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Vorderburg Castle Ruin and Falkenstein

Hiking route · Allgäu
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  • Ausblick vom Falkenstein
    Ausblick vom Falkenstein
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
Distance 11 km
3:15 h
306 m
306 m
1,115 m
866 m
A varied circular trail along the Rottachberg via the ruins of Vorderburg Castle to the Falkenstein, which is 1115 m above sea level.

This circular trail offers impressive views of the Oberallgäu Alpine foothills and the Grünten. The Rottachspeicher reservoir can also be seen in the distance. The route is one of the easier hikes in the Allgäu, with steep sections in places. Narrow paths and nature trails lead us across flowery meadows and through forests along the Rottachberg (1115 m) to the Falkenstein, from where you can enjoy a view over the wide landscape. At the northern end of the Rottachberg we visit the ruins of Vorderburg Castle. These are the remains of Rettenberg Castle, which was once the seat of the Barons of Rettenberg and was destroyed by fire in 1562. Shortly after the ruins of Vorderburg Castle, we discover a pavilion that is a beautiful vantage point.


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Profile picture of Hartmut Wimmer Author Hartmut Wimmer 
True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here:

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