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Wittelsbacher hiking trail from Ofterschwang via Schweineberg

Hiking Trail • Ofterschwang
Source: Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Wittelsbacher Höhe bei Schweineberg
    / Wittelsbacher Höhe bei Schweineberg
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Siegfried Bruckmeier
  • Blick von Schweineberg auf die Oberstdorfer Berge
    / Blick von Schweineberg auf die Oberstdorfer Berge
    Photo: Melanie Meissner, Ofterschwang
  • Bergkäs-Sennerei Schweineberg
    / Bergkäs-Sennerei Schweineberg
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Schafe auf der Wiese bei Schweineberg
    / Schafe auf der Wiese bei Schweineberg
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Aussicht von der Wittelsbacher Höhe
    / Aussicht von der Wittelsbacher Höhe
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Landhotel Alphorn mit Panoramaterasse
    / Landhotel Alphorn mit Panoramaterasse
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Der Eisladen Ofterschwang: leckeres Eis aus Hüttenberger Milch!
    / Der Eisladen Ofterschwang: leckeres Eis aus Hüttenberger Milch!
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Bauerngasthof Café Mayr mit guter regionaler Küche
    / Bauerngasthof Café Mayr mit guter regionaler Küche
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Wittelsbacher Höhe
    / Wittelsbacher Höhe
    Photo: Siegfried Bruckmeier, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Wittelsbacher Höhe
    / Wittelsbacher Höhe
    Photo: Eren Karaman, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
Map / Wittelsbacher hiking trail from Ofterschwang via Schweineberg
450 600 750 900 1050 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pfarrkirche St. Alexander Kapelle Westerhofen Wittelsbacher Höhe (881 m)

Beautiful circular route over the village of Westerhofen, the Wittelsbacher Höhe with a magnificent view into the Iller Valley and the Oberstdorfer mountains as well as Schweineberg with the mountain cheese dairy.

easy
6 km
2:45 h
229 m
228 m

The circular route in the heart of Ofterschwang leads across meadows, through forests, along a stream and over a scenic hilltop with an old tree on top. In Schweineberg you can pass the famous mountain cheese dairy.

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Hörnerdörfer im Allgäu
Updated: 2018-07-16

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
867 m
745 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant freistil. - Ofterschwang
Bauerngasthof Café Mayr
Restaurant Alphorn
Ice Cream Parlor - Ofterschwang

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

Tourist Information in Ofterschwang (857 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.495683 N 10.237773 E
UTM
32T 593228 5260992

Destination

Tourist Information in Ofterschwang

Turn-by-turn directions

At the parish church of St. Alexander in Ofterschwang you take the path at the back of the parking area and behind the houses. Go down east and take the small alley left to the entrance to the Wittelsbacher Rundweg. It leads through a charming landscape, along the Tobel towards the village of Westerhofen. You will cross two bridges on the way. After crossing the second bridge, keep to the right until the path forks. From this fork, the path continues towards Schweineberg, past the Wittelsbacher Höhe. On the Wittelsbacher Höhe it is worth to rest and enjoy the incredible view of the Allgäu countryside. In Schweineberg, a visit to the mountain cheese dairy is recommended. After a nice path acorss a meadow from Schweinberg to Wielenberg, you will return to Ofterschwang.

Refreshments: Landhotel Alphorn in Ofterschwang, Bauerngasthof Café Mayr in Schweineberg or a delicious ice cream made of regional milk in the ice cream shop in the village center of Ofterschwang.

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 bis Waltenhofen, auf die A980, Ausfahrt Sonthofen - Immenstadt, B19 nach Sonthofen und nach Ofterschwang

Parking

Gästeinformation Ofterschwang oder in Schweineberg
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 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
229 m
Descent
228 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views Cultural/historical value

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