Pure nature: species-rich biodiversity in the Bavarian Forest – all year round
The air has a fragrant aroma of wood and green meadows. The tops of the trees sway in the mild wind. And the sun traces its patterns on the moss on the ground – a fascinating play of light and shadow: in an extended walk through the Bavarian Forest, you will lose some of the burdens of your everyday life with each step. This will help you to find your inner balance.
Eastern Bavaria offers you a unique experience of nature and a wealth of fauna. It was for good reason that large parts of the extraordinary low mountain landscape were declared the first national park in Germany in 1970. Here, you will find dense forests, steep rock faces, crystal clear lakes and barren highland moors with gnarled pine trees. Breathe in deeply, let go and enjoy the aroma of flowering hay meadows.
In the Bavarian Forest, you will get to know the peculiarities of nature. A network of themed trails and nature trails leads through the varied natural landscapes. From January to December, they provide fantastic destinations for excursions for couples, singles and the whole family:
- Discover educational forest and moor trails or the water exploration trail around the spa resort of Arrach.
- At Lam, a path takes you through the story of the delicate craft of glass blowing, for which the Bavarian Forest is famous.
- At Sankt Englmar, there is a treetop trail, from which you can enjoy an impressive view over the Bavarian Forest at a lofty height.
Find ease in the Bavarian Forest: pilgrimage and meditation trails
Leave your hectic life, stress and strain behind in a walk in the Bavarian Forest. There are a number of trails that invite you to take a pilgrimage on your search for inner peace, such as
- the quality hiking trail “Goldsteig”,
- the East Bavarian section of the Way of St. James,
- the Wolfgang Trail or
- the Meditation Trail in Kollnburg.
The trails lead past idyllically situated churches and monasteries, as well as scenic places. Enjoy the pleasant peace and quiet and recharge your batteries in the palace of nature – benefiting your body, spirit and senses.
Experiencing nature and wellness
You can even reach the hiking trails in the Bavarian Forest on foot from a number of WellVital hotels in the region – for example from Hotel Lindenwirt, Wellnesshotel Böhmhof, the Mooshof in Bodenmais or Berghotel Maibrunn in Sankt Englmar.
They are the perfect place to get a bite to eat and to relax after a hike. Swim a couple of lengths in the hotel pool, take a warm bath in a bubbling jacuzzi or finish by sweating in the sauna. If you then relax and close your eyes on a lounger, it will be as if all the stress of your everyday life has blown away – that’s guaranteed.