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  1. #1
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    Default The Allgau region of Germany

    The Allgau region of Bavaria lies South West of Munich (1.5 hours), directly south of the small city of Kempten. The regions major towns being Sonthofen and Oberstdorf. It if a wide valley pointing south into Austria. At the southern end of the valley you are only about 12KM from St Anton and only 5km from Lech. Unfortunately you cant get there from the Allgau by road. There is however a brilliant ski route.
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    The Allgau skiing is mainly centered on Oberstdorf. There are 3 major hills here, the Nebelhorn, The Fellhorn (linked to Kanzelwand/Reitzlern in Austria\\\\\\\'s Kleinwalsertal region, and the Sollereck area. These are real mountains.
    Top to bottom of the Nebelhorn is 8kms.
    http://http://www.skigermany.com/skiing/oberstdorf/oberstdorf.php
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    I was stationed in this area with the British Army for 7 winters in the late 80s and early 90s. Things had changed a bit when I visited last winter. Most of the old lifts are gone, replaced by cable cars and quads. The uplift is very good with no queues experienced.
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    Apart from the main 3 hills just about each village has a mountain too. Some of these are excellent. At least for a day or 2. Places such as: Bolsterlang, Balderswang, Immenstadt, Stiebis and Nesselwang are great little hills (relative). http://www.onthesnow.com.au/allgau/ski-resorts.html
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    Close by, via road from Oberstdorf is the Kleinwalsertal. This is Austria. The rest of Austria is not accessible from this dead end valley. There are several good options here too: Kanzelwand, Ifen 2000 or Walmendinger horn.
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    The area is well known among Germans but little known elsewhere. Queues are small, villages are fantastic and very old world, food is top shelf and the views are better than just about anywhere apart from Switzerland. Lift passes are relatively cheap ranging from about 20 to 45 Euros for a day. You can get an Allgau pass that covers everything if you are there for a week. Ski buses are efficient as per all of Germany. There are even a couple of Aussie instructors at the ski school. Derek Barber being a mate of 20 years has made his home there.
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    So, If you are thinking of going to Europe, or are undecided as to where to go, Oberstdorf is a fantastic destination.
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    Regards
    Dave

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    Default Re: The Allgau region of Germany

    Unfortunately I cant post pics. Just google Allgau Ski images and you'll get the idea.
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=a...w=1584&bih=751

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