Friedl Thorward, the "Luis Trenker of the Bavarian Forest", called the 1340m high Mittagsplatzl once the "most beautiful place in the whole Bavarian Forest". They say, who once hiked to the meadow between Bodenmais and the Großer Arber, will always love to come back again.
What makes this former alp meadow so special, can be seen by the hiker at a second glance. Following the mark some meters to the east to the cliff, a unique view on the Großer Arbersee, to the Bohemian Forest and to the Großer Falkenstein in the National Park Bavarian Forest is revealed.
Various marked hiking paths from Bodenmais lead to the most beautiful place in the Bavarian Forest. A bit rockier and therefore only for surefooted hikers recommendable is the route from the Großer Arbersee through the lake wall.