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A Paradise in Oberallgäu

Winter Hiking

On foot through the wonderful snow-covered mountain landscape - the Algäu Alps in view, breathing the fresh winter air.

Summit Station to Riezlern

From the summit station of the Söllereckbahn cable car there is an initial short and gentle climb to Alpe Schrattenwang. Then follow the path on to Riezlern. After a short, level section through forest you reach the border to Austria and follow the gently descending path through lush meadows, whilst enjoying the wonderful views towards the Kleinwalertal valley.
After following the wide path for about 1 hour at approx. the same level, it then begins to become steeper and narrower, snaking down into the valley. Then it goes through forest once more, passing Mittel-Alpe and Bergstüble (which are great places for another refreshment break), down to Riezlern. From here you can take the Walserbus back towards Oberstdorf and get off at the Söllereckbahn cable car station.

High Level Hiking Trail on Hoher Ifen

You can enjoy the Alpine winter to the full on this wonderful circular trail through the snow dunes.
A new 6-gondola lift takes you up to the summit station. From there, just follow the footpath signs for the "Winter-Rundwanderweg" circuit. In just a few minutes you will be enjoying wonderful views of the valley, which continue from then on. Incidentally, at 2,000 metres, this winter walking trail is the highest footpath accessible by mountain cable car.
The well-cleared route takes you 5 km through an impressive, icy winter landscape; and on clear days, you can even see Lake Constance to the west and as far as the Swiss Alps.