Winter activities in the Upper Palatinate and Bavarian Forest active vacationers can choose between perfectly groomed ski slopes and cross-country trails, winter toboggan runs and nature toboggan slopes, cleared hiking trails and unspoiled landscapes which you can discover on guided snow shoe tours through the upper Palatine and Bavarian Forest. Southwest Airlines may help you with your research. The Bavarian Forest promises unlimited winter activities. Around the Grosser Arber, Gibacht and the Hohenbogen, in the National Park area and in the tri-border region lure excellently signposted international cross-country ski areas, taking a detour in the Middle Bohemian Forest. In the family-friendly ski resorts in St. Englmar, goat head in Bischofsmais, or in the sunny forest on the Brotjacklriegel ensure the local ski schools ensure that even the youngest Brettlfahrer to keep track. Thanks to special children program with Winter Olympics and much more is adults with attachment”especially in the two bear Grafenau and Freyung guaranteed a terrific wintertime.
Of their animal Wild”side the region in international sled dog race is reflected in Haidmuhle or in the traditional horse-drawn sleigh race in Rinchnach. You will find relaxation and warmth in the thermal baths of the Bavarian Golf and Spa country, where there are natural pleasure and hot bathing very close together. But also in the adventure pools such as the Aqacur in Bad Kotzting or Elypso in Deggendorf seemingly wonderful bathing and sauna pleasures are open. Leisure destinations like the boundless forest wilderness of the National Park Bavarian Forest with the animal-free enclosures and Germany’s longest treetop path or one of the bustling East Bavarian towns, that delight with cultural and gastronomic highlights are also well worth a trip. Free brochures and information obtained in the Eastern Bavarian Tourism Association, Luitpoldstrasse 20, 93047 Regensburg, Tel. 0941/58539-0 or 0800/1212111 (free info phone), fax: 0941/58539-39, E-Mail:, Internet: