Photo: Tourist-Info-Büro Mitarbeiter, Tourist-Information Altenberg
The mountain town of Altenberg is located at an altitude of 750 m in the eastern Ore Mountains. The town is located 3 km north of the ridge of the Ore Mountains, which is characterized as a plateau in the border area with the Czech Republic. Striking ridges are, for example, the basalt Geisingberg (824 m) or the highest mountain in the eastern Ore Mountains, Kahleberg (905 m).
The terrain cure walking paths are circular trails, leading mainly through the southern areas around the Galgenteich ponds, Kahleberg and Raupennest. Further to the Georgenfeld plateau and the Zinnwald and in the west to Schellerhau. The maximum difference in altitude of the routes is approximately 900 m on the Kahleberg and approximately 710 m east towards Geising. This area is characterized by extensive spruce forests. Spacious meadows and open areas are located to the north and east to the neighboring town of Geising.