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Alpsee Block – Allgau Bouldering at Buehl am Alpsee

Alpsee Block – Allgau Bouldering at Buehl am Alpsee

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Just outside of Immenstadt are two lakes, known as Grosser Alpsee and Kleiner Alpsee and a tiny suburb known as Buehl am Alpsee. On the shore of the larger lake, a range of family friendly activities await including mini golf, restaurants, a great playground and a large out-of-place boulder.

Alpsee Block Bouldering near Immenstadt

According to the best guidebook for bouldering in Allgau, Allgau Block, this 110 ton boulder was cut in two, transported to its current location and then put back together as a unique attraction for climbers and families alike.

To be clear, it’s just a single large boulder. But if you’re already in the area, it’s a great place to get in a bit of pebble wrestling and then walk 30 seconds to grab some ice cream and sit by the lake. Pictures at the bottom.

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Back to Allgau, this time with Bouldering!

Back to Allgau, this time with Bouldering!

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I’m currently back in Allgau, the region I think all of Germany should be like. Granted, it’s the type of landscape and culture that most Americans associate with Germany anyway.

I’m staying in Sonthofen in a fantastic Ferienwohnung and managed to explore one of the largest bouldering areas in Allgau today, Hinterstein. I’ll do a full writeup once I return. In the meantime, here’s a peek:

 

hinterstein bouldering in allgau germany
The base of the bouldering field
Allgau over Easter: Visiting the Alpinmuseum Kempten

Allgau over Easter: Visiting the Alpinmuseum Kempten

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For this year’s Easter vacation, we decided to head to Allgau for four nights. This region of southern Germany where the Alps begins, is best  known outside of Germany for being home to Neuschwanstein castle. Based in Pfronten, we explored the surrounding area including the Alpin-Museum (Alpine museum) in Kempten.

Alpin-Museum Overview & Information:

Opening Times:

Dienstag bis Sonntag:
10.00 – 16.00 Uhr

Address:

Alpin-Museum
Landwehrstraße 4
87439 Kempten (Allgäu)

No visit to Allgau would be complete without some mountain related activites. The day before we’d visited Breitenberg and decided for a day trip to Kempten when the weather wasn’t looking so hot. Being at the foot of the Alps, Allgau is a dream come true for climbers and skiiers and of course home to a museum dedicate to exactly that. It features the cultural and geological history of the Alps on the first two floors with the topmost being reserved for climbing and skiing.

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