Kirchdorf im Wald lives up to its name: The community of the Bavarian Forest is renowned in this region for its religiously characterised cultural landscape, like charming, hidden chapels deep in the Bavarian Forest and the contemplative atmosphere around the town. Moreover, the setting of Kirchdorf impresses with beautiful green hiking paths in summer and a snow-covered, divine hilly landscape in winter.

Nestled in green forest and natural landscape between the mountains of the Bavarian Forest, Arber and Geißkopf, lies the idyllic town Kirchdorf im Wald – an ideal starting point for excursions and hiking tours through the Bavarian Forest. Also, the visitor facilities of the National Park, like the Hans-Eisenmann-Haus and the animal enclosure, are close by.

In every season, the town and its surroundings offer the right programme for all needs. Particularly hikers can pursue their passion here: For example, there is the seven-kilometre long historic Wilhelmsweg that leads from the Pfarrkirche (parish church) in Kirchdorf to the Wallfahrtskirche (pilgrimage church) Frauenbrünnl. A cultural highlight is the late Gothic church “Mariä unbefleckte Empfängnis” (Maria Immaculate Conception) that was redesigned in 1708 in baroque style.

Kirchdorf’s culinary art is widely known. Visitors are pampered with long-forgotten meals from the Bavarian Forest: pork roast with dumplings, “Schlachtplatte” or “Brotsuppn” (bread soup) cater for very special taste experience and round off your stay.

Those who like sport can go on a tour up Mount Eschenberg, the Kirchdorf local mountain, with its altitude of 1,042 metres. Also the surrounding mountains like Mount Gsengetstein, Mount Wagensonnriegel or Mount Hessenstein are worth a hiking tour.