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Getting to the Forest History Museum in St Oswald

By bus or train

Forest History Museum (Photo: Alice Alteneder)

As you won’t need to return to your point of departure at the end of a day’s hiking, you will often have more flexibility travelling by bus and train.

Make a change! If you leave your car at home, then through the subsequent reduction in traffic you will be making an important contribution to environmental protection in the national park region.

The Waldbahn forest railway to Spiegel and Grafenau leaves from Zwiesel every two hours. Spiegelau is the place to change for the Igelbus to the Rachel-Lusen area in the national park. These environmentally friendly buses, powered by natural gas, have been in operation in the summer months since 1996 and run at regular intervals.

From Spiegelau the Rachel bus, the Lusen bus and the Finsterau bus will take you to the Rachel, the Lusen, the Hans-Eisenmann-Haus national park visitor centre and to Finsterau.

Travel information – from door to door

One-stop route-planning

Forget the traffic jams and enjoy your journey from the start:

German Railways’ travel information doesn’t just know the train timetables, it also knows when buses run and how long you need on foot.

External Link: Door-to-Door-Information Door-to-Door-Information provides you with all the details you need for the whole of your journey in one go. It’s easy to use and reliable!

The Forest History Museum in St. Oswald has been programmed into the travel information for you.

As such you will be able to view your connections easily. Simply click on the icon of the German Railways’ travel information page.

Arriving by car or by coach

At the national park centre there are large car parks with sufficient parking spaces available for cars and buses. Buses run regularly to and from the national park centres from all the other car parks in the national park.