Germany Trip Plan:
A week in the Bavarian and Bohemian Forests

Germany trip plan: A week in the Bavarian and Bohemian Forests
Bayerisch Eisenstein and the Arber in March
[ source: Flickr]

A week in the Bavarian/Bohemian Forests – these ideas can all be done on foot (nothing too strenuous) and by public transport if you don’t have a car with you.




Note: This is a trip plan (self-driving, stay in a vacation apartment, explore on your own)
Duration: 7 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Frankfurt Airport

Cost Estimate:

We compiled some starting prices and rough estimates to help you better with your Germany trip planning.

Lodging: starting at $583 for 2 persons / 7 days
Admissions: starting at $300 for 2 persons / 7 days
Car Rental: starting at $420 / 7 days
Gas: starting at $180 / 7 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $1483 / 7 days
 4 persons, starting at $1933 / 7 days

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Monday

Day 1: Monday
Bayerisch Eisenstein in May
[ source: Flickr]

Drive or take the bus to the Arber mountain. Take the gondola ride up the mountain. Have lunch at one of the restaurants there to enjoy the view. Take the circular walk around the peak for panoramic views of the Bavarian and Bohemian Forest mountains and even the Alps, on a clear day. Then enjoy a game of table tennis or badminton or read a book from our library on your balcony/terrace and drop into the Forsthaus for ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’. Then off to use your Bavarian Forest Holidays voucher towards dinner at the Poeschl Stuben.


Day 2: Tuesday

Day 2: Tuesday
View from the Arber in September
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Morning: take Martin’s English language guided walk around the village, giving fascinating information on Bayerisch Eisenstein, past and present. Afternoon: visit the Local Railway Museum and the Train Station – for a more in depth view of local history. In the evening, join us for a free tasting of local schnaps.


Day 3: Wednesday

Day 3: Wednesday
Cesky Krumlov
[ source: Flickr]

Take the ‘Bohemerwaldcourier’ train trip for the day to Klatovy in the Czech Republic, with guided tours of the town, including the Baroque Pharmacy and catacombs. Lunch included. (Advance booking essential)


Day 4: Thursday

Day 4: Thursday
Fruehschoppen
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Morning - take the walk along the canal and the river with the possibility of seeing kingfishers and signs of beaver activity. Have lunch at the Grenzglashuette (demonstration glassworks) in the village, using your Bavarian Forest Holidays voucher, and watch the glass blowing in the afternoon. Join us for a barbecue in the evening.


Day 5: Friday

Day 5: Friday
Marianske Lazne
[ source: Flickr]

Take the day trip by coach to Cesky Krumlow, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Czech Republic. Beautiful medieval town on a bend in the river, with spectacular castle. In the evening, unwind with a good film from our DVD collection.


Day 6: Saturday

Day 6: Saturday
Bohemian Forest Lake
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Walk through the Bavarian Forest National Park to Schwellhaeusl, an old woodcutter’s cottage next to a small lake, for lunch. Then walk on to Ludwigsthal and the animal enclosures at Haus zur Wildnis. Take traditional ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ at the visitor’s centre and take the train back to Bayerisch Eisenstein. Relax with a sauna or massage in Haus Peter in the evening.


Day 7: Sunday

Day 7: Sunday
Passau Christmas Market
[ source: Flickr]

Take the train to Passau to enjoy the old town at the point where 3 rivers meet: Danube, Inn and Ilz. Enjoy wandering through the narrow streets. Take a 40 minute boat trip to see the town from the water. Have lunch in front of the Rathaus, with spectacular views of the castle and the cruise boats on the river. Visit the museum with the largest collection of Bohemian glass in the world. Take the shuttle bus up the castle – General de Gaulle was briefly imprisoned here during the 1st World War.


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Bayerisch Eisenstein

Bayerisch Eisenstein
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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…  [ + ] More Details

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How to maximize your savings and spend less during your Germany vacation?

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  • Instead of eating out in restaurants most of the time your vacation rental apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen. By preparing your breakfast and dinner yourself you can save lots of money, but you can also live a more authentic Germany vacation by trying out local foods and recipes. (see some German recipe suggestions.)
  • Use public transportation instead of a rental car. We provide you with links and details on how to get around using public transportation. Check out the corresponding Live Like a German travel guide for more details.

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