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Nature trails in the Oberallgäu
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Hiking with cows, smugglers and “wild young women”
Near the "Diepolzer Bergbauernmuseum" the "Kuhnigundeweg" takes young naturalists from station to station to experience and learn about the Oberallgäu mountain forests. Special “stovepipes” even provide the opportunity to look into the inside of a mountain range.
The "Carl-Hirnbein-Erlebnisweg" between Missen and Weitnau explains how the cheese production ended up in the Allgäu. The trail includes a big forest playground and is accompanied by many animals.
Obermaiselstein is known as the village of legends and myths. During the hike you might encounter wild dragons and "Fräuleins" as well as a reassure in the "Sturmannsloch". The "Schmugglersteig" (smuggler’s climb) runs near the border towards the Tannheim Valley and tells the story of smugglers and border control.
Experiencing views and landscape
Several things are part of enjoyable hike and above all else a beautiful landscape and impressive views. Some thematic trails in the Oberallgäu lead through the vast alpine landscape as for example the "Hörner Panarama Weg" that provides hikers with a spectacular view of the Allgäu Alps.
The "Werdensteiner Moos Weg" takes hikers to a unique habitat. If there was no agriculture in the Oberallgäu great parts of the region would look like this small renaturation area. The «Steinmeile» is just as educational and explains the constant change of nature in this region.
The historic adventure path in Sulzberg is interesting for both young and old. It encounters 21 sites including the region’s oldest mineral spring and biggest castle ruins.
Time, relaxation and indulgence
But the region does not only provide beautiful hiking path through a peaceful naturalistic landscape. You also have a chance to get to know the healing methods of priest Sebastian Kneipp. The circular track leads to the viewpoints of the main Allgäu mountain ridge as well as to the chapels and the Kneipp therapy pools.
The "Balderschwanger Zeitweg" invites visitors to take some time to think, time to take in, and time to be astonished. 16 stations for families inform about life in the Balderschwang mountains, the nature park Nagelfluhkette and its animals and plants.