The landscapes in the Allgäu complement each other wonderfully: while in the north the gentle hills spread out in the foothills of the Alps, in the south the majestic Alps are throning. Awe-inspiring, the sometimes rugged peaks rise to the sky - wandering between them is a truly impressive experience. With the Himmelsstürmer Route, the hiking trilogy Allgäu is completed, as it shows the entire landscape diversity in this special spot. Allgäu Alps in perfection! She depicts this diversity! With the breathtaking Himmelstürmer Route, which can be translated to “Sky-stormer Route”. Over 20 stages and 352 km, the alpine part of the Allgäu Wandertrilogie traverses the Northern Limestone Alps between Oberstaufen, Pfronten and Halblech, always opening up new horizons. Here, too, our tip applies: you will rarely have enough time to hike up such a long route in one piece. So adapt your individual hiking trip to your time budget and return again and again to the Alps, to the Himmelstürmer Route!
The special thing about the Himmelstürmer is its ingenious route guidance: Like hardly any other alpine long-distance hiking trail, it combines panoramic ridge hikes and unforgettable summit victories with meaningful descents into the lush green Alpine valleys. In this way, the skystormer escapes the strict asceticism of pure alpine hut hiking trails and enriches the mountain experience with his exposure and seclusion with inspiring encounters, cultural offerings and the comfort sometimes missed on the mountain.
The Himmelstürmer Route challenges the experienced, sure-footed and enduring mountain hiker. Even though no climbing skills are required on the Himmelsstürmer yet and we try to avoid the most difficult stages in the bookable hiking packages, beginners in the world of long-distance hiking should first try the Wiesengänger, then the Wasserläufer and take this experience for completing the Himmelsstürmer Route. However, if you still have any doubts about the challenges ahead, we recommend that you try a guided tour with a certified and authorized mountain guide.
In any case, the Himmelsstürmer, because of his alpine character, requires particularly careful preparation and planning, for which the new and specially established official "Wandertrilogie Info and Booking Center" will be happy to support you with advice and action.
Click here for the trail website of the Hiking trilogy in Allgäu
Due to its location, the Allgäu belongs to the regions characterized by irritable climates. This means that even if the Allgäu is one of the sunniest regions in Germany, the weather here can change very quickly. Stable situations quickly turn into bad weather stowage. Weeks of warm sunshine are followed by rainfall, which can be quite abundant in the northern congestion of the Alps. If they would not exist, the Allgäu meadows would not be so lush green. In winter - from mid-November to the end of February - the Allgäu often hides under a thick blanket of snow.
The Himmelstürmer Route is the "most alpine" of the three routes in the Allgäu hiking trilogy. And it repeatedly leads through altitudes up to 2.100 m above sea level in the higher regions of the Allgäu Alps. Such altitudes also mean snowfields, which can remain until late spring, or the onset of winter with cold fronts in autumn. For this reason, the hiking season on the Himmelstürmer Route is between begin June and mid-October, which also equals the opening times of many huts.
Please note, that weather changes and winter onsets in spring or autumn can also make a "normal" alpine long-distance hike like the Himmelsstürmer Route become serious in the middle of the hiking season.
Within this period, it is a matter of taste which month is the most beautiful: whether in April the awakening nature or in May the dandelion blossom through which the Allgäu magically shines yellow.
In late spring, on the other hand, the mountains are enchanted by alpine rose carpets. If you are not sure about the snow conditions, please contact the Booking Center or the regional tourist offices.
The summer between July and mid-September is always a good tip, as pleasant temperatures promise carefree hiking even in midsummer. However, you should be aware of the increased risk of thunderstorms in the afternoons, a risk you can avoid by starting at an early hour.
Especially beautiful is also the golden autumn with often fantastic views in crystal clear air and beautifully colouring forests.
The winter between beginning of November and the end of April is not suitable, as the Himmelsstürmer Route is in well-deserved hibernation.
From a technical point of view, the skystormer route of the Allgäu hiking trilogy has moderate difficulties. Absolute surefootedness on rooted and stony hiking trails in alpine terrain is an essential prerequisite. The trail in the Allgäu Alps leads up to 2.100 m above sea level.
Many roads are classified according to the local road concepts as follows:
For the Himmelsstürmer Route, "normal" equipment is adequate for alpine hikes on unpaved and partly stony paths in the Northern Alps. However, sturdy footwear with a good sole profile for unpaved paths is a "must" and the use of telescopic hiking poles is recommended to relieve the knees during the sometimes longer descents. In summer, good sun protection and sufficient water are very important (not on every stage there are refreshment points). For Kenzenhütte, Tegelberghaus, Staufner Haus, Edmund-Probst-Haus and Bad Kissinger Hütte it is necessary to bring a sleeping bag and a towel.
Click here to the detailed equipment list of your trail trip.
For a closer look, check out the detailed information for each stage along the trail here. The times are average values and may vary depending on personal fitness, number and length of breaks, weather conditions, etc.show Stages
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Along the trail three different accommodation categories - regional evaluation - are offered:
Basic: simply equipped – Mountain hut or B&B
Classic: good-quality, mid-range accommodation – 2 or 3-star inn or hotel
Comfort: high-end accommodation – 4-star hotel (some with spa area)
Children (ages 6 to 14) staying in their parents’ room are charged at a 35% discount (provided both adults pay full price).
On some stages of the Wandertrilogie Allgäu Wasserläufer Route you can take your dog with you. Please note, however, the regulations regarding the use of leashes in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The costs for the dog at the accommodations (without food) are between € 5,00 and € 20,00 and will be charged on site.
Three different types of catering are available to you in the partner establishments:
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet or hearty breakfast served at the table
Half board: breakfast plus dinner (mostly 3-course menu in the hotel or by voucher in a nearby restaurant)
Please enter special wishes for the catering (vegetarian, vegan, intolerances ...) in the field "Comments". The Trail Info & Booking Center will try to fulfill your non-binding customer request.
For an especially carefree Trail journey, you might like to take advantage of our comprehensive transport service:
Luggage service: Your luggage (max. 20 kg) will optionally be transferred from one accommodation to the next, so that you can hike with light day packs. This service is carried out with the official service partner of the Wandertrilogie Allgäu.
Return Transfer: A collective transport service takes you from your final Trail destination back to your departure point.
Shuttle Service: All shuttle transfers that are essential for the completion of your Trail journey are included in the package price. Additional shuttle services (i.e. in the event of bad weather, illness etc.) can simply be requested at the Trail Information & Booking Center and will be charged separately.
During your Trail journey you can make use of the special service in the Trail Info & Booking Center, which will make your Trail journey a particularly safe, well looked after and thus unforgettable experience:
Trail Hotline: Our team is at your service with advice and practical support for the duration of your Trail journey. Even outside our normal office hours, you can reach us daily from 8:00 to 20:00.
Trail Guide: Our certified and authorized hiking guides are well trained and have an excellent knowledge of the area. In addition, they have a great knowledge of Burgenland's nature and culture, which makes a hike with our guides a varied and safe trail trip. All costs incurred by the guide (overnight stay, meals, travel costs) are included in the Guide package price.
Comprehensive Travel Information: an expertly compiled folder (PDF, print@home) with detailed, in-depth information will be sent to you in time for you to prepare your Trail journey.
For the arrival of this trail trip you have three possibilities - not included in the price - at your disposal:
With your own car: Parking is available at the respective starting points of the trail journey. Detailed information is included in the booking documents. Most of the parking spaces are free of charge and not monitored! The return transport will bring you back to your car.
By train: The following stations are at your disposal:
This is where Trail travelers find an especially warm welcome: ranging from 4-star Spa Hotels to simply equipped B&Bs, our partner establishments have been hand-picked, and actively contribute to the development of the Trail.show partners
Here you will find all relevant information about your travel destination such as currency, entry requirements, food & drink, health and vaccinations and literature tips.Show Travel Information
Trail Information & Booking center, Travel Agent
Trail Angels GmbH
9821 Obervellach 15
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Trail Angels GmbH
Obervellach 15, 9821 Obervellach, Österreich
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Tel: +43 4782 93093