Bayerisch Eisenstein

Bayerisch Eisenstein, until 1951 just Eisenstein (Czech: Bavorská Železná Ruda) is a village and a municipality in the Regen district, in Bavaria, Germany.

Bayerisch Eisenstein
Train station

Coat of arms
Location of Bayerisch Eisenstein within Regen district
Bayerisch Eisenstein
Bayerisch Eisenstein
Coordinates: 49°7′12″N 13°12′00″E
Admin. regionNiederbayern
Subdivisions8 districts
  MayorGeorg Bauer (FW)
  Total47.34 km2 (18.28 sq mi)
724 m (2,375 ft)
  Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09925
Vehicle registrationREG


Bayerisch Eisenstein is part of Bayerischer Wald and borders the first German national park established in 1968. The town is both winter and summer resort. In the summer walking in the forest and mountains is popular. In winter, winter sports prevail concentrating on the Gross Arber mountain.

It is one of a trio of connected places in the area. The other two are Železná Ruda (German: Böhmisch Eisenstein or Markt Eisenstein) and Špičák (German: Dorf Eisenstein), both in Czech Republic. Železná Ruda lies 2 kilometres northeast from Bayerisch Eisenstein. The town's railway station is split by the border. In August 2006 Bayerisch Eisenstein and Železná Ruda signed a twinning agreement


Today, trains runs to both halves of the station from the respective countries. The local German train service, the Waldbahn, also continues across the border to Špičák in the Czech Republic.

Bayerisch Eisenstein lies on the Bavarian Forest railway from Plattling to Plzeň.


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