One of Germany's wilder areas, a trip to the Fichtelgebirge mountains is an outdoor and nature lover's ideal getaway. The Fichtelgebirge is a range of mountains which is situated in north east Bavaria in Germany. The home of a massive national park, it is a region of mountains, forests and winter sports. Important as a tourist destination since the 1920s, it was used by West Berliners during the days prior to German reunification in 1990, as they could not holiday in East Germany.
The national park forms much of the focus of the region, and anyone staying in Fichtelgebirge holiday cottages will probably spend much of their time within the park. The Schneeberg is the highest point in the region, at an altitude of 1053 metres above sea level, and from there visitors are treated to a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape. Hikers and mountain bikers can find rich routes to explore, while the rivers Eger and Röslau provide a great habitat for birds like kingfisher and mammals like otter and beaver. Lynx hunt capercailie, who dwell on the blueberries among the trees of the forest.
Fichtelgebirge Holiday Rentals - come and discover the beautiful wildlife of Fichtelgebirge
The history of the wider region is also worth exploring, and there was a mining industry in the area during medieval times. Anyone staying in Fichtelgebirge holiday lettings who is interested in this should head for the gold mining museum in Goldkronach, or to the local heritage and mining museum in Erbendorf. The mines fell into disuse during the Thirty Years War in the 17th century, and though attempts were made to revive them at later stages, the industry now belongs to the history of the region. However, there is still some industry to be seen in the area, and visitors to Fichtelgebirge Holiday rentals can see some of it at the town of Selb. Here, production of world famous ceramics and porcelain continues to this day, with some local companies possessing an international reputation for quality.
Fichtelgebirge Cottage Rentals - hop on the train and visit the delights of Bavaria
The onset of winter does not mean that the holiday possibilities end. Anyone who likes a winter break may want to head to Fichtelgebirge holiday rentals, especially if they are fond of skiing. The cross country skiing is especially good, and there is also the chance to participate in other winter sports such as sledding and snowboarding. Summer or winter, a trip to this part of Germany is more than worthwhile. With the attractions of the rest of Bavaria only a short hop away, this corner of Germany is ripe for further exploration. A trip to Fichtelgebirge Holiday rentals is one well worth planning.
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