Zöblen is a small village perched at an altitude of 1,087m in the Tannheimer Tal Valley in the heart of the Allgäu Alps.
It is home to 217 inhabitants who enjoy a peaceful existence in stunning natural surroundings. The village is an ideal starting point for hikes into the mountains with their traditional huts serving local food. In centuries past, smugglers would use the trails over the Wannenjoch mountain to transport their contraband to Germany. Today a hike along the "Schmugglersteig" on the Wannenjoch mountain is a popular adventure with families where everyone chooses a route (Smuggler's Trail or Watchman's Trail) and then receives a number of items which would have been used back then.
During the cold months of the year it is winter sports which dominate. The Schattwald-Zöblen has plenty of pistes catering for all abilities, whiel the village's high altitude means that cross-country skiers can enjoy the trails throughout the winter. In the Tannheimer Tal Valley there is a network of almost 150km of cross-country skiing trails, including the beautiful route up to the frozen Haldensee lake.