Hiking in the Bavarian Forest

The Treetop path in Neuschönau in the Bavarian Forest National Park is the longest in the world. With a length of 1300 m and a height of 8 - 25 m, the treetop path snakes its way through the beech, fir and spruce trees of the mixed mountain forest. The highlight is the 44-m high tree tower, which was built over three ancient fir and beech trees of up to 38 m in height.

Following its extension, which was completed on 1 August 1997, the Bavarian Forest National Park is today one of the largest forest national parks in Europe. On an area of approximately 24,000 hectares you can experience unique scenery whose determining element is the forest. The Hans-Eisenmann-Haus near Neuschönau offers plenty of basic information when visiting the Bavarian Forest National Park or before you go hiking.

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The River Ilz is known as the ‘Black Pearl of the Bavarian Forest’ due to its blackish colour. It rises in the area around the Rachelsee and flows into the Danube at Passau. Holiday guests can experience this great white-water river in a heavily wooded landscape by bicycle or on foot. You can join the trail at every locality along the Ilz. Particularly recommended is a hike around the Oberilzmühle reservoir, which is about 7 km long.

The Dreisesselberg (1330 metres) with a sea of stones on its south slope is a bizarre, geologically interesting granite massif. The mountain offers many different routes for young and older hikers, and for both strenuous and easy hiking. A breathtaking view awaits you on the Hochstein and Hochkamm.

Excursion destinations in the Bavarian Forest

Finsterau Museum Village - the “Finsterau open-air museum” beyond the woods of the National Park consists of a small village with farmhouses, complete farmyards, a village smithy and a roadside hostelry. Weekly demonstrations portray the life and handicrafts in the Bavarian Forest village as in olden times.

Tittling Museum Village - The “Bavarian Forest Museum Village” in Tittling is one of the most important open-air museums in Europe. Over 100 buildings from 1580 - 1850 can be seen here.

Waldkirchen – a lovely little town situated about 8 km to the east of our hotel. Here you will find great shops and many good cafes.

Pullmann City - The western town is a journey back in time to the “Wild West”. Experience many attractions up close – a day in Pullmann City is worth it.

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Towns and cities worth seeing

Dreiflüssestadt Passau Bayern

Three-river city of Passau – An interesting destination for a day’s excursion is the city of Passau, which lies at the point where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together. The thousand-year history of the city is omnipresent in the famous old part of Passau with its crooked alleys. According to Alexander von Humboldt, Passau is one of the seven most beautiful cities in the world. At the highest point of the old part of town stands the Passau Cathedral of St. Stephan. Passau Cathedral has the largest catholic church organ in the world, with 17,949 pipes, 233 playable stops and four glockenspiels.

Schärding – the water gate – a baroque town at Bavaria’s geographical boundary. Its crowning glory is the baroque Silberzeile in the town centre. An unforgettable collection of houses presents itself here. The landmark of the town of Schärding - the WATER GATE – can be found at the end of the lower town square.

World Heritage Site - Cesky Krumlov - The castle bridge spans the mighty castle moat. The town of Cesky Krumlov is situated in the district of South Bohemia and occupies 2nd place after Venice in the Unesco list of protected ancient monuments in Europe. With a castle that stands high above the town on a rocky hill, the picturesque town of Krumlov has always attracted people.