Bayerischer Wald

Officially recognised health resort in the southern Bavarian Forest 


Urlaub in Wegscheid - Passauer Land


The jewel of the Bavarian Forest – Wegscheid – presents itself!


Holidays in the Passau area

The three-country region in the south east of Germany is a contemplative area, because those who spend their holidays here in the southern Bavarian Forest aren't looking for sensations: they want to recharge their batteries in peace and quiet, hike during the day, enjoy the surroundings, cycle, swim, play tennis or do whatever else is on offer – let the day draw gently to a close in a cosy pub.



Wegscheid in the Bavarian Forest

Wegscheid, a recognised health resort, is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the southern Bavarian Forest. Located on a historic salt road – the "Wegscheid", where the road forked towards Austria and Bohemia – and already granted the status of market in 1360, Wegscheid has the great atmosphere of a settlement that has grown over the centuries with seven further districts. There is some sort of forest, village or association festival almost every week. A speciality is the Wegscheid Market Days, which take place every year on the first Saturday in July and August. The Rannsee recreation centre is located exactly in the middle between Wegscheid and Wildenranna (winner of the competition "Our village should become lovelier"). The lake was created between 1978 and 1983 by damming the Rannabach and is very popular on warm summer days.


Bayerischer Wald

Bayerischer Wald


Leisure activities in the Wegscheid area

There is a wide range of leisure activities in and around Wegscheid :

  • The Rannasee is the summer attraction: an angling, surfing and bathing paradise with a giant water slide, pedalo boat and rowing boat hire, children's playground and leisure facilities.
  • There is a heated indoor swimming pool in the village
  • Cycling on the Leinenradweg (a 42 km round path), on the two-country cycle path from Wegscheid to the Mühlviertel in Upper Austria or on the 65-km long Danube Forest cycle path.
  • Hiking on marked paths, e.g. Schmugglersteig or to the Friedrichsberg viewing tower (alt. 935 m); winter hiking path.
  • Nordic walking path in Wegscheid.
  • Tennis on open-air and indoor courts.
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Excursions to Passau, Austria and the Czech Republic.



 Hotel-Gasthof Zum Bayerischen Wald, Family Escherich, Marktstrasse 2, 94110 Wegscheid, Bayerischer Wald

phone +49 (0)8592 / 218, fax +49 (0)8592 / 93208 , e-mail: info@hotel-zum-bayerischen-wald.de