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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.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
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    House #539343
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      House #2006893
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Apartment #2019539
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 2 BA
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          Apartment #2333148
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            • 2 BR
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            Multiple rentals Condo #2259761
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
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              House #791016
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 5 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 18
                Chateau / Country House #2576094
                6
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #2352362
                  10
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    House #2023378
                    17
                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (25 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Multiple rentals Apartment #753017
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                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #2059416
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #517035
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 7
                            Multiple rentals Apartment #2059416
                            7
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (37 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Apartment #5129525
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                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Apartment #2505612
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #2578548
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (7 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #38486
                                    7
                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #753017
                                      22
                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (41 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #2016796
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                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (31 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #508281
                                          31
                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (51 reviews)
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                                            • 7 BR
                                            • 5 BA
                                            • Sleeps 24
                                            House #2030212
                                            51
                                            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (8 reviews)
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                                              • Studio
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Apartment #500887
                                              8
                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Very Good! 4/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Farmhouse #2383189
                                                8
                                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #2059416
                                                  19
                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                    • Studio
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Multiple rentals Condo #2259761
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                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • Studio
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Multiple rentals Condo #2259761
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        House #2426233
                                                        9
                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (16 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Apartment #2486529
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                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            House #2637496
                                                            4
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              House #23331
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                                                                Apartment #518588
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                                                                  Apartment #2455652
                                                                  5
                                                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #2004416
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                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                      Chateau / Country House #2198557
                                                                      10
                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        House #2425840
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #2411431
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                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Apartment #2487209
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (28 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #38486
                                                                              28
                                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #779140
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #2432938
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 13
                                                                                    Farmhouse #2229967
                                                                                    8
                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 13
                                                                                      House #24822
                                                                                      14
                                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (31 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        House #2018107
                                                                                        31
                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Mobile Home #2609246
                                                                                          4
                                                                                          Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Apartment #37825
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (21 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals House #47316
                                                                                              21
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Good! 3.9/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #2420098
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #47316
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Apartment #2443497
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #2371795
                                                                                                      6
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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: Sep 03, 2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2015

                                                                                                      Fabulous accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Tina and Egon are the most welcoming and helpful hosts. Property was exceptional, well equipped with everything most people would require. Ideal location for walking, cycling and visiting the Bavarian Forest. Village a 5 mins. walk away with shop and excellent hotel for evening meals. 1st class well worth the long drive from England and look forward to a return visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 05, 2014
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2014