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There is something for everyone!

Excursion destinations

Take a ride on the longest summer bobsleigh run in Saxony, try go-karting on the Raupennesthang, have fun on the adventure playground and climb through the large children's maze - the Erlebnisberg Altenberg is a place to visit.


You can enjoy the beautiful animals at the Wildpark Ostrezgebirge or the falconry show at Lauenstein Castle.


You should also explore the Botanical Garden in Schellerhau and the Georgenfeld Bog-Moor.


A ride on Germany's longest steam narrow-gauge railway from Kipsdorf through the romantic Weißeritz river valley is always something very special.


And then, on hot summer days, it is almost a must to take a dip in the fresh water of the natural swimming pools "Kleiner Galgenteich" or "Hüttenteich" or in the Lauenstein pool and let the gentle breeze blow you under the crowns of the trees.

Discover the most beautiful excursion destinations in the Eastern Ore Mountains, in the Altenberg recreational area, which is very varied.

Here you will find an overview of the most beautiful excursion destinations.

Mining Museum Altenberg

Minig museum provides a remarkable insight into the history of mining in the Ore Mountains.  Belong to the unique mountain cultural landscape, German-Czech region of Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří listed as a UNESCO - World Heritage Site.

Visitor Mine "Vereinigt Zwitterfeld zu Zinnwald"

A journey that leads you into the past – Visitor mine. Belong to the unique mountain cultural landscape, German-Czech region of Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří listed as a UNESCO - World Heritage Site.

Museum - Castle Lauenstein

High above the Müglitztal, the Schloss Lauenstein castle is picturesque view on a steep cliff. It is a jewel of Saxon Renaissance architecture.

Falconry at Lauenstein Castle

The Falconry  Schloss Lauenstein displays many different birds of prey and makes it for great family entertainment.

Wildlife Park East Ore mountains

Meet the animals at  the ZOO Wildpark Osterzgebirge (Wildlife park East Ore mountains ). Discover and learn more about the beautiful animals we have, mostly local native species, with some exotics animals. 

Altenberg ski and toboggan arena - Adventure Mountain

Welcome to the Altenberg ski and toboggan arena. However you like to get down, we are here for You. 


The Weißeritztalbahn connects three different natural regions; thus, for its landscape diversity, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful routes in Europe.


The Kahleberg is with 905 m the third highest elevation in the eastern Erzgebirge and at the same time the highest mountain in the Saxon part of this mountain range. 


The Geisingberg lies between the mining town of Altenberg and the village of Geising. It is basalt hill, 824 m above the sea level.  There are many routes leading to the top, the easiest goes from Altenberg.  Look out tower and small mountain hut with refreshment possibilty await you on the top. 

The Altenberg racing sledge and bobsleigh track SachsenEnergie-Eiskanal

With a track length of 1,413m and featuring 18 banked curves, Altenberg is one of the most demanding artificial ice racing tracks in the world. The Altenberg racing sledge and bobsleigh track is renowned for hosting national and international competitions, including European and World ...


One of our three local mountains in the Altenberg holiday region. Also known as the Knoblauchkuppe. Height: 786 m

Schellerhau Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary green oasis - the Schellerhau Botanical Garden.

Georgenfelder Bog-Moor

The Georgenfelder Hochmoor is a raised bog  in the German Ore Mountains, in Zinnwald-Georgenfeld, not far from Altenberg.

Bathing and sauna complex Raupennest

In the Johannesbad specialist clinic and health center Raupennest, everything is under one roof, with the extensive pool area and saunas.

Nature pool Galgenteich Altenberg

The idyllic natural swimming pool Kleiner Galgenteich is a real highlight, not only because of its wonderful location at the foot of the Kahleberg. Natural pool with giant water slide, children's slide, playground, beach volleyball court, nudist area and snack bar.

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