The partner twin town of Grafenau

The towns of Kašperské Hory and Grafenau signed a partnering deed on May 5, 1991 at a meeting held at the town hall in Grafenau. This cooperation resulted not only from the common history of the two cities positioned on an important historic merchants´ route called the Golden Path but also from the development of mutual cultural links and relations of the towns´ residents. Since more than twenty years, the towns have been refining their cross-border economic and cultural cooperation embodied in a number of interesting and bilaterally beneficial joint cultural and social events.

Grafenau, a town located in the Bavaria Forest, fully honours the sign it has in the town´s coat of arms – the bear. Let it accompany you to the most beautiful places and events, get filled with the bear´s natural power and relax with it.

The climatic spa of Grafenau offers vast relaxation opportunities to those looking for rest and recreation, manifold active recreation possibilities including long marked hiking trails, Nordic walking trails starting from a newly open nature athletic centre, a golf game on one of the most attractive 18 holes course in Germany or the Ilz river canoeing through a beautiful landscape.

Right in the town centre, you will find the Spa Park, the “green lungs” of the town. This is where you can walk, go fishing, boating, visit the Kneipp spa, play the mini-golf, curling or skate. In the cold months of the year, the winter resort offers a marvellous view of the gorgeous landscape. An extensive network of carefully maintained cross-country skiing trails, three ski lifts and a winter sport hall are here for you to enjoy lots of fun in the Bavarian Forest including guided snowshoe hiking or numerous well maintained walking paths.

The Grafenau children´s paradise features a surf swimming pool. All family members are sure to enjoy one of the most state- of-art bobsleigh tracks in Europe or any of funny events such as circus weeks, gold panning or adventure days. Thanks to its central position at a place where borders of three countries meet, this most ancient town in the Bavarian Forest serves as an ideal starting point for trips to the adjacent regions of Bohemia and Austria.