Yoga on the Forggensee with picturesque mountain scenery in the background © Allgäu GmbH, Erika Dürr
The summit railway up the snow-covered Fellhorn in Oberstdorf © Allgäu GmbH, Tobias Hertle

Mountains and lakes in the Allgäu region

Experience the Allgäu region

Are you planning a trip to the Allgäu on a warm summer day during your Kempten vacation? Perfect, because in no time at all you will encounter the picturesque Allgäu mountain and lake world from Kempten. Enjoy unique day trips during your vacation – the mountains and lakes in the Allgäu offer you your very own summit happiness and swimming fun.

Allgäu Mountains

The Allgäu Alps stretch west and east of the river Iller from Füssen to Lindau. The impressive mountain massif can already be seen from afar and offers hikes from comfortable to highly demanding – quickly accessible from Kempten. We have looked up the most beautiful tours for you around Kempten.


Mountain railways

Nearby hiking variety from Kempten:

Alpspitze in Nesselwang:
• 25 minutes by car
• 45 minutes by Bus 63
• Combination of train with chairlifts and cable car
• Dogs are allowed

Mittagberg in Immenstadt:
• 30 minutes by car
• 50 minutes by train
• Chairlift
Unbelievable panorama of the mountain range seen from Kempten:

Panorama of 400 summits – Nebelhorn:
• 40 minutes by car
• 1 hour 30 minutes by train
• Mountain railway with cable cars
• Dogs are allowed

Over the roofs of the king – Tegelberg:
• 40 minutes by car
• Mountain railway with cable car
• Dogs are allowed
View from the Alpspitze in Nesselwang in Allgäu © Allgäu GmbH, Marc Oeder

Alpspitze Nesselwang

Alpe Mittelberg © Klaus-Peter Kappest, Germany

Mittagberg Immenstadt

View from the Nebelhorn in Oberstdorf in Allgäu © Allgäu GmbH, Simone Zehnpfennig

Nebelhorn Oberstdorf

View to the Ammergau Alps in the Allgäu region © Allgäu GmbH, Klaus-Peter Kappest

Ammergauer Alpen

Tegelberg Schwangau


Lakes and ponds in the Allgäu region

Refreshing in summer and partly a dream for ice-skaters in winter – correct, we are talking about the numerous lakes in the region.

See here which lakes are reached fastest from Kempten by car.

View and Cooling off

Mountain first, then the lake

Experience the Allgäu Alps in their magnificence and jump into a refreshing lake afterwards. The mountains and lakes of Allgäu offer the perfect combination. We have prepared some recommendations for your outing in Allgäu with which everyone will be content.

The perfect combination

View from the Mariaberg to the magnificent mountain panorama

Mariaberg and Herrenwieser Weiher

A comfortable tour with lots of good views for nature lovers.

  • Starting point: Car par in the Aybühlweg in Kempten
  • No mountain railway
  • Kempten’s very own mountain
Fun with the Alpsee Coaster of the Alpsee Mountain World

Alpsee Bergwelt and Großer Alpsee

An exciting mountain and lake experience for the whole family.

  • Starting point: Talstation Alpseebergwelt in Immenstadt
  • Chairlift
  • Alpsee Coaster, Adventure Alpe, 'Kletterwald Bärenfalle'
View from the Grünten in Allgäu © Allgäu GmbH Klaus-Peter Kappest

Grünten and Grüntensee

The 'Watcher of the Allgäu' expects fit visitors to undertake walking tours.

  • Starting point: Car park Kammeregg in Kranzegg, car park 'Großer Wald' between Kranzegg and Wertach
  • No mountain railway
  • Jägerdenkmal (small Tibetan praying location) on the summit (1716 m)
Cross country skiing in the Allgäu © Allgäu GmbH; Christoph Gramann


Skiing in the Allgäu © Allgäu GmbH, Christoph Gramann


Horse sleigh ride © Füssen Tourismus Marketing

IN THE Allgäu

View over the snowy roofs of Kempten


Winter magic in the Allgäu region

In winter, the mountains and lakes in the Allgäu are transformed into a magical snow paradise. The wide slopes on the mountains and snow-covered Allgäu landscape make the hearts of all winter sports enthusiasts beat faster – enjoy a wonderful winter hike, a joyful ride on the toboggan or a sporty round of cross-country skiing.

Book online


Experience the Allgäu from Kempten? No problem.
Numerous experience providers throughout the Allgäu region have exciting and relaxing experiences in store for you. And the best thing about it: You can fill your very own personal shopping cart full of unforgettable moments in advance, purchase the tickets directly online and thus secure your participation.
You are spoiled for choice:
You want to cuddle with huskies? Off to Bad Hindelang! Do you want to experience pure nature? Then book a hike in the nature park Nagelfluhkette in the Hörnerdörfer. Or would you prefer something a little more adventurous? In the Alpsee-Grünten region, canyoning through the Starzlachklamm gorge awaits you.

Book your tickets right here - in the experience-shop!
Husky Cuddling in Bad Hindelang © Marina Brutscher

Husky cuddling

in Bad Hindelang
Alp hike ©Tourismus Hörnerdörfer, F. Kjer

alp hike

starting from Obermaiselstein