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Alpine Meadows - hiking tour from Ofterschwang

Hiking Trail • Ofterschwang
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  • Aussicht vom Hüttenberber Eck auf den Allgäuer Hauptkamm
    / Aussicht vom Hüttenberber Eck auf den Allgäuer Hauptkamm
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Disc Golf Parcours mit traumhafter Bergkulisse
    / Disc Golf Parcours mit traumhafter Bergkulisse
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Zwischen Hüttenberg und Alpe Eck
    / Zwischen Hüttenberg und Alpe Eck
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Blumen- und Käuterwiesen oberhalb Hüttenberg mit traumhafter Aussicht
    / Blumen- und Käuterwiesen oberhalb Hüttenberg mit traumhafter Aussicht
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Blick vom Naturlehrpfad auf Bettenried
    / Blick vom Naturlehrpfad auf Bettenried
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Typisch Allgäu - geschindelte Bauten, Brunnen und Holunderbüsche
    / Typisch Allgäu - geschindelte Bauten, Brunnen und Holunderbüsche
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Ruhe genießen
    / Ruhe genießen
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Ein Besuch in der Bergbauern-Sennerei Hüttenberg lohnt sich!
    / Ein Besuch in der Bergbauern-Sennerei Hüttenberg lohnt sich!
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
Map / Alpine Meadows - hiking tour from Ofterschwang
750 900 1050 1200 1350 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Naturlehrpfad Disc Golf Allgäu Hochbichl Hütte

Varied and cozy through forests and over meadows. Great views, varied nature and small playgrounds along the way with refreshments.

medium
8.3 km
3:00 h
415 m
415 m

An appealing hike through forests  and and over meadows is waiting for you in Ofterschwang. Plenty of beautiful nature makes the tour a hiker's experience for the whole family. On the nature trail you will find exciting information about the origins and cultivation alpine landscape of the Allgäu. From the parking at the valley station of the cable car in Ofterschwang, the path leads via the nature trail to Hüttenberg. From here you go uphill passing "Alpe Eck" and  the huts Hochbichl and Wurzelhütte again downhill to the valley station.

Tips: Combine the tour with a visit to the mountain-dairy in Hüttenberg - ideal for taking small treats along for the walk. At the Allgäuer Berghof at Alpe Eck, the DiscGolf Parcours invites you to play a round of Discgolf. Here, unlike golfing, a frizbee must be thrown in special baskets. You can relax in the sun on comfortable sofas at the rustic Hochbichl hut - the only alpine hut with outdoor sofas. The "Wurzelhütte" with a cozy restaurant, Schlitte Hitte with its great alpine ambience and the pizzeria in the Ofterschwanger Haus at the base station in Ofterschwang invite you to a cozy stopover.

Author’s recommendation

Every Thursday at 10.15 o'clock there is a free tour through the alpine dairy in the Bergbauern-Sennerei Hüttenberg. The high-quality alpine milk, the basic product of the famous Allgäu mountain cheese, is made from our succulent green meadows.

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Hörnerdörfer im Allgäu
Updated: 2018-07-16

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1181 m
843 m
Highest point
Alpe Eck (1181 m)
Lowest point
Ofterschwang (843 m)
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Schlitte Hitte - Lodge
Ristorante-Pizzeria Cortina
Hochbichl Lodge
Wurzelhütte

Safety information

Ofterschwang is located on the edge of the Nature Park Nagelfluhkette. A Nature Park is a protected landscape created by long-term use and cultivation. This valuable cultural landscape is to be preserved in its present form, but at the same time also to be used.

Please note the following recommendations:

  • Please do not make noise.
  • Please do not go off the road.
  • Please do not make an open fire.
  • Please only camp on marked areas.
  • Please do not resettle plants or animals.
  • Please do not pick plants and flowers.
  • Please do not collect mushrooms.
  • Please do not collect stones or minerals.
  • Please do not feed animals.
  • Please do not leave any rubbish.
  • Please dispose of dog droppings in public dog kennels or at home

Equipment

The right equipment for your tour consists of proper hiking boots and clothing appropriate to the weather. Take sun cream and water along. Note that you are in the mountains and weather changes can be expected at any time.

Start

Parking at the valley station Weltcup-Express in Ofterschwang (884 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.497938 N 10.234197 E
UTM
32T 592954 5261238

Destination

Parking at the valley station Weltcup-Express in Ofterschwang

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking at the valley station of the World Cup Express in Ofterschwang, the path leads to the right around the primary school. Follow the sign "Hüttenberg". Cross the river, you enter a small settlement and enter the nature trail, which tells interesting facts about the forest, plants and origins of the Allgäu Alps. At the end of the nature trail above Hüttenberg follow the path straight ahead and take the second path on the left to Gunzesried. Magnificent mountain meadows and beautiful forest sections lead up to Gunzesried / Allgäuer Berghof until you finally reach the road. The route continues along the road, past the Kuckucksnest (private) to the Familotel Allgäuer Berghof (no stopover). Here you have a beautiful panorama view into the entire valley. The path leads either left downhill to Ofterschwang, or you  pass the hotel and after a small right-left loop to the Hochbichl hut (signposted). From here, go downhill for a short distance and then left-right with the Panoramweg downhill to Ofterschwang. We recommend avoiding the road straight down, because it is quite steep and difficult to walk.

Tips: Visit the alpine dairy in Hüttenberg. In addition to fine cheese and delicacies made from fresh hay-milk, you also get hearty sausage specialties from the Butchery (cooperative butcher shop). There is a disc golf course at the Allgäu Berghof. From Thursday to Sunday you can test your luck with Frizbees. Possibility for stop-over: At the valley station you will find the Schlitte Hitte, Pizzeria Cortina and the Wurzelhütte, on the way the Hochbichlhütte. In the summer months, the ice cream shop in the village center of Ofterschwang offers quality homemade ice cream made from our precious milk!

Public transport

Public transport friendly

From Sonthofen train and bus station by bus to Ofterschwang (bus Sonthofen - Ofterschwang - Bolsterlang) or Fischen (via Bolsterlang)

Schedule for buses and trains in the southern Upper Allgäu (german)

Getting there

A7 bis Waltenhofen, auf die A980, Ausfahrt Sonthofen - Immenstadt, B19 nach Sonthofen und von der B19 nach Ofterschwang.

Parking

Parkplatz an der Talstation Weltcup-Express in Ofterschwang

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

You can buy good and affordable hiking maps of the region in the Tourist Information in Ofterschwang.

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
8.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
415 m
Descent
415 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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