The "Green Roof of Europe"
Germany's oldest national park
An old-growth forest is situated in Germany's Bavarian Forest National Park along the border to the Czech Republic; a natural world, completely untouched by humans. It is Germany's oldest national park. The biggest nature conversation project on the continent is situated in Central Europe, along with the neighbouring Šumava National Park in the Czech Republic.
The treetop path in the national park is the longest in the world, with a total length of 1300 m. The view over the treetops in the Bavarian Forest is simply spectacular, and in clear weather it is possible to see the Alps in the distance, over 150 km away.
The Bavarian Forest has a glass tradition that goes back more than 700 years. Numerous glassworks and glass museums invite you to take a look around, and perhaps indulge in a spot of shopping!
Hiking, cycling, canoeing and skiing, as well as snowshoeing in the winter, are the most popular recreational and sporting activities. Families with children can also get their money's worth with several summer toboggan runs and the “Haus auf dem Kopf” (Upside-Down House), an entire house that is completely topsy turvy and confuses your senses.