Bavarian Forest attractions

National Park in Bavarian Forest

Bavarian Forest National Park

A thickly wooded paradise for lovers of fresh air, the Bavarian Forest National Park extends for around 24,250 hectares along the Czech border, from Bayerisch Eisenstein in the north to Finsterau in the south. Its t…
Museum in Bavarian Forest

Museumsdorf Bayerischer Wald

On the southern edge of the Bavarian Forest is Tittling, home to this 20-hectare open-air museum displaying 150 typical Bavarian Forest timber cottages and farmsteads from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Exhibitions…
Public Art in Bavarian Forest

Gläserne Wald

One of the more unusual sights along the Glass Route is the Gläserne Wald near the small town of Regen. Here glass artist Rudolf Schmid has created a forest of glass trees, some up to 8m tall. The trees, in a number…
Cultural Centre in Bavarian Forest

JOSKA Bodenmais

The glass highlight of the small town of Bodenmais is JOSKA Bodenmais, a crystal theme park complete with crystal shops, public artworks, beer garden, year-round Christmas market, crystal gallery and a workshop wher…
Museum in Bavarian Forest


Frauenau's dazzlingly modern Glasmuseum covers four millennia of glass-making history, starting with the ancient Egyptians and ending with modern glass art from around the world. Demonstrations and workshops for kid…
Museum in Bavarian Forest


Housed in a former brewery, Zwiesel’s 'Forest Museum' has exhibitions on local customs, flora and fauna, glass-making and life in the forest.