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Let nature be nature – Hiking in the Bavarian Forest

Bernhard Koch

Let nature be nature – Hiking in the Bavarian Forest

Hiking Collection by Ferienregion Nationalpark BayrischerWald

10

Tours

28:32 h

58.9 mi

9,800 ft

Original, wild, boundless and absolutely multi-faceted — that is the holiday region Bavarian Forest National Park. Embedded in the fascinating landscape of Germany's oldest national park, the Bavarian Forest National Park, a truly pure form of nature awaits you..

Here, the saying "Let nature be nature" is applied to everything — and you'll notice it wherever you go as you witness how a new, wild forest develops and unfolds according to nature's very own laws.

Together with the adjacent Sumava National Park on the Czech side, you will find the largest contiguous forest area in Central Europe — and many hundreds of miles of well-signposted hiking trails make every hike in the Bavarian Forest National Park holiday region a real nature experience.

Whether you hike the Bayerwald mountains of Lusen, Rachel, Falkenstein or the Great Arber, the "King of the Bavarian Forest", or stick to one of the many other hiking trails, all Tours have one thing in common: a unique forest wilderness and unforgettable views of pristine and unspoiled nature.

We have put together 10 Tours for you which are spread all over the holiday region Bavarian Forest National Park. With these hikes, you will get to know the diversity of the region — and soon fall in love with its beauty.

Dive into the world around Mount Lusen, a place where you can best experience the growth of a natural forest. Take a cross-border walk to the Siebensteinkopf and on to the source of the Vltava. Explore the impressive and noisy Höllbachgspreng — a waterfall on the way up to the Grosse Falkenstein — or enjoy the peace and quiet and switch off on the trail near Schönberg.

You see, in the Bavarian Forest, the possibilities seem boundless — in the truest sense of the word.

Almost all walks in the Bavarian Forest can be easily reached with the Igelbus. Timetable information can be found at ostbayernbus.de/ostbayernbus/view/angebot/buslinien/igelbusse.shtml

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    01:48
    3.05 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,600 ft
    0 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At an altitude of 1,373 meters, the Lusen is not only the sixth highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest, but above all the third highest in the national park zone. Its summit is very close to the Bavarian-Bohemian border and offers hikers a wonderful panorama of the mountains and endless forest areas

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  • Intermediate
    01:24
    3.14 mi
    2.2 mph
    250 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Between Spiegelau and Großarmschlag there is a compact ridge that consists almost entirely of hard gneiss rock. Over the course of millions of years, the Great Ohe has cut a dramatic, deep gorge into the rock on its way through the rocks. On a hiking trail you can explore the Steinklamm with the whole

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    7.37 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With a height of more than 1,200 meters, the Siebensteinkopf is a great view summit. The easy ascent to the mountain can be perfectly combined with a circular walk to the source of the Warm Vltava, which lies just a few meters from the German-Czech border. From the source it then goes on the Czech side

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    7.10 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Together with the neighboring large felt the Klosterfilz forms the largest bog area in the Bavarian Forest. On this circular walk, you can explore the enchanted bogs and the surrounding virgin forests extensively. The sections on the Moorwiesen are particularly beautiful: so that the flora and fauna

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  • Intermediate
    01:10
    2.77 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The emotional path at Schönberg is a real pleasure walk. Along the stream Mitternacher Ohe you walk on quiet forest paths, along lush meadows and over green hills. The path is almost level, making it perfect for hikers of all ages.

    

    Directly on the main road 533, on the southern edge of Schönberg, is the

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  • Intermediate
    03:40
    6.97 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    1.453 meters, the Great Rachel stretches into the sky. He is the second highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest after the Great Arber and especially the highest mountain in the National Park. The ascent to the promising summit is not particularly difficult and you can also visit the famous Rachel Chapel

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  • Difficult
    05:09
    9.61 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,225 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The ascent to Falkenstein is one of the most exciting mountain tours that you can do in the Bavarian Forest National Park. The ascent route takes you through the unique landscape of the Höllbach spreng, a cascading waterfall. The river rushes through a narrow and steep gorge down into the valley.

    

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  • Difficult
    06:02
    13.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In the Alps, the mountain pastures are called alpine pastures and in the Bavarian Forest they are called shafts. At least since the 17th century, large forests were cut down on the sunny slopes of the mountains in the Bavarian Forest, so that from then on cattle and sheep could graze in the summer months

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  • Intermediate
    02:15
    4.81 mi
    2.1 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Above the Zwiesel district Rabenstein the Hennenkobel lures with its untouched forests to extensive hikes. The best part: although its slopes are covered with dense mixed forests, you have a great view of the forests and mountains of the Bavarian Forest National Park on the small rocky summit.

    

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  • Easy
    00:30
    1.11 mi
    2.2 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Great Arber, highest mountain and thus 'King of the Bavarian Forest', was covered by glaciers during the last ice age. On their way down into the valley, the glaciers lifted glacial hollows, so-called Kare, at several points around the mountain. South of the summit, one of the hollows filled with

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    58.9 mi
  • Duration
    28:32 h
  • Elevation
    9,800 ft

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