Wild primeval forests, unbelievable wide views and crystal clear waters – the Bavarian Forest National Park promises unique nature. Around the glass-making town of Zwiesel, you hike up to high peaks and through deep forests. Whether you are dreaming of a relaxing break or an active holiday, the Bavarian Forest National Park Region has countless possibilities.
Situated a stone’s throw from the town of Zwiesel, Hollerbusch guesthouse in the mountain village of Rabenstein offers plenty of peace and quiet. With the national park on your doorstep, you can easily discover magnificent natural gems. In this Collection, we present our five favourite Tours that start either right at our house or just a short drive away. Let us guide you from the Schwell canal to the rustic Trifterhaus Schwellhäusl hut, exploring the giant trees in the Hans-Watzlik-Hain on the way. If you enjoy sports, you can climb from the shore of the deep blue Arbersee lake to the Großer Arber peak. As the highest mountain in the national park, the Großer Arber guarantees fantastic views. Whether in summer or winter, the hike to the Hennenkobel mountain, our third tour tip, is a great experience. Directly in front of our house, you start the circular hike to Stock Auwiesen nature reserve, a slope moor with rare plants. On the fifth Tour, you are rewarded with wide views from the Small and Large Falkenstin peaks and discover mighty in the Mittelsteighütte primeval forest area.
Located at the gates of the Bavarian Forest, our Haus Hollerbusch guesthouse is the perfect starting point for various hikes. There are many mountain bike trails around Zwiesel and you can go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and skiing in winter. We offer two spacious holiday apartments, a luscious garden, freshly baked bread rolls and Bavarian hospitality as well as massages for our guests – you can arrive, relax and have a great time from the get-go.
The guesthouse is just a few steps away from Rabenstein village square and the public bus network. You can easily travel to the starting points of the circular walks free of charge with the GUTi ticket for guests. You can find more information about the ticket (in German), here:
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This relaxed and easy hike begins at the parking lot in front of the Waldgasthof zum Falkenstein. The journey from Haus Hollerbusch by car takes about 15 minutes, alternatively you can also reach the start by public buses.From the Waldgasthof you follow the path north to the idyllic town of Zwieslerwaldhaus. At the Zollhausstraße hiking car park, keep left and walk to the end of the path - there you enter the picturesque mixed forest of the Bavarian Forest National Park. On a small bridge you cross the rushing stream Große Deffernik and at the adjoining fountain you keep left.This is where the beautiful Schwellsteig begins, which leads you through the deep green of this "Bavarian jungle". Accompanied by the alluvial canal, you walk on a wide path that can also be walked in winter. The perfect place for a break is the rustic Trifterklause Schwellhäusl. Like a picture book, the inn is located by a reflecting pond in the middle of the forest.Enjoy Bavarian specialties in the garden before continuing your tour through the beautiful nature. The Hans-Watzlik-Hain is a real experience: Here you can marvel at ancient giant trees such as the 50-meter-high Große Waldhausanne, the mightiest tree in the Bavarian Forest National Park. The exciting adventure trail leads you through the middle of the jungle-like wilderness. Finally, you will meet the Große Deffernik again and hike back to the starting point at the Waldgasthaus.
On this unforgettable hike, one highlight follows the next: you start at the Großer Arbersee, which you can reach from Haus Hollerbusch by car in around 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can also travel by bus, but you have to change twice.The ascent to the Großer Arber begins with a view of the dark blue water of the Großer Arbersee. First, it goes steadily uphill through the forest - you will pass shelters and benches that invite you to take a break. You cross the Kleine Deffernik and then turn sharply right twice to get to the lookout point at Mittagsplatzl. At the summit there is a small cross from which you can look down to the Großer Arbersee and across to the Czech Republic.After you have soaked up the panorama, you continue to follow the tour uphill. Via the alpine meadows of the Bodenmaiser Mulde you reach the summit plateau of the Großer Arber, on which several viewpoints await you. At 1,451 meters, the Großer Arber is the second highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest National Park. The wooden Arber chapel, which is somewhat hidden on a rock wall, is a worthwhile detour.Then you are spoiled for choice: would you prefer to stop off at the Eisensteiner Hütte or the Arberschutzhaus? After a well-deserved break, it goes down to the stable bar, another point with foresight. Following the Arberweg, you hike back into the valley on the banks of the Arbersee. At the end of your hike, you can try your way through the Arberseehaus menu.
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This beautiful round starts right at your accommodation, Haus Hollerbusch in Rabenstein. From the village square you walk north to the imposing Rabenstein Castle, which was built in 1912. On wide forest paths you then enter the natural Bavarian Forest National Park - lots of fresh air and ancient giant trees await you.This is followed by a very special section on the Glass Way of the Cross, which leads you past 14 stations with glass pictures. It continues uphill until you reach the summit of the Hennenkobel: in summer and winter, the summit cross at 965 meters above sea level is a worthwhile destination with a wonderful view.You can take a break in the nearby refuge before you go downhill on soft forest paths. Winding paths finally bring you back to Rabenstein and Haus Hollerbusch.
This tour also starts right at Haus Hollerbusch in Rabenstein - so you can start right after breakfast. First you walk on back roads until you dive into the shady forest and are surrounded by mighty trees. After the first few kilometers, you will brush against the Mauthner Wiese and approach the Stockauwiesen nature reserve: the vast areas of the hillside moor have been under nature protection since 1980 and offer a home to rare plants such as the insect-eating sundew.In a gentle up and down, it then goes north past the village of Außenried. After a good half of the circular hike, the impressive railway viaduct in Reisachmühle appears in front of you. Trains have been steaming over this remarkable structure since 1928. We continue through forest and meadow areas to Innenried, where there is a small chapel on the outskirts - a nice place to pause and rest.You continue hiking towards Zwiesel and if you want you can take a detour to the center. Otherwise, the path leads you past Arber holiday park back into the forest. In winter you will find many cross-country trails here, so you can explore this wonderful landscape even in the cold season. After a little more than eleven kilometers you will return to your accommodation, Haus Hollerbusch.
The starting point of this wonderful circular hike is at the parking lot in front of the Waldgasthof zum Falkenstein. The journey from Haus Hollerbusch by car takes about 15 minutes, alternatively you can also reach the start by public buses.At the beginning you follow the Schillerweg deep into the wild and romantic forest and a short time later turn onto the Adamweg. Following the path, you penetrate into the core area of the Bavarian Forest National Park and climb steadily uphill. You reach the first grandiose vantage point on the Kleiner Falkenstein. From the rock plateau at 1,190 meters you can see the primeval mixed forests, which are an important habitat for rare birds such as falcons and ravens.The highlight, in the truest sense of the word, of this hike awaits you on the Großer Falkenstein: the highest point at 1,315 meters is marked by a wrought-iron summit cross. After you have thoroughly enjoyed the incredible view of the National Park and the Arber, you can treat yourself to refreshment in the modern Falkenstein refuge.With new strength, you continue to hike to the wind throw adventure trail on the Ruckowitzberg. Here you can experience the traces that hurricane Kyrill left in 2007 up close. Passing countless fallen trees, the route continues across the wide meadows of the Ruckowitzschachten. Once again you have a great view over the treetops before you dive back into the forest. The Jägersteig leads you into the Mttelsteighütte primeval forest area with its ancient giant trees. Over gnarled roots and small rocks you get to the Zwieseler Waldhaus and finally back to the starting point at the Waldgasthof.
Our cozy guest house is located on the edge of the Bavarian Forest National Park in the village of Rabenstein. We offer two spacious holiday apartments, an idyllic garden with a barbecue area and play equipment for younger guests. Many hiking and cycling tours start right in front of our doorstep and cross-country fans can find the entrance to the Kaisersteig trail with a connection to the trails in the cross-country center Zwiesel nearby.
You can find more information about our guest house at haus-hollerbusch.de.