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Scottish Highlander's favourites: 6 hikes in the Bavarian Forest

Pepe Drexler/Bayerwaldpfade

Scottish Highlander's favourites: 6 hikes in the Bavarian Forest

Hiking Collection by Ferienregion Nationalpark BayrischerWald

6

Tours

15:50 h

32.8 mi

4,900 ft

At first glance, Bavaria and Scotland may not seem to have much in common, but look again and there are some similarities. Both have blue and white flags, impressive nature, and are havens for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. In the tranquil town of Mauth in the heart of the Bavarian Forest, you can find a small slice of Scotland at the Scottish Highlander Guesthouse. Here, you start your day with a Scottish breakfast, spend the day exploring beautiful landscapes in the Bavarian National Park, and return to your hosts, Peter and Grit Schröder, at their small Scottish paradise in the evening. In this Collection, we introduce 6 wonderful Bavarian hikes with a Scottish flare.

Many of the Tours start directly from the front door of the guesthouse. They take you along beautiful trails through the dense Bavarian Forest where you can enjoy fantastic views from Lusen and Siebensteinkopf mountains as well as the tranquil water. As the woods lie along the border with the Czech Republic, it’s worth crossing the state border from time to time too. For any hikes that don’t start from your accommodation, you can conveniently hop on a bus. The

For hikes that don't start directly at your accommodation, you can take the bus and relax. With the Gästeservice Umwelt-Ticket (GUTi) guest card, which you get at your accommodation, you can use the local transport in the region for free. Just ask your hosts, they have all the information about the ticket and bus timetables.

The Bavarian Forest National Park Region is perfect for your next hiking holiday: Let yourself be enchanted by the wonderful nature of the low mountain range on the German-Czech border and spice up your holiday in Bavaria with a pinch of Scotland. You don’t have to embark on a long-distance journey to escape the daily grind for a few days. The Scottish Highlander Guesthouse is waiting for you with open arms!

If you're looking for more inspiration for walking in the region, here are a few more Tour suggestions: komoot.de/user/ferienregionnationalparkbayerischerwald/collections

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Tours & Highlights

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    Wanderung auf den Lusen – Scottish Highlander's Lieblinge

    Intermediate
    02:39
    5.17 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    It's not exactly like in the Scottish Highlands, but a hike up the 1,373-meter-high Lusen still has some parallels: a romantic lake, mystical legends and wonderful views. The eight-kilometer loop begins in the mountain village of Waldhäuser in the middle of the Bavarian Forest National Park.

    

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  • Difficult
    05:17
    10.7 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,025 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Scotland scores with its lochs, the Bavarian Forest with its bubbling streams. On this 17-kilometer tour you hike on wonderful hiking trails through the Reschbachtal to the Siebensteinkopf. The hike starts right at the Scottish Highlander Guesthouse in Mauth.

    

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  • Intermediate
    03:13
    6.59 mi
    2.1 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The forest is calling: This almost eleven kilometer hike leads you in a relaxed up and down through the picturesque Steinbachtal and the dense Schönbrunn forest. On the way you will pass wonderful rest areas - so don't forget to pack your provisions. The tour starts right at the Scottish Highlander Guesthouse

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  • Easy
    01:37
    3.54 mi
    2.2 mph
    375 ft
    400 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Forest, water and even more forest - this almost six-kilometer round takes you on wonderful hiking trails to the Reschbachklause. The hike starts at the Wistlberg car park in the Finsterau district. From Mauth you can easily travel by bus, the bus stop is right at the starting point.

    

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  • Easy
    01:20
    2.84 mi
    2.1 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Do you fancy a relaxed walk? Then this tour around the Fuchsberg is just right for you. The almost five-kilometer hike starts right at the Scottish Highlander Guesthouse, leads you through the idyllic nature around Mauth and ends with a piece of cake in the middle of the village.

    

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  • Easy
    01:44
    3.95 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Do you feel more like a little exercise today? Then you can discover the area around Mauth on this six-kilometer loop. It starts right at the Scottish Highlander Guesthouse.

    

    You leave the place and walk across meadows and through the forest to Waldmühle. Soon you will smell the spicy wood smell of the

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    The Scottish Highlander Guesthouse in Mauth is the first Bavarian guesthouse with Scottish flair. Host Peter Schröder and his wife Grit share their love for the Scottish highlands with their guests and offer a cozy bed and breakfast in the heart of the Bavarian Forest. The guesthouse is therefore a great starting point for your hikes in the region.

    The Scottish Highlander Guesthouse has ten double rooms en-suite with balcony or terrace, two family rooms en-suite and a cozy breakfast and common room. WiFi and parking are free, and every room has tea and coffee and a TV. For a surcharge you can get a Scottish breakfast to start the day off right. After a long day of hiking, you can look forward to relaxing in the sauna in the evening (also for a surcharge).

    More information: scottish-highlander-guesthouse.de

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Highlights
    1
  • Distance
    32.8 mi
  • Duration
    15:50 h
  • Elevation
    4,900 ft

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