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Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal

Summer activities in the Kleinwalsertal

Spend your summer in the mountains of the Kleinwalsertal and experience nature in its full glory as you exercise your body and invigorate your mind. Hiking and climbing trails lead you to lofty heights, while cycling and mountain-biking tracks take you past spectacular mountain landscapes. Trail runners and paragliders get to enjoy their hobby to their heart's content, too.


Explore the region with Komoot.

Off to new adventures! Use the Komoot app to set off on country trails and plan your own personal route according to your preferences. It's time to explore the most beautiful corners of your destination - by bike or on foot.


Our Ifen Hotel is nestled in the Alpine landscapes of the Kleinwalsertal, a paradise for hikers wishing to explore the Vorarlberg region. Look forward to a versatile network of hiking paths that spans more than 180 kilometres and offers leisurely walks, stunning Alpine trails and taxing hikes to the summit of the Hoher Ifen and other mountains. We know how to make hikers’ hearts sing! Explore the mountain landscapes surrounding the Ifen Hotel at an optimal altitude between 1,000 and 2,536 metres – either on your own or as part of a guided tour, that is offered by our mountain guide Stefan several days a week (a general hike or a themed tour of the area).


Several times a week Kleinwalsertal Mountain School offers guided tours and shows you the most beautiful spots within the Kleinwalsertal mountains. Take in splendid views, experience nature, forget your everyday worries and take a deep breath of our crystal-clear air, then retreat to a rustic mountain inn for refreshments. Ask our staff at the Ifen Hotel for individual recommendations.

By the way: the Kleinwalsertal is one of the only Alpine valleys where you can explore two countries in one hike. Thanks to its unique location on the Austrian-German border, crossing from one side to the other is straightforward.

Still haven’t found the perfect route for you?

We’d be happy to recommend some great routes for you. We recommend using the Komoot app for support en route. The app helps you choose from countless route recommendations.


Climbers are certain to get their money's worth at the Ifen Hotel: the varied mountain landscapes of the Kleinwalsertal have the right rock face for any level, from beginners to experts. Our experienced mountain guides at the natural bouldering garden of the Kleinwalsertal Mountain School teach you how to stay safe before you head out into the real mountains.

Here, three exciting routes await you, and you get to practise what you have learned right away: on the Walsersteig route, beginners and families can make their first climbing attempts. More seasoned climbers will enjoy the popular Mindelheimer or 2-Länder route. Whichever adventure you choose, you will always be rewarded with magnificent views of the mountains. Climbing holidays in the Vorarlberg region come with a guarantee of fun!

Cycling and mountain-biking

The Kleinwalsertal is a brilliant holiday destination for cyclists and mountain-bikers. The choice is yours: a leisurely cycle, a challenging day out on the mountain bike or a guided tour with an experienced local. No matter which you pick, incredible scenery is a given. With rental services widely available, feel free to leave your own bike at home or have a go on an e-bike for a change. Besides hearty refreshments, the countless inns of the Kleinwalsertal mountains also offer bicycle service stations. We are pleased to offer route advice as well as a locked room for your bike.

Summer cable cars & Walser bus

Whether a leisurely hike with the whole family or a challenging MTB tour on your own: the summer mountain railways always serve as a comfortable climbing assistance. As an overnight guest at the Ifen Hotel, you can use all eight summer mountain railways and lifts (from around the beginning of May to the beginning of November) in the Kleinwalsertal/Oberstdorf region free of charge - and as often as you like.

Just leave the car in the garage during your holiday at the Ifen Hotel? Of course! With your guest card, the AllgäuWalserCard, you can take the Walser bus through the Kleinwalsertal free of charge. The "Ausserhirschegg" stop is right on the hotel premises. This saves you from the search for a parking space and additional parking fees.

Please note the respective operating times of the mountain railways and the bus timetables. We will be happy to inform you.

The 8 summer cable cars in the area Oberstdorf/Kleinwalsertal


  • May 18 - November 3, 2024


  • May 18 - November 3, 2024


  • May 30 - November 3, 2024


  • May 4 - November 3, 2024


  • June 22 - October 27, 2024


  • April 27 - November 3, 2024


  • May 18 - October 27, 2024


  • as of May 29, 2024



A round of golf after a hike – what could be more relaxing? Golfers are more than welcome to enjoy their favourite sport during their stay at the Ifen Hotel. The nearby Allgäu region boasts as many as 20 well-groomed golf courses for you to explore.

The facilities range from driving ranges to six-, nine- and 18-hole courses. And the surrounding mountains provide a worthy backdrop for your perfect shot!

Trail running

Trail running in the mountains of Wals is an unparalleled running experience. The sport combines the ecstatic joy of running with the adventurous thrill of exercising in nature. Across three altitude levels ranging from 1,100 to 2,500 metres, beginners and experts alike get to challenge themselves and discover the mountains under their own steam. Signposted running trails at various levels of difficulty allow you to take in the beauty of the Kleinwalsertal from new perspectives and experience moments of Alpine bliss.


Kleinwalsertal Mountain School

The Kleinwalsertal Mountain School keeps you safe in the Alpine landscapes of our valley. Its experts offer a range of workshops and guided tours between May and October.

  • One-day climbing course (about 5h)
  • One-day fixed-rope course (about 5h)
  • Walser fixed-rope tour (about 3h)
  • Downhill mountain-bike tour (about 4h)
  • Three-summit tour (about 7h)
  • Canyoning (about 5h)
  • Private mountain tours with your own guide are available upon request. 

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Summer excursions

The Kleinwalsertal offers several destinations for excursions from our Ifen Hotel. Visit the Alpine herb garden at the Hörnlepass, the incredible natural phenomenon of the Breitachklamm or the Oberstdorf ski-jumping hill for a fun day out. Between June and September, you can visit one of the Alpine dairies of the region and learn how Walser Bergkäse, the popular mountain cheese, is produced. If the weather is not ideal for outdoor adventures, the ski museum is well worth a visit.


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