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Popular Points of Interest in and near Oberstdorf
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Local History Museum
The museum of local history of Oberstdorf is located in one of the old Oberstdorfer houses of the 17th century. In 38 rooms you can find collections including the cultivation of home décor, a weaving mill, rope making, agriculture and alpine economy, old trade, a stone collection, early history of the langlauf (cross-country ski run), the history of the alpinism, music instruments, animals (stuffed) and trophies, garbs and traditions and many other things. In the basement you can find amongst others a cheese kitchen and a gentian distillery. Visitors have the opportunity to take a look into the past of Oberstdorf and the Allgäu.
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The Nebelhorn is a 2,224 metres (7,297 ft) high mountain in the Allgäu Alps in Germany, near the village of Oberstdorf. It lends its name to the Nebelhorn Trophy figure skating competition and the Nebelhorn Classics a freeride race event. Also the Nine Knights freeski contest takes place just above the "Höfatsblick" station of the Nebelhornbahn.
Its summit is a well-known viewing point, from where there is a view far into the Alpine massif.
The summit area of the Nebelhorn may be climbed via the Hindelang Klettersteig; it should only be attempted with special equipment (a 'Klettersteig set').
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Located in one of the sunniest regions of Bavaria, surrounded by snow-capped mountains like the Nebelhorn, Oberstdorf is an ideal destination for hiking and skiing—even golfing—in the German Alps. Take a deep breath of clean air and enjoy a hike in the many valleys or climb up to a pasture and the mountains for breathtaking views at any time of the year.
Oberstdorf is one of seven valleys that join the Iller valley in this charming village.
Oberstdorf is a municipality and skiing and hiking town in southwest Germany, located in the Allgäu region of the Bavarian Alps.
At the center of Oberstdorf is a church whose tall spire serves as a landmark for navigating around town. The summits of the Nebelhorn and Fellhorn provide dramatic panoramic views of the alps. The Nebelhorn can be reached with a big cable car. Oberstdorf is one of the highest market towns in Germany.
Located in one of the sunniest regions of Bavaria and right in the heart of meadows and pastures, it is also very interested in being environmentally friendly and conserving the beauty of nature. Therefore, Oberstdorf has the largest "pedestrian zone" in the world with 227,500 square meters of "car free" walking areas. You can enjoy this trendy towns stores, fresh air and relish the heavenly tranquility without breathing pollutants from cars or even worrying about getting in the way of one. Even the cleanness of the air is ranked first class and tap water is enjoyable and safe with its low sodium content and minerals. Take a deep breath of clean air and enjoy a hike in the many valleys or climb up to a pasture and the mountains for breathtaking views at any time of the year.
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This beautiful village has many things to offer and to look at year round. For example, the ski resort Oberstdorf - Kleinwalsertal is the highest ski area in the Allgäuer Alps. The "Nebelhorn" mountain has Germany's longest slope measuring 7.5 km.
Many fine golf courses are located in close proximity in the Allgäu region (e.g., Golfresort Sonnenalpe and Oberallgäu, Bregenzerwald-Riefensberg, Golf-Oberstaufen-Steibis, Golfclub Hellengerst)
Visitors can ride a unique diagonal elevator to the top of the Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze.
Oberstdorf hosts every New Year the first part of famous Four Hills Tournament in ski jump.
In addition, there are many famous places of interest that invite you for a days visit. For example, fairy-tale castles built by Ludwig II, the former imperial town of Kempten, or the venerable Fugger city of Augsburg (Augsburg vacation rentals | Augsburg travel guide), Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide), a city with metropolitan flair is nearby. Lindau (Lindau vacation rentals | Lindau travel guide) and Mainau (Mainau vacation rentals | Mainau travel guide), both are located at Lake Constance, are worthwhile visits too.
Germany's modern figure skating center was built on the outside of the town. It has three covered rinks and some of them are accessible to the public, for recreational skating.
Oberstdorf hosts the annual Nebelhorn Trophy figure skating competition and has hosted the German Figure Skating Championships twelve times. It has also hosted the 1982, 2000, and 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.
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Oberstdorf can boast a variety of interesting ski areas and the skiing can certainly hold its head up against some of the bigger 'names' in nearby Austria - find out more about Oberstdorf in Winter.
More about the History of Oberstdorf
Oberstdorf was first mentioned in 1141 in an inscription on a church. A few years later, in 1440, the Hofen family sold the home for half their possessions to the high prince of Augsburg.
In 1950 on the mountain Söllereck, the Söllereckbahn ski resort was built. It would later host the World Ski Championships in 1973.
Located in one of the sunniest regions of Bavaria, surrounded by snow-capped mountains like the famous Nebelhorn, Oberstdorf is an ideal destination for hiking and skiing—even golfing—in the German Alps. Take a deep breath of clean air and enjoy a hike in the many valleys, or climb up to a pasture or into the mountains for breathtaking views any time of the year. Obertsdorf is particularly environmentally conscious, with the world’s largest pedestrian zone and notably clean air and tap water. In addition to skiing, hiking, and golfing, Obertsdorf serves as a convenient point of departure to visit castles built by Ludwig II in the former imperial town of Kempten, or the venerable Fugger city of Augsburg, as well as the cities of Munich, Lindau, and Mainau.
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