Bavaria has to offer a large number of interesting and beautiful sights, as well as historic and gorgeous cities.
In order to make it easier for you this page lists the most important highlights of Eastern Bavaria and provides the main information. You can choose between a detailed list and an interactive map. You also find a link to the suitable tour for each highlight.
Continental deep borehole and Geo-Information center – the deepest borehole in the world
Windischeschenbach is the place where two tectonic plates meet, the geological center of Europe. Experience superlative research at the geological research center: the world’s deepest borehole (9,101 m), the highest drilling rig in the world (83 m) and additionally probably the most important geological research project. Although the drilling rig is inactive since 1994, the Geological Park Bavaria Bohemia includes a geological center that is an important educational institution and source of information for earth sciences. Visitors of all ages are very welcome to have a look at the very informative and interesting exhibition. Exhibition and Geo-Shop are open daily.
Furth im Wald
The town on the Czech border is famous for Germany’s oldest folk play “Further Drachenstich” which takes place annually in August. The dragon “Tradinno”, one of the play’s main characters, has been newly constructed during the last years and is now the largest robot on four legs in the world. He has his own museum and can be visited all-the-year.
Due to its good location, Furth is ideal for trips to Nuremberg, Munich and Prague.
Großer Arber and Arbersee
The Große Arber is, with a height of 1,456 m, the highest mountain in the Bavarian-Bohemian borderland. Also the landscape around it is absolutely unique and worth seeing. The Rißloch-waterfalls, the 10,000-years-old lake Arbersee and several bogs are only a few of the attractions Bavaria’s nature has to offer.
National Park Bavarian Forest and Information centers Haus zur Wildnis and Hans-Eisenmann-Haus
The National Park Bavarian Forest has been opened on the 7th October 1970 as first German national park. Since an expansion in 1997 it has a total size of 24,250 hectare. Together with the bordering Bohemian Forest Šumava, the Bavarian Forest is the largest connected woodland in Central Europe. The most important mountain peaks of the national park are the Große Falkenstein (1,305 m), the Große Rachel (1,453 m) and the Lusen (1,373 m). Not only high forests can be found here but also ecologically important peat bogs and bog lakes like the Latschensee.
Sights and information centers can be found at the Haus zur Wildnis in Ludwigsthal and the Hans-Eisenmann-Haus in Neuschönau. In the outdoor enclosure in Neuschönau animals like bears, lynxes and aurochsen can be seen while walking on the 7-km-long outdoor trail.
- Goldsteig N 15: Bayerisch Eisenstein - Großer Falkenstein (12,5 KM)
- Goldsteig N 16: Großer Falkenstein - Rachel (26 KM)
- Goldsteig N 17: Rachel - Lusen (15 KM)
- Goldsteig N 18: Lusen - Mauth (11 KM)
- Alternativroute Goldsteig - Nr. 19 Bayerisch Eisenstein - Zwiesel - Frauenau - Spiegelau - St. Oswald-Riedlhütte - Neuschönau - Mauth
As the rivers Danube, Ilz and Inn meet here, Passau is also called “Three River City”. Its history goes back to the 8th century and therefore has a lot of interesting places to offer. The most important highlights for you to visit are for sure the cathedral St. Stephan and the Veste Oberhaus, a stronghold from the 13th century. But of course there is much more to see. For further information just visit english.passau.de.
The world’s longest tree top walk
In the heart of the Bavarian Forest you can take a walk in 8 to 25 m height and enjoy unspoiled nature. It has been reopened in September 2009. Along the trail a lot of different points of information can be found as well as interactive stations that give you the possibility to experience the forest with all your senses. The highlight of this tourist attraction is without a doubt the impressive observation tower that gives you a fantastic view on the Bavarian Forest.
Further information can be found online: www.baumwipfelpfad.by