On a curvy road up to Saxony’s highest mountains

Level

-

Route

238.6km

Duration

3:45h

Ascent

4397m

Descent

4397m

GPS Track

Best season

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

Details

Starting point of the tour

Heidersdorf, towards Olbernhau

Short description

If you enjoy driving in the mountains, then you’ll love the Ore Mountains where one curve follows the other, in particular when driving along the mountain ridge and the Czech border between Olbernhau und Oberwiesenthal.

Description

This tour leads through a nature park which is as densely wooded as no other in Germany. You’ll also go on a time travel and encounter reminders of Saxony’s history of mining which goes back more than 500 years. While moving up on the Ore Mountains ridge bit by bit and up to 1,200 metres, imagine how, deep below you, miners once digged for silver ores. The silver resources might have dried up, the fascinating scenery, however, and the unique local arts and crafts are still very much present and alive. If you’re after the best view, you should make your way up to to the 1215 metres high “Fichtelberg“ mountain. It is also ski jumper Jens Weißflog’s local mountain: The most successful German ski jumper of all time, world and olympic champion among other things, was born in the Ore Mountains.

The route also features something extra special for motorbike aficionados with one of the most eminent European motorbike collections in Augustusburg Castle above Zschopau.

More information / links

Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH

Bautzner Straße 45/47
D-01099 Dresden
tel.: +49 (0) 351 491723
fax: +49 (0) 351 4969306

mail: infoge-@sachsen-tour-schützt.de

Author

Christina Czach

Source

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Map

Elevation profile