The Oberfrauenwald is a 947.7 m (3,109 ft) high wooded mountain in the southern Bavarian Forest, nestled between the cities of Waldkirchen and Hauzenberg. The district borders between Passau (being its highest point) and Freyung-Grafenau run over its peaks.
Oberfrauenwald gets its name from the convent of Niedernburg in Passau. In the year 1010, the convent was given parts of the Royal ‚Nordwald’ woodland between the Danube region and Bohemia by the emperor Heinrich (Henry) II and was granted imperial immediacy. Since then, this woodland has been referred to as „Frauenwald“ (lit. wood of the nuns). Between 1161 and 1220, the region was given over to the cathedral chapter of Passau (Hochstift) with the bishops of Passau as secular and clerical lords, who stayed there until the Secularization in 1803.
Since 2001, a 27-meter high look-out has been errected right at the top of the Oberfrauenwald offering fascinating panoramic views from all sides. Since then, the mountain has been surprisingly well-attended also in summer times. The ascend starts at the small village of Oberfrauenwald along a hiking trail or –choosing a shorter tour – you start directly at the parking nearby the ‘Bergwachthütte’ (mountain rescue service) and climb up to the peak in only 15 minutes’ walk. In 2013, the city installed a 360° panorama webcam on the tower offering magnificent views! (source: Wikipedia)
For further information please contact Touristinformation Waldkirchen.