Guidebook

6 Scenic Hikes Around Oberstdorf

Take your pick from a variety of hiking routes in the Allgäu Alps for all abilities

Description

Located in Germany's Allgäu Alps, Oberstdorf is small town popular with outdoor sports enthusiasts because of its stunning location right in the mountains. These 6 hikes offer a variety for all different skill levels, from short and sweet to long and steep!

The trails range from high-alpine routes passing idyllic mountain lakes and offering magnificent views over the Allgäu mountains, to round tours that start on the valley floor and include nature hotspots.
Some trails are lift-accessed, while others require a full day with some challenging ascents and you'll find plenty of refreshment stops in the form of idyllic mountain huts!

Maderhalm-Wanderrunde ab Fischen

Maderhalm-Wanderrunde ab Fischen

1 - 2 hrs
7.8 km
137 m
137 m
The path that starts in Fischen leads us past Aumühle, Maderhalm and Langenwang, back to Fischen.
Moderate
Private
Gaißberg (1372m)

Gaißberg (1372m)

2 - 3 hrs
6.7 km
570 m
570 m
For unadulterated views of the Allgäu Alps as well as the Grünten and Fellhorngrat, head up Gaißberg on a sunny day.
Difficult
Private
Schattenberg (1692m)

Schattenberg (1692m)

Nebelhorn
3 - 4 hrs
6.7 km
862 m
863 m
Exposed ridgeline hike with super views.
Difficult
Private
Reichenbach to Rubihorn

Reichenbach to Rubihorn

4 - 5 hrs
10.7 km
1,097 m
1,097 m
A short but steep climb to stunning views.
Difficult
Private
Engeratsgundsee

Engeratsgundsee

Nebelhorn
2 - 3 hrs
9.6 km
251 m
1,121 m
An easygoing hike with wonderful views of the Allgäu mountain range.
Moderate
Private
Gaisalptobel

Gaisalptobel

1 - 2 hrs
5.2 km
420 m
288 m
Along the Gaisalpbach you hike uphill on paths, rock steps and steep bridges to the Richteralpe. Downhill you can take the asphalted road.
Moderate
Private