Oberstaufen – Cloudy day with a good mood

Sometimes it’s like being bewitched – there is vain sunshine all week, which you can admire from the office chair, and just in time for the weekend, the sun also allows itself a short break. That’s what happened last weekend during our short trip to the Allgäu. In the run-up to the event, I was already looking forward to hiking across alpine meadows with blooming crocuses and marvelling at the Hochgrat, part of the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park, in the distance.

Nothing there! On Saturday morning the weather surprised us with snow and cloudy mountain peaks. Nevertheless, we wanted to see something of the place and not hide in the wellness area of the hotel all day (although, of course, this alternative was definitely up for discussion). With our room key, we also got the Oberstaufen Plus guest card, with which many activities in the village can be experienced free of charge and thus nothing stood in the way of the adventure “Discover Oberstaufen”.

Village square Oberstaufen

Church Oberstaufen

We started with a guided village hike, which starts at the Haus des Gastes and leads through Oberstaufen in about 1.5 hours. Due to the lousy weather, we were able to enjoy a private tour, as no one but us wanted to brave the weather. Personally, I found this tour very exciting and informative, as you learn a lot about Oberstaufen itself and the nature around Oberstaufen. Among other things, you will be shown where flax was processed in the past, where the old ski jumping hill stood and how the Schroth cure came to Oberstaufen. The dates of when these hikes will be carried out can be found here.

The Blue House

Blaues Haus Kaffee

Kaffee und Kuchen

Afterwards we needed a short breather and visited the Café Blaue Haus. Quite rightly, it is also called a feel-good house – you will find here not only small treasures, exciting books and great home accessories but also delicacies for the palate. Girls will love this café and boys, well, the boys can drink coffee :).




Last but not least, we benefited from a free entrance (thanks to the Oberstaufen Plus guest card) to the local history museum, which is located in an old farmhouse. So at the end of the day we were quite satisfied with the day in Oberstaufen despite the rainy weather and the lack of a view of the mountains.

Note: The Oberstaufen Plus guest card was one of the included services at the Hotel Rosenalp, where I was a guest – thank you very much for this. Nevertheless, my readers can be sure that I always represent my views and enthusiasm here.

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