The region boasts lush forests, green hills and pastures, wonderful lakes and steep granite walls. The 68 km long river Iltz, also called ’the black pearl’ for its colour, meanders through the region.
Holiday destinations in Ilztal and Dreiburgenland are: Büchlberg, Aicha vorm Wald, Eging am See, Eppenschlag, Fürsteneck, Fürstenstein, Hutthurm, Innernzell, Neukirchen vorm Wald, Perlesreut, Ringelai, Röhrnbach, Ruderting, Saldenburg, Salzweg, Thurmansbang, Tiefenbach, Tittling and Witzmannsberg.
Dreiburgenland is hilly and densely wooded. Its name derives from the three castles Fürstenstein, Englburg and Saldenburg.