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    At the peak of the Walser Hammerspitze Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
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Mountain hikes in the Oberallgäu

Bavaria, Germany

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The Allgäu mountain landscape is characterized by a rich geology. There are mountains of rocky main dolomite such as the high peaks of the Allgäu main ridge as well as fragile sedimentary rock like marlstone or flysch that the typical Allgäu grass mountains such as the Höfats consists of. For mountaineers, these differing rock formations are particularly interesting as each route turns out to be different.

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The Most Beautiful mountain hikes in the Oberallgäu

Mountain Hike · Kleinwalsertal
Crossing the Hammerspitzen
Premium content Difficulty difficult
9.8 km
5:45 h
880 m
880 m
Eine Spitzen-Bergtour mit komfortablem Bergbahn-Aufstieg. Traumpanorama, luftiger Grat mit Kletterstelle und viele gute Einkehrmöglichkeiten; was will man mehr.
Rast am Gipfel der Walser Hammerspitze
Mountain Hike
Across the Allgaeu – athletic option
Premium content Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
72.4 km
37:00 h
6,070 m
6,540 m
The big tour across the Allgaeu is just as impressive as it is diverse. The multiple-day tour takes you through the nature reserve of the Allgaeu High-Alps. You walk from Söllereck across the south-eastern Walsertal Mountains, the main Allgaeu ridge and from the Rauhhornzug to Hinterstein.
Trettachspitze von Westen
Mountain Hike · Allgäu
Crossing Trettachspitze
Premium content Difficulty difficult
16.1 km
8:00 h
1,722 m
1,722 m
The ascent of the Trettachspitze is rightly considered one of the classics among the Allgäu ridge climbs. In addition, the striking rock horn is the highest mountain in the Allgäu Alps that is entirely on German soil.
Mountain Hike · Allgäu
Via Iseler to the Zipfelsalpe
Premium content Difficulty moderate
7.4 km
3:30 h
330 m
1,024 m
Supertour mit Aufstiegshilfe, kurzem Aufstieg zum Gipfel des Iselers mit großartigem Panorama-Rundblick, perfekte Hütteneinkehr auf der Zipfelsalpe und langer, aber schöner Abstieg ins Bergdorf Hinterstein.
Kletterei nach der Rinne an der Leilachspitze
Mountain Hike · Allgaeu Alps
Hochvogel, Kreuzspitze und Leilachspitze
recommended route Difficulty difficult
35 km
20:00 h
3,273 m
3,517 m
Diese Tour führt in drei Tagesetappen von Hinterhornbach über den Hochvogel, anschließend über die Kreuzspitze zum Prinz-Luitpold-Haus, von da über den Jubiläumsweg und Saalfelder Höhenweg zur Landsberger Hütte und dann über die Leilachspitze nach Weißenbach am Lech.
Auf dem Wilden Grat
Mountain Hike · Allgäu
Mountain range Großer Wilder
Premium content Difficulty difficult
20.3 km
12:30 h
1,608 m
1,608 m
Aussichtsreiche Gratüberschreitung in den Allgäuer Hochalpen
Gipfel des Fellhorns
Mountain Hike · Allgäu
Fellhorn summit tour
Premium content Difficulty moderate
5.8 km
1:37 h
385 m
385 m
Panorama vom Feinsten. Eine schöne, erlebnisreiche Runde über den Fellhorngipfel mit Top-Einkehrmöglichkeiten. An schönen Tagen ist man hier nicht alleine.
Obheiter auf dem Weg zum Laufbacher Eck
Mountain Hike · Allgäu
From the Nebelhorn to the Laufbacher Eck
Premium content Difficulty moderate
10.8 km
4:30 h
487 m
487 m
A magnificent panoramic tour in alpine area. Thanks to the Nebelhornbahn there is much enjoyment and less ascending on foot.
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Reaching limits

The highest peaks in the Oberallgäu are Hochfrottspitze and Mädelegabel with 2648 and 2644 m. However, if you are looking for a mountaineering challenge, you should not only pay attention to the altitude gains. The most technically demanding routes are often found on mountains like the Höfats, whose steep slopes crisscrossed with scree and covered with grass often push even experienced mountaineers to their limits.

Routes for beginners and families

But mountaineering beginners and families will also find a wide range of routes in the Oberallgäu. Many cable cars are operating even in the summer months and save mountaineers long and tedious ascents. A nice example is the hike from the Nebelhorn cable car to the Laufbacher Eck.

Those who prefer to start hiking in the valley will find everything a climber's heart desires on the climb to the Rubihorn: a wild mountain stream, cozy huts, the picturesque Gaisalpsee and the impressive panoramic view from the Rubihorn summit.

Solid stamina and a certain degree of surefootedness and a head for heights are basic prerequisites for all mountaineering activities.


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