• Family experience in the bavarian forest


See, wonder & experience – fun for all the family on Großer Arber:

Our Großer Arber is perfect for families: whether you come in the winter for its many ski and tobogganing offers for young and old, or you take advantage of its many leisure activities for all ages during the summer months - the highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest is sure to impress all generations.

Thanks to the high quality of our family facilities, we were awarded the title ‘Children’s adventure partner’ by the Bavarian Tourist Board. This honour can only be received by fulfilling 100 quality criteria - so, we can guarantee you’ll find exciting leisure attractions for all ages here.

The holiday highlight for your kids – our adventure playground!

There’s a special surprise waiting for your children at the base station: here at our adventure playground, your little ones can conquer exciting slides and plenty of playground toys, and experience a whole range of adventures. All our equipment is from the quality manufacturer ‘eibe’, known for its high safety standards. The biggest attraction is the longest slide in the Bavarian Forest, complete with two steep curves.

If you’re lucky, maybe our popular mascot, the ArBär himself, will make a personal appearance at our fun and games area. ArBär, together with two life-size figures of grandparents on a bench, is the perfect welcoming committee for you and your family. Let your children explore our adventure park while you take a well-earned break on the sheltered terrace of our Gasthaus zur Gondelbahn, where you can always keep an eye on your little adventurers!

Exciting, clear and informative – natural history on the Großer Arber!

If you’re exploring our Großer Arber with your family, don’t forget to pay a visit to our Eisensteiner Hütte. Alongside the helpful service staff and a great menu, you will also find a remarkable free natural history exhibition. You can find out all about our unusual flora and fauna before your trip up the summit.

We’ve also set up a presentation room for you in the old entrance area for the old chair lift. Take a seat and let yourself be enchanted by one of our fantastic nature films!

Give your feet a break – Kneipp hydrotherapy on the Großer Arber!

After an eventful day with your family, you’ll find a special place of relaxation directly under the mountain station. Our Kneipp hydrotherapy pool provides you and your feet with a welcome break. The refreshing foot bath also gets your circulation moving again to give you a new lease of life for your next adventure on our Großer Arber.