Through ancient forests to the Schmalzbach timber rafting pond and Schwellhäusl

Starting in Bayerisch Eisenstein’s Wanderpark, follow the “buzzard” trail markings heading north. The route initially makes its way through the centre of town, passing the local train museum before crossing the train line. After approx. 100 metres, take the forest trail towards the “Hochbergsattel”. This trail heads uphill for two kilometres before branching off onto a southbound forest path in a tight corner.

Continue on this path following the “buzzard” trail markings until you reach the Schmalzbach-Schwelle. This body of water was originally constructed for timber rafting. Hugging the banks of this idyllic lake, Gasthaus Schwellhäusl is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat. The route back passes the so-called “iron cross” before returning to Bayerisch Eisenstein on woodland trails and forestry tracks.

Trail marking:   

Starting point:
Wanderparkplatz Anton-Pech-Weg, Bayerisch Eisenstein
Local public transport:
Bayerisch Eisenstein Waldbahn stop

Food and drink options are available at Gasthaus Schwellhäusl and in Bayerisch Eisenstein.