Snowshoe hiking on the Breitenberg near Pfronten
Snowshoe walks in Pfronten
Pfronten is a traditional community in the Ostallgäu on the northern edge of the Allgäu Alps, situated directly on the border with Tyrol in Austria. The beautiful village is an ideal starting point for snowshoe tours, ski tours and many other activities in the fantastic Allgäu and Tyrolean mountains and valleys. The municipality is also the perfect starting point for excursions in the region.
The 10 most beautiful snowshoe walks in Pfronten
Experience snowshoe hiking in Pfronten
The hospitable town of Pfronten is crossed by the Vils and lies at the foot of the Breitenberg and the Falkenstein with the highest castle ruins in Germany. In the south of the village is the almost 2,000-metre-high Aggenstein, which belongs to the Tannheim Mountains and is connected to many other peaks by mountain paths. You can always combine a snowshoe tour or hike in magnificent nature with a visit to a rustic hut. In Pfronten or in the neighbouring Tannheim Valley, you can glide light as a feather on glistening powder snow through untouched deep snow fields. There is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than the Allgäu winter landscape with guaranteed snow. Very unique experiences are guided snowshoe tours with local experts.
The most beautiful snowshoe tours in Pfronten
- the snowshoe tour up the Schöhnkahler to the Pfrontner Alpe through flat terrain and over forest paths
- the ski tour from the Vilstal to the Edelsberg with views of the Ammergau Alps, the Tannheimer Tal and the Zugspitze
- the snowshoe tour to the Tiroler Stadl via Pfronten-Steinach
- the snowshoe hike to the Hündelskopfhütte with delicious vegetarian snack
- the snowshoe hike up the Breitenberg to the Ostlerhütte
- Snowshoeing up the Vordere and Hintere Ächsele with a stop at the Himmelreich
Enjoy the silence while snowshoeing
The snowshoe tours mentioned are easy to medium and excellent for beginners. The downhill slopes are always lively and a little hectic. Snowshoeing is the relaxing alternative to downhill skiing and it is a particularly environmentally friendly outdoor activity. Especially the popular and quite easy snowshoe tour on the Schönkahler runs along the border between Bavaria and Austria. They were developed, laid out and signposted together with the German Alpine Association under environmentally compatible aspects.
How snowsure is the region around Pfronten?
Pfronten lies at an altitude of 850 metres in the foothills of the Alps, not far from the Breitenberg ski area, and is considered to have very good snow conditions. The webcams of the municipality of Pfronten always show an immediate picture of the respective situation. Numerous snow-making facilities ensure additional snow reliability. Cross-country ski trails are groomed here and winter hiking trails are made accessible. A snowshoe hike is by no means the only thing you can do here. There are also beautiful toboggan runs and ski lifts and mountain railways to the nearby peaks.
Discover nature and culture in the Ostallgäu
A professionally and friendly guided snowshoe tour by local experts is particularly instructive and interesting. The municipality of Pfronten has many attractive offers for this in winter. You will learn all about the correct technique for snowshoeing, equipment, avalanche awareness and the dangers that can be associated with the snow. Of course, you will also learn a lot about the area and its history as well as about the magnificent nature in the region.
Discovering Eastern Allgäu from Pfronten
Pfronten has excellent bus connections to the surrounding region. From here you can make excursions to the nearby old town of Füssen with its numerous sights or to Schwangau. Schwangau is home to the famous royal palaces, first and foremost the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle of King Ludwig.