National Park Centre Lusen – on the way into nature
The National Park Centre Lusen, which consists of the visitor centre Hans-Eisenmann-Haus, the treetop path Bavarian Forest, the animal enclosure and the plant and stone open-air site, invites its visitors to the “way into nature”.
The visitor centre Hans-Eisenmann-Haus is often the first contact point for a visit to the National Park. Apart from comprehensive information material about the whole National Park Bavarian Forest you can inform yourself of the history of the National Park in the exhibition “Way into nature”. Listen to contemporary witnesses from the time of foundation of the National Park, and get an idea of the path that the National Park Bavarian Forest has taken since the time of foundation.
Close to the Hans-Eisenmann-Haus the almost barrier free path through the plant and stone open-air site starts. Here, you have the special opportunity to marvel at the typical plants of our forest landscape in their beauty throughout the year.
Also in the National Park Centre Lusen there is the treetop path Bavarian Forest. Here, you can walk at a height of 8 to 25 metres between treetops to see the forest from a completely different perspective. The peak – literally – is the building tower, 44 metres high, also called “tree-egg”, due to its airy oval shape. Divine views over the Bavarian Forest, and on clear days even into the Alps, present themselves from the observation platform. By the way: Thanks to an elevator at the bottom, the low gradients (up to maximum 6%) and the shallow end, the treetop path is barrier-free and also easily accessible with a pram or buggy.
There is a lot to discover in the animal enclosure: namely more than 40 domestic and formerly domestic animal species in the large enclosures recreated according to the natural habitats. Brown bears, wolves, elks, lynxes and many more animals have found a home here in the area more than 200 hectares large.