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  • Am Fellhorngrat
    / Am Fellhorngrat
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  • / Das Berghaus am Söller befindet sich in herrlicher Aussichtslage unweit der Bergstation der Söllereckbahn.
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  • / An der Sölleralpe
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  • / Sonnenterrasse der Sölleralpe
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  • / Am Schlappoltkopf
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  • / Alpenrosen am Schlappoltkopf
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  • / Blick ins Kleinwalsertal
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  • / Beeindruckender Blick auf den Allgäuer Hauptkamm, vorn der Schlappoltsee und die Mittelstation der Fellhornbahn
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  • / Murmeltier am Schlappoltkopf
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  • / Gipfel des Fellhorns
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  • / Gipfel des Fellhorns
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  • / Fellhorn von der Kanzelwand aus gesehen
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  • / Blick auf den Hohen Ifen vom Fellhorn Gipfel
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  • / Fellhorngipfel
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  • / Gipfel des Fellhorns
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  • / Gipfel des Fellhorns
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  • / Aussicht am Fellhorn
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  • / Blick vom Fellhorn auf den sich nach Nordosten fortsetzenden Bergkamm - rechts der Schlappoltkopf
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  • / Vom Fellhorn durch das Skigebiet in Richtung Kanzelwand
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  • / Blick zurück zum Fellhorn aus Richtung Kanzelwand
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  • / Ein breiter Weg führt von der nahen Seilbahnstation zum Gipfel.
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  • / Herrlicher Blick über die Sölleralpe auf die gegenüberliegende Bergkette.
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Popular hiking tour on top of the german-austrian border region. Spectacular sights into Kleinwalsertal and Stillachtal and as far as Kempten.
Distance 8.1 km
3:37 h
909 m
327 m
2,034 m
1,356 m
Thanks to the convenient ascent and descent by cable car, this tour is a pure enjoyment on top. Still, you should be prepared for the nearly six kilometer climb to the Fellhorn. The trail between the peaks offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Especially the Gottesackerplateau and Ifen fascinate with their exceptional geological forms. On weekends there is much oncoming traffic and rush on the summits to be expected in the two-country region.

Author’s recommendation

Start the tour at the Riezlern Post bus stop & via the Alpweg - Berschau adventure trail to the Söllereck.
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Update: July 07, 2021
Highest point
2,034 m
Lowest point
1,356 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Berghaus am Söller
Kanzelwand panorama restaurant

Safety information

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Tips and hints

How do you consciously experience nature?


Nature is so much more than the backdrop for unforgettable mountain experiences. It is a habitat for animals and plants. It provides drinking water and supplies us with high quality food. Not only does it provide valuable raw materials such as wood, it also protects against avalanches and mudslides and regulates the climate. It is up to us to support nature in everything that it does for us. One thing is certain, together we can achieve more:


Smart in NATURE

CONSCIOUS together

EXPERIENCE foresight


Smart in NATURE

Take a deep breath and recharge your batteries, be outside and feel free. When we enjoy nature, we are guests in the living room of shy animals and rare plants. If you behave smart, they will be happy to share their living space with you in the future too.


Stay on paths and marked routes

If you follow the marked paths and routes, you are sure to come to new favorite places. In this way you also respect protected areas, because many animals and plants need special protection. Especially in winter, any disturbance unnecessarily costs the wild animals the strength they need to survive.


Avoiding twilight times

Standing on a mountain at sunrise is a special experience. The morning and evening hours are also the time when most wild animals are in search of food. If they are disturbed, they get stressed. If it cannot be avoided, please stay on the marked path, do not use a bright headlamp and enjoy the silence.


Stay clean & take rubbish with you

It goes without saying: You take rubbish with you again, on the mountain and in the valley. Please also organic waste, because it is composted much more slowly at altitude. You can dispose of the rubbish properly at home or in your accommodation - please remember that there are no rubbish bins in public spaces in Kleinwalsertal.


On the natural toilet

If you are looking for a quiet place, please be at least 50 m away from water. Bury excrement or cover it with a large stone. Use fallen leaves or recycled toilet paper and put the paper back in the trash bag.


On tour with a dog

Are you always in control of your four-legged partner, even if he gets his nose for marmots, deer or other wild animals? You are both on the safe side on a leash. Keep dogs on a short leash near grazing cattle. If an attack by a grazing animal is foreseeable: leash off immediately. There are numerous dog stations in the valley for the disposal of dog bags. The farmers and alpine farmers thank you because manure in meadows and fields contaminates the feed and makes grazing cattle sick.


CONSCIOUS to each other


Consideration for other athletes and those looking for relaxation

Everyone loves to enjoy a special piece of earth for themselves. But most of the time we are not traveling alone. No problem, because there is enough space. Allow time, open the way in an accommodating manner, provide support when someone needs help and always give a smile. So nothing stands in the way of friendly cooperation and relaxed enjoyment of nature.


Appreciating the preservation of the cultural landscape

Alpine landscapes are touching with their contrast: Imposing peaks and natural forests alternate with gentle valleys, well-tended meadows and pastures. In the Kleinwalsertal too, this delightful landscape at three altitudes is no coincidence, but the result of an interplay of natural and cultural landscapes. Behind this is the work of farmers, alpine and forestry as well as hunters. With their work, they ensure that the attractiveness of the recreation and leisure area and the diversity of species are preserved. We already say thank you if we stay on the marked trails and enjoy regional products.


EXPERIENCE farsighted


Safe on tour - for you and others

Whether on a ski or snowshoe tour in winter or on a mountain tour in summer, anyone who is out and about in alpine terrain has to be well prepared. This includes careful information and tour planning as well as the right equipment. Correctly assessing alpine dangers requires a lot of knowledge and experience. Why not learn from professionals and go on tour with one of the experienced guides?


Oberstdorf (1,356 m)
47.381287, 10.239952
47°22'52.6"N 10°14'23.8"E
32T 593594 5248281



Turn-by-turn directions

From the mountain station of Söllereckbahn we walk through a wooded area with a moderate increase to Sölleralpe. At the Alpe serpentines lead us to the ridge that leads to the Söllerkopf. Keeping to the right, we follow the well-trodden path to Schlappoldkopf and Fellhorn summit. Well-maintained stairs lead from there down to the summit station of Fellhornbahn. We continue straight on towards Kanzelwand. After two serpentines at the storage pond, the mountain railway station is reached which brings us down to Riezlern .

The mountain tour can also be started from the Kanzelwandbahn mountain station.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Leave the car where it is!

The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 1 takes you to the town Oberstdorf. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Söllereckbahn". Way back: bus line 1 from "Riezlern Post".

>>> Timetable Walserbus

Getting there

Most routes from Germany lead to Ulm before carrying on along the A7. Take the Allgäu junction over a section of the A980 to the Waltenhofen junction, then take the 4- lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) – Riedbergpass – Fischen – Oberstdorf. From Tyrol the fastest route is over the A7 to Kempten carrying on along the B19 direction Oberstdorf. A motorway vignette is not required to reach the valley.


Paid parking spaces are located near the starting point. Parking along the main road is not permitted.


47.381287, 10.239952
47°22'52.6"N 10°14'23.8"E
32T 593594 5248281
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Nature experience map, M 1:12.000 € 3,00; Kleinwalsertal tour map (with hiking guide), M 1:25.000 € 9,90, DAV hiking map, M 1:25.000 € 9,80; Available at the Walserhaus in Hirschegg


Sturdy shoes. Hiking poles recommended for steeper sections. 

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Florian L
October 13, 2018 · Community
Super Tour. Mit dem Lift zum Söllereck, dann erstmal knackig ansteigen. Das lohnt sich aber: Die Aussicht wird am Grat gefühlt mit jedem Schritt noch besser. Leider manchmal etwas überlaufen.
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When did you do this route? July 31, 2018

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8.1 km
3:37 h
909 m
327 m
Highest point
2,034 m
Lowest point
1,356 m
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