Part of the Allgäu Hiking Trilogy: View from the Hochgrat in Allgäu
Hikes in the Allgäu
The number of exciting hikes and trekking tours in the Allgäu is almost endless. In the alpine mountains of Oberallgäus and Ostallgäus as well as in the hilly pre-Alpine landscape of Westallgäus and the flat hill country of Unterallgäus, a dense network of hiking trails is just waiting to be explored by you. Hikes to the Grünten or the Falkenstein, around the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau or through the Breitachklamm gorge are particularly recommended.
The most beautiful hikes in the Allgaeu Region
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Fantastic hikes in the Allgäu
The Allgäu is an extremely varied region in southern Bavaria. In Oberallgäu and Ostallgäu, high peaks and fantastic views beckon. Popular valley towns for hiking are Oberstdorf, Bad Hindelang, Füssen, Pfronten and Oberstaufen. In the western Allgäu, you hike along medium-difficulty paths on the sunny hills and enjoy the wide view of Lake Constance. Unterallgäu entices you with leisurely hiking tours, lots of nature and cultural highlights.
The tour suggestions in this article are divided into various levels of difficulty:
- and difficult.
The individual entries offer plenty of details about the route, detailed descriptive texts and vivid picture galleries.
Hiking Trilogy Allgäu
Wide and open valleys, gentle hills and rugged mountain peaks, refreshing rivers and lakes: the Allgäu Hiking Trilogy was created for all those who want to discover the Allgäu on foot.
On three different routes - meadow slope, water slope and sky slope - you can hike according to your preferences and physical condition.
On the three different routes, Wiesengänger, Wasserläufer and Himmelsstürmer, you can hike over mountains and valleys according to your preferences and physical condition. The trail network covers a total of 867 km, 53 stages and a good 30,000 hm.
The Wieseng nger route offers easy and scenic hiking trails through meadows, old moraine landscapes and natural moors. The waterfront route is a little more sporty. On this route you will discover numerous small lakes in eastern Allgäu as well as waterways and waterfalls in the west of the region. On the Himmelsstürmer route you can enjoy the real mountain air. Sporty, ambitious hikers can explore the wonderful Allgäu mountain world.
In addition to the real hikes, the network of trails of the Hiking Trilogy also leads through villages and towns, perfect for an afternoon stroll!
The Wiesengeng nger route offers easy and scenic hiking trails through meadows, old moraine landscapes and natural moors. The waterfront route is a little more sporty. On this route you will discover numerous small lakes in eastern Allgäu as well as waterways and waterfalls in the west of the region. On the Himmelsst rmer route you can enjoy real mountain air. Ambitious hikers can explore the wonderful Allgäu mountain world. You will have to climb a few metres and be in good shape - but you will be rewarded with unique mountain experiences.
In addition to the real hikes, the network of trails in the Allgäu Hiking Trilogy also takes you through villages and towns - perfect for an afternoon stroll! For example, visit Pfronten on an easy tour of the tranquil town.
Stage destinations: Long-distance routes through the Allgäu
Numerous national and international long-distance trails stop off in the Allgäu. The best known of these is probably the European long-distance hiking trail E5, which starts in Oberstdorf and leads over the mountains to Merano in South Tyrol. If you want to see more of the Allgäu, you can take the Oberallgäu circular hiking trail or the Schwäbisch-Allgäu hiking trail. The Heilbronner Weg is an insider tip for hikers with mountain experience. It leads through alpine terrain from the Rappenseehütte to the Waltenbergerhaus or to the Kemptner Hütte – stop for refreshments and overnight stays included, of course. All these routes require a certain basic level of fitness and appropriate equipment.
Hiking with the whole family
The hilly foothills of the Allgäu Alps are ideal for hiking with children. Numerous lifts, especially in the Upper and Eastern Allgäu, make the way up easy so that everyone can enjoy the stunning panorama of the Allgäu Alps directly.
For children, there are numerous themed trails in the Allgäu with stations for learning, playing and discovering – as well as beautiful destinations around which you can stretch your legs for a short or long time, as the mood takes you.
Hiking trails to the Allgäu Pleasure Alps
A stop for refreshments should not be missing on any hike: It tastes best in a traditional alpine pasture. A good snack strengthens you and makes up for tired legs, no matter how hard the climb.
Hungry athletes look forward to one thing abouve all: a hearty snack, a tasty piece of cake and a refreshing drink. All the better if you know that all the ingredients come directly from the region. ...