There are many different types of accommodation available in the region around the Bavarian Forest National Park, ranging from cosy holiday apartments to luxury four star hotels, all of which will offer you a pleasant stay, catering to your taste, wishes and budget.
In particular we can recommend holidays with one of our “National Park Partners”. In these hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts, holiday apartments and homes, farm stays, mountain huts and youth hostels, as well as shelters and pubs in the national park - all certified by us - first class service awaits you. This of course includes an authentic Bavarian Forest holiday feeling as well as excellent information provision with personal recommendations for experiencing and discovering our national park. Dear Guests, it is a heartfelt wish of our National Park Partners to share their enthusiasm for and knowledge of the national park with you!
In order to advise you knowledgeably and with all the latest information, our National Park Partners participate in regular training events and work closely with us. Together we strive for sustainable development of tourism in the region. It’s good for your holiday and good for our region!
The regional tourism organisations and the tourist information points in the towns and villages would be pleased to help you find accommodation. If you go to “Suchen & Buchen” on their internet portal you will find an overview of what is available.
Gastronomy and places to eat and drink
There are great places to eat and drink across the whole of the national park. At the national park centres Lusen and Falkenstein we also serve food, and are open at lunch times and for afternoon coffee. Spoil yourself with typical regional delicacies and the masterworks of our local cake makers!
Shelters close to the mountain summits in the national park provide you with an opportunity to enjoy and while away the time, as do country restaurants in charming spots in the middle of the national park. Choose for yourself and enjoy a rest during your trip in Germany’s oldest national park!
A large percentage of restaurateurs in the national park belong to our certified National Park Partners. They feel particularly close to the national park and the region, and will serve you delicacies made from regional products. Here you will also be able to get information on the national park and if you want some personal tips for your trip!
National Park Partners are also pleased to serve you outside the national park! In order to be able to advise you knowledgeably and with all the latest information, our National Park Partners participate in regular training events and work closely with us. Together we strive for sustainable development of tourism in the region. It’s good for your holiday and good for our region!
Further tips and recommendations on wining and dining outside the national park can be obtained from the tourist information centres in the local towns and villages.
Map with places to eat and drink in the Bavarian Forest National Park
Professional staff at our regional tourism organisations and the tourist information centres in the local towns and villages are available to help you plan your holiday. They will also provide you with good tips and recommendations for arranging your holiday in our region.
The respective internet sites supplement the information available on our events calendar and provide a good overview of further events in the region, whilst under “Suchen & Buchen” you can find an overview of what’s on offer.
Bavarian Forest National Park region – “beautifully wild”!
You can find information, tips and offers for your holiday in the national park region here:
Internet: http://www.nationalparkregion.de und http://www.tierisch-wild.com
Tel.: +49 8558 91021 | E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourist information centres in the towns and villages of the national park region
The tourist information centres in the towns and villages are your professional port-of-call for all questions on accommodation, gastronomy and activities in the region. You can find an overview under “More Information” at the end of this page.
The Bavarian Forest – refreshingly natural
The portal of the Tourism Association of Eastern Bavaria covers the whole of the Bavarian Forest:
Tel.: +49 941 585390 | E-Mail: email@example.com
National Park – Holiday region
You can find information on offers and services for visitors in the Freyung-Grafenau district (area around the south of the national park) here:
Tel.: +49 8551 57114 | E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find information on offers other services for tourists in the district of Regen (area around the north of the national park) here:
Tel.: +49 9921 96050 | E-Mail: email@example.com
You can travel easily and free of charge by bus and train when you use the GUTi, which is designed with your holiday in mind.
“Guti” is a Bavarian word for bonbon and is used as a small reward. The region has a very special GUTi – or goody - ready for its visitors: the Visitor Service Environment Ticket (in German: das Gästeservice-Umwelt-Ticket – GUTi) which offers free travel on all buses and trains around the national park.
Your visitor card with the GUTi symbol on it is valid as a ticket – for as many journeys, on each day of your stay in the whole of the Bayerwald Ticket Zone (excluding Bayerwald Ticket PLUS and use of the „Green Buses“ in the neighbouring area of the Šumava National Park in the Czech Republic). It enables you to use different starting and finishing points when hiking, save money on petrol costs and car park charges whilst being chauffeured in safety and in comfort. Why use the car when you can enjoy free travel throughout the whole of the national park region – on a route network of more than 1100 kilometres!
The GUTi visitor card, which is in a practical cheque card format, can be obtained by every visitor in participating towns and villages directly from their host accommodation. Do ask!
Further information on the GUTi, on bus and train services in the region and all current timetables can be found under „Getting here” or directly under http://www.bayerwald-ticket.com (Link under "More Information")
National Park Card
The National Park Card – the joint visitor card supplied by the towns and villages around the national park – helps make your holiday a great experience! The card offers you many advantages, benefits and reductions and with the GUTi symbol on it is also your ticket for bus and train travel in the whole national park region and beyond.
As a holidaymaker in the participating towns and villages of the national park region you will receive the National Park Card on arrival at your accommodation. Do ask!
Find out more about free services and benefits of the National Park Card under “Weiterführende Informationen”.
Geoportal – Interactive map for the Bavarian Forest and beyond
The Geoportal is an interactive map for the Bavarian Forest and beyond. It provides you at a glance with all the information you need for your holiday: Ideas for excursions, tourist information, sport and leisure activities, nature information and much more. Get inspired at http://maps.ostbayern-tourismus.de (Link under "More Information")
2012 Photographic competition of Nature Friends International – Theme: Sustainable Tourism
“Sustainable tourism must fulfil social, cultural, ecological and economic criteria. Sustainable tourism is for the long-term, embraces current and future generations, is ethical and socially just and culturally sensitive, ecologically sound as well as economically sensible and productive”.
Where do people, initiatives or organisations promote new approaches to encourage tourism that is in harmony with established structures? Where do “real” encounters take place when travelling?
What consequences does a new hotel or a twenty-strong group of tourists have in an unspoilt region? What collateral damage is caused by tourism? Rubbish, spoilt landscapes, “folklore” in place of culture... Where do travellers export their prejudices and “mental images” without questioning them through hands-on experiences? What possible approaches are there for getting to know the countries and cultures visited more deeply? All these and more are questions, which are of interest in the framework of the Nature Friends International 2012 photo competition.
If you would like to take part, all information of participation in the competition can be found online at www.nf-int.org/fotomeisterschaft2012 (Link under "Weiterführende Informationen")