An impressive gorge encloses the wild river with its imposing rock formations, lush vegetation and traces of ancient human activity. This romantic backdrop carries the title of “Bavaria’s most beautiful geotope”, bestowed upon it by the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment. It has also been listed as a natural conservation area.
This is the source of the Wolfsteiner Ohe, where the Reschbach and Saußbach come together, which in turn flows into the “Black Pearl” that is the River Ilz at Fürsteneck.
The Buchberger Leite offers a range of options for hikers, including the 8 km experience trail “People and Nature in the Buchberger Leite”, which is ideal for families. It runs directly between Freyung and Ringelai, and can be accessed from both ends – from the car park at the open-air swimming pool in Freyung or from the centre of Ringelai. The starting points in both towns are easy to reach by public transport.
Along the experience trail there are information panels that tell of the special features of this exceptional landscape and human intervention, such as the traditional cattle drives. In addition to history about the Leite region, there are also local stories from the area. One of the highlights for young and old is the suspension bridge over the Wolfsteiner Ohe at Ringelai. In terms of culinary delights, walkers can choose to finish their journey with a delicious meal in either Freyung or Ringelai.