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Glittering slopes and forests - winter hiking in the Ore Mountains

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Glittering slopes and forests - winter hiking in the Ore Mountains

Hiking Collection by Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V.

8

Tours

21:41 h

48.1 mi

5,200 ft

The untouched nature of the Ore Mountains is a delight in winter. Blankets of snow glistening in the sun, a dusting of white on the trees, icy streams and fantastic vantage points form a true winter wonderland. On a winter hike you can leave your everyday life behind, improve your mental and physical health and get to know the Erzgebirge at its best – in its white dress.

More than 5,000 kilometres (3,000 mi) of marked hiking trails lead through this cultural and historic landscape. You can also discover traces of its industrial heritage, hiking past mine shafts or former slagheaps, climbing observation towers to survey the land and by visiting unique museums. Both winter hiking beginners and fit winter sports enthusiasts will find perfect conditions for beautiful Tours here.

In this Collection, there are eight different winter hikes where you’ll discover wide vistas, tranquil forest paths and interesting Highlights. Depending on the snow and trail conditions, you can walk the routes with hiking boots or snowshoes. Cosy inns provide the necessary pit stops and serve as an opportunity to warm up. The varied adventure found in the Ore Mountains make them a real winter hiking paradise!

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    Seiffen Museums in Winter – winter hiking in the Ore Mountains

    Intermediate
    02:04
    4.62 mi
    2.2 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This winter circular hike combines the enjoyment of the landscape with culture: You can visit the open-air museum and the toy museum in Seiffen. The route, which is a good seven kilometers long, runs mainly on side roads and gravel paths and is therefore easy to walk on with normal hiking shoes. You

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  • Difficult
    05:13
    11.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This sporty winter hike takes you around a town that is aptly named Schneeberg. Depending on the snow conditions, snowshoes can be an advantage on some sections of the almost 19-kilometer route, which offers wonderful views of the snow-covered landscape. Starting from the beautiful market square in Schneeberg

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  • Easy
    01:40
    3.74 mi
    2.2 mph
    275 ft
    475 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The planetary hiking trail is wonderful to walk on at any time of the year and provides young and old with interesting facts about our solar system. Depending on the snow conditions, the tour can also be undertaken with snowshoes. It starts on the outskirts of Ehrenfriedersdorf, where the planet trail

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  • Easy
    01:11
    2.87 mi
    2.4 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This relaxed winter hike takes you around the 831 meter high peak of the Pöhlberg, just outside Annaberg-Buchholz. Since the route runs mainly in open terrain, it is very suitable for snowshoes. You start at the parking lot not far from the wildlife enclosure and hike across snow-covered fields to the

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  • Intermediate
    04:06
    9.17 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    What could be nicer than hiking through a glittering winter forest? This circular tour around the Markersbach upper basin offers you exactly that - with winter hiking boots or snowshoes on your feet. From the Hundsmartereinkehr parking lot, you go to the top of the dam, from which you have a wonderful

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  • Intermediate
    02:12
    4.81 mi
    2.2 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The idyllic Rabenauer Grund is worth a hike at any time of the year - in winter you will find impressive formations of snow and ice in the forest valley of the Rote Weisseritz. From the train station Freital-Cossmannsdorf it goes directly to the snowy Rabenauer Grund. The silence along the Rote Weisseritz

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  • Intermediate
    02:20
    5.13 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Two wintry peaks, many snow-covered paths and several places to stop for refreshments await you on this winter hike. Starting from the tourist information at Altenberg train station, you enter the glittering landscape. The first ascent takes you to the 824 meter high Geisingberg, on which there is an

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  • Intermediate
    02:55
    6.12 mi
    2.1 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This winter hike, which is almost ten kilometers long, takes you to the Fichtelberg, which is popular with winter sports enthusiasts and is the highest peak in Saxony. Snowshoes can sometimes be an advantage if there is a lot of snow. From the market, or alternatively from the train station, in Oberwiesenthal

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    48.1 mi
  • Duration
    21:41 h
  • Elevation
    5,200 ft

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