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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.

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                                                                      Chateau / Country House #2198557
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                                                                                  Apartment #2448142
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #38486
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals House #47316
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Nice and relaxing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. Great place to use as a base when visiting all the Bavarian sights. The owners were friendly and very helpful with local knowledge. Can't wait to return x x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful area

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful area - I am surprised it does not attract more visitors from outside Germany. The Old Custom House is situated in a remote and lovely spot in the peace of the forest but still accessible to many places of interest. Passau and Deggendorf should not be missed and it is only a short drive into Czechoslovakia. The nearby Gasthaus does excellent food and the area is perfect for walkers. The accommodation was comfortable (although there was no microwave although the description said there was) and we appreciated the fresh bread that was delivered each morning. We hope to return!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2015

                                                                                                      Excellent,out of the way, great for kids

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed here a week in August 2009. Spoke no german, but easily accomodated by the hosts. Fresh milk and home baking supplied gratis. Home is new and very clean, down stairs, great space and furnished well throughout.Beautiful countryside, small villages all around, great for small children. Garden, pool and all toys were available at all times. Friendly german family on site. Will return again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2009
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2009