The community Frauenau, located in the centre of the Bavarian Forest and at the foot of Mount Großer Rachel, is famous for its traditional cultural asset. The town owes its byname “Heart of Glass of the Bavarian Forest” to the glass manufacturing art that started there already in 1420. Moreover, Frauenau is a famous place of pilgrimage. Still today, pilgrims visit the “Painful Mother of God” in the rococo church “Zur lieben Frau”, built from 1759 to 1767.

To the west of the highest mountain of the National Park Bavarian Forest, Mount Großer Rachel      (1,453 metres), lies Frauenau. Due to the century-old and creative glass manufacturing tradition of this place the glass art scene is without equal: Still today, there are active glass works as well as the impressive glass museum with international reputation in the community.

This makes Frauenau to a place to go for many culture vultures. The Landesmuseum (State Museum) takes its visitors along on a fascinating trip into the history of glass culture– from the beginnings in Mesopotamia to the presence. The exhibits of the comprehensive exhibition are sensational. Around the museum the Gardens of Glass of Frauenau show temporary glass art of local and well-known international artist. Concerts and lecture series as well as festivals in the glass museum round off Frauenau’s cultural programme.

Apart from the cultural sights, guests can also do sports: hiking or cycling in almost unspoiled nature in summer – skiing, snowshoe-hiking or cross-country skiing in well-groomed trails in winter.