Lusen is a mountain between Bavaria/Germany and Plzeň Region/Czech Republic) at the Bavarian Forest (National Park).


The Lusen mountain, 1,360m in height, is a rather popular winter destination. Due to strong winds in the rather unprotected area, snow and ice turns the landscape in surreal icy sculptures. The extinct trees due to the bark beetle makes the area look rather dead, although it is still a breathing and living area.

The Bavarian Forest together with the adjacent Bohemian Forest at the German/Czech border is a wooded low-mountain area. It is the largest protected forest area in central Europe.

Lusen, Bavarian Forest, Germany