Remarkable Bavarian Forest National Park
The breathtakingly beautiful Bavarian Forest National Park can be found in the Eastern Bavarian Forest of Germany, in close proximity to the country’s border with the Czech Republic. As the first national park in the country, the Bavarian Forest National Park was founded on October 7, 1970, and it currently covers an area of 59,923 acres.
The inhabited regions surrounding the Bavarian forest are known to be somewhat unprivileged from an economic point of view, which is why the forest is one of the most important economic factors in the area, attracting as much as 700,000 visitors per year. The natural beauty of this vast forest is widely appreciated by tourists from all over the world, who are also able to admire several other landmarks such as the Latschensee bog lake. Moreover, hiking enthusiasts can visit the forest’s highest peaks, which are called Lusen, Großer Falkenstein and Großer Rachel, each boasting altitudes of 4.504 feet, 4.081 feet and 4.767 feet respectively.
The spruce-dominated highland forests are under the protection of the National Park, but actually, most of the Park’s forests are relatively young, since this place has been the subject of massive deforestation in the past. Consequently, no human intervention of any kind was permitted in the forest, even when natural disasters such as bark beetle infestations occurred. However, because of a tragic infestation that caused the death of a large portion of the forest during the 1990s, bark beetle is now being fought off in the area.
At the edges of the Bavarian Forest Natural Park there are several enclaves, including the Glashütte in Hohenau, the Altschönau in Neuschönau as well as the Neuhütte and Jägerfleck in Spiegelau. If you find yourself in Bavaria during your travels, then you should really take the time to visit this incredible forest. It will surpass all of your expectations.