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World of Mountains



Mount Pröller (1048 m) is the best-known mountain near Kollnburg and Sankt Englmar. On the new premium “Goldsteig“ hiking trail leading to the peak of Mount Pröller, you can enjoy a magnificent view over the Bavarian Forest.

In winter, the skiing triangle on Mount Pröller offers ideal conditions for alpine skiing.


Starting points for tours:

Kollnburg, St. Englmar, Viechtach



Hiking tip:

Side path of “Goldsteig“ hiking trail running from Viechtach via Kollnburg to the peak of Mount Pröller (premium hiking trail)



Mount Großer Arber (1456 m) / Mount Kleiner Arber (1384m)

The “King of the Bavarian Forest“ offers an attractive network of hiking trails with breath-taking views all over the Bavarian and Bohemian Forest.

The treeless mountain top with its four peaks is characterized by subalpine calcareous grasslands, rocky grounds and mountain pines, a landscape that cannot be found anywhere else in the Bavarian Forest. Below the peaks, surrounded by a nature reserve, you find Great Arber Lake (“Großer Arbersee“) and the Small Arber Lake (“Kleiner Arbersee”), which are also popular hiking destinations.

Mount Großer Arber is the largest and most popular skiing resort of the Bavarian Forest.

Starting points for tours:

Bayerisch Eisenstein, Bodenmais, Lohberg

Mountain able railway:

Arber-Bergbahn, opened all over the year


Arber-Schutzhaus, Arberseehaus


For further information on the "King of the Bavarian Forest", see



Hirschenstein (1095 m)

On top of Mount Hirschenstein (1095 m) covered with beech forests, there is a stone-made viewing tower with a terrific view on the Danube valley and the Alps.

A spot called “Schuhfleck“ is a well-known junction of nine hiking trails from all directions, among them the new premium hiking trail “Goldsteig”.

Starting points:

St. Englmar, Rettenbach, Grandsberg, Bernried


Sankt Englmar, Grandsberg



Mountain Großer Osser (1293 m)/ Mountain Kleiner Osser (1266 m)

Right on the border between Bavaria and the Czech Republic, there is Mount Osser. What is characteristic for the Osser peaks is their pointed shape. Czech hikers affectionately call this mountain "The Breasts of the Madonna" while on the Bavarian side it is called "Mount Matterhorn of the Bavarian Forest".


Starting points:

Lam, Lohberg, Arrach


Osserschutzhütte (mountain shelter) – open in summer