National Park Shop National Park Restaurant Culture in the evening by nikeborome


                                                                               National Park Shop
      Eisenstein                                                               The shop of the National Park, run by the Bund Naturschutz
              NATIONALPARKZENTRUM                                              Service GmbH, presents a shop-window of the region. You can
                     FALKENSTEIN                                               find additional information on the National Park, a broad varie-
         Ludwigsthal                                                           ty of books, typical local crafts made of wood and glass as well
            ZWIESEL              NATIONALPARK                                  as high quality toys. These products are mainly local.
                11                  ŠUMAVA                           
                                                                               Tel: 0 99 22 50 02 113,
 A3                                     NATIONALPARK                                                                                              Culture in the evening

                                      BAYERISCHER WALD

                                           NATIONALPARKZENTRUM                                                                                    Beyond our regular hours of opening we offer a divers cultural
                                                                                                                                                  program. Your will receive information on this program at the
                                                         Neuschönau                                                                               info-desk or by using our website: www.nationalpark-baye-
                                   Passau                   FREYUNG
 By Train and Bus
 From the ICE station Plattling the Waldbahn-train arrives hourly at
 the ‘Haus zur Wildnis’.
 For more information see:                            National Park Restaurant                                           Construction and Art
 By Car                                                                        Local, fair and organic the restaurant appears in the centre. In   The idea of Daniel Kufner, an artist from Ludwigsthal: He placed
 From the BAB 3 (exit Deggendorf) via B 11.
                                                                               the light-flooded restaurant and on the large patio you will be    three granite rocks with a German-Czech epigraph on the way
      For more information see visitors’ service at the car park.              spoiled with seasonal delicatessen from the region as well as      from the car park to the ‘Haus zur Wildnis’. The three profound
 Information                                                                   with homemade ice cream and cakes. About 90 % of the food is       epigraphs: NO LONGER - NOT YET - FOREVER inspire to reflect
 Nationalparkzentrum Falkenstein,
 Haus zur Wildnis, Ludwigsthal, 94227 Lindberg,                                local, which to the 2008 award “regional + fair” by Biokreis.      on nature and wilderness.
 Tel.: 0 99 22 - 50 02 - 0, Fax: 0 99 22 - 50 02 - 167               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     National Park Visitors’ Centre
 Funded by

               the EU-Initiative                The Bavarian Forest National
               INTERREG III A                   Park has been holding the
                                                European Diploma since 1986

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mt. Falkenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Haus zur Wildnis | animal Enclosur Es | sto nE ag E c avE
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Haus zur Wildnis (Visitor Centre)
Welcome!                                                         Stone Age Cave                                                                                                                             Global Wilderness
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fascinating images will put you into the mood - from famous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Icons of Wilderness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Bavarian and Bohemian Forests are one of the last and most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Visitors’ Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Our competent staff is pleased to provide you with infor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            wilderness areas worldwide to Mt. Großer Falkenstein, our local     important retreat areas in Central Europe for species, which can     mation on activities and with suggestions how to plan and
Nature subsists on changes-since the settlement of our           The glance at the past starts at the Stone Age Cave by a time                                                                              mountain. Wilderness does not only exist in faraway countries       only survive in or return to places where man leaves nature to       spent your time in the National Park region on both sides of
                                                                                                                                                                                                            - but also in our National Park!                                    its own devices.                                                     the border.
ancestors during the New Stone Age, natural landscapes           travel into earliest history. What was it like, when our ancestors
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Manifold Nature: German National Parks                              Traveler through Space and Time
have been transformed into cultural landscapes that leave        met the then large animals, roving through the landscape of
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fourteen National Parks between Lake Königssee and Königs-          How can wild animals, e.g. Roe Deer, Deer and their predators,       Play and Adventure Area
almost no space for wilderness.                                  the Bavarian Forest at the Ice Age? For certain: At that time wild
                                                                                                                                                                                                            stuhl reflect the complete diversity of our natural landscapes.     use the landscape of the inner part of the Bavarian Forest as        Children are given priority and learn by playing - with or
                                                                 horses, reindeer and aurochs determined the setting - and not
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Each of them represents an unfinished piece of art in nature.       their habitat? Telemetry helps to find answers to this question.     without guidance - what they can discover outside in the
On your hike from the Stone Age Cave, along the animal           mankind.                                                                                                                                   Join our journey through these enormous treasuries.                 Hidden Wilderness                                                    wild forest and how many interesting things can be found
enclosures to the “Haus zur Wildnis”, we invite you to reflect   The scenery of wild horse and aurochs of the famous Grotte
on space and time and to regain the amazement at nature          Chauvet in the south of France, reconstructed on an artificial          Animal Enclosures                                                  “Europe’s Green Roof”
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The model of the area shows the National Parks Bavarian Forest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Joining the root tip of a beech, you are on a 300 years-long ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pedition through the underground life of a tree. The children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     out there. But knowledge of natural history is only one side;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     this refuge becomes an experience, especially when stories
during a ‘time travel’ from earliest history to the present.     rock, reminds of the coexistence of men and the large animals                                                                              and Sumava, surrounded by the protected landscape Bohemi-           will be accompanied by the omnipresent ‘Schratzl’ in his earth-      are told or when playing with lights and shades…….
                                                                                                                                         We invite you to watch the lynx, the howling pack of wolves
                                                                 at the Paleolithic era. This portrait of lifelike animals is evidence                                                                      an Forest and the Bavarian Forest Nature Park, with more than       ly kingdom.                                                          During holiday season special events will take place.
                                                                                                                                         or peacefully grazing wild horses and aurochs in their naturally
Don’t miss the vivid experience of reawakening wilderness        of the extraordinary perception of the old masters as well as of                                                                           100 attractions.                                                    lifetime
                                                                                                                                         shaped enclosures. Lynx and wolf are again part of the natural
in the Bavarian Forest National Park. Along with the neigh-      their endeavors to cast a spell on their prey by magic.                                                                                    Times of Wilderness                                                 All creatures fulfill the same tasks during their lives: Emerging,   Nature in the Theatre
                                                                                                                                         range of species in the Bavarian Forest. Wild horses and aurochs
boring Czech Sumava National Park this region comprises          Additionally an informative movie, expositions and stereosco-                                                                              We want to convey the idea of National Parks to you and help        growth, and decay.                                                   Experience a vivid stereoscopic wilderness trip in the thea-
                                                                                                                                         are the connection between the Ice Age, a period, when these
the largest borderless forest wilderness in Europe.              pic pictures demonstrate the changes in climate, landscape and                                                                             you to realize that forests owe what we are always missing: ti-     For this circle the Shrew Mouse gets 3 months, but the Yew Tree      tre. It reveals the forest to you and will guide your view to
                                                                                                                                         species used to live in our area as well, and present times.       me.                                                                 5000 years!                                                          interesting structures during your next hike. The film “Wo
                                                                 fauna since the last Ice Age and the beginning of the post-glaci-
We are looking forward to your visit!                            al period, and mankind’s reaction to the environmental and cli-                                                                            My Wilderness                                                       Creator of Wilderness                                                Wildnis erwacht” introduces the National Park area of the
                                                                                                                                         Animal Enclosures are open all year                                                                                                    Wind throws, Bark Beetle, snow break - with patience these           Mts. Falkenstein and Rachel. A film on the Sumava National
                                                                 matic changes by innovations concerning hunting techniques.                                                                                Only those who take time to go outside, look, smell, feel, taste
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and perceive will truly experience wilderness, but in a different   incidents allow a fantastic variety in species, a new virgin fo-     Park and many other nature films complete the offer.
Karl Friedrich Sinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                            way each and every day.                                             rest-generation. As a result dead wood develops, offering nu-
Head of the Bavarian Forest National Park Board
                                                                 Hours of opening:                                                                                                                          Constant Change                                                     trition and habitat for many species, finally being decomposed       Hours of opening:
                                                                 December, 26th to March, 31st 9 am to 4.30 pm                                                                                              Only the changing of nature is constant in a permanent process      by Fungi. This process of decay releases nutrients for the next      December, 26th to March, 31st 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
                                                                 April, 1rst to the end of the first week in November 9 am to 6.30 pm                                                                       of adaptation, development and unfolding.                           tree generation. This is where we perceive the times of big          April, 1rst to the end of the first week in November 9 am to 6.30 pm
                                                                 -Admission free-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Experience Mt. Falkentein in the turn of the year.                  changes.                                                             -Admission free-

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