Oberstdorf in the allgäu high Alps.

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framed Whether leisurely or active – in the Allgäu region of each vacationer. The idyllic landscape between lake Constance and the Lech, is certainly one of the most beautiful areas of Germany. Alpine mountains, rolling hills and many clear lakes offer relaxation and variety for the whole family.

No wonder that holidays in the Allgäu and in Bavarian-booming Swabia. Together, the guests arrivals increased in the past ten years to 64.3 percent. The number of overnight Stays increased by 32.7 percent, as the tourism Association of Allgäu/Bavarian-has announced Swabia Recently.

“tourism is moving to an all-time high,” explains the Chairman of the tourism Association of Allgäu/Bayerisch-Schwaben, Klaus Holetschek. Under the Bavarian Top-25-goals is equal to nine Swabian places. Front: Oberstdorf.

On the footsteps of ski jumpers

The southernmost community in Germany has just 9.691 inhabitants, but to 2.62 million guest nights per year. Especially fans of winter sports come here to their costs. The Oberstdorf and Kleinwalsertal mountain Railways offer 130 km of slopes of varied and safe snow areas for skiing in the Allgäu region (Germany) and the Kleinwalsertal (Austria). Absolute Highlight is the ski-jump facility of course. Here, the international ski jumping meets once a year-the Elite at the start jump of the prestigious four hills tournament.

The ski jump Audi Arena Oberstdorf is located on the Eastern outskirts of Oberstdorf below the shade mountain, and has a total ski five ski jumping. The Arena is open daily for visitors. With the lift, it is convenient to 85 metres up to the ski jump table. A panoramic Elevator brings guests to the panoramic platform on the ski-jump tower. From here there is a fantastic view over Oberstdorf and the surrounding mountains.

The deepest ravine in Central Europe

white But also off the ski season to convince Oberstdorf. From spring to autumn tourists can expect a more than 200-kilometre-long Hiking and Cycling trail network. Along with the neighbouring Kleinwalsertal valley, Oberstdorf is the largest Hiking and mountain sports area at the Northern edge of the Alps. Especially worth seeing is the gorge, a visit to the Breitachklamm, the deepest ravine in Central Europe and one of the most impressive gorges in the Alps.

it is located at the Northern entrance in the Kleinwalsertal valley, near the state border between Germany and Austria. The Breitachklamm in Oberstdorf, open in summer and Winter. Even in the rain it is worth a visit. Because the more water flows, the more impressive the effect of the Breitachklamm. Recommendable is the circular route (about 1.5 hours), the leads interested parties through the gorge and then above the gorge. From the top you have a great view of the rushing stream and the high rock walls.

Relax and enjoy

Who wants to take things a little slower, which takes place in Oberstdorf also numerous Wellness offers. Especially well it is about in the most southern Five-star Hotel in Germany to relax, whether for a romantic getaway or girls trip with the best Girlfriends. The Parkhotel Frank offers many special Spa packages, a member of the Allgäu Top Hotels, which account for around 80 houses in the Region. A variety of massages, relaxing baths, Oils, and pampering treatments to leave the stress of everyday life quickly forgotten.

white Also culinary to spoil the Hotel. In the evening a 5-speed lures-evening menu with regional products. In 2005, the “Large Hotel and Restaurant Guide” for the “Sommelier of the year” crowned Erich stadl Hofer agrees the menu with the matching wines. Around 200 personally of stadl Hofer selected wines in the Gourmet wine cellar – just the way you want-guaranteed to stay open.