Outdoor nature and adventure in Germany
  • Oberstdorf – the hiking paradise

    Tourist-Information, Prinzregenten-Platz 1, 87561

    How to Get There?


      Oberstdorf is the southernmost train station in Germany and one of the most modern (station of the year 2006). There are daily direct connections for example Hamburg – Hannover – Würzburg – Oberstdorf or Dortmund – Oberstdorf. The station is just a few steps away from downtown.

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      Take the motorway A 7 Ulm – Füssen to the 'Allgäu' junction or the A 980 direction Lindau, exit 'Waltenhofen'. The federal highway B 19 runs via Immenstadt, Sonthofen direct to Oberstdorf.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 47.405788
      LONGTITUDE: 10.277021



      Oberstdorf can be reached from Berlin with a long-distance bus. 'Fernbus' runs daily from Berlin via Nuremberg to Oberstdorf. Other stops: Fischen, Sonthofen, Kempten, Memmingen, Heidenheim and Aalen.

      Nearest station


    Why Go There?

    Oberstdorf is a town in southwest Germany, located in the Allgäu region of the Bavarian Alps. Over 75% of this area is under nature protection - thus makes it a perfect venue for nature and hiking lovers.

    In winter, Oberstdorf is still firmly in the hands of the winter sports enthusiasts but when temperatures rises in Oberstdorf, the time all hiking fans have been waiting for has finally come: lots of hiking trails are available and promise fantastic nature experiences. An over 200 km long network of hiking and cycling trails wait for the visitors. Along with the neighbouring Kleinwalsertal valley, Oberstdorf is the largest hiking and mountaineering area on the northern edge of the Alps (the Allgäu Alps reach heights of over 2,600 meters in the area of Oberstdorf).

    All routes are well signposted, so getting lost is almost impossible. Yellow, red and blue arrows on the signs symbolize nature, requirements and degree of difficulty of the marked paths.

    Main starting points are the Tourist-Information at the 'Oberstdorf Haus', Prinzregenten-Platz 1, or the one at Bahnhofsplatz (station square). Here visitors will find information, hiking maps and tips about ongoing events.

    Oberstdorf offers various sport shops for hiking equipment such as backpacks, hiking shoes, hiking sticks and many more. 

    Fresh air and sport makes hungry. Whether rustic inns, cozy cafés and gourmet restaurants – numerous hosts invite with regional and international specialities to feast and enjoy.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Tourist-Information, Prinzregenten-Platz 1, 87561 , Oberstdorf, Bavaria, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    The different bike routes around Oberstdorf offer an unforgettable sporting activity for all tastes. Whether cozy or demanding – there is something for everyone. Discover Oberstdorf by bike and experience nature with all your senses. Tip: Rent an electric bike at the train station. So you can climb the mountains with a smile.

    Spa & Wellness

    The 'Oberstdorf Therme' is the perfect place after a strenuous hike. Let yourself be pampered with vitalising sauna baths or a relaxing massage. Refreshments are also served: The restaurant 'Alpenstadl' offers regional specialities and culinary delights from international cuisine.


    In Oberstdorf, there are two high rope courses: 'Söllereck' – perfect for families with young children – offers seven different courses with about six to nine elements. The other one, the 'Skywalk' at the Erdinger Arena, is a experience on the original location of the Oberstdorf World Cup, between the towers of the ski jump in the Erdinger arena Oberstdorf. The Skywalk-Park is accessible for children from approx. 12 years or a high of 1.50 m. But be careful: it is pure adrenalin!

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