Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments
Description from the accommodation owner
Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments: the story of this holiday company
We came to Bayerisch Eisenstein as a stopping off point for business trips to Eastern Europe, with a holiday apartment as a way to cover costs. The area was so popular with our guests that we bought more houses and now have 3 for letting and central facilities in a 4th. At the moment we spend most of our time in this beautiful area, making sure our guests have a good holiday. The area seems to appeal to every age group and we love passing on recommendation for places to visit which we have fallen in love with! And all in an environmentally friendly way.
Responsible tourism: Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments
This one of the most unspoilt and interesting areas in Europe, with the Bavarian and Bohemian National Parks on either side of the border, both within a short walk of the house. Both National Parks have very strict environmental protection policies and we support the Bavarian National Park’s campaign to extend the area of the Park where nature is left entirely to its own devices.
All guests are requested to separate every item of waste possible into containers provided (including Tetra Packs, batteries etc) which we then take to the recycling centre. Vegetable matter is composted for the garden. We have solar panels and all new double glazed windows and insulated roofs. And we emphasize that our tap water is from local springs so there is no need to buy bottled water! We collect rain water to water the garden and flower pots and window boxes. We use low energy light bulbs wherever possible and have water saving taps.
We encourage guests to use the village restaurants and shops and other facilities: a museum, a railway station which is the only one in Europe divided between 2 countries, playground and sports facilities. We encourage guests to use public transport – every apartment is provided with a local timetable for guests to take away, we provide details of train journeys to more distant places: Passau, Regensburg and Plzen and buy stocks of local rover tickets for guests to buy.
We are fully involved in village events and in future planning for the village. We use village tradesmen whenever possible. We encourage guests to support events of local organisations. We encourage guests to visit both sides of the border and give them lots of information about the history of the area to encourage international understanding. We donate 2 separate weeks each year (to be taken at any time including high season) to 2 charitable/campaigning organisations for them to auction to raise funds for their activities. This usually raises up to £2000
per year in total.
We are actively involved in groups who aim to improve the village. We work to support local restaurants by providing vouchers. We have a programme called 'Experience Bavaria' which encourages guests to learn more about local culture and customs.