Tobogganing fun in the Allgäu Alps: the Gaisalpe
Right in the heart of the snowy Allgäu mountains near Oberstdorf lies the rustic Gaisalpe. The toboggan run from here down to Reichenbach guarantees wintry tobogganing fun.
The starting point is the Reichenbach car park. In a veritable snow hole, the hour-long climb leads up to the Gaisalpe, where you feel as if you have arrived in a winter fairy tale. The ascent goes mostly through woods, with just one clearing that gives you an uninterrupted view of the Illertal valley and the surrounding snow-covered mountains. Here you can take a short breather and enjoy the breathtaking mountain panorama. Then the path crosses the Gaisalpbach and continues on a diagonal slope upwards before making a left turn. Nearing the end, there is one more bend before you cross back over the stream and reach the Gaisalpe. The imposing, snow-covered mountainsides rise up like a horseshoe over the valley basin below. Once you reach the Gaisalpe, which is famous for its regional delicacies, the tobogganing fun begins. Now you can sledge down all the way from the Gaisalpe to Reichenbach far below. The toboggan run is comfortable and provides an uncomplicated descent back the way you came. The toboggan run from the rustic Gaisalpe near Reichenbach is definitely worth the trip.