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Welcome to Wertach in the Allgäu in the Bavarian Alps

Wertach is a well known holiday resort recommended for family holidays by the ADAC (General German Automobile Club). The village itself is on an altitude of 915 m and is therefore the highest market town in Germany. The market rights were granted to Wertach in the year 1423 and markets are still being held twice a year on the 1st May for the Mayday celebrations and on the 18th September for the “Viehscheid”, when the cattle returns from the mountains back down to the valley.

The recognised health climate resort in the Allgäu is home to approx. 3.000 inhabitants with about 1600 guest beds and 2 campsites. From the various mountains “Reuterwanne” (1542 m), “Wertacher Hörnle” (1695 m with alprose blossom at the end of June) and “Grünten” (1738 m) you can see the beautiful walking areas, two thirds of which are protected nature conservation areas.

Various points of interest around Wertach are the Parish Church, St. Sebastians Chapel (“Kleine Wies”), the local museum, Black Smiths, which is approx. 400 years old and the Mountain Cheese Dairy.

Leisure activities include in the summer the open air swimming pool “Starzlachauenbad”, lake “Grüntensee” for water sports and fishing and in the Winter 3 Ski lifts, 20 km cross country skiing, 20 km cleared walking routes and various sledging runs are also available.

Blick auf Wertach und Grünten im Frühling

Wertach

The village is on an altitude of 915 m and is therefore the highest market town in Germany. The market rights were granted to Wertach in the y…

Allgäu Walser Card

Guest Card

Guests in Wertach receive the guest card “Allgäu-Walser-Card” free of charge from their hosts, which offers discounted rates

Schloß Neuschwanstein

Points of interest

Come and visit Wertach in the beautiful region of the "Allgäu" in the Bavarian alps and the neighbouring Tirol/ Austria.

Viehscheid

Events

Approx. 700 events take place annually such as Carnival processions, “Schalenggenrennen” (big sledge racing), “Viehscheid” (driving the cattle…