St. Englmar is located in the Bavarian forest, reflecting a countryside atmosphere with a great view of the Danube plain and the Alps. The resort is situated directly at the foot of the Predigstuhl and offers 18 ski lifts and 30 miles (49 kilometers) of cross-country slopes in winter. From springtime to fall, visitors may play tennis or go horseback riding. There are also over 75 miles (120 kilometers) of well-marked hiking trails. Passau, Regensburg, or the charming city of Straubing offer shopping opportunities.