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Oberallgäu

The Oberallgäu is characterized by alpine and pre-alpine terrain, a beautiful lake landscape, an extensive network of paths and many managed alpine pastures. The southernmost district of Germany is known for its traditions; typical for the region is the cattle breed “Allgäuer Braunvieh“, the supplier of one of the most popular regional specialities: the “Allgäuer Bergkäse“, a special type of cheese.
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Allgäu

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Breitachklamm
Allgäu

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Starzlach gorge (Starzlachklamm)
Allgäu

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Skimuseum Fischen
Allgäu

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Heimathaus Sonthofen
Allgäu

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Breitachklamm
Allgäu

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Museum Ore Mine
Allgäu

At this open air museum visitors lern about the history of mining next to the mountain Grünten.

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Allgäu

This local museum in Diepolz shows the way of daily life for the farmers in the mountains of ...

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Natural Monument · Allgäu
Breitachklamm
Allgäu

The Breitachklamm near Oberstdorf is not only the deepest, but also one of the most impressive and ...

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from Svenja Trachte,   Outdooractive Editors
Natural Monument · Allgäu
Starzlach gorge (Starzlachklamm)
Allgäu

The Starzlachklamm is a gorge located near the Sonthofen district of Winkel. It was formed over ...

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Museum · Allgäu
Skimuseum Fischen
Allgäu

Welcome to the museum Heimathaus and Skimuseum Fischen. Since the early 1990's the Community ...

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Museum · Allgäu
Heimathaus Sonthofen
Allgäu

At the local museum in Sonthofen visitors experience the history of the most southern town in ...

from Andreas Reimund,   Outdooractive Editors
Natural Monument · Allgäu
Breitachklamm
Allgäu

Access only with an online ticket! The Breitachklamm is located between the Kleinwalsertal and ...

Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Museum · Allgäu
Museum Ore Mine
Allgäu

At this open air museum visitors lern about the history of mining next to the mountain Grünten.

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Oberallgäu: a travelling destination in Germany's far south

The northern Oberallgäu surrounds the independent town of Kempten. It is characterized by a pre-alpine mountain landscape and many little villages that invite outdoor enthusiasts to beautiful hiking and biking tours.

The gate to the Allgäu Alps is located a bit further south and near Immenstadt. Between the mountain range “Nagelfluhkette“ and the mountain “Grünten“, you will find the beginning of the valley “Illertal“ whose small side valleys stretch between Sonthofen and Oberstdorf and reach until Germany’s southernmost point, the “Haldenwanger Eck“. 

Oberallgäu huts: tradition, refreshment and overnight stays

As a "pit stop" during a hike or to warm up on a cold skiing day: The Allgäu mountain huts are extremely popular among their guests. Many of them provide milk, cheese, yoghurt and curd cheese from their own cattle. Other hut owners offer selfmade liquors and fruit brandies, too.

Tradition in the Oberallgäu: from "Funken" to "Klausentreiben"

Heritage and tradition are a big part of the Oberallgäu culture. Highlights each year are the "Viehscheid" (cattle drive) in September, the "Klausentreiben" (visit of Santa Claus) in December and the "Funkenfeuer" (bonfire) during spring. You can learn more about the Oberallgäu traditions in many different local history museums.

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Getting there

Public transport

You reach Kempten, Immenstadt, Sonthofen and Oberstdorf by train. From here you can catch a train to smaller train stations, e.g. in Fischen. The region provides plenty of possibilities to get to the more remote places by hiking busses. 

Getting there

Coming from the north you reach Oberallgäu via the A7. From Munich the region is easy to reach via the A96 and the B12. In the Oberallgäu the B19, B308 and B309 as well as the B12 lead to the individual holiday resorts.

By plane

The nearest airports are Memmingen, Friedrichshafen and Munich.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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