Our Nature Park in the Allgäu
Recreation in the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park
A real special feature of our 5* Alpsee Camp Site is its proximity to the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park in the Allgäu. In order for an area to be awarded the title of "Nature Park", it must meet quite a number of requirements: For instance, nature parks are large-scale cultural landscapes that shape a region and give it a distinctive face. The close link between nature conservation and recreation plays a central role in nature parks. The tasks of protection, recreation, education and regional development are equally important.
Six Bavarian and eight Austrian Vorarlberg municipalities form the "Nagelfluhkette Nature Park". This nature park in Southern Germany covers 401 square kilometres of pure nature and is the first cross-border nature park between Germany and Austria.
The "Nagelfluhkette", which gives its name to the nature park in the Allgäu, owes its name to the countless stones of different sizes, always more or less round, which were pressed together to form a conglomerate, the so-called Nagelfluh or also "God's Concrete". The rocks of the Nagelfluh chain were formed about 25 million years ago. They are deposits of former rivers that piled up several thousand metres thick on the northern edge of the Alps at that time.
With a length of 24 km, it is a mighty natural phenomenon, with an impressive difference in altitude of almost 1,400 metres in a very small area. While the lowest point on the Bregenzerache is just 465 metres above sea level, the highest point reaches 2,050 metres. It is located just a little below the Hohe Ifen (2,229 m) on the Gottesacker plateau, in the very south of the famous nature park in Bavaria.
Numerous hiking trails lead directly from Immenstadt through the nature park in the Allgäu. The Mittagbahn cable cars and the Alpsee Bergwelt chairlift take you right into the centre of the action. Visit www.naturpark-erleben.info to access the interactive hiking map of the nature park.