An eventful hike with the dog on the Lusen from Landhotel Haus Waldeck in Mitterfirmiansreut, likes taking guests with dogs, it is not far located directly on the border of the National Park. “From the village of forest houses it goes beyond the so-called summer route” high at the Summit, where at the end of the stairway to heaven “waits, a stone stairway. On the Lusengipfel, you will be rewarded by a wonderful all-round panoramic view. The Summit area is fully occupied with granite boulders, who according to legend were piled by the devil on a gold treasure. This block sea is one of the most interesting geological features of Bavaria. It is worth pausing on the Lusen, maybe take a little rest in the managed Lusenschutzhaus. And to contemplate what feature has accompanied a during the ascent to block sea: the many thousands dead pine trees. Mid-1980 and in the 1990’s it came here by violent storms to many wind breaks in the forest, the sudden favourable living conditions created for the bark beetle.
Numerous spruce trees to the victims fell. Because the Lusen in the middle of the National Park, Deadwood has not been removed. Let nature be nature in accordance with the guideline”, there are no procedures in the area, and so the walkers will witness a special natural spectacle. Under the protection of dead trees already young Rowan, spruce and beech trees grow and form a Europe-wide unique wild forest”. This is natural and rich in species, he will be one day the usual monotonous forests with their native timber far superior, say the proponents of the National Park concept.
The mass appearance of bark beetle had led violent conflict in the region, feared because adjacent forest farmers in the face of the bark beetle to its portfolio. Meanwhile, the old coniferous forest cultures are largely dead, the bark beetle numbers go back. “And an expert said: the bark beetle is not from a pest, but rejuvenated forest.” On the Lusengipfel can you admire philosophical thoughts about the becoming and passing. The day then dies in the cosy atmosphere of the Landhotel Haus Waldeck, a three star comfort Hotel. Provided is for master and dog. Haus Waldeck is located at the quiet end of town, immediately behind the House a 600 square metre dog course with tournament-agility equipment extends. The nearby meadows, forests, and trails are ideal for the short run, the medium walk or the long walk with the dog. At the hotel, guests have the opportunity to place their dogs in the room or in one of the 12 animal-friendly cattery.