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WINTER BROCHURE

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Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing & winter hiking Adventure, village life & events Leisure activities & service information

Version: September 2016

DAS

OBERSTE IM ALLGÄU


Florian Speigl Ac ting Manag ing Director

Dear Oberstdorf holidaymaker and winter enthusiast, As the first snowflakes fall in Oberstdorf, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect way to spend your holiday. Would you most enjoy carving the first tracks down a freshly groomed piste or prefer to take a more relaxed approach? If the latter is the case, then a steaming cup of tea or coffee and a delicious slice of cake by an open fire in a rustic hut is surely the perfect choice. Or do you tend to go for more athletic activities? If so, then the cross-­country skiing trails from the Nordic World Ski Championships 2005 await you! With a huge range of winter sport activities, there’s something for everyone: skiers and snowboarders can enjoy 128 kilometres of pistes in five different ski resorts, including Fellhorn / ­Kanzelwand, Germany’s largest cross-border ski resort. Even more fun awaits you on the Nebelhorn with Germany’s longest valley run, measuring an impressive 7.5 kilometres. Families feel particularly at home in Söllereck, a family-friendly

ski resort with a ski carousel and children’s practice area. The ski resorts around Oberstdorf are open from mid-December to the end of April. Modern lifts swiftly transport you to the summits, so you can spend as long as p ­ ossible 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. Surmount the Burgstall climb at the Ried cross-country skiing arena and feel like a world champion! 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. Incidentally, if you want to see world-class athletes first hand, then

get your tickets for the Four Hills Tournament, the Tour de Ski and the Ladies’ FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. For a little taste of World Championship fever, visit us in February 2017 to enjoy the pre-event for the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2018. This brochure presents the many different holiday activities that Oberstdorf has to offer. We hope it gives you a few ideas on how best to spend your time in the most southerly part of Germany. After all, there’s one thing that’s for certain: you’ll find your perfect holiday here! See you in Oberstdorf! Yours,

Florian Speigl Acting Managing Director 3


CONTENTS

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Alpine skiing

20

Cross-country skiing

28

Winter hiking

38

Adventure

54

48

Village life

64

Service

68

Getting here

70

Holidays for wheelchair users

72

Addresses

Events

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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Cover photo: Elena Alger

All information in this brochure is subject to correction

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Print EBERL PRINT GmbH Kirchplatz 6, 87509 Immenstadt Translation

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CALENDAR

Oberstdorf events Sport events Special offers

26 / 11

Advent in Oberstdorf

03 / 12

Advent in Oberstdorf

06 / 12

“Klausentreiben” in Oberstdorf

10 + 11 / 12 Advent in Oberstdorf 17 / 12

Advent in Oberstdorf

30 / 12

Eisgala – Concert on Ice

November 2016

December 2016

10 – 23 / 12 Advent ski weeks

28 – 30 / 12 65th Four Hills Tournament

13 + 14 / 01 Winterfest

03 + 04 / 01 Tour de Ski

14 – 29 / 01 Nordic Week

06 – 08 / 01 Ladies’ FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

15 / 01

Nordic Day

January 2017

20 + 21 / 01 Winterfest

07 – 29 / 01 Winter hiking and more

27 + 28 / 01 Winterfest

07 – 29 / 01 Cross-country skiing and more

February 2017

05 / 03 Funkensonntag (Bonfire Sun­day)

FIS Ski Flying World Cup 03 / 02 Qualification 04 / 02 Individual competition 05 / 02 Team competition

04 – 26 / 03 Winter hiking and more 04 – 26 / 03 Cross-country skiing and more

March 2017

08 – 21 / 04 Easter games in Oberstdorf

07 – 27 / 01 Dream ski weeks

11 – 31 / 03 Sunshine ski weeks

April 2017

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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 that can be used all season thanks to stateof-the-art snowmaking equipment.


2 COUNTRIES — 1 New in winter 2016/17 New peak restaurant

2.379 m

Kratzer

Trettachspitze

Elferkopf

Kratzer

Trettachspitze

Elferkopf

2.428 m

2.596 m

Widderstein

2.387 m

2.536 m

Ab Winter 2016/17 Neues Gipfelrestaurant und spektakulärer Nordwandsteig

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Zwölferkopf

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28

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Bühlalpe

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1.244 m

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49

Rodelbahn

49

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Innerschwende

SÖLLERECK SÖLLERECK

Innerschwende

Außerschwende New year-round playground with “SölliBully”, Neuer the wooden XXL Ganzjahresspielplatz snowcat dem mit SölliBully,

Walserschanz

Hörnlepass Außerschwende Hörnlepass

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2016

INSIDER TIP Leading ski resort with up to 40 km of slopes

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

Nebelhorn ski season: 10 / 12 / 2016 to 01 / 05 / 2017

A top location for over 80 years: as the highest ski resort in the Allgäu, the Nebelhorn impresses with its amazing views, outstanding chances of snow, high quality pistes and a 7.5-kilometre valley run with artificial snow. This winter, the Nebelhorn summit is showing off its best side with a new and inviting restaurant. High up above Oberst­dorf, you can now enjoy delicious meals accompanied by spectacular views. The NTC park offers even more fun and laughter in the snow with its leisure sports equipment and three-kilometre-long, snow-covered toboggan run. The new summit restaurant as well as the “Gemsnest” panoramic bar and the self-service restaurant at the Höfatsblick station offer plenty to whet skiers’ and winter hikers’ appetites.

Nebelhorn Adults

Adolescents

Children

Born 1999 / 2000

Born in or after 2001

Day pass

€ 43.50

€ 33.50

€ 17.50

Half-day pass

€ 37.00

€ 28.50

€ 17.00

€ 35.50

€ 27.50

€ 16.50

€ 34.50

€ 27.00

€ 16.50

From 12 p.m.

Half-day pass From 1.30 p.m.

Ascent / descent (Pedestrians)

All information is subject to correction

Even more on the Nebelhorn

Two cleared winter hiking trails at an altitude of approx. 2,000 m from the Höfatsblick station

Three-kilometre-long natural toboggan run from the Seealpe station (toboggan hire) down into the valley – with artificial snow if necessary

Ortovox training centre: practice searching for avalanche victims using a transceiver and a probe

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Fellhorn / Kanzelwand

Fellhorn ski season: 10 / 12 / 2016 to 17 / 04 / 2017 Kanzelwand ski season: 10 / 12 / 2016 to 17 / 04 / 2017

Endless skiing fun in two countries – the state-of-the-art Fellhorn / Kanzelwand ski region offers everything a skier’s heart could desire: pistes for every taste with practically guaranteed snow, two over-four-kilometrelong and optimally developed valley runs, mogul pistes and gentle slopes, the Audi quattro fun slope, the Crystal Ground snow park and the Easy­

park for beginners. This winter, the new Bierenwangbahn will also go into operation – a comfortable six-­ seater chair lift with heated leather seats and a bubble for protection against the weather. This replaces the

resort’s final T-bar lift and creates the space needed for the newly expanded Bierenwang piste. Mountain restaurants with large terraces and free deckchairs add the perfect finishing touch to this glorious winter setting.

Fellhorn / Kanzelwand Adults Born 1957 – 1998

Senior citizens

Adoles­ cents

Born in or before 1956

Born 1999 / 2000

Children

Snowmen*

Born 2001 – 2010

Day pass

€ 4 4.50

€ 42.00

€ 33.00

€ 17.50

Morning

€ 38.00

€ 35.50

€ 28.00

€ 15.00

€ 38.00

€ 35.50

€ 28.00

€ 15.00

€ 35.50

€ 33.50

€ 26.50

€ 14.00

€ 25.50

€ 24.50

€ 19.00

€ 10.00

€ 23.00

€ 22.00

€ 17.50

€ 9.00

Born in or after 2011

€ 9.00

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)

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Adlerhorst

Hirschegg 1124 m

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Söllereck

Söllereck ski season: 17 / 12 / 2016 to 26 / 03 / 2017 and 08 / 04 / 2017 to 23 / 04 / 2017

Söllereck toboggan run Adults

Adolescents

Children

Infants

Age 16 – 17

Age 8 – 15

Age 5 – 7

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

€ 20.00

€ 10.00

*Non-transferable – only valid for 1 person; all information is subject to correction

Söllereckbahn cable car  /  Höllwieslift Skiers

Adults

Adolescents

Children

Snowmen

Born 1999 / 2000

Born 2001 – 2010

Born in or after 2011

Day pass

€ 32.00

€ 27.00

€ 17.50

Half-day pass

€ 27.00

€ 23.00

€ 14.00

€ 25.50

€ 22.00

€ 13.50

Adults

Adolescents

Children

Born 1999 / 2000

Born 2001

€ 9.00

Until 12.30 p.m.

Half-day pass From 1.30 p.m.

Pedestrians

Ascent Ascent and descent

€ 11.50

€ 9.50

€ 6.00

€ 16.00

€ 13.00

€ 8.50 All information is subject to correction

New yearround playground with “SölliBully”, the wooden XXL snowcat

Söllis Mini-Park

Opening of “Söllis Winterwelt” with new 60-meter conveyor belt for children and beginners

Umbau Baustelle WM 2018

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Opening of “Söllis Winterwelt” free conveyor belt with extra-flat slope for your first ski experience

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Version: July 2016

As a family mountain, the Söllereck near Oberstdorf with “Söllis Winterwelt” and extremely child-friendly pistes is well known both throughout and far beyond the Allgäu region. This winter, it lives up to its good reputation with a plethora of new facilities. Top of the list is the new “Söllis Winterwelt”, which offers visitors even more fun in the snow. Kids can’t help but love the year-round playground’s “SölliBully”, an extra-large, wooden piste bully for climbing on. A new con­ veyor transports you free of charge to the gentle practice slope for your first attempts at skiing, while further new conveyors head from the car park to the cable car and on to the practice slope. The Wannenlift offers an even stronger certainty of snow thanks to the modernised snowmaking equipment. This also benefits the “Söllis Skikindergarten” (ski nursery) with ­its interactive parcours on the Wannenpiste. But you don’t necessarily need skis to head down the slopes at speed – simply hop on the popular AllgäuCoaster!

Modernised artificial snowing facilities for enhanced snow guarantee

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Walmendingerhorn – Ifen – Heuberg Arena A short transfer on the ski bus brings together what goes together. Walmendingerhorn, Ifen and the Heuberg Arena in the Kleinwalsertal Valley form a glistening alliance. The new, joint ski pass enables you to enjoy all three areas as a single resort. Valley lifts and skiing trails

Walmendingerhorn ski season: 17 / 12 / 2016 to 17 / 04 / 2017 Ifen ski season: 17 / 12 / 2016 to 23 / 04 / 2017 Heuberg ski season: 17 / 12 / 2016 to 02 / 04 / 2017

conveniently lead you to the Walmendingerhorn and its pistes. The quality of the facilities in Ifen have seen further improvement this winter with a new, six-seater chair lift with heated seats and a bubble for protection against the weather. A new snow cannon furthermore

guarantees snow on eleven kilometres of piste. Twelve more kilometres are covered in natural snow only. Finally, the Heuberg Arena with its beginner-­ friendly pistes is likely to once again be a favourite for families with children this winter.

Walmendigerhorn  /  Ifen  /  Heuberg Arena Adults

Senior citizens

Adolescents

Children

Snowmen*

Born 1957 – 1998

Born in or before 1956

Born 1999 / 2000

Born 2001 – 2010

Born in or after 2011

€ 9.00

Day pass

€ 39.50

€ 37.50

€ 30.00

€ 17.50

Morning

€ 33.50

€ 32.00

€ 25.50

€ 15.00

€ 33.50

€ 32.00

€ 25.50

€ 15.00

€ 31.50

€ 30.00

€ 24.00

€ 14.00

€ 22.50

€ 21.50

€ 17.50

€ 9.00

€ 22.50

€ 21.50

€ 17.00

€ 9.00

€ 7.50

€ 4.00

Until 12.30 p.m.

Half-day pass From 12 p.m.

Half-day pass From 1.30 p.m.

Ascent / descent Walmendigerhorn (pedestrians)

Ascent / descent Ifen (pedestrians)

Ascent / descent Heuberg Arena

€ 10.00

(pedestrians) *Promotion: “Children accompanied by a parent go free on Sundays” from 05 / 03 / 2017. All information is subject to correction

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

Winter sports enthusiasts and fans of alpine skiing can choose from several different day and multi-day passes in the Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal ski region to perfectly match their needs. The ski passes are valid on all 48 cable cars and lifts in Oberstdorf and the Kleinwalsertal Valley for visitors with winter sports equipment (skis, snowboards, etc.) – making it easy to check out new pistes every single day.

Ski pass rates

PS (Pre-season):

until 23 / 12 / 2016

LS (Late season):

from 01 / 04 / 2017

PK (Peak season): 24 / 12 / 2016 – 06 / 01 / 2017 28 / 01 / 2017 – 10 / 03 / 2017 DR (Dream skiing):

07 / 01 / 2017 – 27 / 01 / 2017

SU (Sunshine skiing): 11 / 03 / 2017 – 31 / 03 / 2017

Adults

Senior citizens

Born 1957 – 1998

Born in or before 1956

PS  /  LS

PK

DR

SU

PS  /  LS

PK

DR

SU

1 day

€ 46.00

€ 46.00

€ 46.00

€ 46.00

€ 43.50

€ 43.50

€ 43.50

€ 43.50

2 days

€ 66.00

€ 88.00

€ 79.00

€ 75.00

€ 62.50

€ 83.50

€ 75.00

€ 71.00

3 days

€ 95.00

€ 126.50

€ 114.00

€ 107.50

€ 90.00

€ 120.00

€ 108.00

€ 102.00

4 days

€ 121.00

€ 161.50

€ 145.50

€ 137.50

€ 115.00

€ 153.50

€ 138.00

€ 130.50

5 days

€ 144.50

€ 192.50

€ 173.50

€ 163.50

€ 137.50

€ 183.00

€ 164.50

€ 155.50

6 days

€ 165.00

€ 220.00

€ 198.00

€ 187.00

€ 157.00

€ 209.00

€ 188.00

€ 177.50

7 days

€ 185.50

€ 247.00

€ 222.50

€ 210.00

€ 176.00

€ 234.50

€ 211.00

€ 199.50

8 days

€ 203.50

€ 271.50

€ 244.50

€ 231.00

€ 193.50

€ 258.00

€ 232.00

€ 219.50

9 days

€ 220.00

€ 293.00

€ 263.50

€ 249.00

€ 209.00

€ 278.50

€ 250.50

€ 236.50

10 days

€ 234.00

€ 312.00

€ 281.00

€ 265.00

€ 222.50

€ 296.50

€ 267.00

€ 252.00

11 days

€ 246.00

€ 328.00

€ 295.00

€ 279.00

€ 233.50

€ 311.50

€ 280.50

€ 265.00

12 days

€ 260.00

€ 346.50

€ 312.00

€ 294.50

€ 247.00

€ 329.00

€ 296.00

€ 279.50

13 days

€ 272.50

€ 363.50

€ 327.00

€ 309.00

€ 259.00

€ 345.50

€ 311.00

€ 293.50

14 days

€ 284.50

€ 379.50

€ 341.50

€ 322.50

€ 270.50

€ 360.50

€ 324.50

€ 306.50

€ 12.00

€ 16.00

€ 14.50

€ 13.50

€ 11.50

€ 15.00

€ 13.50

€ 13.00

4 out of 7 days

€ 130.50

€ 174.00

€ 156.50

€ 148.00

€ 124.00

€ 165.00

€ 148.50

€ 140.50

7 out of 10 days

€ 199.50

€ 266.00

€ 239.50

€ 226.00

€ 189.00

€ 252.00

€ 227.00

€ 214.00

10 out of 14 days

€ 251.50

€ 335.00

€ 301.50

€ 285.00

€ 239.00

€ 318.50

€ 286.50

€ 270.50

Per additional day Selected-use passes

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€ 230.00

€ 217.50


Ski pass rates

Adolescents

Children

Snowmen

Born 1999 / 2000

Born 2001 – 2010 (Price also for school classes)

Born in or after 2011

PS  /  LS

PK

DR

SU

€ 35.50

€ 35.50

€ 35.50

€ 35.50

€ 17.50

2 days

€ 51.00

€ 68.00

€ 61.00

€ 58.00

€ 30.00

€ 18.00

3 days

€ 73.00

€ 97.50

€ 88.00

€ 83.00

€ 43.00

€ 27.00

4 days

€ 93.50

€ 124.50

€ 112.00

€ 106.00

€ 55.00

€ 36.00

5 days

€ 111.00

€ 148.00

€ 133.00

€ 126.00

€ 65.50

€ 45.00

6 days

€ 127.00

€ 169.50

€ 152.50

€ 144.00

€ 75.00

€ 5 4.00

7 days

€ 142.50

€ 190.00

€ 171.00

€ 161.50

€ 84.00

€ 63.00

8 days

€ 157.00

€ 209.00

€ 188.00

€ 177.50

€ 92.50

€ 72.00

9 days

€ 169.00

€ 225.50

€ 203.00

€ 191.50

€ 99.50

€ 81.00

1 day

€ 9.00

10 days

€ 180.00

€ 240.00

€ 216.00

€ 204.00

€ 106.00

€ 90.00

11 days

€ 189.50

€ 252.50

€ 227.50

€ 214.50

€ 111.50

€ 99.00

12 days

€ 200.50

€ 267.00

€ 240.50

€ 227.00

€ 118.00

€ 108.00

13 days

€ 210.00

€ 280.00

€ 252.00

€ 238.00

€ 123.50

€ 117.00

14 days

€ 219.00

€ 292.00

€ 263.00

€ 248.00

€ 129.00

€ 126.00

€ 9.00

€ 12.00

€ 11.00

€ 10.00

€ 5.50

€ 9.00

€ 100.00

€ 133.50

€ 120.00

€ 113.50

€ 59.00

7 out of 10 days

€ 153.50

€ 204.50

€ 184.00

€ 174.00

€ 90.50

10 out of 14 days

€ 194.00

€ 258.50

€ 232.50

€ 219.50

€ 114.00

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

6 days during the season

€ 177.50

€ 87.50

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Ski and snow sports schools with equipment hire Alpin Ski- und Snowboardschule Bahnhofplatz 1a Tel.: 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 18

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Ski hire

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

Franzel’s Ski- und Snowboardverleih Oststraße 46 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 98 88 www.skiverleih-nebelhorn.de

Skibobschule Bühler Söllereckbahn valley station Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 26 69 www.skibob-snowbike.de

Sport Kiesel Oststraße 18 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 76 03

Skischule Tiefenbach Lochbachstraße 21 (Tiefenbach district) Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 36 57 www.skischule-tiefenbach.de Wintersportschule Oberstdorf Kornau-Wanne 3a Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 93 40 www.wintersportschule-oberstdorf.de

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Intersport Huber Nebelhornstraße 11 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 53 81

Sport Reichl Weststraße 14 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 82 23


Special offer: Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal ski resort Stay three or more nights and enjoy exclusive ski pass prices Advent ski weeks: 10 to 23 December 2016 Dream ski weeks: 07 to 27 January 2017 Sunshine ski weeks: 11 to 31 March 2017 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 und 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 Rundkurs Rohrmoos, 10 km An der Halde cross-country skiing trail, approx. 2 km

Skating track Toboggan run

Car park

Tourist Information Office

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

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Cross-country skiing trails

Oberstdorf circular trail

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.

Length: 8 km Altitude metres: 35 m Location: near the village, to the south / south-west of Oberstdorf, largely flat terrain

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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The circular trail follows a diverse but easy route across the meadows and fields to the south of Oberstdorf, from the Walser Bridge on the south-west side of the village to the Loretto chapels. Along the way, it regularly passes points near the centre of Oberstdorf, where you can choose to join or leave it. After passing the lovely St. Loretto pilgrimage chapels, the trail continues to the Renksteg, offering spectacular views along the way. Here, you’ll find the point where the route joins the cross-country skiing trails from the last Nordic World Ski Championships in 2005 and the upcoming World Ski Championships in 2021. Stay on the circular trail and things quickly get more tranquil again. The trail leads idyllically along the edge of the forest running parallel to the Stillach in the far south-west of the Oberstdorf basin.

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World Championship cross-country skiing trails

Spielmannsau

Length: up to 10 km Altitude metres: 110 m Location: entrance to the Stillachtal Valley, flat to undulating terrain

Length: 15 km Altitude metres: 183 m Location: valley, frequently undulating terrain with an array of ascents and descents

Near the cross-country skiing stadium, the World Champion­ ship cross-country skiing trails in the Ried area lead across pleasantly flat terrain. However, the steep climbs to the Burgstall and the rapid descents over bridges and round narrow bends back to the stadium are already in sight. The trails head along specially constructed cross-country skiing bridges and into the area of the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill. Here, you can choose between a demanding mountain stage and a leisurely loop in the valley. Heading back towards the stadium, a long, sweat-inducing climb to the Burgstall awaits. Here, in the midst of the World Champion­ ship cross-country skiing trails from 1987 and 2005, athletic skiers will find exactly what they are looking for! The “difficult” section on the Burgstall in the Ried stadium can naturally also be missed out. If doing so, the easy cross-­country skiing trails lead straight back to the Erdinger Arena cross-country skiing stadium in the Ried area.

Those who want to head along the cross-country skiing trail into the beautiful winter setting of the Trettachtal Valley first have to overcome an extremely demanding ascent in the Burgstall climb area. Large sections of the trail run along the cross-country skiing trails used for the World Championships in 1987 and 2005 and to be used for the upcoming World Championships in 2021. The cross-­ country skiing trail then continues along varied terrain with rises, descents and trail bridges to Dietersberg. It follows the Trettach River through a mixture of sunny areas and heavily snow-covered forests to Spielmannsau before doubling back to Dietersberg via Gottenried. On arrival at Dietersberg, the cross-country skiing trail con­tinues along a picturesque, sunny loop back to the Haseltopf Bridge. After crossing the Trettach and a short, sharp climb to the “Rennblock”, the cross-country skiing trail leads back to the Burgstall climb, where the steep descents are guaranteed to provide a final highlight!

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Cross-country skiing taster courses

Biathlon taster lesson

Want to try your hand at cross-country skiing? The Tourismus Oberstdorf organises a taster course on the night-time cross-country skiing trail in the Ried cross-­country skiing stadium twice a week from about mid-­December to midMarch, 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 twice a week on the nighttime cross-country skiing trail in the Ried cross-country skiing stadium from about mid-December to mid-March, 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): 4.45 p.m., Ried cross-country skiing stadium, Birgsauer Straße 35

Meeting point: Ried cross-country skiing stadium, Birgsauer Straße 35

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Cost: € 21 (for Oberstdorf visitors with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card)

Cost: € 18 (for Oberstdorf visitors with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card) 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 Minimum age: 8

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Duration: approx. 1 hour

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 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 29 January 2017 and 04 to 26 March 2017 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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SKIRENTAL SKISCHOOL SERVICE SHOP SKIDEPOT SNOWPARK

S P O R T Oberstdorf

DIRECTLY AT THE FELLHORN - AND NEBELHORN VALLEY STATIONS NTC Oberstdorf Sport Entertainment GmbH · Nebelhornstraße 67e · 87561 Oberstdorf · Tel. 08322 989601 · www.ntc-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.


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

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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.


Winter hike to the Gaisalpe Length: 12 km Duration: 5 hours

Altitude metres: 371 m Location: valley to mid-altitude

From the centre of Oberstdorf, the trail climbs past the Erdinger Arena to the Breitenberg, where the Wallrafweg trail begins. This was named after Max Wallraf, the former President of the German Reichstag and Lord Mayor of Cologne, who often visited Oberstdorf and inspired the hiking trail above the village and the southern Illertal Valley. On arrival at the Gaisalpe, at an altitude of 1,149 m, you are rewarded with a picturesque winter’s view of a snowy mountain landscape and the surrounding snow-­ covered peaks. To the north, the views stretch out over the whole of the Illertal Valley to the lowlands way beyond. The return route takes you along the road to Reichenbach. In the winter, the descent is also popularly used as a toboggan run. From Reichenbach, head along the meadow

paths and past the village of Rubi following a sunny trail with plenty of spectacular views back to the Dummelsmoos Bridge at the edge of Oberstdorf. Tip: If the Wallrafweg trail is closed, you can still reach the Gaisalpe via the wintry road from Reichenbach. If taking this route, make sure you pack your sledge for a fun and effortless descent. Options for breaks: Café Breitenberg, Gaisalpe mountain restaurant, Rubi, Reichenbach The hike is suitable for the whole family and you shouldn’t forget your sledge.

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From Schönblick to Hochleite Length: 9 km Altitude metres: 600 m descent Duration: 4.5 hours Location: mid-altitude From the aptly named “Schönblick” (“beautiful view”) summit station of the Söllereck cable car, the winter hiking trail leads towards the Hochleite plain. Spectacular views over the entire southern region of the Upper Allgäu and the Oberstdorf basin provide a welcome change from the idyllic but dense winter forest. On reaching the Hochleite plain, the route becomes flatter, sunnier and with even more panoramas. Many magnificent views of the Stillachtal Valley and the main massif of the Allgäu Alps appear. From the mountain restaurant, the diverse and sunny descent takes you back to Schwand. From here, the trail continues past the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill and the Dr. Rehweg trail to the western side of the Freibergsee Lake. On reaching the north-east edge of the Freibergsee basin, a stretch of slightly steeper trail heads down through

the forest to the lower Renksteg Bridge. The winter hiking trail then passes over the bridge and the open expanses of the Ösch meadows back to Oberstdorf. Tip: If there is plenty of snow and no ice, a brief sledge ride from the Hochleite mountain restaurant to Schwand offers great fun for people of all ages. Depending on avail­ability and the number of people using the hiking trail, you can hire toboggans from the hut owner. Options for breaks: Schönblick mountain restaurant, Berghaus am Söller, Hochleite mountain restaurant, Schwand Alpine restaurant, Besler’s Schwand The hike is suitable for the whole family and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity for a sledge ride.

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A winter’s day in the Trettachtal Valley Length: 13 km Altitude metres: 171 m Duration: 4.5 hours Location: valley

running parallel to the icy Trettach at all times and taking you leisurely back to Oberstdorf.

The trail leads past the Christlessee Lake, over the Truppersoy Bridge to Spielmannsau. To the south, you can enjoy impressive views of the snow-capped peaks of the Trettach­ spitze – one of the most striking mountains in the Allgäu Alps! 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. The way back follows a picturesque route with plenty of great views past Dietersberg and Gruben,

Options for breaks: Haseltopf snack hut, Christlessee café / restaurant, Spielmannsau mountain restaurant, Mumme-Stüble hut, Riefenkopf mountain restaurant, Café Gruben 1a, Café Jägerstand The hike is suitable for the whole family and even for pushchairs.

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Via Kornau to the Bergkristall Length: 6 km Duration: 3.5 hours

Altitude metres: 243 m Location: mid-altitude

After the Walser Bridge at the west edge of the village, a short, sharp section to the “Alte Walserstraße” begins. Following the Alte Walserstraße, the route climbs to the edge of Kornau, a tranquil and idyllic district that lies in a sunny position above Oberstdorf. In addition to the 16th century village chapel of St. Fabian & Sebastian, this is home to the former workshop of the Swabian writer Arthur Maximilian Miller, whose most famous works include “Die schwäbi­sche Weihnacht” (“A Swabian Christmas”). On reaching the end of the village, the trail briefly passes along a former cattle drive route, heading slightly steeper

uphill to the valley station of the Söllereck cable car. Following a brief, wintry section through a forest, the trail leads to the picturesquely located Bergkristall hut. Passing a pretty area where wild game are fed, the trail continues along the Bergkristallweg and the Waldesruhe back to Oberstdorf. Tip: The hike distance can be almost halved by taking a bus to the Söllereck cable car station. Depending on your preferences, you can therefore cut out the partially steep ascents or descents from and to Oberstdorf.

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Hike in the Oytal Valley Length: 10 km Duration: 4 hours

Altitude metres: 187 m Location: valley

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

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

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In the sunny south Length: 5 km Duration: 1 hour

Altitude metres: 42 m Location: valley

There are many trails that lead to Oberstdorf’s sunny southern flatlands with their spectacular views. From the upper market, the route past the Halde is a rewarding one, and the shortest route to the meadows in the Ösch Valley. Numerous routes run from Walserstraße in the lower market to the meadow trails. The southern and western edges of the sun-drenched meadows are restricted by the Stillach River and the causeways that run along it. Many of the winter hiking trails that start at the western edge of the village meet at the weather station. The views stretch from the Rubihorn to the Nebelhorn and across almost all of the Oberstdorf mountains to far in the north-west, over the Söllereck. From here, a rewarding circular trail takes you along the Buchstock, facing the sun with constant views of the Oytal, Trettachtal and Stillachtal Valleys. On reaching the Stillach River, the causeway runs right

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alongside the water and over the Ziegelbach Bridge to the Karats­bichl. After a heavily snow-covered section along the Stillach, things get increasingly sunny again at the Karatsbichl. Cross the Karatsbichl Bridge, head along the Karatsbichl trail and you’re really not far from the village now. Of course, there are again many different trails that you can take for the final stretch. Tip: The sunny toboggan slope on the Karatsbichl is particularly popular with children! Parents can keep a watchful eye on them while sitting back and relaxing on deckchairs on the delightful sun terrace. The route is suitable for the whole family and accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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The Oberstdorf snowshoe educational trail Be the first to leave your tracks in the untouched snow while enjoying the peaceful surroundings – all in harmony with nature. The heavily snow-covered winter landscape shows off its magical side with glistening powder snow and 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, the Tourismus Oberstdorf offers guided snowshoe hikes on Oberstdorf’s first snowshoe educational 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.

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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, trained 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 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 age: 8

Schedule: Wednesday: 10 a.m. Meeting point: Ried cross-country skiing stadium, Birgsauer Straße 35 Duration: approx. 4 hours Cost: € 36 incl. hire equipment (for Oberstdorf visitors with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card)

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Special offer: winter hiking and more One night free or 15 % reduction on the standard winter accommodation price 07 to 29 January 2017 and 04 to 26 March 2017 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 parti­ cipating hosts. Make the most of the free guided hikes offered by the Tourismus Oberstdorf Monday to Friday. You can optionally book a huge range of winter offers at discounted prices, such as a specially guided half-day walk incl. bus and cable car journeys, 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 Oberstdorfer Heimatmuseum (local history museum) is located in a 17th century period property in Oberstdorf. Fortune has it that despite a major fire in 1865 and the modernisation craze in the 1970s, the original core of the building is still intact. The museum opened in the historic premises in 1932 and has been continually expanded ever since.

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Exhibits show how the destitute 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. 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

Fun and action for all

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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 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

Ski jump hills

Two arenas – two opportunities for pure adventure

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Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill Idyllically located in the Stillachtal Valley and with a 72 m-­ high start tower, this is one of the world’s biggest ski flying hills. Since April 2016, the hill has been extensively modernised in preparation for the Ski Flying World Championships in spring 2018. Fingers crossed that it will be ready: the Ski Flying World Cup will take place on the renovated ski flying hill in February 2017 as a test for the World Championships.

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Sportstätten Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 510 www.skiflugschanze-oberstdorf.de Erdinger Arena 1c Always worth a visit: the Erdinger Arena with its five jumps at the foot of the Schattenberg, where the opening jump of the Four Hills Tournament takes place every year. The hillside lift takes you up to the foot of the jump tower, from where the panoramic lift continues to the viewing platform. The arena is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a guided tour commencing at 11 a.m. (minimum group size: 8 persons, booking necessary).

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Bergschau visitor centre

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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 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 old town hall 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.

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2,000 m above sea level, 3,000 m³ of frozen water and a whole lot of snow: each of the igloos is an inhabitable sculpture decorated with original reliefs by local Allgäu artists. A bar made from pure ice catches the eye in the igloo site. Anyone can visit the lodge while the cable car is open but for a totally unique experience, you should come and stay overnight. Guests can choose between a standard igloo (sleeps 4) or a romantic igloo (sleeps 2). An igloo suite is also available for very special occasions. After the sun has set, the guests are served the famous Allgäu cheese fondue. The next morning, breakfast is served in the nearby Höfatsblick summit station. The price of an overnight stay starts from € 114 per person in a 4-person igloo and € 174 per person in a 2-person igloo. IgluLodge Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 80 03 00 www.iglu-lodge.de

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

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Oberstdorf Therme Enjoy pure relaxation at Oberstdorf’s spa oasis

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

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

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

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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Snowbiking

Biking down the pistes For anyone looking to try something new, a snowbike or snowscooter is the perfect choice. Simply sit on the device as though on a bike with footboards. Exhilarating fun is guaranteed.

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After just a few goes, even complete novices will get the hang of the equipment. The ideal solution for a fun-packed afternoon with family or friends.

Airboarding is one of the fastest and most spectacular ways of boarding down a ski slope.

The trendy sports device invented in Austria offers fantastic fun in the snow after very little practice while also giving your back, upper body, stomach and legs a great work-out. 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. This makes these sports kind on the joints and low risk in terms of injury – and therefore also ideal for sporty people of a more advanced age.

Shoot down the piste head first Airboarding involves flying down the slope head first. You’ll soon fall head over heels with this sport!

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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.

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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

Total length: approx. 800 m Options for breaks: Karatsbichl café and 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.

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.

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. Oberstdorf Escape Room Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 2 20 41 00 www.escaperoom-allgaeu.de 46

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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.

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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 look forward 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 50

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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) 05 March 2017

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 6 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 26 November to 17 December 2016

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: “Hui garte 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 approx. mid-December to early April (depending on the amount of snow) Meeting point: 6 p.m. in the foyer of the Oberstdorf Haus Minimum group size: 6 people Nominal cost: € 10 per person, concessions € 5 (for guests with an Allgäu Walser Premium Card only). The price does not include food, drink or any special travel costs. Booking: only possible at the Tourismus Oberstdorf 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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OBERSTDORF Garni Hotels

Feel good hotels for your winter holiday...

Hotel garni Rubihaus ** *

Surrounded by a large garden area the Hotel Rubihaus welcomes you near the centre of Oberstdorf. Enjoy an extensive and leisurely breakfast buffet with a crackling fireplace. rubihaus.de | Phone: +49 (0) 8322 / 6090

Hotel garni Kappeler-Haus * * *

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

Hotel garni Sonnenheim * * *

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

Hotel garni Gerberhof * * * S

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

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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

08 to 21 April 2017 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 ski 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. They are also awaited by many other things too, such as visits to the cinema, fire brigade or basket weaver, as well as torchlight hikes, pottery making and hay-based handicrafts. 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 2017, the huts open from 5 p.m. on the following dates:

Friday, 13 January 2017 Saturday, 14 January 2017 ◼ Friday, 20 January 2017 ◼ Saturday, 21 January 2017 ◼ Friday, 27 January 2017 ◼ Saturday, 28 January 2017 ◼ ◼


Oberstdorf awaits the eagles

Start of the 65th Four Hills Tournament in the Oberstdorf World Championship Ski Jumping Arena

When the 65th Four Hills Tournament kicks off on 29 and 30 / 12 / 2016, more than 30,000 spectators will pack the stadium at the foot of the Schattenberg to cheer on whoever wins the first competition in the world’s most prestigious ski jumping series – and becomes the favourite for the subsequent events (31 / 12 / 2016 + 01 / 01 / 2017 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 03 + 04 / 01 / 2017 Innsbruck and 05 + 06 / 01 / 2017 Bischofshofen). Will Germany’s champion ski jumper Severin Freund once again achieve victory in front of his home crowd? Or is there simply no beating Slovenia’s number one, the overall World Champion and Ski Flying World Champion Peter Prevc? Of course, we must not forget the other international competitors, like the young guns from Norway and the Austrian eagles, who will give everything they’ve got to re-gain overall victory for Austria. Stefan Huber, Secretary-General of the opening jump event in Oberstdorf, is already getting excited: “Severin Freund showed us last winter that he can be at the top of the game. We’re naturally crossing our fingers for another German success at the opening event in Oberstdorf.”

Tickets have been on sale for the opening event in Oberstdorf since September 2016. Further information about the 65th Four Hills Tournament can be found at www.vierschanzentournee.com or by calling the information hotline on +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 90 300.

Provisional schedule Wednesday, 28 / 12 / 2016 7 p.m. Official opening ceremony in the Nordic Park Thursday, 29 / 12 / 2016 2.45 p.m. Official training HS 137 4.45 p.m. Qualification HS 137 8 p.m. Supporting programme with live music in the Nordic Park Friday, 30 / 12 / 2016 3.15 p.m. Practice run HS 137 (50 competitors) 4.45 p.m. 1st competition run HS 137 (50 competitors) Followed by Final run HS 137 (30 competitors) Followed by Award ceremony in the stadium with subsequent firework display This schedule is subject to change

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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 2017 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 competitions over nine days are scheduled for the world’s best cross-country skiers. The stage locations: 31 / 12 + 01 / 01 / 2017 03 + 04 / 01 / 2017 06 / 01 / 2017 07 + 08 / 01 / 2017

Val Mustair (Switzerland) Oberstdorf (Germany) Toblach (Italy) Val di Fiemme (Italy)

In Oberstdorf, a skiathlon will be held on the first day and a freestyle pursuit race on the second day. These provide the ideal opportunity for the favourites for the overall victory to gain time advantages over their competitors. “We are delighted to have been given the honour of holding further exciting races on our World Championship trails in the Ried arena as part of the 11th FIS Tour de Ski”, commented Stefan Huber, Secretary-General.

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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.

Ladies’ FIS Ski Jumping World Cup World Cup competition for the ladies elite in Oberstdorf on 07 and 08 January 2017

Oberstdorf has already hosted the Ladies’ Ski Jumping World Cup twice before. This winter, a World Cup ski jump will take place on the large HS 137 hill in the Oberstdorf’s Erdinger Arena for the first time. The German team led by Olympic and World Champion Carina Vogt particularly want to show that their disappoint­ ing result at the last World Cup was a mere mishap and they are strong contenders for the win in Oberstdorf. Local matador Katharina Althaus from SC Oberstdorf and her team mates will also do their all to land right out front. “We have already had the pleasure of hosting two World Cups before and this makes us all the more excited about welcoming the best ski jumping women to the big slope this winter. We will do everything possible to make this a fantastic event for both the athletes and the spectators”, commented Stefan Huber, Secretary-General. 58

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Of course, the international competition mustn’t be underestimated either: last year’s winner and overall World Cup Champion Sara Takanashi from Japan is as hot a contender as Daniela Iraschko-Stolz from Austria and Maren Lundby from Norway.

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Further 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.


FIS Ski Flying World Cup from 03 to 05 February 2017

Ski fliers are returning to the renovated Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill

After four years, the eagles of the air are once again returning to the Stillachtal Valley near Oberstdorf. Following on from the last Ski Flying World Cup in 2013, the next edition of the event will be held on the Heini-­ Klopfer ski flying hill in February 2017. This will be a great indicator in two respects. This will be the first practical test for the new ski jump since its renovation – and one which will show who can instantly deal the best with the new profile. With an extremely long list of potential favourites, the competition promises to be an exciting one. And who knows ... perhaps someone totally unexpected will fly to victory. At the same time, the World Cup also acts as the general test-run for the Ski Flying World Championships 2018 in Oberstdorf –

and the winner of the World Cup will automatically be among those competing for the title at the World Championships. “The last World Cup for individuals on the ‘old’ jump was won by the German ski jumper Richard Freitag. We are therefore naturally crossing our fingers for the German eagles and hoping they can repeat this success on the new jump too. Of course, we also can’t wait to see what the new jump record will be”, comments an excited Stefan Huber, Secretary-General, in relation to the ski flying.

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

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Nordic Week

from 14 to 29 January 2017

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.

Event overview Saturday 14 / 01, 21 / 01 + 28 / 01 / 2017 12 p.m. NTC winter fun day Sunday 15 / 01 / 2017 Nordic Day Monday 16 + 23 / 01 / 2017 10.30 a.m. Visitor welcome event 2 p.m. Local guided tour Tuesday 17 + 24 / 01 / 2017 10 a.m. Full-day winter hike 4.45 p.m. Biathlon taster course

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Wednesday 18 + 25 / 01 / 2017 10 a.m. Snowshoeing taster course 4.45 p.m. Classic cross-country skiing taster course Thursday 19 + 26 / 01 / 2017 11 a.m. Tour of the Erdinger Arena 6 p.m. Torchlight hike Friday 20 + 27 / 01 / 2017 4.45 p.m. Skating cross-country skiing taster course

Nordic Day 2017 Winter sports and fun for all the family on 15 January 2017 Follow in the footsteps of World Champions at the Ried cross-country skiing stadium: Nordic Day 2017 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 15 January, 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 2016

The perfect symbiosis of world class sport and live music

The ice gala as we know it has stepped things up a level. On 30 December, you can look forward to another very special event in the ice sports arena. A fabulous combination of live music and figure skating, performed by top international athletes, awaits you in Oberstdorf. Enjoy daring acrobatics and famous musicians as they come together live on the ice. The combination of these two highlights in a single event promises entertainment at its best. Spectators can look forward to seeing multiple world champions from the figure skating scene as well as young talent with great potential. The top athletes include figure skating’s dream couple Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot as well as three-time European Champion Brian Joubert. Get your tickets for the Eisgala Exquisit in the Oberstdorf ice sports centre now. 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

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A GENUINE WINTER WONDERLAND

A winter holiday in Oberstdorf is more than just a vision in white. We offer you all the snow and ice-based fun you could imagine in our glistening mountain landscape.

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


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Getting to Oberstdorf

www.oberstdorf.de/anreise-verkehr

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Getting here by plane

Getting here by long-distance bus

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

The “MeinFernbus” makes daily journeys to Oberstdorf from Berlin via Nuremberg. The journey time is about 5 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 ◼ Holders of the Bahncard 25 / 50 receive an extra discount ◼ ◼

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

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Getting here by train

For contact details, see page 72.

*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

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Biberach

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Memmingen

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Kempten Friedrichshafen

Füssen

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GarmischPartenkirchen A12

Innsbruck

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Allgäu Walser Premium Card

Visitors staying for several days can purchase Oberstdorf holiday tickets for 4, 7 and 14 days as well as single-day tickets, which 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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F or a list of bus providers and taxi companies, see page 72 / 74.

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

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

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

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Experience Oberstdorf without restrictions Disabled parking spaces

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

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

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Excursions

Details of companies in Oberstdorf that are certified in line with the national, standardised identification system “Reisen für Alle” (“Travel for all”) can be found at www.reisen-fuer-alle.de

Disabled excursions to the Tannheimer Tal Valley, Neuschwanstein Castle, Lake Constance and many other nearby destinations are offered by the Viktoria Hotel in Rubi. For further information, please call tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 97 78 40

Excursions and recommended leisure activities for wheelchair users

The Oberstdorf Marktbähnle train also offers excursions for disabled people. For information, please call tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 85 51

Bergschau visitor centre Erdinger Arena ◼ Ice sports centre ◼ ◼

Disabled access to the bus Oberstdorf – Fellhornbahn line Oberstdorf – Kleinwalsertal line ◼ Local bus line ◼

Wheelchair-accessible cable cars in Oberstdorf and the surrounding area Nebelhornbahn Oberstdorf ◼ Fellhornbahn Oberstdorf ◼ Walmendingerhornbahn ◼ Kanzelwandbahn Kleinwalsertal ◼ Hornbahn Hindelang ◼ Hörnerbahn Bolsterlang ◼ Hochgratbahn Oberstaufen ◼

Söllereck toboggan run A ride on the Söllereck toboggan run offers pure exhilaration for big and small. Whether and how the Söllereck toboggan run is suitable for use by disabled guests is determined on a case-by-case basis. In all events, mobility and arm strength are required.

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Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf Guided tours for the blind! No touching? The Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf (local history museum) lifts this standard ban as an exception. There where agricultural devices are otherwise literally simply on show, blind or highly visually impaired museum visitors can touch the exhibits and get a real understanding of them. Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf Oststraße 13 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 70 info@heimatmuseum-oberstdorf.de www.heimatmuseum-oberstdorf.de

A Euro-key can be obtained from Café am Dorfbrunnen in the Oberstdorf Haus or the Tourist Information Office on Bahnhofplatz for a € 25 deposit.

Use of public transport Holders of an ID card with a valid travel token can use the local public transport operated by RVA or Brutscher free of charge (with the exception of journeys to the Klein­ walsertal Valley and excursions). If the ID card also specifies an accompanying person, he / she is also entitled to use the bus for free. If there is no travel token, only the accompanying person is free, i.e. the accompanying person must be specified on the ID card.


Hiking for wheelchair users Large sections of the hiking trail network are also suitable for wheelchair users, even in winter. One of these can be found on page 34. Further routes can be found on the wheelchair hiking map, available from Oberstdorf Tourist Information Offices.

Haus der Senioren Oberstdorf (Oberstdorf senior citizens’ home) Holzerstraße 17 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 79 90 Fax: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 77 99 77 info@ahoberstdorf.brk.de www.brk-oberallgaeu.drk.de

Official for senior citizens and disabled people Astrid Küchle Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 97 99 34 (Haus der Senioren) Office hours Citizens’ advice bureaux, Bahnhofplatz 3, Thursday, 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Disabled equipment hire Scooters / rollators Haus Altstetter Gabriele Rieber Hauptstraße 14 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 51 96 Emergency services for wheelchairs GesundheitsEck Ludwigstraße 2 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 40 80 32 E-Bike Allgäu Disabled e-bikes Am Bahnhofsplatz 1a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 52 90

Disabled-friendly gastronomy establishments can be found in the opening hours list. This can be obtained from the Tourist Information Offices or at www.oberstdorf.de

Miscellaneous “Oberstdorf bringt’s” (“Oberstdorf delivers”) shopping service For more information, please visit www.oberstdorf.de/barrierefrei

Accessible accommodation can be found in the Oberstdorf accommodation directory and online at www.oberstdorf.de

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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

Excursion destinations Breitachklamm ravine Klammstraße 47 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 98 76 70 info@breitachklamm.com www.breitachklamm.com Erdinger Arena Oberstdorf Am Faltenbach 27 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 8 09 03 00 info@erdinger-arena.de www.erdinger-arena.de Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf Zimmeroy / Stillachtal Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 70 05 11 info@skiflugschanze-oberstdorf.de www.skiflugschanze-oberstdorf.de

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

Cable cars Nebelhornbahn Nebelhornstraße 67 87561 Oberstdorf Fellhornbahn Faistenoy 10 87561 Oberstdorf Kanzelwandbahn Walserstraße 77 6991 Riezlern (D-87567) Walmendingerhorn Moostraße 4 6993 Mittelberg (D-87569) Ifenbahn Auenalpe 4 6992 Hirschegg (D-87568) 72

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Söllereckbahn Kornau-Wanne 9 87561 Oberstdorf Personal contact person for all cable cars, tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 96 000

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

Info telephone for all cable cars (except Nebelhorn), tel.: +49 (0) 7 00 / 555 33 888

Bus companies – tourist coaches and excursions

Info telephone for Nebelhornbahn cable car, tel.: +49 (0) 7 00 / 555 33 666

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

www.das-hoechste.de

Mountain schools Aktiv am Berg – Bergschule Oberstdorf Enzensperger Weg 10 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 61 26 www.aktiv-am-berg.de Alpinschule Oberstdorf Im oberen Winkel 12a 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 53 22 www.alpinschule-oberstdorf.de Amical Alpin Walserstraße 5 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 87 47 88 www.amical.de Bergschule Oberallgäu Nebelhornstraße 2 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 49 53 www.alpinschule.de

Probst-Reisen Gmbh & Co. KG Oberstdorfer Straße 3 87561 Oberstdorf-Rubi Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 67 70 info@probst-reisen.de www.probst-reisen.de Regionalverkehr Schwaben-Allgäu GmbH (RVA) Poststraße 4 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 67 70 oberstdorf@rva-bus.de Komm mit – Morent GmbH & Co. KG Sigishofen 29 87527 Sonthofen Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 67 10 22 abholservice@komm-mit-reisen.de www.komm-mit-reisen.de

Camping / campervan sites

Oase Alpincenter Am Bahnhofplatz 5 (platform 1) 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 8 00 09 80 www.oase-alpin.de

Wohnmobilstellplatz Geiger Enzenberger Weg 10 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 180 Fax: +49 (0) 83 22 / 180 - 254 www.wohnmobilstellplatzoberstdorf.de

Mountain rescue / safety

Campingplatz Oberstdorf Rubinger Straße 16 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 65 25 Fax: +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 97 60

Bergwachtbereitschaft Oberstdorf Birgsauer Straße 35 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 22 55 oberstdorf@bergwacht-bayern.de 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)

Campingplatz Rubi-Camp Rubinger Straße 34 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22/ 95 92 02 Fax: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 92 03 www.rubi-camp.de


Ice stock shooting

IgluLodge am Nebelhorn

Climbing / bouldering

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

Allgäu Events GmbH & Co. KG Samuel-Bachmann-Straße 1 87517 Sonthofen Tel.: +49 (0) 83 21 / 800 300 info@iglu-lodge.de www.iglu-lodge.de

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

Outdoor: On the Fuggerpark tennis courts and the Moorweiher in winter.

Kids’ holiday programme / childcare

Museums / exhibitions

Further information can be found at www.oberstdorf.de/alpininfo

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

Paragliding Flyzone – Tandemflüge Am First 17 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 80 05 33 Mobil: +49 (0) 1 51 / 12 76 61 11 info@fly-zone.de www.fly-zone.de vogelfrei Gleitschirm Tandemflüge Reichenbach 10 84561 Oberstdorf Mobil: +49 (0) 1 76 / 84 29 89 31 info@vogelfrei.de www.vogelfrei.de

The “Nordi” team awaits young guests aged 12 and under with a programme that involves all sorts of fun, exciting games and excursions. The diverse kids’ holiday programme also offers an array of activities such as a visit to the fire brigade, cooking and baking as well as all kinds of arts and crafts. The current kids’ programme can be obtained from the Tourist Information Offices or online at www.obersdorf.de/familie

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 info@loft.bayern www.loft.bayern

Bergschau Oberstdorf Altes Rathaus, Markplatz 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 95 94 84 info@bergschau.com www.bergschau.com Heimatmuseum Oberstdorf Oststraße 13 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 70 info@heimatmuseum-oberstdorf.de www.heimatmuseum-oberstdorf.de

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

Riding Alpenreiterhof St. Georg Lochwiesen 2 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel. +49 (0) 38 22 / 9 78 05 30 info@alpenreiterhof.de www.alpenreiterhof.de Service

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Toboggan hire

Ski hire

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

For ski hire, see page 18.

Sport Huber Nebelhornstr. 11 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 53 81 mail@sporthuber.com www.sporthuber.com

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

Sport Kiesel Oststr. 18 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 76 03 info@sport-kiesel.de www.sport-kiesel.de Nebelhornbahn AG Nebelhornstr. 67 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 96 00 - 0 info@das-hoechste.com www.das-hoechste.com Neue Skischule Oberstdorf Oststr. 39 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 27 37 info@neue-skischule-oberstdorf.de www.neue-skischule-oberstdorf.de Sport Reichl Weststr. 14 Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 82 23 info@reichl-sport.de www.reichl-sport.com

Ice skating Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf Roßbichlstraße 2–6 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 511 info@eissportzentrum-oberstdorf.de

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

Snowbike / Airboarding

Skibob- und Snowbikeschule Bühler Kornau-Wanne 10a Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 26 69 info@skibob-snowbike.de www.skibob-snowbike.de

Horse-drawn sleigh rides Ponyhof Boxler Am Dummelsmoos 37 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 62 10 info@landhaus-boxler.de www.landhaus-boxler.de Lohnkutscherei Blattner Oststraße 37 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 39 42 info@lohnkutscherei-blattner.de www.lohnkutscherei-blattner.de Lohnkutscherei Schuster Hochstiftstraße 1 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 1 71 / 3 62 34 15 otmar@lohnkutscherei-schuster.de www.lohnkutscherei-schuster.de

Dornach Hans Oibweg 15 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 54 77 Josef Topper Wasachstraße 30 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 32 20 Steiner Bertl Falkenstraße 6 87561 Oberstdorf-Tiefenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 41 53 info@landhaus-steiner.de www.landhaus-steiner.de

Taxi Taxizentrale Oberstdorf GbR Franz Schmid Bahnhofplatz 1 b 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 9 82 10 www.taxizentrale-oberstdorf.de Taxi – Dachs Wolfgang Alpgaustraße 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 47 47 or +49 (0) 83 22 / 48 96

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

Lohnkutscherei Wilhelm Kreittner Fischerstraße 8 87561 Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 35 33 www.kutscher-willi.de

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The Tourismus Oberstdorf web­ site offers you inspiration and information for your winter and summer holidays, including an extensive accommodation search.

The Oberstdorf app for android and iOS enables you to take all the holiday information you need out and about with you.

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