Welcome to Bavarian Forest
Although incredibly good value, the region sees few international tourists and remains quite traditional. A centuries-old glass-blowing industry is still active in many of the towns along the Glasstrasse (Glass Road), a 250km holiday route connecting Waldsassen with Passau. You can visit the studios, workshops, museums and shops, and stock up on traditional and contemporary designs.
The centrally located town of Zwiesel is a natural base, but other settlements along the Waldbahn such as Frauenau and Grafenau are also worth considering if relying on public transport.