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Eistobel

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moderate
Distance 9.4 km
3:30 h
449 m
449 m
1,056 m
657 m
In the Eistobel, impressive Nagelfluh blocks and sandstone walls await us. Afterwards, the tour takes us to the highest point in Western Allgäu, the Kugel with its magnificent view to the south.

Nagelfluh and sandstone created an impressive natural spectacle not far from Isny Waterfalls have been roaring through the Eistobel since time immemorial. They gave the rocks bizarre shapes and create strange ice formations in winter. The name Eistobel comes from the icicles that form on the rocks. In winter, you often need crampons on your shoes and the tour is then only recommended to experienced hikers. The largest part of the ravine has been a nature reserve since September 1970, covering an area of about 70 hectares. After the glaciers of the last ice age melted away, a huge moraine cover remained in the Alpine foothills. The meltwater collected in large lakes. Such a lake also formed in the basin of Ebratshofen. When the meltwater first stood too high in the east near Bischlecht and then in the west near Harbatshofen, the water masses created a drainage channel to the south. This created the Eistobel between Iberg and Laubenberg. Just as the melt waters created the Eistobel at


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The routes from this source come from years of cooperation between Outdooractive AG and the ADAC publishing house in Munich. More than 80 hiking tour books were produced throughout Germany and at popular holiday destinations in Italy, Spain and Portugal. A special feature are the ADAC children's hiking guides, which are tailored to the needs of young explorers and their parents. 
Profile picture of Svenja Trachte Author Svenja Trachte 
“They take pictures of the mountain climbers at the top of the mountain. They don’t take pictures along the way cause who wants to remember the relentless climb, the pain and anguish of taking it to the next level – nobody takes pictures of that, nobody wants to remember. We just want to remember the view from the top, the breathtaking moment at the edge of the world. That’s what keeps us climbing and it’s worth the pain, that’s the crazy part. It’s worth anything.“ – Anonymous

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Steffen Brugger
June 05, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 31, 2019
Richard B. 
September 18, 2019 · Community
When did you do this route? September 15, 2019
Mathew Boderik
July 09, 2018 · Community
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