The theme hike around lake Eginger See goes past 20 themed stations and around Lake Eging, mostly right by the lakeside. The path is hard to miss, as it follows around the lake.
You start the tour at the car park of the swimming area. Do not enter, but turn left onto the hiking trail leading into the woods. That way you get to the first two stations, the tree telephone and a station with wood sounds.
The path goes on to a turnoff right to the lake bank, where you can look at the home of local birds. Go back to the main trail and keep following the path.
The fourth and fifth station teaches you how to tell a tree's age and count its age rings. The sixth station is dedicated to the sparrow, and at the seventh station you cast a glimps into airy hights.
Learn interesting facts about the pine at station eight before the trail passes Café Braumandl, where you can take a rest and get some refreshments.
Continue to the ninth station, Erlebnisstation Wurzelwelten, which is all about roots. Shortly after, at the tenth station, you can explore different types of regional granite.
Station 11 revolves around the beech, station 12 around the forest as a habitat in light and shadow. Station 13 teaches you about the fir, and one station fiurther you can play a fun animal game. A pavillion with a great view of the lake makes up station 15.
Station 16 shows you just how many tenants a tree hosts, and station 17 teaches you about the alder. You then pass Sonnen-Therme spa, where you can, of course, spend some time to relax and swim.
The next station leads you into the garden of senses past Sonnen-Therme and a pavillion. Ultimately, just before you get back to the swimming area, the last station is dedicated to the spruce.
During the winter, you can go straight back to the car park where you started the hike. In the summer you have to walk around the swimming area, as it is only accessible to paying guests.
Where to eat
There are various options to stop for refreshments along the hike. Seehof at the swimming area offers filling meals. Café Braumandl between stations eight and nine features hot food and cold drinks as well as coffee and cake. If you decide to stop at Sonnen-Therme, food is availabe there as well.
- You're traveling a distance of 2 miles on this easy trail. The hike is therefore not too long. Average length of all hikes in Bavaria is 28 miles.
- Don’t hesitate to take your kids along on this easy hikes. The hike is also perfect if the kid’s wanna bring their dog on the trip. (See all dog friendly hikes in Bavaria.)
- Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.
Highlights of the tour
The numerous informative and interactive stations make the theme hike a perfect trail to walk with children. There is a lot to explore.
Furhtermore, stopping for a swim is worthwhile: in winter you can relax at Sonnen-Therme spa, during the summer you might want to dip into the lake at the swimming area.
Sturdy shoes are recommended. The tour can be hiked with buggies and strollers.
The lake can be accessed via motorway A3 towards Passau or Deggendorf. Exit at 113-Garham/Vilshofen and turn right onto St2119. Upon enterin Eging, turn right onto Vilshofener Straße, continue onto Deggendorfer Straße and turn right onto Grafenauer Straße. Continue onto PA22 and follow the signs to the right.
Car parks are available by the entrance to the swimming area, which is where the tour starts.