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Where is Neureichenau?

Neureichenau is a German municipality in the state of Bavaria (capital: Munich). It belongs to the Freyung-Grafenau district and is home to 4,411 people. Embedded in the Danube Forest between the three countries Germany, Czech Republic and Austria, Neureichenau is only 26km from the Czech and 7kim from the Austrian border.

Summer in Neureichenau (c) TVB - Neureichenau
Sunset in Neureichenau (c) TVB - Neureichenau

Dreisesselberg Mountain in the Bavarian Forest and Bohemian Forest

1,333m Dreisessel is located in the northeast of Neureichenau. Its highest point – Hochstein – features a distinctive granite rock with a summit cross and is a very popular hiking destination for its fantastic view as far as the Alps. 0,5km south of the summit you see three granite rocks: Dreisesselfels rock. There you also find Dreisessel mountain restaurant offering food and drink in the winter and the summer. The German-Czech border is only a few meters away.

Dreisesselberg is a very popular destination as a public road leads right to the mountain restaurant and then it is only a few minutes to the summit cross.

Check out our webcam and have a taste of the view.

1,364m Plöckenstein is the second highest mountain of the region.

"Dreisessel" (Three Seats) refers to the rocks‘ unique shape.

When holidaying in Neureichenau you will hear of "Steinerne Meer" (literally „Rocky Sea”): big boulders on the southside of Dreisessel, 400m long and 250m wide.

Winter in Neureichenau (c) TVB - Neureichenau
Winter in Neureichenau (c) TVB - Neureichenau

Skiing Holiday and Après Ski

Winter enthusiasts will be thrilled by the fantastic snowy scenery surrounding Neureichenau. Skiing, snowshoeing or X-country skiing, stunning views will always be on your side. Ski lifts are in Altreichenau (Bureiberglift at Haus Bergland) and at the camping round (Zwergerllift).

Hochficht and Mitterdorf ski resorts are very close.

Hochficht ski resort boasting 20km of piste and ten lifts is very popular with families. Fichtl Kids Park is ideal for the little ones to learn skiing. Mitterdorf ski centre is a family’s paradise, featuring lifts, magic carpet, ski carousel and snowtubing run.

Attention, X-country skiers!

There are many x-country trails nearby such as 27km Adalbert-Stifter-trail, especially suitable for families and beginners, or 150km Bayerwaldloipe running from Lohberg to Neureichenau.

Hiking

If you prefer Bavaria in the summer, you will not be disappointed by the numerous walking and hiking routes, running through forests, past rock formations and through green meadows. Explore Dreisesselberg along one of the themed walks.

Check out our webcam for live impressions of the region

Things to do in Neureichenau

When spending your holiday in Neureichenau, do not miss out on the Adalbert Stifter Museum.

Those interested in architecture will enjoy the historic monuments.

Explore the region by bike: Neureichenau is part of Europe’s longest official long distance bike trail – the Iron Curtain Trail.

Special family holidays

There is a lot to discover for families – e.g., Breitenberg Swing Trail with 18 swings or Museum of the Senses (Villa Sinnenreich), or:

  • Bavarian Forest treetop trail
  • Grafenau Alpine slide
  • Babalu terrain park
  • Graphitbergwerk Kropfmühle
  • and lots more

For more info about the region and its destinations contact Neureichenau tourist centre.

The Bavarian Forest is a great place ……

... for those looking for adventure and experience – big and small.

Summer or winter, hiking, biking or walking: the great outdoors is waiting. How about an expedition together with a ranger through the Bavarian Forest or a hike with Huskies? There is so much to explore!

The weather in Neureichenau

In the winter Bavaria is cold and sees a lot of snow. With 23°C July is hottest month of the year, January is the coldest with 1°C.

Check out our live webcams for the current weather and the weather to come.