Treat yourself to some unspoiled nature!
A great cultural landscape has developed over many centuries where Allgäu and Bregenz Forest meet. The area features a great diversity of biospheres within its borders. That is why the area was elevated to the status of ‘nature park’ in 2008. The Nature Park Nagelfluhkette is without a doubt one of the most impressive landscapes along the northern fringes of the Alps. It comprises seven Bavarian communities in the southern Allgäu region (including the villages Balderschwang, Bolsterlang, Fischen and Obermaiselstein), and eight in the Lower Bregenz Forest. Encompassing an area of 405 square kilometres (155 square miles), it is the first nature park that ignores the borders between Germany and Austria. All communities are dotted around the famous Nagelfluhkette mountain range. The mountain range itself consists almost entirely of countless, round and weathered rocks of varying sizes, which have been compressed into the so-called Nagelfluh conglomerate over eons. Locals refer to the phenomenon as ‘The Lord’s Concrete’.
Each of the Hörnerdörfer villages adds its very own charm to the nature park. They are dotted in line towards the majestic mountains of the Allgäu High Alps, and a tour of the Hörner mountain range will overwhelm the senses time and time again vis-a-vis the almost Nordic beauty of the Alpine forests.