Grafenau – Basic Information
Grafenau is a modern climatic spa town and is known as the gateway to the Bavarian Forest National Park. This tourist hotspot is also loveably known as “bear town”, as these gentle giants have adorned the town crest over the battlements of the town wall for over 500 years. In fact, visitors to Grafenau will spot bears and related symbols throughout the town:
In sculptures within the BÄREAL park, the loveable “Stadtbär” figure at local festivals, at the “Bärenwelle” open-air pool and on the Bärenpfad themed trail. Grafenau is also a paradise for hikers, forming the centre of an active region, and has been crowned the children’s capital of Bavaria for its multifaceted events programme and recreational options.
Total surface area
450-760 m above sea level
Tel.: +49-8552-96 23-43