Hiking in Oberjoch in the Allgäu

Take a deep breath and experience a mountain landscape like no other. The 6-seater chairlift will take you to fantastic hiking areas around our local Iseler mountain and allows easy access to idyllic tours in the Allgäu Alps and the Tannheim Valley in Tyrol, Austria.

Visitors with a head for heights and a thirst for adventure will love the Salewa fixed rope route which takes you to the summit of Iseler, 1.876 metres above sea level. Get ready to be inspired by the flowering mountain meadows and majestic peaks while you enjoy your hiking and activity holiday in Germany’s highest mountain village.

The Iseler cable car is free with your Bad Hindelang PLUS Card!

Local routes or trails

‘Kanzel’ circular route:
Duration: approx. 1 hour, Oberjoch – ‘Kanzel’ route – Hol Schwande – Oberjoch

Iseler panoramic trail:
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours, Oberjoch – Iseler lift – Holzerweg in the Schratzer Wald – down the tarmac road – Ochsenalpe – Hole Schwande – Oberjoch

Ornach panoramic trail:
Duration: approx. ¾ hour, Oberjoch – Alpe Kematsried – panoramic trail to Alpenhotel – Ifenblick – Oberjoch

Moor circular route:
Duration: approx. ¾ hour, Oberjoch – village parking area – main road underpass – small moor path towards Unterjoch – footpath beside the main road to large moor path (moor trail) – Moorhütte – Oberjoch

More extensive walks and trails

Border circular route:
Duration: approx. 2-3 hours, Oberjoch – towards Grenzwies lift – upper moor – customs office – Alpsteigtobel – Rehbach – Unterjoch – Untere Schwande – Oberjoch

Alternative: Customs office branch – (historische Salzfahrerstraße) via district of Staig – Rehbach – Unterjoch – Untere Schwande – Oberjoch

Ifenblick – Alte Jochstraße:
Duration: approx. 2-3 hours, Oberjoch – Alpenhotel – Ifenblick – direction Hirschalpe – down the tarmac road – past the climbing park – cross Jochpaßstraße – Alte Jochstraße – Oberjoch

Ornach – Hirschalpe:
Duration: approx. 3 hours, Oberjoch – panoramic trail – Ornach – descent to Hirschalpe – back via tarmac road – Ifenblick – Alpenhotel – Oberjoch (caution, descent from Ornach to Hirschalpe, slippery when wet)

Ornach – Unterjoch:
Duration: approx. 3 hours, Oberjoch – panoramic trail – Ornach – descent towards Unterjoch (path only) – Spießer lift – old road to Oberjoch

Hut-to-hut trekking tour:
Duration: approx. 2 hours, Oberjoch – Untere Ochsenalpe – Iseler Platzhütte – through the Iselerkar to the Wiedhaghütte – descent via Gundalpe – Oberjoch

More challenging mountain walks around Oberjoch

Ridge walk via Kühgundrücken:
Duration: approx. 4-5 hours, Oberjoch – Iseler chairlift – Iseler peak – Kühgundrücken – Grenzwies lift mountain station – front Wiedhaghütte – Gundhütte – Oberjoch

Oberjoch – Schattwald:
Duration: approx. 3-4 hours, Oberjoch – Iseler chairlift – Iseler peak – via Kühgundrücken or directly from Iseler to Wannenjochlift and to Schattwald – as an alternative, walk via the Stuibenalpe to Schattwald. From there, take the bus to Oberjoch. (The descents of the Wannenjoch lift and Iserer lift are mutually recognised.)

Oberjoch – Zipfelsalpe:
Duration: approx. 3-4 hours, Oberjoch – Iseler chairlift – Iseler peak – descent to Zipfelsalpe – Hinterstein. From there take the bus to Oberjoch

Alternative: On foot via Bärenweg – Vaterlandsweg – Bad Oberdorf – Wildbachtobelweg – Oberjoch

Oberjoch – Palmweg:
Duration: approx. 3 hours, Oberjoch – Iseler lift – Iselerplatzhütte – Palmweg – Bad Oberdorf – return by bus, or via Wildbachtobel, or via Alte Jochstraße to Oberjoch

Alternative: Via Ochsenalpe directly to Palmweg

Oberjoch – Wertacher Hörnle:
Duration: approx. 5 hours, Oberjoch – Ornach – towards Hirschalpe – zum Spießer peak – Wertacher Hörnle – descent via Buchelalpe – Unterjoch – Oberjoch

Oberjoch – Zinken (Sorgschrofen):
Duration: approx. 4-5 hours, Oberjoch – towards Unterjoch – Untere Schwande – Hotzen – Unterjoch Steineberg – via Zehrerhöfe to Zinken – same way back or: via Alpsteigtobel – customs office – alte Jochpaßstraße – Oberjoch