The National Park Card

New! As of December 2010, as a guest in Grafenau you will receive a National Park Card.  You can use this card in the city and the entire National Park region to claim fantastic benefits.  Experience the holiday region of the Bavarian Forest National Park with its diverse leisure facilities - and all with free admission or unbearlievable discounts!

Free of charge:

  • Use of all “Igel” and shuttle buses plus the use of the Waldbahn (forest railway) - Ride as and when you want with the bus and train through the Bavarian Forest. Normally the ticket costs € 7 - with your Grafenau guest card, there are no extra costs! New from 25.12.2010: Free use of the winter “Igel” bus on the line Grafenau - Finsterau and Klingenbrunn-Spiegelau- National Park Centre Lusen - Waldhäuser. Again, this means you ride at no additional cost!
  • Use of the city buses – Get around the city easily with the Grafenau city bus. Just hop on and show your guest card to travel for free. This also applies to the Sieghart line from or to Haus im Wald!
  • Parking in the city – With your personal parking ticket displaying your number plate, obtainable from your hotel, you don’t have to search for the ticket machine. Simply leave your parking ticket and parking disk visible behind your windscreen.
  • Entrance to the Snuff Tobacco Museum and City Museum
  • Entrance to the Rustic Furniture Museum
  • Use of the public library and free use of the internet terminals.   With a huge selection of best sellers, children’s books and games you can loan out all your holiday reading and family games.  The staff in the Tourist Information will also be more than happy to get you online with one of the 3 internet terminals for free!
  • Participation on a guided tour of the city "On the path of the salt traders" – A salt trader takes you back over 630 years of history in the city of Grafenau. Thanks to your Guest Card, it’s completely free!
  • High quality maps and information material – present your card at Tourist Information and you will receive a map of the foot paths (summer or winter) a cycling route map, a city map and quarterly events calendar, at no cost.

Fantastic discounts:

  • half price entrance to the “Bärenwelle” water park and indoor swimming pool
  • € 2 discount for “BABALU” Children’s Indoor Activity Centre
  • € 0.50 discount off the mini golf and ice rink

Benefits in the National Park region: 

  • 50% reduction on all National Park guided tours (excluding the Tree Top Walk)
  • € 3 discount for the Tree Top Walk
  • half price entrance to the swimming pool in Schönberg and Nature Pool in Spiegelau
  • € 4 discount for the High-Rope Park in Schönberg (excluding family ticket)
  • € 2  discount for the Open-air Museum in Finsterau
  • and much more...

Simply show your Guest Card where ever you go as many locations will give you reduced entrance fees!
The local tax in Grafenau is € 1.95 per night for adults and € 0.90 per night for children aged 6 to18 years. Children under 6 are free.
Here you can download the leaflet for the National Park Card.