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  • / Summit cross at the Seelekopf
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  • / View of the Seelekopf
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  • / View from Seelekopf over the Nagelfuhkette
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  • / At the top of the Seelekopf
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  • / Winter view from the Seelekopf
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  • / View of the neighboring mountain Hochgrat
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  • / Summit of the Seelekopf
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  • / Seelekopf with view into the valley
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  • / Ascent to the Seelekopf
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  • / Ascent to the Seelekopf
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  • / View from the Seelekopf
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The Seelekopf, a mountain of the Allgäu Nagelfluh range, reaches a height of 1,663 m.

Adjacent to the Hochgrat, the Seelekopf rises on the municipal territory of Oberstaufen and about 1 km from the Austrian border. The mountain got its name from the Alpe Seele below, which in turn got it from a lake that is now silted up.

On the northern slope of the Seelekopf is the “Ureibe bei Steibis,” one of the oldest trees in Germany. On the summit, there is a summit cross made of steel, decorated with ornamental elements, which has replaced a wooden cross since 1986.

Since 1926, a Catholic mountain mass has been held annually on the last Sunday in August at the summit of the Seelekopf. The fallen from the two world wars from the municipality of Oberstaufen are commemorated. The Seelekopf can be reached from the Hochgrat via iron steps in 20 to 30 minutes.

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Nadine Greiter
Updated: January 14, 2021

Public transport

By train to Oberstaufen train station, bus line 95 takes you directly to the Hochgratbahn valley station

Getting there

Take the B308 to Oberstaufen and turn off in the direction of Weissach. Passing Steibis, the valley station of the Hochgratbahn is located directly behind Lanzenbach. From there, walk up to the summit.

Parking

Paid parking is available at the valley station.

Coordinates

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47.490500, 10.059915
DMS
47°29'25.8"N 10°03'35.7"E
UTM
32T 579839 5260218
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Routes to this place

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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
8.8 km
4:00 h
210 m
1,055 m
10.1 km
3:45 h
463 m
951 m
16.4 km
7:45 h
1,155 m
1,155 m
8.9 km
4:40 h
800 m
800 m
15 km
6:30 h
1,050 m
1,250 m
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