11 Facts About Bavarian Forest


Bavarian Forest is a wooded, low-mountain region in Bavaria, Germany that is about 100 kilometres long.

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Geologically and geomorphologically, the Bavarian Forest is part of the Bohemian Forest - the highest of the truncated highlands of the Bohemian Massif.

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The Bavarian Forest is a remnant of the Hercynian Forest that stretched across southern Germania in Roman times.

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Bavarian Forest is drained mainly by the Regen and Ilz rivers into the Danube, a small catchment near the Czech Republic drains into the Elbe via the Moldau.

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In older cartographic and lexical works, the term "Bavarian Forest" refers only to the mountainous region of the Danube Hills, known as the Anterior Bavarian Forest or Vorderer Forest, between the Danube and the Regen, which has its highest elevation in the Einodriegel.

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The linguistic usage of the German-Bavarian authorities, the impact of tourism, and the presence formerly of the Iron Curtain contributed to the fact that the term "Bavarian Forest" was increasingly extended to mean the entire low mountain region on the German side of the border between Bavaria and Bohemia.

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Furthermore, the Bavarian Forest is known for its glassblowing in the area of Zwiesel and is known in the field of geoscience as a result of the fundamental station of Wettzell at Bad Kotzting.

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Westernmost part of the Bavarian Forest is the Falkensteiner Vorwald, which adjoins the Anterior Bavarian Forest.

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Bavarian Forest is continued, initially northwest, then northeast, by the Upper Palatine Forest, Fichtel Mountains, Ore Mountains and Sudetes.

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Bavarian Forest is the rump of a Palaeozoic mountain chain, whose bedrock is classified as Late Proterozoic to Silurian.

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In particular, those regions of the High Bavarian Forest were covered by snow and ice fields during the Ice Age that left their traces.

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