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Unforgettable Holidays in the Hörnerdörfer Region! A place where the Bavarian Alps are at their most beautiful, where distant peaks promise breathtaking vistas, where pleasure and relaxation go perfectly hand in hand, and where all the worries of the world seem far away – that is the Hörnerdörfer region in Allgäu. At the foot of the Allgäu Alps – between the towns of Sonthofen and Oberstdorf – lie the five idyllic Hörnerdörfer villages Balderschwang, Bolsterlang, Fischen, Obermaiselstein and Ofterschwang. You will find plenty of inspiration in the range of different activities on offer for everyone, whether you are visiting as a family, a couple, or on your own. Fans of active holidays, kids on holidays, culture enthusiasts, and those looking for some spa-style pampering will all be able to enjoy their very own perfect holiday in the Hörnerdörfer region.

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  • From Wildfl ower Meadows to Mountain Peaks

  • Unforgettable Holidays in the Hrnerdrfer RegionA place where the Bavarian Alps are at their most beautiful, where distant peaks promise breathtaking vistas, where pleasure and relaxation go perfectly hand in hand, and where all the worries of the world seem far away that is the Hrnerdrfer region in Allgu.

    At the foot of the Allgu Alps between the towns of Sonthofen and Oberstdorf lie the fi ve idyllic Hrnerdrfer villages Balderschwang, Bolsterlang, Fischen, Obermaiselstein and Ofterschwang.

    You will fi nd plenty of inspiration in the range of different activities on offer for everyone, whether you are visiting as a family, a couple, or on your own. Fans of active holidays, kids on holidays, culture enthusiasts, and those looking for some spa-style pampering will all be able to enjoy their very own perfect holiday in the Hrnerdrfer region.

  • Year-Round Nature Paradise360 degree mountain views against a backdrop of sun-kissed fl ower fi elds. Crystal clear, light blue, sometimes even turquoise waters fl ow in rivers and lakes across the Iller Valley. While the last bits of snow glitter on Mount Rubihorn in spring, the valley is blooming in thousands of colours.

    In the summertime the air is fi lled with the aroma of warm hay, fresh herbs and wild fl owers. The soothing tinkling of cowbells follows you wherever you go. A little higher, above the Iller river valley, a sun-drenched plateau looks out over Obermaiselstein, Bolsterlang and Kierwang, all the way to Ofterschwang.

    The 110 km long, well sign-posted Nordic Walking Park includes the Iller Panoramic Route and the low diffi culty Lappach Tour in the 1,100 metre high Balderschwang Alpine Valley. You can do plenty of leisurely hiking and enjoy all the mountain vistas you could ever want at the Nagelfl uhkette Nature Park.

    In winter, this mountain paradise is transformed into a winter wonderland, perfect for skiing, cross-country skiing, and winter hikes.

    Untouched, authentic, and full of charm that is how the Allgu traditions come to life in the Hrnerdrfer region.

  • BalderschwangBavarian Siberia A Love Bite from Mother Nature

    The little Alpine village Balderschwang is Germanys highest altitude community. Its location at 1,044 metres above sea level is virtually fog free and is one of Germanys most snow-safe locations in winter. Winter fun and sports beckon with 30 kilometres of ski slopes, a cross-country trail network spanning 40 kilometres, a tobogganing and snow tubing run, and many other exciting options.Nagelfl uhkette Nature Park offers endless hiking opportunities in the summer. Nature becomes a vivid experience with the 2,000 year old yew tree at the village entrance, pictur-esque mountain streams, breathtaking views and the Alpine working farms. And yet, this mountain village has managed to remain virtually untouched by time: Tradition lives on in the Viehscheid cattle drive events, cultural evenings, and Bergkilbe, the parish fair.

    TIPS: The Balderschwang Viehscheid cattle drive in September 7 Alpine dairy farms offering cheese tastings The natural spectacle of the Scheuen Waterfall Guided snow shoe and ski tours Balderschwang Alphorniade at the end of May 2,000 year old yew tree Highest biodiversity in the Nagelfl uhkette Nature Park

  • BolsterlangThe Family-Friendly Mountain Village

    Bolsterlang is situated right in the Nature Park on a vast, sun-kissed plateau over the Iller river valley. Viehscheid cattle drive, summer fair, or a mass on the mountain side: Bolster-lang lives and breathes authentic Allgu tradition.

    The hiking and ski area starts right on the edge of the village, and rises to a height of 1,800 metres above sea level. In the brightly coloured spring, the summer with its incredible vistas, the mostly fog free autumn so perfect for hiking, or in the glittering winter wonderland Bolsterlang welcomes visitors all year round. The peaceful mountain village has become an insider tip for archery enthusiasts who value the Alpine Archery Trail and archery training grounds.

    TIPS: Premium ski resort just outside the village Weekly Alpine tours Shopping: genuine Allgu wooden clogs Traditional folk events Archery bullseye range and 3D Alpine Archery Trail

  • Fischen im AllguNature Village and health resort with a Fantastic Climate

    Fischen is located in the picturesque Iller river valley, with breathtaking views of the giants among the Allgu Alps and the Hrner mountain range. Fresh mountain air, crystal clear water, and a wide range of shopping options and regional delicacies characterise this largest of the fi ve Hrnerdrfer villages. In summer, endless kilometres of trails for leisurely strolls or Nordic walking beckon, the mountain air redolent with the aroma of fresh hay, and mead-ows dotted with colourful blooms.Trips alongside murmuring mountain creeks, fathomless lakes, and across idyllic rolling hills on an eBike promise an unforgettable experience.

    TIPS: Heated waterpark with a 58 m waterslide eBikes from May to October Sports and wellness park Squirrel Forest & minigolf course 500 year old sawmill Heimathaus with farmers and FIS ski museum Culture and tradition at the Fiskina music pavilion Night-time skiing and tobogganing & fl ood-lit slopes Flood-lit Stinesser family ski lift just outside the village

  • ObermaiselsteinTraditional Mountain Village & Spa

    Obermaiselstein, the beautiful mountain village with an Alpine wildlife park and show cave, is situated in the Nagelfl uhkette Nature Park at 848 metres above the Iller Valley. The tinkling of cattle bells accompanies hikers on the certifi ed premium trail to the local peak, Mount Besler. Mountain inns along the way beckon the traveller, offering traditionally home-made mountain cheese. One of the most beautiful attractions awaits you in September: One of the biggest Allgu Viehscheid takes place in Obermaiselstein at the end of the Alpine summer. Around 1,400 cattle are herded into the valley from the twelve surrounding mountain farms. In winter, the free ski bus takes guests to the snow-covered Grasgehren Ski Paradise & Fun Park with its permanent cross-country trail. The perfect ski resort for all the family.

    TIPS: Guided tour of Alpine dairies Free bus for skiers and hikers, and free cross-country slopes Coppersmith at the village square Fairytale Trail to Sturmannshhle Cave Torch-lit hikes

  • OfterschwangHome of the World Cup Express

    Ofterschwang is beautifully set against the rolling mountain meadows above the Iller Valley. You can catch a relaxing ride into the mountains on the World Cup Express right outside the village. In winter, the premium ski resort offers 4 and 6-seater chairlifts and a new cable car right up to the fun in the snow.During the beautiful alpine summer, many hiking trails lead through the valley past tranquil meadows and the nearby mountain ranges with spectacular views. Golfplayers can enjoy two high class golf courses (9+18+18), which count to the best in Europe.Nature highlight: Tiefenberg Bog is one of the prettiest raised bogs in the Allgu region.Village delicacies: Certifi ed Allgu specialties are served in the restaurants, hotels, and traditional cabins. From Allgu mountain cheese and wholegrain bread, to herbal teas and ice cream made from milk produced in Ofterschwang.

    TIPS: Frisbee-golf & downhill scooters Stunning golf courses Guided Alpine dairy and herb tours Hrner Panorama Tour Snowshoe park with husky days Traditional & cultural events

  • Hiking & Nature ExperienceWhy are the activities in the Hrnerdrfer region so much fun? It is all about being in the untouched beauty of the mountains, savouring its peace and tranquillity. From a nice and relaxed walk across the valley, to challenging high mountain tours a true hikers paradise. The Hrnerdrfer region is part of the cross-border, 400 square kilometre Nagelfl uhkette Nature Park. Here, a fabulous diversity of Alpine landscapes is found within a relatively small area: raised bogs, rolling, grassy hills dotted with wild fl owers, as well as grasslands as far as the eye can see. Nature parks are invaluable habitats for endangered fl ora and fauna. There is no other Alpine region with more traditionally operated Alpine farms, offering regional delicacies to the weary traveller.

    TIPS: Nature park adventure programme Rare fl ora and fauna Panoramic high-altitude trails Diverse Alpine landscape Cottage-style inns & regional delicacies Cable car tickets offered for free by many hosts

    Summer

    May OctoberAllguer

    Hrnerbahn liftsincluded

  • Natural Monuments & Spectacles 300 m deep Sturmannshhle Cave

    2,000 year old yew tree

    Hirschsprung Chasm with Fairytale Trail

    Felsentor Judenkirche Church

    Scheuen Waterfall

    Malerwinkel Painters Corner & Hinang Waterfall

    Starzlachklamm Canyon

    Breitachklamm Canyon

    Tiefenberg Bog

    Lake Auwald

    Source of the Iller River

    Wannenkopf Raised Bog

    Sun-kissed, grassy hills dotted with wild fl owers, and grasslands with panoramic views

    Alpenroses in bloom

    Herb-fi lled mountain meadows

    Mountain forests with a Nordic feel

    Spectacular Nagelfl uh rock formations

    Alpine summer with grazing cattle in the meadows

    Idyllic, untouched valleys

  • Hrnerdrfer Mountain World Nature Park adventure programme

    and Nature Park courses for children

    Herb trails & Alpine tours

    Alpine dairy farm tours with cheese tasting

    Torch-lit hikes

    Premium Besler Round Trail

    Local delicacies Connoisseur Tour

    Hrner Panorama Tour

    Panoramic tour Balderschwang Alpine Valley