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Popular Points of Interest in and near Bayerisch Eisenstein

  • Großer Arber
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    Großer Arber

    Großer Arber (German for Great Arber, Czech: Velký Javor) is the highest peak of the Bavarian-Bohemian-mountain ridge, with an elevation of 1,456 metres (4,777 ft). Although geographically belonging to the Bohemian Forest, it is often referred to as "King of the Bavarian Forest". It is one of Germany's most famous skiing resorts besides the Bavarian Alps.

    Großer Arber and the woodlands down to Bayerisch Eisenstein are in the possession of the Prince of Hohenzollern.

    As early as 1939, large parts of the area were put under protection, in order to save its uniqueness.

    Großer Arber is the only peak of the Bavarian-Bohemian-Mountain Ridge above the climatic timberline.

    On top were two military radar stations, built during the Cold War as the mountain is very close to the Czech border. They are still operational at a reduced scale, serving both civilian and military purposes.

    Near the Großer Arber is a smaller mountain, the Kleiner Arber ("klein" = small).

  • Bavarian Forest National Park
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    Bavarian Forest National Park

    The Bavarian Forest National Park (German: Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald) is a national park in the Eastern Bavarian Forest immediately on Germany's border with the Czech Republic. It was founded on 7 October 1970 as the first national park in Germany. Since its expansion on 1 August 1997 it has covered an area of 24,250 hectares. Together with the neighbouring Czech Bohemian Forest the Bavarian Forest forms the largest contiguous area of forest in Central Europe.

    Especially protected are the spruce-dominated highland forests, mixed mountain forests of fir, beech and spruce trees and water meadow spruce woods in the valleys. Although a few remnants of ancient forest remain, the National Park area is still heavily influenced by the former forestry industry. Since nature is now left to take its course again, there is no human intervention when there are catastrophic events such as large scale bark beetle infestation. This resulted in the 1990s in the death of a portion of the high elevation forests and triggered controversial discussions amongst the residents of the National Park, which highlighted differing attitudes to the wilderness. As the result of a compromise, bark beetle is now fought in the expansion area.

    The most important peaks in the National Park are the Großer Falkenstein (1,305 m), the Lusen (1,373 m) and the Großer Rachel (1,453 m ). In addition to the high forests, there are also ecologically valuable raised bogs (Hochmoore) with bog lakes such as the Latschensee and former high meadows, the so-called Schachten, which spread even further on the Czech side of the border in the Bohemian Forest.

    With over 700,000 visitors per year, the National Park is an important economic factor in the economically underdeveloped region of the Bavarian Forest.



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Bayerisch Eisenstein Overview

Bayerisch Eisenstein is an all year holiday resort in the Bavarian Forest, bounded by the border with the Czech Republic, the Arber mountain and the Bavarian Forest National Park. The village is ideally situated for exploring both Bavaria and the Czech Republic, as well as the surrounding forest. Bayerisch Eisenstein has a wide range of accommodation for visitors, as well as restaurants and shops and excellent train and bus services.

Bayerisch Eisenstein is part of Bayerischer Wald and borders the first German national park established in 1968. The town is both winter and summer resort. In the summer walking in the forest and mountains is popular. In winter, winter sports prevail concentrating on the Gross Arber mountain.

Things to See in Bayerisch Eisenstein

  • Local railway museum
  • Parish church of St. Johannes Nepomuk
  • Railway station - the only one in Europe divided between 2 countries
  • Grenzglashuette - demonstration glassmaking
  • Tiermuseum at Spiegelhütte

Dining Out

Bayerisch Eisenstein has a number of cafes and restaurants:
  • Poeschl-Stuben - Bavarian/Bohemian cuisine
  • Grenzglashuette - Bavarian
  • Fischerwirt - fish and game
  • Hotel Neuwaldhaus
  • Hotel Waldspitze
  • Gasthaus Bayerisch Haeusl
  • Arber Cafe
  • Bachl Bakery
  • Pizza di Franco

Grocery Shopping

  • Fruit and vegetable stall on the village square on Fridays
  • Meat and bakery vans visit 1-2 times per week

Getting Around

The village is served by the Waldbahn railway to Plattling, where it connects with main line trains to everywhere in Europe. From the Czech side of the station, trains go to Klatovy, Plzen and Prague. Some Waldbahn trains cross the border to Spicak.

Shopping

Sports Activities

  • Tennis courts
  • Mini-golf
  • Biathlon at the Arbersee
  • Walking and mountain biking
  • Winter sports - alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, snow shoe walking at the Arber mountain and around the village

Local Events

  • Raising the Maypole on May 1st
  • Ludwigshöhfest 2nd weekend in August
  • International Christmas Market 4th Sunday in advent

Health

  • There is a doctor's surgery 2 half days per week.
  • Hospital, wide range of doctors and pharmacies in Zwiesel (12 minutes away)

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More about the History of Bayerisch Eisenstein

Until the late 19th century, Bayerisch Eisenstein was a village of smallholdings and intinerant glass makers, based in Bayerisch Haeusl. With the completion of the railway from Plattling to Prague, the village developed into a popular tourist destination, with considerable expansion in the valley and around the railway station.

An economic boom was the territory on both sides of the border in the 18th Century, when the glass industry reached its highest perfection. With the construction and opening of the railway line from Plattling to Pilsen in 1877, the actual development of the village between the older and began to re-Waldhaus the border station. The generously designed the station building is on one half of German, the other half on Czech territory.

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Bayerisch Eisenstein is an all year holiday resort in the Bavarian Forest, bounded by the border with the Czech Republic, the Arber mountain and the Bavarian Forest National Park. The village is ideally situated for exploring both Bavaria and the Czech Republic, as well as the surrounding forest. Bayerisch Eisenstein has a wide range of accommodation for visitors, as well as restaurants and shops and excellent train and bus services.

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