Nebelhorn is in summer and fall a ideal starting point for easy hikes, long tours and challenging via ferratas.
From top of Nebelhorn you have a great view to 400 mountains (f.e. Zugspitze, Lechtaler Alps, Schesaplana and other swiss mountains).
There is an easy access by a ropeway. But you also have the possibility to have some great hikes and climbs to the top.
The Nebelhorn ridge as seen from Zeiger in the south
You can reach Oberstdorf by the Autobahn A7 and 30 km highway at the end.
The highway was enlarged in the last years.
Stuttgart 250 km , 2 1/2 h
Munich 190 km , 2 h
Innsbruck 160 km , 2 h 15 min
There is a good connection by public transport.
By train you have a excellent connection between Dietmannsried, Kempten, Martinszell, Immenstadt, Blaichach, Sonthofen, Altstädten, Fischen, Langenwang and Oberstdorf.
By Interregio-train you also have a good connection in the morning and in the evening from Stuttgart and Munich.
You can use buses which oscillate between the parking places before Oberstdorf and many places in Oberstdorf (between 08:00 and 18:00).
The bus is cost-free if you have a guest card (when you stay minimum 2 days in Oberstdorf).
In Oberstdorf (815 m) you can take the ropeway to Nebelhorn (2.224 m, 25 Euro p.p. in 2006) via station "Höfatsblick".
In 25 minutes you are nearly on top of Nebelhorn. In 2 minutes you are on the top (summit cross) with a great view.
But there are many people who just take the ropeway and want to make a summit cross without hiking!
You have also (the much more beautiful alternative) to hike to the Nebelhorn from Oberstdorf via Seealpe (3 1/2 h) or via Geißalpe (5 1/2 h, great hike). Other possibilities are the hike via Oytal and Gleitweg (3 1/2 h, cumbersome) or from Hinterstein via Giebel hut and Zeiger (5 1/2 h, nice ascent).
From Edmund-Probst-Haus in 30 minutes to the top of Nebelhorn.
The most challenging route to Nebelhorn is the Via Ferrata Hindelang / Hindelanger Klettersteig
from Grosser Daumen
via Oestlicher Wengenkopf
and Westlicher Wengenkopf
: Time 3 - 3 1/2 h.
Bus transfers in and around Oberstdorf is free in winter if you have ski equipment with you.
You can camp at the camping pace in Oberstdorf or in one of the huts at the mountains. But it is not allowed to camp in the mountains.
Camping / accomodation
There is a big camping place in Oberstdorf, Rubinger Str. 16.
Opened the complete year.
Size of the camping place: 1,2 ha
25 basins with warm water
12 single showers with warm water
5 dinnerware sinks,
2 laundry sinks
1 washing mashine
You can also sleep at the mountain hotel "Höfatsblick" (1.929 m) or the Edmund-Probst-hut 1.925 m (farmed from middle of december to middle of october, tel: 08322/4795)
Homepage of Oberstdorf:
Homepage of ropeway Nebelhorn: