Vom Wald das Beste. – Nationalparkregion Bayerischer Wald

Fun for the whole family


Planning a vacation is a challenge: one person just wants to chill by the lake, the other wants to run around on the playground. And the older one wants to "finally do something cool" - and mom and dad? They just want to relax, go for a hike and enjoy nature. The Bavarian Forest National Park vacation region has a little bit of everything to offer its guests to ensure that their vacation is a successful break with so many wishes.

Varied family programs, the exciting facilities of the Bavarian Forest National Park, many nature and adventure playgrounds, family-friendly hiking and walking trails suitable for baby carriages and much more make our region a great destination for a varied vacation with the whole family.

Would you like to observe brown bears, lynx, moose and many other animals? Maybe you and your family will find the big treasure while panning for gold or visit one of the region's traditional glassworks. Below we show you why only the best awaits families in the vacation region.

Animal family fun

The Bavarian Forest National Park vacation region has plenty to offer: As one of the last primeval forests in Europe, it is home to a unique flora and fauna. If you have always wanted to experience rare animal species in the wild, you don't have to go on safari in South Africa, but simply visit the animal enclosures in the Lusen and Falkenstein national park centers.

A real highlight in spring, when the young animals enchant visitors. And in winter, the snow-covered landscape of the animal enclosures transforms them into winter fairytale forests.


Our tips for an animal-themed vacation in the vacation region:


  1. Deep open-air enclosure at the Lusen National Park Center
  2. Animal enclosures at the Falkenstein National Park Center
  3. Guided alpaca tours for the whole family

Real adventures for young and old

How do you turn a "normal" vacation into an adventure? Quite simply: by immersing yourself in another century during your vacation. You don't even need a time machine, because all you need is a trip during your vacation in the vacation region. You can transport yourself back centuries:

Our tips for your adventure trip in the vacation region


  1. A visit to the national park facilities and their interactive exhibition areas for children, such as the Sankt Oswald Forest History Museum, Hans-Eisenmann-Haus, Haus zur Wildnis
  2. A visit to the Forest Museum in Zwiesel or the Frauenau Glass Museum with exciting exhibition information on the history of the Bavarian Forest and the tradition of glass production in the Bavarian Forest
  3. A trip to the underground tunnels beneath the town of Zwiesel

And if you prefer to let the wind blow around your nose, then you can also do this with an

  1. action-packed afternoon on the ski slopes or toboggan runs of the Bavarian Forest

You can also find more tips from real professionals here

Action and experiences - with the aktivCARD, boredom doesn't stand a chance

With the aktivCARD Bavarian Forest, guests of the Bavarian Forest National Park vacation region receive many free services - at no additional cost.
Over 130 leisure activities are included! Among other things, you can use ski lifts, swimming pools, saunas, museums, sports facilities and much more completely free of charge.

You can find all information about the aktivCARD here

And if...

...the small hunger comes

You're sure to get your fill in one of the many restaurants in the Bavarian Forest National Park vacation region!

Gastronomy overview

"Do muasst hi" (here you have to go)

What awaits you on a family vacation in the vacation region

Take a look at the adventures Sophie has with her kids, Elias and Lea, and grandparents Sandra and André in the vacation region.

Watch all the clips here.

Die Gastgeber für deinen Familienurlaub

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Maiers Hotel

Ein Erholungsort für die ganze Familie inmitten der Natur am Fuße des Großen Arber.

Compact to read - Our pocket guide to the family

We have compiled all the information and excursion tips for a successful family vacation in the Bavarian Forest for you in our Pocket Guide Family.