“Nature for all” in the Bavarian Forest National Park
National Park Region
The initiative of the district of Freyung-Grafenau to make accessible tourism a unique selling point is supported in a practical manner by the national park authority through the refurbishment of its visitor attractions. In order to become a holiday region worthy of the term accessible, a number of components are needed that have to reinforce each other.
Accessible local public transport
All the towns and villages and the most important departure points in the national park are well connected, especially in summer, by a good public transport system comprising Waldbahn trains and Igelbus busses. Further efforts are though necessary, not just to maintain this status, but also to achieve better frequencies and an expansion of the service in winter.
A number of accommodation providers in the national park region have already taken steps to reduce barriers and enhance accessibility, although the potential for this is still a long way from being exhausted.
Accessible destinations and guided tours
In addition to making the park and its attractions more accessible, the national park authority is expanding its offer of guided walks and experience days for people with varying disabilities. The corresponding staff training and the development of guided tour products and services have priority here.