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Bavarian Forest

Bavarian Forest: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Viechtach: Regen River Canoe Tour to Höllensteinsee

1. From Viechtach: Regen River Canoe Tour to Höllensteinsee

Immerse yourself in the Bavarian Forest’s lush nature and photo-worthy scenery on this guided canoeing tour from Viechtach to Höllensteinsee along the Schwarzer Regen River. This experience is perfect for families with children and experienced sport lovers alike. Start your day by meeting your river guide and recieving some pre-trip instruction on how to paddle and use the canoes. Then, head to the Schwarzer Regen (also called the Bayerisch Kanada), a small natural river in Bavaria. The Regen offers an authentic look into the wild, romantic nature of the region while still being easy to handle via boat. You won´t need any experiences to fully enjoy the river and experience its memorable beauty. After making your way down the river to Höllensteinsee, take a rest, put your feet in the clear river, and feel free to eat and drink any items that you bring with you on the trip. Later, enjoy a convenient transfer from Höllensteinsee back to your car. 

Bodenmais: Great Arber & Mittagaplatzl Flexible Guided Hike

2. Bodenmais: Great Arber & Mittagaplatzl Flexible Guided Hike

Choose your own difficulty on a guided hike in Bodenmais. Discover various habitats and impressive natural landscapes on signposted trails in the Bavarian Forest Nature Park. Climb the Great Arber or the Mittagaplatzl, experiencing unforgettable panoramic views wherever you go. Make your way to the meeting point and be introduced to your expert guide. Look over the different trails and decide which one is right for you. If you're feeling up for a challenge you can take on the Great Arber, the Mittagaplatzl, or just enjoy a scenic walk. Start your trek alongside your guide and keep an eye out for native wildlife on the trail as you walk. Soon you'll be looking out over the Bavarian Forest Nature Park or climbing up into the heavens.

Mount Arber: Snowshoeing in the Bavarian Forest Guided Tour

3. Mount Arber: Snowshoeing in the Bavarian Forest Guided Tour

Journey through the snowy Bavarian Forest and reach the highest mountain in the area, Mount Arber. Snowshoe through untouched nature and take in the pristine landscapes and the peaceful atmosphere. Learn about interesting historical facts from your guide, and take in worthwhile panoramas. Meet your guide and begin your snowshoeing tour at the Hohenzollern Ski Stadium. Learn about the European Championship in Biathalon that took place in 2006 and 2022. Admire the new renovations, 4 million euro worth. As you walk through the silent and snow-coated forest, discover many beautiful landscapes and unknown, untouched, nature spots. Take in the surrounding mountains, find fossils from the Ice age, and visit hard-to-reach, but well-worth-it panoramic views.

Other Sightseeing Options in Bavarian Forest

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