Admin. region Swabia
Elevation 815 m (2,674 ft)
Population 9,923 (31 Dec 2011)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Local time Wednesday 4:23 AM
|Weather 4°C, Wind NW at 10 km/h, 97% Humidity|
Points of interest Nebelhorn, Fellhorn, Söllereck, Allgäu Alps, Kanzelwand
Places to see in oberstdorf germany
Oberstdorf is a municipality and skiing and hiking town in southwest Germany, located in the Allgäu region of the Bavarian Alps. Oberstdorf is one of the highest market towns in Germany. The southernmost point in Germany is located in the municipality.
- Places to see in oberstdorf germany
- Map of Oberstdorf Germany
- Germany ex obb class 2143 loco propelling out of oberstdorf station after arriving on alex service
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Map of Oberstdorf, Germany
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. Visitors can ride a unique diagonal elevator to the top of the Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze.
Germany ex obb class 2143 loco propelling out of oberstdorf station after arriving on alex service
Oberstdorf consists of the village of Oberstdorf (813 metres above sea level, survey point by the Roman Catholic church) and five other villages:
There is a large number of valleys in the area around Oberstdorf, many of which are not only scenic, but are often starting points for walks in the mountains. The following list shows the main valleys together with their side valleys:
The Rappenalptal is the longest and runs from Germany's southernmost village, Einödsbach, past the Haldenwanger Eck, Germany's southernmost point. At the end of the valley the Schrofen Pass leads to Austria.
The Allgäu Alps in the area around Oberstdorf attain heights of over 2,600 metres and belong to the Northern Limestone Alps. The best known summits in Oberstdorf are:
There are numerous lakes at various heights around Oberstdorf:
In December, before every New Year, Oberstdorf hosts the first part of the ski jumping Four Hills Tournament on the Schattenberg large hill. There is also a ski flying hill, Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze, about seven kilometres to the south. ABC's Wide World of Sports famously featured the Oberstdorf ski flying hill when Vinko Bogataj fell during his jump in 1970, thus becoming known as "The Agony of Defeat".
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. It is a popular destination with European skaters for training camps.
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.
Mountain bikers start their Transalp tour in Oberstdorf on the Schrofen Pass to Riva del Garda.