Bayerisch Eisenstein

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Bayerisch Eisenstein
Coat of arms of Bayerisch Eisenstein
Coat of arms
Bayerisch Eisenstein is located in Germany
Bayerisch Eisenstein
Bayerisch Eisenstein
Coordinates: 49°7′12″N 13°12′00″E / 49.12000°N 13.20000°E / 49.12000; 13.20000Coordinates: 49°7′12″N 13°12′00″E / 49.12000°N 13.20000°E / 49.12000; 13.20000
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Niederbayern
District Regen
Subdivisions 8 districts
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Müller (CSU)
Area
 • Total 47.34 km2 (18.28 sq mi)
Elevation 724 m (2,375 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 986
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 94252
Dialling codes 09925
Vehicle registration REG
Website www.bayerisch-eisenstein.de

Bayerisch Eisenstein (Czech: Bavorská Železná ruda) is a village and a municipality in the Regen district, in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Bayerisch Eisenstein is part of Bayerischer Wald and borders the first German national park established in 1968. The town is both winter and summer resort. In the summer walking in the forest and mountains is popular. In winter, winter sports prevail concentrating on the Gross Arber mountain.

It is one of a trio of connected places in the area. The other two are Železná Ruda (German: Böhmisch Eisenstein or Markt Eisenstein) and Špičák (German: Dorf Eisenstein), both in Czech Republic. Železná Ruda lies 2 kilometres northeast from Bayerisch Eisenstein. The town's railway station is split by the border. In August 2006 Bayerisch Eisenstein and Železná Ruda signed a twinning agreement

Transportation[edit]

Today, trains run to both halves of the station from the relative countries. The local German train service, the Waldbahn, also continues across the border to Spicak in the Czech Republic.

Bayerisch Eisenstein lies on the Bavarian Forest railway from Deggendorf to Pilsen.

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