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Look at what some of our visitors have said about their holidays at our apartments:

12th September 2016

We have had a fantastic stay. There is lots to do if you want to but it is also a beautiful place to relax too. Martin was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. His knowledge and receommendations also meant we made the most of our time. Eisensteiner Hof is highly recommended by us. Fanrastic food and service. The walk through the National Park is beautiful and the Arber mountain was great too.

J&T L Southampton

1st September 2016

Another wonderful stay - thank you so much to all. Beautiful weather and we found some more great walks. Homemade Lasagne and Bread, we were looked after splendidly & are sorry that apartment is being sold.

N&M Sidmouth

24th August 2016

Thank you for your kind hospitality it is a pleasure being here.Wishing you all the best and hope we have the opportunity to visit you again.

Family F Malta

19th - 29th July 2016

I was delighted by all the helpful information and the "Guti" card, both of which helped me have some great walks in the area. The Grosser Arber is not to be missed , but also the viewpoint at Mittagsplaetzl is fabulous. And then to come back to the lovely coffee room (in Forsthaus guest area) as well as the flat itself. The recommended restaurants were good(esp. Eisensteiner Hof), I'd also add two good places in Zelezna Ruda: Cafe Charlotte for a snack and the Pizza place just as you get into town - almost the first business you see if following the walking route - surprisingly good pizza (Rozvez?). Thanks for your excellent welcome.

DS London  (note from Martin - Rozvoz has now given us details of their delivery service which is in reception. Cafe Charlotte also has an extensive "Hot Chocolate menu")

16th - 23rd July 2016

Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week in the lovely Sumava apartment. The shop in the Forsthaus has been much appreciated and also Ulrike's advice. Highlights have included a visit to Regensburg and the chair lift and toboggan run in Bodenmais. We have enjoyed delicious cakes at the Cafe zum Birnbaum in the village - can highly recommend it! All car free too!

Family S Nottingham

July 2016

What a lovely 10 days we have spent in this beautiful setting. Trains allowed easy access to lots of lovely and interesting places. The apartment was perfect & facilities (especially the food shop) in the Forsthaus were excellent. It was great to have dinner available after a long day. Many thanks to Magda and Ulrike for their advice, help and hospitality. We'd love to come back.

Family L Dublin

2nd September 2015

Your stock of food and home-made meals is brilliant! We really appreciated it. All the touches of borowing books, CD's & DVD's made us feel very welcome. The book on the iron curtain was fascinating and helped us get a feel of the history of the area and the detail in your tourist guides was also fab! Thank you.

Family F Surrey

August 2015

Thank you for a lovely stay. You have clearly put a lot of thought into everything.

Family W Gateshead

26th August 2013

This is our second stay here and we loved it as much the second time.....if not more! We were so happy to be back. We stayed this time in Haus Sterr Anton and I will be telling my friends with kids how brilliant it is! Margaret and Martin have provided the best self-contained aacccommodation we have stayed in and the kind, gentle, friendly and very helpful Ulrike is the icing on the cake! Thank you Ulrike has been so lovely to see you again. We love Bayerisch Eisenstein, the forest is what dreams are filled with and your shop is fantastic. See you again!

Family K, Abu Dhabi

18th August 2015

We would like to thank you for all the little things you have provided for us to make us welcome and made the beginning of our holiday a pleasant and enjoyable one.

E&M B Kettering

13th August 2013

Bayerisch Eisenstein is beautiful and we had a great time. We really loved Ludwigstal,Zwiesel pool and the Arbersee. But coming back! Ulrike's cooking was AMAZING!

Family R, UK

July 2013

Beautiful location, beautiful apartment. We've had a lovely week exploring the area. Particular highlights were Prague and Passau - both recommended for visits.  Hope to see you again.

Family G, UK

24th July 2013

We have had a very relaxing week here. The apartment is very comfortable and spotless and we could not habe been better looked after than by Ulrike and Magda. Highlights have been the arber cable car and walking to Cafe Charlotte with its fanastic ice creams! This is an interesting area in terms of history and landscape and has been a beautiful location.

Family M, UK

5th January 2013

Thank you for a great stay. Our apartment was great. We had everything we need for these days. The nature around Haus Martin is beautiful.

Family T, Ukraine

2nd January 2013

Another great stay, thanks again for all your kindness and the fireworks. It was so special to come back for our 6th time after 4 years. We wil be booking again once we know our plans for next year.

Family K, Germany

22nd October 2012

Enjoyed our stay. We did a lot of walking with the excellent weather and the wonderful autumn colours in the forest. The free local travel made a big difference as we really got out and about. Very much appreciated all the local information and everyone here was most helpful.

Family H, Wales

15th October 2012

Thanks for having us in your beautiful apartments again. Everything we needed and more was at hand. We are just sorry we wouldn't stay longer - this area is truly beautiful and you promote it so well.

Family A, Australia

10th October 2012

We have enjoyed our week in Bavaria - very beautiful! So much to see. Apartment is wonderful.

Family P, USA

27th August 2012

We have thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in Germany. There is so much to see and do in this beautigul part of Bavaria. We really enjoyed the day trip to Prague and the animal park and tree top walk in the forest. Our apartment 'Maria' was very comfortable and we really appreciated  the helpful information provided by Margaret and Martin. It made everything so easy. the shop and home made food plus the local beers were really appreciated as well. We look forward to returning soon.

Family R

24th August 2012

Had a fantastic few weeks. So much to do in the area, we didn't have time for everything.

17th August 2012

We recommend Klatovy, Regensburg, Passau (with boat trip) but best of all were the walks and cycle rides.

Family T

4th August 2012

Brilliant apartments with great facilities in a wonderful setting. The BBQ and schnapps evening was excellent.

Family J

2nd August 2012

Had a fantastic time seeing the bears and the lynx. Would thoroughly recommend Salzburg although a long day. The tree top walk and the high wire rope walks were fantastic and mum won the table tennis!

Family W

28th July 2012

Had a fantastic time here in Bavaria. Can recommend the walk to Ludwigsthal, visit to Prague (we drove and used the P+R from Zlicin). Had a great day on the Danube from Passau to Austria and back. Our teenage girls enjoyed the Tree Top Walk in the forest and beating us at table tennis!

Family A

17th July 2012

We have really enjoyed our holiday in a forest, there is so much to see around here, so many lovely walks! We particularly enjoyed eating at the lovely visitors' centre in Ludwigsthal and the church is definitely worth seeing for the painted interior - beautiful. We would also recommend visiting Klatovy on the czech side of the border - lovely rain journey and town.

Family R

13th July 2012

Spent a lovely, lovely 3 days here in the Arber apartment. Evevrything from the apartment itself to the facilities and the atmosphere have been absolutely wonderful. would have loved to stay longer!

Family L

22nd June 29012

What a lovely short stay in a wonderful and peaceful apartment. The baumwipfelpfad and animal walk were fun, our evening stroll through the vilage and coffee on the balcony were so relaxing.

Family K

12th June 2012

We have really enjoyed our two week stay in 'Arber'.You have thought of everything to make a Scottish family with little German feel very much at home. We decided not to hire a car on this holiday. The free bus/train travel allowed us to undertake a number of point ot point forest walks. Thank you for maintaining your very high standards.

Family S

19th May 2012

We had a lovely, peaceful time here. Great apartment and all the extras you offer made our stay with a 16 month old baby much easier.

Family F

10th May 2012

This is our second visit and once again nothing can be faulted. The amount of information is astonishing. We have been made to feel at home and very welcome.Still lots to do and see so I am sure we'll return for a 3rd visit sometime in the future.

George and Lesley

9th May 2012

Our second visit to this lovely area. We had a very relaxing time and beautiful weather. There are still lots of things to do so we hope to return before too long.

Anne & Ian

26th December 2011

We have thoroughly enjoyed our White christmas and should have stayed longer. The apartment was fitted out so well and your little shop is an excellent idea.

Randall & Yvonne

2nd September 2011

We took all of Margaret and Martin's advice and visited their top suggestions - and NO disappointments. Prague and regensburg are both lovely, with too much to see in a day. Nearby we ate at just about everywhere!

Family N

25th August 2011

Had a wonderful stay. Beautiful part of the world with so much to do, Apartment was very clean and had everything we needed.

Family M

13th August 2011

Thank you for a great self-catering holiday. You really have thought of everything to make a stay here relaxing and enjoyable. Beautiful area, wonderful scenery and great accommodation.

Families N & J

July/August 2011

We have tried and experienced many aspects of Bavarian life here in this pretty village. Very comfortable house to stay in with helpful and kind hosts made our stay very enjoyable.

Janet & family

July/August 2011

Fantastic holiday with wonderful accommodation. The whole family has had a lovely time and really enjoyed the area. Many thanks.

Familiy H (rebooked for 2012 complete with new baby!)

27th July 2011

Self catering does not get better than this! We very much appreciated the quality of the apartment. Attention to detail was astonishing; every need had been anticipated and catered for. The information folders and ready advice from Margaret & Martin made everything so easy. The delicious ready made meals and food supplies in the Forsthaus were a great help.

We managed a lot of walks and trips to Passau, Prague and regensburg. We drove only 25 miles in 2 weeks. There's still plenty more to do.

Thank you!

Paul & Moira

8th July 2011

Every home comfort. You couldn't have been more helpful. A super place to stay. Enjoyed our woodland walks and will go home fitter than when we arrived!

Caroline & family

2nd January 2011

Lovely stay in perfect winter conditions. Once again everything was perfect: house first class, great hosts. Best accommodation we have had. See you again.

Bill & Rose

28th December 2010

Thank you so much for a special holiday - wonderful apartment, a real tree and snow on Christmas Day! Very thoughtful and helpful hosts who have thought of everything - we did not believe the write ups until we arrived and found everytthing was even better.

Colleen & Jim

30th October 2010

Thank you for a lovely stay once again. Great accommodation, very clean as usual. The Stollen in the Forsthaus was scrummy, we shall be back for more of that! See you again and thank you once again.

Jon & family

14th September 2010

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday here in Bayerisch Eisenstein. Prague was fantastic and thank you for being so kind and making the arrangements for us. Also for all of the extras you made available for us. Hope to see you again.

Bill & Dorothy, USA

26th August 2010

We came by train and did not miss the car at all! Was great to get use of the Waldbahn with our guest passes. Apartment was lovely and the Forsthaus was very handy and well equipped for our children. We have had a fabulous holiday. Our favourite restaurant was the one opposite the station in Zwiesel and the Haus zur Wildnis was a lovely day out.

Sarah & family

25th August 2010

Had a wonderful time staying in Haus Sterr Arber. We never tired of the amazing view from our balcony and enjoyed the cable car trip to the top of the mountain. I have never stayed in such a well equipped place, you have thought of everything! Our 4 year old certainly loved borrowing toys, Duplo and DVDs.

Linda & family

8th August 2010

Really appreciated being met at the station and dinner ready for us after our train journey from London. Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and walking and exploring the surrounding coutryside. Everything needed was provided. Thanks for a great stay.


26th July 2010

Thank you so much for a fantastic week. I think that I can safely say that you have thought of everything (buggy, steriliser, baby bouncer) to make our stay as easily as possible. The vegetarian meals have also been a hit with us, partocularly as, with 3 small children, it is always more relaxing to have a night in that hit the town. We hope to be back.

Family M, UK

24th July 2010

Very restful and relaxing holiday. Very nice to have the luxury of Duchy soap and shower gel. Thoroughly enjoyable barbeque and schnapps tasting - a new world!

Family M, UK

10th July 2010

We have had a brilliant holiday. You have been such welcoming and helpful hosts - you made our stay with our baby so much easier. We really appreciate all the extra touches - nothing was too much trouble, We particularly enjoyed the walking in the forest right from the house and had an excellent day cycling (baby seat fab). Apartment had everything we needed and more. We really expect to be back next year.

L, C & S, UK

June 2010

Too incredible to put into words. You have thought of everything and provided more than anyone would normally expect. This will be a top recommendation for all our friends in the USA and England.


22nd April 2010

Thank you. The apartments are superbly fitted out - the best we have come across.

Christina and family, UK (Haus Sterr Arber)

19th February 2010

Had a really relaxing and enjoyable stay - it was all made so easy for us, we could easily have stayed longer. Great place to introduce the boys to skiing - they are now hooked and the Arber will be for ever in their memories.

Richard and family, UK (Haus Sterr Maria)

31st October 2009

Thank you so much for a lovely stay. Such a lovely time again. Each year things just get better and better. Such a comfortable apartment and very homely. Great 'guest' shop which seems to get better each year, fantastic wines and beers which we will miss. Thank you once again and we will be back again.

Family D, UK (Haus Martin Arber)

28th October 2009

What fantastic hosts! It is due to their hospitality that this 2 week holiday in the Bavarian Forest will be one of our most memorable. The apartment had everything we needed and the surroundings were gorgeous. An added bonus was the snow. This is truly a beautiful part of the world with the best tasting water in the world!

M&J, Australia (Haus Martin Wald)

3rd October 2009

We cannot thank you enough for our phemomenal accommodation. The information folders and the local area details were used regularly. The detail and cleanliness of Haus Peter was incredible. The area was gorgeous and the day trips to Cesky Krumlov (Mlyn retaurant) and Plzen (brewery tour) were most memorable.

Family K, USA (Haus Peter Regen)

30th September 2009

Our 2 1/2 months at Haus Martin were excellent. We loved the walks, the tennis, the neighbours, the accommodation and - most of all - the generous and 'above the call of duty' hospitality of our hosts. If we had problems, or needed a recommendation or a new sight to see, they came through brilliantly. All in all, it has been one of the best vacations we have ever had. Our German has even improved!

R&P, USA (Haus Martin Wald)

3rd August 2009

Thank you for a wonderful holiday in a most relaxing environment. The accommodation was great and views to wake to each morning superb. We loved the barbecue and schnaps tasting evening along with the great information pack and home comforts and touches such as the library and DVDs. You even organised wonderful weather!

Family G, UK (Haus Peter Sumava)

15th July 2009

Our thanks to you for providing such excellent accommodation and being such fine hosts. We were very impressed. Probably what impressed us most was your commitment to the environment and we would like to support this. If such a delightful places as the Bavarian Forest National Park is to be left as a legacy to future generations then such commitment is imperative. We found the information provided very useful andf accurate, especially the eating places. It makes a holiday so much more enjoyable when you know where to go and what to do. Thank you.

Family H, UK (Haus Martin Vogel)

22nd May 2009

We had a wonderful stay. You apartment is all and more of what you say. Germany, Czech Republic and Austria were all places we visited while here and we enjoyed all of them. What a slice of paradise you both have here. Thank you for all of the great advice and directions. Both restaurants you recommended were great. Thank you for being great people. Hope to come back some day.

Family B, USA (Haus Peter Sumava)

20th February 2009

Thank you for letting us stay in such a lovely apartment. It is wonderfully equipped - a real home from home. Thanks for arranging such wonderful snow. I usually ski in France - can't say I want to go back there now! Thanks again and hopefully we shall visit again soon. Tracy & Tom, UK  (Haus Martin Otter)

2nd January 2009

Our fifth stay. Yet again a fabulous welcome from our hosts. We can't get enough of Bayerisch Eisenstein. It is the perfect place to stay but also to use as a base to travel - Prague, Salzburg, Munich are all within reach and help to make our stay all the more memorable. And what about the now famous New Year's Party - with Gluehwein and fireworks on the terrace of Haus Sterr! I hope we can make it back next year, if not we will surely miss the warm atmosphere. Simply the best! Sean, Mandy & family, Germany/UK (Haus Sterr Anton)

1st November 2008

Had a fantastic week with a few nice sunny days. Great accommodation as usual and very clean. As this was our second visit here we found our way around easier. The cellar with the supplies didn't let us down, great beers and wine. The mountain bikes are a great idea - our son loved riding through the woods. We will be back. Clare & John, Stephen, Wendy & Liam, UK (Haus Peter Regen)

31st October 2008

We've had a wonderful week here, didn't realise that there is so much to do at this time of year. The apartment was excellent and the area so beautiful. Thanks for the schnaps evening and for answering all our questions. We hope to see you again very soon. Mike, Caroline & Joseph, UK (Haus Sterr Arber)

16th October 2008

We've had an excellent time here. Very much appreciated the help and hospitality of our hosts, especially tghe schnaps evening. and also the possibility of buying provisions here. There is lots to do here. We have travelled to different parts of the Czech Republic and walked up mountains. Would love to come back in the winter. Thanks very much for a lovely holiday. Clare, George & family, Sussex, UK (Haus Sterr Maria)

24th September 2008

I had a very nice stay at Haus Martin Wald. I had originally planned on using the apartment as a base point for travels to other nearby cities but when I arrived I found the area so charming I decided to just stay in the immediate area. It is easy to sense the Waldgeist out here. Yesterday I thought I saw 2 foxes out of my window. Anyway, thank you again for all your help with my questions. It really made for an enjoyable trip. Next tme I will come earlier in the year and stay for longer. Also, your commitment to conservation and recycling is very commendable and inspiring. Garrett, Michigan, USA (Haus Martin Wald)

26th August 2008

A beautifully appointed apartment made our stay very enjoyable as did your help and availability as hosts. We appreciate all the thought you have put into making a stay here as carefree and well informed as possible. We recommend the fish dishes at the Poeschl and your barbecue! And also an easy walk along the river with kingfishers and wagtails!
Gill & Jackie, UK (Haus Sterr Anton)

17th August 2008
It was a very pleasant week and we enjoyed are stay tremendously. The house is very cosy and I must say very well organised. We had a very busy week. Your suggestions on your guide book were too tempting and we tried not to miss any of your suggested site visits. So we ended up going to Prague, Salzburg, Regensburg, Passau, Straubing, Deggendorf, Bodenmais, Zwiesel, Arber Mts. apart from from enjoying the local village fish restuarant (fantastic fish soup) and local church celebration of the Assumption of Our Lady. We were always happy to get back to "our" little cottage. On a couple of occasions ( when we visited local towns) we managed to get back early and we enjoyed sitting in the garden, having a nice cup of tea and watching the birds trying to get to some bread we left for them. We are also happy to have been lucky with the weather, just perfect. We realise that notwithstanding our efforts there is still a lot to see and we look forward to having the opportunity to return. I wish you all the success in the world. You do your best to make your guests welcome without being intrusive. Your idea to make available a guide for your guests to read is just great. I felt safe driving around especially when we decided to travel to Austria and the Czech Republic. We always carried the file with us and used it as our guide book on all occasions. Somehow we also managed a game of billiard and found time to watch a couple of DVD'S. That is another great idea of yours. I wish I could think of something to suggest but you have managed to cover all.
Arthur & family, Malta (Haus Martin Wald and Sonne)

30th July 2008
The apartment was better even than our high expectations from the website and we just loved walking into the forest straight from the garden!
Joan & Manuela, Valencia, Spain (Haus Martin)

20th July 2008
The first time in our lives we've ever holidayed in the same place twice and we're sure we'll be back again soon.
John & Alison, UK (Haus Peter Sumava)

12th June 2008
We visited a beautiful and very comfortable place with perfect management by the hosts and we've enjoyed it very much. Lovely to experience the contrast between staying in a standard international hotel and the home atmosphere here.
Mark and family, Russia (Haus Sterr Anton)

April 2008
Our last visit in 2006 was wonderful - we didn't think it could get any better - we were wrong! The new apartments are fabulous. The folder with tourist information bursting with information - it just keeps improving! The DVD and book collections have grown. The games room with the table football, pool table and air hockey kept our boys occupied for hours. And a sauna! The views are as great as ever. And the hosts as welcoming and helpful as before but with even more local knowledge. Thank you so much for a wonderful, relaxing break - we look forward to our 3rd visit! Max, Rachel and family, Germany (Haus Peter Regen) We also had a great time in the house and surrounding area, hardly seeing the chilren who found the games room very entertaining. Thank you for a great and comfortable time.
Tim, Charlotte and family, UK

March 2008
We have booked a 2008 family Chritmas holiday staying in Bayerisch Eisenstein at Haus Sterr. This was booked from information obtained over the internet and because Christmas is very important we decided to take a short break there at the end of March. We arrived late evening and found the accommodation very welcoming, clean and warm bearing in mind that outside the temperature was -2 and the snow was about 300mm deep. When we woke the following morning the dream came alive, the views from Haus Sterr are wonderful and the surrounding area stunning. There is so much to do and the location is ideal for skiing at Arber, exploring the National Forest and local villages. We can not wait to return at Christmas and our party is continuing to grow.
John, Barbara and Family, UK (Haus Sterr Arber)

23rd March 2008
We have had a really wonderful time. The house is just beautiful - great attention to detail - loved the sauna! The home made hot cross buns were sensational. Great skiing, walking etc. The meals at the Fischerwirt, Poeschl and Pizzeria were all great. We loved the provisions store for guests which we used frequently. We will definitely be back.
Mairi & family, Scotland and Germany (Haus Sterr Regen)

2nd January 2008
We had everything we could possibly need in the apartment. The festivities we attended we so enjoyed. Christmas has never been enjoyed so much.The mayor and his deputy were very welcoming. Also enjoyed the church concert. The skiing was great, tobogganing great fun, walks through the forest so different from our lives at home. The food and drink supplies saved us on several occasions. And we thank you for the schnaps evening. You really are the benchmark for others to reach for.
Bob & family, UK

2nd January 2008
A holiday we had been looking forward to for so long turned out to be even better than expected. Fantastic hospitality coupled with very helpful advice and information on local towns and village Christmas activities. The accommodation was perfect and lovely and warm. This was a wonderful family Christmas holiday, many thanks to both of you for looking after us so well. See you in the future for the summer version.
Richard & family, UK

19th October 2007
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality - we never enjoyed a vacation as much as our Bavarian holiday. We really appreciate Martin's educational and intoxicating schnaps tasting evening. Our collective opinion is that Haus Sterr 4 deserves more than its 5 star rating. Poeschl Stuben was great and we now have a new favourite restaurant.
Janice & family, USA

17th August 2007
Probably the best holiday accommodation we have experienced - you seem to have thought of everything we might have needed and a little more too! The notes and guidance allowed us to organise our holiday in a way that allowed us to fit in as much as we could during our stay. Thanks for your consideration, it has made a real difference. This was the first holiday we have taken in this area and will now, definitely, not be the last - we look forward to a return visit in the near future. We shall return home and tell our friends about our experience - I'm sure they will now consider a trip to this beautiful area. We shall take back many memories.
Stephen, Abigail, Benjamin & Charlotte, Saddleworth, UK

14th August 2007
What can we say? Simply the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in - and we've stayed in a good few. Attention to detail, welcome and the ambience of Haus Sterr cannot be faulted. The little touches and thoughtfulness of our hosts are really appreciated. The area is very beautiful and we have had so little time to explore. We will return - and Haus Sterr will be our firm choice!
Mike, Kate, Bruce, Jonny & Sam, Kendal, England

12th August 2007
Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. We all raved about the apartment and the fact there were things to do for everyone from 17 to 79 shows just what a wonderful place this is! We also appreciated all the little details especially the info, books and DVDs. We plan to come back.
Nick, Catherine, Eve & Miriam, London/Stratford on Avon, England

30th July 2007
This has been the best holiday experience. The house is spacious and relaxing and we have been made welcome everywhere we have gone. There has been so much to do that we have not been able to fit it all in. Certainly a place to come back to again.
Jon, Anne, Kathryn & Steven, Buckinghamshire, UK

16th July 2007
Why bother with France when you can come to Bavaria? Haus Sterr is fantastic!
David, Hampshire, UK

29th October 2006
Generous! That's a word which sums up this place and you. Space - warmth - food, beer - schnaps (great stuff mate!). But also the knowledge and information you shared. We felt totally relaxed here. The apartment had absolutely everything we needed and more! We'll share it with family and friends at home in Australia so they can come and visit soon. We'd like to return in a few years to explore a bit more of the area.
Julie, Danny and kids, Australia

1st September 2006 That you for the warm and friendly welcome that awaited us after a long drive. It was so good to have Margaret and Martin's generous assistance and knowledge of th area to point us in the right direction. Thomas and Isobel rate the table tennis, James appreciated the comfy pillows and William liked the comfy corner sofa! Keith (and the rest of us) thought the Poeschl-Stuben restaurant was hard to beat. I appreciated the cleanliness of the apartment and the supply of 'goodies' in the cellar. We had great fun canoeing down the Regen river, enjoying the spectacualr views from the Arber, visiting Prague, Passau and Cesky Krumlow. A lovely place to visit, exceptionally good standard of care from our hosts. Many thanks.
The Ashbey family, Essex, England

26th August 2006 We had a lovely stay here in Haus Sterr. \the top floor apartment was extremely comfortable and well equipped. The only real problem was that the beds were so comfortable it was diffciult to resist the temptation to sleep in late every day! Everything at Haus Sterr was very professionally thought out with amazing attention to detail. This has been a great location for both sightseeing and general relaxation with some wonderful forest trails to walk through. The local restaurants also proved to be excellent and convenient to walk to and from. Thanks to Margaret and Martin for all their advice and assistance and for organising the tickets for the Dragon Slaying Festival in Fuerth im Wald, that was a real treat! We'll certainly recommend Haus Sterr to our friends.
Geoff, Claire and Jill Taylor, Amersham, England

5th August 2006 You really do know how to make a holiday special. Many thanks for all your help and good company, especially the schnaps evening. Fantastic walking here, can recommend the wine in the cellar for afterwards. Hope to see you in 2007 for skiing.
Suzanne & the Horrocks family, Newcastle

28th July 2006 Excellent accommodation - a wonderful mixture of activities - walking, sightseeing, going abroad! Swimming and excellent restaurants. Perhaps one year will fit in some skiing.
Swift family, W. Yorks

19th July 2006 - Fabulous accommodation with every little detail thought about and covered. - Beautiful scenery and lovely walks - Welcoming local community who provided great food and friendly service - Lots to do and see, in fact more than we could cover in our time here - Tennis courts on the doorstep - Interesting history and attractive buildings What more could you ask for from a relaxing and very enjoyable holiday?
Derek, Debbie and Daniel, London, UK

9th July 2006 "Thank you for the BEST holiday in Germany. Haus Sterr has the privacy and utility of self-catering, mixed with the warmth of a bead and breakfast, plus 2 very helpful and knowledgeable guides! What more could anyone ask for? This is a spectacular little corner of the world - so different from Australia. We all had a wonderful time."
Danny, Maria, Lydia & Michael, Australia (but currently in Edinburgh!)

27th May 2006 "A walkers' paradise. Every day setting off from the front door in a different direction and always finding somewhere for lunch. Nice, comfortable accommodation and nice touches such as the food and drink on arrival'"
Kelly Godwin, Manchester; Anne & Derek Reah, Newcastle

27th December 2005
"We came all the way from Australia in search of a traditional white Christmas - and that's exactly what we got. I suspect nobody does Christmas quite like the Germans. It has been everything we hoped for. This is an extraordinary part of the world and I hope the secret remains kept for many years. Haus Sterr was perfect for us. A lot of thought, work and money has been put into creating a classy but homely space for the weary holiday maker". Vince Carney, Brisbane, Australia "We found Haus Sterr via the internet and our stay was perfect. I could happily move in permanently. Thanks to Martin, I am now a big fan of schnaps, whatever it is made from (beware the one made from rocket fuel!). This has been the white Christmas we wanted". Lisa Burke, Brisbane, Australia "Germany was the last of 3 countries we visited in December 2005. We loved Paris and Italy but there is no doubt that Bayerisch Eisenstein was the place with the most value added. Our hosts were infallible, for whom no request for assistance was too much. Because of them, we knew as much as we needed to know about visiting the Czech Republic and getting to the top of the Arber mountain. We'll be back". Patrick Leo, Australia "We loved the apartment and loved the village. Our dreams of a white Christmas were well and truly realised. We especially loved the appliances (you can really cook here!) and the crockery, cutlery and glassware were beautiful. Our walks in the forest have been a delight and our evenings in blissful".
Megan Orchard, Brisbane, Australia
20th August 2005
"First real holiday found on the internet. You have a wonderful, helpful, easy to use website. Love the apartment, sleeping accommodation, modern appliances and facilities. Particularly loved the balcony on sunny mornings. We enjoyed walks in the forest and across the Czech border, day trips to Passau and Prague, fine and filling meals! You have catered well with food in the freezer and handy information about places to visit. And we bought lots of beautiful glass ornaments, animals, candle holders and vases. Would most definitely recommend."
Morden family, Fife, UK
29th June 2005
"An oasis of calm, well away from the normal hustle and bustle of the world. A lovely apartment in a perfect setting."
Noel, Marie, Eoin and Niall, Dublin, Ireland

15th June 2005
"A completely delightful stay. The flat was spotless and warm, with most every need taken care of. The hosts - as friendly and helpful as one could hope for - were at our disposal for any request. The town and environs were simply beautiful; and walks through the woods and town were wonderful. We'll remember too the friendly neighbours and the cozy community around Haus Sterr. All in all, we could not have hoped for more and were truly pleased with all aspects of your home. Thank you for your hospitality."
The Faillas, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2nd May 2005
"Having booked this apartment on the internet, we were not sure what to expect, however, we were in for a very pleasant surprise. It is situated within easy walking distance of amenities including shops, churches and a selection of good restaurants. Public transport is also easily accessible. The apartment itself is extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and with every possible need catered for, including laundry facilities. The many thoughtful touches range from tea towels and washing up liquid to basic food items and toilet rolls. There is a helpful range of literature about local facilities and activities. In addition, there are English books to read and DVDs. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful, unobtrusive but available when needed. We all agree that it far exceeds the best apartment we have ever stayed in and would like to say a big thank you to our hosts."
Keith & Sheila, Norfolk, UK


Contact us

Bavarian Forest Holidays
Hans-Watzlik-Strasse 8
94252 Bayerisch Eisenstein

(Germany) +49 (0) 9925 90 32 04
(UK) 07813 811 497 (Martin)
(Ulrike – Germany) +49 (0) 160 9171 8011



Skiing on the Arber

Forest walk

Arriving by train from the UK

Baby bear in the Bavarian Forest National Park

Cookery lesson

Bavarian Forest mountains

Martin with the first Sengzelten

Regensburg Cathedral

Rissloch falls

Our guest shop, open 24/7