• Great Arber Mountain<br />View from Haus Peter Sumava balcony
  • Prague<br />A day trip from Bayerisch Eisenstein
  • Bayerisch Eisenstein<br />Traditional raising of the maypole
  • Passau Christmas Market<br />A fairytale setting in front of the cathedral

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Haus Peter Regen sitting room

Haus Sterr Anton kitchen dining room

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Award winning 4* eco-friendly self-catering apartments in a Bavarian Forest village


We regret that Margaret Leach died following a 3 year illness (MSA). Her vision which is Bavarian Forest Holidays will continue to be a testament to her talents and determination. Ulrike and Magda will continue the excellent service in Bayerisch Eisenstein for our guests and Martin will now be there for most of the year so watch out for Schnapps tastings etc..

Please be aware Haus Martin has new owners and only two of the former 4 apartments will be let by them. We will pass on any enquiries specifically for HM to them and offer our facilities in Forsthaus to our international guests as before. It will take a little while to amend all the pages on the website.


"Travel site "Momondo" rates the Arber in the top 8 ski resorts in Germany"

On the edge of a village, in the largest range of forested mountains in Central Europe, directly on the border with the Czech Republic, half way between Munich and Prague. Really well appointed and comfortable apartments, next to German and Czech National Parks.


Spring – Special*

April  / May

 €70 per night for 2 guests + €1.90 per person per night tourist tax

for a family apartment.

Additional guests €10 per person per night including tourist tax.

Minimum stay 3 nights

Summer Special*

June, July & August

Book for 7 nights pay for 6

Book for 14 nights pay for 12


*Special offers cannot be used in addition to returning guest 10% discount (you can choose which is best for you)


See our ideas for a holiday in Bayerisch Eisenstein and our recommended beer and medieval festivals.

Really well appointed and comfortable Apartments

  • Spacious, high quality, eco-friendly, ‘full service’ apartments.
  • 2-4 bedrooms, stylish/comfortable furnshings, fully equipped kitchens, modern bathrooms, balcony or terrace.
  • Prices include tourist tax and final cleaning (unless less than 4 nights) etc. unless stated in a special offer
    NO compulsory extras.

In the Middle of Europe

  • On the edge of the pretty mountain village of Bayerisch Eisenstein, part of small community.
  • In the middle of the largest range of forested mountains in Central Europe.
  • Halfway between Munich and Prague.

On the Edge of the Village of Bayerisch Eisenstein

  • Next to the Bavarian Forest National Park, close to the Arber mountain (cable car 10 months of the year).
  • Walk to shops, restaurants, bank, children’s playground, local railway museum, demonstration glassworks, public transport and border with Czech Republic.
  • Border railway station divided between Germany and the Czech Republic.

Lots to do here

  • Own guest shop with 24/7 access for guests.
  • Coffee room, library, DVDs and CDs.
  • Table tennis, table football, bikes for hire, badminton, barbecue, games room, children’s play areas indoors and outdoors, massage and sauna.
  • Free WiFi or use of PC and printer.
  • Laundry service.
  • More than 150 pages of specially written tourist information and 6 files  of different recommended walks.

Experience the real Bavaria and Czech Republic

  • Local beer and medieval re-enactment festivals.
  • Learn cookery, glass painting and history.
  • Experience the unique history of the area: Celts and Romans, Austro-Hungarian Empire, 2nd world war and iron curtain era, modern day EU and Schengen area.

Local Sports and Activities

  • Gentle walks or strenuous hikes.
  • Cycling, tennis, riding, high wire parks, summer tobogganing, canoeing.
  • Downhill and cross country skiing and other winter sports.
  • Free local public transport.

Great Excursions

Prague, Regensburg, Passau, Salzburg, the Danube, Munich, Cesky Krumlov, Plzen and lots more.

Complete Flexibility

  • Arrive and depart on any day of the week.
  • Travel by train, plane or car from anywhere in Europe. Munich, Prague 2 hours.
  • 10 hours driving time from Calais. Free transfer service for arrivals and departures to the village train station.
  • We are happy to help you to plan your travel.


Wood pellet heating, solar panels, recycling, organic food, free local public transport, free transfers to and from village station.


  • More than 20 different items of baby equipment to borrow free of charge.
  • Indoor and outdoor play areas.
  • Recommended buggy-friendly walks around the village.
  • Pre-arrival shopping service for dispoable nappies and full cream milk. Ready made meals available.

Completely Reliable

We are inspected every year by the German Tourism Award and are graded at least 4 star for each of our apartments. We have won awards for environmental friendliness and for attracting international guests and been featured in British and international newspapers, magazines and TV. We really do exist!

Our ‘Full service’

We aim to provide:

  • The space, comfort and privacy of top quality self catering
  • The services of a good quality hotel
  • The friendliness of a B&B

Use our information files to be completely independent or make use of our services and assistance – the choice is yours!

+Winners of German national eco-tourism special award, Fahrtziel Natur 2010, and the Bavarian Forest Tourism Special Award 2011. Featured in the UK Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Independent on Sunday.


Contact us

Bavarian Forest Holidays
Hans-Watzlik-Strasse 8
94252 Bayerisch Eisenstein

(Germany) +49 (0) 9925 90 32 04
(UK) 07813 811 497 (Martin)
(Ulrike – Germany) +49 (0) 160 9171 8011



Skiing on the Arber

Forest walk

Arriving by train from the UK

Baby bear in the Bavarian Forest National Park

Cookery lesson

Bavarian Forest mountains

Martin with the first Sengzelten

Regensburg Cathedral

Rissloch falls

Our guest shop, open 24/7