(Received on 27.06.2012)
The Allgäu is a southern German region in Swabia. It covers the south of Bavarian Swabia and southeastern Baden-Württemberg. The region stretches from the prealpine lands up to the Alps. The main rivers flowing through the Allgäu are the Lech and Iller.
It is sub-divided into the following regions: Oberallgäu, Unterallgäu, Ostallgäu, Westallgäu.
The area is notable for its beautiful landscapes and is popular for vacations and therapeutic stays. It is well known in Germany for its farm produce, especially dairy products including Hirtenkäse ("herdsman's cheese"). The alpine regions of the Allgäu rise over 2,000 metres in altitude and are popular for winter skiing.