Nature & Outdoor Activities

Erzgebirge Mountains/Vogtland Nature Park

Montanregion Erzbegirge: Hiking ©Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V. (Renée Gaens)

This nature park in the south-west of Saxony stretches from Schönberg in Vogtland to Frauenstein in the eastern Ore Mountains. Germany's highest town, the spa resort of Oberwiesenthal, is situated on the Fichtelberg mountain, which reaches a height of 1,215 metres above sea level.

The Ore Mountains/Vogtland region features areas covered with hedges, rocks and trees as well as moors, mountain pastures, wetlands, forests and old mining tunnels. Rare species of flora and fauna call this area their home, including pygmy owls, black grouse, kingfishers, freshwater pearl mussels, tiger lilies, arnica, gentian and orchids. Hiking trails, cycle paths, bridle paths and ski runs cover hundreds of kilometres through forests and brook valleys. The Schöneck, Klingenthal/Mühlleithen, Carlsfeld/Johanngeorgenstadt, Oberwiesenthal, Seiffen and Cämmerswalde/Holzhau ski resorts thrive thanks to the guarantee of snowy weather in the region.

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