Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments

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Bayerisch Eisenstein, BavariaSee map here
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Price is per apartment per night for 2 guests, sleeps up to 10 with €5 per extra person per night for more than 2 guests.
The price includes final cleaning, welcome pack & tourist tax which has some discounts and free local train and bus services
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Description of Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments

Please note that due to increased covid restrictions we have decided not to take any bookings this year in November and advise there will also be reduced markets and restaurant facilities in the area during December.

Ideally located just on the edge of the Bohemian (Czech) and Bavarian (German) forest national parks this self-catering holiday apartments offer an excellent opportunity to get out and explore or stay put and relax. The apartment sleeps up to 10 people.

The forest setting opens up an extensive web of walking and cycling trails right on your doorstep with nearby sports facilities and an adventure playground in the local village making this the perfect accommodation for Bavaria holidays spent outdoors.

Snow shoeing, alpine skiing and cross country skiing can all be undertaken during the winter months with the world renowned and family-friendly slopes of Arber just ten minutes away by ski bus.

Out of the ski season, holidays in Bavaria really come into their own with mountain bikes for hire in the village and an extensive catalogue of self-guided walking itineraries adding to gentle early morning strolls accompanied by bird song and more strenuous mountain hikes to be achieved with a little more thought.

This area of Central Europe is blessed with a wealth of cultural heritage and traditional charm, and no Bavarian holiday is complete without exploring further afield and into the towns of Regensburg and Passau, as well as across the border into Plzen, Prague and Cesky Krumlov.

As winners of a national eco-tourism award for encouraging the use of local transport, and holders of Germany’s top classification for environmental practices, Bavarian Forest Holidays is perfect for responsible travellers who want to search for sun dappled clearings and skim stones over pine fringed lakes and fast-flowing melt-water rivers.

Rooms, food and facilities

The Forsthaus has a first floor apartment with guest facilities on the ground floor including modern sauna.
Complimentary public transport tickets invite guests to travel locally visit places or go shopping. Plenty to see on both sides of the border, Bavaria and Czech with a great choice of village stores and restaurants providing more than enough nourishment to keep you fully fuelled throughout your stay. ForstHaus apartment has 4 bedrooms (one accessed through master bedroom), ensuite to master with separate bath and shower, shower room, large sitting room, dining room, kitchen and large covered balcony with mountain and forest views.
Family & baby friendly: Children are welcome. We have games and DVDs, garden. Sports facilities across the road, big adventure playground in the village. We have cots and high chairs, baby toys, other baby equipment and provide a shopping service for nappies and baby food if required.
Walking & cycling accommodation: There are walks in every direction from the house, from gentle strolls in the forest to mountain hikes. Mountain bikes for hire in the village and we have developed our own files of self-guided walks. There are well signposted cycle routes in every direction, on both sides of the border.

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Holiday information

No Snow?
There is lots to do and see in the nearby area, there are a number of Christmas markets in the area most of which can be reached by bus/train free of charge using out tourist card all guests receive on arrival.There are many historic towns and villages on both sides of the border to visit as well as the Bavarian Forest National Park which links in to the Sumava National Park on the Czech side of the border. There are lots of alternative activities to skiing with numerous walks and mountain bike trails within this vast area plus several exhibitions. Natural snow usually is enough for skiing in December and at its peak January and February with skiing going on through to early April.

How to find us

As the nearest train station, Bayerisch Eisenstein, straddles both Bavaria and the Czech Republic it offers a unique introduction to life on the border with distances to Munich or Prague, roughly equidistant.

If you’re intending to arrive by train you’ll be offered a free lift from the station to your self-catering apartment’s front door with the possibility of enjoying breakfast in London before an evening meal in Bayerisch Eisenstein, helping to put distances into perspective.

Flying is always an option and you’ll have the pick of Munich, Linz, Salzburg, Prague and Nuremberg airports from where to touch down before deciding whether to carry on your journey to Bayerisch Eisenstein by hire car or train.

If you intend to drive the entire journey from the UK to Bayerisch Eisenstein then it’s perfectly achievable within 10 hours from Calais however, we think it’s much less stress and a lot more fun to take the train all the way, especially if you’re seriously considering the environment.


6 Reviews of Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021 by

Everything was perfect. We loved the accommodations. We did a number of hikes and they were all lovely. The notebooks of hikes, towns to visit, how to get around etc were very valuable. We also loved visiting Passau for the day. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Aug 2018 by

We had a great time - active, varied, lots of fresh air and lots of ice cream...We loved sitting on the balcony, enjoying the views. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2017 by

Canoeing through the National Park Bayerisch was the most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2015 by

This is the perfect place for a walking and cycling retreat. A 5 star holiday indeed! Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Aug 2013 by

The village was very beautiful and the hosts friendly and welcoming. The opportunities to enjoy the natural environment were abundant. We especially loved our walks and bike rides through the forest. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2012 by

Cycling and walking in the Bavarian forest was the most memorable part...An excellent holiday thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and children aged between 9 and 16 years. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


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: museums, 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 encourage use of local rover tickets for guests in addition to the free local bus services with the tourist card.

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 regularly donate at least a weeks holiday to charitable/campaigning organisations for them to auction to raise funds for their activities.
We support the National Park and have assisted with translations for English speaking guests. We provide information about the two major animal centres within the National Park. Otters and Beavers have been seen in the village just a few years ago and are in the river between BE and Zwiesel. Ermine in the water by the main house, pine martins in the adjoining forest with deer and lynx there but difficult to see. Many varieties of birds including Honey Buzzrd, Jay and Black Redstart.


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.

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