Am Perlsee bei Waldmünchen

Upper Palatinate Forest


  • Old palaces and castles, baroque pilgrimage churches and monasteries 
  • Terms of its geology: several mountains were previously volcanoes. Basalt cones are still to be seen. Deepest borehole in the world, with a depth of over 9000 metres in Windischeschenbach 
  • Watersports such as sailing, surfing or water skiing in the Upper Palatinate Lake District 
  • The 660 kilometres long hiking trail Goldsteig, a top trail of Germany, is crossing the region
  • Located near the Czech border and thus in the vicinity of the new UNESCO-Worldheritage Czech spa towns Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy 
    Lázně. Sibyllenbad is the spa and health resort in the Upper Palatinate Forest which is famous for its natural radon and carbon dioxide springs.
Don't Miss
Special interest geologyA very special countrysideOberpfälzer Wald - old vulcanic land
Extraordinary monastryOvernight stay in the St. Joseph guest house of the Waldsassen monasteryWaldsassen monastery
RecommendationGuided tour in the transparent manufacturyGingerbread
Outstanding libraryBreathing monastic atmosphereBibliothek Waldsassen
Experience natureThe world's largest walk experience wooden sphereHolzkugel
Long distance hikeIncluding "over eight thousand metre peaks in one day"Goldsteig Top Trail of Germany