Hiking in Oberstdorf and the surrounding area.

There are over 200 km of hiking trails waiting for you in Oberstdorf at three different altitudes. Beautifully situated in the nature of the Allgaeu Alps.

There's something for everyone. For leisurely hikers, there are numerous valleys with rushing mountain streams. But just as for alpine mountaineers, there are numerous mountain tours to explore nature.

Enjoy the hospitality at the many different alpine and mountain huts around Oberstdorf.

As a guest of Hotel Rubihaus Bed & Breakfast, you can use the mountain railways (Nebelhorn, Fellhorn, Kanzelwand, Söllereck, Walmendinger Horn, Ifen, and the village lifts of Kleinwalsertal) in summer free of charge. 

This is just one of many reasons why our Hotel Rubihaus is an ideal starting point for your holiday.

Our tip for our hikers is the circuit around Lake Freiberg

One option would be to take the car or bus to the Fellhornbahn and walk from there in the direction of Schwand (restaurant with a beautiful terrace and good food) to the Lake Freiberg.

It is also worth visiting the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill, which is located directly on the way to Lake Freiberg. From there you have a breathtaking view of Lake Freiberg and the mountains of Oberstdorf.

You can take a walk around the highest mountain lake in Germany and alternatively stop by the Lake Freiberg natural swimming pool.

After that, you can walk back to the car park or, if you are travelling by bus, take the bus back to Oberstdorf from the Renksteg bus stop.

From Äpelesattel to the ice lakes

For our ambitious hikers who would like to spend the whole day in the mountains, the tour to the ice lakes is a great option.

The mountain tour takes you via Gerstruben and then on to Dietersbachalpe.

From here, there is a steady uphill climb for 500 metres in altitude to Äpelesattel.

After another 250 metres in altitude, you will reach the 2 ice lakes. From here you have a beautiful view of the Oberstdorf mountain landscape.

After that, the descent begins via the Käsealpe into the Oytal and back to Oberstdorf.