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Rinchnach is the oldest settlement in the central Bavarian Forest area. The village was founded in 1011 by a Benedictine monk, St. Gunther. Culture and traditions are particularly carefully preserved here. Also the architectural treasures of the village.
Rinchnach lies right in the middle of the Bavarian Forest, in a broad valley where 2 streams come together. The towns of Zwiesel and Regen as well as the Bavarian Forest National Park are close by.
The former monastery church which dominates the skyline in the village is the most beautiful baroque church in the Bavarian Forest and, together with the idyllically situated pilgrimage chapel Frauenbrünnl in the Rinchnach forest, make popular excursion destinations.
A walk to these destinations can be accompanied by fortification in the one of the many inns and restaurants in the village, serving everything from hearty Bavarian cuisine to wholefoods.
Festivals in Honour of St. Gunther
The people of Rinchnach love to celebrate. Particular highlights are the Großes Wolfauslassen taking place every year on 10th November, the carriage procession with some 50 horse drawn carriages on the last Sunday in June, the traditional St. Gunther Fest at the end of June, the big horse drawn sledge race at New Year and the Gunther Pageant. The Pageant takes place every few years and tells the story of Rinchnach on an impressive open air stage.
No Boredom Here!
There are theatrical evenings in summer, guest skittles competitions, curling tournaments, herb walks, tours of farms, apiaries, quarries and saw mills, churches, guided walks, horse and cart rides, walking festivals, church concerts, plays, painting and craft afternoons for children and parents, garden parties and church festivals.