The Allgäu Alps have always been known for narrow ravines, wild gorges and steep waterfalls. One reason why there are some sagas and legends about the brooks and rivers in the Oberallgäu. The men who explored these narrow canyons with great effort and risk were brave. You can still be brave today, but with the best, modern equipment every canyon tour becomes an experience. The most famous gorges include the Breitachklamm near Oberstdorf and the Starzlachklamm near Sonthofen (you can experience these with us on a beginner’s tour.)
Our ancestors did not explore the gorges here for fun, as we do today, but rather the gorges of the rivers in the Alps were sought out for drinking water or usable hydropower. One or the other stream was also used to transport wood. However, the local children, adolescents and adults already had fun in the water back then. “Swimming pools” and “itching pools” in the gorges’ water pools was and is popular. Today we can experience the beauty of these gorges, with the naturally formed washouts, colors and waterfalls while canyoning in the Allgäu with jumping, sliding and abseiling.