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Ofterschwanger Horn - a comfortable walk round the peak

Hiking Trail • Ofterschwang
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  • Circular route around the Ofterschwanger Horn
    / Circular route around the Ofterschwanger Horn
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Ofterschwang
  • Lovely mountain meadows around the Ofterschwanger Horn
    / Lovely mountain meadows around the Ofterschwanger Horn
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Ofterschwang
  • Spectacular views of the Allgäu Alps
    / Spectacular views of the Allgäu Alps
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Ofterschwang
  • Summit cross on Ofterschwanger Horn
    / Summit cross on Ofterschwanger Horn
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Ofterschwang
  • Weltcup Hütte at the mountain station of the Weltcup Express
    / Weltcup Hütte at the mountain station of the Weltcup Express
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Ofterschwang
  • Ofterschwanger Horn Gipfelkreuz mit Blick auf den Allgäuer Hauptkamm
    / Ofterschwanger Horn Gipfelkreuz mit Blick auf den Allgäuer Hauptkamm
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Blick auf Fahnengehern Alpe und Hörnerpanoramaweg Richtung Bolsterlang
    / Blick auf Fahnengehern Alpe und Hörnerpanoramaweg Richtung Bolsterlang
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Bergstation Weltcup-Express
    / Bergstation Weltcup-Express
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Sonnenaufgang am Ofterschwanger Horn
    / Sonnenaufgang am Ofterschwanger Horn
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Rundwanderweg ums Ofterschwanger Horn
    / Rundwanderweg ums Ofterschwanger Horn
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Blick Richtung Westen auf die Nagelfluhkette
    / Blick Richtung Westen auf die Nagelfluhkette
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Weltcup-Express mit Weltcup Hütte
    / Weltcup-Express mit Weltcup Hütte
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Im Garten Eden der Alpen
    / Im Garten Eden der Alpen
    Video: Hörnerdörfer im Allgäu
Map / Ofterschwanger Horn - a comfortable walk round the peak
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A nice and easy walk with great views of the Alps at Oberstdorf.

(suiteable for prams)

easy
2.4 km
1:00 h
70 m
70 m

A well-constructed path goes all around the Ofterschanger Horn and offers wonderful views of the Iller Valley, the Oberstdorf mountains and the Oster- and Gunzesrieder Valley. Ideal for an easy walk. Suiteable for prams.

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Hörnerdörfer im Allgäu
Updated: 2018-07-16

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1353 m
1301 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Schlitte Hitte - Lodge
Wurzelhütte
Ristorante-Pizzeria Cortina
Weltcup-Hütte Lodge
Alpe Fahnengehren

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

Start

Mountain station Weltcup Express in Ofterschwang (1301 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.498682 N 10.213781 E
UTM
32T 591415 5261297

Destination

Mountain station Weltcup Express in Ofterschwang

Turn-by-turn directions

Take the cable car Weltcup-Expess from Ofterschwang up to the mountain station. From here the path leads to the left either way around the Ofterschwanger Horn and ends back at the mountain station. Recommended is the short climb to the summit cross of Ofterschwanger Horn.

Refreshments and snacks: we recommend the Fahnengehren Alpe (open June - September) just off towards the Sigiswanger Horn or the Weltcup Hütte with large terrace at the mountain station for refreshments and food.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

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

A7 Waltenhofen, exit onto the A980 and exit Sonthofen - Immenstadt, taking the B19 to Sonthofen and follow the signs to  Ofterschwang on the right.

Parking

Base station of the 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
2.4 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
70 m
Descent
70 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children Mountain railway ascent/descent

Statistics

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Highest point
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