Close map Full screen view of mapClose full screen view
  • Fischen »»

    Rejuvenating leisuretime destination in the Iller river valley with panoramic views of the mountains. Ideal for bike tours, Nordic walking, leisurely strolls, and low-impact hikes. Certified premium-class health climate, e-bike tours and exceptional shopping opportunities.

  • Bolsterlang »»

    Panoramic views across the Iller river valley, at the very heart of the Allgäu Alps. You won’t find a more picture perfect mountain village than this gem at the foot of the Hörnerkette mountain range, surrounded by picturesque Alpine meadows.

  • Obermaiselstein »»

    Family-friendly mountain village in panoramic surroundings with views of the Allgäu region mountain world. Nature highlights, like the only underground cave of the Allgäu region are just a leisurely walk away.

  • Balderschwang »»

    A natural treasure: the small Alpine village of Balderschwang. Nestled at the heart of Nature Park Nagelfluhkette, situated at 1,044 metres (3,425 feet) above sea level in a virtually untouched valley near the border to Vorarlberg.

  • Ofterschwang »»

    A beautiful Alpine village with panoramic views of the Allgäu mountains, renowned for its regional delicacies and its skiing- and golf resort. Offers range from farm accommodation, lovely holiday flats to luxury holidays at a golf resort, and a specialized family hotel.

Mountain and swimming lakesMountain and swimming lakes

Add to watch list

Numerous idyllic mountain and swimming lakes can be found in the immediate vicinity of the Hörnerdörfer villages. These are the places to go if you love sun and water!

Lake Sonthofen

Lake Sonthofen, which locals simply call ‘Baggersee’, is best reached via Illersiedlung if you are coming from the direction of Sonthofen or Sigishofen (Ofterschwang). Ample parking spaces are provided. Alternatively, you can reach the lake via Oberzollbrücke. The use of the lake is free, and various lawns for sunbathing are available.

Lake Ortwang

The small lake with its cool waters is situated at the foot of Mount Grünten near Burgberg, close to the B19, but is accessible only on foot or by bike from Burgberg or Sonthofen.

Lake Freiberg in Oberstdorf

The small lake near Oberstdorf is situated in beautiful surroundings, and is ideally suited for swimming and boating. The lake features a lido with adjacent restaurant. The fantastic view on the ski flying hill and the surrounding mountains lets you forget the stresses of your everyday life. A wonderful forest trail around the lake invites you to take a relaxed walk.

Lake Inselsee

Lake Inselsee is situated between Blaichach and Immenstadt, and is a favourite meeting place for water skiers. Several cable waterskis allow exhilaratingly fast or leisurely slow rides across the waters. The lake is not suitable for swimming, but large sunbathing lawns invite spectators to watch the goings on on the lake. The water-side café is a popular meeting place for cyclists taking a break from their picturesque tour along the Iller River.

Lake Großer Alpsee

The Lake Großer Alpsee at Immenstadt-Bühl, covering an area of close to 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) is the largest natural lake in the Allgäu region. It is a sailing and surfing paradise, where also less experienced watersports enthusiasts have an opportunity to explore the lake in paddle, row or pedal boats. And if you prefer relaxing even more, simply step aboard the great sailing vessel, the ‘Lädine’. Large sunbathing lawns and little pebble and sand beaches invite to bathe and linger. Access to the lake is free. Hikers can enjoy lake views from the the trail leading around the water - close to shore in some places, and at dizzying heights in others. Several cafés and restaurants offer refreshments.

Lake Kleiner Alpsee

The Lake Kleiner Alpsee is found nearby its big brother, a bit closer to Immenstadt, and also an excellent destination for swimmers preferring natural waters to paid public pools. Strong swimmers enjoy crossing the lake from one side to the other, resting on the shore before swimming back. The lido featuring a heated swimming pool is particularly popular with families, and boasts a diving tower and a raft in the lake, an adventure playground, a kids slide, beach volleyball fields, table tennis, and a kiosk where loungers and parasols can be hired.
 

Top-offers for your hiking holidaysTop-offers for your hiking holidays

Search & book accommodation

Search & book packages