Please note that you are prohibited from leaving the trails in particularly sensitive areas of our National Park, such as high-altitude areas and bogland zones. This measure is intended to protect endangered flora and fauna. Areas where this rule applies are indicated on walking maps and by signs in these zones.
If you are hiking in the National Park, always ensure that you come well equipped. Everyone should have a map, sturdy footwear, drinks, a mobile phone, first-aid kit and bad weather clothing to hand.
The National Park aims to protect the natural process of genesis, growth and decay. As a result, dead trees are left to return to the natural cycle – an approach that makes falling trees and dead wood typical hazards here. Please be aware of these dangers and leave the forest in strong winds for your own safety. Please note that you always use the trails in the National Park at your own risk!
Some cycle paths and walking paths with gentle gradients, such as those linking the animal enclosures, are suitable for prams and wheelchairs. The respective maximum gradient is always indicated on our signs on these trails.
Please do not litter the landscape! This includes dog waste bags and tissues. Please help us to keep our wild woodland clean. Thank you!
Further tips for your stay in the Bavarian Forest National Park can be found in our FAQ.