdorf Birgsauer Straße 35 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 22 55 www.bergwacht-bayern.de (Office during business hours, not an emergency number; the mountain rescue team for anywhere in the Alps can solely be alerted by calling 112) Avalanche warning service www.lawinenwarndienst-bayern.de Tel.: +49 (0) 89 / 92 14 - 15 10 Videotext: BR3 Tafel 646

Camping / campervan sites Wohnmobilstellplatz Geiger Hermann-von-Barth-Straße 9 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 180 www.wohnmobilstellplatzoberstdorf.de Campingplatz Oberstdorf Rubinger Straße 16 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 65 25 www.camping-oberstdorf.de Campingplatz Rubi-Camp Rubinger Straße 34 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22/ 95 92 02 www.rubi-camp.de

Ice stock shooting

Museums / exhibitions

Indoor: Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Roßbichlstraße 2–6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 521 www.eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de

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 Altes Rathaus (old town hall) on the Marktplatz (market square)

Outdoor: On the Fuggerpark tennis courts and the Moorweiher in winter. Further information can be found at www.oberstdorf.de/alpininfo

Paragliding vogelfrei Tandemfliegen mit Profis OHG Am First 17 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 1 51 / 12 76 61 11 www.vogelfrei.de

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

Cinema Kurfilmtheater Oberstdorf Oststraße 6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 97 89 70 www.oberstdorfer-kino.de LOFT Kino und Gastronomie Ludwigstraße 7 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 300 48 85 www.loft.bayern

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

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-startsteite Galerie AndO Oststraße 36 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 39 29 www.ando-kunst.de Galerie Bergidyll Freibergstraße 17 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 77 40 www.bergidyll.de Galerie im Trettachhäusle Oststraße 39 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 1 71 / 8 54 42 22 www.sunshine-art.de/galerie Villa Jauss im Fuggerpark Fuggerstraße 7 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 94 02 66 www.villa-jauss.de

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

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Horse-drawn sleigh rides

Toboggan hire

Snowbike / airboarding

Lohnkutscherei Blattner Oststraße 37 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 39 42 www.lohnkutscherei-blattner.de

Allgäuer Holzstadel Weststraße 2 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 966 90

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

Ponyhof Boxler Am Dummelsmoos 37 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 62 10 www.landhaus-boxler.de Lohnkutscherei Wilhelm 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) 1 71 / 3 62 34 15 www.lohnkutscherei-schuster.de Dornach Hans Oibweg 15 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 77 Topper Josef Wasachstraße 30 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 32 20

Riding Alpenreiterhof St. Georg Lochwiesen 2 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 78 05 30 www.alpenreiterhof.de

Sport Huber Nebelhornstraße 11 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 53 81 www.sporthuber.com Sport Kiesel Oststraße 18 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 76 03 Nebelhornbahn AG Nebelhornstraße 67 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 96 00 - 0 www.ok-bergbahnen.de Neue Skischule Oberstdorf Oststraße 39 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 27 37 www.neue-skischule-oberstdorf.de

Ice skating Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Roßbichlstraße 2–6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 500 www.eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de

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

Ski hire For ski hire, see page 18.

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

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

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