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Nature Trail - Ofterschwang

Hiking Trail • Ofterschwang
Source: Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Nature trail in Ofterschwang with stunning views
    / Nature trail in Ofterschwang with stunning views
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Suitable for families
    / Suitable for families
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • View onto Bettenried and the Ostrach valley with Bad Hindelang and Oberjoch in the back
    / View onto Bettenried and the Ostrach valley with Bad Hindelang and Oberjoch in the back
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Looking south onto the Oberstdorf Alps
    / Looking south onto the Oberstdorf Alps
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Beautiful mountain meadows - this lovely globe flower is protected
    / Beautiful mountain meadows - this lovely globe flower is protected
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • View onto the Bavarian Alps
    / View onto the Bavarian Alps
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • The forest xylophone - how does wood sound?
    / The forest xylophone - how does wood sound?
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
Map / Nature Trail - Ofterschwang
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With information signs and stations on the natural development and cultivation of the cultural landscape.

easy
6.2 km
2:00 h
213 m
211 m

A delightful walk along the nature trail through tranquil woods and meadows with beautiful views of the Allgäu Alps. Charts and interactive stations tell you about the origin of mountains by glaciers and ice age, about the Allgäu cultural landscape by cultivation, about the blue and green Allgäu and the advantages and disadvantages of spruce and mixed forests. Connect the walk with a visit to the mountain dairy in Hüttenberg. All dairy products come from own production.

Author's recommendation

Für eine leichtere Orientierung empfehlen wir Ihnen unseren Ortsplan von Ofterschwang oder die Wanderkarte der Hörnerdörfer, die Sie für 3,50 € in der Gästeinformation in Ofterschwang (Kirchgasse 1, 87527 Ofterschwang) erwerben können.

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Hörnerdörfer im Allgäu
Updated: 2017-12-20

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
905 m
799 m
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Rest Stop

Schlitte Hitte - Lodge
Wurzelhütte
Ristorante-Pizzeria Cortina

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

Parking at the valley station of the Weltcup-Express cable car in Ofterschwang (881 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.497597 N 10.234258 E
UTM
32T 592959 5261200

Destination

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

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot at the base of the Weltcup-Express, the trail takes you behind the Ofterschwanger Haus right down a path and you arrive at a small village on the nature trail. This the trail signs to "Hüttenberg". The mountain dairy in Hüttenberg (please check opening hours) is located in the village center, opposite is a beautiful place to rest. Follow the road to Bettenried. In Bettenried a road leads right and then immediately left onto a forest road back to nature trail. On the nature trail you reach Ofterschwang to the left.

Refreshments: Schlitte Hitte, Pizzeria Cortina, and the Wurzel Hütte at the valley station in Ofterschwang. During the summer months, you can enjoy very good ice cream at the ice cream parlour in the village centre of Ofterschwang.

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

The journey to Ofterschwang is possible via the B19, with exit to Sigishofen at Sonthofen or further on south in Tiefenberg.

Parking

Parking at the base station Weltcup-Express 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
easy
Distance
6.2 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
213 m
Descent
211 m
Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops

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