12 Best Things To Do In Oberstdorf, Germany, For An Adventure!

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In the center of Bavaria in southern Germany, Oberstdorf offers a classic mountain charm, combined with the best winter resorts and European sports. The place is a great outdoor destination besides some awesome natural wonders like the Breitachklamm and one can also go to high altitudes both literally and otherwise. Check out these awesome things to do (particularly if you love adventure) in Oberstdorf:

1. Breitachklamm

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This magnificent natural monument is the most profound and one of the most highlighted rocky gorges in central Europe. It belongs to the beautiful environment of Bavaria and one can visit it any time of the year, even in the rainy season as more water crosses this impressive gorge, the more fascinating it becomes. The charming Breitachklamm can be experienced on well serviced and safe trails and on hot summer days, the large trees and fresh water make the area a real refreshing adventure.

One can also feel the force of the water, listen to the swoosh and watch the deep canyons with ground water basins and charming shapes. Breitachklamm offers not just fascinating gorge and water experience to look down below but there is also the charm of looking above to the large stones and trees that form the landscape. In winter, the Breitachklamm near Oberstdorf is transformed into a fabulous landscape covered by snow and ice with dazzling ice cubes, powerful ice curtains, frozen waterfalls, and magical caves. Breitachklamm is a wonderland that one has never seen earlier and also transforms to a fancy, mystical and shiny nature space particularly with ice formations in winter.


Address: Klammstraße 47, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

Website: Breitachklamm

2. Lake Christlessee

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This is a mountain lake in the valley and village setting with blue green water at a high altitude. South of the lake, there are springs that give clear water to the lake which is also used for drinking water supplies. The lake is also unique as it does not freeze under low temperatures and has crystal clear water year round. The lake can easily be reached by a short walk from the bridge in Oberstdorf and there are also legends surrounding the lake.

Lake Christlessee

Website: Lake Christlessee

3. Nebelhorn

Oberstdorf, im Hintergrund Nebelhorn - panoramio
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This is a great place to do some skiing and hiking and also to chill and relax at high altitude. The mountain in the Allgäu Alps is located at a high altitude and along with skiing, one can do snowboarding or even just walking along the different mountain trajectory and trails. One can also sit back and admire the views of the remote valleys and the alluring peaks. If one is looking for some adventure, one can also do some paragliding from the top. With an effective elevator, one can also easily reach various slopes of the mountain and even find restaurants along the way.


Address: Allgäu Alps in Germany, near the village of Oberstdorf

Website: Nebelhorn

4. Vital Therme

This is a famous spa and health oasis in the city of Oberstdorf for some cool relaxation after a mountain sojourn. There are clean and comfortable sauna huts beside steam rooms and diving pools. Well-trained massage therapists offer a wide range of massages and provide individual therapies for health. Just drifting waves, and relaxing in the calmly warm water of the bathing area, the atmosphere in Oberstdorf creates a holistic well-being and therapy.

Vital Therme

Address: Promenadestraße 3, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

Website: Vital Therme

5. Fellhorn

Wanderweg vom Fellhorn zur Kanzelwand - panoramio
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On the Alpine border between Germany and Austria, Fellhorn has one of the most modern and reliable facilities in the snow, guaranteeing the ideal inclination for skiing on a regular basis. With a lot of elevators and easy reach from the slopes, the ski resort offers a park, where newcomers can train without fear. If one likes to do snowboarding, there is a bowl-shaped area that hosts international competitions like extreme snow sports.


Address: Allgäu Alps near Oberstdorf, Germany

Website: Fellhorn

6. Sollereck Adventure Park

This is a mountain resort and also the highest climbing forest in Germany. The garden at the highest altitude forest of Germany gives impressive views of the Allgäu Alps beside the fascination of climbing mountain forest and adventure enterprise. There are also playgrounds for sports and fun activities besides the entertainment and adventure of mountaineering.

Sollereck Adventure Park

Address: Kornau Wanne 8, 87561 Oberstdorf

Website: Sollereck Adventure Park (in German)

7. Erdinger

Erdinger arena
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Ski jumping area in the city and guided tours and excursions are available on request. Ski jumpers from around the world train on the hills of the area. There are also fascinating gardens and landscapes besides courses in ski jumping and tubing in a charming retreat that also offers weddings, meetings, and events.


Address: Am Faltenbach 27, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

Website: Erdinger (in German)

8. Heini Klopfer

Heini Klopfer Schanze Worldchampionships 2008
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This is a ski jumping hill in Oberstdorf and bears the name of its designer Heini Klopfer, the architect of the ski jumping from Oberstdorf. This is also the second largest ski jumping hill in the world and attracts ski flying enthusiasts from the country and abroad.

Heini Klopfer

Address: Birgsautal, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

Website: Heini Klopfer (in German)

9. Villa Jauss Art Museum

Villa Jauss bei Oberstdorf
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If one is into art and culture, there is this fascinating art museum Villa Jauss that holds art exhibitions and can be a calm respite from the hectic adventure activity in the area.

Villa Jauss Art Museum

Address: Fuggerstraße 7, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

Website: Villa Jauss Art Museum (in German)

10. Oberstdorf Golf Club

The Oberstdorf Golf Club offers golf courses in the beautiful landscape in the middle of the mountains with several tracks on the hill, sand traps and impressive alpine panoramas that often push the players of the golf to sit back and enjoy the views.

Oberstdorf Golf Club

Address: Gebrgoibe 2, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

Website: Oberstdorf Golf Club (in German)

11. Paragliding in Allgäu

Winterliches Paragliding am Mittag - panoramio
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This is one of the best paragliding regions of the Alps in the highlands in the Allgau Mountains. There are summit climbs up or back down to the valley at Oberstdorf.

Paragliding in Allgäu

Address: Nebelhornbahn, Nebelhornstr. 67, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

Website: Paragliding in Allgäu

12. Out of Bounds Snowboarding Adventure

Лыжный стадион в Оберстдорфе (этапы Тур де ски)
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Oberstdorf has a great terrain for snowboarding and skiing and the Out of Bounds adventure sports school offers just that with courses, freestyle movement, avalanche safety training and all equipment for snowboarding and skiing.

Out of Bounds

Address: Nebelhornstraße 67, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

Website: Out of Bounds (in German)

Oberstdorf is a charming mountain paradise and adventure hotspot

One can breathe the fresh air of the mountains and find the countryside in an impressive natural landscape of the Allgäu Alps. The village has character with a sense of community with friendly, athletic, and traditional people. Located at the southern tip of Germany, Oberstdorf is a charming mountain retreat with several valleys, each with its own character and undeniable mystique. The southern tip village of Germany, the Oberstdorf village and the mountain peak shows its extraordinary position as a camping place in a diverse alpine landscape. There are also panoramic walks and trails beside cross country ski slopes and guaranteed adventure and awesome views, formations and landscapes.

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