Hiking to the Käseralpe
For me hiking needs a destination, preferable a place to sit and with available drinks like soda, beer or local milk. All this of course has to be somewhere away from the bustling touristy life in the valley. A good place I have found in the Käseralpe. This Alpe is located at the far end of the Oytal, in the Southeast of Oberstdorf. The hike is mainly flat, except the last part, which leads up to the Käseralpe. But the whole tour is quite long compared to other hikes I have done. One way will be around 13 km. Arriving at the Käseralpe, you will be deep inside the beautiful Allgäuer Alps which are totally surrounding this place. In case that you are still fit, you can cross the mountains Southwestwards into the neighbouring valley and hike back via Gerstruben (see my other tip for Gerstruben).
Drink enough on your way! It is important.
In case the whole tour becomes to far, you can stop in the Oytal Haus. Also here drinks and small stuff to eat are available.
Location Käseralpe on Google Maps
All following are in German only, but might provide also infos for those not understanding it!
Wikipedia about Oytal.
Homepage of the Oytal Haus.
Good info about the Oytal.
Download gps track here and view it on Google Earth.
It is the downloadable file (upper one) at the bottom of the page. Use the Save As-function of the browser to download it, then change the extension from xml to gpx. Now use the Open-option in Google Earth to open the file. Google Earth will fly to the track which is drawn as a thin line from Oberstdorf to the Käseralpe...
Photo 2 and 3 are taken from: http://www.fuehrer.oberstdorf-online.de/alphuetten/kaeseralpe.htm