Natural experiences in Bavaria

Bavaria's landscapes are unique and full of impressive natural highlights. Many of these can be experienced with ease and without any great expense or trouble. Discover the deep ravines, spectacular viewpoints, magical lakes and impressive treetop walkways.

AlpspiX viewing platform

AlpspiX viewing platform & peak experience trail - Zugspitze »

Since July 2010, the Garmisch-Classic world of experience has been promising spectacular new mountain experiences with the AlpspiX viewing platform and the peak experience trail.

View of the Kaisergebirge from the Brünnstein

Oberaudorf – A pearl of the Bavarian Inntal Valley »

The holiday resort of Oberaudorf enjoys an idyllic location in the Alpine Foothills of the Bavarian Inntal Valley – right on the border with the Tyrol.

Alpenwelt Karwendel Hiking

Alpenwelt Karwendel »

The holiday destination of Alpenwelt Karwendel is situated in southern Upper Bavaria. The region around the upper Isar river is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers...

Traditional alpine hut experiences in Bavaria »

Nowadays, visitors can experience Bavarian traditions and hospitality in the huts; the majority of which are now run as inns. They can be used as a place to sleep, for a holiday far removed from the stress of big city life, or simply as a place to grab some refreshments after a long hiking or skiing tour.

Kleine Arbersee Lake

The Kleine Arbersee Lake and the floating islands »

The Kleine Arbersee lies in the heart of the 403 hectare nature reserve in the Upper Bavarian Forest. It can only be accessed by foot or via the Kleinen Arberseebahn train.

Rafting on the River Rodach

Timber rafting in the Franconian Forest »

Timber rafting in the Franconian Forest was first officially mentioned back in 1386. The wealth of the forest and the many water courses meant that the region provided excellent conditions for the timber trade and timber transportation by water. The Franconian Forest raftsmen provided the Main-Rhine region with timber; even Amsterdam is in part made from stakes from the Franconian Forest.

Searching for fossils

Searching for fossils in the Altmühltal nature reserve »

It is a common sound in the Altmühltal nature reserve during the summer months: this light, almost ringing, knocking sound of metal on stone. But it is not just any stone that both children and adults diligently work on with hammer and chisel in the visitor quarries – it is "Solnhofen limestone".

Baumkronenweg - Füssen tree-top trail

Füssen tree-top trail »

You can experience the nature of the forest at close quarters across the 480 metres of the tree-top trail in the Ziegelwies Füssen Forest Centre, which opened in 2013.

Breitachklamm

The Breitachklamm ravine near Oberstdorf/ Allgäu »

It stands as one of the deepest ravines in Central Europe and is a fascinating natural spectacle: the Breitachklamm ravine near Oberstdorf in the Allgäu.