Oberstaufen is a market in the federal state of Bavaria. The market belongs to Swabia and to the Oberallgäu. It is a real tourist spot and it receives many visitors both in summer and in winter. As a result of this, the ski area around Oberstaufen attracts as many admirers as it does in summer during which time you can hike in the vastness of nature. The foothills of the Alps are a famous destination for many people. Oberstaufen is a curative health spa resort. Since 1991, the place has held the highest award, above all it is the „Schrothkuren“ which make Oberstaufen so popular.
The A 7 and the A 96 bring you close to Oberstaufen. The main road 308 leads directly past Oberstaufen.
If you want to arrive by plane, you have a choice of many airports. The airports in Friedrichshafen and Memmingen are within closest proximity. It is approx. 60 km to Friedrichshafen and 85 km to Memmingen.
Oberstaufen is comprised of three municipal districts. First there is the district of Oberstaufen then both districts Thalkirchdorf and Steibis/Aach. Steibis/Aach is the most Southern district. The borders thus extend from Weißachtal to Aach via Hagspiel, Schindelberg and Steibis up to the Alpine region. Before the First World War it was a farm, today it is tourism that is growing in importance here.
The district Thalkirchdorf has become ever larger in the last few years. It is more and more popular amongst the local inhabitants and as a result of the incorporation of additional small villages, it becomes increasingly attractive. Tourists like the place due to its several hiking trails.
If you have a holiday in Oberstaufen then you should not let the beauty of nature pass you by. It is considerably more appealing than all of the buildings that you would usually consider to be sites. In the summer months, you should also find the time to do some hikes. There are various routes mapped out for tourists in Oberstaufen. There are short routes that you can use to unwind. However, there are also several long hiking trails that require concentration and stamina. It is not only winter sports that you can get involved in during the winter months, you can equally make use of the winter hiking routes.
The churches are considered to be buildings that are really worth seeing in Oberstaufen. The St. Peter and Paul parish church is a former Collegiate church. It is also a successor of the medieval abbey church of the Staufen. Between 1859 and 1863, this church was erected. The clock tower is much older, its foundation walls are said to date back to the 13th Century. The tower is 65 metres high and it is the tallest building in the area. The church in itself is the oldest building in Oberstaufen. The inner room of the church is well worth seeing and in which paintings decorate the ceiling. Several sculptors left their works here, the inner room is adorned with various sculptures.
Otherwise, if you have time you can also take part in one of the many events in the spa gardens. There is usually something going on here in the summer months. In the Oberstaufen spa house, all of the local inhabitants as well as the tourists alike will be enticed by theatre performances or concerts.
The Allgaeuer cuisine is well-known far and wide. If you are on a visit in Oberstaufen, you should definitely sample this. The alpine cheese which you can enjoy on its own or in a meal, is just as characteristic of the cuisine in this region as is the rustic preparation of the dishes.
A well-known and popular place is the Altstaufner Einkehr. The restaurant has now been in existence for many generations. You should definitely make a reservation if you would like to get a table between Tuesday ́s until Sunday ́s. You will also be offered varying classical dishes such as the rump steak from Allgaeuer beef with side offers for 29.90 euros.
The Königlich Bayrische Enzianhütte is well-known and popular amongst both the local inhabitants and tourists and it has been in Oberstaufen for more than 25 years. Typical Allgaeuer cuisine has been provided here during this whole period. As is fitting for a small lodge, you will find small dishes on the menu, Swabian raviolis or Bratwurst can be eaten from time to time. For those with very large appetites, there are also various dishes on the menu such as the rump steak with side orders for 24 euros.