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Location Lat/Lon: 47.40780°N / 10.27810°E
Additional Information Elevation: 8715 ft / 2656 m
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SchneckSnow covered Schneck, typical steep grass mountain of the Alläu Alps

The Allgäu Alps, though certainly not one of the highest mountain groups of the Alps, is one of the most popular ones. In Germany it is probably number one in popularity, at least equal to the Wetterstein Group around Zugspitze. Though mainly considered a German part of the Alps the Allgäu Alps on their southern side stretch out into Austria and about two fifth of the range are on Austrian territory.

Due to the moderate height of its mountains there are no glaciers in the group. You will find some permanent snow fields on some of the north faces, however. The range itself is rather varying in its appearance which might be one of the reasons for its popularity. The valleys have been used for cattle grazing for eternities and thus have a very open and sunny aspect. To the north you can find the Allgäu Prealps, high hills rising out of the pastures, which in themselves are interesting hiking destinations mainly because of the perfect views they offer into the higher parts of the group.

The second aspect of the group has to do with mountains with grassy slopes on one side, mighty faces on the other. Most of these mountains are located around the central town of Oberstdorf and these are the most popular and famous hiking destinations. You will barely find a summit on the Fellhorn-, Höfats- or Daumen Ridges which cannot be hiked to using one (or several) marked trails.

And finally, the further to the south you get you will encounter Dolomite-like rock faces, the highest summits of the Group like Krottenkopf, Mädelegabel or Biberkopf. The Dolomite resemblance is not accidental: all of these summits are composed of the so-called Hauptdolomit (Main Dolomite), a grey considerably solid type of rock which nevertheless tends to form deep crevices and gullies.

The Allgäu Alps are located on the German – Austrian border and are bounded by deep and in some cases important valleys on all sides. To the south and east the valleys of the Lech and Bregenzer Ach Rivers form the border, to the north the Vils and Konstanzer Ach do the same. To the west the boundary is a bit fuzzy as the mountains there are rather low and the valleys not profound. The border here would be an imagined line between the town of Bad Oberstaufen in the north and Au to the south.

And having spoken of rivers the main river of the Allgäu Alps has to be mentioned. The valley of the Iller River cuts through the range and dominates all aspects of it.Formed at the conjunction of the Breitach and Stillach Creeks near Oberstdorf it divides the Allgäu Alps in two unequal parts. The eastern one is home to all of the highest summits while the western one stops short at about 2200m (with one notable exception: Widderstein). Politically the group is home to two expatriate Austrian regions: Kleinwalsertal in the south-west and Jungholz to the north. Both can be reached only from German soil with no direct connections to their home country. The Langholz enclave is even more astonishing as the connection to Austria is only 1m (3 feet) wide!

Panoramic View

TrettachspitzeMädelegabelHochfrottspitzeBockkarkopfLinkerskopfRotgundspitzeWilder MannHochgundspitzHohes LichtRappenkopfHochrappenkopfBiberkopf
The central main ridge of the Allgäu Alps as seen from Geißhornsattel. Very old shot, scanned from paper.   Hide / Show annotations


The Allgäu Alps on SP

Interactive Map of the Allgäu Alps. Click the numbers to be directed to the respective ections.

The subdivision on this page follows the suggestions by the German Alpine Club, as put down in the Alpenvereinsführer (see Maps & Books Section). Mountains, which already have been submitted to SP are listed within their corresponding subgroup.

  1. Nagelfluhkette and Hörnergruppe (this page)
    Nagelfluhkette and Hörnergruppe (separate page)
  2. Allgäu Prealps East
  3. Kleinwalsertal Valley
  4. Central Main Ridge
  5. Tannheim Mountains
  6. Vilsalpsee Mountains
  7. Daumen Group
  8. Höfats / Rauheck Group
  9. Hochvogel / Rosszahn Group
  10. Hornbach Chain

1 - Nagelfluhkette and Hörnergruppe

Altstädter HofAltstädter Hof and HörnerGruppe above the Iller Valley

The prealpine summits west of the Iller River present themselves as round-topped muntains, mostly covered by grass. The underlying rock is called Flysch, a kind of rapidly eroding limestone. The mountains are perfect for skiing purposes which is why you will find a lot of chair lifts in the area. Still the mountains are very popular as hiking destinations during the summer months, mostly due to easy access and excellent views to the central Allgäu Alps. There are two subranges, Nagelfluhkete in te norh and Hörnergupe in he south.

For more information see the Nagelfluhkette and Hörnergruppe separate page

  1. Steineberg (1683m)
  2. Bärenkopf (1480m)
  3. Stuiben (1749m)
  4. Sederer Stuiben (1737m)
  5. Buralpkopf (1772m)
  6. Gündleskopf (1748m)
  7. Rindalphorn (1821m)
  8. Hochgrat (1834m)
  9. Leiterberg (1626m)
  10. Seelekopf (1663m)
  11. Hohenfluhalpkopf (1636m)
  12. Eineguntkopf (Rohnehöhe, 1639m)
  13. Auf dem Falken (1564m)
  14. Hochhädrich (1566m)
  15. Fluh (1391m)
  16. Imbergkamm (1325m)
  17. Immenstädter Horn (1489m)
  18. Gschwenderhorn (1450m)
  19. Roter Kopf (1481m)
  20. Dreherberg (1430m)
  21. Prodelkamm
  22. Eckhaldekopf (1491m)
  23. Himmeleck (1487m)
  24. Denneberg (1427m)
  25. Salmaser Höhe (1257m)
  26. Ofterschwanger Horn (1406m)
  27. Sigiswanger Horn (1527m)
  28. Rangiswanger Horn (1615m)
  29. Weiherkopf (1665m)
  30. Großer Ochsenkopf (1662m)
  31. Wannenkopf (1712m)
  32. Riedberger Horn (1786m)
  33. Brentenjoch (2000m)
  34. Dreifahnenkopf (1628m)
  35. Bleicherhorn (1669m)
  36. Hölleritzereck (1669m)
  37. Tennemooskopf (1628m)
  38. Siplingerkopf (1746m)
  39. Heidenkopf (1685m)
  40. Girenkopf (1683m)
  41. Stillberg (1532m)
  42. Samstenberg (1515m)
  43. Koppachstein (1532m, 1537m)
  44. Besler (1679m)
  45. Schafkopf (1627m)
  46. Geißwiedenkopf (1544m)
  47. Ochsenberg (1179m)
  48. Toniskopf (1460m)
  49. Rote Wand (1474m)
  50. Geißberg (1411m)
  51. Piesenkopf (1630m)
  52. Hochschelpen (1552m)
  53. Feuerstätterkopf (1645m)
  54. Burstkopf (1559m, 1586m)
  55. Hochrieskopf (1467m)
  56. Renkknie (1411m)
  57. Hittisberg (1328m)

2 - Allgäu Prealps East

The prealps to the east of the Iller river cover only a small area. The main mountain is Grünten, which towers over the city of Sonthofen. It is the first impressive mountain you can get a glimpse of as you travel from the north.

  1. Falken (Rottachberg, 1115m)
  2. Grünten (1738m)
  3. Burgberger Hörnle (1496m)
  4. Gigglstein (1497m)
  5. Rosskopf (1596m)
  6. Hindelanger Hirschberg (1500m)
  7. Spieser (1651m)
  8. Hirschberg (1643m)
  9. Jochschrofen (1625m)
  10. Wertacher Hörnle (1695m)
  11. Starzlachberg (1585m)
  12. Sorgschrofen
  13. Reuterwanne (1542m)
  14. Edelsberg (1629m)
  15. Alpspitze (1575m)


3 - Kleinwalsertal Valley

The eastern mountains of the Kleinwalsertal Valley above cloud covered Stillachtal

Best known for its status as an Austrian enclave surrounded by German soil, Kleinwalsertal Valley is one of the best known tourist sites of the Allgäu Alps. Very popular during winter as a skiing region, over summer the Fellhorn ridge draws thousands of visitors. Again it is the great views towards the central Allgäu Alps which draw hikers towards the area. The dominating mountains of Kleinwalsertal are Hoher Ifen to the west and Widderstein to the south-east.

  1. Kackenköpfe (1560m)
  2. Gatterkopf (1659m)
  3. Untere Gottesackerwände (1858m)
  4. Torkopf (1930m)
  5. Obere Gottesackerwände (2033m)
  6. Rosskopf (1958m)
  7. Hirscheck (1922m)
  8. Mährenhöhe (1703m)
  9. Hahnenköpfle (2086m)
  10. Sevisschrofen (1659m)
  11. Hoher Ifen (2230m)
  12. Pellingerköpfle (2010m)
  13. Hehlekopf (2058m)
  14. Steinmandl (1982m)
  15. Kreuzmanndl (1974m)
  16. Falzerkopf (1968m)
  17. Diedamskopf (2090m)
  18. Grüne Köpfe (1725m)
  19. Mohrenkopf (1645m)
  20. Grünhorn (2039m)
  21. Heuberg (1795m)
  22. Walmendingerhorn (1990m)
  23. Lücklekopf (1989m)
  24. Ochsenhoferköpfe (1950m, 1965m)
  25. Hochstarzel (1974m)
  26. Unspitze (1926m)
  27. Güntlesspitze (2092m)
  28. Üntschenspitze (2135m)
  29. Hintere Üntschenspitze (2046m)
  30. Wanneberg (1830m)
  31. Söllereck (1706m)
  32. Söllerköpfe (1925m, 1940m)
  33. Fellhorn (2038m)
  34. Kanzelwand (2058m)
  35. Schüsser (Hammerspitze, 2170m)
  36. Kuhgehrenspitze (1910m)
  37. Hammerspitze (2260m)
  38. Rossgundkopf (2139m)
  39. Alpgundkopf (2177m)
  40. Grießgundkopf (2164m)
  41. Schartenkopf (1977m)
  42. Saubuckelkopf (2214m)
  43. Schafalpenköpfe (2320m, 2301m, 2272m)
  44. Kemptnerköpfle (2191m)
  45. Sechszinkenspitze (2213m)
  46. Hüttenkopf (Mindelheimer Köpfle, 2208m)
  47. Angererkopf (2263m)
  48. Liechelkopf (2384m)
  49. Elferkopf (2387m)
  50. Zwölferkopf (2224m)
  51. Geißhorn (2366m)
  52. Gehrnerberg (1935m)
  53. Widdersteingrat (2368m)
  54. Widderstein (2533m)
  55. Leopoldshörnle (2136m)
  56. Kleiner Widderstein (2236m)
  57. Bärenkopf (2083m)
  58. Höferberg (2131m)
  59. Weißer Schrofen (2145m)
  60. Heiterberg (2188m)


4 - Central Main Ridge

Allgäu Alps who is whoTrettachspitze, Mädelegabel, Hochfrottspitze, Bockkarspitze and Wilder Mann

This is the remotest part of the Allgäu Alps. You can reach these mountains best from the upper Lech Valley in Austria. Aside from Mädelegabel and Hohes Licht most mountains are remote and solitary. Climbs for most of them are far from easy.

  1. Himmelschrofen (1791m)
  2. Klupper (1777m)
  3. Wildgrundköpfe (1935m, 1955m)
  4. Schmalhorn (1952m)
  5. Wildengundkopf (2238m)
  6. Trettachspitze (2595m)
  7. Mädelegabel (2645m)
  8. Kratzer (2428m)
  9. Hochfrottspitze (2649m)
  10. Berge der guten Hoffnung (2388m, 2415m)
  11. Bockkarkopf (2609m)
  12. Wilder Mann (2577m)
  13. Steinschartenkopf (2615m)
  14. Hohes Licht (2651m)
  15. Peischelspitze (2512m)
  16. Ellbognerspitze (2552m)
  17. Wilder Kasten (2542m)
  18. Wildmahdspitze (2489m)
  19. Muttekopf (2431m)
  20. Rotgundspitze (2486m)
  21. Linkerskopf (2459m)
  22. Hochgundspitze (2460m)
  23. Rappenseekopf (2469m)
  24. Hochrappenkopf (2425m, 2424m)
  25. Rappenköpfle (2276m)
  26. Biberkopf (2599m)
  27. Grüner (1914m)

5 - Tannheim Mountains

The "Tannheimer Berge" are a subgroup to the north-east of the Allgäu Alps which are located completely on Austrian soil. They are more or less all located on a single ridge which is bounded by the Vils river to the north and Tannheimer Tal Valley to the south. The mountains are composed of solid limestone (the sort which you find in the Wetterstein Group) and is the main sportsclimbing area of the whole range.

  1. Breitenberg (1838m)
  2. Aggenstein (1985m)
  3. Brentenjoch (2000m)
  4. Roter Stein (1547m)
  5. Seebenspitze (1935m)
  6. Sefenspitze (1948m)
  7. Lumbergergrat (1860m)
  8. Seichenkopf (1864m)
  9. Läuferspitze (1956m)
  10. Hahnenkopf (1942m)
  11. Große Schlicke (2059m)
  12. Wildböden (1803m)
  13. Vilser Kegel (1831m)
  14. Hallerschrofen (1934m)
  15. Schartschrofen (1968m)
  16. Rote Flüh (2108m)
  17. Seebenspitze (1935m)
  18. Gimpel (2173m)
  19. Schäfer (2060m)
  20. Kellenschrofen (2091m)
  21. Schneidspitze (2009m)
  22. Gehrenspitze (2164m)
  23. Hahnenkamm (1938m)
  24. Gaichtspitze (1986m)
  25. Lachenköpfle (1710m)
  26. Rappenschrofen (1551m)
  27. Einstein (1866m)
  28. Mittelberg (1547m)
  29. Schönkahler (1688m)
  30. Ächsele (1525m, 1515m)
  31. Weaterkienberg (1488m)
  32. Kienberg (1534m)
  33. Vorderer Kienberg (1383m)


6 - Vilsalpsee Mountains

Sometimes considered part of the Tannheim Mountains this subgroup of the Ötztal Alps is located right across Tannheimer Tal on its southern side. As the same infers, the group surrounds the Vilsalplsee Lake. Most mountains can be reached by hiking trails, the group is rather popular.

  1. Iseler (1876m)
  2. Kühgrundkopf (1907m)
  3. Bschießer (2000m)
  4. Stuibenkopf (1830m)
  5. Ponten (2045m)
  6. Zirleseck (1872m)
  7. Ronenspitze (1990m)
  8. Zererköpfle (1946m)
  9. Geißhorn (2247m)
  10. Schnurschrofen (1900m)
  11. Rauhhorn (2241m)
  12. Kugelhorn (2126m)
  13. Älpelekopf (2023m)
  14. Lahnerkopf (2121m)
  15. Schänzlespitze (2052m)
  16. Schänzlekopf (2069m)
  17. Kastenkopf (2129m)
  18. Kälbelespitze (2135m)
  19. Steinkarspitze (2067m)
  20. Rote Spitze (2130m)
  21. Geierköpfle (2020m)
  22. Lachenspitze (2126m)
  23. Luchsköpfe (2180m)
  24. Lailachspitze (2274m)
  25. Schochenspitze (2069m)
  26. Sulzspitze (2084m)
  27. Vogelhörnle (1882m)
  28. Neunerköpfle (1862m)
  29. Strindenschartenkopf (1937m)
  30. Litnisschrofen (2068m)
  31. Krinnenspitze (2000m)


7 - Daumen Group

Riedberger HornGeißalphronGeißfußGrundkopfNebelhornWestl. WengenkopfÖstl. WengenkopfGratkopfGroßer Daumen
South-Western Allgäu Alps. Hide / Show labels

Großer Daumen, the highest summit of this Group, is by far not the best known or most important. This honour goes to Nebelhorn, which can be reached by a three stage cablecar from Oberstdorf. Consequently the whole group is very crowded. It with Rubihorn and Entschenkopf it contains two other very well known peaks both of which are part of the panorama as seen from the towns and villages around the Iller River. The Daumen Ridge can be traversed using a ferrata, the Hindelanger Klettersteig, also very popular and crowded at all times of the climbing season.

As a curiosity: On the slopes of Schattenberg, just above Oberstdorf you will find the Oberstdorf ski jumping arena.

  1. Imbergerhorn (1656m)
  2. Sonthofner Hörnle (1525m)
  3. Gerenkopf (1566m)
  4. Sonnenkopf (1712m)
  5. Heidelbeerkopf (1767)
  6. Schnippenkopf (1833m)
  7. Entschenkopf (2043m)
  8. Rubihorn (1959m)
  9. Geißalphorn (1953m)
  10. Geißfuß (1981m)
  11. Grundkopf
  12. Nebelhorn (2224m)
  13. Wengenköpfe (2235m, 2207m)
  14. Großer Daumen (2280m)
  15. Kleiner Daumen (2197m)
  16. Heubatspitze (2008m)
  17. Rotspitze (2034m)
  18. Breitenberg (1893m, 1946m)
  19. Pfannenhölzer (2029m)
  20. Hengst (1989m)
  21. Laufbichlkirche (2042m)
  22. Zeiger (1995m)
  23. Hüttenkopf (1942m)
  24. Seeköpfle (1920m)
  25. Schattenbergköpfe (1845m, 1865m)
  26. Schattenberg (1798m)
  27. Großer Seekopf (2095m)
  28. Kleiner Seekopf (2085m)
  29. Schochen (2100m)
  30. Lachenkopf (2111m)
  31. Laufbachereck (2178m)
  32. Salober (2088m)
  33. Bergächtle (2007m)
  34. Rotkopf (2194m)
  35. Schneck (2268m)
  36. Himmelhorn (2111m)


8 - Höfats / Rauheck Group

Quite in contrast to the neighbouring Daumen Group the Höfats / Rauheck Group is rather solitary. Yes, there is a hut and there are easy access trails from the valleys but the ridges themselves are somewhat exposed and see much less hiker traffic. The group is located at the centre of the Allgäu Alps and consequently offers great views all around.

  1. Riffenkopf (1748m)
  2. Hahnenkopf (1735m)
  3. Hüttenkopf (1949m)
  4. Gieselerwand (2020m)
  5. Seilhenker (1791m)
  6. Höfats (2258m)
  7. Kleine Höfats (2073m)
  8. Rauheck (2384m)
  9. Muttekopf (2284m)
  10. Jochspitze (2232m)
  11. Kreuzeck (2376m)
  12. Kegelkopf (1959m)

9 - Hochvogel / Rosszahn Group

Very solitary and hard to reach from any side, the Hochvogel / Rosszahn Group offers some interesting climbing destinations. Hochvogel itself is the exception to the rule. The mountain is served by Prinz Luitpold Hut and sees many ascents.

  1. Sattelkopf (2097m)
  2. Rosskopf (1823m)
  3. Lärchwand (2186m)
  4. Glasfelderkopf (2270m)
  5. Kesselspitze (2284m)
  6. Fuchskarspitze (2314m)
  7. Kreuzspitze (2367m)
  8. Hochvogel (2592m)
  9. Kluppenkarkopf (2355m)
  10. Großer Rosszahn (2356m)
  11. Kleiner Rosszahn (2312m)
  12. Jochumkopf (2337m)
  13. Rosskarspitzen (2292m, 2291m)
  14. Stallkarspitze (2350m)
  15. Grubachspitze (2100m)
  16. Saldeinerspitze (2036m)
  17. Kreuzkopf (2288m)
  18. Wiedemerkopf (2163m)
  19. Großer Wilder (2379m)
  20. Kleiner Wilder (2306m)
  21. Höllhörner (2145m)

10 - Hornbach Chain

Saved for last: the highest Group of the Allgäu Alps. The Hornbach chain is a single ridgeline which separates from the main ridge near Mädelegabel. There is only one hut in the group and the summits are very hard to reach. The main Dolomite rock is chossy so that reaching the summits, while being far from difficult is considerably dangerous. Still a high alpine trail traverses the group and it makes for a good solitary hiking destination.

  1. Muttlerkopf (2368m)
  2. Öfnerspitze (2576m)

  3. Krottenspitzen (2551m)
  4. Fürschießer (2271m)
  5. Hornbachspitze (2533m)
  6. Großer Krottenkopf (2656m)
  7. Ramstallspitze (2533m)
  8. Strahlkopf (2388m)
  9. Rothorn (2393m)
  10. Jöchelspitze (2226m)
  11. Faulewandspitzen (2480m, 2473m)
  12. Marchspitze (2609m)
  13. Hermannskarspitze (2472m)
  14. Ilfenspitzen (2552m)
  15. Plattenspitzen (2493m, 2489m)
  16. Wolfebnerspitzen (2432m, 2427m)
  17. Schöneggerkopf (2322m)
  18. Balschtespitze (2499m)
  19. Schreierkopf (2198m)
  20. Kreuzkarspitze (2587m)
  21. Söllerköpfe (2402m, 2390m)
  22. Rotwand (2262m)
  23. Bretterkarspitze (2324m)
  24. Noppenspitze (2594m)
  25. Häselgehrberg (2206m)
  26. Sattelkarspitze (2552m)
  27. Woleggleskarspitze (2522m)
  28. Hintere Jungfrauspitze (2390m)
  29. Gliegerkarspitze (2575m)
  30. Bretterspitze (2608m)
  31. Urbeleskarspitze (2632m)
  32. Zwölferspitze (2416m)
  33. Wasserfallkarspitze (2557m)
  34. Schwellenspitze (2496m)
  35. Klimmspitze (2464m)

Getting There

The closest international airports are at Munich, Stuttgart. Both cities are connected by motorway A8 (notorious for traffic jams). Almost in the middle between the cities at Ulm there is a motorway intersection (Kreuz Ulm) with A7, which you need to drive in southerly direction. At Kempten take A980 west, which ends after a couple of miles/kms where you have to switch to B19 south. The road takes you to Oberstdorf the principal town of this part of Allgäu. Oberstdorf can also be reached by train. See here for the train connections.
You can also take A7 to its end near Füssen and from where you can reach the eastern ranges. Take B178 into Austria and at Reute turn onto B198 into Lechtal Valley. Depending on your destination at Weißenbach you need to decide between B199 (Tannheimer Tal) and B198 (Lechtal)

The closest international airport on the Austrian side of the border is at Innsbruck. Take motorway A12 westward (toll!!, alternatively take B171) to the Mötz exit. Gain B189 west towards Nassereith where you need to switch to B178 north. At Reute turn west again on B198 into Lechtal and - if applicable - onto B199 into Tannheimer Tal.

Mountain Huts and Refuges

As you can see from the listing below, finding a place to eat or sleep in the Allgäu Alps is far from difficult. However the line between hut, restaurant and alm (farm with food and sometimes lodging) is hard to draw. Especially in the prealpine part of the Allgäu Alps and also in Kleinwalsertal Valley you will find a lot of "Gasthäuser", restaurants, open to the hikers during the day. The deeper you get into the mountains the more of the regular huts you will find.

From Oberstdorf a number of valleys reach out towards all parts of the Allgäu Alps. At the end of these valleys you will always find a "Gasthaus", some of which take guests over night.


Refuge / Hut Height Summer Winter Tel.
Allgäu Prealps West        
Kemptener Naturfreundehaus 1415m all summer all winter (w/o Nov. +49 8323 2123
Bärenfalle 1100m all summer closed +49 8323 389
Alpe Obere Kalle 1302m May - Oct Dec - Mar +49 8325 487
Kuhschwandalpe 1000m n.a. n.a. +49 8325 1313
Schwandalpe 936m May - Oct Dec - Mar n.a.
Berggasthütte Hündle 1050m n.a. n.a. +49 8386 1720
Staufner Haus 1634m May - Oct X-mas - March +49 8386 8255
Untere Lauchalpe 990m n.a. n.a. n.a.
Obere Stiegalpe 1178m n.a. n.a. +49 8386 8178
Falkenhütte 1420m n.a. n.a. +49 8386 8113
Imberghaus 1218m n.a. n.a. +49 8386 8106
Alpengasthof Vordere Fluh 1191m n.a. n.a. +49 08386 8466
Scheidwangalpe 1316m June - mid Oct n.a. +49 8321 3324
Hörnerhaus 1385m n.a. n.a. +49 8326 639
Schwabenhaus 1310m n.a. n.a. +49 8326 438
Wannenkopfhütte 1325m n.a. n.a. +49 8322 978520
  Allgäu Prealps East         Grüntenhaus 1535m all summer all winter +49 8327 7474 Buronhütte 1170m all summer all winter +49 8365 290
Kleinwalsertal Valley        
Mahdtalhaus 1100m all summer closed in Nov +43 5517 6423
Gasthaus Auenhütte 1275m all summer all winter +43 5517 5265
Ifenhütte 1586m mid June - mid Oct Xmas - Easter +43 6643 400693
Bergadler 2010m n.a. n.a. +43 8329 54240
Schwarzwasserhütte 1620m June - mid Oct Xmas - mid March +43 5517 30210
Neuhornbachhaus 1650m May - Oct mid Dec - end March +43 66453 67595
Gasthaus Freibergsee 934m all summer all winter +49 8322 2285
Kanzelwandhaus 1520m mid May - mid Oct mid Dec - Easter +49 8322 3346
Fellhornbahn Bergstation 1967m all summer all winter +49 8322 96000
Kanzelwand Bergstation 1957m all summer all winter +43 5517 52740
Fiderepasshütte 2065m end May - end Oct closed +43 5517 20626
Mindelheimer Hütte 2013m mid June - mid Oct closed +49 8322 700153
Widdersteinhütte 2009m June - mid Oct closed +43 664 3912524
Bühlalpe 1422m n.a. n.a. +43 5517 5579
  Central Main Ridge         Einödsbach 1115m all summer all winter +49 8322 98454 Enzianhütte 1780m June - mid Oct closed +49 8322 700150 Rappenseehütte 2091m mid June - mid Oct closed +49 8322 700155 Waltenbergerhaus 2084m June - Oct closed +49 8322 700156 Kemptner Hütte 1844m mid June - mid Oct closed +49 8322 700152   Tannheim Mountains         Ostlerhütte 1838m all summer all winter +49 8363 424 Bad Kissinger Hütte (Pfrontner Hütte) 1788m May - Oct winterroom +43 676 3731166 Vilseralm 1226m all summer closed n.a. Otto Mayr Hütte 1528m May - Oct Christmas +43 5677 8457 Füssener Hütte 1528m May - mid Oct closed +43 5675 6041 Musaueralm 1290m mid May - mid Oct weekends +43 676 3423236 Gimpelhaus 1659m beg May - beg Nov closed +43 5675 825 Tannheimer Hütte 1713m May - Oct closed +43 676 5451700 Gehrenalm 1620m end May - end Oct closed +43 664 1634116   Vilsalplsee Mountains         Willersalpe 1459m May - Oct closed +49 171 9939847 Landsberger Hütte 1805m May - mid Oct closed +43 5675 6282 Ödenalpen 1672m, 1714m all summer closed +43 676 5427880 Krinnenalpe 1527m mid May - mid Oct mid Dec - Easter +43 5675 8189   Daumen Group         Gaisalpe 1149m n.a. n.a. +49 8326 7917 Edmund Probst Haus 1930m May - beg Oct Christmas - Easter +49 8322 4795 Schwarzenberger Hütte 1380m All summer closed Nov - Chistmas +49 173 3927766 Giebelhaus 1065m all summer Closed Oct - Nov +49 8324 8146   Höfats / Rauheck Group         Gasthaus Oytal 1006m all summer all winter n.a. Gasthaus Gerstruben 1146m all summer all winter n.a. Spielmannsau 990m all summer all winter +49 8322 3015   Hochvogel / Rosszahn Group         Prinz Luitpold Haus 1846m end May - beg Oct closed +49 8322 700154   Hornbach Chain         Gasthaus Bernhardseck 1812m May - mid Oct closed +43 5634 6218 Barthhütte 2129m mid June - end Sept closed +43 5634 6671 Kaufbeurer Haus 2005m June - beg Oct closed +49 8269 91996

AccommodationYou can choose between campgrounds, farm holidays, vacation homes and hotel rooms on most of the sites of the Allgäu villages. Here I include the sites of the large towns and valleys:

Red TapeParts of the Allgäu Alps have been declared natural preserves so behave as is expected. The area is used for extensive cattle grazing. All the valleys as well as most of the summits of the prealps are used as pastures. Close all gates and try to leave no trace, even if some of the mountains are crowded as hell.Weather ConditionsAll of the towns and villages of Allgäu have their web sites, most of them with weather information and live cams. Here is a selection

Maps & BooksMaps

  • Allgäuer Alpen / Kleinwalsertal
    Kompass Map WK 3
    Kompass Verlag
    ISBN: 3-85491-005-3
  • Alpenvereinskarten : Allgäu-West
    Deutscher Alpenverein
    ISBN: 3928777130
  • Alpenvereinskarten : Allgäu-Ost
    Deutscher Alpenverein
    ISBN: 3928777149


  • Allgäuer Alpen und Ammergauer Alpen Alpin
    D. Seibert
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 3-7633-1126-2
  • Allgäu 1 - Oberallgäu und Kleinwalsertal
    D. Seibert
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 3-7633-4289-3
  • Allgäu 2 - Ostallgäu und Lechtal
    D. Seibert
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 3-7633-4259-1
  • Allgäu 3 - Oberstaufen und Westallgäu
    D. Seibert
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 3-7633-4130-7

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Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Oct 29, 2007 2:49 am - Voted 10/10

wrong Breitenberg

Hi Gangolf, I noticed that you placed my thumbnail to the wrong Breitenberg - it belongs not to Tannheim mountains but to Daumen Group.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 29, 2007 5:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wrong Breitenberg

Thanks, fixed it.

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