Vom Wald das Beste. – Nationalparkregion Bayerischer Wald

Cross-border forest wilderness

Šumava National Park

Together with our neighboring Sumava National Park in the Bohemian Forest, the Bavarian Forest National Park forms the largest contiguous forest area in Central Europe, also known as the "Green Roof of Europe". Mountain plateaus with towering peaks, the canyon-like, eroded valley cuts with river courses in the west, the extensive Trojmezenska hornatina highlands or the Vltava floodplains in the south - each area provides a habitat for a wide variety of animal and plant species.

Information centers of the national park are located in Kvilda, Svinná Lada, Rokyta, Kašperské Hory, Alžbětín, Idina Pila and Stožec.

Numerous marshlands enable the survival of some insect species from the post-glacial period. Remnants of primeval forest-like vegetation, glacial lakes, valley and mountain bogs, interspersed with traces of centuries of human existence, which add to the special mysterious charm of this sparsely populated area, make this region a natural gem.

New regulation on right of access

valid since 19.10.2023 until initially 31.12.2025

In the Šumava National Park / Bohemian Forest, there are new regulations on the legal situation regarding access to the area on the border with the Bavarian Forest National Park.

All information in detail can be downloaded here