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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…
Bavarian in Bavarian Forest


The best place for some substantial East Bavarian fare and excellent 'steam' beer is this brewpub right in the centre of Zwiesel near the bridge. The traditional woodclad interior, dumpling-and-meat-heavy menu and p…
Bavarian in Bavarian Forest

Gasthaus Mühlhiasl

The rustic restaurant at the Museumsdorf Bayerischer Wald in Tittling sports traditionally laid tables under some of the chunkiest beams you'll ever see. The menu is east Bavarian to the core with lots of forest inh…
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.