Kleiner Falkenstein – Where the peregrine falcon lives
Climbing the 1190m high Kleiner Falkenstein in the Bavarian Forest, must not be sweaty even in midsummer. Because: The very old beeches, the mighty sycamore maples and the coniferous wood that grows on the mountains offer hikers a pleasant and cool shade.
Also the birds of prey like the rock bar under the Großer Falkenstein. In its cliffs under the top peregrine falcons raise their offspring. Who is lucky and is there at the right time, can observe the birds.
Like all thousand mountains in the Bavarian Forest the Kleiner Falkenstein also offers a phenomenal view on the region. Hikers can see the Großer Arber, the Osser and the Zwieseler Winkel till Bohemia from its rocky top.
Around the mountain there is also a lot to discover. For example, the rests of the primeval forest and overhanging rocks coloured in yellow by the gold dust lichen of the Höllbachgspreng. Our ancestors assumed the entrance in this wild mountain region.