In the only Celtic village of the Bavarian Forest you can experience the prehistory and early settlement of the Bavarian Forest up close. The Celtic village was reconstructed on findings from the 12th - 2nd century BC. Everything is to touch and try.
With its 1333 meters, the Dreisessel is the eighth highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest. Once the kings of Bavaria, Bohemia and Austria gathered here on the top of the mountain to set the borders of their lands. Even today, the Dreisesselberg is considered a landmark for the border triangle Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. Because of the paved hiking trail to the summit Dreisessel is very popular as a destination for families with baby carriages and older people. The 8 m high stone columns offer a magnificent view of the southeastern Bavarian Forest. The hiking area around the Dreisessel is one of the most varied hiking areas of the...
From 28.11.2019 on all Advent weekends Thursday to Sunday: A special experience with a fantastic atmosphere is the "Granitweihnacht" in Hauzenberg, an unusual Christmas market that takes place every year in Advent on the site of the "Steinwelten" (stone worlds) in the old quarry. It is definitely worth a visit.
In direct and near surroundings there are a variety of hikes for young and old. One of the most beautiful cycling experiences is certainly the Danube Cycle Path from Passau to Vienna. The surrounding area is also ideal for mountain bike tours.
The Goldsteig leads through the low mountain ranges of the Upper Palatinate and Bavarian Forest. With a new route through the Czech Republic, unlimited hiking is now possible.
Perhaps the longest treetop path in the world can be found in the Bavarian Forest near Neuschönau. On a barrier-free length of approx. 1.3 km in total, it takes visitors to a seemingly different world and offers unique views and experiences. A maximum gradient of 6% allows wheelchair and stroller access to walk in 8 to 25 meters above the forest floor in unspoiled nature.
In the 800-year-old Veste Oberhaus, history comes alive in a unique way. With 65,000 square meters of converted space, it is one of the largest surviving castles in Europe. In addition to the Oberhaus Museum, the Veste now houses the Culture | Youth Hostel Passau, the observatory and the restaurant "Das Oberhaus". The view from the Veste on Passau and the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz is overwhelming.
Since 2006, the "Steinwelten" - worlds of stone - in the "Granitzentrum Bayerischer Wald" in Hauzenberg have fascinated visitors with their monumental architecture, exciting productions and informative exhibitions. The stories about the granite, this cold blood of the earth, inspire children like adults, professionals and laymen alike. An abandoned quarry with a romantic lake form the grandiose backdrop for a unique architecture that forms an intimate unity with the themes and contents that are staged in the house and in a historic log break. A special experience is the "Granitweihnacht" (Christmas of granite), which takes place every year in the Advent on the grounds of the Steinwelten.
A special highlight, which should not be missed during a visit to the beautiful three-river city of Passau, is the three-river tour.