The Bavarian Forest is a wonderful holiday destination for families. As the area is sparsely populated, there’s plenty of space for nature and thus plenty of room for your children to explore. The forest has a lot to discover, especially in the region of the national park, such as picturesque mountain lakes, exciting gorge trails, and diverse forest animals. At the Höcker Kinderparadies holiday apartments near Grafenau, families are in good hands. Here, you can enjoy a child-friendly farm stay combined with a hiking holiday.
In this Collection, we present seven beautiful hikes that are well suited to little feet or even a pram. The routes are not that long and there is plenty of variety along the way. The times given only refer to the walking time so be sure to plan a little longer so that the young hikers can take time to explore.
Not far from the Höcker Kinderparadies, you can walk around a reservoir and explore the fantastic Steinklamm Gorge. There is also an exciting nature trail with a large forest playground nearby. The well-known Großer Arber, the highest peak in the Bavarian Forest, is also a nice destination for families. The mountain is just as impressive from below and you can walk around a beautiful lake at its foot. At Ludwigsthal village, you can go on an adventurous walk through wolves, lynx, and wild horses’ enclosures, and visit a reconstructed stone age cave. A trip to the boulders in the forest by Steinernen Kirchlein. On a hike to Wagensonnriegel, you can enjoy particularly beautiful views.
And what about after the hike? There is plenty to experience at Höcker Kinderparadies too.
At the organic farm, the goats are waiting for you to stroke them and the ponies are looking forward to going for a ride. There are lots of toys both indoors and outdoors. The little ones can jump on the trampoline to their heart’s content or take a tractor ride. In the evening, you can sit around the campfire telling stories. As your eyes get heavy, your bed in the cosy holiday apartment is waiting for you.
As a guest at Höcker Kinderparadies, you get the National Park Card with the GUTi symbol. This allows you to use all buses and trains in the national park region free of charge. From Monday to Saturday, a bus takes you directly from Habernberg, i.e. right outside the door of the Kinderparadies, to Eppenschlag or Schönberg. You can find the timetables and other information (in German) here: bayerwald-ticket.com/bus-und-bahn-im-nationalpark.
The Bavarian Forest and the Höcker Kinderparadies offer the perfect mix of adventure, discovery and relaxation. The whole family will feel at home here! If your children are good on their feet and up for a longer hike, you can find other options here: komoot.de/user/ferienregionnationalparkbayerischerwald/collections.
This hike is shaped by the element of water. It circles the reservoir at Hartmannsreit and leads along the banks of the Große Ohe. Hartmannsreit is very close to the Höcker children's paradise. Here you can go on a spontaneous hike with your family without much planning.
You start on the north shore of…
Hikers of all ages discover the Steinklamm on exciting paths. The water of the Große Ohe has dug its way through the earth between mighty rocks and tall trees near Spiegelau. For a hike to this natural spectacle, the whole family is best put on sturdy shoes with good soles, because it can be a bit slippery…
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This path is not long, but you can still spend a lot of time here with your family. A large forest playground and a nature trail make the hike as entertaining and exciting as possible. It's never far from station to station and the little ones get to know nature in a playful way.
The parking lot for this…
On this hike, your children can romp through the trees and scramble around on mighty rocks. There are many boulders hidden in the forest - with a little skill you might even be able to make one of them wobble.
The route starts at the hiking car park on the edge of Entschenreuth. Right at the beginning…
The loop around the Großer Arbersee is a leisurely, short hike. Therefore it is also suitable for families with small children. With the stroller you also have no problem on the developed paths.
The route starts right at the Arberseehaus, where there is also a large car park. First you walk around to…
The Wagensonnriegel is a summit with little altitude, but a lot of views - a perfect family hike. At the very top there are several benches that are ideal for a well-deserved snack. There are also several places to take a break on the go.
The route starts at the hiking car park in the small hamlet of…
This hike near Ludwigsthal is really good: A reconstructed Stone Age cave and several wild animal enclosures await you in the open air. Families can easily spend a whole day here.
There is a large parking lot north of Ludwigsthal. This is also where the train stops, under whose tracks you dive straight…
Holidays on the farm are so beautiful: the whole family is in good hands in the Höcker children's paradise. The little ones ride the ponies, run with the dwarf goats across the meadows and go cuddling in the petting zoo. Parents and children can help with the stable work and get to know the animals even better. There is also no shortage of toys inside or outside. In the evening everyone relaxes around a campfire.
Our organic farm is surrounded by nature, very close to the Bavarian Forest National Park. Wonderful family hikes are just a stone's throw away. Apartments and holiday flats are available for a good night's sleep and relaxing hours on the farm. You can find more information at kinderparadies-hoecker.de.
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