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

  • Entschenkopfüberschreitung

  • 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 de...
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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Guidebook to mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps, on the border of Germany and Austria, between Lake Constance and Berchtesgaden. Accessible from Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck, these 70 routes range from half-day walks to 3-day hut-to-hut treks. Highlights include the Königssee and Breitach, Partnach and Höllental gorges. Read more
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United Kingdom
2018
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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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Allgau Alps - Kleinwalsertal Kompass 3
  • The Allgäuer Alps in Germany and the Kleinwalsertal across the border in Austria on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling and ski routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Coverage extends from Immenstadt and Wertach south to... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
  • Lechweg Wanderfuhrer vom Quellgebiet - Fussen 2014
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Der Lechweg, ein Weitwanderweg, der vom Hochgebirge bis ins Alpenvorland führt, wurde im Juni 2012 eröffnet. Die Idee, entlang des Lechs einen... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Lechweg | Esterbauer
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Der Lechweg, ein Weitwanderweg, der vom Hochgebirge bis ins Alpenvorland führt; wurde im Juni 2012 eröffnet. Die Idee, entlang des Lechs einen... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • Allgau West Wanderfuhrer 2012
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Die 50 Touren dieses Buches decken ein großes Spektrum von kurzen Spaziergängen, bis Halbtages-, und Tagestouren ab. Es sind zwischen 60 und... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • Allgau Ost Wanderfuhrer 2011
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Die 50 Touren dieses Buches decken eine große Bandbreite von kurzen Spaziergängen über Halbtages, Tagestouren und einer Zweitagestour ab. Die... Read more
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United Kingdom
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Allgäu
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO das Allgäu intensiv von der üppigen Natur mit grünen Hügeln, Badeseen und Alpenpanorama bis zu den vielen erhaltenen mittelalterlichen Städten - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort im Allgäu an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Europäischer Fernwanderweg E5, Von Konstanz nach Verona
  • Destinationen:- Der Nordteil des Fernwanderwegs E5 führt vom flachen Bodenseeufer über die Hügel des Bregenzerwalds ins Allgäu. In Oberstdorf beginnt die Überschreitung der west-ost-verlaufenden Gebirgskämme, dazwischen die Abstiege ins Lechtal, ins Inntal, ins Pitztal, ins Ötztal und ins Passeirtal.- Für erfahrene Bergwanderer werden alpine... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Kreta mit Weitwanderweg E4
  • Die Vorteile des Wanderführers auf einen Blick:- Von KOMPASS-Experten erwanderte Touren- Jede Tour mit Höhenprofil und Kartenausschnitt- Ausflugs- und Übernachtungstipps- Kostenloser Download der GPX-DatenDie Vorteile der Extra-Tourenkarte auf einen Blick:- Unterstützt die Tourenauswahl- Kartografische Gesamtübersicht- Touren können einfach... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Kompass
Germany
  • Südtirol
  • 3in1: Das KOMPASS-Outdoor-Karten-Ringbuch mit großflächiger Gebietsabdeckung beinhaltet sämtliche Aktivthemen wie Wandern, Mountainbike etc. Die einzeln entnehmbaren Kartenblätter sind aus reiß- und wetterfestem Material und verbinden die Informationen von Wander-, Winter- und Fahrradkarten imDetailmaßstab von 1:35 000.Destination:- Südtirol... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B WK411
  • 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
  • Hungarian National Long-distance Blue Trail (E4): Visegrád to Írott-ko
  • Hiking guide to the north-western section of Hungary’s National Blue Trail which forms part of the E4 European long-distance footpath. The guide covers the route from the historic town of Visegrád on the Danube, across the Buda Hills on the outskirts of Budapest and the Bakony Hills along the north-eastern shore of Lake Balaton, to Írott-ko in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ivrea - Biela - Lower Aosta Valley 50K IGC Map No. 9
  • Ivrea - Biela - Lower Aosta Valley area 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 footpaths and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Il Cuneese: Cuneo - Saluzzo - Carmagnola 75K IGC Map No. 24
  • Il Cuneese area of Piedmont, including Cuneo, Saluzzo and Carmagnola, at 1:75,000 in a series contoured hiking maps 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... 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
  • Asti - Alba - Acqui Terme IGC 19
  • Asti - Alba - Acqui Terme area 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 footpaths and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Allgäuer Hochalpen - Hochvogel - Krottenkopf Alpenverein Map BY4
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Monte Rosa - Alagna - Macugnaga 50K IGC Map No. 10
  • Monte Rosa - Alagna - Macugnaga 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 footpaths and... Read more
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Allgäuer Voralpen Ost - Grünten - Wertacher Hörnle Alpenverein Map BY3
  • Allgäuer Voralpen Ost - Grünten - Wertacher Hörnle area, map No. BY 3, 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Western Crete Terrain Editions 448
  • Western Crete at 1:100,000 on an indexed, GPS compatible road map from Terrain Editions, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper, with a street plan of central Chania.This title is part of a series which covers Crete in three sheets. The maps have contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading with spot heights and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kempten - Allgau 35K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 46
  • Kempten - Allgau area of the German Alps at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour interval... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Albenga - Alassio - Savona 50K IGC Map No. 15
  • The coast of the Italian Riviera around Albenga, Alassio and Savona 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Genoa - Varazze - Ovada 50K IGC Map No. 16
  • The coast of the Italian Riviera and its hinterland around Genoa 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... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The E5 Alpine Crossing - Walk Oberstdorf to Meran
  • 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
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
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
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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