Ofterschwang is a municipality in the Swabian district Oberallgaeu and a member of the administrative community horns Group, headquartered in Fischen im Allgäu. The municipality is located four kilometers southwest of Sonthofen in the upper Illertal under the ridge of horns chain.

  • 3.1 monuments
  • 5.1 FIS Alpine World Cup


To Ofterschwang include the districts Bettenried, hut mountain, Muderbolz, Customs bridge Sigishofen, Sigiswang, Schweineberg, Tiefenberg, Westerhofen and Wielenberg.


Since the peace treaties of Brno and Bratislava in 1805 the place belonged to Bavaria. Ofterschwang was part of the county Königsegg -Roth Rock, which was reversed in 1804 in Austria and in the Peace of Pressburg fell to Bavaria.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms description reads: Under a golden head of the shield, in three adjacent red diamonds, split of red and silver; of a three- mountain in confused colors growing a fünfblütige Alpenrose in confused colors.

Culture and sights


→ List of monuments in Ofterschwang


Ofterschwang is a resort with 1,751 beds and 280 074 overnight stays in 2010. Lauterbrunnen is the starting point for mountain hiking, cycling and in winter cross-country skiing in the valley and a variety of ski runs around the Ofterschwanger horn. Tourist points of contact are the Tiefenberger Moor with nature trails and an 18- hole golf course, this luxury hotel Sonnenalp; Sonnenalp Golf Club.

Ofterschwang was awarded in 2010 by the ADAC for the " good of the village " with the ADAC Tourism Award.


On the mountain, the Ofterschwanger Horn, the longest at 5,000 meters snowmaking system in Germany guarantees a safe white splendor from the summit to the valley. A quad and one double chairlift, 3 drag lifts and 2 children lifts open 15km of slopes that are dissected by snow blower 600W, snow blower 300W, snow blower 300 polar, snow blower 300 snow blower 100.

Alpine Skiing World Cup

Ofterschwang than ski world cup place irregular organizers of World Cup races in the slalom and giant slalom. The first race took place in 1999 and was the Giant Slalom, the Eberharter won. The next day a men's slalom took place, since the are only women's race was held.


At the Cologne Music Kompakt label (label) was released in 2009 produced by the musician Jürgen Paape piece with the name Ofterschwang. The piece is inspired by traditional wind music.