First day: From Giebelhaus to Prinz-Luitpold-Haus (1846 m): ascent 900 m, walking time 3 hours.
We take the bus to Hinterstein and on to Giebelhaus. A wide road takes us gently uphill. Then we turn left and pass a beautiful waterfall on the way to Bärgundelalpe, where we will stop to enjoy the view. From there we ascend steeply but without technical difficulty in zigzags to Prinz-Luitpold-Haus (1846 m). Possibility to hike up to the Bockkarscharte, where the view is especially rewarding.
Second day: From Prinz-Luitpold-Haus to Edmund-Probst-Haus: ascent 682 m, descent 605 m, walking time 6 hours
From the hut we start walking on a high route, then descend ca. 150 m quite steeply into the Bärgund Valley. On the other side of the valley the trail goes through fields and then up in steep zigzags on a rocky path to Laufbacher Eck (ca. 2100 m). From this notch we have an amazing view. The rest of the trail starts off steep and exposed with steps and secured by a few cables. It then continues over the typical Allgäu grass mounds with rich flower meadows without difficulties on to Edmund-Probst-Haus (1932 m). This stretch is one of the loveliest high routes in the German Alps.
Third day: From Edmund-Probst-Haus to Giebelhaus: ascent 201 m, descent 1070 m, walking time 4-5 hours
A short climb on a road leads from the hut to the summit station of the Nebelhornbahn (2221m). From there we can enjoy an amazing 360-degree panoramic view on a clear day over Oberstdorf, the peaks of the Allgäuer Alps and into Switzerland. After descending from the Nebelhorn the path initially goes briefly uphill, then downhill and past two lakes to the Engeratsgundsee, which invites us to take a break. The path is partly narrow and rocky. From the Engeratsgundsee the descent is steep down to Engeratsgundhof and the last stretch is on the road Giebelhaus. From there by bus to Hinterstein.