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Heike's favourites – 5 Tours through the Bavarian Forest

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Heike's favourites – 5 Tours through the Bavarian Forest

5

Tours

22:59 h

49.3 mi

6,325 ft

‘Let nature be nature’ – sounds like a great motto, doesn’t it? The Bavarian Forest National Park is guided by this principle. Here, nature is allowed to thrive. You can experience this first hand on a holiday in the region. Unspoiled forests, species-rich moorlands, romantic chasms, and magnificent views characterize this region along the Czech border. With so much to discover, it’s a paradise for hikers. To make sure you don’t miss anything, we present five particularly beautiful Tours through the Bavarian Forest in this Collection. Heike Ott, who runs Heike's House guesthouse, shows you her favorite Tours and also offers you a cozy roof over your head during your stay.

Haus Heike is located in the national park community of Neuschönau and is the ideal starting point for your trips in the Bavarian Forest. In the village, you find the informative Lusen National Park Center, an exciting treetop walk and a spacious outdoor enclosure with native and exotic animals. Nearby, the peaks of the Lusen, the Große Kanzel and the Siebensteinkopf rise above the dense forest. The Klosterfilz high moor offers you fantastic hiking fun on its boardwalks and a detour across the state border to the Czech Republic is also not far away.

The five hikes either start directly at Haus Heike or are only a short bus ride away. The Bavarian Forest National Park, which was the first national park in Germany, has a super infrastructure for hikers. Guests at Haus Heike even receive a National Park Card with GUTi ticket upon arrival. This allows you to use the buses and trains in the region free of charge so you can leave your car parked at your accommodation.

In Haus Heike, you can enjoy every freedom with a pinch of extra comfort. The three apartments are well equipped with everything you need after a long day in the fresh air. You can either cater for yourself or book a place for breakfast at the Landgasthof Euler in the village. The apartments are family-friendly and whether you need a stroller or a sled, your hostess will be happy to help you out. Near the house, there is also a swimming lake, where you can cool off after a long Tour in summer.

Dive into the dense forest of the Bavarian Forest National Park on your hikes and immerse yourself in the beautiful nature. Breathe the fresh forest air deep into your lungs, roam through pristine landscapes, enjoy fantastic views, and relax at a home away from home in the evening.

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

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    03:31
    7.83 mi
    2.2 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Wild animals, dense forest and an exciting vantage point - this almost 13-kilometer hike is particularly varied. You wander through the spacious outdoor enclosure near Neuschönau, where you can observe numerous local but also exotic animals. The literal highlight of the tour is climbing the treetop path.The tour starts right at Haus Heike in Neuschönau. You walk past the …

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  • Difficult
    05:50
    13.1 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Off to the felt! This 21-kilometer hike takes you through the wonderful Klosterfilz nature reserve near Riedlhütte. A moor in the Bavarian Forest is called felt, so you can expect a swampy landscape. But don't worry, you walk on wooden planks over the sensitive ground so as not to sink in and of course to protect the unique landscape.The …

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  • Difficult
    05:10
    10.4 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The 1,373-meter-high Lusen is a special mountain: the summit consists of nothing but rock debris that form what is known as a sea of blocks. A unique landscape from which you can also enjoy a fantastic view. On this almost 17-kilometer hike you will climb the mountain in the Bavarian Forest National Park and look forward to a cozy stop on the summit. After a climb of almost 600 meters, just the right thing.

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  • Difficult
    04:32
    9.54 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Bavarian Forest National Park is developing more and more into a primeval forest - and that is what we wanted. Here nature has ample space to be nature. On this 15-kilometer hike to the Große Kanzel you dive deep into the unspoilt forest and let yourself be enchanted by the wonderfully green landscape.The tour starts at the Lusen …

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  • Intermediate
    03:56
    8.40 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this almost 14-kilometer hike you will become a cross-border commuter: The tour leads you in a large arc through the Bavarian Forest National Park - sometimes on the German, sometimes on the Czech side. It starts at the Wistlberg car park near Finsterau. If you are traveling without a car, the Igelbus will take you to the starting point.

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    Haus Heike

    Hiking Highlight

    Haus Heike in Neuschönau offers you three cozy holiday apartments in close proximity to the most attractive excursion destinations in the Bavarian Forest National Park. The apartments are ideal for active vacationers, because you can start your hikes or excursions into the wilderness and wildlife of the national park right outside the front door. In summer you can also cool off in the nearby bathing lake and in winter the cross-country trails, snowshoe and winter hiking trails in the immediate vicinity of the house beckon. The toboggan run on the neighboring slope promises special fun in winter.

    Two of the three apartments are around 100 square meters in size and offer space for families, while the third is an approximately 45 square meter apartment, which is perfect for a couple's vacation. The apartments are equipped with everything you need - from a parking space to WiFi to a bread delivery service.

    As an additional service, Heike's guests receive a National Park Card with a GUTi ticket upon arrival. This allows you to use the buses and trains in the region free of charge. You can also save on many leisure experiences with the card.

    You can find all further information about Haus Heike here: hausheike.de.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Highlights
    1
  • Distance
    49.3 mi
  • Duration
    22:59 h
  • Elevation
    6,325 ft

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