Spring in the Erzgebirge, nature is awakening, the days are light longer. The perfect time for an exciting hike or varied bike tour through the Ore Mountains forests or picturesque mountain towns. Discover extraordinary stories above and below ground. With treasure map or adventure manual, fun is guaranteed for young and old!
Technology and art, games, fun or relaxation with the numerous partners of the brand "Family Vacation in Saxony" there is something going on every vacation day in the UNESCO World Heritage Region.
The family-friendly resorts of Olbernhau, Oederan, Freiberg, Eibenstock and the health resorts of Altenberg, Oberwiesenthal and Seiffen offer the best conditions to guarantee a relaxing vacation and recharge your batteries.
At the crest of the Middle Ore Mountains, lies the toy village of Seiffen. Here you can go on an exciting journey of discovery every day. During a visit to the show workshops and manufactories, you can immerse yourself in the unique world of artisans & toy manufacturers and experience traditional craftsmanship up close.
During a tour of idyllic Seiffen, the toy museum, the open-air museum and the church also invite you to explore and linger. The summer toboggan run with attached model train exhibition and an adventure playground are also enjoyed by young and old. The beautiful landscape around the toy village in the valley basin can be enjoyed on the well-marked hiking trails. Seiffen also has an optimal and year-round signposted mountain bike trail network.www.seiffen.de
Centrally located in Saxony, at the foot of the Ore Mountains, you will find the silver city of Freiberg. But why go far when there is so much to discover in and around Freiberg? How about an exciting tour with the Silver City Railway through the historic old town, a visit to Freiberg Cathedral or the largest mineral exhibition in the world, the terra mineralia.
A real adventure is the entrance to the Freiberg silver mine. At a depth of 150m you can discover the "underground" Freiberg and experience mining up close. In the city and mining museum as well as the Silbermann House there are great hands-on offers for the whole family. The Johannisbad provides bathing fun in any weather. More than 170 animals and two playgrounds invite you to a relaxed tour in Freiberg's zoo, where there is a lot to observe.www.freiberg.de
Embedded in a beautiful landscape, Oederan is located at the gateway to the Ore Mountains. The historically interesting townscape is characterized by the silhouette of the town church. A big attraction for guests from near and far is the "Little Ore Mountains", the oldest miniature park in the world. Here, almost 200 true-to-scale models of famous sights not only of the Ore Mountains are displayed.
Directly in the center of the town is DIE WEBEREI | Museum Oederan, which is one of the most modern weaving museums in Germany. Weaving technology from two centuries offers an insight into the weaving craft. There are many opportunities for active recreation, for example, on the Gahlenz golf course, on numerous well-marked hiking trails, which are also suitable for cycling tours, in the adventure pool or in the family and adventure world.www.oederan.de
In the middle of the Ore Mountains, the town on the border with Bohemia offers numerous experiences. Experience hiking, cycling, swimming fun, winter sports and wood art together. Visit four museums, the Variabel theater, the Stockhausen play world and toy manufacturers. Stay with friendly hosts, e.g. in the vacation settlement "Am Bierwiesenteich".
The symbolic figure of the town is the "Olbernhauer Reiterlein". It tells about the history of the toy makers and is present in many places of the town. The little rider belongs to Olbernhau, like the World Heritage Site Saigerhütte or the affectionate name "City of the 7 Valleys". Who counts more exactly will discover much more than seven valleys and who visits the Saigerhütte will discover 22 world heritage components in it. Everyone who buys a product made of original Erzgebirge wood art will find the little horseman on it as a trademark. It is the trademark of the Association of Erzgebirge Craftsmen and Toymakers e.V. Olbernhau - here is a vacation for the whole family!www.olbernhau.de
In Eibenstock there is always something to experience! Great adventure offers for the whole family await you, among others, the "Badegärten" with indoor swimming pool, giant slide and water attractions as well as the riding facility "Am Gerstenberg". It gets exciting in "Wurzelrudis Erlebniswelt", a mysterious adventure playground, which can only be reached with the help of a rocket. The large climbing castle can be conquered via underground passages or a drawbridge, and a fairytale fountain even releases water that can be used to wash out treasures. Things get racy on Saxony's longest all-weather bobsled run with several jumps and constantly changing views. It is also great fun to find your way out of the maze before your parents do. From the observation tower on the Bühl, you also have an impressive panoramic view of the city and the dam.www.eibenstock.de
Whether sporty or relaxed, whether on foot or by bike, the vacation region of Altenberg is a special experience for the whole family at any time of the year - 365 days a year. In addition to the longest summer toboggan run in Saxony, adventure playgrounds, a Deval Kart track and a large climbing park for children, the Osterzgebirge Wildlife Park with many native animal species provides variety. Also worth seeing are the botanical garden in Schellerhau and the Georgenfeld high moor in Zinnwald. Insider tips are a ride on the Weißeritztalbahn and the experience of mining above and below ground as well as a visit to the castle in Lauenstein.
On warm summer days, the natural swimming pools are a place for fun and relaxation. All year round the bathing and sauna area in the health center "Raupennest" invites you to relax. Wintertime, that means sports and recreation. The extensive network of cross-country ski trails, ski touring trails and winter hiking trails invites you to extensive tours through the snow-covered winter forest. Alpine descents, tobogganing fun, ice skating or a leisurely horse-drawn sleigh ride - there is something for everyone here.www.altenberg.de
Enjoy the wonderful landscape of the Fichtelberg area and its surroundings. Hike through untouched nature and discover the beauty of the Ore Mountains. You can stop along the hiking trails in one of the numerous restaurants, where Erzgebirge delicacies and cool drinks are waiting for you. Pure recreational fun awaits you on the summer toboggan run or on the longest fly-line in the world. Experience pure thrills and fun on the 1,500 m long descent.
Somewhat calmer and more contemplative is a ride under steam, with the puffing Fichtelbergbahn. Exciting destinations await you here in both summer and winter. Please don't forget to pack your children's passport, because many worthwhile destinations can be found right next door - with our Czech neighbors.www.oberwiesenthal.de
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