It is hidden in the name, Pfronten, the brow of (Allgäu) Alps
The Allgäu Alps are an incomparable work of art with the three altitudes of the Allgäu: the peaks of Aggenstein, Breitenberg and Tannheim Mountains invite you to feel free as a bird, in the broad Voralpenland the sparkling waters of the Hops, Forggen and Bannwaldsee and the ridges of Falkenstein and the Zirmgrats extends to the Ammergau Alps. The rural culture has left its mark on the valley. Special attention is thereby paid to the hand mown meadows; the hay is used for soothing hay-spa treatments.
Varied, authentic and endearing – that is the high altitude spa Pfronten. The popular Allgäu holiday area composed of thirteen districts, lies on the foothills of the Allgäu and Tyrolean Alps. Holidays in Pfronten offers the perfect blend of action and relaxation. Hiking takes a prominent place. A large variety of hiking trails guides the guest through spectacular mountain scenery which is dominated by the stars, Breitenberg Mountain (1,838 m) and Aggenstein Mountain (1,986 m). A break in one of the Alpine mountain cabins is a reward for the sweaty climb.
The special bio-climate, unspoilt nature and the traditional landscape all form the basis for a feel-good holiday to strengthen your health. The famous Pfrontener mountain meadow hay grown on ungrazed and unfertilized pastures plays a special role. More than 70 medicinal herbs and plants found in the hay ensure that it can unfold its healing power in many varied uses, as hay packs, in liquor or in skin care products. The small hay museum shows the hard work of the mountain farmers and the power of mountain meadow hay.
The “Hiking Trilogy Allgäu”, the long distance hiking trail which was awarded the ADAC Tourism Award in Bavaria in February 2016, offers more than 800 kilometers through varied scenic beauty. The hiking trilogy is divided into three main routes: The “Meadow- Route”, in the foothills of the Alps, is ideal for nature-loving hikers. The more difficult “Water- Route” leads over countless hills along the scenic rivers and lakes. The “Himmelsstürmer (Mountaineer) Trail” leads through the Alpine mountains.