On the trail of wood art and mining – Adventure hiking in the Erzgebirge
Hiking in the Erzgebirge means pure enjoyment of leisure time in a wonderful untouched nature. Deep forests with first class signposted trails, idyllic river valleys and airy heights. Enjoy the romantic mountain world with its gorgeous views – and all that without hard trying. The mountains of the Erzgebirge are stately, gentle and green, but not alpine. That makes hiking wonderfully relaxed even for the older generation or families with children. For those who like it a bit more demanding, of course will get their money’s worth as in the Erzgebirge you will always have the choice whether you want to go up- and downhill or take an easy trail on the ridge or walk along a lovely valley.
The region invites to numerous discoveries which can be explored on the hiking tours. Walk in the footsteps of the mining industry which shaped the Erzgebirge over many centuries. Old tunnels, visitor mines and magnificent mountain towns still bear witness the wealth of the region. Today nutcrackers and smoking men, wooden miners and angels, pyramids and candle arches carry out the message of the Erzgebirge into the world. In and around Seiffen numerous workshops invite for a look behind the scenes. Just move from one workshop to the other workshop and have a look over the shoulders of the hardworking artisans.
Many pretty inns and taverns provide a refreshment along the hiking trails and this in almost every village. Everywhere you can discover exciting leisure offers, which can be integrated into varied program on a family hike – from the summer toboggan run to the petting zoo. We are happy to give you advises and tips how to make a hike through the Erzgebirge to your very personally highlight.