Breitachklamm in Winter | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Oliver Farys

04 Dec. 2018 · Winter Activities
Hiking on rainy days | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Dominik Berchtold
Louisa Hieke

Winter tips off the beaten track

Take a break from skiing or maybe the snowflakes are so thick, you can't see your own hand?  That sounds like a day full of coziness and a hot cup of chocolate!

Outdoor-Rules

Do you still have your yellow rain boots in the closet? And what about the rain cape hidden under the bike saddle? Pack it all up & you are well prepared for vacation in the beautiful mountains of Kleinwalsertal.

Breitachklamm | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Dominik Berchtold

Let yourself get fascinated!

Let yourself be enchanted by an ice world, as it only exists in the fairy tale of the Ice Princess with sparkling icicles, dense ice curtains, frozen waterfalls and sinister caves. Do not miss the natural spectacle of the Breitachklamm in winter!

Tip: Hike to Breitachklamm

Walser house in Winter | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Oliver Farys

Collect crystals and count icicles

When the sun's rays are behind the clouds and the hand is barely visible, it wanders most comfortably over the winter hiking trails. Count the icicles on the densely snowed houses or build a snowman. a hot chocolate is already waiting in the next hut!

Tip: Find the right tour for easy hiking in the sleet.

 

Turn pirouettes on our ice rink!

Do you remember, at that when you were a child, trying to make turns on skids, to change direction or even to brake? So if the view is not good enough for skiing or you might just want a break... let's go ice skating! In winter of 2018/2019 the ice rink in Riezlern opens its doors with food and drink.

Kulturweg Stefan Heim | © Kleinwalsertal Tourism eGen | Photographer: Dominik Berchtold

In the tracks of the Walser!

You hear many legends and stories but the best and truest Walser stories still tell the eyewitnesses. On the hikes through Riezlern, Hirschegg and Mittelberg, atonement crosses, Walser houses, chapels and bridges portray the stories of the Walser in their very own way. And the best is, that you can also can listen to it on a potcast!

Tip: Cultural hike through Kleinwalsertal

Indoor-Regeln

If your holiday is not spectacular enough yet, it will now be action packed and full of knowlegde!

Climbing hall informpark Oberstdorf | © informpark Oberstdorf

Team up!

Higher and higher, the adrenalin goes up - which step will I take next? Even climbers will not come out of training on rainy days and can really challenge themselves while indoor climbing and bouldering, improve their strategies and achieve success.

informpark Oberstdorf
swoboda alpine in Kempten
Kraftwerk in Biessenhofen

Tip: The very small action heroes should not miss a visit to Allgäulino in Wertach!

Water park Wonnemar from the inside | © Wonnemar Sonthofen

You are never too old!

Water slides are just for kids? No way! The more overcoming it takes, the more fun it is to go down the black hole in the dark or look down in the kamikaze slide.

Tip: In the morning, 20 tracks to wake up, then slide down the Crazy River and for connoisseurs we recommend a heat up in the saune with the herbal infusion.

Wonnemar Sonthofen
Aquaria in Oberstaufen
Alpspitz-Bade-Center in Nesselwang

Inatura Dornbirn | © Inatura Dornbirn

Stay curious!

Encouraging Gentoo penguins to swim in the competition, explore the heat zones of your own body, observe an avalanche from a bird's eye view and discover the exciting myths of the oceans - sounds like the coolest rainy day of all time!

A visit at Inatura in Dornbirn and SEALife in Konstanz offers the full amount of knowledge to see, feel, listen and marvel.

Castle Neuschwanstein in winter | © Bayrische Schlösserverwaltung | Photographer: Anton Brandl

Be King for a day!

Well admitted, that will not work quite well. But to get a glimpse into the life of King Ludwig II. and to imagine how he went up and down in the throne room making important decisions, sounds exciting! And what has Richard Wagner to do with King Ludwig II.? Find out!

Neuschwansetin Castle in Füssen
Castle Hohenschwangau in Schwangau

Ski museum at Walserhaus | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

Time travel into the past!

How did the Romans live in Oberallgäu? On which boards did the Walser learn to ski earlier? Why do you get the feeling of being at the South Sea instead of being in the Allgäu, surrounded by turquoise sea, beach and palm trees? We also wonder about many things ...

The explanations can be found in the Cambodunum in Kempten, in the ski museum in Hirschegg and in the South Sea collection in Obergünzburg.