Family Hiking Trail: “Trail of the Planets“

Level

easy

Route

6km

Duration

1:30h

Ascent

130m

Descent

72m

GPS Track

Best season

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Details

Starting point of the tour

Ehrenfriedersdorf, respectively Zeiss Planetarium Drebach

Ending point of the tour

Ehrenfriedersdorf, respectively Zeiss Planetarium Drebach

Description

This “Trail of the Planets“ connects the two towns of Ehrenfriedersdorf and Drebach. Start your hike at the “sun“ in Ehrenfriedersdorf or at “Pluto” at the planetarium in Drebach. You’ll get a realistic impression of distances and sizes within the solar system because everything on the trail is to scale.

More information / links

Zeiss Planetarium und Volkssternwarte Drebach
Milchstraße 1
09430 Drebach
Tel. 037341 7435
Fax 037341 49516
kontaktge-@sternwarte-drebach-schützt.de
www.sternwarte-drebach.de

Author

Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V.

Source

Logo Greifensteinregion

Arrival

Public transport

Bus number 232 from Zschopau or Thum to Drebach, stop “Schule“ (school), three minutes walking or stop “Erbgericht“, eight minutes walking

Train: Take the Chemnitz-Bärenstein/Weipert line (“Erzgebirgsbahn“) and get off at Scharfenstein, then continue by bus (number 232) to Drebach (only during the week).

During the weekend, take the Chemnitz-Bärenstein line (Weipert) and get off at Warmbad, then continue on foot (approx. 5 kilometres).

Approach

Via B 95: The junction for Drebach is in Ehrenfriedersdorf.

Via B 174: From Zschopau to Scharfenstein and Drebach

Via B 101: The junction for Drebach is between Gehringswalde and Schönbrunn.

Parking

Zeiss Planetarium in Drebach, Seifentalstraße in Ehrenfriedersdorf
Alternatively at “Ehrenfriedersdorfer Höhe“ (half-way through the trail)

Map

Elevation profile