Outdoor Tips for Winter Holidays
Outdoor Tips for Winter Holidays
Outdoor Tips for Winter Holidays

The Forggensee in Winter

The Forggensee is a reservoir with a total area of 15.2 km ², which is gradually drained every autumn. Then a large part of the valley floor is released and at the bottom of the Forggensee, there is much to discover! In late autumn and in winter, you can see the remains of the former village of Forggen, which gave its name to the lake that flooded it, and explore a Stone Age settlement, Roman manors, the roadside dams of Via Claudia Augusta and other Roman roads.

Paragliding, Tandem Flights in Pfronten

During the paragliding tandem flight, you sit comfortably in front of a state-certified paraglider tandem pilot, feel the wind in your face and experience the Allgäu and the Alps from the perspective that is otherwise only experienced by the birds.

You escape everyday life and leave your worries on the ground. An experience that will be remembered throughout your life.

The Breitenberg near Pfronten is a real insider tip. Big differences in altitude, easy thermal and also cross-country flights make it so interesting and popular. Also for tandem flights, there are great conditions and impressive flights in the foothills of the Alps. The height difference is about 900 meters.

Make an appointment: We meet at the mountain railway and drive to the launch site.

Or contact Sebastian Hohn (Member of the German National Team and World Cup Pilot): Tel .: +49178 6543 663

Castle Ruin Falkenstein - King Ludwigs Last Dream

Enjoy the fantastic mountains from above!

A nice hike from Pfronten to the castle ruin on the Falkenstein, where King Ludwig II wanted to build his next fairytale castle. You can see from the ruin far into Vilstal. The view from the craggy rock of the castle ruin on Voralpenseen, Ammergebirge with Säuling, over Pfronten with Tannheimer mountains is simply extraordinarily fascinating!

There are several routes on the Falkenstein: from Pfronten on the driveway or on the south side over the trail at the height of the Breitenberg-Bahn in Pfronten Steinach, von Roßmoss, and Meillingen.

The high medieval Falkenstein ruin is the highest castle in Germany. You can also drive up by car, but a hike is more beautiful. The ascent is moderately exhausting and well feasible with children. From the castle, you can see Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany, and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Highly recommended is the short trip to the beautiful Mariengrotte.

If you are in Pfronten, you should definitely visit this attraction!

To our YouTube video "Pfronten: Falkenstein Castle in the Alps"

Guided Alpaca Hikes in Pfronten

Franz and Karin Trenkle own many colorful Huacaya alpacas and offer year-round guided alpaca trekking tours around the Allgäu 13-villages community. Children over 8 years are allowed to lead these cute, quiet animals themselves.

Alpacas, also pakos, are known for their peaceful nature and are often used for therapeutic purposes.

The cost of a 2-hour tour is 20 euros per animal guide, children pay 15 euros.

To make an appointment, please contact the Trenkle family by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone +49 (0) 83 63 - 3 72

The television report on alpacas from Pfronten

Winter Holiday with Your Dog in the Alps
Winter Holiday with Your Dog in the Alps
Winter Holiday with Your Dog in the Alps

Your dog and you will certainly experience an unforgettable holiday at our hotel in the Alps!

Holidays in the Hotel Bergpanorama is ideal for dog owners, as pets are welcome in our house. So, your faithful four-legged friends can enjoy relaxing and eventful holidays in the Alps.

Spend an active winter holiday in Pfronten-Weißbach together with your four-legged friend and explore together with him the wonderful mountain world of the Allgäu Alps with its many walking and hiking trails. The perfect holiday for you and your pet!

Pure fun for cross-country skiers begins with the cross-country ski trail right outside the front door of the hotel and from there to the neighbouring ski trails.

And your best friends can pursue their urge to move, while mistresses and masters run next door in the track.

Book your winter holiday with your dog now! Look at our offer for the winter holiday with your dog!

Winter Outdoor Experiences in Pfronten
Winter Outdoor Experiences in Pfronten
Winter Outdoor Experiences in Pfronten

Enjoy your winter holidays in the Allgäu!

A ski holiday in Pfronten stands for active enjoyment and pure joie de vivre, for snow-sure slopes on the one hand and for breathtaking mountain views on the other.

Skiing in the winter sports resort Pfronten in the Allgäu: 3 ski areas in the ski center Pfronten-Steinach, on the Hochalpe on the Breitenberg and the Sunlift in Pfronten-Röfleuten.

Also off the piste, Pfronten has so much to offer. The longest natural toboggan run in the Allgäu on the Breitenberg in Pfronten is 6 kilometers long. The descent takes a whopping 30 minutes !!! And you have almost until the end of the toboggan run always a beautiful mountain panorama! (Toboggan rental at the valley station Breitenbergbahn)

You would like to spend a cross-country or ski touring holidays and are looking for a specialist who will tell you the best insider tips? Your cross-country dreams come true in Pfronten! The trail entrance is located directly in front of our Hotel Bergpanorama.

Alpintours Montaneo in Pfronten offers tours in small groups (max 8 people) with unforgettable moments in the Alps!


A hike with snowshoes to the Pfrontner Hausberg gives you a magnificent 360-degree panorama of a special kind on the Breitenberg.

The path across the alpine pasture Bärenmoos with views of Breitenberg, Aggenstein, Einstein, and Schönkahler in the lonely, wintry mountains is an impressive experience!

The AVALANCHE COURSE is a safe start in the winter. In the avalanche course, you learn under the guidance of certified mountain guides, what to do in an emergency off-piste, how to assess the avalanche risk and identify potential danger spots and how to look for avalanche victims. 

The ESKIMO WEEKEND is possible every weekend from 26.12, special dates for groups upon request. You climb with snowshoes from the mountain station of the Breitenbergbahn in Pfronten (in the Allgäu) through the wintry landscape and then build your igloos on a beautiful, romantic place.

Services: Organization, mountain guide, snack, and hot drinks, snowshoes and sticks, dinner on the hut Ostlerhütte, sleeping pad. The sleeping bag can be borrowed. 

In the Arctic, igloo buildings are taught at school. But you do not have to go to the Arctic - build your own igloo in Pfronten with the help of experienced tutors.

You climb up with snowshoes from the mountain station of the Breitenbergbahn in Pfronten and build your igloos in a beautiful place with a magnificent mountain panorama.

Before the overnight in the snow igloo, we will go together to a warm dinner in the Ostlerhütte on the Breitenberg.

Filled in a cozy thermal sleeping bag, you can spend the night in an igloo like the Eskimos on their hunt.

Your Eskimo weekend for adventurous alpine holidaymakers will be a cool and unforgettable pleasure: Altissimo, Allgäuer Str. 12, 87459 Pfronten-Ried Phone: 08363 - 92598

Experience a carriage ride in a special way! Enjoy our beautiful landscape in a quiet, comfortable atmosphere with a team of horses.

Forget the stress of everyday life with our romantic carriage rides that make their way through a picturesque mountain landscape of the nearby Allgäu mountains around Pfronten.

Especially nice is a sleigh ride in winter! Let a team of horses pull you through the snow-covered winter landscape across the snow-covered meadows of Pfronten to the alpine pasture Kögelhof. Taste daily changing specials, hearty snacks, Bavarian delicacies and homemade cakes in the rustic, cozy restaurant “Kögelhof”!

Fohlenhof-Pfronten: Tel. 08363/8521. Address: Josbergweg 9, 87459 Pfronten

Contact the Hotel Bergpanorama Pfronten reception and we will arrange an appointment for you!

Book your outdoor experiences and enjoyments quickly and easily HERE!

Participants who stay overnight in Pfronten will be picked up directly at the hotel.

  • Guided snowshoe tour to the Gundhütte above Pfronten with state-certified mountain guides.

  • Experience deer and deer in the wild on the guided winter hike in the quiet Vilstal!

  • A guided snowshoe trekking on the Breitenberg with a peak overnight stay with welcome drink, dinner and hearty breakfast in the exclusive suites of the Ostlerhütte.

  • The overnight stay in the self-built igloo on the summit massif of the Breitenberg.

  • Ski tour on touring skis with a state-certified mountain guide away from the slopes up to the summit of the Breitenberg.

  • Interactive 2-hour whiskey seminar in the Irish Pub in Pfronten with a tasting of 6 characterful international whiskeys. Amusing stories and anecdotes around the topic Whisk (e) y and much more

  • Learn how to yodel!
The 17th Marathon Mountain Bike Races in Pfronten
The 17th Marathon Mountain Bike Races in Pfronten
The 17th Marathon Mountain Bike Races in Pfronten

Welcome to the 17th Marathon on June 27th, 2020 in Pfronten!

You have no plans for next year on June 27th? Very good, because from now on the registration for the MTB-Marathon 2020 is open. Choose your suitable route!

Get out into nature, get active and find some inner balance!

As well the amateur bikers as the MTB professionals can participate in this Germany's most beautiful bike marathon in the middle of the Alps!

You can choose between three routes:

• the short distance (26 km, 840 meters vertical),

• the marathon route (51 km, 1,900 meters vertical) and

• the extreme route (76 km, 2,600 meters vertical)

There is also the 12th folding bike World Cup (Start: Saturday 27.06.20 10.00 clock Leonhardsplatz Pfronten next to Gasthof Adler). It may only be driven original folding bikes from the seventies or identical current models.

So, mark June 27th thick in your calendar and plan a short break in one of the most beautiful regions of Bavaria! We look forward to seeing you among our guests in our Hotel Bergpanorama in Pfronten-Weißbach!

All supplementing information about the MTB Marathon route can be found hier.

Click here for registration

The Royal Thermal Spa in Schwangau
The Royal Thermal Spa in Schwangau
The Royal Thermal Spa in Schwangau

The Königliche Kristall-Therme Schwangau  (Royal Thermal Pool in Schwangau) offers a unique view of the Neuschwanstein Castle and invites you to linger with its thermal baths, the sauna world, and its spa area.

7 themed saunas, 2 steam baths, 1 salt steam bath "Venus Grotto", all with different scents and temperatures, ensure your recovery. 24 special infusions are offered daily.

The pool "Alpentherme": The basin is filled with the unique mountain mineral water. The water temperature is between 30 and 32 ° C.

Guests can enjoy cocktails in the pool bar at "Hildegard von Bingen"-Basin. The water in the basin is processed via precious stones and rock crystals, according to the Hildegard of Bingen.

The "King"-Basin with 5% brine content with several massage jets offers you a fantastic recreational effect. You will also find rare brine outdoor pools with 12% brine content and 24% (!!!) brine content.

The free water aerobics is offered three times a day in the "Ludwig's"-Basin or, if the weather is nice, in the outdoor pool "Alpentherme": Aqua-Fit at 10.45 am, Aqua-Freestyle at 1.00 pm and Aqua-Stretching at 4.45 pm.

Convince yourself of the positive effect of baking soda in the panoramic soda pool with a fantastic view of the Alps and gentle massage jets!

In the infrared cabin, the muscular tension and pain can be alleviated, and stress-related burdens are reduced, here you can set your desired colour (red, orange, green, blue, purple).

Address: Am Ehberg 16, D-87645 Schwangau (about 25 minutes by car from Hotel Bergpano0rama)

Tickets online

The Lake Hopfensee
The Lake Hopfensee
The Lake Hopfensee

The circular hike "Hopfen am See - Hopfensee, Faulensee and the ruin Hopfen" shows you the foothills of the Alps with two beautiful bathing lakes.

The Hopfensee lies between Pfronten and Füssen. The lake is about 20 minutes’ drive from the Hotel Bergpanorama. Hopfensee is referred to as the Swabian Riviera or the Allgäu Riviera. The view of Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the highlights on the Hopfensee. Stroll along the waterfront with its 180 ° panoramic view of Neuschwanstein and the peaks of the Ammergauer, Lechtaler, Tannheimer and the Allgäu Alps. Along the waterfront in Hopfen am See there are many opportunities to eat a regional snack.

Leisure activities on the lake include rowing and pedal boats, sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. The approximately 2 km long lake is a popular place for mountain bikers and cyclists. A 7 km long circular walk (about 2 hours) around the Hopfensee is very popular with tourists. The way is very well developed, also for prams. It has a beautiful view of the Alps; The water is so smooth that the mountains, the sun or the sunset are reflected very nicely in it.

For families with children, a visit to the mini-golf course is recommended.

From the shores of the Hopfensee, there is another lake in the foothills of the Alps. The Terrainkurweg leads from Hopfensee over the Dotzenwangweg to Faulensee. Far away from the hustle and bustle, idyllically situated between Forggensee and Hopfensee, avoiding green spruce forests, the Faulensee offers a very special atmosphere. There is an adventure playground waiting for the little ones.

Back to the waterfront, it goes over the castle ruins Hopfen, with a magnificent view over the Hopfensee. The castle ruins are mainly visited because of the views of the Ammergau Alps and the Tannheimer mountains. The view extends all the way to Neuschwanstein Castle.

From the trail parking lot at Hopfensee you can then walk across meadows and farms to the castle ruins Eisenberg and Hohenfreyberg and back. From the viewing platform of the ruin Eisenberg you have a beautiful panoramic view of the Säuling, Aggenstein, Breitenberg and into the Lower Allgäu.

Hiking Trilogy Allgäu - the Route Through Pfronten
Hiking Trilogy Allgäu - the Route Through Pfronten
Hiking Trilogy Allgäu - the Route Through Pfronten

The hiking trilogy Allgäu consists of three routes that cross not only the landscape but also the 34 partner towns of the Allgäu. The various trilogy sites, theme islands and points of interest along the route will provide you with interesting information about the respective places and sights.

The various hiking trails of the hiking trail Trilogy Allgäu - divided into 54 stages - lead through the Allgäu foothills of the Alps.

The long-distance trail is divided into three sections: the Wiesengänger (engl. Meadows Walkers)route (388 km), the Wasserläufer (engl. Water Runner) route (374 km) and the Himmelstürmer (engl. Sky-Storm) route (333km).

Pfronten is also a stage town and is located at the intersection of the water runner and sky-storm route. The history of Pfrontens can be discovered firsthand on a 4.8 kilometer circular route.

The starting point is directly at the House of the Guest. The round leads through the spa park with the old hammer mill to Hörnle. From Hörnle hill you can enjoy the view over the Pfrontener valley. Info steles give an insight into the history of the place. A few meters below is the parish church of St. Nicholas - the landmark of Pfronten. Through the Berger Moos and over part of the Pfrontener Moorpfads the way leads back to the starting point.

Wandertrilogie Allgäu - The Video

Hiking Trip Pfronten - Kappeler Alp
Hiking Trip Pfronten - Kappeler Alp
Hiking Trip Pfronten - Kappeler Alp

A beautiful hike to the Kappeler Alp at 1340 m altitude starts from the trail parking lot in Pfronten-Kappel (860 m). A serpentine trail with a gentle forest floor leads through the climbing forest Höllschlucht and on through the 3D archery grounds.

TIP for a hike with children: Directly at the entrance of the gorge Höllschlucht, at the foot of the Edelsberg, is the playground "Räubernest".

Then begins the wild and romantic Höllschlucht (also called Devil's Gorge). On the way through the gorge, you will be accompanied by the sound of the torrent and the waterfalls all the time.

Continuing past the large waterfall, the very shady alpine path climbs steeply over rock steps and natural stairs. After about 400 meters of altitude, you leave the Devil's Gorge behind and reach sunny alpine meadows with the first magnificent view of the Füssener valley.

After about 2.5 hours on flower-rich alpine meadows, steep cow pastures and narrow forest paths you reach the summit of the Kappeler Alp at 1340 m altitude. From here you have a fantastic view of the valley with Hopfensee, Weissensee, Forggensee, Tegelberg, Säuling and in the distance you can see the Zugspitze and right the Breitenberg.

And there it is (!) - the Kappeler Alp, a mountain hut managed all year round with its beautiful sun terrace and an excellent kitchen.

If you want, you can continue the hike from the Kappeler Alp. There are many possibilities for further tours to other huts and mountains as well as several ways down to the valley. You can hike back to Pfronten-Kappel on the same path, walk down the alpine path to the Steinbach and back to Pfronten-Kappel via the pilgrimage church Maria Trost to Nesselwang or ascend to the managed sport hut Böck (duration approx. 20 minutes) and from there on foot or with the cable railway Alpspitzbahn down to Nesselwang descend. From the mountain station of the Alpspitzbahn, it is about 40 minutes to the Edelsberg (1,630m). From the Edelsberg you can see in good weather on the Königswinkel with Neuschwanstein Castle and over to the Zugspitze.

TIP: Since the path through the Höllschlucht gorge to the largest valley goes over thousands of slippery roots and stones, it is recommended as a climb and the meadow path again as a descent.

The German Alpine Road-through the Allgäu and Upper Bavaria
The German Alpine Road-through the Allgäu and Upper Bavaria
The German Alpine Road-through the Allgäu and Upper Bavaria

The German Alpine Road is one of the most popular destinations in Germany. The road with over 25 castles and monasteries, 21 mountain lakes along the route is 450 kilometers long. It leads from Lindau on Lake Constance to the lake Königssee through more than 60 medieval towns and health resorts.


The German Alpine Road (Queralpenstraße) starts in the western part of the Allgäu and offers magnificent views of the Allgäu and Vorarlberg mountains with beautiful side trips to the Scheidegger waterfalls, Lindenberg and the Waldsee, Germany's highest situated moor bathing lake.


The winding path through the Oberallgäu leads over Oberstaufen past the lake Großer Alpsee to Immenstadt, Sonthofen, Bad Hindelang and the Oberjoch in the direction of Wertach. Explore the old royal town of Immenstadt on foot and do not miss the lookout pulpit just before the Joch pass. Some of the most impressive sights in Immenstadt are the ruins of Laubenbergerstein Castle, Königsegg Castle and two museums (the Hofmühle and the Bergbauernmuseum).


After Wertach you reach the lake Grüntensee. After a 15-minute drive, you reach Pfronten with its 13 romantic districts at the foot of the Alps. The Hotel-Restaurant Bergpanorama (Röfleuter Weg 14, D-87459 Pfronten-Weißbach) with genuine Allgäu cuisine and a view of the Pfrontener picture book church against a magnificent mountain backdrop invites you to stopover on the Alpine Road.

After you have enjoyed the magnificent panoramic view of the Allgäu Alps and the Alpine foothills of Germany's highest castle ruin Falkenstein in Pfronten, it continues.

During the ride through the Ostallgäu you can visit the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, the Museum of the Bavarian Kings, the romantic city of Füssen, the lakes Weissensee, Hopfensee and Forggensee. With an altitude of 12,000 meters, Füssen is the highest town in Bavaria.

Zugspitz Region

From the Ostallgäu the path leads into the Zugspitz region. The German Alpine Road leaves the Allgäu in the direction of Upper Bavaria. Via the Echelsbacher bridge, you reach the Ammergauer Alpen nature park. A break value are Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Ettal and Linderhof Castle. In Garmisch-Partenkirchen worth a trip to the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain.

The oldest section of the holiday route runs through the Tölzer Land at the lake Walchensee and along the lake Kochelsee. Visit the historic city of Bad Tölz and the oldest monastery in Upper Bavaria near it. Continue through the Isar valley to the lake Sylvensteinsee.


The next section of the German Alpine Road is the Alpine region Tegernsee Schliersee, then the holiday region Chiemsee-Alpenland with unique panoramic views on the mountain road from the Sudelfeld over the Tatzelwurm to Oberaudorf.

In the Chiemgau the steepest part of the German Alpine Road awaits you.

Following the road to the north, you will find Flintsbach am Inn and Brannenburg at the foot of the Wendelstein. Here it is worthwhile to take the Wendelstein cable car to the highest mountain in the region, the Wendelstein. From Bernau am Chiemsee, you can take the boat to the island Herreninsel with the famous Herrenchiemsee Palace of King Ludwig II and to the island Fraueninsel with the Frauenwörth Abbey.

In Inzell (a little bit offside the road) invites the cozy Hotel Gastager (Fritz-Gastager-Straße 2, 83334 Inzell) to stop. Just a 10-minute walk from the hotel is the famous Max Aicher Arena, Inzell's landmark is worth a visit. The Max Aicher Arena is one of the world's most modern speed skating rinks and one of the fastest speed skating rinks in the world.

Berchtesgadener Land

After Inzell it goes along the Weißbach gorge to Schneizlreuth, here ends the part of the route in the Chiemgau Alps and it begins the Berchtesgaden Alps, where the German Alpine Road ends. Worthwhile detours are a boat trip over the Königssee with a view of the Watzmann (2713 m) or a hike through Wimbach gorge.

You drive in the direction of mountaineering village Ramsau with the well-known photo stop at the parish church of St. Sebastian. Continue to the roaring Wimbach gorge to Berchtesgaden. You can drive along the lake Königssee or take the loop via the Rossfeld Panoramic Road, Germany's highest scenic road, with the view far into Salzburg. The German Alpine Road is free of tolls. However, if you opt for the Rossfeld scenic road, you must pay toll. Read more in our article "Rossfeld Panoramic Road Near Berchtesgaden".

Now you have reached the famous lake Königssee - the endpoint of the German Alpine Road.

GPS data of the German Alpine Road 

The Breitenberg in Pfronten
The Breitenberg in Pfronten
The Breitenberg in Pfronten

Breitenberg near Pfronten in the Mountains of the Tannheim

The Breitenberg belongs to the Bavarian side of the Tannheimer mountains. On the Breitenberg lead various hiking trails. Breitenberg near Pfronten is relatively easy to climb. The most commonly used hiking route begins in Achtal at the Fallmühle. A footpath leads through the Hochwald, on Brenteneck through forest clearings and then along the long Westgrats on a small trail to the summit (Ostler hut). Duration: around 2.5 hours. Very nice is the trail over the wild and romantic Reichenbach gorge.

It leads a 4-person gondola and then a chairlift from Pfronten-Steinach up to the summit. From the end station of the gondola you need an hour, and from the chairlift half an hour to the summit.

The Ostler hut (1.838m) invites you to stop. From here you have a magnificent panoramic view of the Pfronten Valley, the Allgäu, Tyrolean and Swiss mountains. A few meters above the mountain station is the Hochalp hut (1,510m) and the mountain house Allgäu (1,500).

A nice experience on the Breitenberg is watching the paragliders at the start.

Paragliders on the Breitenberg

The Breitenberg has three starting places, and it is really not very easy to fly on the Breitenberg. The best time to fly in the Tannheimer mountains and in the Lech valley is in May when there is a light to strong east-northeast wind. Highly recommended is the panoramic flight over the Pfrontener valley.

In winter, the rows of rocks around the Falkenstein provide slight thermals. Quiet and gentle, you fly from the Pfrontener valley to the landing field. In the east, the Neuschwanstein castle is good to see.

Mountain Biking on the Breitenberg

Mountain bikers can drive from the valley station of the Breitenberg cable car station on the challenging Hochalp forest trail or from the Enge on the Ostler forest road up to the mountain. You can also have your mountain bike brought up from the Breitenberg gondola lift. From the mountain station, it goes down at a rapid descent into the valley to Pfronten.

Breitenberg in Winter

In the ski resort Breitenberg-Hochalpe in the Ostallgäu you will find between 1,200 and 1,600 meters of altitude well-groomed slopes of all levels. The snowiest month is February with an average snow depth of 50 cm at summit elevation and 16 cm at valley level. The Breitenberg cable car takes you directly from the valley to the ski area.

A special highlight on the Breitenberg is the natural toboggan run, which with its six kilometers is the longest in the Allgäu. A bus brings the tobogganers back to the bottom station of the Breitenberg cable car station for free 7 times a day.

Snowboarders can enjoy themselves in a great fun park with many attractions and music.

Or how about an Eskimo weekend on the Breitenberg? Would you like to build your own igloo and overnight in it? HERE to find out more about it.

The station Pfronten-Steinbach is located near the valley station. Sufficient parking spaces are available at the valley station.

From the Breitenberg (1838 m) to the Aggenstein (1986 m)

At the end of the chairlift on the Breitenberg, the more demanding route to the Aggenstein begins on the north side.

The tour takes in some steep and rocky passages, so it is not suitable for inexperienced hikers.

If you take a tour on the Aggenstein, you can stop in the Bad Kissinger hut.

The Tegelberg in Bavaria
The Tegelberg in Bavaria
The Tegelberg in Bavaria

The Tegelberg Cable Car

If you want to high on the Tegelberg near Schwangau, you can either walk on marked trails or overcome 1000 meters with the Tegelberg cable car. The ride with the Tegelberg gondola to the summit (1,720 m) takes about 10 minutes and offers a royal view of the two castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and Ammergau Alps.

Possible trails for those who want to hike the mountain are from the south over the Ahornreitweg, over the Pöllat gorge and Mary's bridge or from the Rohrkopf hut along the main exit to the Tegelberghaus. The Tegelberg house was built as a royal hunting lodge and has been a favourite place of Ludwig II.

Once at the top, you can watch kite and paragliders fly ashore at the Tegelberg mountain station, feast on Allgäu delicacies in the panorama restaurant next to the mountain station, enjoy fantastic views of the Allgäu Königswinkel with the lakes Bannwaldsee, Forggensee, Alpsee and Hopfensee and, of course, hike.

A flight school offers the opportunity to explore the Allgäu in tandem with an experienced flight instructor.

From the mountain station of the Tegelberg, the Ostallgäuer Höhenweg and the Kulturpfad Schutzengel lead deep into the Ammergebirge nature reserve. The romantic, promising hairpin turn leads in the direction of Branderfleck. Sporty, giddiness-free hikers can make a short detour to the Branderschrofen. The 1881-meter-high Branderschrofen is the highest point of the Tegelberg.

Always following the signposts "Jägerhütte", it is not too strenuous to the Ahornsattel (1750 m) and then down to Niederstraußberg. After a slight ascent to the Niederstraußbergsattel, continue the Köllebach and the Ochsenängler to the Jägerhütte (“Hunters Hut”).

The managed hut is located at 1,422 meters in the middle of the Ammergebirge nature reserve. From there, you can reach the farmed Bleckenau, which was built by Maximilian II as a "Swiss House" for his wife Mary. From Bleckenau you can also take the minibus into the valley to Hohenschwangau. From here it is about 20 minutes’ walk to the Tegelberg parking lot.

Directly at the valley station, there is a 760-meter-long summer toboggan run, a scooter train, and a huge adventure playground. Summer toboggan run prices: adults pay € 4.50 per trip (6-seat ticket € 19.00), children € 3.00 (6-ticket € 13.50). It is also worthwhile to look at the remains of the Roman villa complex and the Roman bath.

The Via Ferrata on the Tegelberg

The via ferrata Gelb-Wand-Steig, Tegelbergsteig or Fingersteig lead to the Tegelberg.

The Fingersteig (about 1.5 hours, 685 HM) is a nice, albeit short via ferrata and is the ideal complement to the Tegelbergsteig. You can first climb the Tegelbergsteig and then the Fingersteig. From the exit of the Tegelbergsteig it is about 30 minutes descent from Tegelberg to the entrance of the Fingersteig.

You can take the cable car up and then descend via the ski slope. The difficulty is at the beginning is C. Then it goes right around the so-called "finger" around. You come to a small “Snack” bench, which also serves as an emergency exit. Then follows a demanding walking area to the key point, a small overhang (D), further vertically upwards (B / C), then very steep with a slight overhang (D). Here is the 2nd emergency exit. After an abandoned cross passage (B / C) comes a platy crossing (C). From the exit, one reaches then fast the saddle, where also the Tegelbergsteig and the yellow wall climb end, and the mountain station of the Tegelberg and the Tegelberg house. From here you can also climb the summit of Branderschrofen (1879 m) in about 0.5 hours.

 Descend either via the via ferrata Gelbwand in about 2 hours back to the valley station, with the Tegelberg train or over the Rohrkopfhütte (about 1.5 hours) - from here a beautiful view of the castle Neuschwanstein.

Ski Holidays Tegelberg Schwangau

Just 30 minutes by car from the Hotel Bergpanorama Pfronten lies the Tegelberg (1,881 m) and the Tegelberg winter sports arena with around 8 km of slopes.

Whether alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring or snowboarding - on Tegelberg every winter sportsman can pursue his hobby.

The floodlights in the winter sports arena on Tegelberg allow night skiing in the evenings. There is floodlit skiing on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Adlerlift and at the Reithlift.

The absolute highlight on the Tegelberg is the 2 km long, snow-covered Neuschwanstein cross-country ski track, which runs between 6 pm and 9 pm, and runs directly below the world-famous fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II.

The snowboarders and freestylers will find in the winter sports arena on the Tegelberg, directly at the Adlerlift, the Tegelberger Snowboard park with several elements in different levels of difficulty (wave track, small rails, tables, boxes, rainbow jibs and kickers).

With a sea-level between 830 m and 1,730 m, the ski resort on the Tegelberg is one of the 10 highest in Germany. The slopes are above average. The snowiest month on the Tegelberg Schwangau is January. Modern snow-making systems guarantee winter sports pleasure even on snow-free days.

The Tegelberg cable car takes you directly to the summit of the Tegelberg at 1,720 meters. Here begins a challenging ski slope with over 900 meters altitude difference. This red, 4.2 km long ski route leads directly into the valley and to the smaller lifts and slopes.

In Kinderland with a conveyor belt and two platter lifts, the smallest skiers are in good hands.

In the neighbouring ski resort Buchenberg there is the possibility to go snowshoeing or tobogganing. The 2.5-kilometer-long toboggan run invites you to a speedy descent and becomes a very special experience during the holidays in the evening as it is illuminated until 10 pm - even until 11 pm on the weekend.

The Dreh hut on the Tegelberg is a nice destination for a hut tour with tobogganing! Ascent to the hut from the Adlerhorst car park approx. 1.5 hours or from the Tegelberg valley station car park (reachable by bus). Sledges can be rented from Ski-Sport Luggi at the Tegelberg valley station.

It is best to park on the large parking lot at the trail. The car park access branches off already approx. 300 meters in front of the Tallifte on the Tegelberg cable car valley station to the left of the access road. At the south-eastern corner of this car park, the path to the parking Adlerhorst starts. From the parking Adlerhorst then please follow the forest road to the rotary hut. We recommend the parking in the parking lot near the Tegelbergbahn in winter, because with slippery or snowy, the direct access road from the B 17 to the parking Adlerhorst a slippery affair.

Note: The path over the Guardengel way and the Rohrkopf hut to the Dreh hut will not be cleared.

Pfronten - Cattle Drive from the Alps 2019
Pfronten - Cattle Drive from the Alps 2019
Pfronten - Cattle Drive from the Alps 2019

Cattle Drive 2019 in Pfronten

After their summer stay on seven Pfrontener Alpine meadows, the starched cattle returns to the owners in the valley. That must be celebrated properly and extensively!

The “Viehscheid-Däg 2019” in Pfronten lasts for two weeks, from September 7th to September 21st. Every day different events take place, so that each of you will surely find something suitable for yourself.

For example, the traditional blacksmith's craft will be demonstrated at the Kunst-Schmiede on the 10th of September and on the 15th of September the stand concert with the Trachtenkapelle Häuser takes place in the spa park in Pfronten-Heitlern. On the 17th of September, our guests can take part in a guided moor hike or visit the cheese dairy.


On Saturday, September 14, the highlight of Pfrontener Viehscheid-Däg is:

8:00 am: Big cattle drive with the festive market at the festival tent

9:00 am: Arrival of the Alp cattle from the Ach mountain pasture via the village streets Kienbergstraße, Tiroler Straße, Zentralschulweg to Festplatz

10:00 am: Arrival of the Alp cattle from Vils pasture via the streets Vilstalstraße, Allgäuer Straße and Tiroler Straße to Festplatz.

From 7:30 pm a lot of singing and dancing: The show and party band "Herz-Ass" is waiting for you in the festival tent. Admission free.

One week after the big cattle drive, on Saturday, the 21st of September from 10 o'clock  the small Röfleuter cattle drive takes place. Program: Arrival of the Alp cattle from the Röfleuter mountain and Hirtenehrung, harmony music and entertainment at the forester's house in Pfronten-Röfleuten. Parking at Peter-Heel Straße between Pfronten-Ried and Pfronten-Röfleuten.

More events during these two great weeks and the detailed program with times and venues can be found here. 

Cattle Drives near Pfronten

More cattle drives in the area: September 11 - Bad Hindelang; September 12 - Schöllang; September 13 - Balderschwang, Oberstaufen, Oberstdorf; September 14 - Grän-Haldensee, Jungholz, Kranzegg, Maierhöfen, Schwangau, Seeg; September 15 - Nesselwaengle; September 16 - Buching, Nesselwang; September 17 - Gunzesried; September 18 - Wertach; September 19 - Bolsterlang, Kleinwalsertal; September 20 - Unterjoch, Schattwald, Thalkirchdorf.

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Hiking Tour along the River Lech
Hiking Tour along the River Lech
Hiking Tour along the River Lech

The hiking trail along the river Lech was opened on 15 June 2012, it is about 120 km long and it has 15 sections. This easy long-distance trail through an alpine region starts at the Lech waterfall (German: Lechfall) in Füssen in the Allgäu and ends in the headwaters of the Lech, in the municipality of Lech at the Arlberg. The individual stages of the Lech-trail can be shortened by bus.

Lech Book Boxes with Stamp Stations

Brand new from 2019 are the Book Boxes with stamp stations directly on the Lech hiking trail in Füssen and at the lake Formarinsee. Share in these books your thoughts on hiking, write nice sayings, suggestions or recommendations, perpetuate your moments of happiness! In the boxes, you will find a postcard and a stamp, which will remind you of your adventures on this wonderful hiking trail.

Lech Waterfall near Füssen

The long-distance trail starts at the Lech Falls. The 256 km long Lech ("the stony one") is a tributary of the Danube. Shortly before the Austro-German border, he picks up the river Vils, forms the artificial Lech waterfall in front of Füssen and flows through Swabia and Upper Bavaria.

A beautiful way goes from Bad Faulenbach (Schwärzer way) to the Lech Fall. Address of the parking lot (about 20 minutes by car from the Hotel Bergpanorama in Pfronten-Weissbach away): Tiroler Straße, 87629 Füssen. Drive in the direction of Schwangau, after the Lech bridge turns right in the direction of Reutte, at the kiosk on the left you will find free parking on the right side.

In the summer of 2015, the Max footbridge over the Lech waterfall was renovated. A barrier-free viewing platform was built on the east bank to allow wheelchair users a good view of the Lech Falls.

On the 06.10.2002 the Lech waterfall was awarded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Regional Development and Environmental Issues as one of the most beautiful geotopes in Bavaria with a seal of quality.

Further Sights on the Lech Trail

The world-famous royal castles Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle can be reached by a short detour near the Alpsee or by public transport from Füssen.

Take a break at the Körber lake (German: Körbersee), at the fishpond (Fischteich) at the Lech creek or in the Forest-Pool (Wald-Schwimmbad) in the Zugertal near Lech. In 2017, the Körbersee at 1675 m above sea level in the municipality of Schröcken was chosen as the most beautiful place in Austria. Catch your fish in the fishpond and have it cooked in a fisherman's bowl. The entry fee for fishing is free, you pay the only one-kilo price for your catch. The forest swimming pool between Lech and Zug is laid out like a mountain lake with a rocky island in the middle, the water temperature is 25 ° C warm.

At Häselgehr it goes past the Doser waterfall in the area between Elmen and Martinau. It is known for its wild orchids (a flowering period from mid-May to mid-June) and butterflies. Martinau is also referred to as "The Mecca for Orchid lovers".

The famous Holzgauer suspension bridge near the famous Simms waterfall spans the wild and romantic Höhenbach gorge near Holzgau. The 200-meter-long rope suspension bridge connects the sunny slopes on Gföllberg with the sunny plateaus on Schiggenberg. There is an alternative route to Elbigenalp for non-vertigo-free hikers.

The Lechweg ends at the source of the river Lech near the high mountain lake Formarinsee in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg.

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The Lake Forggensee
The Lake Forggensee
The Lake Forggensee

The Forggensee is the largest lake in the Allgäu and the fifth largest in Bavaria. The Forggensee in Ostallgäu fills a natural basin through which the river Lech flows. The dam wall, 34 meters high, was built in the 1950s. The lake fulfills several functions: flood retention during snowmelt, water reservoirs for regulating the Danube water level and environmentally friendly energy production.

Activities on the Forggensee

In the summer from 1 June to 15 October you can surf, sail, row, pedal boating and fishing on the Forggensee. The Forggensee is a secret tip for predator anglers. Carp, pike, perch, tench, bream, grayling, rainbow and lake trout, pergolas and whitefish can be found here.

The sailing schools offer sailing lessons, motorboat courses, vacation sailing, and surfing lessons. Numerous restaurants invite you to stop. Many natural outdoor pools with children's playgrounds on the Forggensee and on the lake Iliasbergsee invite you for a refreshing bath. All beaches at Forggensee are free of charge. At the public bathing area Dietringen with children's playground, kiosk and boat rental you have a unique view of the mountains and the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Right next to the bathing area is a parking lot. From 1 June to 15 October, there is a pier for passenger motor ships.

The Shipping on the Lake Forggensee

The passenger motor ships "Allgäu" and "Fuessen" depart several times a day from the boat harbor in Füssen for a small cruise (one hour) or large cruise (two hours). Address of the parking boat harbor: Weidachstraße 74, 87629 Füssen (about 17 minutes by car from the Hotel Bergpanorama in Pfronten away). Dogs are allowed (€ 3.00). Both ships can also be rented for company outings. The special tours are: the romantic evening trips with explanations to the Forggensee, the evening rides with live music, the King Ludwig evening rides as well as the salsa ride and the jazz ride to the opening of the Füssen jazz festival. The brochure informs you about general travel times. 

Watch the musical "The Swan Prince" from the ship! 

Tourist Attractions - Forggensee

Interesting is a visit to the nearby Dietringer dead-ice hole, reminiscent of the last ice age.

In the south of the lake, Musiktheatre (German: Ludwigs Festspielhaus ) attracts tourists. Here are the musicals "Ludwig²", "the Popes" and Frank Nimsgern's "The Ring" (from October 2019) shown. In addition, many foreign events are given. 

In Rieden stands a historic house from 1827, where an interesting, privately owned doll museum with a collection of over 600 dolls, puppets, teddy bears, clowns, and other exhibits is located.

You should also make a detour to the bottle-green shimmering lake Faulensee with managed hut.

Forggensee Bicycle Trail in the Allgäu near Füssen

The bicycle route around the Forggensee is about 35 km long. On the eastern shore, the view of the castles and on the Alpine panorama between the rolling hills of the Ostallgäu and the first rugged peaks of the Lechtal Alps is the most beautiful. This trail can be completed with further tours z. B. to the nearby lake Weissensee or a side trip to the castle Neuschwanstein be added.

The Reichenbach Gorge in Pfronten
The Reichenbach Gorge in Pfronten
The Reichenbach Gorge in Pfronten

From the free parking lot at the gondola lift, Breitenberg in Pfronten-Steinach (Tiroler Str. 176, 87459 Pfronten) follow the signs to the Reichenbach Gorge (German: Reichenbachklamm). You can combine your walk through the gorge with a tour on the Aggenstein or Breitenberg or hike the Reichenbachklamm as an independent circular route. The Reichenbach gorge is really one of the most beautiful entrances to the Aggenstein! The gorge is accessible every season.

First you past the "Old Customs House" ("Alten Zollhaus") - the former border station Germany-Austria - and continue south along a forest road. The alpine trail starts from the bank in front of the stone. From here you have a beautiful view of Pfronten. The wild gorge in the middle of an old forest is quiet, beautiful and not as crowded as most others gorges.

The path leads past many small waterfalls and for the steep ascent, you will be rewarded with a large (about 60 m drop!), beautiful waterfall.

The gorge ends after about one-hour ascent: You stand in front of a sign and can decide for the following: Breitenberg mountain station (1 p.), Berghaus (mountain house) Allgäu (1 h), Hochalp hut (1 1/4 h), Breitenberg ( 1 3/4 h), Aggenstein (2 1/4 h, alpine danger).

Sturmanns Cave in the Allgaeu
Sturmanns Cave in the Allgaeu
Sturmanns Cave in the Allgaeu

The Sturmanns cave (German: Sturmannshöhle) at the idyllic climatic health resort of Obermaiselstein - the only accessible cleft cave in the Allgäu - is a great destination for the whole family on a holiday in Pfronten. The cave in the mountain Schwarzenberg is 978 meters above sea level. It originated in the Cretaceous period around 120 million (!!!) years ago and has a total length of almost 500 meters. The limestone is crisscrossed with fascinating quartz veins. The Sturmanns cave is equipped with iron stairs so you can climb without worries. Once at the bottom,  you are about 300 meters vertically below the surface! The 287-meter long trail leads through various sections of the cave (Dragon Gate, Theatre, Eagle Bay, Hellfire, Cave Cauldron). Finally, you get off on 180 steps down to the lowest floor of the cave with the gurgling and loud babbling Cave creek and the Cave lake. Once at the bottom, it's the same way back up the 180 steps.

The stairs are damp and steep, for people with severe fear of heights may be a problem. The cave is very narrow and not suitable for people with claustrophobia.

Please think of the warm clothing even in midsummer: in the cave, the temperature is at a constant four degrees Celsius.

Duration of the tour is approx. 40 minutes. The tour takes place every hour. Open hours: 09:30 - 16:30. The cave is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season. Address: Haubenegg 4, 87538 Obermaiselstein (48 minutes by car from Hotel Bergpanorama Pfronten away); Tel .: 08326/38309

Adults without the Allgäu-Walser-Card pay four euros. For children between six and 14 years, you pay 2.50 euros, with a guest card for two euros. Children under 4 years are not allowed.

Parking: Directly at the cave (only approx. 10 places), alternatively free parking at Hirschsprung, from there it goes over Legend Way 30 minutes on foot to the cave.

Combine a trip to the Sturmanns cave with a walk on the so-called Obermaiselsteiner Sagenweg (Legend Way). It leads through enchanted mixed forest, accompanied by the splashing of a stream, directly to the entrance of the Sturmanns cave.

From May to September there are regular guided walking tours with torches.

The Castle Hohenschwangau
The Castle Hohenschwangau
The Castle Hohenschwangau

Anyone who hears the word "Allgäu", certainly also thinks of the two dream castles of the fairy tale king Ludwig II: the world-famous Castle Neuschwanstein and Castle Hohenschwangau. Both castles are located near the municipality of Schwangau and Füssen in the Allgäu, embedded in the picturesque panorama of the Allgäuer-, Lechtaler- and Bavarian Alps, in the so-called Königswinkel ("King's Corner").

It is only 16 kilometers from Pfronten to the castle, so you need only 25 minutes to reach the castle from the Hotel Bergpanorama by car. 

Those who spend their holidays in the Koenigswinkel should not only visit the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle but also pay a visit to Hohenschwangau Castle, one of the most famous and beautiful sights in the Allgäu region. The Hohenschwangau Castle stands on a long ridge between the Alpsee and the Schwansee, 1000 m west of Neuschwanstein Castle.

Many tourists find the castle Hohenschwangau even prettier, more authentic and worth seeing than Neuschwanstein. Without a guide, you can look at the courtyard and the garden with the fountain. It is not as crowded as Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau offers a fantastic view of Füssen and the lake Forggensee, as well as Neuschwanstein Castle, the Alp lake (Alpsee) and the Swan lake (Schwansee) on the other side.

In 1832, the father of Ludwig II, Crown Prince Maximilian of Bavaria and later King Max II., bought the ruins of the ruined castle Schwanstein and let the medieval castle (first documented as "Castrum Swangowe" in the 12th century) from 1832 - 1836 reconstruct according to the original plans in neo-Gothic style to the Hohenschwangau Castle and expand generously. Until the 16th century, it was owned by the Knights of Schwangau and changed hands several times in the following period.

The Bavarian royal family used it as a summer palace and hunting lodge. King Ludwig II not only spent his youth here, but this castle also served him as a summer residence until his death in 1886. During a guided tour through the castle is shown a lot and you learn a lot about the family of King Ludwig II. Who wants to experience more about the Bavarian royal family and their castles, should stop by the Museum of the Bavarian Kings on the shores of the Alp lake.

The interior of the 19th century is preserved to this day and the many rooms in their original condition give one the feeling of being in the Middle Ages. Each room of the royal apartments is decorated with murals depicting numerous Germanic legends and historically significant moments from German history. In the Berchta Room, which served as a writing room for Queen Marie, there are pictures of the birth of Charlemagne.

The most noteworthy room is the large ballroom on the King Floor, also known as the Knights' Hall or the Heroes Hall, which stretches across the entire width of the castle. It is lavishly equipped and served for festivities and receptions.

Very original is the Oriental Room, which used the mother of King Ludwig II as a bedroom. Maximilian II designed and decorated this room in oriental style in memory of his journey through Turkey and Greece. In the Hohenstaufen Room, which served as a dressing room for King Maximilian II and later King Ludwig II, is the piano on which the famous composer Richard Wagner played during his stays in Hohenschwangau. In the Tasso Room, the bedroom of Ludwig II, you can admire the illuminated starry sky, which is integrated into the ceiling. Ludwig II changed nothing else in Hohenschwangau, only in his own bedroom he had built a group of rocks, over which a waterfall poured, as well as an apparatus for creating an artificial rainbow and a night sky with moon and stars, illuminated by a mirror system from the upper floor. Unfortunately, after his death in 1886, Queen Marie restored the original condition of the room. She died three years later in 1889 at the Hohenschwangau Castle.

From 1923 until today the castle belongs to the Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds and is used as a museum. However, it is occasionally available to members of the Wittelsbach family for stays or celebrations.

To see the Hohenschwangau Castle from the inside is only possible as part of a guided tour. The tour takes about 30 minutes. Castle tours take place daily between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (winter opening time) and 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (summer opening time). The Hohenschwangau Castle is closed on 24th December and 1st January.

You cannot park directly near the Burg Hohenschwangau. You can walk from the ticket center to the castle in about 30-40 minutes (about 1.5 km with a considerable slope). Park your car in the car park P4 in Hohenschwangau. From here you go uphill to the castle in 20 minutes.

TIP: Book a viewing appointment at least two days in advance. This saves hours of waiting. Since the tours through the castle run at periodic intervals, the tickets are time-bound. A visit to the castle garden, which surrounds the castle to the south and west, is suitable for the waiting time.

Another point of interest close to the Castle Hohenschwangau is the Pöllat Gorge.

The Poellat Gorge in Schwangau
The Poellat Gorge in Schwangau
The Poellat Gorge in Schwangau

The Poellat Gorge (ger. Pöllatschlucht) on the eastern edge of the nature reserve of the Ammergau Mountains was closed for five years and now it is finally opened again!

Nearly everyone knows Neuschwanstein Castle. Below the Neuschwanstein Castle lies the Pöllat Gorge. If you are near the castle, you should cross this wonderful gorge! The hike through the Pöllat Gorge is one of several paths to the Neuschwanstein Castle (45 minutes’ walk through the gorge until you are at the top). From the castle parking lot and the Tegelberg Cable Car (German: Tegelbergbahn) it takes about 20 to 30 minutes there. The upper entrance is in the immediate vicinity of Neuschwanstein Castle and can be reached by bus or by horse-drawn carriage.

The gorge can be crossed on iron bridges and well-developed paths, partly with stone steps, and therefore also suitable for families with children. However, the track is not suitable for pushchairs. There you can expect a spectacular piece of nature, the remains of the gypsum mill, smaller and larger waterfalls, of course, the 30-meter high Pöllat waterfall, huge rock towers, nicely formed plunge pools ... In the wild mountain stream Pöllat there are gravel banks on which you can splash around with children.

At the end of the path, you also experience the famous Mary’s bridge from a completely different perspective. The path leads over metal walkways and a path up to the castle and the bridge, which leads over to the Tegelberg. And again, from Mary’s bridge, which spans high above the deeply cut, one has a beautiful view over the gorge.

The Poellat Gorge (Pöllatschlucht) can be reached by car in about 25 minutes from the Hotel Bergpanorama Pfronten.

Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle

The Castle Neuschwanstein on a rock in Hohenschwangau near Füssen is Germany's most famous castle, which is visited by 1.5 million tourists every year. You just must see it! The fairy-tale castle is located near the Austrian border in Bavarian Allgäu. Neuschwanstein Castle - against the background of the Tegelberg - borders directly with the nature reserve Ammergebirge (Ammergauer Alps).

It is only 16 kilometers from Pfronten to the castle, so you need only 25 minutes to reach the castle from the Hotel Bergpanorama by car. From the car park and ticket center you must walk for about half an hour on the 1.5 km long, relatively steep path to the castle or drive for € 6 by horse-drawn carriage. The buses leave from the valley station (Am Alpseeparkplatz P4) to Mary’s Bridge. A beautiful hiking trail over the Geoge Pöllat leads directly to the castle gates.

Ludwig II (King of Bavaria 1864-1886) never wanted to make the castle accessible to the public; it was to serve as a retreat for the shy King. The abandoned ruins of the two fortresses Vorder- and Hinterhohenschwangau on the imposing ridge called "Youth" were dismantled and a medieval Hohenschwangau Castle (the name "Neuschwanstein" was created only after the death of the king) was built. The foundation stone for the new castle was laid on September 5, 1869. The castle was supposed to have over 200 different interiors, and only about 15 rooms were completed. King Ludwig II used the money from his private fortune for his construction projects. After a certain period, the king's private funds were no longer enough; he had to borrow new loans on an ongoing basis. Ludwig II lived only 172 days in the unfinished castle, then he was bankrupt. Since 1885 foreign banks threatened seizure. Ludwig II was declared "disturbed", incapacitated, arrested and interned in the Castle Berg. One day later, he died together with his psychiatrist under unexplained circumstances in the Lake Starnberg. Just six weeks after the king's death, the castle was opened to visitors. The current owner of the castle is the Free State of Bavaria.

The imposing North Tower is with its 65 meters the tallest building in the castle. A very special room is a small grotto, a colorfully lit stalactite cave, which is connected by a glass sliding door with the conservatory. The largest rooms of the castle are the magnificent Byzantine Throne Room and the Singer's Hall. The Throne Room is a dome-shaped building, which is modeled after the famous mosque Hagia Sophia. On the walls are Jesus, Mary, and John, six canonized kings, twelve disciples and apostles of Jesus. The Singer’s Hall (27 x 10 meters!) hosts castle concerts every year in September. Tickets can be ordered by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone: 08362 - 81 98 31.

The castle was meant to translate the operas of Ludwig’s favorite composer Richard Wagner into architecture. The story goes that King Ludwig II dedicated the castle to the composer with whom he was a close friend. The rooms in the castle were decorated with Ludwig’s favourite themes as the legend of the Holy Grail and works of Richard Wagner and Wolfram von Eschenbach. The singer's dispute, which is thematized in Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser", is depicted on the murals of the Singer's Hall.

The leitmotiv of the equipment of the Castle Neuschwanstein is the swan. The swan was the heraldic animal of the Counts of Schwangau, Ludwig' successor. The swan is a special “soul animal”, the Christian symbol of light, purity, and perfection.

The large glass panes of the conservatory open a fantastic view of the foothills of the Alps. Above the balcony of the Throne room, you can see the lake Alpsee, on the right - the smaller lake Schwansee and in the middle - the Hohenschwangau castle, where Ludwig II spent most of his childhood. Directly on the lake Schwansee is the Schwansee park, which is the starting point for many hikes.

Behind the castle is the Mary’s Bridge (Marienbrücke), named after the Prussian Queen Marie of Prussia, the wife of the father of Ludwig II. The bridge rises 90 meters above the Pöllat gorge and is therefore also called Pöllat Bridge. From  Mary’s Bridge, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Fairytale Castle and directly below the bridge is the approximately 30 -meter-high Pöllat waterfall.

The tickets for the castle are only available on the day of your visit at Ticket-Center Hohenschwangau below the castle. You can reserve the tickets up to 2 days before your desired visit to the castle. 

It can happen, especially in the months of July to September, all available tickets for Neuschwanstein is already sold out at lunchtime. The tour through the Neuschwanstein Castle is only possible as part of a guided tour (duration approx. 35 minutes). Castle tours take place daily between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (winter opening time) and 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (summer opening time).

Visit other castles in Ludwigshafen: Herrenchiemsee Castle and Linderhof Castle with botanical alpine garden in the heart of the Wetterstein Mountains near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The Ludwigs Festspielhaus on the west bank of Lake Forggensee in Füssen has been hosting a daily 3D stage show about Ludwig II and the musical Ludwig² since 2017. Directly on the Alpsee below Neuschwanstein Castle is the Museum of the Bavarian Kings.

The Gorge Starzlachklamm
The Gorge Starzlachklamm
The Gorge Starzlachklamm

The wild, romantic Starzlach gorge below the Grünten in Sonthofen is an impressive natural spectacle of the Alps. The natural creator of the gorge is the mountain brook Starzlach, which has created a narrow nummulitic limestone rocky gorge (Nummus = coin) on its way from over 1000 meters high. The Starzlach ("jumping over rocks Aach - torrent") rises between the Wertacher Hörnle and the Grünten and flows at Sonthofen in the Ostrach. In the gorge, its waterfalls from several waterfalls.

From the car park in Sonthofen-Winkel (about 40 minutes by car from the Hotel Bergpanorama away), it takes about 20 minutes through the forest to the hut Klammhütte. The very hospitable innkeeper Rudi Löwenhagen invites you to a cozy break with a hearty snack with cheese, ham, Viennese, Currywurst, etc. or to enjoy a fragrant coffee and homemade cake on the terrace overlooking the waterfall directly near the hut. There is also a cave corner with a heated mushroom, but also in the rustic hut, it is very cozy and cuddly. Starzlachklamm Directly below the hut, at the foot of the spectacular slide, the guests and hikers can swim in the washed-out pool.

The entrance fee for the preservation of the gorge is to be paid at the entrance to the gorge directly to the innkeeper Rudi: adults € 3.50 (with guest card € 3.00), children € 2.00 (with guest card € 1.50), groups from 10 pers -  2.50 per person.

The Starzlachklamm is open from 1 May to 1 November.

Canyoning in the Starzlachklamm: Explore the gorge from top to bottom under expert guidance. You can rappel, climb, slide (the 18-meter-long slide), jump (8 meters deep into the narrow gorge!), swim and sometimes even dive down the steep cliffs. The gorge offers at a large pool numerous jumps in different heights.  Before that, you should catch up on the weather conditions, as the amount of water in the ravines can rise very quickly.

The expansive overhangs in the upper part of the Starzlachklamm in the Allgäu Alps are ideal for sport climbing. Information with all routes is available in the climbing guide ALLGÄU from Panico-Verlag.

The Cable Car Alpspitzbahn in Nesselwang
The Cable Car Alpspitzbahn in Nesselwang
The Cable Car Alpspitzbahn in Nesselwang

From Hotel Bergpanorama you can reach the climatic health resort Nesselwang by bike in 20 minutes via the Kempten Str. / B309.

One of the best sights in Nesselwang is, of course, the cable car Alpspitzbahn.

With the gondola, you can drive from the valley station to the middle station. From here it goes with a small chairlift on to the summit. The view into the distance from here is terrific.

Two-piece gondola lift from the middle station leads directly into a beautiful hiking area with numerous pastures and huts.

On the descent, you can walk from the middle station to the summer toboggan run and take the summer toboggan run back to the valley station.

The special feature of the Alpspitzbahn is that gondolas and chair lifts are mixed. 4-seater chairs are much more pleasant in summer than gondolas, in the gondola, the stroller, and the dog can be taken. At the top station, you can also go in different ways with baby carriages.

Back from the mountain station down to the valley station in Nesselwang you can take the natural descent on path 4 "Waterfall Path". Finally, you’ll discover a beautiful waterfall at the end of the path.

Mountain Hike to Breitenberg
Mountain Hike to Breitenberg
Mountain Hike to Breitenberg

Ascent: 2:30 hours, descent: 1:45 hours.

Drive from Pfronten to Steinach, in Steinach turn right towards Tannheim/Grän, drive to the Fallmühle car park near Pfronten, from the car park near Fallmühle follow the road for a few metres towards Grän, on the left side of the road, take the signposted ascent to the Ostlerhütte.

After half an hour you already have a wonderful view of the Edelsberg and Einstein. A few minutes later you can enjoy the first view of Pfronten.

Slowly the mighty Aggenstein becomes visible and you can marvel at the roofs of Pfronten. After flat sections and steeper climbs, we hike to the Ostler Hut.

To the left of the Ostler Hut is the Forggensee.

Afterwards, we reach the summit cross of the Breitenberg with far-reaching views over the Ammergau Alps, the Wetterstein Mountains, and the Allgäu Alps!

Outdoor Experiences in Pfronten in the Allgaeu
Outdoor Experiences in Pfronten in the Allgaeu
Outdoor Experiences in Pfronten in the Allgaeu

Guided bike tour: We invite you to experience the mountain bike marathon route with the e-mountain bike with the stop in the quaint mountain hut Hündeleskopfhütte (1,180 meters) on the Hündeleskopf, between Pfronten and Nesselwang.

Snacks and dishes: Alpine cheese from Allgäu hay milk, Romadur with onions and bread, homemade pancake soup, cheese dumplings - the Allgäuer burger variant with onions, fresh parsley, and Emmentaler cheese and many other changing daily specials. Of course, for those who have a sweet tooth, there are Kaiserschmarrn (sugared, fluffy shredded pancake) and a lot of homemade cakes.

From the sun terrace of the hut Hündeleskopf you can even see the Zugspitze (the highest mountain in Germany) in good weather!

Duration: 5 hours.

Archery competition in the climbing forest Waldseilgarten Höllschlucht in the middle of the Allgäu (Bürgermeister-Franz-Keller-Straße 14, Pfronten-Kappel) with supervision and coaching by the former European Champion in the longbow shooting.

After the tournament, you will enjoy the snack and award ceremony with a trophy presentation in the Waldseilgarten. From the wooden hut, you can see Neuschwanstein Castle to the east and make beautiful panoramic photos.

Beach-Yoga in the outdoor swimming pool Alpenbad with a unique view of the Allgäu mountain landscape (Falkensteinweg 14, Pfronten)

After refreshment in the outdoor swimming pool Alpenbad (all-day use of the Alpenbad), the professional yoga teacher will guide you in the art of yoga on the clay court. Then there is the BBQ on the panoramic terrace of Alpenbadlounge.

Photo workshop: Practice units in a spectacular landscape on the mountain Breitenberg, theory lessons, tips and tricks from professional photographers, all-day workshop to put what you have learned into practice, lunch at the mountain hut Hochalphütte, free rides up and down with the cable car Breitenbergbahn for free.

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

Alpine garden tour with an expert, local leadership: Immerse yourself in the world of pastor Kneipps, study and taste local herbs from the herb kitchen and learn a lot of interesting facts about botany, geology, and insects in the Pfrontener Alpengarten (Garden of the Alps).

Fly fishing: The experienced local fly fisherman knows the best places in the two rivers Ach and Vils and takes a maximum of two guests, so optimal care is guaranteed.

Intuitive/traditional/mindful archery (shooting without sighting) with a trainer:

We invite you to get acquainted with intuitive archery in its originality and simplicity with the traditional longbow. Intuitive archery will train such skills as inner calm, stress reduction, mindfulness, the balance of tension and relaxation.

Participation is from 18 years; Duration 4 hours.

More on this topic in our previous post "Bookable Adventure Offers in Pfronten"

Book your Outdoor Experiences in Pfronten HERE.

Summer Holiday 2019 in Pfronten
Summer Holiday 2019 in Pfronten
Summer Holiday 2019 in Pfronten

The sun is shining, the summer of 2019 is really hot and the desire for a refreshment, be it in a natural mountain lake or in the open-air pool with an Alpine panorama is great. Here are a few tips for the most beautiful bathing opportunities around Pfronten:

Of course the Alpenbad Pfronten (Falkensteinweg 14) with a unique mountain panorama!

In the Alpenbad, a lazy river, sports and games attractions await you outside. The outdoor pool season is until 09.09.2019. The indoor pool with a large water slide and a rock grotto with cold waterfall and a toddler area, a winter garden with large sunbathing area and an outdoor hot water pool (with massage jets) is also open in winter. Children under 6 years are free.

The natural outdoor pool in the lake Weißensee near Füssen with sunbathing areas, children's playground, gastronomy, table tennis, volleyball court, campfire area, and boat rental is free of charge.

The romantic lakes near Pfronten - the Attlesee and Köglweiher - invite you to go hiking and swimming. With a valid day permit, fishing in the lake Kögelweiher is allowed. From Hotel Bergpanorama you can reach the lake Kögelweiher, which is only 5 km away, in about 20 minutes. The lake Attlesee is a bit further, 7 km from the Hotel-Restaurant Bergpanorama away, as it takes about 25 minutes by bike and about 13 minutes by car.

The Forggensee, with its numerous, free bathing beaches, is the most famous, the largest mountain lake near Pfronten. Dogs are allowed. The distance from the Hotel Bergpanorama is 18 km (via the B310).

But of course, you can also relax in our hotel's indoor pool, and enjoy a fresh Paulaner beer on our terrace with a mountain panorama :-)

Here you will find our offer "Summer 2019".

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The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World in Reutte
The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World in Reutte
The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World in Reutte

With a bridge length of 406 meters, the suspension bridge "Highline 179" is currently the longest bridge in the world in Tibet Style.

The bridge is accessible year-round. Highline179 connects two castles, the ruin Ehrenberg with the Fort Claudia. Ruin Ehrenberg was built in 1296. A short hiking trail leads further to Fort Claudia.

Above the hermitage, the 77-ton bridge reaches a height of 114 meters. It is 1.20 meters wide. At the same time, up to 500 people may be on the bridge. At night it is illuminated and especially beautiful and romantic.

A photo shooting point allows a fantastic view of Ehrenberg and the Reuttener valley basin. If you dare, you will experience a unique panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Address: Klause 1, 6600 Reutte. From Hotel Bergpanorama in Pfronten you need half an hour by car.

The bridge is open year-round from 8:00 to 22:00.

There are enough parking spaces directly in the area of ​​the exit to Klause.

Price: adults from 15 years - 8,00 EUR, children - 5,00 EUR.

Pfronten Outdoor App
Pfronten Outdoor App
Pfronten Outdoor App

Discover beautiful new routes and places on your next hiking tour in Pfronten!

For many popular tourist regions, there is now an app that shows the outdoor activities, the route records, and collections of exciting hiking or biking offers. Now we have such an app also in Pfronten!

With the help of the Pfronten Outdoor App, you can conveniently book from your mobile phone the little moments that make your life so special.

The app shows you comfortably and clearly the important information at a glance, e.g. tour suggestions for hikes or bike rides or an overview of our contemporary events in Pfronten. You can also record your own tours. The families with children have also easier: Only a few clicks and all approaches to the Pfrontener theme playgrounds (Knights playground, Indian playground, Planet playground (one of the first computer playgrounds in Germany), Robbery Nest at a glance.

With the new app, you get up-to-date information about open huts recommended cycling and hiking trails in each calendar month, current information on the closures of hiking routes and various leisure tips.

End with stressful detours! Download the new Pfronten Outdoor App by scanning the QR code below - you will be redirected to the App Store and after a short registration, you can now be on the road with lots of touring information in your pocket and experience the Allgäu mountains even more intensively!

Bookable Adventure Offers in Pfronten
Bookable Adventure Offers in Pfronten
Bookable Adventure Offers in Pfronten

Dear guests,

From now on you can easily book your outdoor experiences in Pfronten in the Allgäu online!

Guided hikes and mountain tours:

Mountain hike to Aggenstein (1985 m) on the border of Germany and Austria between Pfronten and the Tannheimer Tal. A beautiful summit with a panoramic view of the Tannheimer valley and the Ostallgäuer Lake Land, which can be climbed without mountaineering equipment. The scenic is unique!

Hut hike: Around Pfronten there are over a dozen managed rustic huts and Alps (Gundhütte, Ostlerhütte, Kalbelehof Alpe, Dinserhütte, Alpe Kögelhof, Kappeler Alp ...) and every 2 weeks it goes in a full-day hike to another hut.

Summit tour with an overnight stay in the Ostler hut (1838 m): two guided summit tours on two days, dinner and breakfast high above Pfronten on the summit of the Breitenberg.

Hike on the Drachenblick (“Dragon View”): a wonderful panoramic view over the Pfrontener Valley and the Allgäu Alps from the castle ruins of Hohenfreyberg and Eisenberg.

Yoga on the mountain: Practicing yoga high up in the idyll of the Allgäu mountains - clear fresh mountain air, the scent of mountain herbs, the sun on your skin make the experience even more intense.

Hiking and yodeling in a fantastic setting on the mountain: Collect your entire vocal volume and let out over the mountains. It's much easier to yodel on the mountain than in a room!

Adventure hike to the farm: Do you want to milk a cow once in a lifetime? You'll be surprised how soft and warm a cow is and how exhausting a few drops of self-tapped milk are ...

Mountain hike with paragliding tandem flight: hike to the summit of the Breitenberg, circle and float with a specially trained tandem pilot - silently as a bird - through the air back into the valley.

Five days, five mountain tours - every morning another summit: Aggenstein, Einstein, Große Schlicke ...

Streambed safari in the river Vils: What do you catch in the Vils? The questions about the fish species in the Vils have accumulated lately ...

Moor hike in the Pfrontener Moos: On nature trails and guided moorland hikes you get exciting insights into the history and the flora and fauna of the Allgäuer bogland.

Herb Hiking: Keep the ancestral knowledge alive! Immerse yourself in the world of local herbs and learn tips for the detection and proper collection of wild herbs.

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Places of Interest in Kempten
Places of Interest in Kempten
Places of Interest in Kempten

Here are some sights in Kempten, the capital of Upper Allgäu:

Archaeological Park Cambodunum: with the Gallo-Roman temple district, the Basilica of the Forum and the small thermal baths.

Museums: Roman Museum, Allgäu Castle Museum, Alpine Gallery, Alpine Museum, Kempten Art Gallery, Natural History Museum, State Rooms in the Residence.

Cambodunum Park: 1 March to 30 November Tuesday to Sunday, 10-17 hrs, open on Mondays on public holidays. Cambodunumweg 3, 87437 Kempten.

Roman Museum, an archaeological and folkloristic museum: Residenzplatz 31, 87435 Kempten; Opening hours: from 01 April to 31 October every Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Alpine Museum: Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00, closed 24/25/31 December, 1 January, and Carnival Tuesday; public guided tours every Saturday at 14.00.

The Alpine Museum in Kempten houses the largest exhibition of Alpine history in Europe!

Staterooms in the residence: April - September: Tuesday to Sunday, 09.00 - 15.45 h; October: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 - 16.00 h; November, January - March: Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 - 16.00 h; December during the Christmas market: 12.15 - 16.00 h; access only with a guided tour every 45 min.

The residence, built in the middle of the 17th century is the first baroque monastery in Germany!

Trains from Pfronten-Weißbach to Kempten (Allgäu) main station: Average journey time - 46 minutes. Rail connections per day - 17. Distance – 22 km.

Departure times from Pfronten-Weißbach to Kempten (Allgäu) main station can be found here.

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Butterfly Adventure World in Pfronten
Butterfly Adventure World in Pfronten
Butterfly Adventure World in Pfronten

In the Pfrontener butterfly garden, you can admire small as well as large, colorful, tropical butterflies from South America, Asia, and Africa. In search of nectar, they flutter around the visitors and can be seen during a tour from nearby, in the midst of a tropical plant world.

Experience the development of butterflies with all stages of life from the egg to the caterpillar to the pupa!

In addition, iguanas, turtles, a chameleon, and African parrots can be admired here.

For the small appetite, there is the aromatic coffee from Costa Rica, homemade cakes, cool fruit cocktails, sandwiches and much more.

Let yourself be carried away to a small tropical world of magic!

Summer opening times (March to September):

Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 to 16:30

Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)

Address: Gernweg 5, 87459 Pfronten - Weissbach

Tel .: +49 8363/393

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Golf Near Pfronten
Golf Near Pfronten
Golf Near Pfronten

There are 8 golf clubs near Pfronten: Golf course Sonnenalp (25 km), golf course Oberallgaeu (25,5 km), golf course Auf der Gsteig (22,5 km), Golf Club Oberstdorf e.V. (30 km), Golfpark Schloßgut Lenzfried (22 km), Golfclub Hellengerst (27 km), Golfplatz Stenz (25,5 km) and Golfanlage Alpenseehof (Attlesee 14) in Nesselwang.

Alpenseehof is only 6 km away from Pfronten.  The golf course, driving range and GreenVieh-Alp are now open! There are wonderful views of the mountain world of the Allgäu Alps in Bavaria.

The 9-hole golf course is situated in a magnificent Alpine foothillscape, on the Attlesee landscape and nature reserve. A small highlight is the "shuttle traffic". The golf player reaches the holes 1, 2 and 3 by cart. The game is played "on foot" and the cart takes him back to tee 4.

After the round of golf the cosy "Greenvieh-Alp" with its sun terrace invites you to stop for a break.

The range fee includes the use of the driving range, putting green, pitch & chip green and costs only € 7 per day (children up to 18 years - € 3.50).

Directions: Between Nesselwang and Seeg in Attlesee. Via the A7: Exit Nesselwang, turn right and follow the signs to the golf course.

Phone: 0049 8361/925834

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Music Concerts in Fuessen
Music Concerts in Fuessen
Music Concerts in Fuessen

In the magnificent Emperor's Hall of the Benedictine monastery St. Mang, renowned, outstanding musicians and ensembles will perform from May to August 2019:

Choir from Cremona and Colloquiumchor Füssen, Saturday, 4th of  May at 20.00 o'clock

Füssener Music Night, Saturday, 18.05.2019. Start: 19.00 o'clock

Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera with arias and ensembles by Handel, Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti, Friday, May 24, 2019, starting at 8 p.m.

Minetti Quartet with the music of Joseph Haydn, Edmund Finnis and Antonín Dvorak, Thursday, 06 June 2019, 20.00 o'clock

Ardinghello Ensemble of four renowned string players and the solo flutist of the Freiburger Baroque Orchestra Karl Kaiser, Friday, June 14, 2019, starting at 8 p.m.

Family concert: the fairy tale "The King has laughed", read by author Julie Fellmann, with music and sounds accompanied by Quadro Nuevo, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Start: 15.00 p.m.

Charly Augschöll & Hotline Band with the outstanding European saxophonist, improviser and singer Charly Augschöll, Wednesday, 07. August 2019. Start: 20.00 o'clock

Address: Lechhalde 3, 87629 Füssen

You can find more concerts and information here.

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Romantic Hiking Tour Along the Vils
Romantic Hiking Tour Along the Vils
Romantic Hiking Tour Along the Vils

The village Pfronten lies at the foot of the Breitenberg mountain at an altitude of 853 m, nestled in a wide valley plain in the midst of the Allgäu high Alps. The state-approved climatic health resort Pfronten has favourable climatic conditions in all seasons and is an ideal holiday resort in all seasons.

The transition from the gentle foothills of the Alps to the rugged high mountains with wide valleys, clear rivers, and lakes, colourful meadows, and pastures dominate the landscape.

In Pfronten you can relax at the Vils and forget your everyday life. Take a beautiful, relaxed hike along the Vils (length 6.6 km), which takes you back to the starting point on a circular trail. The romantic forest route begins at the Indian playground in the Vilstal, behind the inn "Vilstalsäge". From there it goes in the direction of Scheidbach Alpe, and further in the direction of "Kalbelehof Alpe" - always beautiful along the Vils. Shortly before the Alpe you cross the bridge over the Vils and return to the starting point on a circuit.

The Kalbelehof Alpe (open from June to September) is a nice place to stop for refreshments along the way.

The film "Pfronten and the Vils Valley" can be found here

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Forest Ropes Course Höllschlucht in Pfronten Kappel
Forest Ropes Course Höllschlucht in Pfronten Kappel
Forest Ropes Course Höllschlucht in Pfronten Kappel

The adventure high ropes course “Höllschluch” in Pfronten starts the new season on 13 April 2019!

11 courses with over 100 varied tasks, climbing into the treetops, archery on 3D targets (animal dummies) and seminars on intuitive archery, sleeping in the tree...

The snacks in the kiosk are served with regional products. There are also snacks, pizzas, tarte flambée, coffee and various delicious cakes, muffins, ice cream and soft drinks, non-alcoholic beer or wheat.

Opening hours:

13.04. - 28.04.2019 - Easter daily - 10 - 17 o'clock
29.04. - 07.06.2019 - Sat, Sun, holidays/bridge days - 10 - 17 o'clock
08.06. - 09.09.2019 - Summer daily - 10 - 18 o'clock
01.08. - 31.08.2019 - August daily - 09 - 18 o'clock
10.09. - 03.11.2019 - Autumn daily - 10 - 17 o'clock

Location: Bürgermeister-Franz-Keller-Straße, 87459 Pfronten-Kappel

Get to know the fascination of archery! Sleep in the portaledge (a hanging tent system designed for rock climbers) or on the platform in the trees at a height of approx. 7 m, grill together at the exit of the Höllschlucht gorge and experience a very special night in nature!

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The PfrontenCard - Hotel Bergpanorama
The PfrontenCard - Hotel Bergpanorama
The PfrontenCard - Hotel Bergpanorama

The PfrontenCard offers free use of bus and train. For example, you can take the bus to Neuschwangau Castle or Neuschwanstein Castle for free, or catch a train to Kempten or Füssen.

You will receive your personal PfrontenCard free of charge upon arrival for the entire duration of the holiday.

With the PfrontenCard you get the discounted entrance to the Alpenbad Pfronten. The card entitles to discounted entry

Eissporthalle Pfronten

Breitenberg and Hochalpbahn Pfronten

Performances of the Bauernbühne Pfronten etc.

We wish all our guests a lot of fun with the PfrontenCard!

More information can be found at

Alpine Cheese from Pfronten in the Allgäu
Alpine Cheese from Pfronten in the Allgäu
Alpine Cheese from Pfronten in the Allgäu

Enjoy the cheese specialties of our dairy farmers!

At the Bantschar with a small farmer's museum in the former stable building (Tiroler Straße 38, 87459 Pfronten) you get a great treat on Allgäu cheese specialties: everything regional and natural! The cattle feed comes from our pastures and mountain meadows, up to 1200 m altitude, with about 50 different species of grasses and alpine herbs. Mountain flowers, spicy mountain herbs, and lush grass give the milk and later the cheese an incomparable taste. In winter, the cows get to eat the sun-dried hay from these mountain meadows.

The paradise for cheese lovers: Hochalp cheese, Rossi, Heublumenkäs, Allgäu Emmentaler, wild garlic cream cheese, Senna cheese with fenugreek, goat Camembert and -Brie, White Goats cheese, Romadur, Pompadour, Mozzarella, Mountain cheese, Zicorino, Weißlacker ... Top advice and great selection!

The Allgäu cheese flavored with local herbs tastes really great. A few kinds of cheese are refined with Allgäuer mountain and meadow herbs.

And here is another tip for the cheese lovers:

Would you like to know how the Allgäu mountain cheese and other cheese specialties are produced in the traditional way? Learn all about the Allgäu Cheese Road from the Alps to Lake Constance! Stop by, make cheese in the cheese school yourself, taste it, ask questions, take a guided tour through the dairy - the alpine dairies of the Allgäu cheese route have something for every taste.

Explore the "Allgäu Cheese Road" by bike! The path is well signposted and the numerous alpine dairies and rustic Bavarian restaurants promise to strengthen you on the way.

Watch our video "Pfronten - a Huge Farm"

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A Day Trip to Kempten
A Day Trip to Kempten
A Day Trip to Kempten

What to do if in Pfronten is a bad weather?

Take a day trip to Kempten! Travel comfortably from Pfronten to Kempten (Allgäu) East by train. You can also board in Pfronten-Weißbach, our Hotel Bergpanorama is just a 6-minute walk from Pfronten-Weissbach train station away.

Departure times from Pfronten-Weissbach to Kempten (Allgäu) Hbf you will find here.

The Forum Allgäu invites you to shop in the middle of Kempten, especially in bad weather. You can find out how exactly you can reach the Forum Allgäu here. It takes about half an hour by car. Ample parking is available.

The shopping center in the Allgäu is a large shopping center over 3 floors. It is the largest center in the Allgäu. The Forum is a nice shopping street with hundreds of shops, also enough restaurants and snack islands are available.

Here and there are also thematic exhibitions for Easter or Christmas; Again and again events and other celebrations (cars, face painting, etc.) take place. The Forum Allgäu is especially great in the winter time! 29.11. - 23.12.2018: Christmas in the Forum Allgäu Kempten - "Dream a little Dream" with a varied Christmas program for young and old visitors.

Christmas Buffet in the Restaurant Bergpanorama
Christmas Buffet in the Restaurant Bergpanorama
Christmas Buffet in the Restaurant Bergpanorama

Dear friends of the house, dear guests,

at the end of the year, we offer festive buffets and entertaining evenings with culinary delights at Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Enjoy Christmas Eve in our Restaurant Bergpanorama! On December 24, 2018, we will treat you to a festive Christmas Eve buffet from 6:00 pm in a contemplative atmosphere.

From 18.00: Aperitif at the hotel bar

From 19.00 clock: Christmas Eve buffet



Boiled tranches of the Barbary duck breast on chutney

Braised medallions of the young pig

Mixed smoked fish from the Alpine foothills

Sun tomatoes filled with smoked salmon

Main dishes

Crispy roast goose fresh out of the tube

Fried fillet of river salmon

Braised by Highland beef

Red cabbage, dumplings, rice, Brussels sprouts, salsify, baked potatoes


Plum & cinnamon cream

Mousse in white from coffee and espresso dumpling

Buffet price: 40,50 €

 (Only with reservation 4 days before)

We look forward to you!

The menu on the 1st Christmas Day is here.

The menu on the 2nd Christmas Day is here.

Christmas Dinner on the 25th of December
Christmas Dinner on the 25th of December
Christmas Dinner on the 25th of December

It's THAT time again: Christmas is around the corner, the time of lights and gifts, the time of inner peace and get-together, and of course the time of delicious food. Not everyone wants to cook a lavish feast for the loved ones during the Christmas season. You are too? Then you are in good hands in our Restaurant Bergpanorama :-)

On the 1st and 2nd of Christmas, we offer our rich gourmet buffet from 18 o’clock.

The menu on the 1st Christmas Day:


• Fine cream of porcini mushrooms and croutons of rosemary

• Terrine of Pfrontner vegetables in three colors

• Winter salad with artichokes

• Alpine fish in aspic

• Cooked chicken in bacon

Main dishes

• Savvy back of mountain boar in a cream sauce of juniper berries

• Glazed rabbit clubs

• Filet of the Mediterranean morass

• Spaetzle, raspberry, buttered potatoes, kohlrabi vegetables, savoy cabbage; lye dumplings


• Fine cream from the baked apple

• Mousse of sweet chestnuts

• Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn with raisins

Buffet price: 32,50 €

The menu on the 2nd Christmas Day 

Christmas Buffet in the Restaurant Bergpanorama
Christmas Buffet in the Restaurant Bergpanorama
Christmas Buffet in the Restaurant Bergpanorama

Are you still looking for festive delicacies for your Christmas? With us, you can completely relax and reflect on this beautiful time, because we stand for you in the kitchen and conjure up a delicious festive dinner.

Dear guests, on the 26th of December we organize a Christmas buffet and welcome you to our house!

Time: from 18:00 clock. We recommend reserving early! Limited places!

Reservations: Tel .: +49 (0) 8363-911 90, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


• French onion soup with marjoram

• All kinds of generic with different dips

• Potatoes au gratin with mountain cheese

• Poacher plate with smoked specialties

• Lentil vegetables with lye dip

Main dishes

• Pheasant roasted in the oven

• Sour roast from the Allgäu

• Grilled monkfish

• Champagne cabbage, Swabian potato noodles, Bavarian bread dumplings, green beans, steamed potatoes


• Mousse au champagne

• Beaten from gingerbread

• Welfen cream

Buffet price: 30,50 €

New Year's Eve Buffet "5 Continents"
New Year's Eve Buffet "5 Continents"
New Year's Eve Buffet "5 Continents"

The tastiest New Year's Eve in Pfronten, with refined delicacies from hearty to sweet on December 31, 2018!

From 18.30 - aperitif at the hotel bar. From 7 pm our kitchen crew presents an exclusive New Year's Eve buffet "5 Continents" from the river, land, and sea...


• Creamy soup of lobster with caviar and crayfish tails

• Asia lobster surimi

• Sushi tuna in sesame

• Barbarie duck breast in chardonnay sauce

• Fillet of pork with shrimp peppered on tomato chutney

• Guinea-fowl gelatin

• Alpine terrine from the wild

• Serrano ham / colorful antipasti / buffalo mozzarella

Main dishes

• Poached fish fillets

• Salmon-stewed sides of the salmon river

• The U.S. beef neck braised 

• Black pasta with crayfish and scampi

• Of market fresh vegetable lasagna

• Schnitzel

Vegetables and side dishes buffet


• Mousse of mango and apricot on baked apple

• Puff pastry filled with ricotta

• Zupa Inglese

• Caramelized egg pudding with fresh fruits

• Cassis cream with fresh blueberries

• Chocolate fountain 

• 10:00 pm Ice Bomb

Midnight Snack

Goulash soup, smoked sausages, mountain cheese, bread selection/baguette

Price: 51,00 € per person (menu only - 45 €). Children up to 6 years - free. From 6 years - € 1.50 per year of life.

 Reservations: +49 (0) 8363-911 90 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cocktails in the Restaurant Bergpanorama
Cocktails in the Restaurant Bergpanorama
Cocktails in the Restaurant Bergpanorama

Enjoy exotic cocktails at the bar in the Hotel-Restaurant Bergpanorama!

Grasshopper (crème de menthé, crème de cacao, cream)

„What’s enjoyable about this drink is its silken, ropy texture, which you can get only from the cream.“

Dale DeGroff: The Essential Cocktail (2008)

Pina Colada (rum, cocos, pineapple, cream)

Rightly a true classic!

Waki Woo Wiki (Lillet, apple juice, lime, strawberry sauce, passion fruit, basil)

The current trend cocktail!

Zombie (rum, Triple Sec, passion fruit, lemon, orange, pineapple, grenadine)

A very strong cocktail!

Cuba Libre (rum, lime, cola)

Mojito Classico (rum, lime, mint, sugar)

Coconut Kiss Alcohol-free (cocos, orange, pineapple, grenadine, cream)

Enter the World of iSKI
Enter the World of iSKI
Enter the World of iSKI

Are you planning your winter vacation in Bavaria? Do you like skiing? How about the holiday with us in Pfronten in Ostallgäu? Our hotel is only 3.8 km from the ski center Pfronten-Steinach, 4.3 km from the Breitenbergbahn and 6.3 km from the Alpspitzbahn Nesselwang away. And here you find our top winter deal!

Download the iSKI app and find out more! The free app iSki Deutschland for iPhone and Android integrates around 60 ski areas throughout Germany and also provides good real-time information.

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Trail Pfronten - Alatsee
Trail Pfronten - Alatsee
Trail Pfronten - Alatsee

Hike to the lake Alatsee directly from Pfronten over the Zirmenweg! The Alatsee is located 500 meters south of the lower lake Weißensee, directly on the border with Austria, it is a very nice spots Allgäu near Tyrol.

There are many myths and legends around the lake Alatsee. Ancient legends tell of mythical creatures that live there in the mountainsides. But also from the Salober Ghost who is there to haunt, such as a white woman and the key monk of Faulenbach. Even dwarfs are supposed to do their mischief there and promise gold to people.

According to rumors, gold deposits and inventory of securities of the German (Bank of Germany), which had previously been stored at Neuschwanstein Castle, were hidden at the bottom of the lake in the Second World War.

The lake is surrounded by forest, with the mountains in the background, and is the ideal place for hikers and cyclists who want to take a short break from the stresses of everyday life.

The loop around the Alatsee can also be combined with the round trip around the Weißensee. The lake is surrounded by a beautiful mountain panorama. Especially in the mornings and evenings, he looks just like in a fairytale! In summer, the clear Weißensee with sensational color is used with pleasure as a bathing lake by both locals and tourists. In the winter it is a wonderful place for skating.

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Restaurant Bergpanorama - Stopover for Travel Groups
Restaurant Bergpanorama - Stopover for Travel Groups
Restaurant Bergpanorama - Stopover for Travel Groups

Due to its proximity to the Neuschwanstein Castle and the magnificent view of the Alps, our Restaurant Bergpanorama in Pfronten is an ideal stopover for lunch, dinner and coffee for your travel groups.

It consists of 3 separate rooms with a total capacity of approx. 180 seats. (breakfast hall - up to 90 persons, parlour - up to 60 persons, fireplace room - up to 36 persons).

Our bar is the place to be before and after dinner. You can enjoy your drink  outside and be so very close to nature! Our terrace in front of the hotel offers a beer garden atmosphere in the summer months and a wonderful, unobstructed view of the Alps. Relish best of Bavaria and the best of Bavarian beer while watching the sun setting over the mountains at our restaurant Bergpanorama!

The bus parking lot is free and sufficiently available, you have the possibility for residual waste disposal. The large parking spot is located in the immediate vicinity of the restaurant.

Service for a bus driver and a tour guide -  a meal and a drink for free.

Reservations required one week before.

Excursion destinations in the area: Neuschwanstein Castle is approx.. 16 km from the hotel-restaurant Bergpanorama away, Hohenswangau Castle (17 km), historic town of Füssen (15 km), Falkenstein Castle (8 km), Breitenberg (approx. 7 km), castle Hohenfreyenberg (approx. 6 km), city Innsbruck (approx. 100 km), cities Lindau Bregenz at the Bodensee (100 km), city Garmisch-Partenkirchen (100 km).

The Hotel-Restaurant Bergpanorama is located in Pfronten-Weißbach in the Ostallgäu, only 5 km from the Austrian border away. It lies on the northern edge of the Allgäu Alps. Journey description: On the A96 coming from Munich the exit Kaufbeuren on the B12, at Kreen / Altdorf B16 direction Füssen / Marktoberdorf, on E532 on Eisenberg and mountain to Pfronten. Coming from Innsbruck on the A12, take the Mötz exit onto the L336 towards Barwies / on the B189 towards Hassereith / on the B179 towards Vlies and the L69 to Pfronten.

Folk Costume Market
Folk Costume Market
Folk Costume Market

In Pfronten in the Ostallgäu, everything revolves around the Allgäu traditional garment this weekend. On August 11th and on August 12th, from 11am to 5pm, the 12th Pfrontener Trachtenmarkt takes place. Trachtenmarkt in Pfronten is one of the most popular markets of folk costumes in Bavaria! Handicraft fans will find here many things that are otherwise difficult to obtain.

You can expect a varied supporting program: live music, folk dances in traditional Bavarian costumes - everything revolves around dirndls and customs here. Many different qualified skilled worker show their handmade works of art. Diverse range of fine cloths, elegant traditional Bavarian fashion, regional craftwork, exclusive living design and extraordinary gifts are waiting for you.

Enjoy the freshly tapped delicious beer, coffee, handmade cakes and snacks, regional specialties from the Allgäu.

Learn more about the Bavarian tradition: In the town hall pavilion there is an exhibition around the national costumes. Here you get a lot of suggestions and expert advice.

More information can be found here

We are looking forward to your visit!

Cycle Tour Pfronten-Tannheimer Tal
Cycle Tour Pfronten-Tannheimer Tal
Cycle Tour Pfronten-Tannheimer Tal

This popular bike tour is about 30 km long, it runs on scenic paths and roads through the valleys of Vils, Seebach and Steinacher Ach.

Short description: Guest information in Pfronten - signposting "Gasthof Vilstal" - along the Vils - border Germany-Austria - the Kälberhof-Alpe - marking "Rehbach" with red cross – inn "Alpenrose" - signposting "Schattwald" - street to Tannheim - left to "Kappl" and "Wies" - signposting "Zöblen" - signposting "Rundwanderweg" - Kinzerle - signposting "Lohmoos" - signposting "Tannheim" - over the Berger Ache - underpass to Tannheim - "Grän" on a green sign - to Innergschwend - signposting "Grän" to the right - signposting "Pfronten" - through the Engetal to Germany - the valley Achtal - along the Steinacher Achen - Fallmühle (restaurant) - signposting "Pfronten-Dorf" - marking "Pfronten".

Enough cycling for today? Are you hungry? Welcome to the Restaurant Bergpanorama in Pfronten-Weißbach!

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Music Concerts in August
Music Concerts in August
Music Concerts in August

Until the beginning of October, the stand concerts in our cultural park take place regularly. Admission is free.

On the 5th of August the BlasCapella from Donauwörth, on the 11th of August - the Musikkapelle Rückholz, on the 12th of August - the Jugendkapelle Harmoniemusik Pfronten, on the 19th of August - the Musikkapelle Willofs and on the 26th of August - the Musikkapelle Pinswang.

The wide repertoire ranges from traditional brass music to light music with rock and pop to concert music.

Until mid-October, the Kolping Family Pfronten plays on Wednesday at 20 clock in the parish of St. Nicholas, Dr. Kohnle Weg 1, Pfronten-Ried. On the 26th of August the organ improvisation concert will take place here. The visitors can bring their music wishes into the program.

On the 2nd of August, the 16th of August and the 30th of August, starting at 8 pm, visitors can enjoy music in the Auferstehungskirche in Pfronten-Heitlern.

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Mountain Meadow Festival in Pfronten
Mountain Meadow Festival in Pfronten
Mountain Meadow Festival in Pfronten

The village and mountain meadow festival is celebrated every 2 years in Pfronten. The highlight of the festival is the coronation of the Mountain Meadow Queen.

Jumping in the haystacks will certainly be a lot of fun for the kids, and parents can compete in the Hoinzen (hanging up the hay on Hoinzen).

The wooden drying racks are called Hoinzen in Bavaria. In this unique competition you will be transferred to the former mountain farming, a very good film from 1942 on this topic is available on Youtube.

The village and mountain meadow festival  takes place on 21 - 22 July 2018 on the grounds of the parish home in Pfronten -Ried. To stay overnight you are welcome in our Hotel Reikartz Bergpanorama Pfronten!

Come by, try the Great Haystack schnapps, the Mountain Lemonade Heugäuer and many other delicious Bavarian delicacies.

More information can be found here

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Holidays in the Ostallgäu
Holidays in the Ostallgäu
Holidays in the Ostallgäu

Pfronten in Bavaria is ideal for day trips: to the castle ruins Sulzberg, Neuschwanstein Castle, the island of Mainau in Lake Constance, to Kempten or in the Allgäu High Alps.

The landscape may be enjoyed e.g. on the day tour "Drachenblick" (13.7 km). This hike takes about 4 hours, it leads to the twin ruins of Hohenfreyberg and Eisenberg.

Pfronten in the Allgäu is a wonderful spot for the bikers. You cycle through wide valleys, take breaks at the picturesque lakes, also the old town Füssen near Pfronten can be explored by bike. Bicycles can be rented here.

The following services with the Königscard are free for you:

Summer (May to October): Daily 1/2 day e-bike rental, daily 1-day MTB, city bike or trekking bike rental.

Learn to Yodel in Pfronten
Learn to Yodel in Pfronten
Learn to Yodel in Pfronten

"Yodelling is when the sun rises inside you" (Alfons Hasenknopf)

The yodelling course will take place on Saturday, June 30th at 3:00 pm in the "Werkstadel" behind the guest house, Vilstalstraße 2, Pfronten-Ried.

Register at the "Haus des Gastes" until Friday, 4 pm. Participation is free with the KönigsCard, and the KönigsCard is free for guests of the Hotel Reikartz Bergpanorama Pfronten.

No prior knowledge necessary! The course offer is especially aimed at beginners. The yodeling in the group brings a lot of joy, you will laugh a lot and learn a lot!

"Hol-la-di-o, dul-je, dje-ho-ri-ridl, di-ri-di-ri-a-ha" !!! We wish you a lot of fun and success with the yodelling course!

Street Party in Pfronten
Street Party in Pfronten
Street Party in Pfronten

On Sunday, July 8, the community of Pfronten cordially invites you to the 1st Pfrontner Street Festival. On the Allgäuer road between the Pfarrheim and the Sparkasse you can expect many surprises. In the evening there will be a great party in Pfronten! And 'Losamol' gives a live concert!

Location: Pfronten - Ried

Free car parking available

Special train from Kempten to Pfronten - Ried in cooperation with the DB Regio Bayern.

Start 12:00    End 24:00

You can stay overnight at the Reikartz Hotel Bergpanorama in Pfronten-Weißbach.

More information can be found here

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Creative Course in the Art Studio
Creative Course in the Art Studio
Creative Course in the Art Studio

Nothing offers as much freedom as the art...

Intuitive painting unique "Malzutaten". Experience this free and sensual style of painting in a private atmosphere in studio COLOR POWER.

A secret tip for art enthusiasts who want to experience themselves creative-active on holiday. Creating something unique - that makes you happy and is wellness for the soul.

Beginning with the frame construction / frame covering is available for the further development of your art work a wide range of nature - materials such as earth, spices, precious stones, dazzling color pigments and metals available. Let your imagination run wild and enjoy the "off time" in my studio COLOR POWER. No experience is necessary!

Registration until Monday - 16:00 pm - "Guest House".

Space is limited - max. 5 participants.

Culture in the Pfrontener Kurpark - Sounds and Dances
Culture in the Pfrontener Kurpark - Sounds and Dances
Culture in the Pfrontener Kurpark - Sounds and Dances

Every summer a varied program is offered to tourists who are interested in culture and locals in the spa gardens in Pfronten.

From May to October, regional music groups perform at the conserts. The concerts are always held on Sundays from 11:00 to 12:00 in the spa park in Pfronten-Heitlern. The visit is free for locals and guests. Each concert is designed by a music group from the Ostallgäu or the neighboring Tyrol. Just in time for the beginning of the concert season, the fountains and water features in the park are going into operation.

On Sunday, the 6th of May, the annual stand concerts begin. The first performance has the music band Maria-Rain.

Always at 11:00 am, with free entry until October 01, 2018, there will be fifteen different music groups for guests and locals.

More information about the cultural program can be found on the Pfronten website.

Your Majesty Reads!
Your Majesty Reads!
Your Majesty Reads!

The Eiskeller is a well-known gem in Pfronten and has often been the scene of smaller events. Now, the traditional building was breathed new life and turned into a true cultural stage. From 2018, events from the fields of theater, cabaret and music will take place here regularly.

The series of events will take place on Thursday, May 03, 2018 with the theater evening "Your Majesty Reads!" . The reading with Wolfgang Seidenberg from "The sovereign reader" accompanied by Mike Dahlmann at the bagpipe starts at 8 pm.

"The dogs were to blame. For some reason, they ran across the terrace, barking as if obsessed, hopped down the steps, and turned the corner of the house, where they could be heard barking slightly. It was the book library of the County Library of the City of Westminster. "In the novel "The Sovereign Reader" by British author Alan Bennett, the Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England discovers the world of literature. She learns how one book leads to the next, how more and more doors open, and how the reading changes them. We not only meet with her the bizarre and eccentric people of her environment, but also poets and their works. "Bennett shows us how clever and charming what literature can do with one." (NZZ)

Actor Wolfgang Seidenberg (Marienhof, Salzburg Festival, Dahoam is Dahoam u.v.a.) brings all the funny and bizarre nuances masterfully and makes for a wonderfully cheerful evening with entertaining literature, musically accompanied by Mike Dahlmanns and the sounds of his Scottish bagpipe.

Please find more information here