'''Bayerischer Wald''' (''Bavarian Forest'', also in german: ''Bayrischer Wald'') is a mountainous region in [[Bavaria]], [[Germany]].
'''Bayerischer Wald''' (''Bavarian Forest'', also in german: ''Bayrischer Wald'') is a mountainous region in [[Bavaria]], [[Germany]]
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Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest, also in german: Bayrischer Wald) is a mountainous region in Lower Bavaria, Germany.
View from Grosser Arber, Bavarian Forest
Lying between the river Danube (Donau) and the Czech and Austrian borders is the Bavarian Forest (Bayerischer Wald). it is part of an unspoilt, heavily forested mountain region, that also includes the Šumava (Bohemian Forest) in the Czech Republic. Within the region, there are 50 or more peaks over 1000m, the highest of which is the Großer Arber ("Great Arber" at 1,456 m). At the heart of the region is the Bavarian Forest National Park (Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald) (243 km²). Established in 1970, it is the oldest and largest National Park in Germany. Abutting the National Park and covering an area of 3,008 km² is the Bavarian Forest Nature Park (Naturpark Bayerischer Wald) and to the north of that, is the Upper Bavarian Forest Nature Park (Naturpark Oberer Bayerischer Wald). Together, these form the largest protected forest area in central Europe. The area is a nature lovers paradise, with glacial lakes, stunning mountain view points, hundreds of kilometres of hiking and cycling trails and in winter numerous opportunities for both downhill and cross-country skiing.
The region is also a renowned European glass-producing area. The Crystal Road, (Glasstraße) is one of the most famous holiday routes in Bavaria.