The Bavarian Forest Natural Park e.V. is one of the oldest Natural Parks in Germany. A particular feature in Zwiesel is the Natural Park House, which has qualified as a ‘Zero-Energy-House’. The Border Station in Bayerisch Eisenstein is currently being adapted to be a Natural Park Centre.
With an area of 278,000 hectares, the area of the Natural Park currently stretches from the County of Regen to the parts of the Counties of Deggendorf and Straubing-Bogen which are North of the Danube as well as the County of Freyung-Grafenau.
The unique and special Natural Park House in Zwiesel was built on the B11 at the entrance to Zwiesel and recognised as a ‘Zero-Energy-House’. The building, which also serves as the main office for the organisation, houses an exhibition on nature which is well worth visiting, a shop, a play area for children and a book shop.
The Natural Park House can be visited daily except Mondays from 9.30 to 16.30. (Entrance: €1 for adults, children free. Information from 09922 802480).
A further Bavarian Forest Natural Park Centre is at the Border Station in Bayerisch Eisenstein. The border between Germany and Czech Republic still runs through the middle. A major project is underway to adapt the station into a Bavarian Forest Natural Park Centre.
Eine weitere Einrichtung des Naturparks Bayerischer Wald ist der Grenzbahnhof Bayerisch Eisenstein. Hier verläuft bis heute die Grenze zwischen Deutschland und Tschechien. Derzeit wird der Bahnhof aufwändig zu einem Naturpark-Erlebniszentrum umgebaut.