Hengersberg — 64 Reasons To Never Be Bored

If you came to Hengersberg and uttered the words, “I’m bored,” I would think you got a screw loose. With sixty-four villages and a primo location within the Bavarian Forest National Park, this isn’t even a possibility.

To be fair, not all of Hengersberg’s villages are bubbling over with historical sites or a month of Sundays worth of outdoor activities. But, still you won’t be bored, whether it’s winter or summer.

Downhill skiing is big here in Hengersberg during the winter, as is cross-country skiing through the Bavarian Forest.

These same areas are teeming with activity in the summer months with thousands of people flocking to the area to bicycle, mountain bike, horseback ride, swim (in the outdoor pool or indoor wave pool), and play 18 holes of golf.

Oh my, I didn’t even mention all the fishing, bowling, tennis, and hiking to do, either. But the coolest, niftiest, awesomist (is that a word?) thing to do is the 600 meter toboggan run. Yeah, yeah, that’s a winter sport at the Olympics and stuff, but come summer it’s a really fun thing to do here.

FYI, I’ve done this kind of thing before, and it’s great. That is, until you fall off. Ouch! ;-)

For a possibly painless experience instead, you might want to see the Art Museum (open on the weekends) housed in a former poorhouse and leper hospital, that’s filled with Eastern Bavarian Art. Simply lovely, I would say.

About 11km from Hengersberg is a Roman Museum, if you’re into that sort of thing.

A visit to the 12th century Schloss Egg (yes, that’s its real name) might not be too hazardous. You’ll find it about 13km away, and if you get too tired to hike your way back, just stay there since it’s now a hotel with a fine dining restaurant.

I wouldn’t miss out seeing the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption on the Frauenberg, or the Church of St. Gotthard, either. Seems proper since Pope Benedict XVI’s father was born in one of Hengerberg’s villages.

Are you bored yet? Nah, I didn’t think so — and I don’t think you ever will be here in Hengersberg. ;-)

 

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