is the southernmost village in Germany. With an area of 230 km², Oberstdorf is the third largest municipality in the Free State of Bavaria. 17 km southwest of the town center lies the Haldenwanger Eck, the southernmost point in Germany.
75 percent of the municipality's area is under landscape or nature protection. The Allgäu High Alps are considered to be the most species-rich mountain range in Germany and have been designated as a nature reserve on an area of 20,724 hectares since 1992. In 2002, the area was notified as a Natura 2000 site. Natura 2000 is a European network of biotopes that aims to safeguard biodiversity.
the charm and warmth with us. Tradition and modernity, customs and culture combine here in a very special way. Go on a journey of discovery in Oberstdorf and enjoy the experience.
Villages Oberstdorf consists of many small and picturesque villages: Rubi, Reichenbach and Schöllang in the north, Tiefenbach in the west or Kornau and the valleys in the south offer relaxing village life, real tradition and fantastic views.
Oberstdorf consists of many small and picturesque districts: Rubi, Reichenbach and Schöllang in the north, Tiefenbach in the west or Kornau and the valleys in the south offer wild village romance and exciting views.
Rubi, the starting point of many hikes, is known for long sunshine and cozy inns. Due to the location, the evening sun looks particularly long on the picturesque village.
Reichenbach is home to peace and tranquility. Nevertheless, there is also a lot on offer for active vacations.
Quiet farmhouses are comfortably clustered around the baroque onion tower of the parish church. The castle church from 1531 (first documented mention) greets you from nearby and a small spa park invites you to linger.
Unlike the name suggests, Tiefenbach is located about 150 meters above Oberstdorf and offers magnificent views of the Oberstdorf mountains.
At 915 m above sea level, Kornau offers fantastic views to the south. Not far away waits the Söllereckbahn, which takes the visitor into a wonderful hiking and skiing area.
Nestled between steep mountain forests, the valleys, which are closed to excursion traffic, offer absolutely undisturbed tranquility in wild and romantic nature. The most beautiful hiking and excursion possibilities invite you to roam.
South of Oberstdorf stretches the Stillachtal. Perfect for extensive hiking and biking tours to Germany's southernmost settlement: Einödsbach.
Back to the time of the mountain farmers! It is not only the former mountain farming village of Gerstruben with the 17th century Lady Chapel or the crystal clear Christlessee lake that make the Trettachtal so unique.
After a short climb to the "box seat above Oberstdorf", the Kühberg, you will reach the idyllic Oytal further east.
The romantic Rohrmoostal - with the oldest wooden chapel in southern Germany - is also worth a visit. The hiker's paradise is located in the Tiefenbach district.
The Dietersbach valley, also called Gerstruber valley, lies between the Höfats (2,258 m) in the northeast and the southern Kegelkopf (1,959 m).
The Rappenalp valley is located between Einödsbach and Haldenwanger Eck, the southernmost border point in Germany. The valley is known as the start of numerous hut tours.
The Traufbach Valley, a side valley of the Trettach Valley, lies east of Spielmannsau between Kegelkopf and Traufberg.