View of the Leuchtenberg.
From the plateau behind the Knollenhof we have a wonderful view of the Regental valley.
Upper Palatine Forest
Welcome to the Upper Palatinate Forest, a region in eastern Germany that invites you to visit with its charming nature, historic towns and cultural treasures. In this travel guide you will find everything you need to know to make the most of your stay in this enchanting region. Let us take you on a journey through the Upper Palatinate Forest.
Activities in the Upper Palatine Forest
Attractions in the Upper Palatine Forest
Schloss Hardeck im bayerisch-böhmischen Grenzraum geht wahrscheinlich auf eine Ministerialenburg des ...
Leuchtenberg: Schlossfestspiele in der Oberpfalz
Discover the region
The Upper Palatinate Forest is a low mountain range landscape that extends over parts of Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The highest elevation is the 1,141-metre-high Hohe Bogen. The Upper Palatinate Forest is characterised by its varied nature, which is characterised by forests, rivers and lakes. Particularly attractive are the numerous valleys and gorges that run through the region.
One of the most important sights in the Upper Palatinate Forest are the historic towns of Regensburg and Weiden, both of which can look back on a long history. In Regensburg you should definitely visit the cathedral and the Stone Bridge. In Weiden, the Old Town Hall is especially worth seeing. Also worth a visit are the Leuchtenberg and Flossenbürg castle ruins and the Maximiliansgrotte dripstone cave.
The Upper Palatinate Forest is a true paradise for hikers and cyclists. The most beautiful hiking routes include the Goldsteig, the Burgensteig and the Naabtal cycle path. The cycle path network is also well developed and offers numerous opportunities for tours of all levels of difficulty. In winter, the ski areas at Ochsenkopf and Grosse Arber are especially popular.
The most important questions and answers about the Upper Palatinate Forest region
How did the Upper Palatinate Forest come into being?
The Upper Palatinate Forest was formed in the course of the earth's history by faults and mountain formations.
Is the Upper Palatinate Forest a low mountain range?
Yes, the Oberpfälzer Wald is a low mountain range landscape.
Where is the Oberpfälzer Wald located?
The Upper Palatinate Forest stretches across parts of Bavaria and the Czech Republic.
Authentic Experiences and Guided Tours
Destinations in the Upper Palatine Forest