Hiking through the national park

Discover a boundless forest wilderness!

The Bavarian Forest is not only known for peaceful walks in nature, but also for climbing and scrambling high up on the mountains in Bavaria. Mountain hiking in the Bavarian Forest offers the perfect mix of leisurely walks in the fresh air and steep slopes to climb. Once you reach the summit cross, you can enjoy a marvellous view far into the Bavarian countryside and, on a clear day, often even as far as the Alps. Enjoy this breathtaking panoramic view while hiking in the Bavarian Forest, which gives you a feeling of endless expanse, and then stop off at the inn at the summit. They are already waiting there for hungry mountaineers and will spoil you with all kinds of Bavarian specialities.

Animal enclosure

In the animal enclosure you can observe 35 native animal species, such as otters, owls, wildcats, lynx, eagle owls and wolves. You will learn more about their way of life and ecological importance in the mountain forest. The circular trail is approx. 7 kilometres long and can be completed in around 3 to 4 hours. You can shorten the tour at any time via connecting roads or organise it according to your own ideas. The hiking trails are also suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Schachten on the Rachel in autumn

Hiking tour “Seelensteig”

The Seelensteig trail in the Bavarian Forest was established in 1995 to mark the 25th anniversary of the National Park and has enjoyed great popularity ever since. The trail stretches for approx. 1.3 kilometres through natural mixed mountain forests of spruce, fir, beech and many other mixed tree species. When hiking along the Seelensteig in Bavaria, you can experience growth, life and death at close quarters, as the miracle of nature is given free rein here. Here you can observe ancient giant trees and dead trunks lying wildly in disarray, as well as young shoots sprouting up everywhere.

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