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Hochwiesweg Hike

Hiking Trail • Ofterschwang
  • Ofterschwang in the Allgäu
    / Ofterschwang in the Allgäu
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Ofterschwang
  • The region is mainly dependent of agriculture
    / The region is mainly dependent of agriculture
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Ofterschwang
Map / Hochwiesweg Hike
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A gorgeous little loop with beautiful views. 

(pram friendly tour)

moderate
3.9 km
1:00 h
120 m
120 m

This tour takes you from Ofterschwang on a slightly elevated way south to Sigiswang. Back it goes via the village loop to Ofterschwang. The trail is also suited for children, afterwards you can enjoy a delicious ice cream.

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Hörnerdörfer im Allgäu
Updated: 2017-12-28

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
925 m
847 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Schlitte Hitte - Lodge
Wurzelhütte
Ristorante-Pizzeria Cortina
Ice Cream Parlor - Ofterschwang

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 of the Weltcup-Express cable car in Ofterschwang (884 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.497900 N 10.234160 E
UTM
32T 592951 5261234

Destination

Parking at the valley station of the Weltcup-Express cable car in Ofterschwang

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot of the base station you walk the short distance of the Panorama Street down to the corner and turn right and follow the street "Am Fahnen" upwarts. Follow the signposted route to Sigiswang where you head downhill to the main road. Follow the road to the left about 200m to Ofterschwang, turn right onto the "Dorfrunde". The village route leads in an arc directly heading to the St. Alexander Church and ends in Moosweg. Left downhill, it goes through the village center, the Panorama Street up to the starting point - the base station.

Tip: Visit the St. Alexander Church on this tour and enjoy a delicious ice in the ice cream shop in the village center of Ofterschwangs. If you are looking for some good food, the Wurzel Hütte, Schlitte Hitte and the Pizzeria Cortina at the base station and the Landhotel Alphorn near the church offer typical bavarian dishes.

Public transport

This tour is conveniently accessible by public transport.

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 Waltenhofen, take the A980, exit Sonthofen - Immenstadt to Sonthofen on the B19 and follow the signs to Ofterschwang (right hand side).

Parking

Free parking at the base station of the Weltcup-Express cable car.  
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
moderate
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
120 m
Public transport friendly Round tour With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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