Where to stay around Bavarian Forest?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,293 holiday lettings near Bavarian Forest. From 840 apartments to 395 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bavarian Forest is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bavarian Forest?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bavarian Forest. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Austria: 16,865 holiday homes
  • Czechia: 3,116 holiday homes
  • Regensburg: 57 holiday homes
  • Bavarian Forest National Park: 600 holiday homes
  • South Bohemian Region: 275 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Bavarian Forest! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bavarian Forest?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Bavarian Forest with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Regensburg: 57 holiday lettings
  • Passau: 78 holiday lettings
  • Deggendorf: 125 holiday lettings
  • Offenberg: 77 holiday lettings
  • Weiden: 21 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Bavarian Forest?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Bavarian Forest. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Villa Sinnenreich Museum: 25 holiday rentals
  • Sumava National Park: 39 holiday rentals
  • Grosser Arber Ski Resort: 528 holiday rentals
  • Bavarian Forest National Park: 497 holiday rentals
  • Naturpark Altmühltal: 137 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bavarian Forest listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in the Bavarian Forest, Germany your home away from home

The Bavarian Forest is the largest stretch of forest left in Europe. There are some amazing natural wonders within the forests, from the vast Giant trees to the beautiful lynx, which is making a strong revival within the Bavarian Forest National Park.

Things to do in the Bavarian Forest, Germany

There are over 300km of walking trails and over 200km of cycling routes and even arrange of Nordic walking routes that weave through the forests, making it an absolute treat for nature lovers and those that enjoy outdoor sports of almost any nature. If you would like to spot nature, and are struggling under your own steam, there are some fantastic guides in the Bavarian Forest, providing guided tours to the habitats of bison, lynx, boars and wolves, to name just a few of the beasts calling the Bavarian Forest home. There is also a 7km observation path with hides around what is usually a good spot for wildlife.

There are a huge range of Bavarian Castles, manors and palaces to explore from a holiday rental in the Bavarian Forest. In fact, the Bavarian Forest has the highest concentration of castles and stately homes in Europe. The famous Karner in Chammuenster is a staggering, and quite eerie attraction, filled with skulls and bones dating back to the Middle Ages. There are even a host of art galleries and museums in the area, documenting the lifestyles and culture of the region.

Winter sees skiers flocking to the Bavarian Forest, especially the Grosser Arber, the highest mountain in the area. There are a huge amount of off-piste skiing, as well as many miles of cross-country skiing trails.

Places to visit on holiday to the Bavarian Forest, Germany

The town of Grafnau is known as the gateway to the Bavarian Forest, and a fantastic place to visit at any time of year. The Salt Carriers Festival or Saeumerfest celebrates over 600 years of life in the region, and the weekly market is a perfect place to visit to enjoy local delicacies and explore the many craft shops selling amazing pieces from the Bavarian Forest.

Weather in the Bavarian Forest, Germany

The climate in the Bavarian Forest is wonderfully mild. During the summer months, temperatures reach a maximum of around 32˚C in the middle of the day, easily cool enough for walking, riding, cycling and climbing in the Bavarian Forest. The winter months can be cold, but with less people and less foliage, wildlife spotting can be easier and just as exciting as it is during the summer months.

Travel to the Bavarian Forest, Germany

Flights to the Bavarian Forest arrive into Munich Airport (MUC). There are frequent flights from all across the UK, provided by a huge assortment of airlines, including British Airways and easyJet.

Activities and attractions in and around Bavarian Forest

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Bavarian Forest a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bodenmais - Silberberg Ski Resort (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Grosser Arber Ski Resort (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Ski Geisskopf (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Deggendorfer Golfclub (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Waldwipfelweg (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Edelwies (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)

Exploring the natural features in Bavarian Forest

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bavarian Forest is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Baumwipfelpfad (22 mi / 35.3 km)
  • Arrach Moors Reserve (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Sumava National Park (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Drachensee (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Japanischer Garten (20.7 mi / 33.3 km)
  • Wildgarten (21 mi / 33.7 km)