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Hiking Route recommended route Stage 3

Fjällräven Classic Germany: Kalzhofen – Immenstadt

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Fjällräven
  • Blick von der Salmaser Höhe auf den Großen Alpsee
    Blick von der Salmaser Höhe auf den Großen Alpsee
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In the final stage of Fjällräven Classic we cross the long chain of hills between Oberstaufen and Immenstadt. Sunny trails and magnificent viewpoints await us!
moderate
Distance 19.1 km
5:45 h
556 m
706 m
1,254 m
724 m

The viewpoints on the last stage of Fjällräven Classic are lined up like a string of pearls. From Kalzhofen, we hike over the low mountain ridge that borders the Konstanzer Valley to the north. Beautiful hiking trails lead us mostly along green pastures with grazing young cattle.

We pass fewer huts than on the second day, but even more beautiful views: Kalzhofner, Salmaser and Thaler Höhe, plus the Alpseeblick are on the way. The view extends over the Constance Valley to the Great Alpsee, to the opposite mountain ridge (which we crossed on the first stage!) and to the higher peaks of the Allgäu Alps.

Before the last stretch of the route, we come across the Siedelalpe, a serviced hut with a beautiful sun terrace directly on the trail. This is the last refreshment before the descent to the Alpsee. If you want, you can jump into the lake as the grand finale of Fjällräven Classic.

Author’s recommendation

Do not forget sunscreen! On this stage there are especially many sunny viewpoints.
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Author
Tabea Götze 
Update: May 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Salmaser Höhe, 1,254 m
Lowest point
724 m
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Track types

Asphalt 15.91%Dirt road 23.92%Forested/wild trail 17.93%Path 42.22%
Asphalt
3 km
Dirt road
4.6 km
Forested/wild trail
3.4 km
Path
8.1 km
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Rest stops

Alpe Mohr
Siedelalpe
Gasthaus zum Alpsee
Strandbad Hauser

Start

Kalzhofen (877 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.565713, 10.047260
DMS
47°33'56.6"N 10°02'50.1"E
UTM
32T 578773 5268564
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Destination

Immenstadt, Kleiner Alpsee

Turn-by-turn directions

The third stage of Fjällräven Classic starts in Kalzhofen. We first head north through the village, then we start the climb to the Kalzhofner Höhe. Via Obere Gsäng-Alpe we reach the ridge and finally the summit.

A short kilometer after the Kalzhofner Höhe we come to a crossroads. Here we follow the signs to the Salmaser Höhe and continue straight ahead. The path to the Salmaser Höhe is the last significant ascent of the route. At 1254 m we reach the highest point of the stage here.

After enjoying the view to the south at the summit cross, we continue along the ridge, mostly along meadows with young cattle. From here it is about 6.5 km to the managed Siedelalpe. We pass the Ochsenschache, the Thaler Höhe and the viewpoint Alpseeblick.

After a stop at the Siedelalpe, we continue straight ahead on the hiking trail. We stay on the asphalt road only for a short bit, we keep to the right behind a small hut and continue on the hiking trail across the cattle pasture.

Mostly through the shady forest we hike comfortably downhill to Zaumberg. In the village we first turn left, then right onto the road to the south. Before a solitary farm, a path branches off to the left, which takes us first across the field, then steeply through the forest down to the Alpsee.

We cross under the railroad tracks with a small tunnel, then we go left past the Hauser lido and always along the lakeshore to Bühl. On the lakeshore or in Bühl there are several opportunities to rest and refresh before returning to our starting point at the Kleiner Alpsee.

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Coordinates

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47.565713, 10.047260
DMS
47°33'56.6"N 10°02'50.1"E
UTM
32T 578773 5268564
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Equipment

Equipment for the three-day trek on Fjällräven Classic:

  • trekking backpack (approx. 50 liters) with rain cover
  • comfortable and sturdy footwear, second pair of shoes / sandals
  • adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers, change of clothes
  • telescope sticks
  • sun and rain protection
  • snacks and drinking water
  • first aid kit
  • penknife
  • mobile phone
  • headlight
  • maps
  • travel documents
  • toilet bag and travel towel
  • camping equipment if necessary (tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooking equipment), hut equipment if necessary

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.1 km
Duration
5:45 h
Ascent
556 m
Descent
706 m
Highest point
1,254 m
Lowest point
724 m
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