Nature: National Park und limestone caves
East Bavaria is a region full of nature and many different, and, at points, very impressive landscapes. There are a total of 7 nature reserves in the region of East Bavaria, as well as the first national park in Germany, the Bavarian Forest National Park. It is part of the largest contiguous forest area in Central Europe.
It lies directly on the border to the Czech Republic. Just over the border on the Czech side is Šumava National Park. Extensive woodland and virgin forests are a feature of this region. Incidentally, Germany´s cleanest air was also found to be here. The national park and the nature parks offer peace and relaxation. But you can experience nature directly with all your senses. The tourist infrastructure is also very well developed.
The landscape isn´t just spectacular overground, but underground, too! In the Bavarian Jura, you can admire a number of breathtaking rock formations with stalactites and stalagmites. You will find yourself in a fairytale world when visiting! While the landscape of the Upper Palatinate Forest is shaped by ancient volcanoes, the Bavarian Golf and Spa Country is rich in thermal springs.