Christmas markets in Bavaria

Price
125To145 per accommodation per night
Location
Bayerisch Eisenstein, BavariaSee map here
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Description of Christmas markets in Bavaria

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Planet

This is one of the most unspoilt and interesting areas in Europe, with the Bavarian and Bohemian National Parks on either side of the border, both within a short walk of the house. Both National Parks have very strict environmental protection policies and we support the Bavarian National Park’s campaign to extend the area of the Park where nature is left entirely to its own devices.

All guests are requested to separate every item of waste possible into containers provided (including Tetra Packs, batteries etc) which we then take to the recycling center. Vegetable matter is composted for the garden. We have solar panels and all new double glazed windows and insulated roofs. And we emphasize that our tap water is from local springs so there is no need to buy bottled water! We collect rain water to water the garden and flower pots and window boxes. We use low energy light bulbs wherever possible and have water saving taps. There is a bio-mass boiler and solar panels with new windows and insulation.

We encourage guests to use the village restaurants and shops and other facilities: museums, a railway station which is the only one in Europe divided between 2 countries, playground and sports facilities. We encourage guests to use public transport – every apartment is provided with a local timetable for guests to take away, we provide details of train journeys to more distant places: Passau, Regensburg and Plzen and encourage use of local rover tickets for guests in addition to the free local bus services with the tourist card.

We are fully involved in village events and in future planning for the village. We use village tradesmen whenever possible. We encourage guests to support events of local organisations. We encourage guests to visit both sides of the border and give them lots of information about the history of the area to encourage international understanding. We regularly donate at least a weeks vacation to charitable/campaigning organisations for them to auction to raise funds for their activities.
We support the National Park and have assisted with translations for English speaking guests. We provide information about the two major animal centers within the National Park. Otters and Beavers have been seen in the village just a few years ago and are in the river between BE and Zwiesel. Ermine in the garden, pine martins in the adjoining forest with deer and lynx there but difficult to see. Many varieties of birds including Honey Buzzrd, Jay and Black Redstart.

People

We are actively involved in groups who aim to improve the village and work to support local restaurants and shops.