Allgäuer Alpen

Description

Allgäuer Alpen

In the southernmost part of Germany, the Allgäuer Alps is a very popular hiking area. Here, Germany has a piece of beautiful alpine country. The region counts more than 40 huts, and numerous trails. The area is best accessible from the town of Oberstdorf. The Allgäuer Alps run into Austria, and border on the eastern side to the Lech Valley.

The Allgäuer Alps are green in nature, with plenty of alpine meadows (famous Allgäuer cheese). In the northwest lie the Allgäuer Voralpen, a beautiful and spacious area for those who do not want to walk too rough. The eastern ranges form the higher parts, with peaks up to 2600 meters. For those who like steep heights and some easy climbing, the Heilbronner Weg is recommended. This is a ridgewalk following the Austrian-German border.

Due to its popularity, you will find many (German) web sites specifically about this area.

Map

Map Allgauer Alpen

Map Allgäuer Alpen

Hike Reports

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  • Bergsteigerbuabe GÖ July 2016
  • Bei trockenem Wanderwetter und anfangs noch bedecktem Himmel und wolkenverhangenen Gipfeln, starteten wir an einem Samstag um 08:30 Uhr zu viert (Christoph, Manze, Tchibo und Jens) vom Wanderparkplatz in Reichenbach bei Oberstdorf zunächst über ...
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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina Route 1
  • Guidebook to the Alpine Pass Route following the Swiss Via Alpina 1, a 360km trek east-west across Switzerland, from Sargans, on the border of Liechtenstein, to Montreux, including prologue from Liechtenstein. A demanding 3-week trek described in 18 stages, crossing 16 passes including the 2778m Hohtürli. Requires good fitness and experience. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina 1 | Cicerone
  • Uistekende wandelgids van de Via Alpina dwars door Zwitserland. This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2007
  • Across the Eastern Alps: E5
  • From Lake Constance in Germany, this guidebook describes walking the E5 trek that runs 600km through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, to its destination at Verona. It traverses the Allgauer, Lechtaler and Ötztaler Alps. There is a good network of alpine refuges and guesthouses on the route. Read more
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United Kingdom
2007
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2007
  • Wandelgids Across the eastern alps: E5 | Cicerone
  • Launched on the shores of beautiful Lake Constance, this well-established long-distance European pathway (600km) takes 30 days to make its way through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture spanning rural alpine regions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. Passes as high as 2900m above sea level are crossed en route to the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • A book to 20 classic trekking routes in the Alps. Exploring the best trekking areas, outline descriptions and photographs illustrate the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt, as well a number of trekking routes in Slovenia, the Italian Dolomites, the French Alps, Austrian Alps and Swiss Alps. Ideal for inspiration. Read more
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United Kingdom
2011
  • Alps Trekking
  • An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, by 8 Alpine trekking experts, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. All the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned is... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included. Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying, and this book celebrates the rich and scenic diversity for which this great mountain range is renowned. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Alps | Cicerone
  • All the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned is celebrated here, while the 20 treks described include well-known classics as well as newly-created multi-day routes. The eight talented writers and photographers brought together to produce this book are among the most experienced of Alpine trekkers. Between them they have... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Bavarian Alps Walking Guide
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps from Cicerone Press with a selection of 85 walks: graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks and multi-day tours, grouped geographically to provide a variety of choices accessible from popular holiday destinations.Each of the six areas covered by the guide is presented on a overview map showing road and rail... Read more
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Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Beieren - Walking in the Bavarian Alps | Cicerone
  • Wandelgids met dagtochten: goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Enorm veel keus in een groot gebied! The Bavarian Alps lie along the German–Austrian border in a thin sliver of land roughly 300km long. Crammed into this area is some of the most spectacular walking and beautiful... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Grindelwald - Wengen - Mürren Hallwag Outdoor Map 17
  • Grindelwald area of the Bernese Oberland, with Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Interlaken, plus the peaks of Jungfau anf the Eiger at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Netherlands
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Germany
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Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Der Lechweg | Berg & Tal
  • Wandelgids van de 125km lange Lechweg van Lech am Arlberg tot Füssen in de Allgäu. Der Lechweg. Großartige Wildflußlandschaft in Europa, In 8 Etappen von der Quelle bis nach Füssen. Übersichtskarte; Routenkarten - Christel Blankenstein - Berg & Tal Verlag Der Lechweg ( von Lech am Arlberg bis Fussen im Allgau ) bietet ein einzigartiges... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Samaria - Sougia - Paliochora Anavasi 11.13
  • Samaria – Sougia area of the White Mountains on Crete on a waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured hiking map at 1:25,000 from Anavasi, extending from the famous Gorge of Samaria westwards to Azogyres and Plemeniana, and north past Omalos and the peaks of Troili and Kaimeni Kafala.Topography is shown by contour lines at 20m... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 11.13 Samaria - Soughia - Kreta | Anavasi
  • Uitstekende topografische kaarten van een deel van Griekenland: zonder meer hele goede kaarten voor wandeltochten in een onbekend stuk Griekenland! Ze zijn gedrukt op scheurvast en watervast papier op een schaal van 1:25.000 met een UTM grid voor GPS gebruikers. Op de meeste kaarten is geven de hoogtelijnen een interval van 20m. aan. Met... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B
  • Styrian Winelands area south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this series please... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dachstein - Ausseerland - Filzmoos - Ramsau F&B WK281
  • Dachstein - Ausseer Land - Filzmoos - Ramsau - Bad Ischl - Schladming area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list... Read more
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  • Lechtaler - Allgäuer Alpen - Oberstdorf - Landeck Freytag & Berndt Map
  • Lechtaler - Allgäuer Alpen - Oberstdorf - Landeck area of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of... Read more
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  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lanzo and Moncenisio Valleys IGC 2
  • Lanzo and Moncenisio Valleys in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also includes an overprint showing cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2 Valli di lanzo e moncenisio | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Monviso IGC 6
  • Monviso / Monte Viso cross-border area with coverage from Châteaux Queyras to Sampeyre and from the Grand Queyron to the Aiguille de Chambeyron in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 6 Monviso | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Domodossola - Val Formazza 50K IGC Map No. 11
  • Domodossola - Val Formazza area of the Italian Alps in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 11 Domodossola e val formazza | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy: IGC 50K Walking Maps of North-Western Italy
  • Italian Alps and Piedmont, the lakes and northern Lombardy, and the Italian Riviera at 1:50,000 from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale on contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc.The maps have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Prespa - Vitsi - Voras Anavasi 6.2
  • Prespa - Vitsi – Voras area of northern Greece at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, contoured map from Anavasi, with recommendations for three hiking trails and notes on the E4 and E6 cross-European trails. The map is double-sided; coverage in the west starts from the Prespa Lake on the border with Albania and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Allgäuer Hochalpen - Hochvogel - Krottenkopf
  • Allgäuer Hochalpen - Hochvogel - Krottenkopf area, map No. BY 4, in a series of highly detailed, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 of the German Alps published by the Deutscher Alpenverein, the German Alpine Club, with cartography of the German topographic survey from the Bavarian state survey organization. The maps use the survey’s... Read more
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  • Il Monferrato: Asti - Casale Monferrato 50K IGC Map No. 20
  • The Monferrato region of Piedmont east of Turin, between Asti and Casale Monferrato, in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also shows local cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 20 Il monferrato da asti a casale monferrato | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Allgäuer Voralpen West
  • Allgäuer Voralpen West, map No. BY 1, in a series of highly detailed, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 of the German Alps, published by the Deutscher Alpenverein, the German Alpine Club, with cartography of the German topographic survey from the Bavarian state survey organization. The maps use the survey’s excellent detailed cartography... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart BY1 Alpenvereinskarte Allgäuer Voralpen West | Alpenverein
  • De beste en meest gedetailleerde kaarten van met name de Duitse alpen: wandelroutes zijn naar zwaarte onderscheidend gemarkeerd, gletsjeroverschrijdingen staan aangegeven en de verschillende soorten hutten ingetekend. Met als ondergrond de topografische kaarten bieden ze een schat aan informatie voor elke beginnende en gevorderde wandelaar of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2011
  • Giona - Oeta - Vardousia Anavasi 2.3
  • Giona - Oeta - Vardousia area in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant hiking maps at scales varying from 1:50,000 to 1:10,000, with a UTM grid for GPS users. Contour interval varies depending on the scale, on most maps it is 20m. Relief shading, spot heights, springs, seasonal streams and, in most titles, landscape/land-use variations,... Read more
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Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelkaart 02.3 Giona - Iti - Vardousia | Anavasi
  • Uitstekende topografische kaarten van een deel van Griekenland: zonder meer hele goede kaarten voor wandeltochten in een onbekend stuk Griekenland! Ze zijn gedrukt op scheurvast en watervast papier op een schaal van 1:50.000 met een UTM grid voor GPS gebruikers. Op de meeste kaarten is geven de hoogtelijnen een interval van 20m. aan. Met... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The King Ludwig Way
  • Self guided walking tour through Upper Bavaria on the King Ludwig Way to Neuschwanstein Castle. Follow the King Ludwig Way, one of Germany’s best known footpaths, through beautiful Upper Bavaria to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle. The route was featured in Julia Bradbury’s BBC German Wanderlust series and shouldn’t be missed. Beginning at... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The E5 Alpine Crossing
  • Self guided walking tour on the E5 Alpine crossing from Oberstdorf to Meran. Take on the famous E5 Alpine crossing from Germany, through Austria and finishing in Italy’s South Tyrol. This classic inn to inn route is long-distance trekking at its best and is a must for Alpine fans. Hike from mountain pass to mountain pass, taking in the scenery... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Duitsland - Allgäu
  • Tijdens deze bijzondere wandelvakantie aan de voet van de Alpen maakt u lichte wandelingen naar beroemde paleizen, kerken en kloosters im Königswinkel, het gebied waar koning Ludwig de Waanzinnige in de 19e eeuw zijn buitenzinnige creaties liet bouwen. Schloss Linderhof, Hohenschwangau en Neuschwanstein behoren tot de beroemdste Duitse... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Duitsland - Bad Hindelang
  • Een winterweek in de lieflijke Beierse Allgäu. Dagelijks doe je een winterse activiteit naar keuze: langlaufen naar de Vilsalpsee, sneeuwwandelen naar het Tiefenbacher Eck, rodelen vanaf de Imbergerhorn, winterwandelen naar de Hirsch Alpe en voor de liefhebbers skiën in Oberjoch op de hellingen van de Iseler. Alle bussen zijn gratis! Je auto... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Duitsland - Bad Hindelang
  • Terwijl de koeien ontspannen door de bergen lopen met hun mooie klokkenorkest, pauzeer je even op een weiland vol bloemen. Je ademt de heerlijk frisse lucht in en geniet van het verrassende uitzicht van glooiende loofbossen en grillige bergtoppen. Je houdt je ogen goed open, want misschien spot je tijdens de wandeling een gems, steenarend of... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Lechtal
  • De rivier de Lech stroomt door een van de laatste min of meer natuurlijke rivierlandschappen in de Alpen. In het karstgebied bij de Formarinsee ontspringt een onschuldig bergbeekje, dat zich al bij de tweede etappe met donderend geraas door een diepe kloof stort om aan het einde van de week tot rust te komen tussen uitgestrekte grindbanken op... Read more
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