Alpe Schlappold is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.740m (5,708ft) above the sea level, located in the Allgäu Alps near Oberstdorf, in Bavaria, Germany, on the border with Austria. It's one of the highest roads of Germany.
The road to the summit is asphalted, but very narrow and extremely steep with an average gradient of more than 18%. The road winds up to the Alpe Schlappold and to a station of the Fellhorn cableway and is only permitted to private motorized traffic but also accessible for cyclists. This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers.
The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. The climb is called "Heavens Ladder". The road winds up very steep zig-zagging for many kilometers directly under the cableway and ends at Schlappold station of Fellhorn cableway at some 1.740 meters.
Pic: andree hessler