Sonthofen is a s small city with 21,000 citizens which was elected Alpine City 2005 . thumb Sonthofen is an excellent base for the further exploration of the Oberallgäu. Prices are lower than in Oberstdorf or Bad Hindelang which are located closer to the Alps, but can be reached within 30 minutes by train or car.
From München there is a train every hour which takes about 2:40 hours to reach Sonthofen. Price is 33,40 €, with Bayern-Ticket: 22 € (Spring 2012).
From Stuttgart there is a train every hour which takes about 2:45 hours to reach Sonthofen. Price is 35,70 €, with Baden-Württemberg-Ticket: 21 € (Spring 2012).
From Lindau there is a train every hour which takes about 1:05 hours to reach Sonthofen. Price is 14,40 € (Spring 2012).
From north you take the Autobahn until Kempten and then take the B19 until you reach Sonthofen. During peak season there is often traffic jams on the B19.
From west you take the B308 to Sonthofen. This road passes the Paradies (Lookout Point) and you might need snow chains after heavy snowfall during winter (announced in traffic radio).
- Museum of carriges at Hinterstein
- Museum of local history
- Klausentreiben every year from 4. to 6.12.
- Grubenbesichtigung in Burgberg
- Egga-Spiel - performed every third year (zuletzt im Jahr 2006) around the end of carnival (late February/early March)
- Kiwi Lounge - Tasty beer and cocktails
- Das Amt  - Pub; Rathausplatz 1; open daily 9.00 until 1.00; on weekend until 3.00.
- Endstation  - Rockcafe; Eichendorfstraße 1, close to the trainstation.
- Kraftwerk  - Disco; Stadionweg 12; Tu 21-4 Uhr; F,Sa 22.00 - 5.00 clock.
- Club Sonneck  - Insiderclub; Music is maily Independent/Alternativ Rock. F,Sa 20.00 - 1.00.
- Barfly  - Independent/Alternative Rock; Marktstrasse 4, basement; 12.00-1.00; Fr & Sa until 3.00;
- Barino  - Cocktailbar; Freibadstraße 14; Su-Th 11 AM until 3 PM; Fr-Sa 11AM-4PM.
- Faith  - Hard and Heavy Bar; Grüntenstraße 39; M-Th 20.00 - 3.00; Sa,Su 20.00 - 5.00.
- Orange - Pilsbar; Schnitzerstraße 1
- Sudhaus  - Cocktailbar; Hirschstraße 2; Th-Sa 21.00 - 4.00.