Snowshoeing in the Allgäu Alps To Steinernen Tor
The snowshoe tour to Steinernen Tor on the high plateau between Imberg and Hochhäderich is a wonderful way to enjoy winter in the Allgäu.
Upon arrival at the valley station of the Imberg mountain railway, you simply strap on your snowshoes and off you go – and if you don’t have your own you can hire a pair on site. Once everyone is ready, it’s time to catch the mountain railway up to the top station. This marks the start of the snowshoe tour. (For snowshoers with especially good stamina there is the option of climbing up to the top station over the Imberg Alpe.) From here it starts off towards Alpe Hochbühl. In order to avoid disturbing the skiers, it’s best to take the path below the drag lift. Now the climb begins in the direction of Fluh. The best way to conquer this slope is by tacking from side to side. Then you continue below the tree line along the sun-kissed ridge in the midst of a snowy wonderland all the way to the Steinernen Tor. There are breathtaking views all along this route in the Allgäu winter. The panorama across the high moor to Hohen Hädrich, the Falken and the many other peaks of the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park ensures an unforgettable day of snowshoeing. From the Steinernen Tor the route goes down to the rustic Alpstüble Moos. With an order of “Berglerspätzle” or home-made apple strudel, this cosy mountain hut is the perfect place for a short breather. Once fortified, the route takes you past the Alpstüble Moos to the Alpe Glutschwanden and the Schmalzgrube. Last but not least, it passes the Alpgasthof Hochbühl and finally the top station of the Imberg mountain railway comes into view. After a successful day in the wintry Allgäu, the mountain railway is a relaxing way to travel back down to the valley station.