The region Ilztal & Dreiburgenland
The region “Ilztal & Dreiburgenland” ist located between the city of Passau and the “Nationalpark Bavarian Forest”, close to the borders of the Czech Republic and Austria. The name “Ilztal & Dreiburgenland” comes from and is characterized the river “Ilz”, its valley and the three castles: Fürstenstein, Englburg and Saldenburg.
The river is often called "The Black Pearl", because of its blackish color. It rises from many small streams and has its origin in the crests of the Bavarian Forest. The Ilz is the last white water of Eastern Bavaria and a 68 km long tributary of the Danube.
Light floodplain forests, lush green hills, rugged granite walls and dark lakes make landscape very versatile. In between, you can find many hiking trails, points of interests, people and their stories …
Discover the unexpected!
People and their stories
The impressive nature, the people and their exceptional businesses form the basis for a high tourist potential of our region.
We tell from the point of view of the people who live and work here. What drives them and what is important to them. They all have passion, courage and entrepreneurship. They make a high-quality contribution to living in the countryside and to the development of value-oriented and sustainable tourism.
The network of partners of the Ilztal & Dreiburgenland is a network of hotels, restaurants, direct marketers and other tourism-related businesses. The diversity of our businesses offers a variety of enjoyment, experience and shopping opportunities.
Hiking in the Ilz valley means pure nature: crystal clear streams, romantic lakes, original mountain forests, flower meadows, bizarre rocks, and breath-taking views. Family-friendly hiking trails, circular trails, long-distance hiking trails as well as our famous “Ilztalwanderweg” are just a few examples of the most beautiful hiking routes that stretch through the region.
Put on your hiking boots and discover our region Ilztal & Dreiburgenland!
Food & Pleasure
Let yourself be convinced by the rich offer of regional cuisine. After a long hike, there is nothing better than a hearty snack in a rustic restaurant. Also, the cuisine from all over the world has found its place in our region – discover the unexpected!
Shopping & Adventures
The hiking region of Ilztal and Dreiburgenland impresses not only with its nature. There are also other "unexpected" to discover everywhere - on two feet, four hooves or two wheels. And, when you return home, there are a variety of shopping opportunities to delight the loved ones at home with a nice souvenir from our region.
The region offers a variety of shopping opportunities in a wide range of areas: From crafts and regional enjoyment to sports & fashion. Whether you need a ceramic bowl for your breakfast, want to taste the regional specialties or need a new hiking pants, you will find it.
Spend the night
Discover the variety of accommodation options. After all the discoveries, all you need is the right accommodation to make your stay comfortable. Whether a wellness hotel, an apartment, an inn or a cosy campsite - there is the appropriate overnight accommodation for every requirement and budget.
We are a rather undiscovered hiking region dedicated to, of course, hiking, but also culture and enjoyment. The region bundles its strengths and forms unique events from it, such as the annual hike along a river with stations to eat and enoy, our “Genuss am Fluss-Wanderung”, a hike named “Aufg’scheicht” that is entertained and led by a theatre group, and also explorer trip called “Auf'deckt Tour”.