… with the five idyllic mountain villages of Balderschwang, Bolsterlang, Fischen, Obermaiselstein, and Ofterschwang in the Bavarian Alps. When you step outside the door of your hotel or holiday flat, the fascinating mountain world of Nature Park Nagelfluhkette spreads out in front of you, and you will feel the majestic silence of the mountains, experience unspoilt nature, and see the overwhelmingly beautiful sights of the surrounding peaks in all their glory. At the local inn or at the mountainside cottage: Here you will enjoy lovingly prepared regional delicacies, like venison dishes and Allgäu mountain cheese. Traditional artisans still use the age old methods to create handmade cow bells, wooden clogs, and traditional dresses. Authentic Allgäu traditions will accompany you throughout your holidays.
An exclusive hiking and excursion programme is on offer to explore the around 400 square kilometres of nature park, which ranks among the most impressive landscapes along the northern rim of the Alps. Softly rolling grassy hills, waterfalls, high moors, mountain forests, and Alpine meadows where cows graze in the summer and that are home to a cornucopia of protected flora and fauna. The nature park has the highest concentration of mountainside cottages in the entire Alpine region. Here, farmers herd their cows in the summer and produce their unrivalled traditional cheeses.
A safely signposted trail network offers visitors complete freedom for any kind of outing: From a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Iller river valley to a high-octane six-peaks tour, from relaxed cycling trips along level ground to guided mountain and e-bike tours, or bike races up to Germany’s highest mountain pass. The region, with its beautiful and panorama-rich hills speckled with colourful flowers, is ideal for light mountain hiking.
You will have fascinating experiences here that you will never forget: sunrise on the peaks in the company of your nature park guide, a day in which you live the life of a mountain farmer, experiencing the traditional ‘Viehscheid’ when the cattle comes down from the mountains in late autumn, visiting one of the traditional Alpine dairies, or simply taking a leisurely e-bike trip. Children can experience the unspoilt nature of the region at play – at the Alpine Wildlife Park, the rope garden and Flying Fox Park, on downhill scooters, at the Frisbee course, and the Alpine Archery Course, while rafting, canyoning, or at the public pools featuring a 58 m (190 ft.) water slide.
In winter, the five charming ski regions with free parking, ‘Kinderland’, fun parks, and night-time tobogganing are particularly interesting for families. Far away from the bustling slopes, this winter wonderland can be explored on maintained winter hiking trails, limitless cross-country tracks, snowshoe tours across the Nature Park or with a little more adrenaline on the exciting Husky trails.