In the Bavarian forests — from the Fichtelgebirge, over the Bavarian Forest to the edge of the Alps — you will find an unspoilt nature that can only be discovered in a few German forests. We have selected six hikes for you, which will take you on quiet forest paths to exciting places and — above all — to yourself. While you walk along ancient trees, through lonely gorges, ascend to peaks or visit glittering lakes, you leave your everyday life behind and find yourself in the here and now.
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The extensive Ebersberger Forst east of Munich is a wonderful hiking area. On wide forest roads and winding forest trails you can explore the naturalness of the forest on your own. On our round trip, we will not only guide you through the forest, but also on promising paths around the sparkling Egglburger See. The tour is rounded off with a stop in the quaint Gasthof "Zur Gass".Starting point of your hike is the trail parking lot on Anzinger Straße. Alternatively, you can also take the train to Ebersberg and start your round here - this lengthens the route by about four kilometers. From the trail parking lot you follow the Anzinger Straße for a few meters until a hiking trail leads to the left into the forest. Between towering coniferous trees you reach the Antoniweiher. The romantic forest pond is a nice place for a little break.
Above the Pfrontener district Kappel rises the striking Edelsberg. In addition to the long tour to the summit lure but also its meadows and forest-covered slopes for long walks. Our round trip leads you from Kappel through the picturesque Höllschlucht up to the Kappeler Alp. Especially nice: Here is not only a cozy alpine hut, but on a small side summit and a summit cross - so the hike is also equal to the summit tour.The starting point Kappel can be reached from Kempten by train. Get off at the station Pfronten-Weissbach in the bus line 71, which drives you directly to Kappel - parking is also available here. From the edge of the village it goes straight into the forest. First you have to wander over a wide forest road, which soon becomes a rising forest path. This will take you along different waterfalls through the rustic forest in the direction of the Kappeler Alp.
The Bavarian Forest is famous for its pristine forests, quiet valleys and of course its mountains. The highest mountain, the king of the Bavarian Forest, is the Great Arber. Thanks to the gondola lift, the 1,456-meter-high summit is easy to reach for everyone. On the other hand, you have to earn the panorama of the neighboring Kleiner Arber yourself. On our round trip we lead you from Bodenmais on forest paths over the Hüttlschachten up to the summit cross. After a rest in the Chamer Hütte, the tour continues through the wild and romantic Rißlochschlucht back to the starting point.Bodenmais, the starting point of your summit tour, can be easily reached from Zwiesel by the Waldbahn. If you arrive by car, there is plenty of parking. First you follow the signposted hiking trail "Grüne 6" out of the village and into the rustic mountain forest. The path rises quickly, until you crack the 1,000-meter mark at the so-called "thousands".