Biggest and state-of-the-art swimming park (opening hours) in the Bavarian Forest. Here you get various opportunities for relaxing swimming pleasures and activities. Enjoy the newly-designed Mediterraneum in VdK-Heim-Str. 1.
"Bockerlbahn" - steaming along through nature
Take a ride in the "Bockerlbahn", a nostalgic old-time tractor, rebuilt as a puffing train!
Rides from May to October, on Wednesdays after registration,
at 2 pm short journey: adults pay € 6, kids over 6 years pay € 3.50
You will get a discount on presentation of your spa card!
Granite Center / World of Stone
The Granite Center tells the story of both granite history and the people's history dealing with the stone material. In the historic quarry you will be shown the hard work on a site.
Motorbike Tours through the Bavarian Forest and to the neighboring countries Austria and Czech Republic are a "must" for all motorbike fans. Get more information at the Tourist Information Office.
Museum "Golden Trail"
Museum "Golden Trail", in the "Ringmauerturm" (in rooms within the ancient curtain wall). Five sections show the importance of this ancient trading route as well as Waldkirchen's history.
Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald / Bavarian Forest National Park
Info-Center Hans-Eisenmann-Haus, Tierfreigelände (large outdoor enclosures and aviaries for native mountain forest animals and birds), hiking trails, playground in the woods. The Bavarian Forest National Park was the first national park opened in Germany. So Bavaria protected a unique countryside of woods and low mountain ranges.
Horse Carriage Rides
Horse Farm Max Nigl, Frischeck:
An experience for young and old. Take a ride through fields and forest or have breakfast with Paul Mösl on Thursdays and enjoy original Bavarian white sausages.
Bicycle Tours around Waldkirchen
Bicycle tours around Waldkirchen at different levels of difficulty: please see "Biking" or click Radsportclub Waldkirchen , if you wish to participate in a biking training or if you want to ride a bike tour. You can also ride along GPS-based cycle tours in the tourist region.
Join a knight's banquet in full medieval costumes at Reitanlage Nigl, Frischeck.
The event will only take place if there are sufficient participants. Please arrange an appointment under: 0171 8742551
ski region Oberfrauenwald
Also alpine skiing fans get their money's worth in Waldkirchen. Embedded in a splendid winter landscape, the ski region Oberfrauenwald offers 3 lifts and 1 toboggan run.
"Wallerer Heimatstube" - Home Parlor of Wallern's Inhabitants
Showroom of the former inhabitants of the city of Wallern in the Bohemian Forest. Customs and traditions at Jahnstr. 6. Visits by arrangement, please contact "Wallern/Böhmerwald Society e.V.", phone: 0611/1899276
A net of approx. 140 km / 87 miles of marked hiking trails can be found around Waldkirchen. Please order a detailed hiking map at the Tourist Information Office. Go hiking along the panoramic walking trail 1 (loop trail) and discover the nature wildlife resort Saußbachklamm (a deep ravine along Saußbach creek) or experience Waldkirchen's surrounding area. You can also make use of GPS-routed roads in our holiday region. We strongly recommend the garden festival loop trail, see hiking trail 5.
Winter Hiking Trails
Waldkirchen disposes of two winter hiking trails. You start at the Tourist Information Office, walk toward health resort park in Erlauzwiesel and return via Frischeck, length approx. 8 km / 5 miles. The second trail leads you to "Fischerhäusl" (this term means "small cottage for fishermen" and is also the name of the parking site there) and along a forest road to Stocking, Neidlingerberg and back again to Waldkirchen, length approx. 10 km / 6.2 miles. Get more information at the Tourist Information Office.