Following animal traces in the Bavarian Forest

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Cross paths with real brown bears. Follow the traces of lynxes and look deep into the eyes of elks and wolves. It's easy to become part of the fascinating world of wild animals in the various outdoor enclosures and educational trails of the Bavarian Forest. At national park center Lusen, you can explore over 40 animal species, among them impressive specimens of brown bears, elks, wolves and wisents. Or go visit their friends in the outdoor enclosure of the national park center Falkenstein and say hi to the local lynxes. In both centers, the areas in which the animals can move freely are huge, meaning you can watch them in their natural habitat. The educational trails about lynxes and bears will prop you with interesting background info. So by the time you're leaving, you'll feel like a real explorer!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Easy
    01:45
    6.25 km
    3.6 km/h
    120 m
    120 m
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the animal free area near Neuschönau, in the National Park Center Lusen, such impressive animals as brown bear, wolf, moose, lynx and many more await visitors.
    If you want to complete the entire circular route, you should plan for about 8 km so about 3 to 4 hours.
    Admission to the animal free area is free, and the path is also prepared as a winter hiking trail.
    The animal sanctuary is an ideal complement to a visit to the treetop path.

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  • Easy
    00:56
    3.30 km
    3.5 km/h
    70 m
    70 m
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • Difficult
    05:59
    21.4 km
    3.6 km/h
    410 m
    410 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The lynx - he is considered one of the most graceful and impressive animal species, but also counts among the shyest species. Between Bayerisch Eisenstein and Lindberg in the Bavarian Forest National Park, a great adventure trail around the subject of "lynx" has emerged: the lynx trail with a total of six adventure and knowledge stations around the shy animal.
    Marked throughout with the "lynx trail", the trail is about 20 km long. Of course, the individual stages can also be hiked individually, so that the lynx path is certainly an exciting destination for families and children.
    At the stations one learns, for example, much worth knowing about the young lynx, on the reintroduction of the lynx in the Bavarian Forest region or about the "diet" of the ear of the brush.
    Impressive is in addition to the many information about the lynx and the fascinating forest wilderness of the Bavarian Forest National Park, which can be experienced along the entire path.

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  • Difficult
    05:02
    18.1 km
    3.6 km/h
    420 m
    220 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In any case, you are fascinating, the "brown giants": the brown bears.
    In the Bavarian Forest is dedicated to these impressive animals their own, about 15km long adventure trail.
    Part of this path is even suitable for strollers. Here, young and old hikers can expect the first adventure and play stations, all of which are all about the theme of "bear".
    What does the bear eat? How tall are his babies? Does the bear actually hibernate? These and many other questions will be explained using the knowledge and puzzle stations.
    Overall, the bear trail is about 15 km long. Of course, the path can also be hiked in individual stages. The stations can be reached quite well with the buses on site.

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  • Easy
    01:30
    5.47 km
    3.6 km/h
    90 m
    90 m
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    54.5 km
  • Duration
    15:12 h
  • Elevation
    1,110 m

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