• Hochschachten in fall
    Hochschachten in fall Photo: Rainer Simonis
  • Bavarian Forest National Park in winter
    Bavarian Forest National Park in winter Photo: Franz Leibl
  • Siebensteinkopf summit cross
    Siebensteinkopf summit cross Photo: Gregor Wolf
  • Aufichtenwaldsteg Photo: Sandra Schrönghammer
  • Hiking trail Steinbachklause Photo: Rainer Simonis
  • Reschbachklause Photo: Sandra Schrönghammer
  • Hikers on the Goldsteig hiking trail Photo: Gregor Wolf
  • Rock Hiking Area "Wilder Wald" Photo: Rainer Simonis
  • Hiking trail in the Bavarian Forest National Park Photo: Sandra Schrönghammer
  • Ferdinadsthal border crossing Photo: Gregor Wolf
  • Latschenfilz Schachten in fall Photo: Sandra Schrönghammer
  • Sagwasserklause in spring Photo: Sandra Schrönghammer
  • Hike to the Mittelsteig hut Photo: Daniela Blöchinger
  • Hikers on the Rachel mountain Photo: Daniela Blöchinger

Bavarian Forest National Park

Along the Bavarian-Czech border between Bayerisch Eisenstein in the district of Regen and Mauth in the district of Freyung-Grafenau lies the Bavarian Forest National Park. On October 7, 1970, the large-scale protected area was designated as the first national park in Germany. Together with the neighboring Šumava National Park in the Czech Republic, it forms the largest contiguous protected forest area in Central Europe. On more than 24,000 hectares, the guiding principle in the Bavarian Forest is "Let nature be nature.”

Size: 242.58 km²
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Rules Bavarian Forest National Park

Please note the local information on nature conservation.
Please, keep quiet.
Please, do not walk off the trails.
Please, no open fire is allowed.
Please, do not pick plants.
Please, do not feed wild animals.
Please, do not litter.
Please, keep dogs on a leash.
Please, do not start model airplanes or kites.
Please, do not swim in lakes or creeks.