The Bavarian Forest National Park turns 50

The Bavarian Forest National Park turns 50

© Steffen Krieger / Bavarian Forest National Park

They live between Big Rachel, Lusen and Big Falkenstein: lynxes, otters, capercaillie, hawk owls and the pug bat. The rare animals have found a refuge since the Bavarian Forest National Park opened on October 7, 1970. The following applies to more than 24,000 hectares: “Let nature be nature” – a principle that has an impact.

The Bavarian Forest National Park extends along the Bavarian-Czech border between Bayerisch Eisenstein in the Regen district and Mauth in the Freyung-Grafenau district. Wild growth is part of the program here and has been for 50 years. How it all began can be seen in the Falkenstein National Park Center in the Haus zur Wildnis. In the Hans-Eisenmann-Haus in Neuschönau, the best pictures of national park visitors are shown on the occasion of the national park birthday. Although the main event “Festival of the Region” falls through due to the current Corona situation, it will be made up for from June 19 to 20, 2021.

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High above the tree tops

If you don’t want to wait that long, you can lace up your hiking boots and take a look at the tours on offer. Outdoor fans can visit the national park and the “Wild forest” explore. Highlights include the Seelensteig adventure trails and the Aufichtenwaldsteg below the Rachel. Families with children get their money’s worth on the nature adventure path in the forest playground. The SKYWALK near Eck-Riedlstein takes you high up: 30 meters above the trees, those with a head for heights have a wonderful view of Zellertal. If the visibility is good, you can even see the Alps!

Shy hunter with brush ears: The lynx has returned to the Bavarian Forest

© Rainer Simonis / Bavarian Forest National Park
Shy hunter with brush ears: the lynx has returned to the Bavarian Forest

Animal lovers, history buffs and fresh air fanatics can go on a great discovery tour in the Bavarian Forest National Park in the anniversary year – be it on foot, by bike or per Webcam. Have fun!

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