Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bohemian Forest is a low mountain range in Central Europe. Geographically, the mountains extend from South Bohemia in the Czech Republic to Austria and Bavaria in Germany. They create a natural border between the Czech Republic on one side and Germany and Austria on the other. For historical reasons, the Bohemian and German sides have different names: in Czech, the Bohemian side is called umava and the Bavarian side Zadní Bavorský les, while in German, the Bohemian side is called Böhmerwald (literally, ''Bohemian Forest''), and the Bavarian side Bayerischer Wald (literally, ''Bavarian Forest''). In Czech, umava is also used as a name for the entire adjacent region in Bohemia.
Rachelsee is a lake in Bayerischer Wald, Bavaria, Germany. At an elevation of 1071 m, its surface area is 5.7 ha. The Bavarian Forest is a wooded low-mountain region in Bavaria, Germany. It extends along the Czech border and is continued on the Czech side by the umava (Bohemian Forest). Geographically the Bavarian Forest and Bohemian Forest are sections of the same mountain range. A part of the Bavarian Forest belongs to the Bavarian Forest National Park (Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald) (240 km²), established in 1970 as the first national park in Germany. Another 3008 km² belong to the Bavarian Forest Nature Park (Naturpark Bayerischer Wald), established 1967, and 1738 km² to the Eastern Bavarian Forest Nature Park (Naturpark Oberer Bayerischer Wald), established 1965.