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Mountain hike from Ofterschwang to the Ofterschwanger Horn

Hiking Trail • Ofterschwang
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  • Fahnengehren Alpe
    / Fahnengehren Alpe
    Photo: Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Fahnengehren Alpe mit Ofterschwanger Horn
    / Fahnengehren Alpe mit Ofterschwanger Horn
    Photo: Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Fahnengehren Alpe
    / Fahnengehren Alpe
    Photo: Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Ofterschwanger Horn im Abendlicht
    / Ofterschwanger Horn im Abendlicht
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  • Fahnengehren Alpe bei Abenddämmerung
    / Fahnengehren Alpe bei Abenddämmerung
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Fahnengehren Alpe mit Sigiswanger Horn
    / Fahnengehren Alpe mit Sigiswanger Horn
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  • Hochbichl Hütte - Ofterschwang
    / Hochbichl Hütte - Ofterschwang
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Schlitte Hitte  - Ofterschwang
    / Schlitte Hitte - Ofterschwang
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Weltcup Hütte mit Weltcup-Express  - Ofterschwang
    / Weltcup Hütte mit Weltcup-Express - Ofterschwang
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Weltcup Hütte  mit Grünten im Hintergrund - Ofterschwang
    / Weltcup Hütte mit Grünten im Hintergrund - Ofterschwang
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Wurzelhütte  - Ofterschwang
    / Wurzelhütte - Ofterschwang
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Aussicht von der Wurzelhütte  - Ofterschwang
    / Aussicht von der Wurzelhütte - Ofterschwang
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  • Fangfrische Forelle auf der Wurzelhütte  - Ofterschwang
    / Fangfrische Forelle auf der Wurzelhütte - Ofterschwang
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Gaißbock - geht auch gerne mal alleine spazieren :)
    / Gaißbock - geht auch gerne mal alleine spazieren :)
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Streicheltiere  - Ofterschwang
    / Streicheltiere - Ofterschwang
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
Map / Mountain hike from Ofterschwang to the Ofterschwanger Horn
1000 1200 1400 1600 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Wurzelhütte Hochbichl Hütte Weltcup-Hütte Fahnengehren Alpe Disc Golf Allgäu

Wonderful little mountain tour to Ofterschwanger Horn with a beautiful view and numerous possibilities to stop.

medium
8.6 km
3:00 h
500 m
500 m

This beautiful trip with a 500m altitude leads past numerous stop-over possibilities up to the Ofterschwanger Horn, an exposed peak with a fantastic view of the Allgäuer main ridge and the two valleys of the Iller from Oberstdorf and Ostrach river from Bad Hindelang. The circular trail around the Ofterschwanger Horn shows with two panoramic charts many mountain peaks to the east and west side. This tour is also ideal for a sunrise or sunset tour.

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Author
Michael Redecker
Updated: 2018-07-16

Difficulty
medium
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1389 m
883 m
Highest point
Gipfelkreuz Ofterschwanger Horn (1389 m)
Lowest point
Talstation Weltcup Express (883 m)
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Rest Stop

Schlitte Hitte - Lodge
Wurzelhütte
Ristorante-Pizzeria Cortina
Hochbichl Lodge
Weltcup-Hütte Lodge

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. This tour takes you along a partially exposed ridge. Take sun cream and water along. Note that you are in the mountains and weather changes can be expected at any time.

Start

Valley station Weltcup-Express Ofterschwang (883 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.497752 N 10.234014 E
UTM
32T 592941 5261217

Destination

Valley station Weltcup-Express Ofterschwang

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking (free of charge) at the valley station of the World Cup Express in Ofterschwang, the path leads past the kindergarten and the primary school. Behind, with the path tothe left uphill is the "Wurzelhütte" - a nice terrace, a great indoor, petting animals and delicious food (small tip: fresh trout in the summer ). Continue uphill to Hochbichlhütte. This rustic cottage offers womething unique: Sofas in the open to relax and sunbath and it is very popular with tourists and locals - a good host, great view and for the little ones a playground and a few petting animals. From here a path leads a short steeper part through the forest. Follow the path up to the left to the Weltcuphütte at the mountain station of World Cup Express. A very nice and large wooden terrace with a panoramic view invites you to delicious food, coffee and cakes and sunbathing. The trail continues on the east side around the Ofterschwanger Horn. Shortly after the Hornalpe (no stop-over) one can take the little detour to the right to the summit cross of the Ofterschwanger Horn. The view is worth it! Take the small descent to the south side - in front of you is the Sigiswanger Horn with the Fahnengehren Alpe, which provides small snacks and refreshments. The circular route around the Ofterschwanger Horn leads us on the west side with a view into the Gunzesrieder valley and the Nagelfluhkette (mountain range) back to the mountain station. Follow the path down to the Alpe Eck (Familotel Allgäuer Berghof - no stop-over possible). At the small stand of the Disc Golf course, the Panorama Trail leads you back to the valley station. The Schlitte Hitte and the Pizzeria Cortina at the valley station are also great places to stop for drinks and food, or you can visit the ice cream parlor in Ofterschwang - delicious homemade ice cream from our precious alpine milk!

Public transport

Public transport friendly

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

Getting there

The access to Ofterschwang is via the B19, with exit Sigishofen at Sonthofen or via Tiefenberg.

Parking

Free parking at the Weltcup-Express base station 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
8.6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
500 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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