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Walking with children in the Allgäu

The "Alpspitzbahn" cable car and the "Enzianstube" cabin make the town of Nesselwang the perfect place for a day out for the whole family.

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During winter, the "Alpspitzbahn" – which runs out of Nesselwang in the Allgäu – transports skiers and snowboarders right to the top of the mountain. During summer, however, the passengers on board are mainly hikers, or those who just want to enjoy the view. The region features a wide variety of challenging routes and comfortable cabin walks for children. And if your children are less enthusiastic about hiking, they are bound to like the prospect of a ride on the longest summer toboggan run in the Allgäu. So what would the perfect day look like? Start by walking from Nesselwang station to the Alpspitzbahn, riding up to the 1,500-metre summit and deciding which route to take. The route "Nesselwanger Symbolweg Gipfelglück" is suitable for children and only takes 1.5 to 2 hours. The 4.8-kilometre trail leads past the "Enzianstube" cabin, up to the summit of the Alpspitze mountain and then to the top of the Edelsberg mountain. You continue on in the direction of Jungholz, until you reach cabin "Dinserhütte" and then cabin "Fichtelhütte". The last leg leads round the other side of the mountain and back to the Alpspitzbahn. Each part of the route is signposted. Nesselwang's tour planner might also help you to decide on a route. The regional tourism authority has compiled a substantial but compact list of routes with directions, level of altitude and tips for where you can buy refreshments. The Enzianstube cabin, next to the middle station, has a particularly rustic feel. It serves fine beer, Kaiserschmarrn, hearty snacking boards, a sunny outside area, and a cosy, inside tiled fireplace – for when it gets a little chillier. Finally, why not end a perfect day with a ride on the summer toboggan run. 

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Directions: You can walk to the Alpspitzbahn in about 15 minutes from Nesselwang station. Take a walk through the Kurpark, across the Mühlbach and through the centre of the little town, before you start your ascent up the mountain.

Getting there

Alpspitzbahn Nesselwang
Alpspitzweg 5
87487 Nesselwang
Nearest train station Nesselwang

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