Lusen National Park Centre
The Hans-Eisenmann-Haus forms the central hub of the National Park Centre Lusen. Informative, interactive and imposing throughout, the permanent exhibition “Ways into nature – A history of forest and people” offers insights into the secrets of the Bavarian Forest National Park. What’s behind the philosophy “Letting nature be natural”? What emotions do people connect with the forest? How has the protected area developed since it was first established? And who or what actually lives in the wilderness the Park has created? Visitors can find out all this and much more inside the exhibition. There’s even a designated children’s route here with eleven audio stations explaining different aspects of the National Park in simple terms – adults can listen in and learn too!
TIP: Do you want to visit other destinations in the National Park besides the Hans-Eisenmann-Haus? If so, our friendly staff at the information desk have plenty of useful tips on what to see.
Kids’ route: Young adventurers can explore an exciting dedicated route through the exhibition specifically designed to feed young minds. There are a few teasing puzzles to solve along the way, and kids that succeed in unlocking the forest’s secrets can even look forward to a small surprise at the end.
Cinema: A varied range of films is shown on the big screen in our cinema room. This is the place to come for stunning footage of the National Park as well as clips featuring “Flotterlu” – our lovable kids’ mascot.
Reading gallery: Want to take time out with some interesting books on the natural world and the Bavarian Forest? Look no further than our cosy and inviting reading gallery!
Hans-Eisenmann-Haus opening hours:
26 December to 30 April, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1 May to 8 November, open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9 November to 25 December, closed
Food & drink:
Café Eisenmann and the Waldwirtschaft both offer excellent food and drink options. Find out more information and check the opening hours at www.erlebnis-gastronomie-gmbh.de. In addition, the Waldstüberl snack bar is conveniently located directly next to the car park.
Find out more on +49 (0) 8558 2647.
National Park shop:
The National Park shop stocks books and games focusing on animals and the natural world as well as a range of regional souvenirs. More information on +49 (0) 8558 973404.
Easily accessible by Igelbus!
Stop: Nationalparkzentrum Lusen
Address: Böhmstraße 39, 94556 Neuschönau
Parking is subject to charges!
The lynx, Ural owl, wolf, European bison, otter, bear and capercaillie – all of these animals are indigenous to the Bavarian Forest, and while many still thrive in our forests, some have unfortunately disappeared. Our animal enclosures give you the chance to experience all these animals first hand. Set within an emerging wild woodland environment, the 200-hectare site is home to some 40 different species of mammals and birds. The animals are housed in large enclosures and aviaries designed to be as close to their natural habitat as possible, with enough space for our animal residents to withdraw from the public gaze whenever they choose. The best way to explore the enclosures is on the seven-kilometre circular path, which takes three to four hours to walk. The trail also includes a number of convenient short cuts, making it easy to find the ideal route for you. Suitable for both prams and wheelchairs, the trails are cleared in winter and the site is freely accessible all year round.
Ever take a stroll through the tree tops? Now you can with our 1,300-metre tree top walk. You can see the forest from a whole new perspective up to 44 metres above the forest floor, with plenty of unique insights and incredible views across the Bavarian Forest National Park along the way.
The local flora is one of the most fascinating aspects of the National Park for many people. On a four-hectare site surrounding the Hans-Eisenmann-Haus, visitors have the chance to admire the sometimes rare flowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, ferns and mosses native to the Bavarian Forest in all their glory. The botanical site showcases several hundred species of plants in their natural habitats and communities, including some species planted in convenient raised beds. The site is freely accessible all year round.
The Bavarian Forest is riddled with stones. The geological site therefore puts the geological history of the region firmly in the spotlight. Some of the rocks here were formed over 500 million years ago. Many of the blocks of stone have had a corner cut off to expose the inside, helping ensure that visitors don’t confuse granite for gneiss, or vice versa! The site is accessible all year round.