Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 47.42175°N / 10.34232°E
Activities Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Via Ferrata
Seasons Season: Summer, Fall
Additional Information Elevation: 7297 ft / 2224 m
Sign the Climber's Log


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.

Nebelhorn Panorama

The Nebelhorn ridge as seen from Zeiger in the south

Getting There

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.

Red Tape

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.
Tel. 08322/6525
Fax 08322/809760
Opened the complete year.
Size of the camping place: 1,2 ha

25 basins with warm water
12 single showers with warm water
18 toilets,
5 dinnerware sinks,
2 laundry sinks
1 tumble-drier
1 washing mashine
small supermarket

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)

External Links

Homepage of Oberstdorf:
Homepage of ropeway Nebelhorn:

Additions and CorrectionsPost an Addition or Correction

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Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Nov 25, 2007 4:57 am - Hasn't voted


Habe gerade gesehen, dass die Nebelhornkoordinaten ein klein wenig daneben sind: Das Gipfelrestaurant ist auf 47.42175 10.34232 Ich war ewig nicht mehr oben und erinnere mich nicht, ob der eigentliche Gipfel nicht etwas im Osten war :o(


schmid_th - Nov 25, 2007 6:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Koordinaten

Das Gipfelkreuz steht ein Stück oberhalb und nach links versetzt. Da ich kein GPS habe, habe ich keine eigenen exakten Daten. Aber wenn man am Restaurant steht, findet man problemlos das Gipfelkreuz - ich ändere die Koordinaten ab. Danke.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Nov 25, 2007 10:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Koordinaten

Kannst ja mal auf der "interactive map gucken, da sieht man das Restaurant ganz gut. Wenn Du 'nen Doppelklick auf den Gipfel machst, werden die Koordinaten über den Fenster angezeigt (and das ganze zoomt noch eine Stufe weiter rein). Gruß Gangolf

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