Hiking in Oberstaufen – amidst unspoilt nature

The Bergkristall: your base camp

For hiking in Oberstaufen you are in the right place at the Wellness Hotel Bergkristall – Nature and Spa.

Wandern im Naturpark Nagelfluhkette

We are located in a wonderful panoramic position in Oberstaufen with views of the German, Austrian and Swiss alps. From here you can reach a well-maintained network of paths with over 250km of hiking trails in the Nagelfluhkette nature park and in the alpine uplands. You can be at the large Alpsee in 10 minutes, at the Starzlachklamm in 25 minutes and at the Breitachklamm in 40 minutes – you see, we are the ideal starting point for your discovery tours in the region, in which you can enjoy precious natural spaces like bogs, gorges, mixed alpine forests, rare animals and plants as well as the lush green hills at the foot of the Hochgrat mountain, right on our doorstep. Hiking in Oberstaufen covers various difficulty levels. You can find the suitable route and tour suggestions at oberstaufen.de.

Many free offers and our special service


As well as hiking to the picturesque lookouts and rustic lodges in Oberstaufen, you can also experience the incomparable Allgäu landscape on the twelve Nordic walking routes, split into three difficulty levels, with a total distance of 88.8km or by mountain bike. Here at the Bergkristall we offer you a special service: several times a week our fitness coach Sepp leads you on hikes and mountain tours under expert guidance. Hiking maps, rucksacks, hiking sticks and Nordic walking sticks are available to hire from us. Also, as our guest, you can travel for free with the Hochgratbahn, Imbergbahn and Hündlebahn cable cars, as well as on the "Oberstaufen-Steibis-Hochgratbahn-Krebs-Aach" bus. You can also enjoy hiking in Oberstaufen in winter: Approximately 60km of daily cleared winter hiking trails await you, fantastic routes for snowshoing and 14 groomed cross-country skiing trails.

Relax after hiking in Oberstaufen

relaxing in our spa area after an active day

If you are holidaying at the Bergkristall, you can be sure that you will feel good here with us, because after hiking in Oberstaufen comes relaxation. This ensures that you feel fit again the following day. For example, play a round of golf with free green fee, take part in our active and relaxation programme or a meditative yoga class and let us pamper you afterwards at our Kristall spa, with a soothing treatment, a massage or in the sauna with views of our own wildlife park. The option of a day spa is also available here.

Replenish your energy stores

When you are feeling relaxed again after your active day, enjoy the culinary delights of our head chef Harald Weidinger – whether gourmet board, Montignac nutrition method or your special Schroth menu.

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