Vom Wald das Beste. – Nationalparkregion Bayerischer Wald
The best for families


The best for families

The varied family programme, the exciting facilities of the Bavarian Forest National Park, many nature and adventure playgrounds, family-friendly hiking and walking trails suitable for pushchairs and much more, make our region a great destination for a varied holiday with the whole family. Fancy spotting brown bears, wolves, lynx, moose and many other animals? Maybe your family will find the great treasure while panning for gold or visit one of the traditional glassworks in the region.

With lots of information and "expert tips" from children in the Bavarian Forest National Park holiday region for a successful family holiday. After all, who better to recommend the family holiday region in and around Germany's first national park than the children who like to spend their free time here and therefore know where there is plenty to discover and experience.

Real expert tips for the family holiday:

TheWaldspiegel area near Spiegelau has countless adventures in store and is just the thing for a family outing - whatever the season. Three exciting areas are waiting to be explored in the approximately 50-hectare adventure area. A nature discovery trail, playgrounds and forest meadow can be easily reached by forest railway & hedgehog bus. Siblings Hannah and Lea don't miss out on the adventure: "We really like the forest play area because you can climb and slide there.

Adrian from the glass town of Zwiesel recommends a visit to the Falkenstein National Park Centre. Not only because you can observe animals here and discover many exciting things about the Bavarian Forest National Park - but also because the spaetzle in the restaurant in the Haus zur Wildnis taste particularly great. After a snack in the restaurant, an exhibition, a children's adventure room, 3D cinema and a night room are waiting to be discovered.



Felix and Leni from Mauth know that in addition to the great views, the play stations along the tree top walk are particularly interesting for children. Felix particularly recommends trying out the cool "hammock" on the forest island: "We like the tree top walk because there is something for all of us. Us kids can let off steam at the various play stations and mom and dad can enjoy the great views and learn something along the way."

With a total length of 1,300 metres and a height of 8 to 25 metres, the barrier-free and family-friendly tree-top trail winds through the beech, fir and spruce trees of the mixed mountain forest - past numerous learning and adventure stations.

Independently or under the expert guidance of our forest guides, the life of the forest can be viewed from a completely new perspective.




A visit to a museum in the Bavarian Forest National Park holiday region is anything but boring for children. The open-air museum in Finsterau, for example, never fails to impress siblings Lukas, Maxi and Emma. The three find it particularly exciting when they are allowed to forge their own jewellery with the village blacksmith. A walk-through piece of past reality unfolds in the open air.



Bastian loves the outdoor adventure pool in his hometown of Schönberg - because it has a long slide, a great playground and a huge meadow to let off steam and play. And of course, playing with friends in the children's pool is especially fun. The solar-heated EBS adventure pool offers a relaxing and varied day of swimming.

What to do on day(s) when the sun takes a break? This should not be a reason for a bad (holiday) mood. The healthy climate and the green landscape do not come by chance, the one or other rainy day is also with us sometimes. But even when it rains, the holiday region promises a bad weather programme.

Tips for rainy days:


TheFreiherr von Poschinger glass manufactory in Frauenau, is the oldest glassworks in the Bavarian Forest with the oldest family tradition in the world. Experience the traditional and fascinating craftsmanship of glassmaking up close during a guided tour of the glassworks.



The Forest History Museum in St. Oswald-Riedlhütte is the third largest visitor facility in the Bavarian Forest National Park. The museum is dedicated to the history of the landscape and the forest in exciting interactive exhibitions. Children love to climb the accessible staircase tree that connects the three museum levels and promises an adventurous journey of discovery.



The Nature Park Worlds in the Eisenstein border station house five different exhibition levels that illustrate the diversity of the Bavarian Forest Nature Park in an informative, impressive and exciting way. For example, families will find the European Bat Centre, a model railway, as well as a ski museum and an interactive exhibition on the Großer Arber. The aim is to explore the nature and culture of the Bavarian Forest in a playful way - a pleasure for young and old.


The heart of the Lusen National Park Centre is the Hans Eisenmann House with its attractive exhibitions, which provide insights into a history of the forest and man. In the children's adventure room, many natural treasures prepared in a child-friendly way are waiting to be discovered by the young guests - and adults can also learn exciting facts. Low-barrier paths lead from here through the open-air plant and rock area, to the tree-top walk and into the open-air animal area.



In theZwiesel recreation pool you will find sport and fun, with indoor and outdoor bathing fun at any time of the year. Next to the recreation pool is the Bayerwald sauna, a sauna landscape that invites you to relax and enjoy. Families experience the perfect water fun with and without children.

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Brochure "Family holiday

Do you already know our brochures about family holidays? No? Then it's about time!

From the "Forest of the Best" family holiday - you can definitely spend it with us in the Bavarian Forest National Park holiday region.

You will find comprehensive tips in our specially created pocket guide "Family Holiday". Whether good or bad weather, summer or winter - it doesn't matter!


In our online shop you will find this and our other brochures to order and download directly.


Use bus & train free of charge


As a guest in the Bavarian Forest National Park holiday region, you will receive the National Park Card (guest card) with the GUTi symbol directly on arrival at your accommodation.

With GUTi you can use the entire bus and train offer in the National Park region free of charge. The National Park Card with the GUTi logo is valid as a free ticket in the entire Bayerwald-Ticket tariff area for as many journeys as you like during your entire stay. You can travel free of charge on the Waldbahn, Igel buses and many other bus routes to many National Park facilities, sights or hiking destinations. In winter you can use all ski buses free of charge with GUTi.

With your personal National Park Card you can also take advantage of a whole range of free and reduced services in the holiday region.


We want to give our little visitors a little treat on their arrival. Pick up your little surprise when you show your valid National Park Card at one of our tourist information offices in the holiday region.