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Highlights in Waltenhofen
- Swimming at the Niedersonthofener Lake
- Hiking to the Wachters-Alpe
- Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing
- Magnificent Sebastian Chapel
- Mariengrotte in the district Rauns
- Destination castle ruin Langenegg
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Vacation rentals in Waltenhofen
The enchanting Bavarian community of Waltenhofen has a number of charming holiday apartments in the town centre to offer you, the shops of daily needs and the taverns practically in front of your doorstep. A vacation rental just outside the village centre reveals a wonderful natural landscape that invites you to go hiking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter.Accommodation with extra service
Many landlords in Waltenhofen are happy to offer you breakfast in their holiday apartments. You can also rent bicycles or ski equipment from some accommodation providers. In addition, one or the other provider of vacation rentals will gladly pick you up from the nearest railway station, so that you can also travel to your holiday destination without a car. However, if you arrive by car, you can park almost anywhere in the town without any problems.
Vacation in Waltenhofen
Travelers and Activities
As a pedestrian you are in good hands in Waltenhofen. From here some wonderful hiking trails start, which bring you closer to the unique landscape of the district Oberallgäu. Hike to the Wachters-Alpe, to the herb village Niedersonthofen or to the waterfall. The Niedersonthofener See also offers swimming possibilities.Follow winter sports on cold holiday days
In Waltenhofen you can go on horse-drawn sleigh rides and snowshoe hikes or use the groomed cross-country trails for your favourite sport. In the district of Hof you will find a two kilometre long toboggan run. Skiing is possible in the ski areas, which can be reached in about 30 minutes by car.
The famous reformer Matthias Waibel was born towards the end of the 15th century in Waltenhofen, in the district of Martinszell. He opposed the authorities at the beginning of the Peasant Wars and finally died as a martyr in 1525.
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In Waltenhofen there are some pretty churches, which are open to you for free inspection. One of them is the Sebastian Chapel in the Oberdorf district. It was built in 1564 as a plague chapel to commemorate the victims of the great plague epidemics in the Allgäu. Today it radiates a very special charm thanks to the rich furnishings of Prince Abbot Engelbert von Syrgenstein.2. Walking to the grotto in the forest
The Mariengrotte in the Rauns district is beautiful and well hidden. The stone cave is situated in a small wood not far from the river Iller. It was built by a farmer all alone in honour of St. Mary. In May, regular devotions are held here.3. Visit the beautiful castle ruins
The ruins of Langenegg Castle, situated on a wooded hill, are a wonderful excursion destination. The former castle dates back to 1250 and once belonged to the Lords of Langenegg, later it was used as a poorhouse and penitentiary. The most famous prisoner of this castle was Maria Anna Schwegelin, who was later condemned as a witch.