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Hike from Ofterschwang to Wittelsbacher Höhe

Hiking Trail • Ofterschwang
Source: Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Aussicht von der Wittelsbacher Höhe
    / Aussicht von der Wittelsbacher Höhe
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Bergkäs-Sennerei Schweineberg
    / Bergkäs-Sennerei Schweineberg
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
Map / Hike from Ofterschwang to Wittelsbacher Höhe
600 750 900 1050 1200 m km 1 2 3 4 5 Parkplatz am Weltcup-Express Der Eisladen - Ofterschwang Wittelsbacher Höhe (881 m) Bergkäs-Sennerei Schweineberg

A varied circular route from Ofterschwang to the Wittelsbacher Höhe near Schweineberg over meadows and through forests and with fantastic views.

easy
5.8 km
1:30 h
178 m
213 m

The magnificent circular route in the heart of Ofterschwang leads over meadows, through forests, over a brook and to scenic hilltop with an old tree on it. Ideal for an evening sunset walk or a pleasurable walk during the day.

Author's recommendation

  • View from the Wittelsbacher Höhe onto the Allgäu Alps
  • Visit to the mountain cheese dairy in Schweineberg
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Hörnerdörfer im Allgäu
Updated: 2017-12-20

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
884 m
806 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Schlitte Hitte - Lodge
Wurzelhütte
Ristorante-Pizzeria Cortina
Restaurant freistil. - Ofterschwang
Bauerngasthof Café Mayr
Restaurant Alphorn

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

Tourist Information in Ofterschwang (883 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.497844 N 10.234113 E
UTM
32T 592948 5261228

Destination

Tourist Information in Ofterschwang

Turn-by-turn directions

From the free car parking at the valley station of the Weltcup-Express, the road leads us down into the village and next to the Tourist Information to the parish church of St. Alexander. We follow a short stretch of the road up to the Landhotel Alphorn to the right. On left-hand side of the road, take the path down across the meadow to the Ettersbach. The path leads carries on uphill to the small village of Wielenberg.

To the left we follow the few meters to the end of the street. Follow the path on the right and in just 300m before the small forest turn left. After a slight right turn we turn left and follow the path through a small forest along a farm until we reach a wider path. If we follow the path on the left, it leads around the Wittelsbacher Höhe until a signpost to the right shows the slight ascent to the summit - recommended. From the top we can see the Aggenstein in the distant valley of Tannheim to the east, following southwards the Iseler, the Rotspitze, the Sonnenköpfe, the Entschenkopf, the Rubihorn, the Nelbelhorn as well as the majestic mountain summits of the Oberstdorfer and Kleinwalsertaler mountains to the south, and the Hörnerkette to the west side.

After an extended break, we head south downhill to Schweineberg. Depending on the time of the day, it is worthwhile to visit the Bergkäs-Sennerei Schweineberg, a mountain dairy. Or take a stopover in the Bauerngasthof Café Mayr with a lovely terrace and recommended regional cuisine.

We return via a beautiful meadow path from Schweineberg to Wielenberg back to Ofterschwang.

Refreshments: Landhotel Alphorn in Ofterschwang, Bauerngasthof Café Mayr in Schweinberg or a delicious ice cream from alpine milk in the ice cream parlour in the village center of Ofterschwang during the summer months.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Vom Bahnhof Sonthofen mit dem Bus nach Ofterschwang (Buslinie Sonthofen - Ofterschwang - Bolsterlang) oder über Fischen (via Bolsterlang)

Fahrpläne für Busse und Bahnen im südlichen Oberallgäu

Getting there

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

Parking

Gästeinformation Ofterschwang oder Talstation des Welctup-Express
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
easy
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
178 m
Descent
213 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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