Diversity. The beauty of the austere, scenic landscape, the climate of the uplands, abundant cultural opportunities, many chances for new experiences for young and old, extensive lodging capacities (22,500 beds in over 500 commercial establishments) as well as a wealth of sports activities, including cycling, horseback riding and skiing are all important elements the richness of the Erzgebirge region as the perfect site for your holiday.
On the move. In the Erzgebirge, things are in motion-there is a steam-powered light railway, mine tramways and the oldest aerial cableway in Germany. Here you can travel in exciting, unusual ways. Also, you’ll be able to go very high up into the Ore Mountains. There are a number of observation towers, climbing rocks and climbing gardens awaiting the climbing enthusiast who just wants to get to the top.
Water fun. Opportunities for fun in the water come in all sizes in the Erzgebirge. In earlier times, water power served as a motor for the mountain people, and today it is the year-round catalyst for active persons seeking enjoyment and for persons who are convalescing. There are recreational and spa baths, “open-air” outdoor swimming pools and artificial lakes. Come to the Erzgebirge and experience them for yourself!
Historical. Every region has its own history. The Erzgebirge are particularly rich in this respect. In our region, you can experience history up close and personal – in six fortresses and castles, several dozen museums, churches and more than 15 mines that are open to tourists. Get to know the friendly residents of the Erzgebirge at concerts, at the theatre, at festivals and also in places that are far off the beaten path.
Magical. The old traditions and secrets of the people who live in the Erzgebirge especially come alive at Christmas time. A special magic radiates here, leaving a special sparkle in the eyes of both children and adults. Because the slopes and valleys throughout the entire Erzgebirge region have deep snow, the hearts of winter sports enthusiasts also beat faster as well.
In the Erzgebirge, it’s holiday season all year round. Come and simply let yourself be surprised!