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  • 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.

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.
 

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The Nature Park boasts impressive differences in altitude of almost 1,400 metres (4,600 feet) on a relatively small area, giving it its unique flair and breathtaking beauty.

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Extraterrestrial insights and Allgäu perspectives - the Nature Park Nagelfluhkette offers many points of view!

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