Hiking with children in the Allgäu

Wandern mit Kindern im Allgäu

The Allgäu with its various valleys is probably one of the most beautiful, varied and family-friendly hiking areas in southern Germany. The Allgäu landscape, with its lakes, mountains, waterfalls, flowers and trees and other excursion destinations all around and in nature, is particularly suitable for families. Hiking in Allgäu offers a variety of highlights - excursion destinations in the foothills of the Alps such as forest nature trails, gorges or lakes are particularly popular with children and promise an adventurous and eventful day . The diverse Allgäu offers endless great things to do for all age groups!

But let's take a closer look at the different parts of the Allgäu and its best excursion destinations for families with children.


Oberallgäu & Kempten with children - nature & experiences in the Allgäu for hiking!

The Oberallgäu is for family hikes or. The most promising region for a hike in the Allgäu with children! Hiking with children in the Allgäu is not as difficult as many parents might imagine! Thanks to the great offers during the hike, the lovingly designed adventure trail or educational trail, the child-friendly water playground (Kaufbeuren, Isny, Memmingen,.) and the numerous splashing opportunities, a hike becomes attractive and entertaining for children.

The Hündle Schwandalpe adventure hiking trail is approx. 3 hours / 6 km a suitable excursion into the mountains of the Allgäu. The panoramic path offers a great view and you can experience the hike at the Hündle mountain station with the 22 stations about nature and the senses. The summer toboggan run at Hündle, the adventure playground and the petting zoo provide more action!

The mountain Söllereck z.b With its many attractions, it invites audiences of all ages to enjoy its advantages. No matter whether in summer or winter - a visit there promises a lot of fun!

In the nature reserve you will find, among other things, the Eistobel - deep whirlpool holes, huge boulders, roaring waterfalls and meter-high rock faces await visitors. In this part of the Allgäu there are many gorges, gorges and ravines - they are waiting to be discovered!

The mountain tours on the local mountains promise rustic mountain huts, the most beautiful mountain lakes in the region with tips for hiking, breathtaking views of the Allgäu landscapes, countless adventure stations and playgrounds, family-friendly hiking trails and opportunities to stop off! Most hiking routes in the Allgäu are easier hikes and are easily manageable with children.

The Grünten forest playground near Wertach is easy to reach with children or strollers - there the kids can look forward to a great landscape with wooden play equipment, a small mountain stream, a barbecue area, etc.

The Adventure Alpe adventure playground near Immenstadt is a true children's paradise - there are animals, slides, a summer toboggan run, a climbing park and much more to explore there! A paradise for little explorers!

A real adventure playground in Bühl directly on the Großer Alpsee near Immenstadt offers children a real pirate adventure with a ship, treasure chests, climbing frame & more and adults an incomparably beautiful view of the lake.

The squirrel forest on the edge of Fischen, in addition to the "tame" forest dwellers, also has the opportunity to play mini golf and is very suitable for an excursion for families with children. Even smaller kids aged three and over will definitely like the little, furry forest creatures and will certainly have a lot of fun playing mini golf :-)

The most beautiful hikes with children are those that lead along mysterious waterfalls or through adventurous gorges! In Oberallgäu, the Starzlachklamm gorge, the Geratser waterfall (an insider tip in the forest), the Buchenegger waterfall, the Breitachklamm and the hike on the Hirschtobel are hiking fun for the whole family!

  • The Starzlachklamm in Sonthofen - An exciting excursion with nice refreshment stops at the end of the tour.
  • The Gerats waterfall - approx. A 1-hour, family-friendly hike through beautiful mixed forests takes you to this enchanting place in the middle of the forest. (An easy hike also for children)
  • The impressive Buchenegger waterfall is a real experience with older children. Climb steep steps along the roaring water and experience the wildness of nature up close! It enables varied circular routes and also offers views of rather unknown but no less great waterfalls.
  • The Breitachklamm is the deepest rocky gorge in Central Europe and easily accessible and secured paths lead directly through this natural monument in Oberstdorf. This spectacle extends from Oberstdorf Tiefenbach to the neighboring Kleinwalsertal and you can also go on great tours there such as: b book a torchlight hike! (The best and fastest entrance to the gorge is at the Tiefenbach P1 car park)
  • The hike on the Hirschbachtobel above Bad Hindelang is also great hiking fun for families! A wild gorge of medium difficulty (due to narrow, rooty and rocky paths) - This hiking tour is best done with children aged 6 or older and takes approx. 4 hours! The best place to find tour descriptions is on Komoot.

Of course, Hiking in the Allgäu with children also includes the many unique lakes - a circular hike around the Grüntensee, the Rottachsee, the large Alpsee or the Sonthofener See is easy to master for young and old. And if you've completed your hike with the children well, you can reward yourself with spending the rest of the day swimming! This opportunity to spend your day is a relaxing experience for children and parents! You can find many great tours for the whole family for a hiking holiday in the Allgäu on portals such as outdooractive, komoot & many more!

Other great hiking tours include a hike through the Werdensteiner Moos - an elaborately designed circular hiking trail with many adventure stations and quiz boards. This journey of discovery through the moor with its flora and fauna and the barefoot path is a great adventure, especially for children!

But also trips to the Diepholz mountain farming museum, the Rettenberg happiness workshop or the Kernten corn labyrinth


Ostallgäu with children - adventure hiking & great tips for a full day!

The Ostallgäu around Füssen & Kaufbeuren offers parents and children many great excursion destinations! In addition to adventurous castles or climbing at lofty heights, there are also animal excursions with alpacas and cows.

Also great swimming spots at Lake Alat, the Forggensee or an unforgettable visit to the fairytale castles Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castle  are always a popular destination. For the very little ones there is also the Schongau Fairy Tale Park,  the Ostallgäu Climbing Forest or for the very brave the Füssen Reptile Zoo an!

The Ziegelwies Forest Experience Center in Füssen also provides great ideas for hiking with children - the Auwaldpfad, the Bergwaldpfad or the Baumwipfelpfad are always worth a trip Especially children aged six and over can experience a lot here! You can find all the information about this on my website at Ziegelwies Forest Adventure Center!

Exciting excursion destinations to old castles (Eisenberg Castle & Hohenfrey Castle, Falkenstein Castle), the honey village in Seeg, the playground in Marktoberdorf and many other great excursions await the families and promise Fun for children of all ages!

A beautiful hiking route also leads through the adjacent forest at the Lechfall - an impressive natural spectacle!

The unique experiences with cows in the region are also a great spectacle! Whether sleigh/carriage rides or just cuddling with cows & much more is available in Steingaden! During the cow whisper from Mr. Holzmann, animal lovers get their money's worth!


Westallgäu - The highlights on Lake Constance & more!

Although the mountains or The Allgäu Alps in the west are rather gentle hills and surround lush meadows and enchanting forests, but here too there are ideas for hiking, walking or popular excursions with children! Lake Constance is only 20 kilometers away from the Allgäu foothills of the Alps and there are also many excursion destinations there:

  • Dornier Museum in Friedrichshafen - An exciting excursion into space/aviation
  • Sea Life Konstanz
  • Bad Waldsee: Hymer Museum & Winter Lights (walk through a colorfully illuminated forest)
  • Scheidegg: Skywalk Nature Adventure Park


Unterallgäu - Sights: castles, museums, thermal baths & other leisure activities

The numerous castles (Kronburg Castle, Mindelburg Castle, Bad Grönenbach Castle), Playgrounds, game reserves, the Clock Tower Museum, the Observatory, etc. are just some of the highlights and with its many faces the Allgäu makes you want to go on holiday! The transition is easy, especially for children - after hiking or culture, it's straight into the fun! For every effort there is a reward straight away - All in all: The Allgäu makes every holiday, no matter the ambition, an unforgettable experience!


About me: My name is Tanja Lohner. I am self-employed, married and mother of 2 boys. Last year I realized my idea of ​​a travel & leisure blog for families! With my website I hope to give families a wonderful and stress-free time by providing you with all the goals, tips and more at a glance and saving you long searches and research on the Internet. I now have many of our vacations, excursions and more on my website Travelwithkids.de and am constantly expanding in the areas of vacation, excursion destinations, parent escape, etc.

If you are curious, I look forward to a visit or new suggestions, experience reports or. Comments on excursions etc.