Day-hike: Gschwender Horn

What to expect

The hike over the peaks of Immenstädter Horn (1489m) and Gschwender Horn (1450m) offers great views of the Algäu Alps. In between the peaks the Kemptner Naturfreundehaus hut invites for delicious and traditional Allgäu lunch and just before getting back to Immenstadt the two lakes Großer and Kleiner Alpsee offer great swimming opportunities.


We start at Immenstadt train station soon leaving the town behind on a wide forest path from which soon a steep and narrow hiking path goes up in serpentines to Immenstädter Horn. From here the hike continues gently downhill to Kemptner Naturfreundehaus, where we stop for lunch. We continue on narrow hiking paths to the peak of Gschwender Horn, which only inolves a short uphill section. From here it is mainly downhill and the path soon widens onto a forest path until we get to a paved road that leads us to Alpsee, where we stop for a swim before heading back to Immenstadt train station.

Physical requirements

You need to be able to walk comfortably on narrow hiking paths, which are at times covered with lose rocks and tree roots, uphill for 3 hours in total with a small break every hour. The whole hike will take approximately 6 hours of walking with shorter sit-down breaks every hour and a longer break at the hut a short hike after the first summit.

Length: 14 km, 900 meter ascent
Duration: 6 hrs walking, 12 hrs total


Start: Munich Hauptbahnhof (main station), 07:00 am. Meet in front of platform 33. Departure RE 70 at 7:20 am.

End: Munich Hbf, ~ 7 pm

The Deutschlandticket is valid on the train journey. You can opt for a train included ticket, which means you will have to travel with the group to and from the hike on the same train. Or you may get your own ticket. Note that I am not able to tell you which of the trains we are taking on the way back, as the length of the hike depends on the weather and the pace of the group.

What to bring:

  • Hiking boots, rucksack, waterproof rain jacket (& rain trousers), hiking poles
  • Sun protection: cream, hat, sunglasses
  • Water (1.5-2 liter) & snacks


  • Guided hike by Johanna, a qualified and insured UIMLA Mountain Leader that is registered with the German Alpine Association (VDBS) and the German Alpine Club (DAV)
  • Organised trip by a registered travel company:


  • Group-train-ticket from Munich Hbf and return: €18

Note that I can offer this ticket only if a minimum of two people travel together and that you have to travel with the group on this ticket. Also note that the Deutschlandticket is valid on the train we take. If you would like to join the group ticket, please message me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • Any costs incurred during the trip (incl. travel, lunch, drinks, etc.)

Event Information

Start 03-08-2024 07:00
End 03-08-2024 19:00
Slots 12
Registered 1
Available 11
Price 25,00€
Location Munich Hauptbahnhof