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Sankt Englmar, a tranquil place in the Bavarian Forest, can thank the hermit Engelmarus for its name. The high percentage Bärwurz, a clear medicinal herb liquor, is just as much at home here as Germanys ́ once World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl. The health resort and place for winter sports, offers you sporting activities of every kind, culture and tourist attractions.
You need to leave the motorway Regensburg-Passau from the exit Bogen/St.Englmar in the direction of Neukirchen and you will arrive directly in St. Englmar. If you take the train, you need to travel to Straubing and then with the regional bus (approx. 30 minutes) to your destination. From the airports in Munich or Nuremberg, you travel on the motorway to Deggendorf or Regensburg and you take the exit Bogen/St. Englmar. The journey time takes around two hours overall.
You should definitely visit the oldest building in the area which is the late gothic Kapelle St. Leonhard and it was consecrated in 1480.
You should visit the Pfarrkirche St. Englmar “parish church St. Englmar” (1656), which unites baroque and gothic.
Impressive sights await you on the Waldwipfelweg. At a height of approx. 30 m, it leads you around 370 m to reach the observation platform with a magnificent view.
Every year at Pentecost, there is an impressive play, the Englmari Search. It is reminiscent of locating and transporting Engelmarus to the valley, the hermit who was murdered in the winter of 1001 and who was later beatified. At the end of December, one of the largest winter sport party ́s takes place, the Rauhnachtsparty - this is a must for all winter sportsenthusiasts who love adventure.
Typical Bavarian Forest dishes are home cooked food and therefore they taste unique. An example of this is the typical pork knuckles with cabbage, which tastes magnificent at the Kirchawirt with its rustic atmosphere. The fresh Bavarian beer alongside it, perfectly rounds off this traditional meal. Afterwards theBärwurz will ensure that you digest your food. Here you can get regional dishes for good prices for an excellent level of quality.