Well-known, family-friendly climatic health resort with 8'900 inhabitants, 29 km from Cham, 33 km from Deggendorf, 45 km from Straubing. All shops, restaurants etc. in the resort. Indoor aquatic centre, sauna, solarium. Viechtach is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the Bavarian Forest. Beautifully located in the valley of the "Schwarzer Regen" river, the town is known for its mild spring - and autumn climate, caused by two ridges of the Bavarian Forest in the North and South. Viechtach and its surrounding area are also called "the green heart of the Bavarian Forest". Due to the fog-free location and little cloud cover the Institute for Applied Geodesy has opened a satellite station near Viechtach. Its logo of the "Grosser Pfahl" (geotope) and "Schwarzer Regen" river shows that Viechtach wants to offer you "a holiday amidst nature". This is why the romantic area around the Schwarzer Regen river is also called "Bavarian Canada".
Outdoor swimming pool. Canoeing. Tennis (8 outdoor courts). Minigolf. Riding. Fishing (permit required). Hiking paths. Bicycle paths, mountain bike routes. Children's playground. 31 marked round hiking paths spread over several hundred kilometres lead through the Viechtacher Land region. The Regental hiking path is 162 kilometres long (between Regensburg and Bayerisch Eisenstein) and leads directly through Viechtach. Guided quad tours (hourly-, half- or full day tours). Discover the "Biker's paradise" in the Bavarian Forest. Viechtach, Kollnburg and St. Englmar have one of the largest bike networks with more than 400 km of marked routes.
30 km cross country ski tracks in the region, ski walking paths, winter walking paths. Further ski-regions: St. Englmar at 14 km, Grosser Arber at 35 km.