Get actively immersed in the diverse countryside of Eastern Bavaria
In the Eastern Bavaria region you can find Central Europe’s largest forest: the Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest). It extends across roughly 6,000 square kilometres and offers endless woodland, undulating mountain ridges and picturesque mountain lakes. In the Bavarian Forest National Park you can walk along Germany’s longest hiking trail, the “Goldsteig”, which leads through pristine nature. Alternatively, you can conquer one of the more than 130 mountain peaks, which include the Rachel, Osser, Arber and Lusen.
The Bavarian Jura Mountains stretch out across what was once an immense lake between the districts of Kelheim, Amberg and Regensburg. Narrow river valleys divide the landscape into high plateaus, crests and hillocks. Here you can discover numerous sights, such as remnants of the Upper-Germanic Roman Limes, mysterious stalactite caves or Weltenburg Abbey in the Danube Gorge – an impressive cultural landscape.
The area of forest known as the Oberpfälzer Wald is a “Land of a 1.000 lakes” and the home of historic routes including the Golden Road, the Crystal Road and the Porcelain Road.