Actively discover the Bavarian ForestActive holiday
The municipality of Frauenau (616 m above sea level) with approx. 2,700 residents is the glass heart of the Bavarian Forest, directly on the Glass Road, at the foot of the Rachel.
Frauenau lies 7 km east of Zwiesel, 22 km north of Grafenau and 16 km from the district town of Regen. We have put together a small selection of our favourite tours, which take you through some of the 15 districts of Frauenau. There is also a lot of other information available at reception.
Come and talk to us; we'll be happy to give you some advice.
Our favourite toursGet to know our homeland
Our local Rachel mountain1,453 m
Our local Rachel mountain can be explored from the hotel.
Our personal hiking tip for you: from Oberfrauenau you can climb up in approx. 2.5 hours. You will discover a constantly changing vegetation - from beech trees and birch trees to mossy rocks, dead areas and meadows. You will reach Waldschmidhaus (1,360 m) with wonderful views of the reservoir and can enjoy something to eat and drink there.
Then carry on up to the summit where you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of the picturesque mountain ranges. Enjoy the sunshine on the way back down via the Rachel chapel (1,212 m) and to Lake Rachel (1,071 m); this should take approximately 1.5 hours. We recommend that you take the route to Gfäll (950 m) and from there the Igelbus to Spiegelau. From Spiegelau, the forest railway (free with your guest card) will take you back to Frauenau. A day tour that will amaze you.
The Lusen1,373 m
Our tip for families. Duration: approx. 5 hours incl. breaks.
It's a short drive (approx. 15 minutes) away from the hotel to the starting point - Fredenbrücke (840 m). From there you can set off on a beautiful climb along the Ohe, past moss-covered rocks and up to the Martinsklause (974 m). After a small break, continue across the Teufelsloch (1,100 m) towards the summit.
Carry on along the planks and you’ll reach the glass ark (1,176 m). Take a small breather and don’t forget to take some souvenir photos of this unique piece of glass art. Then carry on up the Himmelsleiter to the summit (1,373 m). It will take around 30 minutes to get from the glass ark to the summit. When you reach the top, you’ll be amazed at the natural spectacle. Marvel at a stony sea covered in lichen – that’s our Lusen! A view that almost brings tears to your eyes. It’s always an experience, whatever the season.
The Schutzhütte offers delicious, simple dishes and cakes. A cool shandy tastes particularly good. The descent down the Winterweg is relaxed and lasts approx. 45 minutes. The Igelbus takes you back to your car in comfort. Ask about the departure times in the Schutzhaus so that you might be able to enjoy sitting and enjoying the scenery for a little longer. It’s always a great tour for our family. Our son Paul managed to go the whole way by himself and was amazed. So pack your hiking backpack and off you go!.
The Falkenstein1,315 m
We can’t say which mountain is the most beautiful. Let’s just say that they all have their own appeal and are all wonderful in their own way. The Falkenstein has waterfalls, mossy rocks and a varied ascent. We recommend parking your car in Scheuereck (770 m) and climbing across the Höllbachgespreng and along the Höllbachfälle. Duration: approx. 2.5 hours.
When you reach the summit (1,315 m) you can see towards Deggendorf. Enjoy some refreshments in the Schutzhaus. The descent across the Sulzschachten is varied and leads you across the Höllbachfälle and back to your starting point. A tour that lasts approx. 5 hours including a break. Then enjoy a snack in the hotel followed by a visit to the pleasantly warm sauna. A wonderful day on holiday.
The Frauenau Dam767 m
Approx. 4 hours from the hotel. Along the black trail towards Oberfrauenau, you’ll reach the dam crest after around 1 hour. It is supplied by the Hirschbach and Kleiner Regen rivers. Water from the Frauenau Dam supplies the districts of Cham, Deggendorf, Dingolfing-Landau, Straubing-iBogen, Freyung-Grafenau, Passau and Regen. The circular trail around the dam takes around 1.5 hours. A simple tour with lots of sun. You can take a break at the Gutsgasthof Oberfrauenau with its lovely beer garden and enjoy some delicious bread with potatoes and cheese.
A few more facts about the dam
Construction: 1976 – 1983
Volume: 2.5 million m³
Height of the construction: 770.50 m
Meadows & moors by e-bike(Großer Schachten 1,160 m)
Our tour recommendation: Hotel St. Florian - Oberfrauenau - Buchenau - Dam - Hotel St. Florian
Set off from the Hotel St. Florian towards Oberfrauenau and then continue to the dam and towards the Hochschachten. You’ll find the perfect place to take a short break here. Tip: make use of our packed hiking backpack service. After enjoying some refreshments, continue on the forest path towards the Wiesfleckschachten. From there you’ll reach the highest point of the tour between the Steinschachten and Kiesruck and then continue on the long forest path downhill towards Buchenau. In Buchenau go behind the church and back towards the dam. You’ll need to summon up your remaining strength here but will be rewarded with a fantastic view. Enjoy the descent from the dam as you head back to St. Florian where you can enjoy a refreshing drink. Length: approx. 42 km, duration: approx. 3 hours. We have two e-bikes that you can rent for a fee. Please remember to bring your own helmet with you.
From Bayerisch Eisenstein to the Schwellhäusl
You can travel for free on the train from Frauenau to Bayerisch Eisenstein with your National Park card (available from reception). From Bayerisch Eisenstein you can travel on the Hochbergstraße and Hochbergsattel to the "Trifterklause Schwellhäusl". Simple journey time approx. 30 minutes, around 4 km. A pleasant tour for the whole family. The Schwellhäusl (open every day, closed in November) is a good place to enjoy some refreshments. The trip back to Bayerisch Eisenstein is along the same route.
Comprehensive map material with more than 40 tours is available from reception. We will be happy to give you personal recommendations and can organise bike and mountain bike rental for you. Or you can simply reserve our hotel e-bikes.
Jogging & walking
Discover the natural beauty around Frauenau up close. We will be happy to advise you at reception. Here are two of our favourite tours:
From the hotel go through the Glass Gardens, past the sports fields, through the forest kindergarten and towards the Flanitzmühle. Continue from there through the new building area, past the glass museum and back to the hotel.
Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours
From the hotel via the Moosau, glass houses, Tafelhütte, Oberfrauenau and back to the hotel
Walking time: approx. 2.5 to 3 hours
Comprehensive map material is available at reception.
Winter sportsin Frauenau and the surroundings
Cross-country skiing (Oberlüftenegg cross-country skiing centre)
Our cross-country ski tracks in Frauenau cover around 30 km of perfectly prepared trails. From beginners to those with more experience there is a suitable cross-country ski trail for everyone. Connections to neighbouring towns enable you to enjoy lengthy tours.
The Zell ski lift (drag lift) is located in Frauenau. The slope is ideal for beginners and children and the ski school offers ski lessons for young and old.
Other ski lifts in the surrounding area:
Skilift Glasberg Zwiesel (with ski school) only 7.5 km from the hotel
Silbergerbahn Bodenmais (with ski school) only 22 km from the hotel
Geißkopfbahn (with ski school) only 32 km from the hotel
Arber Bergbahn (with ski school) only 33 km from the hotel
We will be happy to organise the necessary ski equipment for you.
Toboganning & snow shoe hikes
There is a floodlit toboggan slope directly in Frauenau. You can rent toboggans free of charge here at the hotel.
More than 100 km of winter hiking trails around Frauenau offer great opportunities to discover the region on snow shoes. You can also hire snow shoes here at the hotel.
We will be happy to give you an individual consultation.