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Bavarian Forest

The Bavarian Forest – A Wonder Of Nature

If you want to take your family to somewhere special in Germany then look at all that is on offer at the Bavarian Forest. There is so much to do in both summer and wintertime so if you are lovers of nature, put this destination at the top of your list.

The National Park Information Centre Falkenstein

At the information centre you can find out all you need to know to enjoy a trip to the Bavarian Forest which was the first National Park in Germany. The forest borders the Czech Republic and was first opened to the public in 1970.

Adventures And Nature All In One Place

The forest offers many trails through its vast interior but it is important to stick to those that are marked. There are many animals and the keepers of this magnificent forest want to make sure that they are left undisturbed.

Trails for hikers are at various levels so if you are not too fit you are advised keep to the shorter routes but even these take you to some enchanting parts of the wood with little streams and a cool atmosphere among the trees. See if you can identify the mushrooms and mosses than are in abundance in the Bavarian Forest.

Bike Trails Too

Bikes are allowed in the Bavarian Forest on certain trails and visitors are asked to keep only to those that have no visitors on foot. You will be able to see the many animals that inhabit this wonderful nature trail through acres of trees and natural vegetation.

Follow A Bavarian Forest Guide

For those who want to know more about the forest there are trained guides at the information centre who can show you the most beautiful routes. With stone age caves and animal enclosures that are open all year round, a visit to the Bavarian forest will be a memorable one.


At the forest information centre there is a 3D cinema showing films about this natural wonder and a playroom for children if they have any energy left after your hike. The visitor centre is free. You can sit down in the restaurant and enjoy some food and drinks to replenish your energy.

The vast stretch of land that is the Bavarian Forest offers so much for families and experienced hikers. Even though it is so popular you may often feel that you are totally alone in this perfect natural environment.

Where To Stay When You Visit The Bavarian Forest

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Close by the forest there are lots of hotels so finding somewhere to stay is simple.

Ferienwohnungen Kramheller

The luxurious five star Ferienwohnungen Kramheller is a holiday home and apartments complex where families can enjoy freedom and comfort. All amenities are in the apartment including a fully fitted kitchen. Guests can use the barbecue and eat outside after a long days walk in the forest.

Nearby you can hire an electric bike if you are running low on energy and there is free onsite parking. Located just 3.26 kilometres from the information centre, this makes an excellent base for a holiday in and around the forest.

Hotel Bavaria

The four star Hotel Bavaria is ideal if you don’t want to cook meals when you are on holiday. Cosy rooms with large windows that give an excellent view of the forest are available and your breakfast buffet is offered with a glass of sparkling wine!

Based 3.3 kilometres from the centre, the Hotel Bavaria also has a spa area with a sauna to erase away your aches after a long day walking in the forest.

Domicil am Stadtpark

An aparthotel at Domicil am Stadtpark gives you the best of both worlds. A quiet apartment in beautiful grounds with the option to make your own breakfast or join in the daily buffet. Rooms have a balcony overlooking the river and spa park.

At 5.22 kilometres from the centre, the aparthotel is close enough for exploring and if you want to go further afield it is only 15 kilometres from the Czech border.

How To Get To The Bavarian Forest

There are several options when travelling to the Bavarian Forest.

By Air

Munich is the nearest German airport but you can also reach the Bavarian Forest by flying to Prague or Salzburg. There are road and rail links from all these airports.

By Train

At the main rail station at Munich you take the regional train to Passau then change to Plattling. From Plattling there is another regional train to Ludwigsthal.

By Road

Using the A92 from Munich to the junction at Deggendorf you will see signs for the Bavarian Forest. The signs for the National Park (B11/E53) take you towards Patersdorf and then to Regen. When you reach the main part of Ludwigsthal, there is a car park marked Haus zur Wildnis.

While you are staying at the forest you can buy a ticket that entitles you to travel around the area by bus and train.

Nearby Attractions To The Bavarian Forest

Artisans In Glass Artwork

The town of Zwiesel is known as glass city and here you can see artists in the glass factories who will show you just how difficult it is to produce glass works of art as well as drinking glasses and bottles. The artists explain how to heat and blow glass into all different models and shapes. A fascinating exhibition and worth viewing.

Winter Sports

A trip in winter to the Bavarian Forest is not only exciting with opportunities for skiing and ski boarding but you can also experience the stunning winter landscapes with snow drifts in the hills and passes. Children and parents can spend a day on a sled and afterwards there is always a glass of mulled wine to end the day. Guided tours on snow shoes are also available.

Fun, Adventure And Excitement In A Natural Environment

The wonders of the Bavarian Forest are there for everyone to enjoy. You can walk the paths and see the animals and birds, cool your feet off in a stream and then go back to your hotel for a well earned rest.

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